Many factors go into your decision process. Our school experts offer their insights into choosing a program that’s the best fit for you. Hear from Gary Linblad, Assistant Dean and Director, MBA Program, the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine; Dustin Cornwell, Director, MBA Admissions, Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University; and Stacey Dorang, MBA Admissions Director, Smeal College of Business, Penn State University.
Provided by Robin Camputaro, Associate Director, MBA Program Virginia Tech MBA
My undergraduate degree is not in business. Can I be successful in business school and how will an MBA help me?
The MBA degree is considered a professional degree, which intends to prepare an individual for the practical application of skills, rather than teaching theory and conducting research. Because of this, no specific background is required for the degree, which has the ability to “stand alone” as an indication of the level of education one has received. (more…)
Tweeting Admissions Advice for Prospective Students
On the second Wednesday of each month we give schools and prospective students an opportunity to connect using our #MBACHAT Twitter Chat. For one hour GMAC (@OfficialGMAT), Jackie Buchy (@MasonMBA) an admissions professional from George Mason University and an admissions representative from Penn State University (@SmealMBA) took questions from students regarding the admissions process, next generation GMAT Exam and more.
@OfficialGMAT: Hi everyone! Welcome to the chat. This is Jackie Buchy from George Mason University. #mbachat
@MasonMBA: Hello everyone. We are happy to be here with @officialGMAT & @MasonMBA. #mbachat
Q: Is there a mimimum cut off score you consider while screening the applications?
@MasonMBA: We look for a 550 – 650 range but will consider each piece of your application when making a decision #mbachat
@SmealMBA: We do not have a minimum score when screening, but our average is around a 650. Class Profile http://t.co/grVySVFL #mbachat
Q: #MBAchat please this is my first time. I would like to know when and where the GMAT exams will be taken place.
@OfficialGMAT: #GMAT exams are held year-round. You can find a test center and schedule the exam here: http://t.co/50eLtKtd #mbachat
Q: George Mason has recently changed their #MBA and #EMBA programs to a shorter timeline. #MBAchat How will the new shorter timeline benefit students? #mbachat