Chicago Booth | Mr. Community Uplift
GMAT 780, GPA 2.6
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Worldwide
GMAT 730, GPA 3.1
Stanford GSB | Mr. Classic Candidate
GMAT 760, GPA 3.9
Darden | Mr. Education Consulting
GRE 326, GPA 3.58
Wharton | Mr. LatAm Indian Trader
GMAT 720, GPA 3.5
HEC Paris | Mr. Indian Entrepreneur
GMAT 690, GPA 2.1
Wharton | Mr. MBB to PE
GMAT 740, GPA 3.98
Stanford GSB | Mr. Unrealistic Ambitions
GMAT 710, GPA 2.0
Darden | Mr. Stock Up
GMAT 700, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Ms. Finance
GMAT 760, GPA 3.48
Harvard | Mr. MBB Aspirant
GMAT 780, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Mr. Soldier Boy
GMAT 720, GPA 3.72
Stanford GSB | Mr. Equal Opportunity
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Angel Investor
GMAT 700, GPA 3.20
Rice Jones | Mr. ToastMasters Treasurer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Kellogg | Mr. MBB Private Equity
GMAT TBD (target 720+), GPA 4.0
Said Business School | Ms. Creative Planner
GMAT 690, GPA 3.81 / 5.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. Wedding Music Business
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Mr. Big 4 Auditor
GMAT 740, GPA 3.55
Harvard | Mr. Software PE
GMAT 760, GPA 3.45
Harvard | Mr. First Gen Consultant
GMAT 710, GPA 4.0 (First Class Honours)
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBB/FinTech
GMAT 760, GPA 3.7
Stanford GSB | Mr. Break Into Buy-Side
GMAT 780, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. Perseverance
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Stanford GSB | Mr. Politics Abroad
GRE 332, GPA 4.2/4.3
MIT Sloan | Mr. Canadian Banker
GMAT 720, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Ms. Fintech To Tech
GMAT 740, GPA 3.54

A Pre-MBA Boot Camp For New Admits

Sample class topics for each Practice MBA course include:

Academic Preparation – Learn fundamental business principles and master the vocabulary, concepts, and frameworks that form the foundation of management education.

–      Accounting

–      Finance

–      Marketing Management

–      Operations Management

–      Decision Sciences & Managerial Economics

Career Development – Gain deep insight on the MBA recruiting process, conduct rigorous self-assessment, and develop a successful search strategy for internships and full-time opportunities.

–      CareerLeader Self-Assessment & Career Visioning

–      Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Assessment

–      Interview, Cover Letter, and Résumé Writing Skills

–      Consulting Case Interviews & Finance / Financial Services Interviews

–      Managing Social Media As Part of the Job Search

Language & Culture Orientation – Undertake language immersion and understand and adjust to your host country academic, professional, and social environment.

–      Rules of Engagement in Western Classrooms

–      Building Your B-School Network & Networking in a Western Context

–      Language: Advanced English Idioms

–      Confidence & Credibility in Business School

–      Effective Cultural Immersion & Multicultural Teaming

Software & Research Skills – Acquire advanced software skills critical to coursework analysis and the work environment. Master the use of proprietary research databases to access and understand company, industry, and marketplace information.

–      Financial Modeling via MS Excel

–      Statistical Analysis via JMP

–      Corporate Valuation, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Leveraged Buyouts Analysis

–      Using Library Research Resources (e.g., Capital IQ, Bloomberg)

People Performance Lab – Practice personal effectiveness skills, from better time management and organization to improved communication, business writing, presentation, and influencing skills

–      Better Time  Management and Organization

–      Applied Positive Psychology

–      Working with Executive Search Firms

–      Emotional Intelligence & Influencing Skills

–      Personal Finance & Private Wealth Management

About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.