MBA

Timely advice and tidbits on everything business school related to help you get your MBA with as little stress as possible.

VIDEO: Noodle Pros Founding Tutor Dan Edmonds Explains in Detail the GMAT Online
22 April, 2020
Right now, many prospective business school applicants are working from home and wondering whether the global COVID-19 pandemic presents an opportunity to apply for and earn an MBA or other business degree that will accelerate their career journey. For most, one part of that process is deciding whether and when to take the GMAT. Now that GMAC has announced the availability of its new GMAT Online product, applicants must choose whether to take the GMAT now online or to wait and see if in-person t
UPDATED APRIL 20: BRIEFING OF THE LATEST COVID-19 CHANGES FROM MBA ADMISSIONS
22 April, 2020
The Fortuna team [https://fortunaadmissions.com/about-us/] continues to receive a flurry of Coronavirus-related updates from the senior leadership of the nation’s top business schools. Among the daily developments are unprecedented changes in the MBA application process – from the ability to submit applications without exam scores (INSEAD, LBS, Wharton, Columbia) to larger waitlists (HBS), app fee waivers (Kellogg, Darden), and extended R3 deadlines (Haas, Fuqua, Booth, Kellogg & many others).
UPDATED APRIL 3: BRIEFING OF THE LATEST COVID-19 CHANGES FROM MBA ADMISSIONS
07 April, 2020
COVID-19 Changes to MBA Admissions at the Top Schools Duke shifts start dates for incoming class, moves back R3 deadline(March 30) Duke’s R3 deadline has been moved back to June 1. It has also taken the extraordinary step of shifting the start dates for its incoming class to accommodate students grappling with travel restrictions and visa processing delays: Orientation will now start on August 31, with classes kicking off on September 3.In a March 30 message to its community, Duke adds: “However
WAITLISTED? THE DO’S AND DON’TS
26 February, 2020
Your gut reaction may be to scramble to control the situation. For some applicants, that means bombarding the school with the comings and goings of their everyday lives. Or, showing up at the admissions office uninvited, when the school has made clear its policy not to hold individual meetings with waitlisted applicants. But your enthusiasm alone will not sway the school’s decision. Multiple factors shape the admit list, including overall class profile, admits flaking to other schools, applicant
Back to School Organization: Elementary School
23 August, 2019
It’s almost time to go back to school! Whether your child cannot wait to walk through those school doors, or is clinging onto these last weeks of summer, it is time to get organized for the new school year. Lower elementary grade teachers may institute their own organizational tools: folders to send home, cubbies at school, school shoes, reading logs: but this doesn’t mean you’re off the hook! Good organizational skills need to be modeled and reinforced, so here’s how you can help: 1. One is
GMAT vs GRE Webinar Presented By Noodle Pros and Stratus Admissions Counseling
11 February, 2019
Planning to apply to business school?  Don’t know which standardized test to take? Noodle Pros experts Neill Seltzer [https://www.noodlepros.com/tutor/profile/OTc3Yzk4ZTk4MGU5MDR] and Akil Bello [https://www.noodlepros.com/tutor/profile/ZDljOTljZWQ5ZTc0ZTB] will discuss the nitty gritty of the GMAT vs. GRE. Register here [https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/7025940170936335875] to reserve your spot.  Registrants are also able to enter themselves for an opportunity to win a 5 hour one-to-one G
What Are My Chances At Harvard Business School?
03 January, 2019
Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB, Wharton and other top business schools have become so competitive that none can be called a target anymore, even if you have a 3.9 from Stanford, a high GMAT score and stellar work experience. As an MBA applicant, you may have heard that you should apply to some stretch schools, target schools and likely, or safety, schools. What does this mean and how do you go about it? In today’s super-competitive MBA application process, it’s a good idea to do your res
Is My GMAT Score Good Enough?
26 September, 2018
Many applicants to top MBA programs — HBS, Wharton, Kellogg, Booth, and others — want to know if their GMAT score [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/2018/02/09/100-ways-gmat/] is “good enough”. Actually, this is the wrong question because: * There’s no simple rule. The score you need to achieve depends on which candidates you’re competing against. * Some applicants should re-take the GMAT [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/2017/11/27/gmat-questions-answered/] — even if they already have
When To Apply To MBA Programs
29 August, 2018
When you should apply to MBA programs — which year, and whether you should target Round 1 or Round 2 in that year — is an important decision. In which year should you apply? MBA programs prefer to admit candidates with 4-5 years of pre-MBA work experience upon matriculation because: 1. They want students to have interesting experiences to share in classroom discussions 2. Many post-MBA employers prefer 5+ years of pre-MBA work experience 3. Students with 4-5 years of experience are like
#AdmissionsPros: B-School Beyond The Numbers With Judith Silverman Hodara
13 June, 2018
Welcome to#AdmissionsPros [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/category/admissionspros/]! In this series, admissions advisors and educational consultants offer their advice and insight on the big picture of elementary, secondary, and graduate school admissions — from extracurriculars, to essays, to, (of course) standardized tests. As a long-time admissions professional and former Acting Director of Admissions at the Wharton School of Business, Judith Silverman Hodara [https://fortunaadmissions.com/
#AdmissionsPros: Shaifali Aggarwal Keeps It Real In MBA Admissions
22 May, 2018
Welcome to#AdmissionsPros [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/category/admissionspros/]! In this series, admissions advisors and educational consultants offer their advice and insight on the big picture of elementary, secondary, and graduate school admissions — from extracurriculars, to essays, to, (of course) standardized tests. Shaifali Aggarwal is the Founder and CEO ofIvy Groupe [https://www.ivygroupe.com/], a boutique MBA admissions consulting firm that assists students at every phase of the
#AdmissionsPros: Improving Odds With David White Of Menlo Coaching
03 May, 2018
Welcome to #AdmissionsPros [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/category/admissionspros/]! In this series, admissions advisors and educational consultants offer their advice and insight on the big picture of elementary, secondary, and graduate school admissions — from extracurriculars, to essays, to, (of course) standardized tests. David White and his partner Alice van Harten are co-founders of Menlo Coaching [https://menlocoaching.com/], a boutique admissions consulting firm that helps MBA applica