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 5, 2017

Common Letter of Recommendation: All you need to know

As an MBA applicant, life isn’t easy. There is lots to do and time always seems to be running short; unless of course you’ve managed to […]
June 28, 2017

What type of work experience is required for MBA abroad?

We’ve established in an earlier post the importance of work experience for international MBA grads. Of course, there are a few who break into top league […]
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 12, 2017

Merchant navy officer heads to B-school to explore shore jobs

Life in the merchant navy isn’t easy. Several months away from home, often in rough weather, battling the forces of nature can take its toll on […]
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 […]
June 2, 2017

ISB PGPpro Review: Why I selected a Weekend Executive MBA

Since it’s a new program, you won’t find many ISB PGPpro reviews to decide whether it’s the right program for you. It’s quite expensive as well […]
May 24, 2017

Tips to tackle video essay questions in MBA applications

For all the talk about business schools increasingly adopting video essays in MBA applications, we are yet to see a definite ‘trend’ on this aspect. Sure, […]
May 22, 2017

EDHEC MBA with 40% scholarship despite low 650 GMAT score

When you ask most applicants about the top MBA programs in France, apart from INSEAD and HEC Paris, another name that may come up is EDHEC. […]
May 15, 2017

Top MBA Application Tips from Students & Applicants

Business school applications are notoriously complicated. What makes them feel like ancient Chinese torture is the uncertainty of how big of a role is played by […]