Articles by Vantage Point MBA

How To Stand Out In The Wharton Team Based Discussion

by Vantage Point MBA on Oct 30, 2020

You were invited to interview with Wharton, congrats! You’re one step closer to getting accepted. You might wonder what your odds are from here. Well, Wharton interviews roughly half of [...]

Chicago Booth- Insider Information

by Vantage Point MBA on Oct 29, 2020

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

Tips for Tackling the NYU Stern 2020-2021 MBA Application Essays

by Vantage Point MBA on Oct 27, 2020

For candidates who have their hearts set on relocating to (or remaining in) New York City, NYU Stern is a great option. This year, US News & World Report ranked [...]

Advice for MBA Applicants from an Overrepresented Demographic

by Vantage Point MBA on Oct 26, 2020

If there’s one overarching trend we’ve seen in our nearly two decades of admission consulting, it’s the move toward greater diversity at the top MBA programs. Not long ago, professionals [...]

Berkeley Haas 2020-2021 MBA Application Essay Advice

by Vantage Point MBA on Oct 23, 2020

Are you looking for an MBA program with a small class size and close-knit community? If so, Berkeley Haas may be a great choice for you. With around 300 students [...]

IE Business School- Insider Information

by Vantage Point MBA 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 Vantage Point MBA 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 Vantage Point MBA 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 Vantage Point MBA 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 Vantage Point MBA 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 Vantage Point MBA 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 Vantage Point MBA 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 Vantage Point MBA 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 Vantage Point MBA 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 Vantage Point MBA 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 Vantage Point MBA 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 Vantage Point MBA 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 Vantage Point MBA 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 Vantage Point MBA 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 Vantage Point MBA 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 [...]

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