Among elite MBA programs throughout the world, the core product is often quite similar. However, there are also substantial differences between the culture and focus of each school. These differences can make one school a dream come true for a certain candidate, but a bad fit for others. Finding your “best fit” is one of the most important parts of the application strategy process.
For example, the teaching method at Harvard Business School is based almost exclusively on the Case Study method. These require intensive team work and frequent presentation. Despite the international renown of the HBS program, this teaching method may not suit every candidate.
INSEAD, on the other hand, is another leading global program. The INSEAD MBA program splits its students between two campuses, one in Singapore and the other in Fontainebleau, near Paris. This global opportunity may be very attractive to certain candidates and not viable for others. Many candidates choose the schools solely based on rankings and brand name, which we believe decreases the chances of making a good match.
At Ivy MBA Consulting, we think that the application process must start with the definition of your goals, and needs, and the expectations from the MBA experience. Within the framework of introduction meeting and throughout all your collaboration with your Ivy Personal Advisor, our strategic focus will start with identifying the schools best suitable to you as an individual.
Among the parameters that may influence your choices:
After preparing our list of top MBA programs for you, we will decide together which school is at the top of your list, and immediately begin working on your candidacy file.
Next, we will define a comprehensive strategy for your overall Candidacy File.
Choosing the schools to which you will apply is one of the most important steps of the application process. Working together, we will help you make the best choice.