MBA Admissions Articles

  • I Don’t Have a Business Background—Is B-School Right for Me?

    I Don’t Have a Business Background—Is B-School Right for Me?

    by on April 27th, 2017

    Choosing to invest your time, money, and energy in pursuit of a graduate business education is a decision that requires self-reflection, and there are a lot of things to think about. One thing that shouldn’t hold you … Read More

  • Diversify Your Extracurriculars to Build Business Skills

    Diversify Your Extracurriculars to Build Business Skills

    by on April 26th, 2017

    When thinking of extracurriculars to prepare you for graduate or professional school, it’s easy to get caught in the status quo. Pre-meds flock to pre-medical clubs, pre-law students pursue pre-law fraternities, and … Read More

  • Demystifying MBA Application Networking

    Demystifying MBA Application Networking

    by on April 25th, 2017

    In an already subjective and sometimes vague process, “networking” can seem particularly abstract or worse, can be simply another “thing” on your long MBA application to-do list. What is it exactly? Do you … Read More

  • Admissions Tip: Reapplying to B-School

    Admissions Tip: Reapplying to B-School

    by on April 24th, 2017

    With many MBA programs getting close to being ready to release their final round decisions, the application season will soon be coming to a close. While we would like to hope that today’s topic isn’t apropos for too … Read More

  • What You Need to Know if You’re Applying to Columbia Business School

    What You Need to Know if You’re Applying to Columbia Business School

    by on April 23rd, 2017

    Columbia Business School is one of the top MBA programs in the world and receives over 6,000 applications every year across its August and January entry options. With an acceptance rate hovering around 17% (for the class … Read More

  • Admissions Tip: Welcome Weekends

    Admissions Tip: Welcome Weekends

    by on April 22nd, 2017

    It’s April, which means that the majority of leading programs will be hosting business school welcome weekends for those candidates that they have admitted during their first two admissions rounds. These “sell” … Read More

  • Am I Too Old for an MBA?

    Am I Too Old for an MBA?

    by on April 21st, 2017

    If you’re a potential business school applicant who is nearing—or already past—your 30th birthday, you may have spent some time wondering whether you should bother to apply. It’s a question I get asked a lot—am … Read More

  • Where to Go to B-School Based on Your Personality Type

    Where to Go to B-School Based on Your Personality Type

    by on April 20th, 2017

    This article by Elana Goodwin is brought to you by Uloop and Kaplan. There are many ways we describe our personalities—bubbly, independent, charismatic, innovative, enthusiastic, etc.—and our personalities are a … Read More

  • Waitlisted in Round 2? Here’s How You Should Proceed

    Waitlisted in Round 2? Here’s How You Should Proceed

    by on April 19th, 2017

    In the last week few weeks we saw multiple decision releases from the schools we cover for Round 2. MBA LiveWire has captured a lot of this news and many candidates have already been reporting that they’ve … Read More

  • B-School: Better in Your Thirties?

    B-School: Better in Your Thirties?

    by on April 18th, 2017

    When it comes to timing the grad school plunge, students often find that it’s beneficial to wait a few years. Many graduate programs favor applicants with career experience, offering benefits like a GMAT waiver if you … Read More

  • How to Handle a ‘Bird in Hand’ MBA Dilemma

    How to Handle a ‘Bird in Hand’ MBA Dilemma

    by on April 17th, 2017

    Did you give it your all this application season and end up with mixed results? By mixed results we mean that you were dinged by your dream school (or schools), but still got in to one or more other great programs. If … Read More

  • How to Overcome a Low GPA in Your MBA Applications

    How to Overcome a Low GPA in Your MBA Applications

    by on April 16th, 2017

    Low undergrad GPA? Whether it was because you chose the toughest major at your university, had a little too much fun, or were so involved in extracurriculars that you didn’t have enough time to study, the good news is … Read More

  • What to Do When You’re Waitlisted by Your Dream B-School

    What to Do When You’re Waitlisted by Your Dream B-School

    by on April 15th, 2017

    What should you do while you’re hovering in that space between rejection and acceptance, holding the notoriously nerve-wrecking waitlist letter from your dream b-school? First of all, see the silver lining in this … Read More

  • Evaluate MBA Career Services When Selecting Possible B-Schools

    Evaluate MBA Career Services When Selecting Possible B-Schools

    by on April 14th, 2017

    MBA career services have not generally been considered pivotal to your choice of the right business school for your management studies. However, some career centers cater so well to MBA students’ future vocations that … Read More