MBA Admissions Articles

  • 3 Bad Reasons to Get an MBA

    3 Bad Reasons to Get an MBA

    by on March 27th, 2015

    There are many reasons why an MBA degree is a great way to turbocharge your career, and this blog has covered several of them. But there are also bad reasons for going to business school. These three should not be your … Read More

  • Don’t Sabotage Your MBA Efforts

    Don’t Sabotage Your MBA Efforts

    by on March 25th, 2015

    In high school or college—or maybe even recently on an important project at work—you might have been able to wait until the last minute to do something and still come out looking like a champ. But we can assure you … Read More

  • Advice for Women Seeking an MBA Today

    Advice for Women Seeking an MBA Today

    by on March 24th, 2015

    Submitted by Judy O’Neill, Associate Dean and Director of Admission, Willamette University, Atkinson Graduate School of Management. In 2014, 105,476 women sat for the GMAT exam. This marks the 6th consecutive year … Read More

  • Decision Dilemma: Should You Go to the Next-Best School?

    Decision Dilemma: Should You Go to the Next-Best School?

    by on March 23rd, 2015

    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 the most competitive schools, but still got in to one or more other quality programs. If … Read More

  • Challenges and Opportunities for Female MBA Applicants

    Challenges and Opportunities for Female MBA Applicants

    by on March 22nd, 2015

    As a female MBA and entrepreneur and businessperson, I know that women can more than handle business school and the application process just as well or better than anyone. Stereotypes do persist, however, and the reality … Read More

  • Top 5 Things Admissions Directors Are Looking For

    Top 5 Things Admissions Directors Are Looking For

    by on March 21st, 2015

    As a former admissions officer at Wharton, I can tell you how difficult it is to make assessments of candidates during the application process. However, I’ve compiled five key factors that you should focus on … Read More

  • Is Your GMAT Score High Enough?

    Is Your GMAT Score High Enough?

    by on March 20th, 2015

    The most common apprehension many candidates have during the application process concerns the GMAT. For many applicants the GMAT can be a serious roadblock to reaching their dreams of admission to their target programs. … Read More

  • Why a January MBA Entry Is a Good Option

    Why a January MBA Entry Is a Good Option

    by on March 17th, 2015

    Nervous you might miss out on a place in a top MBA program this year? With schools like Yale University’s School of Management and the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business reporting huge increases in … Read More

  • 3 Factors to Evaluate When Comparing B-School Acceptances

    3 Factors to Evaluate When Comparing B-School Acceptances

    by on March 16th, 2015

    Receiving an offer of admission from one of your target business schools is every MBA hopeful’s dream, and that achievement feels even more amazing when a second or even third offer comes in. After taking some time to … Read More

  • MBA Interview Etiquette: Mind Your Manners

    MBA Interview Etiquette: Mind Your Manners

    by on March 15th, 2015

    Our clients often ask us if they should write thank-you notes to their interviewers. While handwritten messages of appreciation will always be a classy move—and we certainly encourage applicants to write such notes if … Read More

  • MBA Interview Question: Walk Me Through Your Resume

    MBA Interview Question: Walk Me Through Your Resume

    by on March 14th, 2015

    Preparing for your MBA interview? Then don’t let the common “walk me through your resume” question catch you off guard! Reason for asking the question: This question (or some version of it) is very often the first … Read More

  • The Time Is Now for MBA Applicants

    The Time Is Now for MBA Applicants

    by on March 13th, 2015

    The time is now! This time of the year, we get a lot of questions around when candidates should get started and I can tell you without question that the time is now. Not just because I don’t have much to do right now … Read More

  • Full Time MBA vs. Executive MBA: Which Is Better for You?

    Full Time MBA vs. Executive MBA: Which Is Better for You?

    by on March 12th, 2015

    Choosing which type of MBA program to apply to is a big decision. There are a variety of options available for candidates who are interested in pursuing a graduate education in business. One common set of choices comes … Read More

  • How to Stand Out in a Group Interview

    How to Stand Out in a Group Interview

    by on March 11th, 2015

    Have you been invited to a group interview—or hope you will be soon? Some of the world’s top MBA programs use a team-based interview format, and we won’t be surprised if this trend grows in the future. Business … Read More