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.

Latest Blog Posts

An Ode To Good Writing

Pic credit – Denise Kreb, Miss A writes a song Humans have a superpower that other creatures don’t have. It’s the power to write. Writing is the medium by which humans have passed on ideas and ideals from one generation to the next. Other art forms (cinema, music, paintings) also depend on the written word […]

On The “Write” Track – Overcoming Writer’s Block

It’s time to admit it. Almost everyone finds the essay writing part of the admissions process at least somewhat stressful. And with good reason. The essays demand an X-ray-level clarity into one’s past and future. This clarity takes effort and is an effect of knowing oneself. That isn’t easy or natural for most people. Plus, […]

Careers in MBA Wonderland

“One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. ‘Which road do I take?’ she asked. ‘Where do you want to go?’ was his response. ‘I don’t know,’ Alice answered. ‘Then,’ said the cat, ‘it doesn’t matter.” Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland. Taking some poetic license, […]

Q: What’s the good word? A: Chill Quotient (CQ)

The interview season is upon us. As temperatures plummet in the northern hemisphere, the thought of being interviewed for a potential admit to the top MBA programs raises the mercury for some. If the prospect of an admissions interview makes you hot under the collar, this article has a single-word recommendation for you – chill! […]

Consultant Candid Conversation Series #1

We are starting a new series of #candid conversations with individual consultants to get a sneak peek into their personalities and thought processes. Everyone is so much more than just their profile on paper. So here is an attempt to discover the “full selves” of our consultants, starting first with JP.  JP and family in […]

What Oprah and Shakespeare know about MBA applicants

“What are my chances of an admit from school X”? This question rivals the famous query that Oprah Winfrey faces after nearly all her sit-down interviews. In some form or another, everyone turns to her and asks , “Did I do fine?” Even Beyonce and Obama were moved to ask! So, it’s totally understandable that […]

Indian Armed Forces : their march means business !

One of the most fulfilling aspects of our work has been the opportunity to interact with military officers looking to transition to a civilian career via a business degree. From the very first conversation, it is apparent that they are a special class of applicants! Each one of them has excelled in their service to […]

Mastering the “3 C’s” of MBA interviewing: Confidence, Compatibility and Content

There are essential differences in the way every business school interviews its MBA applicants. Some programs rely solely on the admissions staff (e.g. Harvard and MIT), some have only alumni interviewers (Booth, Columbia, INSEAD), some (Kellogg and Haas) use both, and others (Wharton) involve second-year students. Many schools do “blind” interviews (i.e., Stanford and Tuck) […]

The Four Goal Post(s)

Benjamin Franklin very famously said “There are three kinds of people: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those who move.” He may as well have been talking about early or mid-stage professionals thinking of getting a business degree. There are those who are unhappy in their current roles but will not move, […]

I – 9 : An MBA4India proprietary ranking of B schools for Indian applicants

INTRODUCING THE “I-9” BUSINESS SCHOOLS: TOP ROI FOR INDIAN MBA STUDENTS AND GRADS  by Deepak Punwani, Managing Director and Principal Consultant    Members of Wharton India Club   Rankings are, and have always been, a priority within India’s highly competitive academic arena. For primary and secondary school students, final examinations determine individuals’ class rank and […]