A lot. There is much you can do during the next several months to prepare for a 2009 MBA effort. The steps you take today can really improve your chances when you hit the SUBMIT button next fall. Here is a short list:
- Prepare for and take the GMAT.
- Clarify your post-MBA career goals.
- Research the schools and visit, if possible, while class is in session.
- Assess your qualifications in comparison to your target school’s class profile.
- Determine the steps you can take to improve your profile and ameliorate weaknesses.
And there’s more, but the list above should get you started. For more guidance, please check out:
- Accepted’s GMAT section, which offers tips on GMAT prep and insight into the role of the GMAT in admissions, as well as a special discount for Manhattan GMAT Prep courses.
- MBA Admissions Pre-season Consulting. Want help determining which schools are best for you given your goals and qualifications? Or perhaps you want to brainstorm possible essay topics and themes? Or maybe you would like guidance on improving your profile while you still can? This service is for you.
- Best Practices for MBA Admissions, an ebook and/or CD, guides you through the 6-9 months before applying. Here are a few of the topics covered:
- What are the pillars of a successful MBA application?
- How can you ensure that your MBA application will support your goals?
- How should you narrow your choice of schools?
- When should you take the GMAT?
- What can you do NOW about weaknesses in your profile?
- What should you be doing NOW if you don’t have weaknesses, lucky you?