Business schools often have MBA essays that ask MBA applicants why they have chosen this specific MBA program. And more often than not, the answer isn’t as straight-forward as you might assume. Information that’s available on bschool websites can be categorised into one of two buckets:
But this is hardly enough to convince the Admission officers. Imagine responding to the ‘Why did you choose our program question’ with ‘No sweat. I just filtered the top 50 MBA programs, filtered it based on my GMAT score and voila…your bschool was right there…among the 20 other schools that have the same average GMAT.’
When the rest of your friends are going overboard in providing philosophical, emotional and spiritual responses, a superficial ‘data’ related response may not be ‘deep’ enough!
This category is the one you should be taking a little more seriously (of course, without taking away the importance of category 1 elements). But it can be difficult to put your finger on this one.
If you can get the right mix of category 1 and 2 ingredients, you’ve got a mouth-watering dish ready for the Admissions Committee.
While you take care of the first category with your GMAT preparation and professional accomplishments, we thought it might be useful to get some current MBA students from the top schools to make life (and your research efforts) a little easier by offering to share insights about their bschools.
Here’s the list of schools that currently have a presence on our business school forum.
If you have been thinking of applying to any of these schools, do make use of the opportunity to connect with those who are attending the program. Ask them questions that you’ve not been able to answer based on official websites and brochures.
We are trying to get more bschools on the forum. If you are a current student and you’d like to use our platform to reach out to the MBA applicant community, send us an email on info at mbacrystalball dot com.