Mba Admissions

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Advice for international students pursuing an MBA in the US
The application process to get into top MBA programs in the US is daunting, even more so for international students, as there is additional work required for the applicant and different acceptance conditions to navigate. 
How to answer the “Tell Me About Yourself” question during interviews
Whether you’re interviewing for college, graduate school, or employment, you may fear being asked this open-ended question: “Tell me about yourself.” For many, this question invokes anxiety, as it’s too vague for there to be a “right way” to answer it. This can leave the interviewee scrambling to think of an impromptu good response. However, with ...
Traditional vs non-traditional MBA candidates
What are business schools really looking for?
Finding the Right MBA Program
Assessing fit within MBA schools
Business School Admissions: GRE vs GMAT?
Should you take the GMAT or the GRE for MBA applications?
An Insider's Look at an MBA at Wharton
This past weekend, I ventured back to Philadelphia. A lot was going on: the Wharton MBA reunion; the Wharton Class of 2017 graduation; and a much needed trip back to the Penn Museum. Walking through campus, seeing the familiar and iconic pit stops - Claes Oldenburg’s button, the Benjamin Franklin statue nearby, and our beloved Huntsman Hall (where ...
How to Choose an MBA Program Once You've Been Admitted
You’ve spent months preparing for the GMAT and writing countless essay drafts. The interviews were stressful - but only another step in a series of MBA application obstacles. At work, you check your email and phone constantly, hoping that an acceptance (and not a rejection) will arrive at any moment. It comes. You’ve been accepted to Wharton. A ...
Tips for Writing Your MBA Essay
Makes ya wanna proofread, huh?  Taken your GMAT and gotten a score you like? Great. Picked the schools where you want to apply and maybe planned a campus visit or two? Awesome. Asked some people who know you well and whom you trust to write on your behalf? Brilliant. Now for the big to-do: writing the essays. You might be feeling a little ...
MIT Sloan Interview Preparation: The Behavioral Event-Based Interview (BEI) Decoded
[Image source] If you are reading this, you likely just received an invitation to interview for the the MIT Sloan MBA program.  If so, congratulations!  Being offered an interview means that you should be confident that the admissions committee thinks you can truly excel academically at MIT Sloan and now it just comes down to fit.  At this point, ...
Guide to Your MBA Recommendation Letters
Go ahead, ask him for a letter! [Image source: The Office}  Letters of recommendation, those sneaky devils. Despite being a critical component of the application, a lot of prospective MBAs pay little mind to obtaining their letters of recommendation. As a b-school hopeful, you might be more concerned with taking the GMAT or crafting the perfect ...
MBA Admissions: The 4 Keys to Business School Selection
One of the less effective business school selection methods
Business School Admissions: When should you apply?
Today, we’re going to dive into the question of business school admissions deadlines. Should you apply Round 1, Round 2 or Round 3? If you want to backtrack a bit and explore the earlier phases of the business school admissions process, last post we discussed how to map our your narrative for the business school application. You can check it out ...
Business School Admissions: Phase 2 - The Application Narrative
In my last post on the business school admissions process, we explored the first phase of the MBA application process.  Before we turn to phase two of the application process, let's review my recommendations for phase 1: 
Application Consulting: The First Phase of the MBA Application
The first round deadline for most business schools admissions happens in late September or early October. The application process is made up of several phases (preparation and research, writing, interviews), many moving parts (resume, recs, GMAT score, etc.), and also entails a fair amount of writing. In short, it's not a cut and paste, easy ...
Business School Admissions: MBA Worth the Price Tag?
Business school hopefuls tend to be most stressed about two daunting prospects: getting a great GMAT score and paying the cost of tuition for a great school. The best schools in the country cost upwards of $140,000, not including living expenses. Factor in the fact that these schools are in expensive big cities like New York, Boston, Chicago, and ...
Business School Admissions: What Do MBAs Do After Business School?
Working with a GMAT tutor and enrolling in an MBA program are investments. For most, post-graduation employment is the principal return on these investments. Marquee business schools offer compensation typically 50-75% higher upon graduation than upon entrance. Students exit for such lucrative opportunities into a wide range of companies and ...
Business School Admissions: Your MBA Application
Thinking about what to prioritize in your MBA Application? As a business school admissions consultant, GMAT tutor and current business school student, I know that various components of your application are parts of a larger narrative. Your goal as an applicant is to construct a narrative that paints you as ambitious, intellectually curious, ...
Business School Admissions: An MBA is Only as Good as Your Plans For It
Higher education is getting bad reviews lately. National media lament the high costs and seemingly low returns of advanced degrees – even those that have traditionally stapled a higher paycheck to one’s diploma (metaphorically). Business schools in particular are criticized for this seeming disconnect. Various traditional career outlets are ...
Who You Meet and Why It Matters for Your Business School Admissions
“Truisms” often deserve the designation because they’re so true. One of the most cliché truisms about MBA programs is that they are fantastic networking opportunities. Applicants may tire of hearing how great their classmates will be – and may even feel threatened by the idea.
Business School Admissions: A Great GMAT Score Pays Dividends
Most MBA applicants put considerable emphasis on their GMAT preparation in order to get into the best schools. Though the GMAT score is an important aspect of the application, it is just one part of a person’s overall “story” in business school admissions; a great score will not guarantee access to a great school. However, success on the GMAT has ...