B-Schooled Podcast Episode #45: The “Bird in Hand” Dilemma


In this episode of B-Schooled, we discuss four things you need to consider if you find yourself facing the “Bird in Hand” dilemma, named for the old quote that goes, “A bird in the hand is better than two in the bush.”

For MBA candidates, this dilemma occurs when they have been admitted to at least one program, but are considering not claiming their spot. Instead, they are contemplating forgoing the sure thing and taking the risk of trying again in the future in the hopes of getting into a program they’re even more interested in.

When does it make sense to do this, and when might you be better off sticking with your original plan to attend a program in the fall?

Find out in B-Schooled episode #45, which you can listen to here, or on any of the podcast apps listed below.

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