Most Frequently Given MBA Application Advice By Admissions Consultants‘Tis the season...don’t panic, it’s not Christmas yet. We mean fall — the time the leaves start to change, Starbucks releases their over-hyped Pumpkin Spice Latte, you pull out your favorite too tight sweater...and round one application deadlines pass in batches.
Yep, it’s application season y’a…
Too often, the short answer portion of the MBA application is treated as an afterthought when it actually plays a vital role in the way you present yourself as a business school candidate. Did you know that the short answer section is one of the first reviewed parts of your application (along with y…Show Content
We hate to break it to you but, when applying to business school, GPA matters. Your undergraduate GPA is an example of how you perform in an academic setting and sets a precedent for how you will fare as an MBA student.
But hold on — Don’t give up on your b-school dreams just yet...
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When it comes to the MBA admissions process, planning ahead = getting ahead. If you have big dreams of being accepted to a competitive program, it’s never too early to prep for your business school applications.
If you spend this time wisely, crafting the perfect MBA application should be a cinc…Show Content
If you think that going to business school is the next necessary step in accomplishing your goals, this is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. We know you’re probably itching for a pay increase and a more impressive title, but these are not reasons enough to get an MBA!
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Getting a degree can often feel like a series of hurdles. First, the application. Second, the interview. Third, the classwork. And fourth, the internship. But if you are about to interview for jobs, you’re in the final stretch! As with any race, it’s important to finish strong. Don’t slack off and l…Show Content
Let’s cut straight to the chase: how much time does it take to apply to business school? An average application takes a minimum of 10 weeks — and that’s just for one.
Now, we know what you’re thinking...
“I work best under pressure!”
“I’m a great test taker.”
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What do we mean by school fit and why is it so important? Deciding on an MBA program is one of the few you only make once in a lifetime, so it’s critical to associate yourself with a program that you’re excited about getting up and going to in the morning and, in the long-term, with a school that ha…Show Content
HBS alum and admission coach Saundra Quinlan offers an insider perspective on HBS culture. Think it's a good fit for you? In the second half, Saundra gives advice to ace the application and answer the essays question.Show Content