There are regular interviews, and there are stress interviews. Neither approach is good or bad – as long as the interviewer is professional, has a solid reason for it and is in complete control of the process. But, what do you do when you realise early in the interview that the interviewer is out of … Read more
When a seemingly simple and innocuous question is put to you at an MBA admissions interview, you may start to feel overconfident and tell yourself that you’re almost there. But beware. Looks are deceptive, and you may be about to trip and fall. A few business schools are known to ask their MBA applicants bizarre … Read more
Click here to learn how to get into. Harvard Business School It is a tough world out there in the Harvard Business School community. The level of excellence they demand is evident in their extremely selective application process (read Harvard Business School Application Information: MBA Crystal Ball).
How should you dress for an MBA interview? What should you know about body language, handshakes, eye contact when you meet the interviewer in person? What about Skype interviews where you aren’t exactly in front of the interviewer and yet you are? Sudershan ‘Suds’ Tirumala (Regional Director, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth), shares tips … Read more
At IMD Switzerland, an MBA interview isn’t just a regular interview. It’s a full-blown, highly intensive, day-long affair that only a select few applicants from around the world will get to experience first-hand. You’ll be navigating a minefield of case interviews, personal interviews, presentations, group discussion, sample class, alumni lunch (where you are still being … Read more
Vijay Govindarajan, Professor of International Business at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, is one of the most influential business thinkers of our times (number 3 on the Thinkers 50 ranking). His ideas on innovation and strategy have gained worldwide recognition and respect. Reverse innovation – his most recent contribution to the world … Read more
Though the MBA rankings might have a different viewpoint, Komal Pathak (name changed) thinks of the Vanderbilt MBA program (Owen) as the ‘Harvard in HR’. She had a bit of a rough ride with her GMAT score and she was pretty clear about the business schools that she wanted to apply to. Many of her … Read more
Dual degrees like the JD-MBA offered by the Kellogg School of Management and Northwestern University’s School of Law can be a great way to learn about two disciplines that have more overlap that we generally assume. However, compared to the regular 2-year MBA programs, these longer and more expensive joint degree options can seem more … Read more
Situational interviews or Behavioral interviews are the vague, mysterious and confusing interview questions that get thrown at you when you are trying to get the best management consulting (including the top tier strategy consulting firms) and investment banking jobs. Or for that matter MBA interviews as well. They make you feel that the tough technical … Read more
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
The UC Irvine MBA (Merage) was one of the schools on Deepak’s (name changed) list based on school info, ranking and personal data. But his MBA application process didn’t exactly start the way he planned. A low GMAT score could have delivered a knockout punch to most applicants and made them re-evaluate their plans.
The question pops up on various forums frequently and there are two categories of guys who want to know. The first set are a few months away from application deadlines and have recently realized that their competitors look and sound better on paper than they do. This is the ‘uski kameez meri kameez se safed … Read more