You may have heard this advice from MBA admissions officers: “When applying to our school, be true to yourself and tell us who you are if you wish to improve your admission chances.” But, what if you are not exactly the ideal candidate your dream school is looking for? In this article, we will share tips on how you can maximize your chances of admission, even if you have a less-than-perfect profile!
As of 11 July 2017, for the first time in the history of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), test takers can choose the order of the four exam sections (a small pilot was run in 2016, but it affected fewer than 1% of test takers). Why was this change implemented, how will it affect your test-taking experience and, most importantly, what can you do to take advantage of this change to master the GMAT?
Congratulations! You’ve decided to pursue an MBA degree. You met with admissions representatives from business schools at an MBA fair or at school information sessions. They really liked you, gave you good feedback on your CV/resume, and encouraged you to apply. You fancy your MBA admissions chances. You feel inspired – you never thought applying to your dream business school would be this easy! Your application should be smooth sailing now, right?