We can dissect the data of who gets admitted into top MBA programs and we will see that the majority have strong academic backgrounds and work experiences.

But what’s often interesting is to look at many of those, the more than 80% of the successful MBA applicants, who are unsuccessful in their bid to land an admission offer at a top business…

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Risk and the MBA Application: Risk. A four letter word that has a major role this year in the MBA application process. The admission climate is such today that candidates who remotely look too risky are likely not to be admitted to a top school.

Everyone’s appetite for risk has been curtailed. Gone are the days when candidates with top scores and…

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I had the privilege to participate on a Financial Times MBA Admission panel called Ask the Experts: MBA 2011,  a few days ago and it was interesting to hear what was top of find for many aspiring business school applicants.

The panel was comprised of Tom Robertson, Dean of Wharton, Fiona Sandford, Director of Career Services at London Business School,…

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The Financial Times has published their 2011 global MBA program rankings and this year London Business School shares the top slot with Wharton.

Harvard Business School, the only other school to nab the top honor in FT rankings history, rounds out the top three.

The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology jumped from tenth to sixth place this year while The…

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I’m shocked that the first month of 2011 is almost behind us and we are only eight months away from the first admission round for next application season.

All round one applicants should have received their admission decisions which would likely fall in the following three categories: Admitted, Rejected, or Waitlisted.

You are admitted, what next?

Congratulations if you are one of the 10-20%…

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The decisions applicants make today can drastically impact their business school admission outcome.

I spoke with an applicant who had applied to a top business school and was ultimately denied admission.

Academically, she was a strong candidate (above 730 GMAT and 3.6 GPA from an Ivy League University).

She had pursued an unusual major and had interesting work experience in the developing world earning…

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The Value of Diversity in the MBA Admission Process:

In The National, the first English-language publication in Abu Dhabi, incoming Insead Dean, Dipak Jain signals where his key attention will be: expanding the cultural diversity of Insead.

During his visit to Abu Dhabi, Dean Jain stressed the fact that Insead is a school that values diversity across the globe.

He highlighted plans to…

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