Not having an undergraduate degree in a business-related field will not put you in disadvantage over students who did earn their undergraduate degree in business. The MBA is a professional degree that does not require an undergraduate degree in a business-related fields for admission. Furthermore, even some business discipline-specific programs (for example, Masters of Science degrees) admit applicants from undergraduate majors outside of business. (more…)
Submitted by Jacqueline Brito, SPHR, assistant dean, Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business
All too often I’ve seen applicants approach their graduate business admissions interview as if they had nothing to lose – walking in with the misguided perception that the interview is merely a formality rather than a critical part of the admissions process. (more…)
Submitted by Linh Gilles, director of Admissions & Recruiting, Carlson School of Management
Next to the GMAT exam, perhaps even more so, the MBA admissions interview is arguably one of the most nerve wracking aspects of applying to business school. Though you may not like to hear it, an admissions interview can sometimes make or break your chances of getting admitted. I’ve read many application files that were nearly perfect on paper, but failed to remain competitive because of the admissions interview. And, the reverse is possible when marginal applicants rise to the top through a stellar interview. Below are five tips to help you put your best foot forward for your admissions interview. (more…)
Submitted by Nicole Lindsay, a career development expert who is working on her first book about women and business school. She is a former MBA admissions officer, MBA recruiter and non-profit executive. Connect with Nicole at @MBAMinority.