ISB admissions generate a lot of excitement, stress…and as a result a lot of queries too among the applicant pool. The big question being – ‘I have made up my mind to apply to ISB this year. But I’m not sure when I should apply. Round 1 or Round 2?’
When the dust settled on the recently concluded ISB admissions season, we did some statistical digging. We wanted to see if we could get any real data to see what’s happening behind the scenes. Is it only a few vocal and visible applicants on the forums who are getting paranoid about ISB admissions as the ISB deadlines get closer or is that also the general trend? How are the rest of the (invisible and silent) ISB applicants actually behaving?
We used the traffic that we get on our website as an indicator of interest. And digging deeper brought up some interesting results (doesn’t it always!).
Check out the chart below:
If that doesn’t appear very intuitive, a deeper analysis of what that means for ISB applicants (along with some application tips from the ISB admissions team) is available here --> ISB Admissions Round 1 vs Round 2 deadlines
Any GMAT Clubbers aware of whether this trend might be seen for other bschools too? I'd be keen to hear your thoughts and experiences.
Sameer Kamat | Founder - MBA Crystal Ball | Email: info at mbacrystalball dot com