In early June, I attended a multi-school MBA admissions event in NYC that featured Michigan Ross, Berkeley Haas, Cornell Johnson, Virginia Darden, Duke Fuqua, and NYU Stern. It was a great way to learn more about the business school application process and hear how candidates are evaluated.
Similar to college applications, grades, test scores, and extracurriculars are important. What was remarkably similar, though, was the stress that your application needs to show how what you've done points you towards your goal and how you believe this school will help you get there.
If you have any questions about the process or are thinking of applying, don’t hesitate to reach out