The foundation of a successful MBA application is self-knowledge combined with school research. There are many resources on Accepted that help with the self-evaluation part of that equation (and I have listed a few as additional references attached to the post.) However, this post is about school research.
If you are planning to apply to graduate business school next fall, start researching the different programs now. Start your exploration with web-based research. It’s cheap, easy, and very informative, albeit occasionally overwhelming. Reviewing sites like BusinessWeek and the school web sites will help you realize what’s attractive to you. Then you need to evaluate which schools possess those qualities.
As you evaluate programs, MBA fairs provide another source of information and a forum in which you can interact with school representatives. The MBA Tour’s US winter tour is a great opportunity for next fall’s applicants to proceed with this initial research. The MBA Tour will visit:
New York City Feb. 6, 2010
Washington D.C. Feb. 7, 2010
For more information and to register, please visit The MBA Tour’s February 2010 USA MBA Tour.
Take advantage of the opportunity to learn more about top MBA programs, meet representatives , and get the information you need to distinguish between the different programs and focus your efforts.