A New (and Awesome) MBA Applicant Guide from our friends at UNC Kenan-Flagler

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The amazing team at MBA@UNC, the online MBA program at the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School, has just released a new MBA applicant guide through a series of online articles to help prospective students in the MBA admissions process.

Whether you are just starting to think about business school, or have already begun applying to MBA programs, you know the application process can be daunting. To make the process a bit more manageable, MBA@UNC put together a comprehensive MBA applicant guide as a resource for all business school applicants. This five-part guide includes strategies for the GMAT and the GRE, resume, letters of  recommendation, essays, and the interview.  No matter what stage in the admissions process you are in, be sure to review this guide before submitting your MBA application.

A special thanks to Becca Sanchez Martin from MBA@UNC for sharing this information! Becca is the community manager for the UNC’s online MBA program

Below you will find the guides provided by MBA@UNC preparing a great application as well as a few carefully selected additional blog posts from our team at Critical Square on each topic area.

GMAT vs. GRE: Which Is Best for Your MBA Application?

With many MBA programs now accepting both the GRE and GMAT, you have the advantage of choosing the test that is a better fit for your skills and goals. To decide which one to take, learn about the major differences between the two tests.

How to Strengthen Your MBA Application Resume

A successful resume lists real-world accomplishments and demonstrates career progression. While it may be tempting to include dozens of job tasks and responsibilities, you should only feature your most impressive accomplishments—especially those related to leadership experience.

As a reminder don't forget resumes should also include a personal touch and be free of jargon.

How to Secure Strong Letters of Recommendation for Your MBA Application

MBA letters of recommendation give the admissions committee an outside perspective of your qualifications. However, before you ask someone to write you a letter of recommendation, it’s important to keep several strategies in mind in order to achieve the best results.

To get you recommender to pound the table for you, be sure to also check out these recommender tips!

Four Ways to Craft a Compelling MBA Essay

MBA essays give you the opportunity to express your individuality, share personal anecdotes and even get creative. As you prepare to write your admissions essays, consider a few practical tips to make a positive, lasting impression and stand out from the crowd.

For more tips on using anecdotes check out this article on creating memorable essays

Nine Tips for Acing Your Business School Interview

An MBA interview is the only face-to-face component of the application, so it gives the admissions committee insight into your level of professionalism, in-person communication skills and demeanor. There are several useful steps you can take to prepare for the interview—from practicing common interview questions to customizing an elevator pitch.

Need help on interview prep? We have you covered with our interview services.

This guide was designed to appeal to all prospective MBA applicants so don’t expect to find specific tips on how to answer Kenan-Flagler’s essays, what interview questions to expect or in-depth descriptions of how the school’s admissions process unfolds. For that we have a number of school guides that can help you get started with specific schools.

Don't forget to sign up for a free consultation with us here at Critical Square and let us help you tell your best story! While this MBA applicant guide has general tips that are great to get started, having a 2nd opinion and personalized advice is invaluable to getting into a top MBA program.

Good luck!

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