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The Importance of Selecting the Right MBA Program

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Most MBA applicants are busy building their initial school selection lists, gathering information and analyzing data points on each program, and determining how many schools to apply to. But how can you ensure you’re building the right list of target schools and applying to the right business school?

Danielle Richie, Senior Associate Director of FT MBA Admissions at UNC Kenan-Flagler

Join Clear Admit’s own Graham Richmond and guest Danielle Richie, Senior Associate Director of MBA Admissions & Student Recruitment at UNC Kenan-Flagler, as they discuss all of the factors you should consider in the MBA application and selection process.

Some of the topics Graham and Danielle will cover are:

  • How many schools should a candidate apply to and what should the composition of their schools look like in terms of admissions difficulty?
  • How should you choose the specific schools to which you apply? Rankings? Location? Cost? Strength in their target field? Teaching methods? Co-worker recommendations? Goals and personal preferences? Other factors?
  • How important is a campus visit and what steps should applicants take to learn enough about each target school so as to make a truly informed decisions?
  • What are the implications if a candidate ends up at the wrong school?

Go ahead and take a listen now. The episode is available below as well as on iTunes and Stitcher. Whether you’re just starting your school selection process or are already in the midst of applying to your targeted schools, you’ll get helpful insights that ensure you make the right program choice with the best experience to achieve your personal and career goals.

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Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast
Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast
Episode 52: The Importance of Selecting the Right MBA Program

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Lauren Wakal
Lauren Wakal has been covering the MBA admissions space for more than a decade, from in-depth business school profiles to weekly breaking news and more.