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#195 Business School Selection Simplified: How to Shortlist MBA Programs You’re Excited About AND Competitive At

How to Choose the Right MBA Programs for You

“The most frustrating part I have found is the vast amount of information about schools, applications, and chances that is out there. It’s been hard to sift through all the noise and really figure out what schools are good for you and what your actual chances are.”
– Margaret, USA

Feel the same way?

Trust me, you’re not alone.

We’ve helped over 3,500 MBA applicants from 50 countries shortlist MBA programs, and hear comments like this all the time.

What if you could figure out MBA programs you’re excited about AND competitive at, that would be a great investment in your future? And do this with the least time and effort?

I’m a former MBA Admissions Director who has thought about this problem – how to make school selection easier – for the past 10 years.

I’ve also observed where applicants end up applying and attending. Why? So I could cut out any part of the research and selection process that has no utility. In other words, to save you time.

I would like to share with you the 4-step method that I believe is most effective for shortlisting best-fit MBA programs.

The best part of this method? It will give you the best chance of getting in, too.


  • Introduction (0:00)
  • Rankings: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (3:40)
  • Step 1: Reflect on Your A, B, and C (9:25)
  • Step 2: Determine Your “Must Haves” (12:10)
  • Step 3: Evaluate Your Competitiveness (17:00)
  • Step 4: Interact to Find Fit (22:00)
  • Conclusion (24:45)

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