October is here, and it's time for Round 1 deadlines. Now what? To help you answer that question, here's our MBA Application timeline for October. If you are just beginning the MBA application process, it's time to choose the schools you want to go to. For those of you who are sending in your applications this month, it's time to finish up your application form answers and essays.
While it's easy to get caught up in brainstorming essay questions or studying for the GMAT, do not underestimate the importance of your MBA application form. Your answers will determine whether or not you will get into the business school of your choice. Here are some tips that will help you come up with answers that will make a good impression on the MBA admissions committee.
If you are applying to certain business schools, such as MIT’s Sloan School of Management, you may be required to fill out your application online. While an online application can be quicker and more convenient, you still need to be careful. Here are some tips.
If you haven't gotten a chance to visit your target schools, September is the time to do it if you are planning submit your applications in time for the Round 1 deadline. To avoid scrambling to get your application in at the last minute, you need to start filling out online MBA applications and follow up with your MBA recommenders. For tips and advice on how to tackle all these MBA application tasks, check out our MBA application timeline for September.
While extracurricular activities are sometimes overlooked, they can make the difference between who is accepted and who isn't. Business school admissions officers aren't just looking for someone who's a fit for their program, they are also looking for someone who will contribute to campus life. What sorts of extracurricular activities are admissions officers looking for? Read on to find out.
Business school admissions committees look at your transcript and GPA to assess whether or not you will be successful in their MBA program. That's why it's important to evaluate your overall academic record. While you can't change your undergraduate transcript, developing an MBA alternative transcript may improve your chances of being admitted.
Assuming that you've already brainstormed essay material back in July, August is a good time to start working on MBA essay outlines and drafts. You should also prepare the other parts of your application and contact references for your letter of recommendation. For more information, check out our MBA application timeline for August.
While MBA essay questions vary by school, the majority of MBA applications ask the same two questions: "What are your post-MBA goals?" (the MBA career essay question), and "How can this school help you achieve those goals?" (the "why this business school?" essay question). This article will give you some tips on how to better answer both of those questions.
Most business school admission boards are looking for candidates demonstrate excellent reasoning skills, resourcefulness and confidence in their abilities. Although the business school application process is pretty straightfoward, the number of components required and the fact that you are applying to more than one school can make things complicated. Here are some MBA application tips on how to submit a great application without going crazy during the process.
You need to provide letters of recommendation as part of the MBA application process. A good MBA letter of recommendation complements the other components of your application. It also demonstrates your accomplishments and work ethic through specific examples.