MBA Admissions Articles

    3 Steps to Getting Admitted Off the MBA Waitlist

    3 Steps to Getting Admitted Off the MBA Waitlist

    by on September 15th, 2015

    After waiting for your business school admissions decisions for months, it may feel like a cruel joke to learn that the big decision is: more waiting. As might be expected, most prospective MBA candidates who get their … Read More

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    Does Working for the Family Business Hurt Your MBA Potential?

    Does Working for the Family Business Hurt Your MBA Potential?

    by on September 14th, 2015

    This post has been republished in entirety from its original source, metromba.com. Working for the family business can be an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling experience. Building a family legacy that will last for … Read More

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    Savvy MBA Application Strategy: How Many Apps, Which B-Schools, When to Apply

    Savvy MBA Application Strategy: How Many Apps, Which B-Schools, When to Apply

    by on September 12th, 2015

    You’ve decided the MBA is the next stop on your career path. What now? The smartest applicants are those who take the time to create an informed MBA application strategy—a well thought-out game plan that can help you … Read More

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    Maybe You Should Take the GRE

    Maybe You Should Take the GRE

    by on September 11th, 2015

    Despite being accepted by eight out of 10 business schools, there is still a stigma around taking the GRE for MBA admissions. Even with the big three, Harvard Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and … Read More

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    How to Make Sure Your Job Enhances Your MBA Application

    How to Make Sure Your Job Enhances Your MBA Application

    by on September 10th, 2015

    This post has been republished in entirety from its original source, metromba.com. MBA candidates most often apply to business school because they are seeking more rapid career advancement, or they want to dramatically … Read More

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    Declare Your B-School Love (and Explain It)

    Declare Your B-School Love (and Explain It)

    by on September 9th, 2015

    With Round One deadlines for a number of programs just around the corner, it’s the time of year when many applicants are working hard on their application essays and learning more about their target programs in the … Read More

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    Predicting Your MBA Chances of Admission

    Predicting Your MBA Chances of Admission

    by on September 5th, 2015

    He is currently studying public policy at a top Ivy League university and scored a highly impressive 770 on the GMAT. This 23-year-old student has done internships at Barclays and J.P. Morgan. He now expects to apply to … Read More

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    2015-2016 Cornell Johnson Essay Analysis

    2015-2016 Cornell Johnson Essay Analysis

    by on September 4th, 2015

    Following up on the release of the Cornell University Johnson MBA essays for 2015-2016, we wanted to offer some pointers to applicants who are targeting the Cornell MBA Class of 2018. At a high level, Johnson’s two … Read More

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    The MBA Essay: Back to Basics

    The MBA Essay: Back to Basics

    by on September 3rd, 2015

    We often stress that, to present oneself effectively in one’s application essays, it is critical to think carefully about what a given question is asking and what this might indicate about a specific school’s … Read More

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    Social Media in the MBA Admissions Process: How Careful Should You Be?

    Social Media in the MBA Admissions Process: How Careful Should You Be?

    by on September 2nd, 2015

    While presidential candidate Donald Trump has shown that decorum on social media is not necessarily a prerequisite for running for the highest office in the land, admissions directors at leading MBA programs suggest that … Read More

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    MBA Application Essays: How to Avoid the 2 Common Mistakes

    MBA Application Essays: How to Avoid the 2 Common Mistakes

    by on September 1st, 2015

    On the surface, many applicants to elite MBA programs share similar backgrounds and traits. They are ambitious, driven, accomplished, and have strong academic records and impressive test scores. In short, they are … Read More

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    Use Social Media to Your Advantage

    Use Social Media to Your Advantage

    by on August 31st, 2015

    We’re going to tell you something you probably already know: if you’re applying to an MBA program this year, be careful about what you post online. It’s possible that business school AdCom members could do a quick … Read More

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    Oxford / Saïd 2015-2016 Essay Topic Analysis

    Oxford / Saïd 2015-2016 Essay Topic Analysis

    by on August 30th, 2015

    Following up on the release of the Oxford MBA essays for 2015-2016, we wanted to offer some pointers to applicants targeting Saïd Business School this admissions season. The Oxford MBA adcom has overhauled its essay … Read More

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    2015-2016 London Business School Essay Analysis

    2015-2016 London Business School Essay Analysis

    by on August 29th, 2015

    Following up on the recent release of the 2015-2016 LBS MBA essay topics, we wanted to offer some guidance to applicants targeting London Business School this admissions season. The London Business School MBA … Read More

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