Posts Tagged ‘school selection’

Look Beyond the Top Business Schools for Your MBA

By - Oct 28, 05:37 AM   Comments [0]

People typically pursue an MBA because they are looking to improve their career opportunities and increase their future income. What some applicants don’t consider is that you can achieve both of those objectives even if you don’t make it into the business programs at Harvard,...

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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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Don’t Be a Delusional MBA Candidate

By - Aug 7, 05:09 AM   Comments [0]

As you continue your business school research and narrow down your list of favorites, there are several things to keep in mind throughout the process. Here are my eight suggestions for cutting through the clutter to determine which MBA program truly is the best fit...

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Match Your Personality With B-School Teaching Style

By - Jul 5, 05:37 AM   Comments [0]

Many MBA applicants make the same wrong assumption: No matter which top business school you attend, its teaching style will be more or less the same. While there are similarities across the top-tier programs, each school has a different teaching style. There’s the case method approach;...

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MBA Admissions Tip: How Many Schools?

By - Jun 12, 13:15 PM   Comments [0]

How many schools should I apply to? It’s a question I hear a lot at this time of year from clients and prospects. And it is debated hotly on numerous forums and boards. It’s going to receive one of those frustrating “it depends” answers. It depends...

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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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Make the Most of Your B-School Campus Visit

By - Mar 26, 07:46 AM   Comments [0]

You wouldn’t buy a house you hadn’t seen in person first, would you? With the average total cost of an MBA education at the most elite business schools creeping upwards of $300,000, it makes good sense to visit the campus to get to know a program beyond its...

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Prospective B-School Students Applying to Fewer Schools This Year

By - Mar 8, 06:34 AM   Comments [0]

Business school applicants are scaling back the number of schools that they apply to, according to the results of our recent Stacy Blackman Consulting survey. While 14% of respondents in 2012 applied or plan to apply to six schools, only 9% in 2013 applied or...

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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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