We at San Francisco State University’s Graduate Business Programs are very happy to have an opportunity to answer the prompt posed by the GMAC: “can you provide some tips on things to do or not do at information sessions and MBA fairs.” The decision to attend an Master in Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) program is an important one, and should be given serious consideration. Before you attend any fairs or information sessions, you have to do some homework.
Associate Director, Recruiting & Admissions
Tippie Full-time MBA at The University of Iowa
You’re getting ready to apply to your chosen list of top business schools. Is this the time to lock down your Facebook profile? To protect your Tweets? Maybe. If your social media “presence” was applying to B-school, what would it say about you? If you don’t know the answer to that question, you have some work to do.
Googling candidates and visiting their social media profiles is hardly rare; 27% of B-school admissions officers admit to Googling and 22% fess up to checking Facebook and other networks.
Peggy Bishop Lane
Vice Dean,Wharton MBA Program for Executives
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
The GMAT is an important admissions requirement for several reasons.
At Wharton, EMBA students receive the same education as our full-time MBA students. This has been a principle of parity between our full-time and EMBA program since our EMBA program began 37 years ago. They are taught the same classes by the same professors for the same number of hours. Likewise, since we insist on the highest academic caliber of the students we admit, they are held to the same standards of performance and intellectual rigor. They must have the same profile as our full-time MBA students with respect to admissions criteria and academic preparedness.
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I am considering who to approach for letters of recommendation and wonder…what are some of the things I should think about?
Provided by Pat Harrison, Associate Director of Admissions at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
Dartmouth University, Tuck School of Businesshttp://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/admissions/
Letters of recommendation provide the committee insight into your career success/potential, as well as your personal and professional strengths and weaknesses. It is the only part of the application not completed by the applicant – but that doesn’t mean that you can’t influence the letter. By picking the best recommenders to make your case and giving them some guidance, you can have a lot of impact on your recommendations.
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