29 responses

  1. Sherry Shaffer
    July 11, 2011

    I just found out about this option. Is this for fall admission 2011? I’m very interested, but this fall would be difficult to swing as I am out of state.

    • Jodi Schafer
      Jodi Schafer
      July 11, 2011

      Hi Sherry – Yes, this is for fall 11. Although this is a tight turn around we have had prospective students taking advantage of the opportunity. If you’d like to talk directly to discuss the possibility of moving forward, I can be reached at 319-335-0864.

      • Richard Webster
        July 14, 2011

        It is an interesting idea! But I fear that it encourages something that serves a very limited purpose in business, and fosters a further inability to communicate at a basic human level. It seems to support what we keep hearing about these days, “The dumbing down” that universities are having to do to accommodate the average student’s abilities today.

      • Jodi Schafer
        Jodi Schafer
        July 15, 2011

        Thanks for your comments, Richard. Keep in mind, the applicants still have to meet our academic criteria, submit a GMAT score, write one essay, and interview with the program. This is just another way to evaluate the candidates. Also, the ideal tweet will lead us to other social media sites where hopefully the candidate will show us more about themselves through video, a web page, blogs, etc. This will potentially further showcase their writing skills for evaluation.

  2. Dan Rosenblum
    July 13, 2011

    Hi Lydia and Jodi,

    I really am enamored by this idea !

    We met for dinner at the Time Warner Center in Fall 2008, I am graduating from NYU Stern EMBA on July 30th.

    I REALLY hope you will publish the winning Tweet ! The winner’s Tweet after finding out should be interesting too! The application MBA “Tweet” is a new form of writing ! I told MaryJane Boland and Janet at NYU EMBA of this, Mary Jane analogizes it to Haiku!

    Great idea!
    Best,
    Dan

    • Jodi Schafer
      Jodi Schafer
      July 15, 2011

      Thanks Dan! Congratulations on your EMBA!

  3. Walter Ramirez
    July 14, 2011

    I just read about this scholarship on Yahoo! Very clever! I don’t plan on applying for an MBA program until 2012. Hope you guys reprise then.

    Best of luck to the candidates!

    Walter

  4. bobby ricohermoso
    July 15, 2011

    Coz im an exceptional individual who strives hard to get what I want when I want it whatever it takes

  5. Maricel Zafra
    July 15, 2011

    So sad it’s not open to non US resident. :(

    • Jodi Schafer
      Jodi Schafer
      July 15, 2011

      Hi Maricel: We will most likely be doing something similar where international students can participate in 2012! More to come.

  6. d3so
    July 15, 2011

    I’m currently in the healthcare field but am seriously considering venturing into getting a business degree. I would love to enter but I assume I’m far from meeting any qualifications.
    If someone would direct me on how I can get started on the path to an MBA program, I’d greatly appreciate it. You may contact me by email here: admin@d3so.com
    Thank you!

    • Fine, Lydia J
      Fine, Lydia J
      July 19, 2011

      D3so, we’ll reach out via email. :)

  7. Petar
    July 15, 2011

    I am sure you can grab lots of attention and visibility by tricking “prospective” students to tweet their way to a full-ride scholarship, but where is the real merit – why do people try several times to score above 720 on GMAT, and spend extra year in Bachelor’s program to increase their GPA that will give them a better chance to obtain a Full scholarship. Instead, I just need to spend one summer reading and practicing short form of conversation aka Tweeting. I am looking for a good school with strong MBA and Doctor’s Programs and I am sure you’ve got more than one full-scholarship – I’ll just pass this “tweeting opportunity”

    • Fine, Lydia J
      Fine, Lydia J
      July 19, 2011

      No one MBA program is right for everyone. I hope you find what you’re looking for, Petar! Best of luck to you! :)

  8. Mike Loughran
    July 15, 2011

    Hey, Lydia – Does my entry have to be in “TWEET” language? I mean, do you want SOCIAL discourse or BUSINESS language? Do I NEED a Twitter account? Is this 140 characters ALREADY??? ;)

    • Jodi Schafer
      Jodi Schafer
      July 15, 2011

      Hi Mike: I’m responding for Lydia today. She is enjoying some vacation. It is fine for the tweet to be in tweet language. We expect the abbreviations and other tweet language given the character constraints. Good luck!

  9. Larry Grouse
    July 15, 2011

    So as I understand it, I can have a link to a full bio/pics/video right from the tweet, right?

    • Fine, Lydia J
      Fine, Lydia J
      July 19, 2011

      Yes, absolutely!

  10. Harsh Khaitan
    July 23, 2011

    Hi,

    I am interested for full time MBA starting in 2012. When does the application start. ?
    Also how much time does the admission committee take to review an application?

    Thanks very much in advance

    Harsh

    • Fine, Lydia J
      Fine, Lydia J
      July 25, 2011

      Harsh, you can apply for 2012 anytime after September 1st; we’ll begin returning decisions in December, but can return a sooner decision if it’s necessary for the applicant. The amount of time can vary depending on how long it takes to get all the official documents in hand. You can also email me — lydia-fine (at) uiowa (dot) edu — and I can answer your questions with more specificity there. :)
      Thanks for your interest!

  11. MD. Zulfikar
    July 25, 2011

    I thought this opportunity is for student from all over the world. Please if possible keep this in mind for next time. I was very much excited to tweet the answer that was moving in my mind.

    • Fine, Lydia J
      Fine, Lydia J
      July 25, 2011

      Zulfikar, we are adding the Tweet to our application for the 2012 admissions cycle, so all applicants, both domestic and international, will have a chance to participate. We had to limit this opportunity only to domestic candidates because of the time constraints with obtaining a visa. Thanks for your interest!

  12. Bruce Alan Burns
    July 26, 2011

    Lydia/Jodi, just a note to let you know I made positive comments about this unique twist on an MBA application on my business blog at writespecialties.com. Hope you get a chance to read the post. Best of luck with the results, Bruce B.

  13. Rajeeb
    July 27, 2011

    Hey, This seems really a great idea. I am sure the competition would be very challenging and fun at the same time. Wish if I could participate in this contest as I am planning do my MBA. Unfortunately, the competition is not open to international candidates! Anyway, it’s great idea and I am sure the best will win.

    Regards,
    Rajeeb
    India

    • Fine, Lydia J
      Fine, Lydia J
      July 27, 2011

      Rajeeb,
      We weren’t able to open it up to international candidates because of the time required to secure a visa. But for the Fall 2012 application cycle, all applicants will have the opportunity to use a Tweet in lieu of an essay question!
      Check back next Friday, August 5th, when we announce the winner.

  14. Randi
    August 8, 2011

    What a wonderful opportunity for someone! I wish I had come upon this blog post before August 4th!!

  15. Uday Salunkhe
    September 6, 2011

    Doing an MBA is very importent in todays arena. But doing it from the best college is more important. Take your time, get experience and then opt for MBA it surely helps.

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    January 5, 2013

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