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Does anyone recommend buying the books early? Is there any other advice?

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by ProlentEdmundal » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:31 am
You should start researching employers and internships.


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by ceilidh.erickson » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:17 am
deborahfields wrote:Does anyone recommend buying the books early? Is there any other advice?
For most people, an MBA is a terminal degree, so there is less competition for grades than in undergrad (or in other masters programs). Many people find that b-school is less academically difficult than their undergraduate programs. Business schools know that you're there to learn, but you're also there to network and get to know your classmates, do internships, etc. If you have the GPA and GMAT score to get into a top business school, you probably already have the chops to succeed without additional effort.

It's not a bad idea to brush up on topics that you didn't take in undergrad, or that are relevant for your goals after business school: finance, accounting, marketing, etc. Take an online course with Coursera, EdX, HBX, etc. I recommend that students do this before applying, though, to show interest and dedication.

In short: most students shouldn't feel like they have to pre-study for business school once they're already accepted. But a little bit of catch-up so that you speak the same language as your classmates is not a bad idea.
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by GeneralEducation » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:27 am
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