MBA Admissions Articles
Last Minute Tips on Preparing Your Recommenders
Whether you dragged your feet in asking for an LOR or your recommender has had too many other things on his/her plate, you might find yourself in a crunch to get your letters submitted in time. But don’t panic. Even … Read More
MBA Round 2 Applicants: Use This Year-End To-Do List
The next two months will be “go time” for Round 2 MBA applicants, with numerous deadlines hitting just after the New Year. B-school hopefuls will need to manage their time wisely in order to complete several … Read More
What Really Happens During an MBA Admissions Committee File Review
You may agonize over your application for months, but an adcomm may spend less than 15 minutes reviewing your file. What happens during that critical quarter-hour can literally change your life. This is the first in a … Read More
Tips for a Successful MBA Group Interview
Have you been invited to a group interview—or hope you will be? 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 schools … Read More
Are You REALLY Applying Round 2?
With almost exactly a month until those Round 2 deadlines start coming fast and furious, NOW is the time to decide if you really are in good enough shape to submit a great application to your top choice MBA program. Just … Read More
How Long Does It Take to Get an MBA?
One of the biggest investments you’ll make into your MBA is time. No matter what, your MBA will require a significant amount of time, energy, and effort. But exactly how long does it take to get an MBA? In this … Read More
4 Areas Admissions Committees Focus on When Evaluating Your Candidacy
B-school applicants can’t help but fret over what their target MBA programs really want to see in a candidate, agonizing over whether their particular profile will generate enough interest to merit an interview and … Read More
The R2 Deadline Clock Is Ticking … Should You Retake the GMAT?
With about six weeks left before Round 2 deadlines, you may be wondering whether it’s a good idea to retake the GMAT. First off, if your undergraduate GPA was high and you also earn a great GMAT score, that’s … Read More
4 ‘Seemingly Obvious’ Application Mistakes
Over the past 10 years, I have seen some mistakes time and time again. While they may seem obvious, they are also extremely common. Find out if you are one of the many applicants making these errors in their MBA essays. … Read More
What Is the Lowest GMAT Score for MBA Admissions?
What’s the lowest GMAT score possible, and how many test-takers get it? Will a low GMAT score ruin your chances of MBA admission? In this article, I’ll go over the lowest GMAT score you can get on the exam, how … Read More
Applying to B-School with Gratitude
On Thursday was Thanksgiving, an important American holiday that brings friends and families together. I want to remind applicants to stay positive and thankful as they go through the application process regardless of … Read More
2017-2018 USC Marshall MBA Essay Topic Analysis
We’re following up the USC Marshall School of Business essay questions with our essay topic analysis for the applicant pool seeking entrance in 2019. Let’s take a closer look at each prompt. Essay 1 What is your … Read More
5 Ways to Maximize Time This Thanksgiving Break
For those of you celebrating Thanksgiving this week, turkey, football and Black Friday specials are probably consuming your thoughts! As tempting as it may be to put your applications on the back burner for the long … Read More
5 Things I Am Thankful For … With My B-School Applications
As we all settle down to celebrate the greatest of all-American holidays and give thanks, now is not a bad time to take a different look at the business school applications you are working on. Sure, the application … Read More