December 26 2019
We have had a SUPER YEAR at MBA Accepted, where we achieved a 100% Success Rate for getting our Round 1 Full-Time MBA candidates into at least one of their top choice business schools! As can be seen from the above breakdown, we have 120 MBA Accepted Offer Letters from Round 1 applications!
Our Round 1 top admissions offer letters were from UPenn's Wharton School (15 offers), followed by Columbia Business School (13 offers), Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management (12 offers), Stanford's Graduate School of Business (11 offers), and Harvard Business School & Dartmouth Tuck School of Business (10 offers). Duke's Fuqua School's 20 admissions offers include Round 1 and Round 2.
The average GMAT score we worked with was a 680. However, we had many candidates scoring in the 700s and some in the 500s as well. While the GMAT is a valuable academic predictor of success used by the MBA Admissions Committees, it is important to stress that the GMAT score is just ONE component of the application and is not the be all and end all of an application.
What was our Strategy? I believe that BRANDING and STORY TELLING is the most important aspect of a candidate's application. Of course we need to ensure the MBA candidate will be able to do well academically in the program (indicated by the GMAT score, College Grades, other). However, it is crucial to capture exactly who the candidate is as an individual and showcase his or her STORY in a powerful and compelling way:
value add to the MBA community
vision for the future
how the MBA will get him or her there
And this is exactly what we did!
It is such a JOY to see our candidates get into the top schools. Our clients come to us with the DREAM of getting into the best business school for them. And there is honestly no greater feeling that hearing that we made our clients' dreams come true.
We look forward to continuing helping people around the world in 2020.
Happy New Year Everyone!
Val Misra, MBA
~Founder @ MBA Accepted