Admissions Advice

Linda B. Meehan, assistant dean and executive director of MBA admissions and financial aid at Columbia University's business school


Among BusinessWeek's top-10 MBA programs for the eighth time is Columbia University's business school. It's becoming increasingly selective, accepting just 15% of its applicants to the class of 2005. So, if you want to snag a seat at Columbia, you don't want to miss this event. In a live chat on Thursday, Dec. 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EST), we're heading straight to the source: Linda B. Meehan, assistant dean and executive director of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid at Columbia Business School. She'll take your questions and offer advice on everything from GMAT scores to essays.

Before arriving at Columbia University, Meehan managed a hardware business. In 1989, she began her tenure with Columbia University first in admissions at the Fu School for Engineering and then in undergraduate admissions. She joined the business school in 1993 and was promoted to associate dean in 1995.

Your co-hosts for this live chat will be Jack Dierdorff (BWJack), consulting editor of BusinessWeek Online and former managing editor of the magazine, and Francesca Di Meglio (FrancescaBW), BW Online's reporter covering business schools.

Hope to see you there!

BusinessWeek Online rotates chat days and times so that everyone has a chance to tune in. If you can't attend a live event, you can send Francesca Di Meglio questions for the guest in advance, and she'll try to pose as many as she can. Please use the subject line "Columbia Chat." Or, you may simply read the transcript that we post afterward.

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