The Best Business Schools’ Admissions Secrets

ISBN: 9781402212130

By: Chioma Isiadinso

Published: 07/01/2008

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Top MBA programs reject more than 80 percent of the applicants. When trying to beat the tough business school competition, how do you know what will get you fast-tracked to the "yes" pile (or the dreaded "no" pile)? No insider is better suited to set you on the right track than Chioma Isiadinso, a former Harvard Business School MBA Admissions Board Member and the founder of Expartus, an admissions consulting firm specializing in helping candidates get into the top MBA programs. The Best Business Schools' Admissions Secrets is the ultimate collection of insider advice, direct from one of the country's toughest admissions boardrooms. Centered around the concept of branding yourself, Isiadinso covers all the essential topics you need to master to stay ahead, including: Understanding the admissions criteria Essay essentials Resumes and professional records How to nail the interview Critical mistakes to avoid And much more No other business school admissions advice guide can claim this level of authority. The Best Business Schools' Admissions Secrets is sure to give you the edge you need to shine in the eyes of admissions boards everywhere.

About the Author

Chioma Isiadinso Isiadinso M.Ed.

Chioma Isiadinso was an Assistant Director of Admissions and a Member of the Admissions Board at Harvard Business School. Prior to working at Harvard, she was Director of Admissions at Carnegie Mellon University School of Public Policy and Management. She lives in New York.


Table of Contents


Chapter One: Deciding on the MBA
Chapter Two: Personal Branding and the MBA Application Process
Chapter Three: Building and Selling Your Brand
Chapter Four: Admissions Full Cycle
Chapter Five: Understanding the Admissions Criteria
Chapter Six: Essay Fundamentals
Chapter Seven: The Resume and Professional Record
Chapter Eight: Interviews: How Interviews Are Viewed by the MBA Board
Chapter Nine: Transforming Your Recommenders into Brand Champions
Chapter Ten: MBA Applicants' Backgrounds
Chapter Eleven: More MBA Applicants' Backgrounds
Chapter Twelve: Admissions Decisions
Chapter Thirteen: Funding the MBA
Chapter Fourteen: Final Thoughts

Application Insights
MBA Resources


Chapter One Excerpt

WANTING AN MBA IS a good thing. It suggests that you are ambitious and willing to push yourself to achieve a goal. But before starting on your application, you should examin...

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“gives insider knowledge into what the members of the admissions board look for in an application (and a candidate)…Excellent resources for MBA candidates” - Busines...

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Format: Paperback

Length: 8.5 in
Width: 5.5 in
Weight: 15.60 oz
Page Count: 336 pages


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