Both programs are tailor-made for working professionals who want to pursue an MBA degree while maintaining their full-time jobs. Both are lesser cousins of their full-time peer even though the fee is similar or higher. Both are less immersive – peer learning, networking etc. – than a full-time program. And the graduates from both the…Read more
MIT Sloan loses nearly 40% of its accepted applicants. Chicago Booth, too, loses nearly 40%. Tuck and Ross, almost 50%.
And these are some of the best MBA programs around.
Where do these accepted applicants go?
Most to higher-ranked and rival schools such as HBS, Stanford, Wharton, Columbia, and Kellogg. And a small fraction drops out i.e. doesn’t join any school (for reasons to be covered later in this post).
It’s understandable that a Sloan admit is very likely to prefer HBS over Sloan, but why does an HBS-admit, sometimes, not join HBS despite its unmatched brand equity.Read more
Few months back, I received an application for feedback from an applicant who, despite having a solid academic and professional profile, didn’t get interview calls from both the schools he applied to in the first round.
There were few glaring oversights in his essays, which largely explained the disappointing result he had. What was different in this case, though, was that his application was vetted by a friend and current B-school student (one and the same person). Yet, those mistakes slipped through the crack.
Possible reason?Read more
“Those trying to have good careers are going to fail, because, really, good jobs are now disappearing. There are great jobs and great careers, and then there are the high-workload, high-stress, bloodsucking, soul-destroying kinds of jobs, and practically nothing in-between.”Read more
I’m planning to apply to MIT, Wharton, Stern, and Tuck in round 2 this year. Can someone evaluate my profile for these schools, please?
GMAT: 740 (Q 50, V 39)
Undergrad from a reputed university in ABC country with a GPA of 8/ 10 (top 10% in the class)
Extracurricular activities:Read more