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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...

Women & Minorities in B. School

The number of underrepresented minorities and women in business school is significantly low compared to other professional degree programs such as medical and law schools. Join us as we learn what schools are doing to attract more minority students, why more aren’t pursuing MBAs, why recruiters are looking to hire minority MBAs, and hear about the various scholarships available.

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Your Application Essays

Hot off the press: this year’s business school application essay questions have recently been released for all applicants to pursue. All over the world prospective MBA applicants begin tapping at the keyboard and searching for the right words that will get them into school and farther down their career path. This week's show looks at how to make your application essay sing. Learn how to approach the school’s applications, dissect the essay...

Is an MBA Necessary

You’ve been working hard, moving up the ranks and you’re making a good salary. At this point do you need take time out of your career and spend a significant amount of money to get your MBA? Or maybe you are being recruited for positions that are typically held by MBAs and the job offer is lucrative. Are you hurting your long-term career objectives by taking the job before you have your master’s degree? We’ll pose these questions and m...

Special Considerations For Applicants From Asia

MBA Podcaster has teamed up with The MBA Tour to bring you a special series of shows for international MBA applicants thinking of attending U.S. business schools. Each show focuses on the special considerations that applicants from various teritories should consider when applying to U.S. business schools. In this episode we tackle special considerations for Asian MBA applicants.

All About The MBA Tours

Join The MBA Tour's CEO and Managing Director Peter von Loesecke as he tells you what to expect at The MBA Tours and how to make the most of your time. We'll also speak with Meredith Siegel, she's the MBA Tour Senior Associate Director. With so many schools being represented at these events, Meredith will give us some advice on how to navigate through it all and make the most of e...

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 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...

Acing the MBA Interview

For most MBA programs, being granted an interview is your first step toward acceptance into business school. It’s the opportunity for you to make yourself come alive to the admissions committee and show them why you should be included in their upcoming class. It’s also a time that many candidates have a hard time setting themselves apart from all the other candidates and verbalizing their individual value proposition. Listen in as we discu...

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...

The GMAT®

The Graduate Management Admission Test, or GMAT®, is the single most dreaded part of the business school application process. Everyone has heard the stories and myths surrounding the exam. Listen in as we interview the experts in the field, including the test administrators, and dispel many popular notions about the exam, including the notion that the first 10 questions on the test are most critical and determine your overall score. The deans...

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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Part-time Versus Full-time MBA

When considering the pursuit of an MBA, one of the first options you're likely weighing is going back full-time versus part-time. Historically it has been deemed that for graduate students in business, the decision to attend school full-time vs. part-time largely depends on whether you want to continue on a pre-established career path or alternatively change careers or industries. However with the recent recession and unemployment trends, more...

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