For those who are planning to apply for this admission season, GMAT might be the foremost priority. Don’t take your eyes from the practice tests and the iterative tackling of the GMAT sections. However, allocate at least two days to develop a strategy for the next admission season.
Strategy vs Plan
I might be preaching to the choir. A strategy captures the ideal outcome that would help you achieve the post-MBA goals. Whereas planning is the nitty gritty of how you will fulfil the strategy.
For instance, in order to transition into a Marketing job function from your current position as a Consultant, getting admissions to Kellogg should be a strategy.
Post-MBA Goal: Switching career from Consulting to Marketing
Strategy: Get accepted to Kellogg’s 2-year Full-time MBA
First Step: Understand the MBA Landscape