It is well known that most recessions work in favor of business schools. As industries struggle to retain their employees during a recession, laying off or letting them ago, many workers go back to school, mainly business schools, for an MBA. They believe that earning an MBA from a reputed school is a good investment … Read more
What’s in a number? And what’s in a grade? Well, it is a quantity to be interpreted as a measure of your intellect. Yes, yes, we know. The system is not always fair. Your grades, for your mental capacity in those 2 – 3 hours, should not reflect upon your education background.
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 US admissions year, the undergraduate admissions office at Franklin and Marshall, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, put 140 of its best applicants on its waitlist.
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 may be located as candidates prepare their MBA applications. Are business school campus visits a must? Through this post, I’d like to address this question in no uncertain terms … Read more
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 (short for Round 1) and R2. But that’s only part of the story. A lot of schools have R3, some have something that’s known as ‘Early Action’ while some … Read more
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 pun intended), which was simply 100% of his weight in bananas. Ignoring the spiritual complexity in that story, the quantitative aspects were relatively easy. Instead of bananas, the offering … Read more
“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 increasingly becoming the Mecca of the young, global professional, let’s just say that Business School is not everyone’s cup of tea.
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, Percentage) during graduation. Some do, and they are right in doing so, because the admissions officer looking at your essays and recommendations would also be interested in knowing how … Read more
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 compared to regular full-time MBA courses. Almost all the top universities offer part-time MBA degrees. The admissions process for some these can be pretty tough. Consider folks working in … Read more
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 are very high!” How true is it? Or just another myth that’s got propagated over the years?
[Editor’s note added in July 2021: Since this is an old post, we tried to find new surveys that provide insights into the latest nationality-based admission statistics. We couldn’t find any. But from our decade long experience in top-tier MBA admissions consulting, and the rising number of applicants from India, it seems like the odds … Read more
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 guys who’ve completed their graduation several years back, the concept of preparing for a test can be a tough challenge. They’ve spent 3-5 years doing well in their chosen … Read more