Business School Admissions Consulting
A Masters in Business Administration is a graduate degree with application in any professional setting. In order to make the most of your business education, you need to find the program that is right for you. Admissions are incredibly competitive, so this is easier said than done. But working with a highly experienced admissions expert is the most effective way to maximize your admissions potential!
TutorNerds Admissions Experts
TutorNerds admissions faculty is composed of seasoned admissions consulting professionals. Our admissions consultants have a deep understanding of the application process and have helped hundreds of applicants get into their target programs. Most of our admissions consultants have worked on admissions committees or as advisers—many at top universities throughout the nation.They bring real life insight into the admissions process and an idea of what admissions committees and officers are looking for.
Let us give our definition of exceptional admissions consulting: Presenting you in the best possible light. Schools need to choose you from among thousands of applicants. But their understanding of your potential is limited to what appears on the application. So the goal of TutorNerds consulting is to bring out the best version of you on the application. Our approach is highly personalized and comprehensive. TutorNerds consultants have the practical working knowledge of the field of admissions to advise you appropriately. In order to assemble the best application, it is best to start early so that our consultants have the opportunity to understand your strengths, and so you can carefully address each stage in the application process according to those strengths.
TutorNerds consultants empirically address every aspect of the admissions process, even which business schools would be the right fit for you. You are not left on your own with anything; consultants are experienced in all the areas you need to have a strong application. Whether you know exactly where you want to go and what kind of business you want to study, or if you are entirely uninformed about the available options, we are happy and motivated to partner with you in reaching your goals.
So what goes into a business school application?
There are many factors in your admissions competitiveness, some of which you may not have known. Here is a (relatively) concise summary:
The Applications Themselves
This may seem like the simple part, but planning your application process can be challenging.
It is advisable to apply early, as most universities utilize a few “rounds” of admission. Each round is a different application window, with students being accepted or rejected for each round specifically. Alternatively, schools may use “rolling” admission, meaning students can apply at any time and will hear from schools as they apply. In both cases, there are fewer spaces available over time. However, when exactly you should submit your applications depends on other factors, and ultimately it is better to take a bit longer, and have a stronger application, than to rush for the sake of applying early. There are specific strategies that increase success with later applications too. You need to budget your time according to your priorities. TutorNerds business school consultants can help you outline a plan for your applications, and they are fluent in all aspects of the process, so there is no unnecessary stress on your part.
Your resume will outline your education and achievements over the course of your undergraduate education. You need to concisely and clearly list your academic and professional experience and explain how your experiences correlate to business school success. This is more challenging than it seems, as length requirements force students to be quite brief. TutorNerds consultants can help you boil your resume down to the points that most clearly highlight your strengths.
Your undergraduate major is not as crucial as you might think. Obviously, there are certain courses that lend themselves to business school admission–classes in economics, leadership, public speaking, and quantitative understanding, to name a few. What ultimately matters most is that you do very well in whatever undergraduate major you choose. Throughout, consultants can help you pick ideal classes and motivate you do succeed along the way. During the application cycle, consultants will be able to estimate which schools would be appropriate for you based on your goals, experience, and resume. If undergraduate performance is a concern, consider our academic tutoring services.
The GMAT is the standardized test of choice for MBA programs. The GMAT is designed to be predictor of business school performance, so admissions committees take your score seriously. Because it is a standardized test, business schools can directly compare your abilities to those of other applicants. Your GMAT performance is a major determinant of admissions competitiveness, and you may need to take it multiple times. Your consultant will be able to help you research GMAT data for any schools you are interested in, which will provide an indication of your desired performance and competitiveness. Most students invest in test preparation of some kind, so consider TutorNerds one-on-one GMAT prep.
Essays are your opportunity to distinguish yourself creatively. This makes the task of crafting a personal statement and other essays an intimidating one in an application mostly composed of numbers. Yet because you are applying to business school, essays should be highly professional at the same time. Imagine writing a creative essay for a job application! TutorNerds admissions consultants know how to bring out your own voice while making your essays sophisticated. Through their experience, they know precisely what is appropriate for admissions committees.
Letters of Recommendation
You will need to get at least a few recommendation letters from teachers, advisors, or managers who have worked with you. It is important to ask the right people in order to get high-quality letters. You may also need to provide them with a resume (different from that of the application) so that they may write you a comprehensive, personalized letter. Everything related to receiving exceptional letters of recommendation can be addressed by our admissions experts.
Internships and Undergraduate Programs
Internships and similar programs for undergraduates give students the opportunity to have practical experience which require skills like those of successful business students. Applying to such programs requires special consideration–they are quite difficult to get into. In addition, it is important to emphasize certain experiences from such programs during the business school application process. Working with an expert will not only help you get into the best programs, but also make the best use of such programs in terms of your ultimate goal, getting into a great business school. See the “pre-consulting” section below for more.
An interview is a great opportunity to put a face and character to your application. The down side is that admissions officers are scrutinizing your application specifically, so it is important to prepare for your interview thoroughly. Questions will be critical, focussing on your career and academic performance, much like a job interview. But with our consultants, you will be more than prepared. You will go through common interview questions in a mock setting so that you have your ideas outlined ahead of time. Most importantly, we improve your presentation skills so that you can take on your interview with confidence.
Business School “Pre-Consulting”
Are you on the right track to a successful business school application? TutorNerds can help you find out at any point.
Many years of planning and preparation goes into a high-caliber business school application. With our business school consulting, we don’t limit our involvement to any particular time. We want to make you the strongest applicant possible, and that demands effort throughout your undergraduate education. Our pre-consulting services are integrated into our consulting programs so that you have help at every step of the way. Our consultants meet with you periodically, at your preference, to advise you on class selection, GMAT preparation, extracurriculars, and any other necessary topics; and, equally important, they motivate you to continue to succeed. It takes a consultant who has the opportunity to get to know you as a student to give you the most accurate and applicable advice.
Struggle can come at any stage in the process. We happily help any applicant, any time. Even if you would like brief guidance along the way, or specialized help for a particularly challenging aspect, we have the expert services to make your application be unique and impactful.