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INSEAD MBA diversity scholarship with an average GMAT score of 700 in Round 2

It’s a common perception that applicants from highly represented MBA applicant pools (such as Indian candidates) can’t be considered for diversity scholarships. While that’s true to a large extent for regular applicants, it also depends on how you define ‘regular’ (MBA admission with non-traditional profile). Megha Saraogi Todi completed her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in … Read more


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Profile building for second MBA after IIM: M7 (Kellogg) admit with scholarship

When you hit a wall, you only need to find the right window of opportunity, to allow the rays of hope and inspiration to enter. We wrote earlier about why anyone would plan for a second MBA after IIM, and also the pros and cons to be aware of. IIM Kozhikode grad, Garimaya Gaur, was … Read more


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MBA after working in a bank job: My international admissions experience

A lot’s written about the love relationship between investment bankers and MBA. But what does it take to get into a top international MBA after working in a retail banking job? Banking professional, Manish Jha, recapitulates his admissions experience that helped him get into several reputed MBA programs abroad with scholarship after working in a … Read more


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MBA after mechanical engineering: Canada with scholarship for finance professional

Harsh Tulsiani graduated from the Pennsylvania State University, School of Engineering, as a Dean’s lister. The mechanical engineer had already changed his career and was working in finance (Mergers and Acquisitions) at KPMG (a Big 4 firm), when the thought of getting an international MBA crossed his mind. The little glitch – he only had … Read more


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Michigan Ross MBA with scholarship after 3 years and GMAT-to-GRE switch

Bschool admissions are tricky. Good applicants are denied admits, not because they didn’t deserve it, but mainly because they didn’t approach it in the right manner. But regardless of the results, top MBA applications can still teach you a lot. For Utsav, it was grit, determination, passion and persistence. He got into a top business … Read more


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Value of Indian MBA abroad: How I got a Gulf job with tax-free salary

Many applicants want to know – what’s the value of an Indian MBA abroad? Is it possible to get a job abroad after an MBA from India. While it’s not easy, there are folks who manage to get placed internationally (IIM vs Foreign MBA). We published one such story earlier: ISB international placement. Here’s another … Read more


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NYU Stern School of Business with $60,000 scholarship in Round 3

The world can take a lesson or two from the American marketing model. Like the business schools in the U.S., the global admissions consulting space is also dominated by a few large American consulting firms. Their reviews are highly visible on multiple MBA websites, their success stories are better promoted on prominent forums, and you’ll … Read more


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INSEAD scholarship chances with 720 GMAT in Round 2 deadline

What are the chances of getting an INSEAD scholarship for Indian students in Round 2, with a rather average GMAT score? If you thought the odds are low, you’re right. While that may be true from a subjective viewpoint, there are always those who try to go against the statistical chances and succeed. Ajinkya Rajadhyaksha … Read more


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Competitive vs low GMAT score for INSEAD

Many applicants ask us about the difference between a competitive and low GMAT score for INSEAD and other top schools. By global standards, anything over 700 can’t be termed as a low GMAT score at all. But elite business schools such as INSEAD have a funny way of making even good GMAT scores look low … Read more


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Higher Education Scholarships for International Students

The internationally mobile student population, holding non-resident visas with the intention of completing a degree abroad, has always been on the rise. In 2017, there were over 5.3 million mobile students meandering the globe to obtain a foreign degree. In 2000, there were about 2 million.


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Executive MBA with scholarship in India with an average over-represented profile

It is unusual for executive MBA programs in India and abroad to offer scholarships. This is primarily because Executive MBA programs are targetted at working professionals, and in many cases the MBA is sponsored by their employers. For these reasons, a self-funded EMBA can become very expensive for the student. This is what makes this … Read more


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Top MBA in Asia with scholarship despite below average GMAT score

Many MBA applicants from India think that crossing the 700 score mark on the GMAT is the only way to get into a good business school, and have any remote chance of getting a scholarship. Oil and Gas professional, Ekta Kulhare, took the GMAT twice but wasn’t able to get a high score. She decided … Read more