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Should there be a common application for American MBA programs?

Should there be a common application for American MBA programs?

Like it is with most matters, humanity acts not at the right time, but reacts when the damage has been done. There are econometric theories that prove we follow the herd, mostly because we don’t ...
Deliberating the impact of COVID-19 on MBA Education. Is it worth it

Deliberating the impact of COVID-19 on MBA Education. Is it worth it

To begin, I hope that you, your families, and your friends are well. During these trying times, I pray that you are safe and come out on the other side of this pandemic stronger than before. Across ...
How do I cope with rejection? What are my options for an MBA in

How do I cope with rejection? What are my options for an MBA in

In case you didn’t make it this season – worry not! The nature of the game will result in many applicants not getting an admit; top schools have low acceptance rates, which suggest that in any ...
Should I get an MBA or a Masters in Analytics?

Should I get an MBA or a Masters in Analytics?

The world has evolved over the last two decades, and today, the pace of change is faster than ever before. Sign onto Linkedin and look at jobs posted by multinationals and well-known firms, and you ...
Should I get an MBA in Canada?

Should I get an MBA in Canada?

After having lived in Canada this past year, I have had the opportunity to learn about its education system and interact with many business school graduates. University of Toronto’s Rotman School, ...
Craziest MBA admissions interview questions – and how to ace them!

Craziest MBA admissions interview questions – and how to ace them!

Panel: You seem to be timid and submissive. Do people take you seriously? Candidate (Male): They don’t, till the time I open my mouth. Once I do that, things change. (Result – Admitted) ...
MBA Applicant: I have two years of experience – should I apply?

MBA Applicant: I have two years of experience – should I apply?

(This post is not about the ISB, but I am starting it with some insights from my experiences at the school. I have covered the 2+2 at Harvard as well.) A few years back, the ISB introduced the Young ...
MBA Applicant: I have ten years of work experience – will I get in?

MBA Applicant: I have ten years of work experience – will I get in?

(This post is not about the ISB, but I am starting it with some insights from my experiences at the school) If you belong to the Senior Executive Club (SEC), the ISB is a good choice! In any given ...
The Best MBA and Masters Programs by Specialization

The Best MBA and Masters Programs by Specialization

In some of my previous blogs, I have touched upon the importance of specializing.  With that, I am saying that in the current times, it is better to build depth in a certain function or industry.  ...
MBA deadlines and statistics – Which round should I apply in?

MBA deadlines and statistics – Which round should I apply in?

I decided to write this brief post after a number of my clients asked me which round they should apply in.  The answer to this question depends on a number of factors, but here are a few points ...
The new MBA Application requirements – Video Essays, Presentations

The new MBA Application requirements – Video Essays, Presentations

Routine activities have evolved over the years. Advances in technology have not only brought us close, but they have also enabled us to get to know each other better.  Today, we can not only connect ...
The MBA Application – Which Schools should I apply to?

The MBA Application – Which Schools should I apply to?

One of the most critical decisions for those who are now getting ready to apply to MBA programs is which schools to apply to.  Many of you are absolutely sure of your application strategy, and ...
Debunking a few MBA application myths, and the ISB application.

Debunking a few MBA application myths, and the ISB application.

As most of you are aware, the application portals for many schools, including the ISB are now open.  With this article, I hope to give you a little insight on some specific strategies you can ...
Will the MBA help me switch careers? And how to answer the ‘Why now’

Will the MBA help me switch careers? And how to answer the ‘Why now’

Before I present an answer, allow me to elaborate on this question, and what ‘switching careers’ really means. Ask any B-School’s career center, and they will proudly say that over 70% of their ...
I want to apply to the ISB. Should I retake the GMAT if I have a

I want to apply to the ISB. Should I retake the GMAT if I have a

Over the course of my career, and as an independent consultant, many candidates have asked me what score they need to get into the ISB. Candidates view the GMAT as a make or break situation, often ...