MBA Admissions Articles

  • International MBA Student Checklist

    International MBA Student Checklist

    by on May 28th, 2015

    So, you’re looking to study abroad and earn an international MBA. Becoming an international student is a unique opportunity to open your mind and enrich your life. It also makes for an impressive addition to your … Read More

  • MBA 2016: Ready, Set, Go!

    MBA 2016: Ready, Set, Go!

    by on May 27th, 2015

    It’s spring. So why am I nagging you to get moving on your MBA application prep? Not just because those Round 1 deadlines creep up with wicked stealth and speed. But also because there is so much you can still do … Read More

  • Tuesday Q&A: Can Getting an MBA Help Your Networking Opportunities?

    Tuesday Q&A: Can Getting an MBA Help Your Networking Opportunities?

    by on May 26th, 2015

    Question: Can getting an MBA help your networking opportunities? Answer: Yes, of course, this is one of the main keys to going to a great MBA program. Again it is critical to go to a program with smart kids, good … Read More

  • The Best Way to Focus Your Application Efforts Before Round 1- Part 2

    The Best Way to Focus Your Application Efforts Before Round 1- Part 2

    by on May 24th, 2015

    The following blog is adapted from our article featured recently on Poets&Quants. Click here to read Part 1 of the adapted article. This is the second part of our adapted article, which focuses on tips to get ready … Read More

  • MBA ROI: Is an MBA Worth It?

    MBA ROI: Is an MBA Worth It?

    by on May 22nd, 2015

    You’ll be spending tons of money, time and energy to earn this degree, so you have to ask the question: is it all worth it? Check out this answer from UNC’s Kenan-Flager Business School, as told by an infographic! An … Read More

  • The Best Way to Focus Your Application Efforts Before Round 1 – Part 1

    The Best Way to Focus Your Application Efforts Before Round 1 – Part 1

    by on May 21st, 2015

    The following blog is adapted from our article featured recently on Poets&Quants. In the last few days, top MBA programs including HBS, Stanford, Wharton, MIT Sloan, INSEAD, and Columbia have announced their Round 1 … Read More

  • How to Get into the HBS 2+2 Program

    How to Get into the HBS 2+2 Program

    by on May 20th, 2015

    An ambitious college freshman asked me how he could get in to the HBS 2+2 program. He wanted advice on what he might do over his few years at university to improve the likelihood he’d be admitted to Harvard Business … Read More

  • Want an MBA? Questions to Ask

    Want an MBA? Questions to Ask

    by on May 17th, 2015

    Sound familiar? You’re not alone. Last year, over 238,000 professionals took the GMAT. And you can bet nearly as many contemplated taking it. For many, an MBA is the panacea for whatever ails them professionally. Stuck … Read More

  • How to Improve Your MBA Candidacy

    How to Improve Your MBA Candidacy

    by on May 16th, 2015

    If you are planning to submit your MBA application a few years out, you still have time to boost your candidacy. The following list covers things to consider in order to change who you are as a candidate and maximize … Read More

  • 5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself About B-School

    5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself About B-School

    by on May 15th, 2015

    Submitted by Consuela Knox, Director of Admissions Operations & Diversity Recruiting Manager, Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management.  1. How do I know when it’s the right time to apply? … Read More

  • Answers to Top Questions: Applying to B-School

    Answers to Top Questions: Applying to B-School

    by on May 14th, 2015

    My experience over the past 24 years in MBA admissions consulting has led me to advise top MBA candidates and students who have gone on to become great business leaders. Throughout the last 10 years, I have founded and … Read More

  • The Who, What, Where, How, and Why of MBA Interviews

    The Who, What, Where, How, and Why of MBA Interviews

    by on May 13th, 2015

    Interviews are spontaneous experiences. Different from a monologue, a keynote speech, or a presentation, an interview requires you to interact dynamically with the person or people to whom you are talking. The … Read More

  • Smart Networking: Schmoozing Your Way to Success

    Smart Networking: Schmoozing Your Way to Success

    by on May 10th, 2015

    “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” Talk about a worn out cliché! But it’s a cliché for a reason: It’s a truth that we experience over-and-over during our careers. To quote a show tune: “It’s not … Read More

  • 7 Things to Do When You Can’t Visit Your Target Schools

    7 Things to Do When You Can’t Visit Your Target Schools

    by on May 9th, 2015

    Though we always encourage students to visit the schools to which they’re applying, sometimes real life gets in the way. This is especially true for international students, for whom an international flight isn’t … Read More