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Happy 2016 Everyone - we are celebrating big by launching a very special project and feature - Business School Reviews:

I hope these will be very valuable for those researching schools and choosing between admission offers. I hope you take advantage of these and I hope that when you too are living the glory life of an MBA candidate, you too can come back and contribute to this valuable collection of verified and honest opinions. (We do verify submissions via school email addresses and a few other ways). If you are a current student, would really appreciate if you could helps us out with the review - we offer a $20 Amazon giftcard for a school review.

Meanwhile, please come and check out the reviews we have: Business School Reviews

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Excellent addition to the feature list, BB!

If there's enough interest from applicants, do you think it might help to have reviews for MBA Loan companies too?

After they've gone through the tough application stage, financing is another big challenge for international (specially Indian) applicants.
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Excellent addition to the feature list, BB!

If there's enough interest from applicants, do you think it might help to have reviews for MBA Loan companies too?

After they've gone through the tough application stage, financing is another big challenge for international (specially Indian) applicants.


Reviews of all student loan companies is a great idea. Is there anything like that out there?

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MBACrystalBall wrote:
Excellent addition to the feature list, BB!

If there's enough interest from applicants, do you think it might help to have reviews for MBA Loan companies too?

After they've gone through the tough application stage, financing is another big challenge for international (specially Indian) applicants.


Reviews of all student loan companies is a great idea. Is there anything like that out there?



Thank you for the suggestions. What would you ideally want to hear in a review of MBA Student loan companies? What info are you looking for?
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Thank you for the suggestions. What would you ideally want to hear in a review of MBA Student loan companies? What info are you looking for?


Hi BB,

I'm not a student (ah, the good ol' days!), but here are a few aspects that many applicants working with us want to know about financing companies.

But we can't help them as that's not an area of expertise for us.

On the technical side:

- Does the company offer collateral free loans?
- What does the loan cover? Tuition only, or living expenses. In full or partial.
- How competitive are the interest rates compared to others in the market?
- How easy is it to navigate the formalities and legalities?
- How helpful is the staff in explaining the terms and conditions to those having a morbid fear of legal jargon.
- Are there any fine-print items that they clearly highlight before signing up?
- What are the moratorium conditions? What happens if the student doesn't get a job after graduation beyond the moratorium period?

On the personal side:

- How friendly, patient and understanding are the advisors?
- Do they aggressively push for closure or do they encourage questions and clarify doubts?
- How flexible are the company policies in case of genuine hardship issues that students may face during the course or after graduation?
- Can they connect prospective loan applicants with past clients (from the same school, country or origin)?

Am sure others will be able to add other points that'll help applicants review & compare companies and take an informed decision.

But I hope it's a good list to trigger some ideas.
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bacamat wrote:
MBACrystalBall wrote:
Excellent addition to the feature list, BB!

If there's enough interest from applicants, do you think it might help to have reviews for MBA Loan companies too?

After they've gone through the tough application stage, financing is another big challenge for international (specially Indian) applicants.


Reviews of all student loan companies is a great idea. Is there anything like that out there?


We have added the first Student Loan provider, Prodigy Finance and I will add a few more.... this of course means you can now submit a review for Prodigy Finance, not so much read them yet, as none have been submitted, but we'll start reaching out to folks to start getting them, hopefully.

Thank you for the suggestion.
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bacamat wrote:
MBACrystalBall wrote:
Excellent addition to the feature list, BB!

If there's enough interest from applicants, do you think it might help to have reviews for MBA Loan companies too?

After they've gone through the tough application stage, financing is another big challenge for international (specially Indian) applicants.


Reviews of all student loan companies is a great idea. Is there anything like that out there?


We have added the first Student Loan provider, Prodigy Finance and I will add a few more.... this of course means you can now submit a review for Prodigy Finance, not so much read them yet, as none have been submitted, but we'll start reaching out to folks to start getting them, hopefully.

Thank you for the suggestion.


Hi BB - thanks for adding us as the first loan provider on this feature! Might you be able to share the link where readers can submit a review about Prodigy? I can't seem to find it in the Reviews section :)

Thanks!
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I think that personal reviews of the schools would be great!!!

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is it like the person going for PGPX in place of TWO yrs full time MBA will have to rejoin the domain he/SHE is already having experience from OR possibility of field change is lesser in case of PGPX as compared to 2 yrs MBA

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