November 20, 2019

This is the time of year when essay writing is top of mind for most MBA round 2 hopefuls. While Personal MBA Coach has published detailed tips on how to handle most of the top MBA application questions, there are a few key pieces of advice that hold true regardless of the question, and these bear repeating. As you write your essays, keep these five guiding principles in mind.

1) Answer the question ASKED

It is surprising how of...

November 14, 2019

Fall is flying by and the winter holidays are just around the corner. While many of us are looking forward to the upcoming holiday season, it is also a reminder that round 2 MBA application deadlines will be here before we know it.

To keep you on track, Personal MBA Coach has included a roundup of application deadlines below along with our advice on how to best use the next ~two months. While many of our clients are well into...

November 6, 2019

Bloomberg Businessweek released the 2019-2020 Best Business School Rankings earlier this week. Personal MBA Coach would like to share our thoughts on the latest rankings and business school rankings in general.

According to Bloomberg, “The Bloomberg Businessweek 2019-20 Best B-Schools ranking is based on 26,804 survey responses from MBA students, alumni, and recruiters in 2019 about their goals and experiences, as well as comp...

October 30, 2019

Yesterday, Wharton joined the growing list of schools to roll out the first round of rejections, releasing those not offered an interview. As round 1 decisions begin to roll in, many candidates are not receiving the news they had hoped for. While this is no doubt disappointing, do not give up hope. Personal MBA Coach would like to help you develop a strategy to realize your MBA and career dreams.

Candidates rejected from their...

October 23, 2019

The group interview is something that causes anxiety for many MBA applicants. This topic is particularly top of mind now as Michigan Ross just released round 1 interview invites and Wharton round 1 interview invitations are expected on October 29th.

Each school approaches the group interview slightly differently. For Michigan Ross, this 30-minute team-based activity is optional but with preparation, participating can work in y...

October 16, 2019

While the M7 business schools (Columbia Business School, Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, Kellogg, Stanford GSB, Chicago Booth and Wharton) get a lot of attention, there are numerous compelling MBA program options beyond the M7 schools.

In fact, the average Personal MBA Coach client applies to five business schools, some of which will fall beyond the M7. This is why we have put together our latest eBook: MBA Essay Analysis:...

October 9, 2019

For those candidates who have their hearts set on relocating to (or remaining in) New York City, NYU Stern might be a great option. NYU Stern is the #12 full-time MBA program and #4 part-time MBA program according to US News & World Reports. Unlike many other top programs, NYU Stern has a round 2 application deadline in November (11/15/2019) which is great if you did not make round 1 but prefer not to wait until January to su...