bahama wrote:studylaw7 wrote:there are few at hbs with 0 work experience, i.e., straight from college, although HBS initiated the 2+2 program not too long ago. there are many with 2 yrs experience or less at HBS. many of the top firms have 2 year programs at the end of which employees apply to MBA programs. I'm sure HBS has more people with 2+ years experience than KSG, but the difference is not so significant that if I had 2 years experience, I would think my chances at KSG are much greater than at HBS.
I'll also add that HBS is trending downward in age. The average age keeps decreasing.
From the HBS website they had 16 people with less than 2yrs work and 130 with 2 yrs. Out of a class of about 940.
The MPP progam at Kennedy had a higher % of folks with 0-2 yrs than HBS. One probably has a better chance of getting into the MPP if they have limited experience.
Both schools have a ton of people with 3-4 yrs exp. The MPA programs at the Kennedy school tend a little older and have a reputation for being more selective than the MPP.
The Kennedy School actually has more people in their 30s and 40s because of their mid-career programs.
uhhh...isnt' the general message still the same? average length of work experience is similar for both hbs and ksg? it's obviously not identical, but it's similar. Both seem to target people with 2-3 years experience. I'm not too sure KSG necessarily has more people in their 30s and 40s, though. I think both hbs and ksg have a very limited number of such people but due to hbs' size I think their total number is greater.