Posts Tagged ‘school selection’

AIGAC 2019 MBA Applicant Survey Results Released

By - May 28, 18:00 PM   Comments [0]

AIGAC (the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants) recently released their 2019 MBA Applicant Survey, which substantiates the idea that today’s applicants continue to consider human interaction to be a competitive advantage. More and more, applicants see the importance of talking to current MBA studentswhen selecting schools...

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How Does Your GMAT Score Fit into the Holistic MBA Application Puzzle?

By - May 9, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

There’s a lot of talk about the holistic approach admission directors take to evaluate applications. How much weight is really put on different aspects of the application during evaluation? If the approach is so holistic, then why do so many applicants with low GMAT scores get...

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U.S. News Rankings: Everything I Ever Wanted to Know (But was Afraid to Ask) [Episode 265]

By - Jul 1, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

U.S. News Answers All Your Rankings Questions [Summary] Normally, when U.S.-based applicants talk about “the top programs,” especially when they refer to the top X, as in the top 10 or the top 20, they are referring to U.S. News Rankings, the granddaddy of educational rankings....

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Accepted’s Selectivity Index: Are You Asleep When You Apply?

By - Jun 18, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

I once heard a story about a gentleman who was about to purchase a certain piece of land with the intention of building a school on that property. It was wartime, and the theater of war was rapidly approaching the region in which he and...

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How to Answer the “What Other MBA Programs Are You Applying To?” Question

By - Mar 10, 04:05 AM   Comments [0]

Pay particular attention to the question that some b-schools ask during the interview and/or on your application: What Other MBA Programs Are You Applying To? Why would they ask this question? The reason is this: B-schools are keen to know who they are competing against.  They want to...

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3 Common Myths that Derail MBA Applications

By - Aug 4, 10:20 AM   Comments [0]

Welcome to the Critical Square version of Mythbusters - MBA admissions edition! While we don't feature any explosions or cool science experiments like the actual show, our team at Critical Square has identified 3 common myths that are worth busting to help get you one step...

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The Safe Approach to Identifying MBA Safety Schools

By - Jul 7, 08:37 AM   Comments [0]

When it comes to applying to business school there is no such thing as a sure bet. Top MBA programs are becoming increasingly difficult to get into and just because a school has a high acceptance rate doesn’t mean they’ll automatically let in everyone with...

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So Many Choices! What to Consider When Choosing MBA Programs

By - Jun 23, 12:02 PM   Comments [0]

Finding MBA programs and shortlisting programs is as much art as it is science. But there are some things you should always keep in mind when doing research! Applying to business school is a big investment. Aside from buying a house, it’s probably the biggest one...

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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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