Wondering Why Your Application Didn't Work Out?
Updated: Apr 8
Ding analysis is never an easy task. One for the reason that it's easy to criticise any application but it's hard to pin point the actual reason about why things didn't work out. Before reaching out to various MBA admissions consultants for the criticism it is important that the applicant himself does a root cause analysis.
We start from the very first point, that is the fit analysis. Is the applicant profile in line with the B school criteria? The best benchmark for this would be the class profile at the business school. If you ARE the average student at the B School in question then the next step would be to see how well your application communicates this. An adept MBA admission consultant can be approached here to evaluate this aspect.
Another big question is the score. There is no doubt that business schools do value the GMAT score slightly more than the GRE score or vice versa because of the evaluation both the scores represent. It is not wrong to assume that inspite of both the scores being acceptable to the school the applicant pool representing one the scores would add more value to the school community.
So far it is clear that given the test scores one attains being within the school's range of acceptable scores every application will get the same attention by the MBA Admissions Team, it is equally important that the profile presentation is honest and worthy of the leadership potential the school seeks. Did you at all build an application strategy? Were you too late to work on your essays till the time you decided you wanted to apply to B Schools? How many attempts have you had at the GMAT? Does your profile have big names but lacks the depth required?
The next important question is the round of application and the stage of rejection. The application round in which you apply circumvents the number of seats available in the pool and heightens the competition level. If you have been rejected without an interview it means that you go back to the previous few paragraphs and take a look at the basics.
However, if you have been rejected after an interview it means that the YOU visible on paper and the YOU the met in person did not match.