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. […]
July 3, 2017

What’s it like to study in an Ivy League masters program (UPenn) as an international student

The University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) is among the top 3 universities in the world – Harvard and Stanford being the other two – to have produced […]
June 30, 2017

Is a Part-Time MBA worth it?

MBAs come in all shapes and sizes – Full Time (FT), Executive, Dual, Distance, Short Term and Part Time (PT). [Read – Types of MBA Programs]. […]
June 27, 2017

Goizueta MBA (partial scholarship) vs Kelley (full scholarship) for second MBA

Second MBA applicant, Abhinav Gupta, got admits from 3 good schools with varying amounts of MBA scholarships. He took the unusual decision to leave close to […]
June 5, 2017

Kellogg One Year MBA admission with scholarship after GMAT score jumps by 90 points

Rohit Bansal would be soon flying from Singapore to Chicago to join the Kellogg One Year MBA program on a cool $25,000 tuition scholarship. This is […]
May 26, 2017

Strategy consulting job without an MBA degree or relevant experience

Many aspiring consultants want to know if it’s possible to get a top tier strategy consulting firm like McKinsey / Bain / Boston Consulting Group (MBB, […]