Posts Tagged ‘fit’

Mind Mapping Columbia Business School – A Visualization Tool for CBS Applicants

By - May 20, 02:22 AM   Comments [0]

By the Amerasia Consulting Group Columbia Business School rolled out a few major UI updates to their MBA website a few months ago, and well, I could not find a few things.  Truth be told, I give Columbia's MBA website a better than average grade overall.  However, I wanted...

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Understanding B-School Rankings

By - Oct 25, 05:37 AM   Comments [0]

For anyone perplexed about why so much variability exists between the different well-known MBA rankings, Matt Symonds's recent article in Forbes does a great job of demystifying the subject. In plain terms, he explains the focus of the methodology used by each of the five major...

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4 Application Strategy Tips: Stand Out AND Fit In

By - Oct 10, 13:34 PM   Comments [0]

It can be confusing: Half of the advice you read urges you to stand out in your application, while the other half advises you to explain how you’ll fit in. So which is it? Should you stand out or fit in? The answer, unsurprisingly, is BOTH....

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Against the Odds: Indian MBA Applicants Should Take a Look at Fit, then Brand

By - Jun 6, 11:50 AM   Comments [0]

This is the second post in our new blog series Against the Odds: MBA Admissions for Indian Applicants. Close your eyes and name the top two MBA programs that come to mind. Bet I can guess which ones you picked. Harvard and Stanford right? Harvard boasts former US...

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Brand vs. Fit in MBA Admissions (and Choosing Shorts)

By - Jun 5, 12:17 PM   Comments [0]

My Liz Claiborne shorts! How I loved them! I felt worth a million bucks when I bought them – on sale! – at Macy’s when I was in college. Liz Claiborne was usually out of my price range but the sale and a bit of...

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Weigh Fit to Choose Between Multiple B-School Admissions Offers

By - Apr 16, 05:10 AM   Comments [0]

Round Two business school decisions are pouring in and some MBA applicants face not just two, but three or more offers of admission from their target schools. While the adage is "There's never too much of a good thing," the reality is that a bounty of b-school...

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Are You a Good Fit For Your Target MBA Programs?

By - Nov 14, 13:49 PM   Comments [0]

In honor of the first birthday of MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools, by Linda Abraham and Judy Gruen, we are posting a series of excerpts from the book throughout November. This post is excerpted from Chapter4: “Choosing...

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Convince MBA Admissions Officials You’ve Done Your Research

By - Oct 8, 20:07 PM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA blog on U.S.News.com Almost every business school poses the question to applicants: "Why an MBA, and why this program?" Some do so explicitly on the application, while others pose the question during the interview stage. Either way,...

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How to Narrow Down Your B-School Application List

By - Jul 18, 10:10 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA blog on U.S.News.com So you’ve decided you want an MBA. You’ve ordered transcripts, taken the GMAT or will soon do so, and thought about your career goals. Now it’s time to start your school selection and research. Most...

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MBA Admissions: Other Dimensions of Fit

By - Aug 14, 12:00 PM   Comments [0]

I have repeatedly emphasized the importance of post-MBA goals in choosing schools and ultimately in demonstrating fit with your target programs. However, goals are not the only element in determining fit. Rose Martinelli, Associate Dean for Student Recruitment and Admissions at Chicago Booth School of Business...

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