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Re: Choosing the Right School | US MBA

Schools care a lot more than just GPA/GMAT/GRE, but in general in order to have a decent shot with a given application, especially coming from a competitive demographic, you want to meet or exceed the average for a school. You listed your GRE breakout here. Did you also attempt the GMAT? The reason ...

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Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Ask Admissionado
Topic: Choosing the Right School | US MBA
Replies: 3
Views: 1901

Re: MBA after MS with Experience

Whether you not you should obtain another masters has a bit to do with what you are seeking to do post-MBA. What are you looking to get out of an MBA, exactly? Presumably, Columbia offers good employment recruiting opportunities through their masters program. Are you looking to transition out of rea...

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Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Ask Admissionado
Topic: MBA after MS with Experience
Replies: 1
Views: 907

Re: Application to Top B-Schools

Wow - it seems like you already have an enviable profile in many respects. It sounds like you are applying for 2+2-type programs which is probably a good idea -- that way you can apply for full-time 3-6 years post undergrad if you don’t get into a 2+2 program. Despite your obvious accomplishments, I...

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Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Ask Admissionado
Topic: Application to Top B-Schools
Replies: 2
Views: 900

Re: Admissions

Congrats on graduating from a great school with two marketable majors! If you got an A+ in calc, accounting and finance, my advice would be to retake the GMAT or try the GRE. People with quant chops often can score higher than the 50th percentile with a class or some extra studying (which it seems l...

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Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Ask Admissionado
Topic: Admissions
Replies: 1
Views: 728

Re: Profile Evaluation for INSEAD

Congratulations on a top GMAT score an solid professional credentials. The INSEAD application is very long and very thorough, and in that way means you need to have a lot more excellent content than other schools applications (particularly the top US schools, many of which ask similar prompts so you...

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Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Ask Admissionado
Topic: Profile Evaluation for INSEAD
Replies: 1
Views: 945

Hello - Looking for feedback and chances at gaining admittance at LBS, INSEAD, Darden, Fuqua, Ross, McCombs Education/GMAT - GMAT 700, 48Q/38V - Small Private Christian University, Magna Cum Laude (GPA: 3.82/4), Honors College - Degrees: Bachelor’s and Master’s in Accounting Experience: - Almos...


Hey Guys, I am in a bit of dilemma and really need your thoughts on this. I have been working in manufacturing industry(Chemical) since last 10 years as an Instrumentation Engineer. Since i was not getting any opportunity to move up the ladder(bcos some one is already on the ladder), i thought of d...


The Best MBA Recommenders, Ranked

You’ve got a dozen people willing to write you a letter of recommendation (LOR)—great! Unfortunately, most people applying to an MBA likely ALSO have a bunch of recommenders to choose from. You’re all ambitious, successful professionals who shine compared to the people around you, which means ...

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Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: The Best MBA Recommenders, Ranked
Replies: 0
Views: 591

When Should You Write an Optional Essay?

There’s a lot of conflicting advice about optional MBA essays. Some folks insist you should always use all the space offered to you, others say most applicants don’t have a rare enough situation to justify another essay. Either way the decision feels high stakes: Writing the optional essay is ba...

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Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: When Should You Write an Optional Essay?
Replies: 0
Views: 567

Hi Marco, You won't get any bashing from me - there are a lot of cool things about your candidacy. Still, I'd need to know more in order to really help you. For instance, when did you graduate? How many years of formal work experience do you have? Were any of the roles that you held full-time? If no...


Why do B-Schools Care About “Fit�?

“Why our school?� It’s almost impossible to apply for business school and not face some variation on this prompt. Some examples: • Why do you feel Columbia Business School is a good fit for you? (CBS) • Why Stanford? (GSB) • How will the Booth MBA help you achieve your immediate and long...


Admissions Consulting Myths: The Experienced Consultant

You’re in the market for an admissions consultant… so are we! We’ve been hiring MBA talent for more than a decade, and in the process we’ve hired hundreds of consultants. We thought each and every one would be a mind-blowing, top-tier, 100% legit MBA admissions master—otherwise we wouldnâ...

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Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Ask Admissionado
Topic: Admissions Consulting Myths: The Experienced Consultant
Replies: 0
Views: 13963

Why an EXCITING Resume is Better Than an IMPRESSIVE Resume

When an admissions committee member finishes reading each component of an application, they make a few summary notes in the candidate’s file. That’s a big part of an adcom member’s job: boiling down an application to a few key points that they can use to argue for or against admission in front...


What Makes Career Goals Risky vs Realistic?

The MBA goals essay is an art form, somewhere between fantasy and business plan. You want to be ambitious, but believably so, never crossing the thin line that divides “ambitious� and “delusional.� Many applicants at this point make the mistake of assuming that their goal will be closely exa...


Hi Sushmita, Your application has a lot of things that top b-schools seek: global exposure, top firm placement, career progression and the right age (for US schools; for European schools you may be on the lower end of # of years of experience). You probably don’t want to wait too much longer with ...

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Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: GMAT profile Evaluation for MBA/MIS
Replies: 2
Views: 4717