Ross | Mr. Automotive Compliance Professional
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Chicago Booth | Mr. Oil & Gas Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 6.85/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Seeking Fellow Program
GMAT 760, GPA 3
Wharton | Mr. Real Estate Investor
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Chef Instructor
GMAT 760, GPA 3.3
Chicago Booth | Ms. CS Engineer To Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.31
Harvard | Mr. Climate
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Wharton | Mr. New England Hopeful
GMAT 730, GPA 3.65
Wharton | Mr. Digi-Transformer
GMAT 680, GPA 4
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Bangladeshi Data Scientist
GMAT 760, GPA 3.33
Harvard | Mr. Military Banker
GMAT 740, GPA 3.9
Ross | Ms. Packaging Manager
GMAT 730, GPA 3.47
Chicago Booth | Mr. Private Equity To Ed-Tech
GRE 326, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. Gay Singaporean Strategy Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.3
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Electric Vehicles Product Strategist
GRE 331, GPA 3.8
Columbia | Mr. BB Trading M/O To Hedge Fund
GMAT 710, GPA 3.23
Columbia | Mr. Old Indian Engineer
GRE 333, GPA 67%
Harvard | Mr. Athlete Turned MBB Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Ross | Mr. Civil Rights Lawyer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.62
Stanford GSB | Mr. Co-Founder & Analytics Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 7.4 out of 10.0 - 4th in Class
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Environmental Sustainability
GMAT N/A, GPA 7.08
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Trucking
GMAT 640, GPA 3.82
Ross | Mr. Low GRE Not-For-Profit
GRE 316, GPA 74.04% First Division (No GPA)
Harvard | Mr. Marine Pilot
GMAT 750, GPA 3.98
Harvard | Mr. Army Intelligence Officer
GRE 334, GPA 3.97
Harvard | Ms. Data Analyst In Logistics
GRE 325, GPA 4
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Comeback Story
GRE 313, GPA 2.9

How To Build A Spreadsheet On Your Target Business Schools

Many MBA applicants take a “nerdy” approach to evaluate the business schools they target, both before and after getting admits and dings. The most common way to do it? A spreadsheet, of course.

In the above video, Soojin Kwon, managing director of full-time MBA admissions and program at Ross, takes prospective students through the process of creating a spreadsheet to evaluate MBA programs to help applicants narrow down their choices. She starts with careers and whether the companies or industries you might be interested in working recruit at the school and quickly goes to a school’s offerings in such areas as social impact and entrepreneurship.

Another key metric is a school’s teaching approach. Does the school mainly teach by lecture, case study or experiential learning and how does that fit into what a student might prefer.

Kwon even includes a copy of a spreadsheet to start your analysis:

Michigan Ross provides a copy of a spreadsheet you can alter for what’s most important to you

Here’s easy access to stats you might want to include in a spreadsheet:

Admissions Data:

Average GMAT Scores At The Top 50 MBA Programs

Average GRE Scores At The Top 50 MBA Programs

Acceptance Rates At The Top 50 Leading MBA Programs

Yield Rates At The Top 50 Leading MBA Programs

The Academic Experience:

B-Schools With The Best MBA Teaching Faculty

How The World’s Top Business Schools Teach Their MBAs

MBA Programs With The Best Cultures & Classmates

MBA Programs That Students Most Love

Career Data:

What MBA Graduates Make At All The Top Business Schools

Job Placement Rates At The Leading MBA Programs

Consulting Industry’s Top Feeder Business Schools

Top MBAs For Careers In Finance

Where High Tech Gets Its MBAs From


Poets&Quants’ 2017 Composite Ranking Of U.S. Business Schools

Poets&Quants’ 2017 Composite Ranking of International Business Schools

From Finance To Supply Chain Logistics: How Business School Rank By Specialization