Categories: Admissions

I'm a Non-Traditional Student. Should I Pursue an MBA?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on September 22

I recently got an email from Leticia Henry. She asked the following: "I have been considering attending business school for an MBA in two years. I just graduated with a...

Is An MBA Redundant If You Have An Undergraduate Business Degree?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on September 07

Reader mj asked: Is an MBA redundant if you have an undergraduate Business degree? We asked Susan Kline, acting director of MBA Career Development at MIT Sloan, for the answer:...

Work Experience: What is Most Valuable?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on June 01

Reader JoshD asks: "If you were, hypothetically, in the position of having to turn down a very strong applicant because of a lack of work experience, what would you recommend...

MBA Application Essay: What's Been Your Tougest Challenge?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on December 30

Reader R Malhotra asked: "What are the different/ best ways of addressing the essay topic: 'what has been the toughest challenge you have ever faced'? Would be great if you...

Does Undergrad Institution Matter When It Comes To MBA Admissions?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on December 08

A reader emailed me recently and asked if the reputation of a student's undergraduate institution plays a major role in being accepted to a top MBA program. We reached out...

Mediocre Grades, Lofty Career Goals

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on December 07

Commenter Darknight asked 'What can a person who has a degree from a mediocre institution, with mediocre grades/GMAT, working at a mediocre firm but having far-fetched career goals do to...

Call For B-School Questions

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on November 30

We're going to start updating these videos again in the next week or so and we are in search of some new topics and questions. If you have a general...

What Can An MBA Applicant Do To Stand Out?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on November 05

Stanford GSB MBA Admissions Director Derrick Bolton explains what an MBA applicant can do to stand out to admissions officers. Click here to visit Stanford GSB's MBA profile. Do...

Am I A Good Fit For An MBA?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on November 05

Rose Martinelli, associate dean of admissions at Chicago Booth, explains what kind of person is well-suited to get an MBA. Click here to visit Chicago's MBA profile. Do you...

MBA: Who Makes Admissions Decisions?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on November 04

UC Berkeley Haas Admissions Director Peter Johnson explains who reviews applications and makes admissions decisions at his B-school. Click here to visit the Haas MBA profile. Do you have...

MBA Applicants: Do I Need Entrepreneurship Experience?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on November 04

Babson MBA Dean Raghu Tadepalli explains what kind of experience an MBA applicant interested in entrepreneurship should have. Click here to visit Babson's MBA profile. Do you have questions...

When Is The Right Time To Get An MBA?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on November 04

Joseph Thomas, dean of Cornell University's Johnson School of Business, discusses the right time to pursue an MBA. Click here to visit Johnson's MBA profile....

How Important Is Location When Choosing An MBA Program?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on November 03

Carolyn Woo, dean of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, explains the importance of location when it comes to choosing an MBA program. Click here to visit Mendoza's MBA...

Is It More Difficult Now To Get Into A Top MBA Program?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on November 03

Wharton Admissions Director J.J. Cutler explains why it's not necessarily harder to get into an elite MBA program these days. Click here to visit Wharton's MBA profile. Do you...

MBA: Are There Benefits To Applying In The First Round?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on November 03

Yale MBA Admissions Director Bruce DelMonico explains the benefits of applying to an MBA program in the first round. Click here to visit Yale's MBA profile. Do you have...

What Advice Would You Give MBA Applicants?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on November 03

Derrick Bolton, MBA admissions director at Stanford GSB, shares the best piece of application advice for those looking to get into B-school. Click here to visit Stanford's MBA profile....

How Many MBA Programs Should I Apply To?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on November 02

Julie Strong, senior associate admissions director at MIT Sloan School of Management, discusses how many MBA programs applicants should apply to. Click here to visit MIT Sloan's MBA profile....

What Should I Consider When Choosing An MBA Program?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on November 02

Duke Fuqua Dean Blair Sheppard explains what an individual should consider when choosing an MBA program. Click here to visit Fuqua's MBA profile....

Are MBA Consultants Making Admissions Decisions Harder?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on November 02

Peter Johnson, international admissions director at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, talks about what applicant-hired consultants mean to the admissions process. Click here to visit Haas' MBA profile....

How Important Is A Campus Visit For MBA Applicants?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on October 30

Rose Martinelli, associate dean of admissions at Chicago Booth, explains the importance of visiting a school before applying. Click here to visit Chicago Booth's MBA profile....

Part-Time MBA Programs: What Are The Benefits?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on October 30

Elizabeth Griffith, associate dean of Georgetown McDonough's evening MBA program, goes over the benefits of enrolling in a part-time MBA program. Click here to visit McDonough's part-time MBA profile....

How Much Work Experience Should An MBA Applicant Have?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on October 30

Wharton Admissions Director J.J. Cutler talks about the importance of work experience and whether the kind of experience matters. Click here to visit Wharton's MBA profile....

How Many Times Should An MBA Applicant Take The GMAT?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on October 29

Yale Admissions Director Bruce DelMonico explains how many times an applicant should take the GMAT, and if it hurts to take the test multiple times. Click here to visit...

What Advice Do You Have for MBA Applicants?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on October 29

Sloan Senior Associate Admissions Director Julie Strong discusses the best piece of advice she would give prospective applicants. Click here to visit MIT Sloan's MBA profile. Do you have...

Are There Negatives To Applying Early To MBA Programs?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on October 29

Yale Admissions Director Bruce DelMonico looks at the positives and negatives of applying early to an MBA program. Click here to visit Yale's MBA profile....

The MBA Application: Which Part Is Most Important?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on October 29

Julie Strong, associate director of MBA admissions at MIT's Sloan School of Management, talks about which parts of the MBA application are most crucial. Click here to visit Sloan's...

How To Choose The Right MBA Recommendation Writers

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on October 28

Stanford MBA Admissions Director Derrick Bolton explains how MBA applicants should choose their recommendation writers. Click here to visit Stanford GSB's MBA profile....

MBA Admissions: Does Undergraduate Institution Matter?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on October 28

Haas Admissions Director Peter Johnson addresses the question of whether where a candidate earns his or her undergraduate degree matters to MBA admissions officers Click here to visit the...

How To Prepare For An MBA Admissions Interview

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on October 28

Rose Martinelli, associate dean of admissions at Chicago Booth, explains how applicants should prepare for MBA admissions interviews. Click here to visit Chicago Booth's MBA profile....

How To Differentiate Yourself From Other MBA Applicants

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on October 28

Wharton Admissions Director J.J. Cutler explains what an MBA applicant can do to stand out to admissions officers. Click here to visit Wharton's MBA profile....

How Important is Work Experience In An MBA Program?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on October 28

Duke Fuqua Dean Blair Sheppard explains the importance of work experience when it comes to an MBA program. Click here to visit Fuqua's MBA profile....

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