3 Tips on Writing a Great Statement of Purpose

October 20, 2014 in Tips from the Admissions Office

A strong statement of purpose can push a business school application from solid to phenomenal. A statement of purpose is an opportunity to express exactly what is motivating you to pursue an MBA. In fact, it’s often one of the only opportunities you’ll get to express this very important life decision. Your GMAT score doesn’t say it; your references may make some passing mention of it; your college transcript might provide some hints; but it’s […]

My Personal Statement & Me – What is a Personal Statement & How do I get Started?

April 19, 2013 in Admissions Advice, Uncategorized

Writing a personal statement is an integral part of the business school application process; however, many applicants are not exactly sure as to what a personal statement is (or should be) or how to get started on their personal statement. A personal statement is a lot of things, but perhaps we should start with what a personal statement is not… What a Personal Statement is NOT! It might be easier to define what your personal […]

Tips for International Applicants to U.S. M.B.A. Programs (Part 2)

August 27, 2012 in Admissions Advice

As we recently discussed in Part 1 of this series, applying to business school as an international student can be a bewildering process.  Here are some more tips to make the entire application process a little bit smoother. Allocate enough study time.  Do not leave standardized tests to the last minute!  Prioritize your testing weaknesses and understand that it may take quite some time to get the GMAT or TOEFL score you want.  Take the […]

Tips for International Applicants to U.S. M.B.A. Programs (Part 1)

August 10, 2012 in Admissions Advice

Are you an international student applying to M.B.A. programs in the U.S.? Here are some tips and tricks to make the application process a little less bewildering. Know what’s required.  Applying to business school as an international student can be tricky because many of the required tests and even courses may not have been part of your school’s standard curriculum.  Before applying to schools, read the websites carefully and make a list of all of […]

10 Business Schools With Most International Students

July 27, 2012 in Admissions Advice

Over the past few years, the number of international students applying to all forms of graduate school has been steadily increasing, and business school has been no exception.  In fact, business school is one of the most popular graduate school destinations for international students; approximately 45 percent of applicants to full-time graduate business programs in the U.S. in 2011, up from 6 percent in 2010. As applications by international students to business school have increased, […]

UNC – Chapel Hill: Tips from the Admissions Office

May 18, 2012 in GMAT Scores, GMAT vs. GRE, New GMAT, School Profiles, Tips from the Admissions Office

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School  We spoke with Admissions Director Sherry Wallace about advice she had for applicants to the Kenan-Flagler Business School.  Here is what she said.   Q: What makes a candidate stand out? A: “There are a couple things to consider.  First, everything we require is in there for a reason, so we really do examine each of those components because each thing is bringing some different […]

University of Michigan: Tips from the Admissions Office

May 1, 2012 in GMAT Scores, GMAT vs. GRE, New GMAT, School Profiles, Tips from the Admissions Office

Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan We spoke with admissions officers at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business about any advice they had for new applicants.  Here is what we found.     Q: What makes a candidate stand out? A: “We look at the applicant’s undergraduate GPA, postgraduate experience, where they went for undergraduate, what they were involved in, and things like that.” Q: How do you weight GMAT […]

Rice University: Tips from the Admissions Office

March 25, 2012 in GMAT Scores, GMAT vs. GRE, New GMAT, School Profiles, Tips from the Admissions Office

Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University We spoke with admissions officers at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business about advice they had for new applicants.  Here is what we found.     Q: What makes a candidate stand out? A: “I can’t really say that there is anything in particular.  We look at all the different metrics, anything from work experience–and not so much the amount of work experience […]

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