Although quantifying a school’s profile certainly does not tell you everything, it can sometimes be helpful in simplifying the many differences between the various MBA programs. Each week, we bring you a chart to help you decide which of the schools’ strengths speak to you.
We recently surveyed a number of visitors to our site to get a feel for the concerns, plans, and mind-sets of this season’s MBA applicants. Now the results are in, and for those who are curious about their fellow applicants’ views on business school, we will be sharing some of the collected data in our B-School Chart of the Week blog series.
“If you are not admitted to any MBA programs this year, will you try again next year?” When we asked visitors to our site this question during the 2013 application season, the majority—64.4%—responded “yes.” This year, that number rose dramatically, with an even more significant majority—82.1%—indicating that they plan to reapply to business school next year if they do not gain admittance to any programs this season. As the professional landscape continually grows more competitive, we imagine that MBA hopefuls are more determined than ever to obtain their graduate degrees and position themselves for long-term career success. This year’s applicants, at least, seem to view the potential benefits of an MBA as far outweighing the challenges of the application process.