November 13, 2015 at 3:26 pm #1209collmissonKeymaster
There are four major components which help the school identify which applicant pool you fall. The four major components are:
• Ethnicity/ Country of origin- For example- If you are from Asia, you are fighting an uphill battle. There are lots more if you are applying than there are seats on the bus. That means things like the average GMAT scores and GPA schools publish don’t really apply to you. Those values for your applicant pool are much higher. That may not sound fair, but competition is stiff.
One the other hand, if you are from an under-represented country, then you will experience exactly opposite. Schools like to build diverse classes they might relax certain requirements in your favor. The same applies if you are an under-represented minority within a country. Here in the US the African Americans, Native Americans and Hispanics do tend to have a slight advantage.
• Gender- Business schools tend to have a lot more men in them, sometimes up to 80% of the class. So schools want and need of female applicants.
• Profession- The easiest way to parse out applicants is to put the consolers in one pile and bankers in another. The height of your stack in a particular school can sometimes make your job harder. After all you need to stand out amongst hundreds of potentially equally qualified applicants.
One the other hand, if you are truly unique applicant, you are in a powerful position, because the diversity of Brinkley classes valuable.
• Age- For most full- time programs, if you are somewhere in between 25 to 31 you are the gold. It won’t work in your favor, but it won’t work against you.
If you are younger or older, then you have a bit more scrutiny applied to your application to determine if you really thought through why you need an MBA and why you need it now and what you bring to the table as well?
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