Time Management Skills - How to Manage Time?


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Time management MBA program

The application process of business schools is complex and lengthy. So, you need to manage the time carefully.

Here are the various ways through which, you can make best use of the time.

Assuming that you spend, around 15 to 20 hours per week on the applications. We recommend you to target, around 3 to 5 schools.

Here are the estimates of the time required for each task.

Gathering information


You need to spend around 1 to 2 weeks for doing your research, and gathering information, on your target schools.

Deciding your career goals

As discussed before, your essays form the framework of your application. You will be asked to write essays on various topics, like your career goals, professional experience, personal statements, etc. So, you need to spend around 1 to 2 weeks for defining your career goals, and writing essays.

Crafting a resume


You need to submit your resume, along with your application. Your resume has to be crafted as per the requirements of the admission officers. Writing your resume can be tricky and it should not exceed beyond one page. We recommend you to spend at least 1 week, for preparing your resume.

Preparing for GMAT


Your GMAT score will play a big role in determining your selection. You should never take your GMAT lightly. We recommend you to spend at least 6 to 12 weeks, for preparing GMAT.

You should also know that-

There is a 30-day waiting period, after which you can re-take the GMAT, and you can re- appear the GMAT up to 5 times a year.

Selecting a Recommenderselecting recommender

You must select a recommender, who has ample experience in writing the letter of recommendation. So, you need to spend around 6 weeks to coach your recommender, and follow up, to get the work done in time. At COLLMISION we are experts in this so it is worth giving it a try and bringing your case to us.

Completing Admission Forms

admission form completing

Filling up the admission forms will take time, you need to spend around 2 to 3 weeks, and thoroughly fill your application. You should never take a risk by delaying the process.

Official Transcripts


You need to keep 2 to 3 weeks of time in your hand, for collecting your transcripts. A transcript will be issued by your previous institution, and the process generally takes time.



Your essays, your transcripts, GPA, GMAT, all fail, if you don’t perform during the interview. The questions asked during the interview, can be tricky. Hence, you need to spend around 2 to 3 weeks for the interview process.

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