Define and refine your goals.
Craft your MBA application strategy around those goals.
Answer the all-important question: Why do you need an MBA?
They’ll ask you in essay questions or in interviews. It’s a question that the adcom needs to know you have a compelling answer for – and most importantly, that you need to have thought about before you even start to apply: Why do you need an MBA?
Can you provide a solid, stand-out answer? Are your goals clear, concrete, and realistic?
In this free guide, MBA admissions expert Cindy Tokumitsu shows you proven strategies for approaching this all-important part of the application process.
Madelaine Baker has worked in the admissions offices of MIT Sloan and Yale SOM. She has an MBA from CBS and corporate banking experience in NYC and Hong Kong.Get in touch with Madelaine Baker.
Former banker and management consultant with a Stanford BA and a Wharton MBA. Worked on the Wharton MBA admissions committee.Get in touch with Madeleine Wang.
With 30 years of career/admissions experience at four universities, including Cornell’s Johnson School, Karin facilitated students’ entry into the world’s best companies. As a member of the adcom, she also evaluated applications. She knows what schools and employers seek.Get in touch with Karin Ash.
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