Guide to Completing Your MBA Application
Completing an application is the first step to advancing your career with an MBA. Whether you are a recent college graduate or a seasoned business professional, applying to an MBA program may seem daunting at times.
To make the process easier, the MBA@UNC blog created a series of articles that cover every application requirement in detail. Each article shares best practices to help you put together the strongest possible application. The articles in this series are highlighted below with a brief summary and a link to the full post.
With many MBA programs now accepting both the GRE and GMAT, you have the advantage of choosing the test that is a better fit for your skills and goals. To decide which one to take, learn about the major differences between the two tests.
A successful resume lists real-world accomplishments and demonstrates career progression. While it may be tempting to include dozens of job tasks and responsibilities, you should only feature your most impressive accomplishments—especially those related to leadership experience.
MBA letters of recommendation give the admissions committee an outside perspective of your qualifications. However, before you ask someone to write you a letter of recommendation, it’s important to keep several strategies in mind in order to achieve the best results.
MBA essays give you the opportunity to express your individuality, share personal anecdotes and even get creative. As you prepare to write your admissions essays, consider a few practical tips to make a positive, lasting impression and stand out from the crowd.
An MBA interview is the only face-to-face component of the application, so it gives the admissions committee insight into your level of professionalism, in-person communication skills and demeanor. There are several useful steps you can take to prepare for the interview—from practicing common interview questions to customizing an elevator pitch.