The MBA4India Blog

Read about the latest insights and most effective advice about the application process. Our aim is to remove the “noise” around the MBA applications and cut to the chase, presenting information to you in a manner that can easily be applied to your application.

Reflections on a decade of guiding MBA applicants from India

I can scarcely believe that it’s been a decade since I formally started advising MBA applicants. After analyzing the process and results of nearly 900 such admissions campaigns, now feels like the right time to share my learnings in hope of providing future b-school candidates from India with added perspective and more positive outcomes. Many […]

Be SMART about your goals

This all-time favorite MBA admissions question comes under many disguises – INSEAD: Discuss your short and long term career aspirations with or without an MBA from INSEAD. Wharton: What do you hope to gain professionally from the Wharton MBA? Cambridge Judge Business School: What are your short and long term career objectives and what skills/characteristics […]

Are you ready for round 1 or round 2?

We often encounter candidates who either 1) apply before they are really ready and therefore submit a rushed application or 2) they procrastinate and miss an opportunity to apply early when most places are still available.

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Reflections on a decade of guiding MBA applicants from India

I can scarcely believe that it’s been a decade since I formally started advising MBA applicants. After analyzing the process and results of nearly 900 such admissions campaigns, now feels like the right time to share my learnings in hope of providing future b-school candidates from India with added perspective and more positive outcomes. Many […]

Be SMART about your goals

This all-time favorite MBA admissions question comes under many disguises – INSEAD: Discuss your short and long term career aspirations with or without an MBA from INSEAD. Wharton: What do you hope to gain professionally from the Wharton MBA? Cambridge Judge Business School: What are your short and long term career objectives and what skills/characteristics […]

Are you ready for round 1 or round 2?

We often encounter candidates who either 1) apply before they are really ready and therefore submit a rushed application or 2) they procrastinate and miss an opportunity to apply early when most places are still available.

Authenticity – an undervalued asset

An English author once said, “Truth is a hard master, and costly to serve, but it simplifies all problems.” This is good advice for applicants wanting to craft impactful essays for their MBA applications.

Adding personality to your application

Ever wondered what is the fundamental difference between your resume and your business school application? Other than the fact that your application is a lot more detailed, it is also expected to demonstrate your authentic personality.