Author: Meredith

Can you Negotiate with a Top Business School?

The short answer is “it never hurts to ask”. Over the years, many of our clients have gotten the amazing news that they have been selected for a scholarship from at least one of their desired MBA programs. Sometimes, however, the money comes from a second or third choice instead of that coveted first choice school....

Starting Your Start-Up: Do You Need an MBA?

If you’re smart, motivated and have a good idea, then what value will an MBA really bring to you? Everyone knows that any good start-up requires a lot of trial-and-error, learning-by-doing, and sometimes learning-through-failure to actually get to the right place. Though you can't necessarily get this from an MBA, MBA programs do provide some fast-track learning...

A Real INSEAD Interview Experience

INSEAD takes a different approach to the interview than many other top schools. All interviews are conducted by alumniYou'll have two interviews (with two alumni selected based on their backgrounds)Interviews can be longer (over one hour is common)Interviews are not blind. In general, applicants tend to describe the INSEAD interview process as more in-depth. For an illustration of...

Haas Part-Time MBA: Advice from a Current Student

Over the last few years, the University of California Berkeley's (Haas) Part-Time MBA program has been consistently ranked as one of the top part-time programs in the country. Last year, U.S. News and World Report once again ranked Haas #1 overall, ahead of other longstanding high-ranked programs, Booth and Kellogg. For those who are considering whether the...