B-Schooled Podcast Episode #211: Getting into HBS and the GSB—Advice from Those Who’ve Done It, Part 1 of 3

Perhaps more than any MBA acceptance pair, many applicants dream of being admitted to both the Stanford Graduate School of Business (the GSB) and Harvard Business School (HBS). In this three-part B-Schooled series, two GSB and HBS dual admits—host Chandler and SBC consultant Dawn—sit down for a series of VERY candid conversations about gaining admission to these two schools.

In part one, Chandler and Dawn share some important context for how applicants should (and should not) use this podcast. To that end, will listening to this podcast ensure that you get into both of these elite schools?

Unfortunately, no.

But we can assure you that listening to this podcast will help you think about how you, as a unique applicant, can most thoughtfully apply to each of these programs, potentially increasing your chances of admission significantly.

Dawn and Chandler also share their personal opinions about what type of students flourish in these somewhat different MBA environments. This episode is full of behind-the-scenes information based on the speakers’ unique experiences and information they’ve each gathered over decades of working with applicants applying to both schools.

Part two (episode 212) will be more data-driven, with Dawn and Chandler reviewing successful applicant profiles from each school. In the third and final episode (episode 213), Dawn will dive deep into what some call the “unicorn” of the MBA applicant world—those applicants who are fortunate enough to earn admission to both programs.

This episode is a must-listen for applicants applying to either of these schools. Check out this episode of B-Schooled here or on any of the major podcast platforms below.

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Here’s a snapshot of the caliber of expertise on our SBC team.

SBC’s star-studded consultant team is unparalleled. Our clients benefit from current intelligence that we receive from the former MBA Admissions Officers from Harvard HBS, Stanford GSB and every elite business program in the US and Europe.  These MBA Admissions Officers have chosen to work exclusively with SBC.

Just two of the many superstars on the SBC team:
Meet Erin, who was Assistant Director of MBA Admissions at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business (GSB) and Director of MBA Admissions at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

Meet Andrea, who served as the Associate Director of MBA Admissions at Harvard Business School (HBS) for over five years.

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