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New York 2006 Rank: 10 Tuition and Fees: $94,104 Applicants Accepted: 15% Pre-MBA/Post-MBA Pay in $ Thousands: 75.0/110.0 In Brief: Finance focus and access to Wall Street are pluses—or used to be before the investment banking industry collapsed. Columbia Profile Columbia on Business ExchangeThe Columbia GSB application dates for the 2015-2016 application cycle are out. Here are the facts of Columbia GSB you need to know:

All applications must be submitted by…

Stanford CampusThe Stanford Graduate School of Business application deadlines for the 2015-2016 application cycle are out. Here’s what you need to know.

There are three rounds. All materials must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Stanford MBA

The school will notify applicants of decisions by 5:00 p.m. Pacific on the date listed below for the three rounds.

Application Deadline Notification Date

Are you wondering how much time to spend on your MBA application?

Do you know how much time you should dedicate to your


With the recent changes to the admissions process at HBS and Wharton, it’s important to plan ahead and give yourself enough time to develop your best MBA application.

In this video, we give you a few tips on how much time you’ll want to spend preparing and developing your MBA application.

So, click here to watch the video now.

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Are you struggling to decide whether to apply in a late round or postpone your application to the first round in the fall? 

There are so many opinions for and against applying to business school in a late round. The right answer depends on your particular situation.

In this post, I’ll outline the 3 evaluation criteria that MBA admissions boards use to evaluate MBA applications in late rounds.

I’ll also give you 4 questions to ask yourself to determine which…

Do your dreams include obtaining a MBA from a top school?  If so, you know that admission competition is fierce.

More applications are being submitted now than ever before and the candidate pool is highly qualified.  This means that achieving your dream will require advanced preparation on your part.

Specifically, there are four areas on which you can focus today to better your chances when you do apply to business school.

1)  Power-Up Your Profile.

Business schools admit candidates who have previously shown leadership skills, entrepreneurial interest, quantitative ability, civic-mindedness, and global awareness.

Keeping these qualities in mind, what have your existing experiences been?  In…

Over and over, clients ask me the same question, “should I apply in round one or round two?”  Each time, I offer the same answer.

I know that the answer is frustrating, but it is completely honest.  I tell them, “it depends.”  It is the truth: determining the best time to apply to business school depends on how prepared you are.

To evaluate your own readiness for round one MBA applications, ask yourself the following five key questions:

1. Are all of my essays in tip-top shape?

Do they tell a compelling story about who I am, the experiences that have shaped me…

It is important to get the MBA application timing right. If you apply too soon, such as when you don’t have enough materials to showcase your strengths, you could be denied admission.

Conversely, leaving it until too late in the game can also result in a denial.

You also want to be sure that you don’t apply with the attitude of “if it doesn’t work out now then I’ll just reapply next year” since the chances of gaining admission as a re-applicant are significantly less.

How Old Should I Be When I Apply to Business School?

The application timing should not simply be…

GSB and HBS have announced their MBA application deadlines. You can find their deadlines below.

Regarding which round applicants should target, the answer is “when you think you will have the strongest application”.

Ideally, you should target round one. It is still early enough in the process that if your dream is round one admission to your top schools you should be able to achieve it if you plan accordingly and avoid any major missteps.

As far as Stanford…

I do believe that often the early bird does get the best worm. And yes, I subscribe to the idea that there is value in applying early—for starters, you show the schools you have your act together and you demonstrate your commitment that they are at the top of your list.

But before pulling that trigger, you need to have answered this basic question: “Is your application the strongest it can be”?

If the answer is not a resounding yes, then perhaps you may want to hold off and go round two. Here are three things that can influence you to…

There are many ways an applicant can jeopardize his/her chance of admission.

One common way is not getting the timing of the application right–that is applying when you don’t have enough experience or applying after too long, and the MBA doesn’t make sense anymore for you.

Applicants who time it right are more likely to have a successful application outcome. As a first step, applicants should find out the age/work experience profile of students at their target schools.

It’s not enough to get the average age since the mean doesn’t necessarily paint a full picture of the class.

Take a look at the…

With the presidential elections heating up, the issue of age and experience has played a prominent role as seventy something year old McCain and forty something year old Obama duke it out to convince the American people that they are not too old or inexperienced to lead the country.

Apparently, politicians are not the only ones who need to grapple with the issue of age.

MBA applicants, too, have to time their application effectively, and need to be able to show that they have enough relevant experience to “deserve” a seat in the class.

The converse is also true. Being too old, or…