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Apply with the guidance of an MBA admissions expert. << Click here to start your journey to acceptance! >>
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Prepare

Research

Strategize
Clarify goals
Network & research
Schedule 4 informational interviewsSchedule inforamtional interviews if needed;
Draft post-MBA goal in terms of function & industry
Submit Your Applications By Round 1 Deadlines :-) InterviewACCEPTED!
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GMAT/GRESign up for test prep courseStudyTake TestIf satisfied, you're done. If not, prepare again & retake.
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Assess and Enhance Academic RecordIf necessary, take additional classes to make up for low grades or beef-up quant skills.After GMAT, sign up for classes (if necessary) in spring, summer, fall.
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Evaluate Leadership ExperienceDo you have it on the job? If not, see if you can assume more responsibility in the next six months. If not on the job, assume leadership role off the job — community service, church, politics, sports, the arts, or other interest.
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Count Stamps in your PassportIf you don't have international professional travel, can you get some? If not, can you acquire international experience through personal travel?
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Community Service or HobbiesMake time for these! MBA programs don't want nerds or people consumed by work.
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Research MBA ProgramsStart at specialty rankings for your field of interest. Talk to people in the roles you would like to have post-MBA. What programs do they recommend?
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Scour school websites with focus on career services (who recruits and hires for your dream positions at which schools?), curriculum (do they teach what you need and want to learn how you want to learn it?), co-curricular activities (do they have the extracurricular clubs and activities that will help you achieve your goals?).
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Follow student and school blogs, social media, and newsletters.
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Visit schools you are most interested — ideally while class is in session.
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Attend MBA Fairs and school receptions.
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CHOOSE SCHOOLS AND DECIDE WHERE TO APPLY
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Apply

Implement

Excel
Update ResumeMake it Shine!
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Fill in the BoxesGet it done.
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Write EssaysJot down notes and ideas.Draft, write, revise, edit, and proof essays one school at a time.
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Recommendations
Choose and approach recommenders.Give recommenders any necessary info, deadlines. Remind recommenders regularly about deadline.
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