Stanford GSB | Mr. Techie Teacher
GMAT 760, GPA 3.80
Berkeley Haas | Ms. Midwest Startup
GRE 328, GPA 3.51
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Emporio Armani
GMAT 780, GPA 3.03
Stanford GSB | Mr. Deferred MBA
GMAT 760, GPA 3.82
Harvard | Mr. Investment Banker
GMAT 750, GPA 4.0
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Military 2.0
GRE 310, GPA 2.3
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Consulting Analyst
GMAT 700, GPA 7.7/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. FinTech Engineer
GMAT 760, GPA 3.8
MIT Sloan | Mr. Hopeful CXO
GMAT 750, GPA 3.56
Harvard | Mr. Bangladeshi Analyst
GMAT 690, GPA 3.31
Yale | Mr. Fencer
GMAT 740, GPA 3.48
INSEAD | Mr. Indian In Cambodia
GMAT 730, GPA 3.33
Kenan-Flagler | Mr. Top Three
GRE 310, GPA 2.7
Tuck | Mr. South African FinTech
GMAT 730, GPA 3.08
London Business School | Mr. Green Energy
GMAT 710, GPA 3.1
IU Kelley | Ms. Marketing Manager
GRE 294, GPA 2.5
Kenan-Flagler | Ms. Nonprofit Admin
GMAT 620, GPA 3.3
Kellogg | Mr. Class President
GRE 319.5, GPA 3.76
Tepper | Mr. Tech Strategist
GRE 313, GPA 3.0
Harvard | Mr. MacGruber
GRE 313, GPA 3.7
Tuck | Mr. Metamorphosis
GRE 324, GPA 3.15
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBA Class of 2023
GMAT 725, GPA 3.5
IMD | Mr. Future Large Corp
GMAT 720, GPA 3.0
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Government Consultant
GMAT 600, GPA 3
Harvard | Mr. Healthcare VC
GMAT 700, GPA 3.7
Yale | Ms. Social Impact
GMAT 680, GPA 3.83
Kellogg | Mr. 770 Dreamer
GMAT 770, GPA 8.77/10

Is It Time To Take The MBA Plunge And Apply To B-School This Year?

Should you apply to business school this year? This is one of the biggest decisions you may ever make – one that has the potential to change your life. You might be hesitating to begin such a daunting process, but if you have taken the GMAT/GRE (or are ready to buckle down and study) and any of the following describe you, take the leap and start the application process. NOW.

  • You started your career 4 or 5 years ago. Your chances of admission begin to decrease slightly after 6 or more years of work experience. Do not despair if you have been in the workforce for longer; more experienced applicants can still be successful with the right approach. But if you are reaching the edge of this pre-MBA experience range, now might be right time to apply.
  • You are stuck at work. In many industries, it is very difficult to get promoted to the next level without an advanced degree. If you feel like you are watching coworkers with an MBA move forward while you stagnate, consider applying now.
  • You are considering a new career. An MBA will give you the knowledge and the network you need to start a new career. An advanced degree may also put your career advancement on the fast track by allowing you to start a new career at a higher level than you would without the degree.
  • You are ready to become a student again. Being a successful student takes time, hard work, and commitment. You will need the support of your family and peers to succeed. If you feel like you are in a good spot in your personal life and professional life to take on additional responsibilities or to take a break from work while you attend school, apply now.

Round 1 application deadlines are fast approaching. Plus, it will soon be time for round 2 candidates to kick-off their applications. If this list described you, make the commitment and start your applications today.


Scott Edinburgh is a Wharton MBA and MIT Sloan BS graduate and the Founder of Personal MBA Coach. As a boutique MBA admissions consulting and tutoring firm, we have been helping clients for over 10 years with a 96% success rate. Last year we helped applicants receive over $4.5M in fellowships. If you would like individual and personal support with any aspect of the MBA application process, find out more about Personal MBA Coach and our 5-star rating.