Posted on November 17, 2010 by Graduate Management Admission Council
Written by Kurt Ahlm, Sr. Director of Full-Time Admissions, Chicago Booth
You’ve already decided that you want your MBA; now it’s time to think about which program might be right for you. Your plan should include researching and choosing specific programs that meet your needs, satisfy your lifestyle preferences, and will help you to reach your career goals.
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Posted on November 10, 2010 by Graduate Management Admission Council
Written by Wendy Flynn, Director of Admissions, Mays Business School, Texas A & M University
Pursuing an MBA is one of the most significant professional, personal, and financial investments you’ll make. It’s critical to select the program that is both a good fit and a good match for your post-MBA goals. Here are three steps to help you determine what school is best for you.
Create Your Own Ranking: Many candidates look first to the b-school rankings to identify the “best” or top-ranked schools. I recommend a slightly different approach—create your own ranking. Create a matrix of the items that are essential to you in your MBA. This may include things like geographic location, class size, quality of faculty, placement rates, etc. Add information on the student profile (GMAT range, work experience range, etc.) to consider your own profile relative to the kind of student each school is seeking.
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Posted on November 3, 2010 by Graduate Management Admission Council
Written by Lawrence P. Ward, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Kogod School of Business, American University
You have been admitted to a graduate program in business or management and need to make an important decision about where to enroll. First, take a bow because you have conquered the most difficult part of the process—gaining admission. As you enter the next phase, consider the following questions:
Faculty engagement outside of class?
Business school faculty represent a significant amount of the intellectual capital and expertise that define the graduate academic experience. Beyond the classroom, graduate students should expect to be appreciably engaged with their faculty on consulting practica, independent research projects, case competitions, special topics symposia, professional development activities, and so forth. The value added to students’ graduate management education is regular and meaningful engagement with faculty outside of the classroom. Prospective students should look for specific “evidence” of faculty engagement in the student experience before submitting a deposit.
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