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.
Cornell MBA who worked in the admissions office for the Cornell EMBA Program as well as the career services office at Fuqua.Get in touch with Jennifer Weld.
Professional journalist, former Columbia Business School admissions insider, and experienced MBA admissions consultant.Get in touch with Michelle Stockman.
Kellogg MBA who co-chaired Kellogg’s Student Admissions Committee under Admissions Office’s guidance and evaluated applications for two application cycles. Before Kellogg, coached successful applicants to HBS, Stanford, Kellogg, Booth, Wharton, Anderson, Columbia, Stern, and Ross.Get in touch with Libby Angst.
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