Admissions Advice


What are the top MBA programs?

How would you differentiate the top schools?


What kinds of people get into HBS, Stanford and Wharton?

Does age matter for business school admissions?

Why do career goals matter for the application?

Is a full-time program really what’s best for me?

How do I best position myself for business school?

Building a profile for business school (there’s a Forrest Gump in all of us)

What can I do to improve my chances in the next few months?

Top 10 Best Practices for Preparing Your MBA Applications

Why MBA admission is like getting six-pack abs

What is good writing (at least for business school)?

Why does diversity matter for business school admissions?

How do I best prepare for an interview?

How do cultural differences impact admissions?

Race, prestige and admissions: what is the elephant in the room?

What are the ultimate b-school essay questions?


What is the next hot sector that MBA graduates are coveting?

What can we learn about the job market from previous downturns?

How much does brand matter?

An alternative to entrepreneurship.

Business School Lifestyle

Is business school worth it?

Business as a Service Profession: A Rant

What Matters Most and Why?

Why Is Listening The Most Important Skill?

Is taking an ethics oath a good idea?

What can MBAs learn from the Wall Street debacle?

Media Interviews

“Explaining Blemishes on the B-School Application” – BusinessWeek, January 11, 2010

“GMAT Test Prep: A User’s Guide” – BusinessWeek, August 10, 2009

“Five Years to B-School: The Fourth Year” – BusinessWeek, January 26, 2009

“A Booming Business in MBA Coaches” – BusinessWeek, May 24, 2007

“The B-School Route to Career Change” – BusinessWeek, January 19, 2006

“First-Round Frenzy” – BusinessWeek, December 7, 2005

“Top 10 Tips for Getting Into Business School” – MBA Podcaster

Published Articles

“What MBAs Can Learn From Wall Street” – BusinessWeek, February 5, 2010

“The Heart of the Matter” – MBA Diversity Magazine

“So Near, Yet So Far” – MBA Diversity Magazine

MBAApply Blog

Discussion Forums

WallStreetOasis (Ask Alex at MBAApply)

GMAT Club (Ask MBAApply)

Beat the GMAT (Ask MBA Apply)