Articles by Personal MBA Coach

IE Business School- Insider Information

by Personal MBA Coach on Oct 22, 2020

We interviewed people on admission boards at the top schools, so you don't have to! We found out everything you need to know and combined it into one article for [...]

Harvard Business School Selects New Dean

by Personal MBA Coach on Oct 20, 2020

Last Friday, Harvard Business School announced that Srikant Datar, the Arthur Lowes Dickinson Professor of Business Administration, will become the school’s next dean. Harvard Business School President Larry Bacow commented [...]

Write a Killer Resume for Business School

by Personal MBA Coach on Oct 19, 2020

Do you plan to submit a standard resume along with your MBA application in Round 1? If so, you’re missing a valuable opportunity to sell your candidacy to the admissions [...]

2020-2021 Executive MBA Programs: Details, Deadlines & Requirements

by Personal MBA Coach on Oct 13, 2020

Are you looking to accelerate your career growth but continue working full time? Do you have strong leadership experience and want to magnify your impact and hone your business skills? [...]

What Does the Adcomm Focus on When Evaluating Your MBA Candidacy?

by Personal MBA Coach on Oct 12, 2020

Every year, we hear of MBA admissions offers going to Olympic athletes, NASA scientists, and former White House aides. While these profiles grab the headlines, they can discourage candidates without [...]

The MBA Job Market Bounces Back

by Personal MBA Coach on Oct 8, 2020

There has never been a better time to apply to Business School! Of course, it is no secret that the coronavirus has impacted the job market. Earlier this year, a [...]

COVID-19 GMAT/GRE/EA Testing Update

by Personal MBA Coach on Oct 6, 2020

Testing, testing, testing! For better or for worse, GMAT, GRE and Executive Assessment (EA) are key topics of conversation throughout the MBA application process. Testing practices have changed drastically for [...]

The Lure of an MBA in Europe

by Personal MBA Coach on Oct 5, 2020

As business becomes more global, applicants may ask themselves if they should consider heading abroad for an MBA in Europe. In many cases, the answer will be yes. Recruiters overwhelmingly [...]

The MIT Sloan MBA Program: Now Test-Optional

by Personal MBA Coach on Oct 1, 2020

Back in March, Personal MBA Coach discussed a number of ways that COVID-19 would affect the MBA application process. Now more than six months later, the virus is still impacting [...]

UNC Kenan-Flagler Application Essay Tips for 2020-2021

by Personal MBA Coach on Sep 29, 2020

UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School offers a flexible program with multiple ways to earn an MBA. The Kenan-Flagler application essay questions focus on learning more about you. At UNC, a world-class [...]

Did you miss the MBA Round 1 deadline for Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB and Wharton?

by Personal MBA Coach on Sep 22, 2020

Every year, we hear from well-intentioned MBA candidates hoping to submit their applications in time for round 1 deadlines that fell short of this objective. There are numerous reasons for [...]

Career Change During a Pandemic

by Personal MBA Coach on Sep 21, 2020

For many people, the start of a new decade had sparked the desire to explore new career paths in 2020. Then, the coronavirus pandemic struck. Suddenly, we were sheltering in [...]

There ARE Dumb Questions: Pitfalls to Avoid in Your MBA Interview

by Personal MBA Coach on Sep 18, 2020

Updated 9.17.20 After interviewing countless MBA hopefuls for Kellogg, I can solve the apparent mystery of whether the questions you ask the interviewer matter – they do! Why? The questions [...]

Berkeley Haas, UVA Darden, Michigan Ross, USC Marshall & Texas McCombs Admit with $70K Scholarship

by Personal MBA Coach on Sep 16, 2020

Some of the most frequent questions I get from applicants are: What does a successful candidate profile look like or how did X get accepted into so many schools? Naturally, [...]

How to Tackle Kellogg’s Video Essays

by Personal MBA Coach on Sep 15, 2020

With Kellogg’s Round 1 deadline quickly approaching, my admissions consulting clients have been asking how best to prepare for and tackle Kellogg’s video essays. For context, let’s think about what [...]

COVID-19 and the MBA Job Market

by Personal MBA Coach on Sep 14, 2020

New graduates everywhere have had to adapt to a shockingly changed employment landscape in 2020. Almost immediately after the coronavirus pandemic hit, we started to see its negative impact on [...]

Kellogg 2020-2021 MBA Application Essay Analysis

by Personal MBA Coach on Sep 8, 2020

Once again, Kellogg School of Management asks applicants to answer two essay questions. This year, Kellogg is minimizing changes and keeping both essays the same as the previous application cycle. [...]

Investment Banking MBA Career Path

by Personal MBA Coach on Sep 7, 2020

Many professionals with their eyes on an investment banking MBA career path know that a degree from an elite business school can help them achieve that goal. After all, the [...]

MIT Sloan 2020-2021 MBA Application Tips

by Personal MBA Coach on Sep 3, 2020

This year, the MIT Sloan School of Management MBA application remains the same as the previous cycle. Again, the school requests that applicants submit a cover letter, organizational chart and [...]

GMAT and EA Online Experience

by Personal MBA Coach on Sep 1, 2020

Since March, the GMAC have been searching for the best possible solution to combat the closure of testing centers. From virtual proctors to the infamous online whiteboards, the online GMAT [...]

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