MBA Podcaster: “Access MBA Admissions Panel”

Co-founder Eric Allen provides general MBA admissions advice for applicants.

Candidate Q&A: Is my profile good enough for the Indian School of Business?

The following is a question we fielded directly from a candidate on another forum.  We share it here because we believe it may have value to others who have similar concerns/questions.   Question:  I am really confused as how best to proceed and which schools to target.  I had ISB as my dream school but with my […]

One more thing about your GPA…

Though we just wrote about the GMAT, we know it’s a big issue (if not the ‘biggest’) issue most applicants struggle with.  It’s like when I first met my wife and told her what a great tennis player I am (she works with the US Open), but had to explain my recent 6-1, 6-2 beatings […]

Candidate Q&A: How do I explain my career goals

The following is a question we fielded  directly from a candidate.  We share it here because we believe it may have value to others who have similar concerns/questions.  Question: I’m preparing the essays for top schools and I’m having a bit of  trouble writing them. I believe I have a strong profile: female, international (WEurope), […]

Beat the GMAT Guest Writer: How to beat a bad GPA

Today was an interesting morning – four candidates with stellar professional experience –  two who were charismatic, and two who were a bit more introverted.  All were exceptionally nice.  However, they were unified in each having GPAs which were sub-optimal for the top-tier MBA programs they are trying to get into.  I felt like a […]

Featured in Chubbybrain: Should I start a company or go to business school?

So many candidates, especially those with a strong idea to start a company or those between jobs, struggle with this question.   Watching your bank balance rise twice a month as you receive paychecks is dandy, but which one of us have not dreamed of storming into our boss’ office, tossing our laptop at his or […]