Keys to the MBA Admissions Process

To change career track, or advance in career development and responsibility to real decision-making positions in business, the MBA is indispensable as a passport to a top-flight international career.

Recruiters’ enthusiasm for the MBA is clear, as it’s the only general management degree to enjoy international recognition. “The MBA has international currency in the human resources market” explains Peter Calladine, former Educational Services Manager of the Association of MBA’s (AMBA).

Yet admission to MBA programs and hence to top management is highly exclusive, with a complex and demanding admissions process, low acceptance rates, and an ever-increasing number of applications.

To better their chances of acceptance in the face of stiff competition, applicants turn to the MBA European Center to familiarize themselves with the admissions process, to learn the expectations of admissions committees, and to adapt their applications accordingly and optimize their test scores.

The MBA European Center’s admissions “know-how” gives applicants the edge for success. For example, MBA Center students learn that their applications include both “hard” and “soft” elements. Academic background, diplomas and professional experience constitute the “hard” element, for which only the presentation can be optimized. On the other hand, “soft” elements of the application like TOEFL and especially GMAT scores, essays, the “career project,” admissions interviews and letters of recommendation can all be significantly improved with training or experts advice at the MBA European Center.