What to Expect from the 2019-2020 MBA Application Essays

Many MBA hopefuls who have already narrowed down their target school lists are anxiously awaiting the release of the 2019-2020 MBA application questions and deadlines. While we cannot perfectly predict the future, our 11 years of MBA Admissions Consulting experience and careful analysis of past trends and recent campus announcements can help us to assess […]

How Many Business Schools Should you Apply to?

How Many Business Schools Should You Apply To? It Depends… Unfortunately, there is no hard and fast answer to this question. The best answer is the frustrating “it depends.” What does it depend on? Your stats, work history, the schools you’re trying to get into, and if you can deal with the possibility of being […]

UC Davis MBA Industry Immersions: Teaming up on Novel Business Ideas

At the University of California, Davis Graduate School of Management, the MBA program combines its deep business expertise, corporate partner network and UC Davis’ global research leadership to offer multidisciplinary Industry Immersions in key areas of biotechnology, food and agriculture, sustainable energy, technology finance and business analytics. UC Davis MBA student Laudan Yavari shares her […]

Personal MBA Coach’s Guide to the MBA Resume

All MBA applications require a resume. You may be thinking, “No problem, I already have a resume.” Unfortunately, it is not that easy. A business school resume differs considerably from a professional one as each accomplishes a different goal. A professional resume shows potential employers that you have the specific skills and experiences they are […]

Student Spotlight: Boston College, David Cote

David Cote is a second-year MBA student in the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, and is President of the Boston College Graduate Student Veteran Association. David is also a Major in the United States Marine Corps Reserves and is assigned to the 25th Marine Regiment in Fort Devens, MA. He most recently served as […]

Student Spotlight: UC Riverside, Valtteri Salomaki

Learn how Valtteri Salomaki manages his time as a student at UC Riverside Anderson Graduate School of Management and founder of a startup business. Name: Valtteri Salomaki Business School: UCR ­A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management Originally From: San Diego, California   Q: How did you choose your MBA program? What are your program’s greatest assets? A: I chose the UCR […]

The 2019 Financial Times MBA Rankings and How to Use Them

The Financial Times recently released its 2019 Global MBA Rankings and once again Stanford Graduate School of Business secured the #1 position. Harvard Business School earned the #2 spot, up considerably from its #5 place in 2018. INSEAD was pushed to #3 while Wharton slipped to #4. New to the top 5 this year was […]

Personal MBA Coach’s Abbreviated MBA Kick-Start Plan

Eat healthier. Exercise more. Spend more time with your family.  These may be some of the new year’s resolutions you had in mind. But for those of you hoping to apply to business school in 2019, add MBA application planning to this list. To give you a head start and keep you on track in the new […]

Personal MBA Coach’s Tips for Developing Standout Essays

It should come as no surprise that MBA applications must stand out. Every year, we hear post-mortem from applicants who applied on their own with 750+ GMAT scores, high GPAs and leading employers on their resumes who were rejected from their target schools on their first attempt. There is generally one reason for this – their […]

William & Mary Celebrates 20 Years of Executive Partners Program

In an era in which technology seems dominant in its impact of business and education, William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business has found a global competitive advantage in a tried and true form of human connection. In-person relationship-building and communication. Those are the underpinnings of the school’s Executive Partners program, which pairs an executive from […]