Applicants who want to get into an elite MBA program face daunting odds

Getting Into An Elite Business School Remains Extremely Tough

Applications to Top 10 business schools were down last year but acceptance rates rose only slightly

Wharton

Wharton Pokes Fun At Rival Business Schools

Portrays HBS & Stanford MBAs as lazy trust fund babies, MIT Sloanies as the ultimate nerds, and Chicago Booth students as lost

Brian Schoelkopf is a second-year MBA student at UCLA's Anderson School

My Story: From Gallo Wine To UCLA’s Anderson School

Brian Schoelkopf left Gallo Wine Co. to pursue his MBA at UCLA: “I’m a poet who is trying to become more of a quant.”

Byrne & Sandy

Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds

The odds for a Big 4 CPA, an art gallery official & PE staffer

Laurie Pickard is getting the equivalent of an elite MBA for $1,000. Photo by Crystaline Randazzo

Pursuing The Equivalent Of An MBA For Free

Laurie Pickard has already completed 20 B-school courses and exceeded a typical MBA curriculum for virtually free

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Real Deal MBA

Jon Fuller, formerly on the adcom team of the Ross School of Business, helps anxious MBA applicants with difficult admissions questions. No question is out of bounds. Just fire away.

Welcome Ivan Kerbel, the former MBA career director at Yale University's School of Management. He's here to help you with any and all MBA career questions--even before you apply for admission

Have A GMAT Prep Question? Ask Andrew, Our Latest Resident Expert

Welcome Andrew Geller who has agreed to answer all your GMAT test prep questions -- he scored a 770 on the test and can help you achieve better results to help you get into a highly selective MBA program

Have An MBA Student Loan Question? Ask Cory, Our Resident Expert

Welcome Cory Pollock, Co-Founder of M7 Financial,who has agreed to help MBA candidates and alumni with their student loan questions. No question is out of bounds. Just fire away.

GMATs Up At 10 Of Top 25 Schools

Public MBA programs lead big GMAT increases

Essential MOOCs In Business For April

Wharton & Darden offering free courses

Why Frank Bruni Is Dead Wrong

Why school brands matter to candidates

Teaching MBAs To Be Entrepreneurs

Startup thinking has evolved at the Ross School

The Ten Best Schools For Career Services

Plus best and worst acceptance rates

What Bain Capital Seeks in MBA Hires

Seeking "drive, ambition, and leadership"

Back of the Envelope

The Cost of an MBA

School Total Cost Tuition
NYU $203,876 $121,488
Stanford $202,870 $123,750
Wharton $195,084 $136,420
Columbia $192,936 $126,296
MIT $192,028 $127,500
Harvard $190,200 $117,750
Chicago $189,866 $123,040
Tuck $187,100 $123,210
Kellogg $177,614 $123,192
Yale $171,750 $117,950

Source: Schools

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