B-Schooled Podcast Episode #155: 12 School Selection Considerations *Beyond* Rankings (Part 1)

Today on B-Schooled, we’re continuing the deep dive into MBA rankings that we launched yesterday. First off, many applicants do consider MBA rankings as a key input into their school selection process. With good reason. We consider MBA rankings too. But—and this is important—we believe these should be ONE factor in your decision-making process. Not the ONLY aspect of your decision-making process.

Leading entities ranking MBA programs typically evaluate a range of factors relevant to the MBA experience: from the quality of instruction to student/teacher ratios, alumni resources, prestige, post-graduation employment rates,  starting salaries, and a range of other inputs.

But the truth is that some of these criteria are probably more important to YOU than others. For this podcast, we encourage you to put down the rankings sheet (at least for the time being) and consider 12 specific questions to help you identify schools that might be the best fit for YOU.

Part 1 of this two-part B-Schooled series can be found right here. Or, take a listen on any of the major podcast platforms below.

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