B-Schooled Podcast Episode #157: 12 School Selection Considerations *Beyond* the Rankings (Pt. 2)

We recognize that many applicants consider MBA rankings a key input into their school selection process. We think about MBA rankings, too. But—and this is important—we believe these should be only one factor in your decision-making process.

The first part of this conversation focused on six questions everyone should ask themselves regarding school selection—including considering traditional full-time MBA programs vs. online, part-time, and executive programs, targeting a mix of “stretch” schools and schools you are more confident about, the pros and cons of international and specialized MBA programs, school culture, and various other topics.

For the second and final segment of this conversation, we encourage you to put down the rankings sheet (at least for the time being) as we consider six additional questions to help you identify schools that best fit you.

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