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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.


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:

Strategies and Advice on GMAT Preparation - Part 6: Reading Comprehension | ApplyMBA Blog

Reading Comprehension type questions require you to use the given text in the passage and your reading skills to answer the three to five question that appear, one at a time, on the screen. The goal of this question type is to see how well you can understand a lot of new and difficult information presented in a prose format. The passage themselves are taken from some academic journals in the fields of business, the sciences and the humanities/social sciences.

Columbia Business School MBA Essay Question Analysis – Fall 2017 | ApplyMBA Blog


Happy Cinco De Mayo! Once you are finished celebrating, you may want to get started on your Columbia essays. Columbia Business School has just released its application deadlines and questions for the class of 2020! Read below for Personal MBA Coach Founder Scott Edinburgh’s essay analysis.

Strategies and Advice on GMAT Preparation – Part 3 : Data Sufficiency | ApplyMBA Blog


For the Data Sufficiency type question, you have to decide whether you have enough data to answer the question. Sometimes, but not always, the question itself gives helpful but inadequate data. When you have identified this, you then consider two additional statements, labeled (1) and (2), in which certain data are given and decide if one, both or neither of them gives the extra data you require. The answer choices are standardized based on the combination of statements expected to correctly answer the question.

How to make your job work harder for you! | ApplyMBA Blog


If you are dreaming of joining the MBA class of 2020, there are a number of things you should be doing now! Check-out my blog post on early MBA planning and see below to learn how you can beef up your professional experience.

Many applicants worry that they have not checked off necessary “boxes” on their resumes, preventing them from earning admission to the schools of their dreams. While I don’t generally advocate a job change within 6 months of applying (though there are exceptions), this doesn’t mean you can’t take some important steps now.