Guidelines for applying to business school a second time

Guidelines for applying to business school a second time
Guidelines for applying to business school a second time

While many people get into the university of their choice the first time they apply to business school, others must try several times before matriculating in their ideal program. Stacy Blackman of U.S. News and World Report offers these tips for people who are reapplying to business school.

The first step that second- or third-time applicants should take is to give themselves a break. By taking some time off from the process, they allow themselves to recoup lost mental energy, giving them the motivation they need to examine why their applications were rejected the first time around.

After taking a breather, would-be students should consider which aspects of their application they can improve. Can they boost their GMAT score? Could they add a new extracurricular activity? Have they made any career gains that an admissions committee would like to know about?

Blackman's last suggestion is to consider applying to slightly less competitive programs, as this gives students a back-up plan in case they do not get into their target schools.

By following these tips, students can ultimately earn their MBAs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who use this degree to enter the field of financial management earned a median salary between $77,280 and $134,940 in 2008.

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