For decades, women and under-represented minorities were rarely found taking part in MBA programs. Once the world figured out the value of a diverse marketplace and boardroom, however, the tables began to turn. There is now no better time to apply if you fall in one of these categories.
Now that applications have been released, it's time to get serious about your approach. The moves you make now could impact not only your admissions decisions, but also your workload over the next few months.
Risk and reward are directly related. While you would rarely ever risk it all on one opportunity, when it comes to applying to business school, great reward can sometimes be found by betting on one single school.
Standing out in the application process at business schools requires a conveyance of your unique position in the universe, so using commonplace phrases or truisms are a waste of precious word count.
Getting a yes from a top b-school is a mysterious process. It helps to know a little bit about the folks behind the scenes who are actually making the decision.
Failng to get organized as you begin your MBA application journey is tantamount to failing on purpose. Here's a few tips on how you can ensure you take the preparation for MBA apps as seriously as you take business school itself.
We’ve heard about achievement all our lives, from our parents, teachers and friends. Just when you were feeling pretty good about yourself, it’s time to measure up once more as you prepare your MBA applications.
This time of year, applicants from all walks of life are contemplating returning to b-school, and it’s not just businesspeople who are applying. Does it make a difference where you come from when it comes to getting in?
Does standardized test anxiety debilitate you? Are you worried about your GMAT score? Do you simply have no time to prepare? Why not just skip the test altogether?
A winning MBA application has multiple components, but one which consistently causes stress for applicants year after year is the transcript. Your undergraduate academic performance is one of the only things you can’t really improve upon once you graduate college. Here are a few tips to help assuage your discomfort.
So you’re the one who went to a third-tier undergraduate institution, had a little too much fun in college, and ended up with a rather embarrassing GPA. Now it’s time to think about b-school, but is it even possible to get a fair shake in the application process?
The average age of MBA students has steadily grown over the years, and everyone knows the older we get, the more stuff we acquire. As you prepare your business school applications, you may want to start thinking about getting skinny.
If you’re thinking about not stepping away from your career to get an MBA, your options have expanded over the years into roughly three options, the part-time MBA, the online MBA, and the executive MBA. The latter is the pickiest from an admissions standpoint, but might be the ideal option for the right person.
Applying to business school puts you in a very unique category. Unless you have a serious shift in your life plan, it’s unlikely you will ever be in the same situation again, that is, becoming a student in a terminal degree program. Now is your chance to get meetings with just about anyone you desire to discuss their experience and your vision.
A key part of establishing your MBA application story is to cast a compelling vision. The easiest way to ensure your rejection from top schools would be to fall short doing so.
Summertime is essentially MBA application prep season. While most people are jetting around the globe to sit by a lovely beach or visit a trendy city, MBA applicants are busy organizing themselves in anticipation of application release dates. Writing a personal statement is a great way to kill the time.
Most people don’t realize that a large percentage of higher education budgets are driven by philanthropic gifts from alumni and other donors. It is also widely unknown that MBA programs check up on applicant giving records when available---are you prepared to stand behind what you have given back?
Combining an MBA with another graduate degree can be a very efficient way to drill into your graduate education, so if you’re looking for something more than the traditional, full-time MBA, the MS/MBA might be just the ticket.
Making the most of your MBA campus visits is a paramount gesture when choosing where you want to apply. If you think simply stopping by and walking around is going to do the trick, think again.
For years, the JD/MBA was the standard for dual degree MBA programs. With law degrees waning in popularity, schools have become more creative in combining the MBA with other graduate degrees. A recent trend is the MD/MBA. What’s up, Doc?