What does an admission consultant with Harvard & Stanford admits know that friends & family don’t

Utkarsh Bajpai’s profile ticks all the right boxes – IIT graduate, competitive GMAT score, impressive international work experience. This is typical of many strong applicants who plan to apply to the most selective masters and MBA programs in the world, such as the M7 business schools, INSEAD, London Business School, and other elite institutions. It … Read more

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 get from MBA applicants looking at the top British business schools. Ritika Rao (name changed) writes about how she got a job in England (UK) after her MBA from … Read more

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% of applicants to business schools across the world take help from an MBA admissions consultant (Experienced MBA consultant vs friends, for MBA admissions). What about India you ask? Unfortunately … Read more

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 in your interest. But don’t treat it like outsourcing. MBA admissions consulting in India is still a new (grey) field. So Indian MBA applicants (and some consultants as well) … Read more

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 even a single business school after 2 years of applying? The typical reaction would be to write off the entire MBA consultant community and never look in their direction … Read more

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 & Quants (P&Q), a leading & highly-respectable MBA portal, are to be believed, the numbers are astounding. Up to one third of the applicants to the top 10 MBA programs … Read more

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 services of MBA admission consultants. That makes the tough competition tougher for deserving candidates. The severely skewed demand-supply equation of MBA applicants to MBA seats makes it a fertile … Read more

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 [IT or marketing or finance or add your function/industry].   And the post generally ends with questions that we makes us break into a sweat: What are my chances … Read more

Q&A with Accepted.com founder Linda Abraham

Accepted.com has been at the forefront of MBA Admissions consulting since the early 1990s. Linda Abraham, founder of Accepted.com, shares her knowledge and experience with MCB readers on a range of topics: choosing the right schools (using rankings, two year versus one year programs, brand vs scholarships), top-5 mistakes to avoid in an MBA interview, … Read more