Ten Tips on the MBA Application Process

Posted by TheMBATour on 26 October 2011 / 0 Comments

By Donald Martin, Author of Road Map for Graduate Study

  1. Is this what YOU really want to do? If so, as much as you can, follow your own time frame and path.
  2. Do not be someone you are not. It will catch up with you in the end.
  3. Consider rankings, but do not focus on them as the only criteria to determine your list of options or the order of that list.
  4. Take word of mouth for what it is – word of mouth.
  5. Do your homework. Be prepared. Follow directions. Answer every question.
  6. Remember: The evaluation process is a two-way street. As you are evaluating the institutions you are interested in, they are evaluating you. Many times the application process can be a study in human nature, for better or worse.
  7. Make sure you send application materials to the right institution.
  8. Be calm, assertive, and genuine.
  9. Be appreciative. Say thank you. Smile.
  10. Remember: In the end your success is due to YOU, not to where you studied.

For 7 ways to get positively noticed as an applicant, 7 deadly sins for applicants, responding to the notification decision, and much more, go to Dr. Martin’s website and review his book Road Map for Graduate Study: A Guide for Prospective Graduate Students. The website address is www.gradschoolroadmap.com.

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