For many years, GMAT-challenged MBA hopefuls flocked to the GRE as an alternative test considered by many to be more accessible and in some cases, easier to get a decent score. Is this loophole closing?
In addition to MBA decision season, this time of year is all about basketball. If you are one of the millions of hoops fans out there, you may be wondering where you can get a great graduate business education and also a seat at some great basketball games. Here's a ranking of schools where you can have both.
Today's blog post is about negotiating your offer of admission ... except that it's not. Because "negotiation" is not what you do when it comes to securing more financial aid from a business school. The term of art for what you are going to be doing is "asking." Let us explain. Obviously, any discussion of an offer in this context automatically means we're dealing with some good news: you've been accepted. So congrats on that! However, with the news that a b-school wants you to enroll comes the sobering reality that they also want you to *pay* for that privilege. Sure, offers often come with dollar signs attached, but the amount left in the "you" column is almost always going to be the bigger number. And that fact tends to bring up the following question: "How can I negotiate my offer?"
Today's blog post is about negotiating your offer of admission ... except that it's not. Because "negotiation" is not what you do when it comes to securing more financial aid from a business school. The term of art for what you are going to be doing is "asking." Let us explain. Obviously, any discussion of an offer in this context automatically means we're dealing with some good news: you've been accepted.
If you are one of the unfortunate few who are stuck in waitlist hell, there is some information you may not know that could make the time until you find out their decision more tolerable.
Hopefully by now you are getting calls from your target schools to interview, but perhaps you are unavailable to go in person. Check out these rules for undertaking non-traditional interviews and get the offer.
Whether you are a procrastinator, or you were simply waiting until you were ready and the time was right, round three is quickly rolling by. Do you have what it takes in the most competitive round?
So your friends have all been accepted to business school, but you haven’t even applied yet. Think you’re out of time?
For those preparing for their upcoming Wharton Team-based Discussion (TBD), we wanted to offer up some specific guidance on how to approach the group interview and your 1-minute pitch.
Preparing business school applications is a grueling process, but there is another use of the word “prepare” which is far more important than the actual process itself. How about this play on words: Are you making proper preparations to prepare your applications?
The Olympics are inspiring. No matter what country you’re rooting for, the level of competition and amount of preparation and skill on display makes us all want to do better. Leveraging this example during your business school application process can bring results worthy of a medal ceremony. When choosing where you will apply, therefore, don’t be afraid to go for the gold.
One of the first steps in preparing for any job interview or business school application is to take an inventory of your strengths and weaknesses. Generally, this is done via introspection and thoughtful reflection on things you have done well in your professional or academic career. How about taking a more methodical approach?
Well, it's February, which means it's time to take a break from writing round three essays to re-watch Groundhog Day. The 1993 classic Bill Murray comedy chronicles a day in the life of Phil, a weatherman who is cursed to re-live the same day over and over again. As an MBA applicant, you can sometimes feel like this is also the curse of the application process. Here are some tips to avoid the long and arduous grind...
If MIT Sloan is at the intersection of Business and Technology, then Yale is at the intersection of Business and Society. With a strong commitment to the triple bottom line, Yale prepares its students to make a meaningful impact in the world beyond the balance sheet. Here’s a snapshot of what Yale is most known for…
The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College holds the distinguished title of first graduate school of management in the world. Founded in 1900, the school was quite literally the blueprint for every business school that followed and remains solidly in the top tier today. While there has been plenty of evolution behind Tuck’s hallowed doors over the years, the core values and traits which made Tuck a great business school have remained remarkably consistent. Here are three features of Tuck which make it unique:
New York University is one of the most elite colleges in the country, so it’s not a surprise that its business school is no different. Stern’s diversely populated, highly energetic and hands-on students fit perfectly within its ideal location in the heart of Manhattan, the world’s business center. While it’s no secret the school consistently falls in the top group of great b-schools, there are a few important reasons why they remain there.
MIT’s Sloan School of Management benefits from the world-class reputation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but don’t think Sloan lives in the shadow of MIT’s engineering achievements. Sitting securely at the intersection of business and technology, Sloan has established a unique reputation as a respected business school in its own right. Here are three main reasons…
The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University is the youngest business school in the top ten, yet has been ranked as high as #1 in BusinessWeek’s annual ranking. Its youthfulness is reflected in a fun and collaborative culture. A driver of the innovative classroom, Fuqua applicants clamor over the relatively small number of seats each year. With one of the highest average ages among all business school students, Fuqua’s mature student body knows the value of experience. Here are three of the most attractive characteristics of one of the most popular b-schools in the world.
Chicago Booth is the second oldest business school in the US behind Tuck, so they must be doing something right. Even without its prestigious location in Hyde Park near Lake Michigan, however, Chicago would still be highly desirable as an MBA destination. Here are three key reasons the world counts Chicago among the coveted M7 business schools.