Applying to Business School. Dr. Greta E. Couper email: [email protected] 310-506-4074 Seaver College Career Center Pepperdine University October 2009. Overview of the Choice.
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What is an MBA? Why Obtain an MBA? Timing: Now or Later? Cost and Loans Rankings and Accreditation Program Types Application Process Top FAQs Long Term Benefits
The Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree is internationally recognized as a passport to a successful management career.
In a poll of members of the Association of MBAs, with 1,300 respondents, in which they were asked why they took an MBA, the following reasons were given (listed in order of priority) *:
* From: http://mbaguide.mbaworld.com/content/whatmbaben/index.html
WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
Agencies use different criteria
A letter or essay that summarizes why they should select you, use questions below:
TOP 10 GRADUATE SCHOOL ESSAY WRITING TIPS* 1. Don't Write a Term Paper. 2. Don't Bore the Reader. Do Be Interesting. 3. Do Use Personal Detail. Show, Don't Tell! 4. Do Be Concise. Don't Be Wordy. 5. Do Address Your Weaknesses. Don't Dwell on Them. 6. Do Vary Your Sentences and Use Transitions. 7. Do Use Active Voice Verbs 8. Do Seek Multiple Opinions. 9. Don't Wander. Do Stay Focused. 10. Do Revise, Revise, Revise.
Ask friends and colleagues to review for content and style.
*See websites samples: http://education.yahoo.com/college/
School Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 subsequent
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MBA Admissions Interview Tips
Sample MBA Interview Questions*
"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat.
"I don't much care where..." said Alice.
"Then it doesn't much matter which way you go," said the Cat.
--- Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland