Time to Shine

Time to Shine

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.

Getting Organized

Getting Organized

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.

Who's in the Pool?

Who's in the Pool?

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?

Academic Performance

Academic Performance

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.

The Executive MBA

The Executive MBA

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.

The Informational Interview

The Informational Interview

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.

Writing a Personal Statement

Writing a Personal Statement

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.

Maximizing Your School Visits

Maximizing Your School Visits

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.