Posts Tagged ‘MBA goals’

The Importance of Defining Your MBA Goal

By - May 12, 13:01 PM   Comments [0]

Goals are not an afterthought in MBA admissions. They are front and center in the minds of many admissions directors. Put them front and center in your mind as you prepare to apply. What is an MBA Goal? A goal is something you want to do (not just study),...

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Aligning Your Resume With Your Application Essays

By - Jun 16, 13:36 PM   Comments [0]

"Aligning Your Resume With Your Application Essays" is the latest post in our series, Navigate the MBA Maze. MBA and other graduate school applicants frequently submit a resume with their applications. Many schools require it, and some schools, such as Columbia Business School, even specify a...

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4 Things To Do If You Can’t Define Your MBA Goals

By - Apr 27, 10:59 AM   Comments [0]

  Top MBA programs are looking for candidates who’ve got their heads on straight and have a clear idea of how a business degree will help shape their futures. It’s for this reason that the MBA goals essay is such an important element in the b-school application. So what do...

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What is a Goal? (And What is Not)

By - Mar 8, 12:48 PM   Comments [0]

Let’s start by talking about what ISN’T a goal. When an applicant says something along the lines of: “I’m interested in investment banking or consulting or marketing,” then I know there’s significant work to be done, because THIS is NOT a goal. A strong, clear MBA goal should...

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Final Miscellany – Plan B, Research, Professional Support

By - Jul 30, 09:34 AM   Comments [0]

"Final Miscellany – Plan B, Research, Professional Support” is excerpted from the Accepted.com special report, Why MBA? To download the entire free special report, click here. I will wrap up this series with a few miscellaneous points. Plan B Think you’re done with MBA goals? Think again… In...

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The Goals Essay: Writing Nitty-Gritty

By - Jul 23, 08:14 AM   Comments [0]

"Goals Essay - Writing Nitty-Gritty” is excerpted from the Accepted.com special report, Why MBA? To download the entire free special report, click here. Short- and long-term goals Before you start drafting your goals essays, work out three levels of goals: short-term, intermediate, and long-term. It helps to...

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Goals on Steroids

By - Jul 16, 08:10 AM   Comments [0]

"Goals on Steroids” is excerpted from the Accepted.com special report, Why MBA? To download the entire free special report, click here. First, I must thank Linda Abraham for this wonderful phrase. I had previously used the blander designation, “goals plus.” By following the advice in the previous...

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Exactly What Are Goals?

By - Jul 9, 08:20 AM   Comments [0]

"Exactly What Are Goals?” is excerpted from the Accepted.com special report, Why MBA? To download the entire free special report, click here. “I want to move from the buy side to the sell side.” “I want to shift from technology consulting to investment banking.” Not goals. An engineer once...

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Why Write A Blog Post Series on MBA Goals?

By - Jul 2, 11:44 AM   Comments [0]

"Why Write A Blog Post Series on Goals?” is excerpted from the Accepted.com special report, Why MBA? To download the entire free special report, click here. A few years ago, in the good old days when Wharton still offered feedback to rejected applicants, I talked with...

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What You Must Know Before Meeting Admissions Directors

By - May 5, 08:32 AM   Comments [0]

Goals are not an afterthought in MBA admissions. They are front and center in the minds of many admissions directors. Put them front and center in your mind as you prepare to apply. Coming to MBA events with a clear goal will make you a...

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