MBA Admissions Articles

  • 2 Important Factors When Choosing Which B-Schools to Apply to

    2 Important Factors When Choosing Which B-Schools to Apply to

    by on December 18th, 2014

    A lot of factors come into play when choosing which business school to apply to. But, for many candidates, there are two important factors that can fail to influence their decision as much as it should. Let’s discuss … Read More

  • You’re Highly Qualified. So What?

    You’re Highly Qualified. So What?

    by on December 17th, 2014

    Everyone who applies to top b-schools has an impressive list of accomplishments to boast of. But somehow, not everyone with a perfect GMAT score or high GPA makes it in to such schools. Here’s Esther Choy’s take on … Read More

  • How Much Does the Ranking of Your Undergraduate College Matter?

    How Much Does the Ranking of Your Undergraduate College Matter?

    by on December 16th, 2014

    Does where you attended college for your undergrad matter? Top business schools accept candidates from a broad range of undergraduate colleges. This means that even if your school is not nationally ranked, you may still … Read More

  • Make Your MBA Applications More Interesting

    Make Your MBA Applications More Interesting

    by on December 15th, 2014

    This post is about how to make your essays for admission to graduate school in business more interesting. Oh wait, that opener didn’t catch your attention? Well that is exactly what admissions officers think when they … Read More

  • 7 Tips on How to Prep for an MBA Interview

    7 Tips on How to Prep for an MBA Interview

    by on December 14th, 2014

    The MBA interviewing season is ramping up, and hopeful candidates all over the world are anxiously awaiting interview invitations from their target schools. One thing that I always emphasize to my clients at Fortuna, as … Read More

  • 7 Items Your Recommenders Must Have

    7 Items Your Recommenders Must Have

    by on December 13th, 2014

    A lot of time and effort for candidates is spent on areas like the GMAT, essays, and the resume. However, an equally important component of the MBA application is consistently overlooked. Business school recommendations … Read More

  • What Is Most Important When Choosing a B-School?

    What Is Most Important When Choosing a B-School?

    by on December 11th, 2014

    Although quantifying a school’s profile certainly does not tell you everything, it can sometimes be helpful in simplifying the many differences between the various MBA programs. We recently surveyed a number of … Read More

  • How an Admissions Officer Views an Application

    How an Admissions Officer Views an Application

    by on December 9th, 2014

    At the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, each MBA applicant is evaluated on four key criteria. We asked Leigh Gauthier, acting director of recruitment & admissions at Rotman, for a bit more … Read More

  • 4 Factors to Consider About European MBA Programs

    4 Factors to Consider About European MBA Programs

    by on December 8th, 2014

    As business becomes more global, future MBA applicants may ask themselves if they should consider heading abroad for business school. In many cases, the answer will be yes. The best business schools attract … Read More

  • Top 5 Things Undergrads Can Do to Get into the MBA Program of Their Choice

    Top 5 Things Undergrads Can Do to Get into the MBA Program of Their Choice

    by on December 7th, 2014

    Submitted by Jen Arthur, director of Admissions, Jenkins MBA, NC State University. The average work experience of full-time MBA students can vary by program, although most prefer their applicants to have several years … Read More

  • Bouncing Back from B-School Rejection

    Bouncing Back from B-School Rejection

    by on December 6th, 2014

    Nobody likes rejection. It can make you feel hurt and wonder why you weren’t good enough. Although your spirits might be down, the bright side is that you have an opportunity to learn even more from failure, and to set … Read More

  • Your 7-Week Round 2 MBA Application Timeline

    Your 7-Week Round 2 MBA Application Timeline

    by on December 5th, 2014

    You’ve got a few more weeks left before Round 2 deadlines, and your MBA application timeline is starting to feel impossible. Round 2 deadlines are particularly evil since they’re perfectly timed to conflict with … Read More

  • Targeted Tips for Women MBA Applicants

    Targeted Tips for Women MBA Applicants

    by on December 4th, 2014

    Are there specific tips and tactics just for women who are applying to business school? While it’s tempting to dismiss the existence of any gender differences in the application process or in student life, you … Read More

  • 5 Tips for Cashing in on MBA Scholarships

    5 Tips for Cashing in on MBA Scholarships

    by on December 3rd, 2014

    Don’t get into debt with business school tuition—research MBA scholarships, fellowships, and financial aid. If there’s one thing future MBAs are likely to understand, it’s the value of a good investment. Even … Read More