2023 MBA Admissions Advice: The Complete Collection

It’s time. You’ve talked to people, crunched the numbers, and reflected on your path. You’ve hit a wall or found a passion. You want to make a change, earn more, and do different things. You’re ready now.

That means business school.

It’s not going to be easy. Two years away from work – missed paychecks and missed opportunities. Chances are, you’ll need to relocate too. And then there is this whole process: Applications, essays, GMAT, admissions letters of recommendations, campus visits, events, consutants, interviews. All the hours and demands – Where do you even start?

How about here?

You know the numbers: You have a one-in-five shot of getting into a top business school. To get that extra edge, you need to research – hear from the people who helped candidates get that acceptance letter. Throughout the year, Poets&Quants publishes stories from admissions consultants, adcoms, and students themselves on the best practices in every aspect of the MBA admissions process.

Not sure where to start? Not sure if you are on the right track?  Check out all of our 2023 stories covering GMAT and GRE prep, adcom and alumni interviews, and much more!


MBA Admissions Advice You Might Not Want To Hear

5 Top Tips To Maximize Your MBA Application Process Now

MBA Admissions: Tips for 2023

Making The Most Of Your MBA Conferences

The Benefits Of A Deferred MBA

Tips for Deferred MBA Applicants

Tips For Finance Candidates: Turn A Layoff Into MBA Admission

MBA Applicants: Don’t Worry

Applying For An MBA Next Year? 6 Things You Can Prepare Right Now

How to Best Use LinkedIn in MBA Applications

The Right Number of Business Schools to Apply to

Strategies for Applying to Business School with Limited Work Experience

How to Explain Job Hopping in Your MBA Resume

Round One Vs. Round Two: When Should You Apply?

How to Answer the ‘Time You Failed’ Interview Question

How To Successfully Reapply To MBA Programs

Is There A Perfect MBA Applicant?

Attending An MBA Admissions Event? Ask These Questions

5 Must-Dos Before You Hit Submit On Your MBA Application

Tips For Round 2 MBA Applicants



GMAT Still Holds A Commanding Lead But GRE Has Tripled Its Share Of The B-School Market Since 2017

The New GMAT: 10 Quant & 13 Verbal Questions Removed From Test

Revamped GMAT Exam Will Be Nearly One Hour Shorter

Registration For The New GMAT Will Open In The Third Quarter

What Business School Applicants Need To Know About The GMAT And GRE

GMAT Study Plan: The Best Way To Study For The GMAT

How To Get Faster At GRE Math Questions

How To Score High On GMAT Verbal

Secrets To Smart GMAT & GRE Prep

Meet GMAC’s New CEO: Joy Jones’ Big Bet On A New GMAT

Insider Tips & Tricks For The GMAT

The GMAT Focus Edition – What’s New And What’s Unknown

3 Ways to Improve Your GMAT Score

The New Shorter GRE: Less Than Two Hours Long

MBA Applicants Can Finally Register For The New Shorter GMAT

What’s Changing In The New GMAT And GRE?

GMAT, GRE & EA: Which Exam Is The Best Fit For You?

Why A 750 GMAT Will Fall To Just 695 On The New GMAT Exam

Manhattan Prep On The New GMAT: Don’t Worry. Be Happy

A Kaplan Test Expert Took The New GRE. Here’s What He Had To Say

Executive Assessment: An Alternative to the GMAT and GRE



Consider This Factor When Choosing Business Schools

6 Tips On How To Choose Between MBA Offers

Are You Asking The ‘MBA Question’? Here’s The Answer From A Former B-School Dean

3 Ways to Choose an MBA Program


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