How to Get Into the Top MBA Programs, 5th Edition
Surefire Strategies for Getting Into the Top MBA Programs
Now with new and expanded information on international MBA programs, comprehensive rankings of the leading schools, and new interviews with admissions officers, How to Get Into the Top MBA Programs provides a complete overview of what the top schools look for. This book features a step-by-step guide to the entire application process with in-depth advice from more than thirty admissions directors. It shows you how to:
? Develop your optimal marketing strategy
? Assess and upgrade your credentials
? Choose the programs that are right for you
? Write quality essays for maximum impact
? Choose and manage your recommenders
? Ace your interviews
Prepare for business school and get the most out of your program once you go.
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BUSINESS AND CAREER TOPICS
MIXED BUSINESS AND PERSONAL TOPICS
BRIEF NOTES ON ADDITIONAL ESSAYS
GENERAL RULES FOR APPROACHING ANY ESSAY QUESTION
ALTERNATIVES TO AN MBA
KNOW YOURSELFAND WHAT YOU WANT FROM AN MBA
RESEARCH THE SCHOOLS
DETERMINE HOW MANY SCHOOLS TO APPLY TO
AVOID THE LIKELY PITFALLS IN CHOOSING A SCHOOL
FINAL DECISION CRITERIA
USING THE RANKINGS
THE TOP IN EVERYTHING?
LIMITATIONS OF THE RANKINGS METHODOLOGIES
ROLLING VERSUS ROUNDS ADMISSIONS
THE STANDARD AMERICAN MODEL
THE STUDENTINVOLVEMENT VARIATION
THE EUROPEAN VARIATION
WHEN SHOULD YOU APPLYEARLY OR LATE IN AN APPLICATION CYCLE?
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO DO YOUR APPLICATIONS?
THE APPLICATION TIMETABLE
WHERE ARE THINGS MOST LIKELY TO GO ASTRAY?
QUALITIES SCHOOLS LOOK FOR
THE EVIDENCE SCHOOLS EXAMINE
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES DURING COLLEGE
COMMUNITY AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
MAKING THE ULTIMATE DECISIONS
FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS
DETERMINING THE SUBSTANCE OF YOUR MESSAGE
CAPITALIZING ON YOUR STRENGTHS MINIMIZING YOUR WEAKNESSES
FIT IN STANDOUT
GENERAL POSITIONING VERSUS SPECIFIC POSITIONING
A SIMPLE POSITIONING EFFORT
TAKING FULL ADVANTAGE OF THE ESSAYS
MBA PROGRAM TOPICS
TIPS FOR GOOD WRITING
REUSING YOUR ESSAYS
WHY ARE RECOMMENDATIONS REQUIRED?
WHAT DO ADMISSIONS COMMITTEES LEARN FROM YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS?
WHO SHOULD WRITE YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS?
HOW MANY RECOMMENDERS?
APPROACHING A POTENTIAL RECOMMENDER
WHAT DO YOU WANT SAID ABOUT YOU? AND HOW CAN YOU INCREASE ITS VALUE?
BEFORE THE INTERVIEW
DURING THE INTERVIEW
GENERAL RULES FOR INTERVIEWS
SPECIAL TYPES OF INTERVIEWS
HOW TO DEAL WITH THE INCOMPETENT INTERVIEWER
AFTER THE INTERVIEW
SPECIAL CONCERNS FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLYTCANTS
RESPONDING TO ADMINISTRATIVE HOLDS
RESPONDING TO WAITLISTING
RESPONDING TO REJECTION
SHOULD YOU EVER APPEAL A REJECTION?
SHOULD YOU REAPPLY IN THE FUTURE OR SETTLE FOR A LESSER SCHOOL?
ACCEPTING YOUR OFFER
LEAVING YOUR JOB
PREPARING FOR BUSINESS SCHOOL
PREPARING FOR A NEW CAREER
HIT THE GROUND RUNNING
TIME MANAGEMENT MATTERS
CUT TO THE CHASE
THINK ABOUT YOUR CAREER DEVELOPMENT
KEEP STRESS UNDER CONTROL
DONT FORGET THE SOCIAL EXPERIENCE
CALCULATING THE COST OF BUSINESS SCHOOL
EVALUATING FINANCIAL PACKAGESAND TRYING FOR MORE
STRATEGIES FOR FINANCING YOUR BUSINESS SCHOOL EDUCATION
THE BASIC STRATEGIES
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SOURCES
OVERVIEW OF THE APPLICANTS AND THEIR ESSAYS
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