MBA Admissions

Competition to get in to a top business school is fierce. The economic downturn, the demographic boom of Gen Y and … dare we whisper it? A handful of top schools are encouraging younger applicants to apply, some even straight out of college.
So what do you need to do to improve your chances of MBA admissions success?

Getting The MBA Admissions Edge

Top B-School MBA Admissions Essays From 1999/2000

The essays required as part of the MBA Admissions process have changed considerably in the last 15 years. There are now fewer essays, shorter essays, often optional essays (read our full article in Forbes) How does that compare to the MBA applications of 1999? Below is an extract from Getting the ...

The HBS Class of '65: 8 women alongside 676 men

Percentage of Women MBAs At The Top Business Schools – 1999 to 2015

We are still a long way from gender parity in the MBA classroom, but the incoming classes at a number of the world's top business schools report a record percentage of women students. Leading the way are US schools such as UC Berkeley Haas, which this year counts 43% female ...


Is Your MBA Tax Deductible?

With tax day in the U.S. fast approaching, the idea of finding deductions to reduce the amount you end up owing to the IRS becomes a national pastime. So what about the tens of thousands of dollars in tuition fees that MBA students fork out to develop their business skills? ...

Wake Forest

Using MBA Admissions Recommendations For Personal Development

In business, you live and die by referrals.  At one business school, that's also the case. Recently, the admissions team at Wake Forest School of Business have changed their admissions policy and are asking applicant recommenders for a bit more information than a standard letter of recommendation.  Not only do MBA and ...

Wharton admissions

What’s Right With Wharton, and Wrong With How We Measure Admissions Success

It was the Wharton School‘s turn to make headlines last week, and not in a good way. The Wall Street Journal ran a piece looking at the decline in the school’s MBA applications over the past four years and asking, “What’s Wrong With Wharton?” The announcement five days later that the director of MBA admissions, ...

Harvard welcoming to women

Why B-Schools Need to Be More Inviting to Women

Business schools shouldn’t just teach business per se. Instead, they should teach good business, and many are—hence the increasing focus on ethics, sustainability, and social entrepreneurship. So why is it that the efforts of one of the sector’s top players, Harvard Business School, to help redress the gender imbalance in the higher ...

#2 pencil and the GMAT

Should The MBA Admissions Committee Look Beyond Your GMAT Score?

For those of you who thought you were done with standardized tests when you put down the No. 2 pencil you used for your SAT in senior year, the application to business school can reawaken old wounds. You now find yourself battling with the GMAT or the more recently adopted ...

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