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Making It to B-School of Your Choice

Making It to B-School of Your Choice

Without having the right knowledge, right from preparing for competitive exams through filling out applications and landing on the right business school, might prove to be a tough journey.

This article focuses on throwing some light on the pre-requisites and procedures involved in applying for B-Schools…

How to go about the B-School Admissions?

Top B-Schools

In Case you have admits from multiple business schools, what will be the criteria of selection?

  •  Teaching methodology
  •  Approach
  •  Reputation or Brand value
  • Specializations on offer
  • Location

Please understand that every business school has its own strength and it is up to you to go for the one that best suits your needs and budget. Now let us look at some of the pre-requisites needed for admission into B-Schools.

Academics:

1. Undergraduate or Graduate GPA (Graded Point Average)

2. Academic Excellence

3. GMAT score

Work Experience:

You level of performance at work speaks for you during your admission. Business schools love to know about your career advancement, leadership qualities, various positions handled and the ability to handle a group.

Goals:

Try to chart out a list of goals which are in line with what the school has to offer in order to facilitate your position in the job market after the course.

Extracurricular activities:

Those qualities that you have developed and specialized over a period of time will distinguish you from the rest of the pool and give you an edge.

Say, if you are an extempore speaker, you stand a chance to impress your interviewers in GD (group discussion).

GMAT Preparation:

  1.  You need a systemized study plan and practice
  2.  Aim for a high GMAT score to secure your admission
  3.  Get yourself enrolled in a reputed coaching center

Filling out Applications:

You should take some professional help when it comes to strengthening your resume and create poignant to catch the attention of admission committees. Social media has its say to help you find a professional coach and having a fruitful conversation.

Interview stage:

This by far is an achievement in itself, especially if you are planning to go abroad. Call for an interview implies that the admission committee is impressed with your profile and keen to know more about you.

You should research on interview experiences of past students and seek feedback from a trusted friend or a professional coach.

A wait list may come as a rude shock but you need not lose hope. Try to follow the instructions stated by the school and go for additional recommendations if they encourage you to update them with changes in your profile.

Handling Rejects:

Connect with the associated person in the admission office to know the reason for rejection. Work on those weak areas and revise your plan. Gear up to beat the competition and never lose hope.

Connecting with an Overseas Educational Consultant:

This will help you in knowing the procedures pertaining to each institution of your choice. You would have heard of SOP – Statement of Purpose which is the key to getting admission or visa even if your academic averages are below par.

A consultant comes into picture when you have zero knowledge about international application process, visa application, SOP, passport clearance, visa medicals and so on…

AK CONSULTANTS – THE CAREER DESIGNERS

It might be a little overwhelming if you don’t have a supporting hand because there will be lot of application filling and email transactions back and forth.

The author Shyama Shankar is an expert academic content writer on business and management. Being a HR specialist, She likes to supplement information on job interviews, compensation, entrepreneurship and motivation to the readers.

The following infographic gives you a clear idea on the job prospects of the various streams of a Business Degree…

making it to b-school of your choice

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