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MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: Harvard Business School Is for Everyone

Harvard Business School (HBS) offers an excellent MBA program. This is largely a given, and we are not questioning that. However, what we will call into question is whether HBS (or any other school, for that matter) is right for you. Every year, we get a few calls from confused MBA aspirants who say, “I visited HBS, and … Read More  

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MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: I Must Have a Recommendation from My Supervisor

MBA admissions committees often say they understand if an applicant does not have a recommendation from a supervisor, but do they really mean it? Even if they insist this is true, if every other applicant has a recommendation from a supervisor, not having one would put you at a disadvantage, right? Not necessarily! We at … Read More  

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MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: I Have No Managerial Experience

Formal managerial experience is not a prerequisite for admission to a top full-time MBA program—a truth some applicants might find ironic. Keep in mind that an MBA education is for individuals who aspire to become managers and is not exclusive to those who already are managers. If you are fretting about the fact that you have not had … Read More  

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MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: Why Worry? I Volunteered!

Some MBA applicants mistakenly view community service as simply a prerequisite for getting into a top program and sign up for volunteer opportunities without considering whether the organization or cause they are choosing is actually a reasonable fit for them. Community service is generally something positive to highlight in your application, given that it demonstrates … Read More  

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MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: The CFA Is a Liability

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, a grueling, three-part financial program that hundreds of thousands of people pursue each year covers many of the subjects included in a typical first-year MBA curriculum. A CFA aspirant must study basic economics, accounting, finance, and quantitative analysis areas that echo aspects of many first-year MBA core curricula. So, … Read More  

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