Helpful for: MBA, Master’s applicants
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- Last year’s acceptance rate at Harvard and Stanford was 5%, while top European schools Cambridge and Oxford’s was still high at 20%.
- Top business schools all use a highly selective process, so it’s a good idea to prepare well before applying.
- Be aware of deadlines, and start your applications early. Make sure you have completed all pre-requisite courses with good grades and have a record of meaningful extracurricular activities that showcase your leadership and management skills.
- You should be sure about your career path. .If not, explore other options by taking internships or enrolling in courses that interest you before making the big investment of an MBA.
- Employ the mindset of a leader throughout your day-to-day activities. This will prepare you to deal with difficult situations ahead.
- Great leaders communicate effectively. Reach Ivy stresses the importance of expanding your vocabulary prior to applying:
Excellent vocabulary doesn’t necessarily always mean excellent communication skills. However, these are correlated and fit extremely well with each other. This even spills on to your college application and admission process, given that you’ll be able to better communicate your goals, aspirations and reasons for wanting to study at a top college abroad in a more articulate and more convincing manner.
- Using family and friends as support during the entire process will alleviate some of the stress. You may find their knowledge, advice and ideas on how to approach certain aspects of the application useful.
- Applying to more than one university will increase your chances of being accepted, and will help you deal better with rejection.
Good luck in your academic journey, and make sure you register on PrepAdviser to stay updated about the latest information on preparing and applying to international MBA and Master’s programs!
Source: Reach Ivy