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The "What Other Programs Are You App Pay paticular attention to the question that      every b-school application asks:   ...
What Other Programs Are You Applying ToThe reason is this:•B-schools are keen to know who they are competingagainst. They ...
What Other Programs Are You Applying ToWhy is this an issue?•If you do not make compelling reasons for "WhyAnderson?", the...
What Other Programs Are You Applying ToWhat should you do?•You have to have clear reasons why you need an MBA,      your s...
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  1. 1. The "What Other Programs Are You Applying To?" Question http://www.amerasiaconsulting.com/
  2. 2. The "What Other Programs Are You App Pay paticular attention to the question that every b-school application asks: What Other Programs Are You Applying To? MBA Admissions Consultant | http://www.amerasiaconsulting.com
  3. 3. What Other Programs Are You Applying ToThe reason is this:•B-schools are keen to know who they are competingagainst. They want to know how applicants view thecorrelation between programs but also if you are using the school as a backup or safe school.•For instance, on the UCLA Anderson application, if you list that you are applying to Stanford and Haas, in addition to Anderson, the admissions committeewill pretty much know you are using them as a backup. MBA Admissions Consultant | http://www.amerasiaconsulting.com
  4. 4. What Other Programs Are You Applying ToWhy is this an issue?•If you do not make compelling reasons for "WhyAnderson?", then the effect is magnified. It becomeseven more apparent that you are using UCLA Anderson as a backup.•A good test is this; if you can unplug the UCLAAnderson name from the essays and plug back in any other business school, the adcom knows and cansee right through it.•Programs with "pull through" issues or low acceptance rates of extended offers know that they are goingto get dinged in the rankings. They are keen to see thatyou are serious. MBA Admissions Consultant | http://www.amerasiaconsulting.com
  5. 5. What Other Programs Are You Applying ToWhat should you do?•You have to have clear reasons why you need an MBA, your short and longer term goals and why youneed to get that MBA now as opposed to a yearfrom now.•If you do not have clear reasons, the adcom will seethrough it. They review thousands of applications, they have a BS detector. You will sound as if you havenot clearly thought through your future career. Itscertain death to your application. MBA Admissions Consultant | http://www.amerasiaconsulting.com
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