August 22, 2016

How colleges use enrollment management strategies to manage yield

You would think that universities and colleges would grab the best applicants for their academic programs every time. However, more than a decade ago, during one […]
July 22, 2016

How important are business school campus visits during MBA applications?

Yet another question that pops its head in every conversation I’ve had with applicants is the issue of visiting the business school irrespective of where it […]
July 6, 2016

Are MBA admission chances in Round 2 deadlines lesser than in Round 1?

If you are planning to put in an international MBA application, you would be aware that schools have multiple deadlines. These are typically known as R1 […]
June 15, 2016

Are MBA fairs still useful or a waste of time?

It’s a question we’ve been getting from candidates frequently enough to deserve an independent article. MBA fairs have been around for so long that everyone has […]
December 7, 2015

What is most important in MBA applications?

When Sreesanth, who was out on bail in the IPL match fixing case, performed the Thulabharam ritual, it was easier to fix the divine offering (no […]
November 23, 2015

What Admissions Officers of top business schools look for in MBA applicants

“Do I have what it takes to get an MBA degree?” It’s a question many young professionals ask themselves a few years into their careers. Although […]
April 13, 2015

Managing low academic grades (GPA) in MBA applications

With a great deal of significance that Indian MBA applicants seem to attach to their GMAT scores, many don’t bother much about their academic grades (GPA, […]
June 22, 2014

Best Part-time MBA in California: UCLA Anderson (FEMBA) and Berkeley Haas

Not everyone can chuck their job and head off to business school. There are personal and professional reasons when Part-time MBA programs are a better option […]
April 18, 2014

How B-schools treat minority MBA applications

You might’ve heard it from someone, somewhere before. “Schools love minority MBA candidates!” or “If you are a minority MBA applicant, your chances of getting selected […]
November 30, 2011

Indian MBA Applicants more likely to be rejected from top b-schools

You thought it was fair game and your chances of getting into a top MBA program had nothing to do with your nationality? Not true, says […]
October 19, 2011

Can a high GMAT score compensate for less work experience?

Another one of those GMAT FAQ regulars. Each year we get profiles where we see great work experience with not so good GMAT scores. For many […]
November 11, 2010

The ‘my-friend-got-into-a-top-MBA-program-so-he-can-help-me-get-in-too’ Myth

When your friend proudly announced, ‘I got into Harvard (replace with any other elite business school)’, you along with your wide-eyed friends in India did the […]