Application #2: School Selection and Research

After some preliminary reading, I understood that the key to a successful application was to articulate a clear fit between my professional/personal path and my target school. In other words, my application needed to demonstrate two things. On the one side, how the MBA program will represent a solid bridge between my past/present and my declared future goals. On the other side, how the unique attributes of my profile could add value to the program and the community. Easier said than done! My first step towards this complicated goal – before I even read the essay questions – was to do a thorough research on target schools (focus of this post) and, at the same time, build my profile (focus of next post).  [Side note: how you should interpret this series of posts on the application process.]

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