An economic development consultant who wants to expand her financial acumen, an engineer who aims to manage the operations division, an investment banker who plans to make a career change — all have one thing in common. They all want to go to business school in order to gain a general management education, where they will be able to learn from the diverse backgrounds of their classmates and expand their perspective. But how exactly do admissions directors construct an incoming class?



What qualities are admissions officers really looking for?

The diversity of your classmates is one of the reasons business school is so enriching. However, as you approach the business school admissions process, it may be a source of ambiguity. When building an incoming class, a top-tier business school is looking for potential — a potential to lead, an ability to think critically and solve complex problems, an unrelenting passion for a specific set of short and long term career goals, and a capacity to work effectively in a team-based environment where multiple viewpoints are challenged, yet understood.


An admissions director will look at your GMAT score (the GRE is also accepted at all top-tier business schools), your previous academic transcripts, the quality and quantity of your work experience, the key points of your essays and the messages they reinforce, your performance in the interview, as well your attributes revealed in the recommendation letters you submit.


We look forward to putting together a plan of action for achieving your educational goals and, ultimately, translating your abilities, accomplishments, and aspirations into a convincing case for admission into one of the world’s premier institutions for business.