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MBA Application Guide | How To Land Your Place For 2024

Discover insider tips and tricks to help secure your dream MBA in 2024 in our MBA Application Guide


By  Business Because

Tue Sep 12 2023

Download our free MBA Application Guide: How To Land Your Place For 2024, where we break down the key ways to shine in your application with insight from admissions consultants, business school experts, and MBA students.

By downloading the guide, published in partnership with the University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business you’ll gain insider tips on what this application cycle looks like, which MBA application round to apply in, exclusive advice about how to prepare and stand out, MBA acceptance rates at top schools, and the upcoming MBA application deadlines you need to look out for!

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MBA Applications: What You Need To Know

→ 80% of full-time, two-year MBA programs reported rises in international application rates

→ 34% is the average MBA acceptance rate at Texas McCombs School of Business

→ 30-45 minutes is the typical length of an MBA interview

→ 12 months before the deadline is the ideal time to start preparing

MBA applications: Tips and tricks from experts and students

Here at BusinessBecause we know that MBA applications are no easy feat. They take a lot of time and commitment. From the preparation stage to securing a top score in the GMAT to nailing the interview, the process can be daunting. 

That’s why we have created a six-step guide to walk you through every step of the process, from how and when to prepare to how to showcasing your X-Factor in interviews. We have collected tips from business school experts and students who have gone through the same process so you can have the best chance of securing a place at your dream school:

Tip 1: Ace the GMAT

Getting a high GMAT score is one of the best ways to supercharge your application. Acing this standardized skills-based test can indicate your suitability to an MBA program.

The GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) assesses skills relevant to business and management such as logic, critical reasoning and data analysis. Performing well in these categories is a good sign that you will be able to withstand the challenges of an MBA program.

Tip 2: Finalize your resume

If you’ve already followed our preparation steps, then finalizing and sending off your resume should be a simple step in your application process.

Your resume should include functional job skills, breadth and depth of experience, demonstrated leadership and management skills, and your potential for growth. Remember to include the lessons you’ve learned in the workplace and how these will allow you to contribute to your MBA class.

Tip 3: Prepare your transcripts 

An important part of the application process that often gets forgotten about it retrieving and sending out your academic transcripts.

Your transcript conveys your past academic performance and interests. It includes every class you took at your degree-granting university, showing your grade for each class.

To find out more of how to ace your application are looking for and learn about what you’ll be facing this admissions cycle download the guide. 

For more insider tips and to find out about upcoming MBA application deadlines, download our MBA Application Guide | How To Land Your Place For 2024. 

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