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How To Finance Your MBA Education | ApplyMBA Blog

Once you get admission to an MBA program, the business school expects you to finance the cost of the MBA education. Having said that, most business schools offer loan, scholarship, and financial aid to ease the burden on you.

There is no doubt that an MBA is an expensive program and this large financial burden discourages many candidates from applying to business schools.  This section attempts to present several suggestions on financing the MBA education.

All About MBA Specializations: Which One To Choose? | ApplyMBA Blog

Full-time MBA programs offer a wide range of specializations. Depending on school’s policies, you may choose to specialize in either one or two or even none at all. Choosing a specialization should be based on your education and career goals.

Below is a list of most popular specializations.

Marketing
Finance
Operations Management
Strategy
Entrepreneurship
Information and Technology Management
Human Resource Management

A brief description of each specialization:

Marketing

MBA vs. Specialized Master’s Degree Programs | ApplyMBA Blog

London Business School recently launched a Master’s in Financial Analysis (MFA) program for students with little or no work experience. This program is another addition to a growing number of specialized master’s degree programs launched by business schools in recent years.

What value does a specialized master’s degree program add as compared to that of a full-time MBA program? What key factors should you consider while choosing such program? What are the eligibility criteria for getting admissions into these programs? This section attempts to answer some of these questions.

Why MBA? How does it help you?

 

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a degree which either enhances your knowledge of business or broadens your knowledge of functions such as finance, marketing, operations etc. Therefore, it is seen as a degree which is useful for almost everyone. Although you might see it as an exaggeration, there are several benefits of pursuing an MBA.

Some of the key benefits of getting an MBA degree are typically:

How to market yourself in the MBA application? | ApplyMBA Blog

This write-up is aimed at showing elements that you should consider while applying to MBA programs. What you need to highlight in your MBA application depends on several factors such as what your target business schools want, what other applicants offer, and how your strengths of weaknesses compare with these applicants.

STEP 1: IDENTIFY NEEDS OF A BUSINESS SCHOOL

Understand exactly what those needs are and their order of importance.

Reapplicant Strategy : Submitting your application a second time | ApplyMBA Blog

We know many candidates who had applied to MBA programs but didn’t get into the schools they aimed for. They often face a difficult question whether they should re-apply.

If you are convinced that an MBA will allow you to attain the professional objectives, I strongly encourage you to apply again for an MBA. The chances for admissions are much greater for the second attempt.

WHAT SHOULD YOUR STRATEGY BE?

An initial rejection may not be the last word. Understand the reasons for your failure and develop a completely new application strategy.

The Ideal Time to Submit The B-School Application | ApplyMBA Blog

 

When is it advisable to apply to business school? I have seen a huge number of candidates face this question and go through the process which makes or break their mission. When you have taken a decision to earn an MBA, and drawn up a list of schools, you are regularly faced with the deadlines of application submission. Regardless of the claims made by business schools that there is no perfect time to apply, deciding on when to apply to the business school play an important role in getting an admission offer.

How many B-schools should you apply to? | ApplyMBA Blog

 

After you have identified your career goals and have assembled lots of information on different MBA programs, you should be able to identify which MBA programs would be the best for you. These steps are not as simple as they seem to be. Even after compiling a list of potential MBA programs, many candidates wonder how many MBA programs they should apply to.

Obviously, there is no single answer since it truly depends on how much time you have to prepare for and on your chances of getting in. Following are few things to consider: