Harvard | Mr. Tech Risk
GMAT 750, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. Overrepresented MBB Consultant (2+2)
GMAT 760, GPA 3.95
Chicago Booth | Mr. Corporate Development
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Mr. Billion Dollar Startup
GRE 309, GPA 6.75/10
Wharton | Ms. Strategy & Marketing Roles
GMAT 750, GPA 9.66/10
Harvard | Mr. Bomb Squad To Business
GMAT 740, GPA 3.36
Harvard | Mr. Big 4 To Healthcare Reformer
GRE 338, GPA 4.0 (1st Class Honours - UK - Deans List)
Foster School of Business | Mr. Corporate Strategy In Tech
GMAT 730, GPA 3.32
IU Kelley | Mr. Advertising Guy
GMAT 650, GPA 3.5
Duke Fuqua | Mr. IB Back Office To Front Office/Consulting
GMAT 640, GPA 2.8
Harvard | Mr. Comeback Kid
GMAT 770, GPA 2.8
Yale | Mr. Lawyer Turned Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Chicago Booth | Mr. Whitecoat Businessman
GMAT 740, GPA Equivalent to 3(Wes) and 3.4(scholaro)
MIT Sloan | Ms. Digital Manufacturing To Tech Innovator
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Chicago Booth | Mr. Mexican Central Banker
GMAT 730, GPA 95.8/100 (1st in class)
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Healthcare Corporate Development
GMAT 740, GPA 3.5
Columbia | Mr. Developing Social Enterprises
GMAT 750, GPA 3.75
Rice Jones | Mr. Tech Firm Product Manager
GRE 320, GPA 2.7
Yale | Mr. Education Management
GMAT 730, GPA 7.797/10
Columbia | Mr. Neptune
GMAT 750, GPA 3.65
Darden | Ms. Education Management
GRE 331, GPA 9.284/10
Columbia | Mr. Confused Consultant
GMAT 710, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Ms. 2+2 Trader
GMAT 770, GPA 3.9
Harvard | Mr Big 4 To IB
GRE 317, GPA 4.04/5.00
Stanford GSB | Ms. Engineer In Finance – Deferred MBA
GRE 332, GPA 3.94
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Second Chance In The US
GMAT 760, GPA 2.3
Harvard | Ms. Big 4 M&A Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 2:1 (Upper second-class honours, UK)

The Worst Parts Of The MBA…From MBAs

MBA application timeline

Timeline For Applying to  Business School

If you’re going to apply for B-school, it’s best to start early.

Ilana Kowarski, a reporter at US News, recently spoke to experts on what an ideal timeline for applying looks like.

ONE TO TWO YEARS BEFORE APPLYING

You’ll want to take some time before applying to think about whether or not an MBA is right for you. Experts recommend thinking about your personal story and what qualities you could bring to a B-school.

“Everyone has a unique and powerful story,” Megan Stiphany, a former senior associate director of admissions at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, tells US News. “It’s incredibly important to focus on conveying an authentic version of yourself as opposed to trying to deliver what you think the committee wants to hear.”

SIX TO NINE MONTHS BEFORE FALL

At this point, experts recommend researching schools and beginning to prep for the GRE or GMAT plus request recommendation letters.

When it comes to researching schools, prioritize fit.

“It’s about envisioning the professional you want to become and defining the qualities you care about most in a business school,” Caroline Diarte Edwards of Fortuna Admissions, writes. “Your discerning approach and careful research ensure you’re spending your time and effort on schools that will be the best fit for you. Ultimately, the better you get to know the MBA programs of your choice, the greater your chances of acceptance.”

THREE MONTHS BEFORE ROUND ONE

Prior to round one deadlines, you should expect to take the GRE or GMAT. Additionally, you’ll want to put together drafts of your essay.

“Prospective MBA students should plan on completing multiple drafts of any MBA essay they write, continually tweaking it,” Kowarski writes.

Check out the full timeline for applying to B-school here.

Sources: US News, P&Q

Next Page: Tips For Getting Into Business School