Getting into bschool as a sponsored candidate can often be fairly straightforward and even in some cases easier than it might be for those who are non-sponsored. There are myriad reasons for this, but one is simple self-interest by the schools:
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As we often say, the application is a pitch, and all elements of the application need to fit together in a cohesive story that makes sense, both individually and when examined together. Work with your recommenders on what they will say in support of your overall strategy, and make sure the pieces line up accordingly.
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