Many top business schools require MBA applicants to have at least two years of work experience before they apply. In this article, we discuss some of the “red flags” that may put your MBA application at risk with respect to your work experience.
Planning for an MBA
MBA admissions officers from top business schools ask about your career goals because they want to know that you have exciting plans for the future and to ensure that an MBA from their program makes sense given your specific aims. In this article, we examine some red flags in the area of career goals that might hurt your chances of admission.
In the months and years leading up to your MBA application, you need to take every opportunity to make a leadership impact inside and outside of work. Successful MBA applicants are always on the lookout for ways to serve their teams and make their organizations stronger. In this article, we highlight shortcomings in the leadership experience area that may hurt one’s candidacy for a top-tier business school.
Your unique life experience can be a tremendous selling point when applying for an MBA. It is fair to say that maturity and self-awareness are requirements for admission to many of the top business schools. In this article, we identify four potential weaknesses in the Life Experience category that might not bode well for your MBA candidacy.
Knowing why MBA applicants get dinged by MBA Programs will help you to think like an admissions officer so that you can correct or mitigate issues that may cause the admissions office to reject your application.
The criteria for acceptance to a top business school are somewhat intuitive; however, to our knowledge, no one has bothered to create a comprehensive list of the primary things MBA admissions officers are looking for when they review an application. In this article, we provide a list of criteria for MBA admissions.