How to apply to Business Schools
The application process for the top ranking Bschools begins 1 year before the program start date. But there are several application requirements that you need to take care of before you get to the application stage.
For instance, the business school entrance exams such as GMAT, TOEFL which form part of the overall application require several months of preparation before you can take the tests. If you don’t get the score that you expected, you have the option of taking it again.
Here’s a primer on how to apply to and get into the best business schools.
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Business School Rankings
With so many b-schools spread across the world, it can become very difficult for an international student to choose the best one. This is where rankings can help.
Though they have their drawbacks and critics, it’s a good way to start off your business school research and then filter them down to a few that match your career aspirations (Read How to research business school and MBA programs).
Be aware of their limitations. Don’t rely on them blindly to take decisions that have a life altering impact. It’s great to refer to external information and customise it based on your profile, your career aims and your finances.
We’ve collated a list of the most popular ones in the world in this business school ranking. Also check the MBA rankings for the best programs in USA, Canada, UK, Europe, India and other regions. Also read How important are MBA rankings?
Country Rankings for international students:
- Best MBA programs in USA
- Top MBA in USA for international students
- Best MBA programs in California – For folks in Silicon Valley
- Best MBA programs in New York
- Top MBA programs in Canada
- Best Business Schools in Europe
- Best MBA programs in Philippines
Also find out more about the best countries for international students.
Business School Resources
On our site, you’ll find a lot of resources to help you in your research and planning.
For starters, check out our blog which has business school articles that cover almost all the important questions that newbies and advanced applicants have.
We have categorised these articles into: bschool admissions advice, financing, interview tips, scholarships and MBA consultants. If you have a big appetite for devouring information, here’s our full list of Bschool and MBA articles.
Here’s a list of the best MBA books to cover test prep, admissions and careers.
We also have a discussion thread where we’re answering general questions about bschools, MBA, scholarships.
We’ve featured several good business schools on MBA Crystal Ball. Read what admissions officers and successful applicants have to share about the university, program and the application strategies.
Business Schools in USA
– Harvard Business School (HBS)
– Stanford Graduate School of Business
– – What Stanford GSB looks for in MBA applicants
– Tuck School of Business (Dartmouth University)
– Columbia Business School
– Kellogg School of Business
– MIT Sloan School of Management
– Chicago Booth School of Business
– The Wharton School
– – All about the Wharton MBA
– – Wharton Lauder Institute
– NYU Stern School of Business
– Ross Business School
– – What Michigan Ross looks for in MBA applicants
– UCLA Anderson School of Management
– McCombs School of Business
– Smeal School of Business
– Rice MBA (Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business)
– Carlson School of Management
– McDonough School of Business (Georgetown University)
– Darden Business School
Business Schools in Canada
Business Schools in UK and rest of Europe
Business Schools in China, Singapore, Hong Kong (Asia)
Business Schools in India
Business School Admissions
The admissions process for the good bschools has become more intense than ever. It’s not just about cracking the GMAT and assuming that the Admissions Committee will roll out the red carpet. In fact, for Indian applicants, the bschool admission rates are the worst.
Each year we work with a handful of business school applicants to help them significant improve their chances of getting into elite programs and help them realise their dreams. Here’s a list of our business school counselling services.
It’s a tough road ahead. But for the talented ones who persevere, the rewards can be worth the effort.