Author Archive - PersonalMBACoach

Personal MBA Coach’s Tips for GMAT/GRE Preparation During the Coronavirus Pandemic

By - Mar 25, 13:31 PM   Comments [0]

As the coronavirus pandemic brings many day-to-day activities to a halt, MBA hopefuls have expressed concerns about canceled testing dates and the impact testing delays will have on their MBA application strategies. The good news is that ETS just announced an online GRE offering, effective...

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Personal MBA Coach’s Look at the 2021 US News and World Report’s Best Business Schools

By - Mar 20, 16:00 PM   Comments [0]

With this week’s release of the 2021 US News and World Report’s Best Business School Guide, MBA rankings are top of mind for all MBA hopefuls. Personal MBA Coach would like to share our thoughts on the latest rankings. Before I cover this year’s big changes,...

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FAQs: How is Coronavirus Affecting MBA Applications?

By - Mar 18, 14:33 PM   Comments [0]

COVID-19 has already begun to affect the MBA application process. Many of our clients have questions on how to respond to changes such as canceled visits, interviews and testing dates. To help during this global crisis, Personal MBA Coach is here to answer your most...

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What Is an MBA Resume?

By - Mar 13, 15:10 PM   Comments [0]

All MBA applications require a resume. You may be thinking, “No problem, I already have a resume.” Unfortunately, it is not that easy. An MBA resume differs considerably from a professional one as each accomplishes a different goal. A professional resume shows potential employers that you...

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5 Reasons You May Have Been Rejected

By - Mar 5, 12:10 PM   Comments [0]

Were you rejected from your dream business school this year? After getting over the initial disappointment, you likely turned your attention to finding out what went wrong. While there are countless reasons for a rejection (this is why we created our ding report service) we...

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The Rise in Deferral MBA Programs

By - Feb 28, 13:32 PM   Comments [0]

An increasing number of top business schools are offering deferral MBA programs where current undergraduate students apply during their senior year. In most cases, students will work for a couple years after graduating from school before beginning their MBA studies. These programs give ambitious students...

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The Truth About MBA Scholarships

By - Feb 20, 06:05 AM   Comments [0]

Last week, I shared with Poets & Quants founder, John Byrne, how my clients are receiving record scholarship amounts this year. In fact, this season, our average round 1 scholarship recipient was awarded $115,000 in scholarships, often across multiple schools. Unsurprisingly in this stronger economy, some...

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Personal MBA Coach’s Take on the 2020 Financial Times Global MBA Rankings

By - Feb 12, 15:04 PM   Comments [0]

The Financial Times recently released its 2020 Global MBA Rankings. Harvard Business School took the #1 spot from Stanford Graduate School of Business. This represents a one spot jump from 2019 and a four spot jump from its #5 place in 2018. Wharton rose in...

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Acing the MBA Interview

By - Feb 5, 13:28 PM   Comments [0]

With interview invitations beginning to roll out, it is time to ensure you are ready for this important final stage in the application process. First, if you have already been invited to interview at your target school(s), congrats! While all of your hard work on...

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MBA Admissions Events Dos and Don’ts

By - Jan 29, 12:53 PM   Comments [0]

MBA admissions representatives want you to get to know and like their schools! Sometimes this interaction is an overlooked step in the MBA application process. Yet for many schools, it is a critical one. Over the next few months, there are a number of national...

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