Of course, many applicants are accepted to a top MBA every year without the benefit of admissions consulting services. In our experience however, this fortunate group tend to:
There are several advantages of having MBA friends or relatives help you through the application process:
However, relying on friends has some key disadvantages:
We highly recommend you consider getting a leg up on other candidates by understanding the application process better. Books can be a great way to do that. Below we look at the advantages and disadvantages of relying on books alone:
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I did very well at my interview at City [Cass - UK] and they offered me a place. [Tufts - USA] Fletcher also offered me a place, and a full scholarship for their two year Masters in International Business programme.
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By the time I got home, the offer of admission was sitting in my Inbox.
I believe I did well on the interview. It was a relaxed discussion about Why MBA, Why Lancaster, Leadership style, Alternatives (the content we developed for IMD helped a great deal here - special thanks to Rob) and a few other general questions."
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