Our recent rant about the GMAC Researchers’ marketing poll, where they asked if test-takers felt that schools use the GMAT in order to ensure “quality”, made us think further about the actual question: What does quality actually mean when we’re talking about business schools, and how can you evaluate it for yourself when you’re trying to figure out where to apply?
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It’s an unfortunately asymmetrical transaction, where you have to share EVERYTHING about yourself with the admissions team, and the school shares next to nothing about what they are like. Yet decisions are made on the basis of this uneven exchange. The best way for you to make sure that you’re going to end up at a school that is the most “right” for you as you possibly can is by engaging with them in these ways. And heck, who knows, you may even come away from one of these having learned something new!
While these may seem like a chore, this can be one of the most fun parts of the process. Don’t miss the chance that is available!