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Has anyone done it, how easy was it to get selected?

What was it like studying, living and working in NYC?

I'm thinking of applying as it works out a lot cheaper than doing Postgraduate here.
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Yo buddy- I was looking at this programme also. Although I can't apply until at least a year or so- i wanted to know what others thought about it too?! Any more information?
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Yo buddy- I was looking at this programme also. Although I can't apply until at least a year or so- i wanted to know what others thought about it too?! Any more information?
Hey Same, I want to start it in 2013 so will apply in 2012... As I need a year's relevant experience to apply. Although for this term it went down to 3 months only needed. Need money to start it though. Would deffo apply as it seems worth it. x
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It is not a free placement either. Although accommodation is included and you get a $1,000 living allowance every month, registering for the postgraduate certificate costs a total of £6,100.
People who opt for the full MBA face even higher bills: £2,500 and a further $32,000 to cover their 12 months in New York and then four additional months in Asia.
Not only that, you have to pay for your own flights and J1 visa expenses before you set foot on a plane.


from
http://www.workingabroadmagazine.com...d-in-new-york/
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A friend of mine is on the scheme and is currently working at an ad-agency in NY - it costs a HUGE amount of money however, and the accommodation they give (in my friends case in Queens) is dreadful according to him.
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My sister is on this scheme and is LOVING it at the moment.
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What's the Business NYC Postgrad qualification like, how hard are the modules and how are they assessed? I presume that the UK grade system is used?
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What's the Business NYC Postgrad qualification like, how hard are the modules and how are they assessed? I presume that the UK grade system is used?
Same UK grade system used for postgraduate. Its also very well respected as PG studies are deemed better in the US than the UK overall (whereas Undergraduate studies are better in the UK than the US overall).
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Same UK grade system used for postgraduate. Its also very well respected as PG studies are deemed better in the US than the UK overall (whereas Undergraduate studies are better in the UK than the US overall).
Thanks but do ya have a source for the latter bit? I am wondering how difficult the qualification is with MB as it is also full time working. So if anyone knows what the modules are like..

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I would check the website to confirm, or give them a call.
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Ah MB sites updated, sweet!
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Does anyone think that the requirements/ cost of MB NYC scheme may be harsher or increase, if I want to start it in 2013?
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(Original post by *mMmMm*)
I have the grades to get in, am working now for a year which directly relates to my degree and the MB experience requirements... I hope £10k of my savings is enough for this NYC scheme, including the price paid to do the scheme and pocket money. I am presuming it would be enough, as accommodation is included with living allowance... I won't be coming home to the UK if I get in as it is too costly, people would have to come visit me in the US. I won't be travelling much or going out much either if it is too expensive. I'd be working and studying v. hard on this scheme, going out socialising lots but with a v. tight budget and balancing going out and having fun well with serious stuff. So far, looking into the travel costs, it would work out cheaper than being in London, as here to travel costs a lot just to go to and fro work journey and imagine how much it would cost not being a student in London. It is cheaper to travel on PATH or whatever it is called NYC/ NJ train system. Also I'd be buying cheap booze in bulk or happy hours, keeping to pubs/ bars. Finding whatever student discount is available there and promotions. I don't eat that much or go to the gym so I think I could manage easily but I do drink a lot, may have to cut down on booze budget or something. Also I already know a few Americans, can easily make friends. Does anyone think that the requirements/ cost of MB NYC scheme may be harsher or increase, if I want to start it in 2013? If I can't afford it still and think that £10-12k may not be enough then I may work another extra year.
I'm also looking at doing this internship. My parents are going to pay the fees, but I'm trying to save up at the moment for spending money as I don't want to be in New York and be poor!

Can I just ask what experience you're getting? Which type of internship do you want to do?
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(Original post by *mMmMm*)
Hey Same, I want to start it in 2013 so will apply in 2012... As I need a year's relevant experience to apply. Although for this term it went down to 3 months only needed. Need money to start it though. Would deffo apply as it seems worth it. x
Yo buddy- I think I might apply this year- to join the August 2012 intake. I graduate from uni June 2012 and just want to get started really...with my life lol. Will save up money during the year.. Also im pretty sure the 1 year work exp requirement is now only like 3 months so that should be cool anyway..
It sounds like an AMAZING scheme! join in too!
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I'm also looking at doing this internship. My parents are going to pay the fees, but I'm trying to save up at the moment for spending money as I don't want to be in New York and be poor!

Can I just ask what experience you're getting? Which type of internship do you want to do?
marketing/ HR
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I'm half way through applying for the march 2012 in new york but have just realised its shared bedrooms... Is nobody else worried about not being able to like bring girls back and stuff? The education/work experience seems cool and that but if im honest a big perk was outrageous american women who love the british accent... and theres the risk if you dont get on with the person your rooming with, for a whole year, regardless of the lack of privacy in itself... im 23 not 18 like, bit old to be sharing a room
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Hi!

I've recently returned to the UK after completing the MB program... and i loved it!

Don't get me wrong, at first it was a MAJOR adjustment. I'd never shared a room with anyone, let alone someone I'd just met! But, you have the option of moving flats halfway through the year. I was fortunate enough to get on EXTREMELY well with both my room-mate and the other Sept in our flat, so we decided to stick together for the whole year. Aside from the flat, it took a little while to get used to the amount you got paid too. But you def don't need to worry about not being able to make the most out of your year in NYC. As an MB you become VERY resourceful - free events, open bars, groupon etc.

The work experience is great and the studying part isn't all that hard tbh. For the PGC you have 1 class a week, which is usually around 2hrs long. If you've already done Management as part of your degree, you should be fine tbh.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask
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Hi!

I've recently returned to the UK after completing the MB program... and i loved it!

Don't get me wrong, at first it was a MAJOR adjustment. I'd never shared a room with anyone, let alone someone I'd just met! But, you have the option of moving flats halfway through the year. I was fortunate enough to get on EXTREMELY well with both my room-mate and the other Sept in our flat, so we decided to stick together for the whole year. Aside from the flat, it took a little while to get used to the amount you got paid too. But you def don't need to worry about not being able to make the most out of your year in NYC. As an MB you become VERY resourceful - free events, open bars, groupon etc.

The work experience is great and the studying part isn't all that hard tbh. For the PGC you have 1 class a week, which is usually around 2hrs long. If you've already done Management as part of your degree, you should be fine tbh.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask
That's great news, well done, glad you enjoyed it! Do you get to select any modules?

Does anyone think that the fees may rise after 2012?

Thanks x
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Who is applying for the August 2012 intake??

I'm considering going for a law placement. Anyone know much about that??

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is this worth it?

im a first class engineer from imperial, finding it hard to get in banking, is this program worth it?
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