Articles by John Byrne
Calculating Your Odds of Getting into a Top MBA
Sandy Kreisberg is back to analyze a few more profiles of actual MBA applicants.
Handicapping Your MBA Odds—Ms. Jersey Girl
She’s a 23-year-old African American woman who works at a fast-growing government consultancy. With a 710 GMAT and a 3.6 grade point average at an [...]
Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds—Ms. Real Estate
She’s a 25-year-old engineer for one of Silicon Valley’s glamour firms: Google, Facebook, or Twitter. With a 730 GMAT and a 3.65 grade point average, [...]
Assessing Your Odds of Getting in—Ms. Project Engineer
Talk about tough love. Sanford “Sandy” Kreisberg, founder of Boston-based MBA admissions consulting firm HBSGuru.com, offers a good bit of tough-love counsel to this latest batch [...]
How NOT to Blow Your HBS Interview
Don't miss expert advice on how to best prepare for your HBS interview.
Handicapping Your MBA Odds—Mr. Global
Yet another video analysis of an applicant who wants to do his MBA at a leading business school. This week’s candidate has killer stats: a [...]
Handicapping Your Odds of Getting into a Top MBA Program—Ms. Dual Degree
She’s a 27-year-old American who is fluent in five languages and has been working as an analyst for the past three years at one of [...]
Predicting Your MBA Chances of Admission
Sandy Kreisberg is back to analyze a few other profiles of actual MBA applicants.
Handicapping Your Odds of Getting into a Top B-School—Mr. Dance Marathon
This time our MBA handicapping series goes after some provocative targets: HBSGuru.com founder Sandy Kreisberg tells a Stanford wanna-be with some powerful touch points how [...]
Winning Essays of Harvard MBA Applicants
When Steve Hind and Alula Eshete were putting together the annual admission and essay guides to Harvard Business School, what struck them most about the essays [...]
What Are Your Odds of Getting In?
She’s a 24-year-old community manager at a well-known digital media agency in New York. With a 690 GMAT and a 3.5 GPA from Barnard College, [...]
Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds
Our highly popular MBA handicapping series is back, with a new video and four great legacy assessments of real candidates who want to get into [...]
Best B-Schools for Entrepreneurs
“When I grow up, I want to start my own company.” Bet you wouldn’t hear baby boomers exclaim that in sixth grade. Back then, they imagined [...]
Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds—Mr. International
She’s a serial entrepreneur in Eastern Europe, having successfully sold one business and started another. At 27 years of age, she says with conviction: “I [...]