Does an MBA Make You a Better Manager?
Although there are many managers and other business leaders that reach success without the degree, there are many ways the decision to pursue an MBA can help individuals become better managers. An MBA degree is more than just another credential to add to your resume; it is a way to show that you have […]
Does Your Application Show How You Will Contribute?
We often find ourselves chatting with multiple clients who were focused so intently on everything they were going to take from their MBA programs (including roommates’ jewelry – kidding…) that they weren’t paying attention to what admissions officers are obsessed with: How will this person enhance or contribute to the school? Every program, and certainly the […]
5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Retake the GMAT
Our last post focused on situations where you should consider retaking the GMAT to improve your chance of admission to your dream school. In this blog, I will give you some reasons why you should NOT retake the GMAT. You were likely in diapers when the late First Lady Barbara Bush’s “Say No” to drugs campaign was released. […]
When Should I Re-take the GMAT?
One of the top 5 questions we get at Admit.me is whether the applicant should re-take the GMAT (or in some cases, the GRE). While the GMAT score can’t get you into a school, it could certainly be a compelling reason to keep you out of being accepted. There are lots of different circumstances around […]
Thinking About an MBA? 4 Reasons Why You Should Stop Worrying and Start Acting
Okay, so you’ve decided you want to apply to business school for this upcoming application cycle. You’ve been doing some research and asked around enough to know how absurdly low acceptance rates at your dream business schools. Which might make you a bit nervous. But there’s still a few weeks until the MBA applications are […]
Best Ways to Mitigate a Low GPA in MBA Applications [Self-Assessment Questionnaire]
It’s not a secret that your undergraduate academic performance is a critical element of your MBA application. MBA admissions directors look at your GPA as a proxy for your ability to succeed in the rigorous academic environment in business school. While many applicants excelled in undergrad (3.4+ GPAs), other applicants had a more inconsistent level […]
Top 5 Things MBA Admissions Officers Want to See in Your Application
As a former admissions officer at Wharton, I can tell you how difficult it is to make assessments of candidates during the application process. Admissions officers want to select the most competent and talented candidates among the applicant pool, and they are constantly thinking of effective ways to rule out the ones who are not. I’ve […]
GMAT vs. Work Experience in MBA Admissions
Time to time, we receive questions from prospective MBA candidates about the trade-off between GMAT scores and work experience. A sample conversation would look something like this: Applicant: What would be the ideal experience in years that B-schools would consider for lower GMAT scores? Admit.me: Unfortunately, there is no magic formula. It depends, depends, […]
Hit the Bullseye: Your Perfect MBA Program
As an admissions consultant, I notice that many people struggle to decide which MBA program is right for them. Getting an MBA is an amazing opportunity to enhance your education, professional skills, and even explore a new geographical region. The possibilities are endless! But rather than choosing from a generic list of “top MBA programs,” use these tips to tailor your […]