MBA Admissions Tips
Advice on how to navigate the sea of information about your target programs and identify the most useful sources and details.
- Making Your List of Business Schools
- Considering Campus and Lifestyle Factors
- School Hosted Blogs
- Making the Most of Your Campus Visit
- Off Campus Information Sessions
- 5 Things You Need to Know Before Attending an MBA Fair
- Digging Deep with Your Target B-Schools: Anecdotes & Advocates
Advice for Pre-Experience and Early Career Applicants
Strategic advice on executing your MBA application, including tips on your résumé, data forms, and essays.
Preparation & Groundwork
- Should I Apply in Round 1 or Round 2 to My Top Choice School?
- Defining Your MBA Career Goals
- Additional Coursework Before Applying for an MBA
- Addressing Employment Gaps
- Volunteer Experience
- Know Your Audience
- How to Write a Résumé That Will Get You Into Business School
- Sweethearts & Success: Applying for an MBA as a Couple
- A Guide to Test Waivers: Should You Request a Waiver for Submitting a GMAT or GRE Score?
- Crafting the MBA Essay
- Avoid the Comparison Trap
- 3 Ways to Show MBA Program You Mean Business
- Essay Polishing
- Word Limits and Character Counts
- 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Submitting an Optional Essay
- Video Essays
Recommendations & Letters of Support
- Preparing and Selecting Recommenders
- GMAC Common Letter of Recommendation Analysis for MBA Applicants and Recommenders
- Letters of Support
Advice for business school applicants who are preparing for their MBA admissions interviews.
Understanding Interview Procedures
- Open Interviews vs Invitation-Only Interviews
- Resume- vs Application-Based Interviews
- Group Interviews
- Unusual Interview Practices (Post-interview Essays, Two Interviewers, Presentations)
Interview Preparation and Follow-Up Advice
- Interview Etiquette
- The Seven Hardest MBA Admissions Interview Questions—and How to Answer Them
- 5 MBA Interview Questions You Need to Ace (And How to Do So)
- Interviewing the Interviewer
- How to Impress During a Video Interview
- Post-Interview Protocol: Thank You Letters and Other Follow Up
Tips on how to handle your admissions decisions, and next steps.
- Choosing Between Business Schools
- Should Scholarship Money Impact Your Choice of Business School?
- Can I Negotiate a Scholarship for Business School?
- 5 Tips for Welcome Weekend Attendance
- Background Checks