RESEARCHING MBA PROGRAMS FROM AFAR

by Stratus Admissions Counseling, May 5, 2020

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IF EVER THERE WAS A YEAR WHEN MBA PROGRAMS COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND WHY YOU HAVE NOT VISITED THEIR SCHOOL, THIS IS THE YEAR.

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, it will be very difficult for most applicants to visit an MBA program between now and Round 1 deadlines. Naturally this is not great news…but let’s look for the positives:

1. Think of the money you will save! Now that you have spent your bonus buying toilet paper and Clorox wipes to hunker down for COVID-19, you at least won’t be expected to throw down any money on air travel. Since, no one is even at most schools right now, there is no guilt for not being there.

2. MBA students still have access to their emails and will be able to answer your questions from afar. So reach out to the president of the Consulting club or the PE club or whatever club you want to know more about. You may find that students are more likely to answer your questions since they may have more available time. Almost every MBA program has a student ambassadors page where you can reach out to ask student ambassadors about various clubs and classes.

3. Having a concrete project to work on – such as thinking about investing in your future with an MBA – can be a great way to reduce stress because it gives you something to focus on. One can only watch the news so much, so use this time productively to think about the MBA application components. We’ll be presenting the free webinar “Tips to Write a Compelling MBA Goals Essay” on May 20 at 12 p.m. ET and 8 p.m. ET, where you can learn how to connect your past experiences with your aspirations to craft a narrative for the admissions committee to remember. Click here to register!

4. If you want to have a coach to guide you through the MBA research process and help you stay focused in finding your best fit MBA program, Stratus Admissions can help. Reach out for a free consultation to get an idea of where you stand with your profile and help you make a plan to be ready for Fall 2020 MBA admissions: https://stratusadmissionscounseling.com/consult/