The McDonough School at Georgetown University is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top business schools. As part of their global outreach to prospective MBA students, the McDonough School has opened up its high-profile Georgetown Global Forum event held in London on April 17th to candidates interested in studying at the school.
The ESMT MBA program is a one year MBA program starting in January and ending in December. The last three months of the program were special because in those months we had an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills developed throughout the year to the real life projects and challenges. The highlights of those months were the development of a business plan, conducting a consulting project and writing a Master’s thesis.
When I think of business school and the MBA program, I always take a step back and say to myself, “what am I supposed to be learning here?” I have long been under the impression that obtaining an MBA is also accompanied by a plaque that reads “Master of the Universe.” Now while you may not receive a plaque, if you navigate B-school correctly, you will have the tools to be the master of a universe. Your own.
Funny thing happened to me on the way to my career on Wall St. I graduated during a time when the economy was booming, the stock market was racing to the moon and interest rates were low. The year was 2006 and I had heard tons of stories of how people got rich in tech bubble of 2001 and by flipping houses in the real estate market. I was a young undergraduate with several years of work experience looking for my chance to make my millions. Heck, I would've been good with a few hundred thousand.
You've prepared what you will say, written out questions and gotten to the interview on time. Now comes the stressful part, the actual MBA interview. Here are some things you should avoid doing if you want to make a good impression on your interviewer.
Most MBA interviews are invite only these days. So, if you are called in for an interview, the good news is that school is already interested in you. That doesn't mean you should sit on your laurels though, since only 40% to 60% of MBA interviewees are actually accepted (per Poets & Quants). That's why you need to study up on what MBA interview mistakes you should avoid.
As the number of MBA program options continue to increase, the process of choosing a business school has become more overwhelming. Where should you start? Here are some tips on how to choose a business school.
ESMT's MBA program is rich with all kinds of different activities that aim to foster learning and enhance experience. IFS (International Field Seminar) is one of the important and unique experiences I had during my MBA program at ESMT. Just a week ago I came back from California, where I and my classmates spent 10 days visiting 11 different companies in the heart of Silicon Valley and San Francisco. One may wonder what IFS is and what is so special about it.
If you ask me “Should I do an MBA?”, I will reply with a question “Are you ready to stretch yourself?”.
Meet EMILY. She’s a young red-head who loves the beach and makes a living lifeguarding. Unfortunately, she is not actually human, which takes her off the market for most guys out there. But, she is capable of moving at more than 28 mph in hurricane conditions and contains Navy-derived technology capable of recognizing a flailing swimmer and moving towards them without human controls. That makes her pretty cool in my book.