MBA Admissions Articles

  • 5 Tips for Getting into the Best Business Schools

    5 Tips for Getting into the Best Business Schools

    by on October 24th, 2014

    Get into the best business schools by preparing early! If you’ve been following along, you’re probably already familiar with the handy MBA application checklist we gave you a few weeks back. For you underclassmen out … Read More

  • 7 MBA Interview Tips

    7 MBA Interview Tips

    by on October 23rd, 2014

    What makes a great MBA Interview? We’ve gotten MBA interview tips from former admissions counselors, our own expert consultants, and even our successful applicants have weighed in. And now, our COO Lauren Herskovic is … Read More

  • MBA Application Guide from MBA@UNC

    MBA Application Guide from MBA@UNC

    by on October 22nd, 2014

    At Admissionado, we believe it’s our responsibility to get you the best MBA application related information on the Internet. Now this isn’t easy. Even once you get past the cat memes and celebrity gossip, there is … Read More

  • Demonstrating your School Interest

    Demonstrating your School Interest

    by on October 20th, 2014

    One of our goals at Fortuna is to provide you with valuable insider information, from former MBA Admissions Directors, to help with your business school applications. When we were gatekeepers at our respective business … Read More

  • Top Insider Tips for Applying to HBS

    Top Insider Tips for Applying to HBS

    by on October 17th, 2014

    Since Harvard Business School reduced its application requirement to just one essay in 2013 (which is now an optional essay), applying to HBS became a lot easier. But getting in is a whole other story. Several other top … Read More

  • Long-Term Goal Essay: Changes? Transitions? Does it Matter?

    Long-Term Goal Essay: Changes? Transitions? Does it Matter?

    by on October 16th, 2014

    One of the most common pieces of feedback I hear from admissions committees for rejecting applicants at top schools is that, when candidates apply on their own, they often fail to successfully voice a realistic long-term … Read More

  • MBA Interview Advice from a Former Admissions Counselor

    MBA Interview Advice from a Former Admissions Counselor

    by on October 15th, 2014

    After weeks of endless essay editing and resume revamping, all your hard work has paid off because you got an invite for an MBA interview! You’re basically at the finish line … right? WRONG. While the MBA interview … Read More

  • How to Discuss Leadership if You’ve Never Led a Team

    How to Discuss Leadership if You’ve Never Led a Team

    by on October 14th, 2014

    What counts as having “enough” leadership experience? Many candidates write to me very concerned that they will not meet the standards of the top-10 business schools because they feel they do not have enough … Read More

  • Is My GPA High Enough? (FAQ)

    Is My GPA High Enough? (FAQ)

    by on October 13th, 2014

    “Do you think my GPA is too low?” This is one of the most frequent questions I get from MBA applicants. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Research about each business school’s … Read More

  • How Important is the Undergrad GPA After Four Years of Work Experience?

    How Important is the Undergrad GPA After Four Years of Work Experience?

    by on October 12th, 2014

    A low undergraduate GPA does not necessarily mean that you will fail in your career; and a high GPA does not necessarily mean that you will succeed. Some business school applicants have achieved great success in their … Read More

  • When Should I Submit My Finished MBA Application?

    When Should I Submit My Finished MBA Application?

    by on October 11th, 2014

    With deadlines approaching rapidly and everyone’s inbox at work piling up in concert, applicants this time of year from all over the world are beginning to face the reality of whether or not they will finish their … Read More

  • What You Should Look for in a Quality MBA Program

    What You Should Look for in a Quality MBA Program

    by on October 10th, 2014

    Submitted by Lois Clay Vogle, Graduate Studies Program Coordinator, University of Richmond, Robins School of Business. What are graduate students looking for in a quality MBA program? The return on investment is at the … Read More

  • 3 Reasons Why Extracurriculars Are Essential for Your MBA Applications

    3 Reasons Why Extracurriculars Are Essential for Your MBA Applications

    by on October 9th, 2014

    Do I need to re-take my GMAT? Is my GPA high enough? Do I have enough years of work experience? These are just a slew of the questions we receive from MBA applicants every year. One question that is rarely asked and … Read More

  • Know Parents’ Role in the MBA Admissions Process

    Know Parents’ Role in the MBA Admissions Process

    by on October 5th, 2014

    This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com If Mom and Dad are actively involved in your MBA application process, then it might be time to rethink their role at this … Read More