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News From 2022 AIGAC Conference: What Is Top of Mind For Admissions Directors

by Personal MBA Coach on May 31, 2022

This week Personal MBA Coach’s founder, Scott Edinburgh, is attending the annual Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants (AIGAC) conference. As a member of the AIGAC Board of Directors, [...]

B-Schooled Podcast Episode #103: The Power of Authenticity in MBA Applications

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on May 30, 2022

Chandler Arnold joins the B-Schooled podcast as a new host, and he welcomes SBC colleague Christina Fu to have an extraordinary conversation about a hot topic in the world [...]

HBS Essay Advice and Application Deadlines: 2022-2023

by Personal MBA Coach on May 27, 2022

Once again, Harvard Business School was the first to announce its essay questions for the upcoming business school application season, sharing MBA application deadlines and the required essay for [...]

What Is a Good GMAT Score? Answer These 5 Questions to See If You Should Consider a Retake

by Vantage Point MBA on May 26, 2022

“What is a good GMAT score?” is a question we field frequently from clients. Perhaps they have taken the GMAT or GRE at least once but aren’t sure if [...]

The top MBA application process (prerequisites, the actual application, interview, etc.)

by ARINGO on May 25, 2022

The MBA application process is similar to most top business schools in the United States and Europe. It is a lengthy process that requires time, effort, preparation, and patience. [...]

Interview With Al Drewes, Columbia Executives in Residence Program Director

by Personal MBA Coach on May 24, 2022

One of the top reasons for an MBA is to explore career paths in an open environment. Through Columbia Business School’s Executives in Residence program, Columbia MBA students have [...]

Admitted MBA Student To-Do List

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on May 23, 2022

Has the euphoria over your acceptance to the b-school of your dreams subsided slightly? Then it’s time to refocus your energies on all of the big and little details [...]

Our Best MBA Admissions Consulting Firms, 2022

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on May 20, 2022

The debate over whether to engage an MBA admissions consultant is on the minds of countless MBA applicants. The stakes are high in engaging an MBA admissions consulting partner, [...]

US News Historical MBA Rankings: Have the Top MBA Programs Changed?

by Personal MBA Coach on May 19, 2022

If you are in the process of selecting which top MBA program you want to apply to, you are facing a mountain of information to vet—rankings included. “Which school [...]

The Differences Between the Top European and Top US MBA Programs

by ARINGO on May 18, 2022

America was responsible for creating the first MBA programs in the world. In the early 20th century, the Europeans created MBA programs in their countries too. Both Europe and [...]

MBA Demand Remains High According to GMAC’s Prospective Student Survey

by Personal MBA Coach on May 17, 2022

The Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) has yet again emphasized the demand for a business school education. In its new 2022 Prospective Student Survey , GMAC shared that the [...]

B-Schooled Podcast Episode #100: MBA Trends and What They Mean for You

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on May 16, 2022

We’ve made it to our 100th episode of the B-Schooled podcast! Woot woot! So of course we wanted it to be special. That’s why we invited journalist Francesca Di [...]

What To Expect From the 2022-2023 MBA Essay Questions

by Personal MBA Coach on May 13, 2022

Many MBA hopefuls who have already narrowed their target school lists are anxiously awaiting the release of the 2022-2023 MBA application essay questions and deadlines. In previous years, [...]

Planning to go to a top business school in a few years? This is what you need to do

by ARINGO on May 12, 2022

A top business school receives thousands of applications from interested candidates every year. If you plan to go to a top business school within the next few years, you [...]

How to Get the Adcom Excited About Your MBA Career Goals Essay Plus an Example

by Vantage Point MBA on May 11, 2022

In last week’s article, we provided some tips to ensure the short-term goals you share in your MBA career goals essay will resonate with the admissions committee. We shared [...]

Personal MBA Coach’s 5 Month MBA Application Timeline

by Personal MBA Coach on May 10, 2022

April is upon us! This means that the first Round 1 deadline is less than five months away. While the 2022-2023 MBA application deadlines and questions have not [...]

GMAT and Your MBA Application Strategy

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on May 9, 2022

There is no such thing as a bad test, just opportunities to build on and learn from. Nearly every MBA candidate submits a GMAT or GRE score as [...]

What are the top MBA programs and business schools looking for in a candidate?

by ARINGO on May 4, 2022

Top MBA programs and business schools are very selective in the application process. Each school receives thousands of applications from candidates around the country and all over the world. [...]

Personal MBA Coach’s 6 Tips for School Selection

by Personal MBA Coach on May 3, 2022

This time of the year Personal MBA Coach is repeatedly asked, “Which schools should I apply to?” Picking the right business school is a complicated and personal process and [...]

Why Negative Thinking Can Help You Reach Greater Success

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on May 2, 2022

When it comes to strategies for reaching our goals, most of us adopt an optimistic outlook. We see ourselves triumphant at the finish line and believe a positive mindset [...]