Kellogg | Mr. Texan Adventurer
GMAT 740, GPA 3.5
Tuck | Mr. Metamorphosis
GRE 324, GPA 3.15
Stanford GSB | Ms. Retail Innovator
GMAT 750, GPA 3.84
MIT Sloan | Mr. Unicorn Strategy
GMAT 740 (estimated), GPA 3.7
Darden | Ms. Teaching-To-Tech
GRE 326, GPA 3.47
Cambridge Judge | Mr. Nuclear Manager
GMAT 700, GPA 2.4
London Business School | Ms. Aussie Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.5
Kellogg | Mr. Geography Techie
GMAT 740, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Aussie Sustainability
GMAT 650 (retaking to boost chances), GPA 4
Wharton | Mr. Food & Beverage
GMAT 720, GPA 3.75
Stanford GSB | Just Jim
GRE 335, GPA 3.99
London Business School | Mr. Impact Financier
GMAT 750, GPA 7.35/10
Kellogg | Mr. Sales Engineer
GMAT 740, GPA 3.00
Columbia | Ms. Mechanical Engineer
GMAT 610, GPA 3.72
Georgetown McDonough | Ms. CRA11
GMAT 720, GPA 3.61
Harvard | Mr. Impact Investment
GMAT 760, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Mr. Private Equity
GMAT 750, GPA 3.8
Columbia | Mr. Worker Bee
GMAT 710, GPA 3.56
Columbia | Mr. Alien
GMAT 700, GPA 3.83
Columbia | Mr. MD
GMAT 630, GPA 3.24
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Digital Marketing Analyst
GMAT 710, GPA 3.27
Stanford GSB | Mr. Financial Controller
GRE Yet to Take, Target is ~330, GPA 2.5
Harvard | Mr. AI in Asia
GMAT 760, GPA 3.25
IMD | Mr. Future Large Corp
GMAT 720, GPA 3.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Career Coach
GRE 292, GPA 3.468
Marshall School of Business | Mr. Strategy Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 4.0
NYU Stern | Mr. Long Shot
GRE 303, GPA 2.75

Why The MBA Matters To Entrepreneurs

Aerial view of the London Business School

Be Curious, Be Humble – Getting Into London Business School

Want to get into London Business School?

It might help to ask more questions.

At least that’s what LBS dean François Ortalo-Magné says he values in prospective students.

In an interview with Business Insider, Ortalo-Magné highlighted a few important traits he seeks in prospective candidates.

“The more curious people don’t have so many answers,” Ortalo-Magné tells Business Insider. On the other hand, less curious people “know what they want. So they meet the dean and they are really keen to convey what is it that they know.”

Curiosity is Key

Ortalo-Magné says that LBS seeks out those who are curious about the world.

And while he says there’s nothing wrong with knowing a lot, LBS is catered to those who are curious.

“It’s just we are a much better community for people who come with curiosity,” he tells Business Insider.

That sense of curiosity is especially important when it comes to the MBA interview. Even more LBS isn’t the only top MBA program that values curiosity.

Chad Losee, managing director of MBA admissions and financial aid at Harvard Business School, says he’s interested in getting a sense of how applicants think and what they care about.

“We don’t feel that people need to come in with a life plan already mapped out, but we do like to get a sense for how people think about the decisions that they make,” Losee tells US News.

The Importance of Humility  

Another key trait Ortalo-Magné highlights is humility.

And humility is an important trait to many b-schools.

Kari Graham, director of graduate admissions at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business, says some of the most memorable interviews she’s had with applicants are ones where they convey what they’ve learned from their mistakes.

“Those are usually the things that make us better people and hopefully better students,” Graham tells US News.

Stephanie Fujii, the former director of admissions at Berkeley-Haas, rings the same sentiment.

“A candidate who can express his or her achievements and potential without being boastful, and can reflect on both successes and failures with humility and awareness is more likely to be admitted and more likely to thrive in our program,” she tells Forbes.

Sources: Business Insider, US News, Forbes