Wharton | Mr. MBA When Ready
GMAT 700 (expected), GPA 2.1
Chicago Booth | Ms. Hotel Real Estate
GMAT 730, GPA 3.75
Georgetown McDonough | Mr. Navy Vet
GRE 310, GPA 2.6
Chicago Booth | Mr. EduTech
GRE 337, GPA 3.9
Columbia | Mr. Infra-Finance
GMAT 710, GPA 3.68
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Vigor
GMAT 740, GPA 3.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Well-Traveled Nonprofit Star
GRE 322, GPA 3.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Hanging By A Thread
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Ms. Comeback Kid
GMAT 780, GPA 2.6
London Business School | Mr. Family Investment Fund
GMAT 790, GPA 3.0
HEC Paris | Ms. Freelancer
GMAT 710, GPA 5.3
MIT Sloan | Mr. Sans-Vertebrae
GMAT 730, GPA 3.78
INSEAD | Mr. Business Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 3.0
Columbia | Mr. M&A Analyst
GRE 323, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Ms. Analytical Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 3.9
Chicago Booth | Mr. Non-Profit Latino
GMAT 710, GPA 3.06
Darden | Mr. Financial World
GMAT 730, GPA 7.8
Cambridge Judge Business School | Ms. Story-Teller To Data-Cruncher
GMAT 700 (anticipated), GPA 3.5 (converted from Australia)
Kellogg | Mr. Operator
GMAT 740, GPA 4.17/4.3
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Air Force Vet
GRE 311, GPA 3.6
Kellogg | Mr. Engagement Manager
GMAT 700, GPA 3.2
Kenan-Flagler | Mr. Top Performer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. STEM Minor
GMAT 740, GPA 3.78
Harvard | Mr. Fresh Perspective
GRE 318, GPA 3.0
USC Marshall | Mr. Supply Chain Guru
GMAT GMAT Waiver, GPA 2.6
HEC Paris | Mr. Productivity Focused
GMAT 700, GPA 3.6
MIT Sloan | Mr. Energy Transition
GMAT 760, GPA 3.95

Our Best MBA Videos Of The Year

8) Business School Vs. Law School: Why The MBA Totally Kills It

For many smart and ambitious young people, there is a big educational choice: business school or law school. Paul Ollinger makes a hilarious case for the MBA over the law degree. Even if you ultimately choose law over business, you’re bound to enjoy this tongue-in-cheek comparison by Paul.

Among his many points in favor of the MBA? “Business school is 33% shorter than law school, which means 33% fewer classes, 33% less tuition, 33% fewer years of foregone income. There’s no Bar Exam or Continuing Legal Education (CLE). When you graduate from business school, you are an MBA and you are free to ‘practice business.’ Chump law school grads still have to pass the Bar Exam to practice law. Suckas.

“B-school guys are less douchy than law school guys. If you are in the market for a fella, then you’ll do great at b-school, which is a hot dog fest for smart, motivated dudes. It’s not as male-heavy as it used to be, but it’s still like shooting sausage in a barrel.”

9) Common Mistakes When Applying To Business School

When we launched our directory for MBA admissions consultants, we were lucky to have Fortuna Admissions as our launch partner. So we asked two Fortuna directors, Judith Silverman Hodara and Caroline Diarte Edwards to come to our studio and film a series of videos offering advice to MBA applicants. For years, Hodara evaluated applicants to the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, where she was acting director at on point, while Edwards assessed MBA candidates to INSEAD as director of admissions.

Together, they have reviewed thousands of MBA applications. In our interview, we discuss the most common mistakes made by candidates who apply to elite business schools.

10) Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds: Ms. Brand Manager

Every few months or so, I fly to Boston and meet up with Sandy Kreisberg, founder of HBSGuru.com, a leading MBA admissions firm. We drive together to a nearby video studio and tape these segments for our highly popular Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds series on the site.

There are hundreds of MBA admission consultants. But there is only one Sandy Kreisberg, who reads the tea leaves of admissions at Harvard Business School like no one in the world, other than the director of admissions at HBS. What’s so refreshing about Sandy is his witty, tell-it-like-it-is style of evaluating MBA candidates. Most important, he’s know his stuff, having helped to guide thousands of applicants over the years.

In this video, we evaluate the chances of a young female professional who works as a brand manager for a major consumer package goods company. Andy and I get into a fascinating digression of sorts on what makes for a great recommendation letter in an MBA application. Sandy speaks about the need for an “inflated reference” to help an applicant stand out of the pile.

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.