International Admissions Articles

H1B Visa Program Updates to Benefit MBA Students in the US

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 17, 2019

There's good news for international MBA students! The H1B visa program has been updated to benefit international graduate students , who will now effectively get two shots at approval. First, as [...]

Advice for B-School Applicants from Asia

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 12, 2015

According to the Graduate Management Admission Council's 2015 Application Trends Survey report , China and India are the top countries where MBA and business school master's programs recruit international candidates. The interest [...]

B-School Trends in 2015

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 3, 2015

The MBA degree continues to evolve, as more and more business schools expand their focus to include greater numbers of women, international opportunities and experiential learning requirements, and new formats [...]

The Hidden Advantages of a European MBA

by Beat The GMAT on Nov 10, 2014

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0uYhKgDzm4[/youtube] Eric Lucrezia, International Recruitment Manager for the full-time Global MBA program at ESSEC , explores the ins and outs of doing your MBA in Europe. Gain a stronger understanding of [...]

Admissions Updates from Michigan Ross

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 4, 2014

The University of Michigan Ross School of Business recently shared some news for prospective applicants on Director Soojin Kwon 's revamped admissions blog . The admissions team is wrapping up a [...]

MBA Success Practices for Indian, East Asian, European, & Other Foreign Nationals

by Beat The GMAT on Aug 19, 2014

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOZP6cw4KSA[/youtube] Dr. Shel Watts, CEO & Founder of MBA Admit , discusses high-impact actions for Indian, East Asian, European, and other Foreign National candidates that can help bring success with the [...]

Target U.S. Business Schools as a Latin American MBA Hopeful

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 9, 2014

International students typically make up 25 percent to 40 percent of MBA cohorts at top U.S. business schools. It's not surprising that the overwhelming majority of applicants from Latin America want to [...]

Stanford to Award Africa MBA Fellowships

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 27, 2014

The Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship application is now live, and the  deadline to apply is June 13, 2014 . The Fellowship enables talented African citizens with a passion for making [...]

3 Common Hurdles for International MBA Applicants

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 26, 2013

Nearly a third of students in some of the top MBA programs are international, which offers great professional and cultural diversity and enriches the classroom experience. Applying from abroad involves certain [...]

Think Final Round is a Waste of Time? Not Necessarily, Says The Adcom

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 5, 2013

While there's a lot of truth to the commonly held wisdom that applying to business school in the final round means your chances of being admitted are wafer slim, UNC [...]

The Art of the European MBA Application

by Beat The GMAT on Feb 8, 2013

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQx89FZo15Q[/youtube] During this exclusive Beat The GMAT webinar, Yaron Dahan, Head Consultant for Admissionado and Euro program expert, provides insightful tips and guidance for applying to European MBA programs. [...]

Best MBA Programs for Hispanic Students

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 6, 2012

While English may still be the language that dominates the business world, Spanish is the second-most widely spoken native language worldwide after Mandarin Chinese. But getting Hispanic applicants to the [...]

One Year with the Indian School of Business

by Beat The GMAT on Aug 29, 2012

Hima Bindu (Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid for the Indian School of Business) talks about why international applicants should consider an MBA and career in India. This session [...]

Re-application, Re-recommendations

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 2, 2012

*Please note that no client details are ever shared in SBC Scoop or otherwise without complete sign off from client. Guillaume thought he was on-target for MBA admission the first time [...]

Overriding a Low GPA and GMAT: Profiles of Real Admits to Top-10 Schools

by Beat The GMAT on Jul 24, 2012

Last week, we had a chat with Dr. Shel Watts, founder and CEO of MBAAdmit.com .  She provided some great tips for gaining admittance into the top 10 business schools and [...]

Profiles of Real HBS, Wharton, Stanford Admits: How do you Compare?

by Beat The GMAT on Jun 24, 2012

Earlier this week, we had the pleasure of hosting a chat outlining real successful profiles of admits to HBS, Wharton, and Stanford. Dr. Shel Watts, founder and CEO of MBAAdmit.com [...]

Looking Beyond the Top 5 MBA Programs

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 21, 2012

*Please note that no client details are ever shared in SBC Scoop or otherwise without complete sign off from client. A few years ago, our client Priya was starting to [...]

What Does My International GPA Mean?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 20, 2012

*Please note that no client details are ever shared in SBC Scoop or otherwise without complete sign off from client. Our client Naveen was worried about one particular aspect of [...]

How to Get Into Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Columbia and INSEAD

by Beat The GMAT on Jun 10, 2012

Earlier this week, we had the pleasure of hosting a chat outlining some key points on how to gain admission to the top business schools. Dr. Shel Watts, founder and [...]

Think Different: Why I Chose China For My MBA

by Beat The GMAT on Mar 3, 2012

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfKItI6Z7LQ[/youtube] This webinar features CEIBS Full-Time MBA students talking about why they left their home countries (in the US, Europe, and India) to pursue an MBA in China. [...]

Exit Interview: How Martin Got Into Harvard Business School

by Beat The GMAT on Jan 27, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bspVfm5ixw[/youtube] Martin, a fellow Beat The GMAT member, describes his experiences getting into Harvard Business School as an international candidate.  This session gets into a lot of deep detail about Martin's [...]

Everything About MBA Admissions in 10 Videos

by Beat The GMAT on Jul 13, 2011

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7tKPz99_pA[/youtube] MBA applicants don’t have easy choices when it comes to finding expert advice on MBA admissions.  Usually the options are: scouring the web for free advice (time consuming and can [...]

How Jyothi Got Into ISB - An Exit Interview

by Beat The GMAT on Dec 17, 2010

I'm excited to share another segment of the Beat The GMAT Exit Interview Series; an initiative where I interview Beat The GMAT members who have been successfully admitted to business [...]

MBA News Roundup: Wharton's New "Look" and East Meets West at B-School

by Knewton on Dec 12, 2010

More and more business schools are revamping their curricula -- not only to remain competitive with one other, but also to ensure that their students are developing the skills necessary [...]

How Do You Know What B-Schools Want? Do Your Social Media Homework

by Knewton on Nov 4, 2010

When it comes to MBA applications, you know exactly what you want—an acceptance letter. But it’s much trickier to figure out what an admissions officer wants. Of course, a high [...]

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