October 21, 2017

How to reduce the cost of living as an international student in USA

The United States is ranked as the 18th most expensive country to live in, according to Numbeo’s cost of living index. Compare that to, say India, […]
September 29, 2017

Is Work Experience necessary for MBA?

To nip the brewing suspense in the bud, here is the easy response – Yes! Work Experience is necessary for the good MBA programs. There are […]
September 22, 2017

One year MBA vs Two year MBA

Both deliver a Master’s in Business Administration at the end of their respective full terms. The difference lies in the way you get there – an […]
September 8, 2017

GMAT cut-off for IIM, ISB and other Indian Business Schools

This is a tough one. Most business schools, whether in India or around the world, don’t specify the minimum GMAT score. Eligibility for admission is derived […]
August 28, 2017

Company Secretary and CA with 580 GMAT gets scholarship from 3 top MBA programs

Here’s a philosophical question: Consider someone who has cleared all 3 levels of the Chartered Accountancy course (hailed by many as the toughest exam in the […]
August 16, 2017

Sample Resume for MS and PhD Applications

Resumes are to applicants as head shots are to actors. They provide a quick peak into your best face under the best light. And just like […]
August 11, 2017

Living and Studying in China as an international student

Unlike the regular higher education destinations like USA, UK, Canada where there’s a lot written by masters students and alumni covering their university experiences, very little […]
August 7, 2017

Low GPA Success Stories

The genius Tagore may have hated formal schooling and even chastised the concept of examinations, but for the rest, education has had a pretty rigid framework. […]
July 19, 2017

Exaggeration, lying and hiding facts in MBA applications

Dishonesty in the MBA application process isn’t a new phenomenon. Whether it’s exaggeration, lies or plagiarism, applicants across the world have been doing it for years, […]
July 17, 2017

Why this Ivy League MS grad from India skipped the elite MBA programs to join JHU Carey

When you gaze into the crystal ball and see an Ivy League MS graduate from India planning for an MBA, you’d naturally assume that he’s set […]
July 14, 2017

Problems of international students in USA and how to tackle them

What are the common problems faced by international students who arrive on university campuses in USA? MBA Crystal Ball invited Abbey Rice, associate director of MBA […]
July 12, 2017

MS in Software Management at CMU Silicon Valley campus vs MBA vs MEM

Riah Sathe had set her eyes on a product management career and felt that a top international graduate management program would help her get there faster. […]