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Creating the Killer MBA Application

Admissions deadlines are fast approaching but you don’t want to rush to the finish line. Your goal is to build the best possible application package. That means covering all your bases. Have you written essays that are full of detail and free of errors? Properly addressed your weaknesses? Exhibited leadership skills and potential? This time, we want to help you create the killer application, one that will leave a lasting impression. You’ll...

Answering Your MBA Related Questions

After receiving a number of MBA related questions from our listeners, we went out to find the answers. This time, we answer questions on MBA salaries, career options, courses to take to prepare for business school, and much more. Join us as we hear from GMAC (The Graduate Management Admission Council), an admission’s director, career development directors, and an admission consultant....

Part II of Understanding the Various MBA Tracks

Focusing your MBA education on a particular concentration can have several benefits. It can fill in gaps in work history, give you expertise in a field, and help you break into a specific industry. In Part I of our series on MBA Tracks, we learned that there’s a difference between just taking an elective course to actually specializing your MBA degree. In Part II, we explore four more popular tracks in non-profit management, marketing, real...

MBA Must Reads

If you’re applying for a MBA program or if you’re midstream, you’re likely doing a lot of reading. However, there are some books that you must to read to enhance your candidacy and career prospects. In this show we will hear from students, consultants and authors to guide you to the perfect books that will help round out your skills and open your mind to new paths.

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Words of Advice from Recent MBA Grads on Getting in & Succeeding After Graduation

If you’re on your way to enrolling in an MBA program, or already there now, chances are you would like words of advice on from those who’ve been there, done it and went on to succeed. Listen in as we get advice from our varied guests on everything from getting in, thriving while on campus and success beyond graduation....

Advice to the Younger Applicants

If you’re younger than the average business school student but want to get an MBA now, you're in a good spot. Top MBA programs are reaching out to applicants with little work experience. We’ll explore some things you can do to compensate for a short resume, what the admissions committee will be looking for in young candidates, and what being young is actually like on campus.

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The 360 Degree Guide to Applying For & Getting Your MBA

Listen in as we cover everything you need to know about applying and getting your MBA. We are covering all the bases from picking the right schools to apply to, calculating your ROI, improving your GMAT score, tackling the essay questions, nailing the interview, deciding on a school, what to do before you hit campus, and how to launch your career upon graduation. No stone is left unturned in your pursuit to an MBA!

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The finishing touches on your application

Application deadlines for many business schools are just around the corner. As the countdown begins, we'll learn how to best plan out the months, weeks, and days before you hit submit. We'll talk about when you should approach your recommenders, if it's too late to study for the GMAT, where you should be in the essay writing process and you'll also learn about the common mistakes applicants make when pressed to meet the deadline. This time, we...

Choosing the Right Business School

With so many business schools and specialty programs, how do you decide which school is right for you? Part of your decision will be based on where you think you’ll get accepted but there is more to consider than just average test scores and undergraduate GPAs. In this episode we’ll explore the various aspects you should consider when deciding on where to apply including the schools’ recruiter relationships, teaching styles and education...

It’s August and You Want to Apply to Business School

If you’re thinking of applying to business school this year, now is the time to get started. You still have enough time to study and prep for the GMAT exam, draft several versions of your essay questions, visit a few top choice schools and ask for letters of recommendation from your allies. But where do you begin and what else should you be preparing for now so that you’re not scrambling to polish your application at the last minute? Find...

MBA Ratings and Rankings

Everywhere you look you can find a new set of MBA rankings. Some offer ratings of full-time, part-time and executive programs, others rank schools based on their ROI and average salaries while others focus on specialties such as finance, marketing and entrepreneurship. We’ll dig into the ratings and find out which ratings list is most appropriate for each set of criteria and which schools top the different lists.

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International Candidates Applying to U.S. Business Schools

Thinking about heading to the U.S. for your Master’s in Business Administration? With hundreds of competitive schools to choose from, and a robust hiring economy, many international students have directed their school-searching efforts to the U.S. In addition, many U.S. schools actively recruit international students in an attempt to round out their classes and offer a global perspective to the MBA education. Pursuing an MBA in the U.S. as a...

Getting an MBA vs. a Master’s in Finance or Economics

Has the MBA become passé? Once viewed as an elite degree for the future leader’s of successful organizations, MBA programs and graduates are now popping up everywhere. With the multitude of degree options available to master’s students how does one decide which program best suites their needs and growth plans? We’ll discuss the topic with the deans at the top business schools as well as deans from master’s programs in finance and eco...

Getting off the Waitlist

Waitlist purgatory: it’s a place no MBA applicant wants to end up. What should you do now? Some say you need to continually update the school with your recent developments, more letters of recommendation and a visit to the admission committee, meanwhile the school tells you not to send anything unless there’s been a significant change in your application. We’ll explore where you should go from here and what you can do to help get you off...

MBA Admission Strategic Plan

So you’re thinking about applying to business school? It’s never too early to start building a strong application. Our guests will help you with the process by telling you the top things you can do now to help you get in next year. Find out when you should start studying for the GMAT and how many times you should plan to take the exam, when is the best time to visit the schools and narrow your list of choices and what you can do now to add...

MBA Application Essays and Recommendations

Get ready to think hard, dig deep and do a little soul searching: you’re about to tackle your MBA application essays. The essay section is the single most important part of your entire application which you can control. So put the test scores and the GPA aside and think about how you can convince the admission’s committee that you deserve a spot on their campus. Our guests will tell you where to begin, what to focus on and how to address a...

MBA Admission Consultants

Many have relied upon the services of an admission "coach" or consultant to get them into their top choice school, yet few have admitted to it. We explore the benefits and risks of using such services and find out what type of candidate is best suited for the advice of a professional. Hear what schools think about the use of a consultant and what they consider the tell-tale signs of relying too heavily on a 3rd party on your application.

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