When evaluating MBA applicants, business schools examine seven criteria.
The most important factor in being admitted to a top-tier MBA program is your GMAT score.
To ease the burden on recommenders, GMAC is promoting a "common recommendation" for all schools. Not everyone is signing on.
The application essays are the second most important element of your candidacy.
Just when the recommendations were getting simpler (see "Common Letter of Recommendation"), Stern screws things up.
When you apply to business school can determine whether you're admitted. And the impact of timing can vary
significantly depending on how competitive your particular category is.
Read about the most common mistakes that applicants make on the MBA application essays and learn how to avoid them.
Strangely enough, the emphasis placed on GPA varies with the time the applicant has been out of school.
Is it possible to get into the most elite MBA programs by making a donation? I know the answer because I've done it.
It's not just the type of work you've done that matters; it's also the amount.
MBA recommendations are overrated. It's not that they have no impact on the admit decision; it's that they don't have the impact that is commonly believed.
For some candidates, the interview can be critically import. For many others, however, the
decision is made before the interview is conducted.