6 Tips for Acing Your MBA Application

Are you ready to take the next step in advancing your professional career? A WebMBA degree from Georgia College can open up plenty of new doors for you in the workplace, but the first step is getting in the door—and that means acing your application.

If you don’t know the first thing about business school applications, we’ve got you covered. Study our 6 tips for acing your WebMBA application and immediately improve your chances of being accepted to our nationally ranked program.

1. Clearly State Your Goals

Be very up front about your ambitions and make sure you reflect those goals consistently throughout all of your application materials. If you don’t know what you want, consider waiting another year to figure that out before you begin the MBA application process.

2. Retake the GMAT if Necessary

A competitive GMAT score is fundamental to your chances of being accepted to the Georgia College WebMBA program. The median GMAT score for our currently admitted students is 530. That is not to say that an individual scoring lower will not be admitted. Nonetheless, assess the benefits of retaking the GMAT and make a judgment based on your personal situation.

3. Create a Stellar Resume

If you haven’t updated the format of your resume in five years, now is the time. Get rid of that outdated layout and give your CV a sleek and modern look. Before you send it in with your application, have another set of eyes glance it over. There are many different companies that provide resume-critiquing services, but sometimes a family member or friend is the best critic. Check out our other awesome resume tips here (link to that blog post).

4. Spend Time Drafting a Quality Essay

Don’t rush through writing your essay and send in something you spent 2 hours on in your free time between work and dinner. If possible, set aside a full day on the weekend to work on your essay. Furthermore, make sure that your essay clearly communicates what your goals are and how you expect a WebMBA from Georgia College to advance your professional career.

5. Be Yourself

In your resume and letter of intent, the most important rule is to always be yourself. Obviously, this means avoiding half-truths and flat-out lies, but it also means allowing your personality to shine through your application materials. Write the essay in your own voice so that the admissions crew gets a feel for who you are as a person.

6. Triple Check for Errors

There’s no reason why your application should be riddled with grammatical errors and misspelled words. Even one or two mistakes may give the admissions people the impression that you didn’t spend an adequate amount of time reviewing your application materials. Enlist a friend to look over your application and make sure it’s error-free before you send it in.

With these 7 tips, you’re well on your way to acing your WebMBA application. For more information on the WebMBA program at Georgia College, visit our website, www.makeyournextmove.org.

Ranked #15 nationally in U.S. News and World Report’s “2013 Best Online Graduate Business Programs,” the Georgia WebMBA program offers you the opportunity to earn an accredited online MBA degree at an affordable cost and without interruption to your work and personal life. Learn how to apply here and discover how Georgia College can help you make your next move.