Round three is not for the faint of heart. Often considered the most competitive, surviving round three takes fortitude.
Even before you start narrowing down your school choice, you must decide when is the right time to return for your MBA. Considering all the factors is critical to making the right choice.
Going back for an MBA is a multi-faceted decision. Unlike Law School, Medical School or even regular graduate schools, where a master’s degree or higher is often tacked onto the end of an undergraduate degree, business school takes some planning. Is now the right time for you to make the break? The market may be saying YES.
Inevitably there are applicants each season who decide rather late in the game to apply to business school. While it’s hard to believe for those who spend months or even years preparing themselves specifically for a run at top schools, due to career focus or simple procrastination, some applicants find themselves with a short window before due dates pass.
I met with an MBA applicant last week who is still working her way through a top ten undergrad program. She is dead-set on matriculating into an MBA program immediately after she graduates and wanted my advice. In short, I told her to wait. Want to know why? Read on…
Some people plan out their lives with robotic precision, including things such as graduate school in a pre-determined place on the schedule. Others adopt a take-life-as-it-comes approach, and place graduate school on the back burner, waiting until it feels right to go back. But is there an ideal age to apply to business school?