- How to Survivify: Applying to Business School
So you want an MBA, eh? It's a worthwhile goal, and it's a shame no course credit is given for the application process. Between studying for GMATs, researching schools, writing application essays, planning a possible relocation, and gathering up the needed supporting documentation, this whole process takes approximately a year. But as strenuous as it is, it will be a piece of cake compared to the MBA program itself.
The easiest way to approach this is to divide it up into stages. There is the pre-application stage, the application stage, and the waiting stage. Most of the work takes place in the first stage (relearning all the m...
Look on the bright side:
- At least you will get to relive a part of your youth while you relearn high school math.
- Writing the application essays will give you a nice chance to do some reflection, without having to pay for therapy.
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Tips from the trenches:
- Brace yourself - this is a process that should take at least 6 months to a year and will require a lot of discipline.
- Enroll in some local courses to refresh your math skills while you study for the GMAT.
- Plan on applying to a good number of schools to maximize your chances of getting accepted.
- You may need to take the GMAT a second time. If you don't do well the first time, consider taking a prep course.
- Cultivate good professional contacts who are willing to write a good recommendation for you - people who can vouch for you personally and professionally.
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