Chicago: The Ins and Outs of Getting In

Stacey Kole, the B-school's deputy dean, and a current student discuss strategies for applicants and what to expect, once accepted

Stacey Kole is the deputy dean for the full-time MBA program at BusinessWeek's No. 2 B-school in 2002, Chicago Graduate School of Business. Kole will be deeply involved in admissions until early 2005, when the school plans to hire a new associate dean for student recruitment and admissions. But she's no stranger to Chicago, having earned her Ph.D. there in 1992. On Sept. 27, Kole and second-year MBA Heather Briggs, who's also president of the school's Graduate Business Council, fielded questions from audience members and BusinessWeek Online's Mica Schneider. Following are edited excerots of their conversation:

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