Tag Archives: age of applicant

HBS and Stanford: Admitted to Both, Then & Now

Each year, the SBC client pool includes candidates admitted to both Harvard Business School (HBS) and Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB). We call these rare, “unicorn” applicants dual admits. Many SBC clients who achieved this impressive feat have received …

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B-Schooled Episode #9: Candidacy “Question Marks,” Part 1 of 2

We’re back to preview episode 9 of SBC’s new B-Schooled podcast, which covers all aspects of the MBA application and admissions process.  This two-part episode covers what to do about “question marks” — or …

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Challenges Facing Older MBA Applicants

We’ve seen online forum posts that say there’s “no chance” of admission to a top b-school past a certain age. Certainly, older MBA applicants do face certain obstacles. But these applicants get into the …

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How Life and Career Impact the Choice and Number of Potential B-Schools

“How many schools should I apply to? Which schools should I apply to?” These are key questions aspiring MBAs ponder during the summer before the busy application-writing season in fall and winter. The answers …

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Are B-Schools Targeting Older Applicants?

Is there such thing as being too young or old for an MBA? In case you missed it, Bloomberg Businessweek ran an interesting article a few weeks ago called the Graying of Harvard Business School …

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SBC Scoop: An Older Applicant

A lot has been said in recent years about schools like Harvard and Stanford taking a greater interest in younger applicants and denying older applicants, with many top schools following suit.  In fact, I have …

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