August 23, 2018

How I got into NUS MBA after multiple rejections: Reapplicant story

Payal Kapoor (name changed) narrates her application story, and highlights the differences between working with alumni vs professional admission consultants.
February 21, 2018

How I got a job in the UK after my MBA as an international student

Can international students still get jobs in England? Will life after an MBA be exciting and satisfying? These are a few of the queries that we […]
September 26, 2016

Is hiring an MBA admissions consultant worth it?

If we had put up this question a decade ago, perhaps we would have drawn several blank expressions. Not anymore. According to a 2016 survey, 45% […]
October 5, 2015

MBA admissions consultants ranking factors

For all the adulation and flak that MBA rankings get, they do serve a purpose. With a humongous number of business schools across the world to […]
September 24, 2013

Don’t ‘outsource’ to MBA Admission Consultants

The operative word out there is ‘outsource’, as you might have realised. Work with the best MBA admission consultants by all means if you think that’s […]
August 17, 2013

International MBA admissions consultant in India or abroad?

What would you do if after spending £2,500 on a top international MBA admissions consultant for a multi-school package, you got no MBA interview calls from […]
July 19, 2013

Should MBA admission consultants reveal their best kept secrets?

It’s the general rule in any competitive industry. Build an aura of secrecy around your offerings and charge a premium to interested people who approach you. […]
July 26, 2012

MBA Admissions Consultants: How the best business schools view them

How many MBA applicants take the help of MBA admission consultants while applying to the top schools. If estimates from the survey conducted by Poets & […]
February 5, 2012

UCLA Anderson rejects applicants for unethical MBA essay writing practices

If estimates are to be believed about half of all applicants who apply to the top schools like Harvard, Stanford and Wharton make use of the […]
October 26, 2011

How not to select business schools: MBA application don’ts

A typical MBA profile evaluation request on most MBA discussion forums starts this way. My GMAT score is 710. I have 4 years work experience in […]
May 29, 2011

Q&A with Clear Admit founder Graham Richmond: MBA Admission Tips

MBA Crystal Ball interviewed Graham Richmond, co-founder of Clear Admit, to get his views on a few burning questions that are frequently on the minds of […]
May 22, 2011

Q&A with founder Linda Abraham has been at the forefront of MBA Admissions consulting since the early 1990s. Linda Abraham, founder of, shares her knowledge and experience with MCB […]