Archive for May, 2019

Should You Specialize Your MBA Degree?

by Stacy Blackman on May 27, 2019

  Unlike a master’s degree in finance or accounting or other specialty, an MBA is by definition a generalist program, exposing students to many different disciplines [...]


What Are My Chances at Harvard Business School?

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on May 24, 2019

Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB, Wharton and other top business schools have become so competitive that none can be called a target anymore, even if [...]


Your Framework for Developing a Great Personal Brand

by Vantage Point on May 23, 2019

An insightful applicant asked me last week “when have you seen an applicant fail?” I love this question. And as I thought about the applicants [...]


Candidate Success Spotlight: Indian Male Engineer With 8 Years of Experience Accepted To Wharton, Columbia & Ross

by Personal MBA Coach on May 21, 2019

One of the best parts of my job is successfully guiding candidates who have previously failed! This week, I would like to share how we [...]


MBA Admissions Comparison: Wharton vs Chicago Booth

by Stacy Blackman on May 20, 2019

When thinking about the top business schools in the world, it’s easy to fall into the trap of assuming that all of the elite MBA [...]


These 3 Bullets Need to be on Your MBA Resume

by Vantage Point on May 17, 2019

As you’re applying to business school, your resume is like your executive summary: it should concisely tell the story of how you’ve grown and developed [...]


Harvard Business School Essay Analysis, 2019-2020

by mbaMission on May 17, 2019

  At last the 2019–2020 MBA admissions season has kicked off, with Harvard Business School (HBS) releasing (or shall we say rereleasing) its single application essay prompt. [...]


Personal MBA Coach’s Takeaways from the 2019 AIGAC MBA Applicant Survey

by Personal MBA Coach on May 16, 2019

This is a very exciting time of year for me, for Personal MBA Coach, and for the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants (AIGAC). This week, as the [...]


Business School Career Centers: Think Beyond the Numbers

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on May 14, 2019

Almost across the board, when current students and recent alumni complain about their business school, it is generally about career services. And while there are [...]


Use Social Media to Strengthen Your MBA Application

by Stacy Blackman on May 13, 2019

We’re going to tell you something you probably already know: if you’re applying to an MBA program this year, be careful about what you post [...]


Advice For MBA Applicants Looking To Change Careers

by Personal MBA Coach on May 9, 2019

Many candidates pursue an MBA with the hopes of altering their career paths. While this is a valid strategy, applicants looking to change careers should [...]


For the Ladies: it’s Not “We”, it’s “Me” for Your MBA Applications

by Vantage Point on May 7, 2019

It’s not “we” it’s “me”. For the ladies out there, repeat that one again to yourself. For a large portion of the women I work with [...]


MBA Success Story: From 24 Apps, 19 Dings to 1st in Class at Emory

by Stacy Blackman on May 6, 2019

“I wrote 24 applications over two years and was turned down nineteen times in a row before anyone said yes, and all said-and-done I received [...]


Business School Career Centers: Are They Still Necessary?

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on May 3, 2019

Changing company interest in MBAs, and a changing workforce, seems to make traditional career centers less and less relevant. In the past, a job search [...]