Applicants to business school often make mistakes that make it easy for the MBA Board to reject their application. Below are some of the usual suspect MBA application mistakes that many applicants make:

1. Lack of passion: Do not sacrifice your passion in an attempt to spin a story you think the admissions board wants to hear. Focus on what gets you…

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A good two-year MBA program costs in the vicinity of $140,000. For all but a few students this represents a major sacrifice.

An MBA degree, of course, constitutes a sound investment – there is no replacement for the rigorous training and vast networking opportunities offered at a top school.

Nevertheless, financing an MBA requires careful planning and a thorough knowledge of the available…

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Cheating scandals involving MBA students and applicants seem to be occurring more frequently.

In 2005, some applicants who logged on an unauthorized site to learn their admission outcome paid the price by losing their admission offer to schools like Harvard Business School.

In 2007, an ethical firestorm erupted at Fuqua when thirty five current students were accused of cheating.

Now several thousand…

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