Business School Trends Articles
MBA Curriculum Changes at Wharton, Yale, and Stanford
Written by Christina Yu. If you’re thinking about b-school, a recent article in U.S News, “Rethinking the MBA,” may have caught your attention. Several top MBA programs — including Stanford, … Read More
Am I Too Old To Attend An MBA Program?
It wasn’t too long ago that everyone wondered whether they were too young to pursue an MBA program. Older candidates seemed destined to better contribute because of their experience. In recent years, top business … Read More
Are Business School Applicants Worrying About the Economy?
Last week the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) released a new study of MBA applicants, taking a look at who applies to MBA programs, when they typically apply, and their most common reasons for applying. … Read More
Defining What Specific Business Schools Are Looking For
After you’ve narrowed down the list of business schools you are looking to attend, you should begin to study each MBA program and look for consistency in what qualities the admissions team says they are looking for. … Read More
Be Specific About What You Want To Learn At Business School
What are you hoping to learn at business school? Although this may appear to be a simple question, many candidates often have a very hard time responding to it. When we attended our undergraduate university, … Read More
The MBA Virus is Spreading to Washington…No!
An interesting piece in the Financial Times two weeks ago regarding the rise of MBA politicians piqued our interest over here and seems worthy of comment. Honestly, in this pop era of Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, “The … Read More
Be Confident In Your Business School Application
Finding the right balance between being confident and being humble about your abilities is one of the hardest challenges you will face in writing your business school essays. No one likes a show off; however no one is … Read More
MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: They Just Don’t Take the GRE Seriously!
One of the main themes throughout our admissions myths series (which is now 45 strong and counting) has been that applicants should not assume that admissions officers are trying to trick them. Many applicants worry … Read More
MBA Admissions: Third Round or Next Year?
Here’s a question I often hear around this stage in the MBA application process: Is it better to apply Round 3 or to wait until Round 1 of next year? Answer: It depends. Round 3 applicants are accepted at lower … Read More
MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: Alumni Get You In!
From time to time, we at mbaMission visit admissions officers from top schools, giving us the opportunity to ask rather frank questions. On a visit to a top-5 program, we pushed an admissions officer on the extent of … Read More
Making the Leap: Do You Have What It Takes for Investment Banking?
Guest Post by Way Lum from ZoomInterviews. Learn more about ZoomInterviews by clicking here. Investment banking – hearing these two words can’t help but evoke images of Wall Street, high profile deals, posh marble … Read More
The Most Important Part Of Your Application Is?
Clients of mine often ask what the most important part of their business school application is. Is it their GMAT score, undergraduate transcript, essays, interview, letters of recommendations, or something else? Ask most … Read More
How Jyothi Got Into ISB – An Exit Interview
I’m excited to share another segment of the Beat The GMAT Exit Interview Series; an initiative where I interview Beat The GMAT members who have been successfully admitted to business school. Yesterday I sat down … Read More