Top 20 MBA Programs - Tuition Fee (2019)

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Top MBA FeeThe cost of an MBA is a crucial factor in selecting a Business School. The Tuition Fee is just one aspect of the Cost. Other components of the expense are Health Insurance, Administrative Service, Books, Rent and Utilities, Food, Personal, Transportation, Computer Allowance, MBA Association Fee and other membership fee. On an average other components of the Total Fee will add an extra $30000 to $40000 to the Tuition Fee. Find out means to Finance your MBA before shortlisting your target Business Schools. If you want to dig deep into selecting the best MBA program by cost, industry, function and location, read Comprehensive MBA Research Guide.

We have selected top 20 Business Schools from Global MBA ranking and have listed the Tuition Fee for each MBA program.
The costliest MBA program is Wharton MBA at nearly $153,160 Tuition Fee and the cheapest MBA program- IIMA, Ahmedabad is at $32,655.

It is not fair to list the program just by cost. In fact you should use the Net Present Value to evaluate the Actual Return on investment....

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Top 50 MBA Programs - Deadlines (2019-20)

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Schools typically have Round 1, Round 2 and Round 3 deadlines with the majority of Round 1 deadline in Sep/Oct, Round 2 in January and Round 3 deadlines in Mar/Apr. However, a few top schools (Darden, Duke Fuqua, and IESE) offer an early application round in September for those applicants who are only applying to one school. Although the number of applicants who opt for such a path is low, those who follow through in the early-round has a higher chance of acceptance than the applicants from later rounds.

We don’t want to start the Round 1 vs. Round 2 debate but it is safe to assume that a 2:3 strategy that we had recommended in our consulting and review service would balance the risk of targeting all your dream schools in one round and getting rejected or waiting for Round 2 to target the dream schools.  Spread the risk, earn some offers, and then keep one or two dream schools for R2. Freeing up your mind with an offer from a top 10 MBA program in hand could do wonders when you are targeting a top 5 MBA program in Round 2.

Applicants, depending on the Round 1 results, would set out to create a backup school list. We would encourage the applicant not to pursue an MBA or reapply next year rather than choosing an MBA just for the title. It is not worth spending $40000 to $50,000 for a tier-3 MBA program if you are destined to be in a tier-1 program. Burn the bridges. Remove ‘stretch schools’ from your...
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MBA Tour Dates and Cities (2019)

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When we began writing our research guide, the motivation was to have an alternative to MBA tours where business school’s PR stunts are compensated with an objective analysis that includes latest trends in the job market, base salary and bonus fluctuations, and strengths of each business school. Although the response has been overwhelming, while we began guiding applicants through all-in-one Essay Review, Resume Editing and Profile Evaluation service, a point of contact became all too important to ignore. Applicants found the networking with Alumni post MBA Tours to be valuable sessions to get an insider perspective about the program. Some remained within the shell of the marketing gimmick while most opened up and offered interesting insights and even discouraged some applicants from applying.

We have used several such interactions as narratives while editing the essays. The MBA Tours have not only transformed from a ‘fit analysis’ sessions but became valuable ‘anecdote’ collecting machines. The ‘extra’ mile that you went in finding the fit or collecting information that is not obvious in employment report or our research guides became a key indicator in measuring an applicant’s motivation to join an MBA program. We rarely put effort into finding out about a brand, if at some level, we don’t believe in it.
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Top 25 MBA Programs - Women Percentage (2019)

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Although the disparity in wage gap among men and women MBAs is shrinking with improved training in negotiations, and greater involvement of the male partner in child rearing, no action is as consequential as a higher representation of women candidates in top MBA programs. Even though schools have virtue signaled their initiatives in splashes of news releases and LinkedIn posts, the truth lies in the numbers.

As long as Technology, Financial Services and Management Consulting are the top three sectors; flexible timing is a luxury that not many Management professionals would enjoy. A culture that respects the separation of work and leisure time is a logistical challenge that would only be bridged by the next generation when AI and Virtual reality can blur the line between face to face and virtual meetings.

Instead of randomly targeting schools with a higher percentage of women candidates, you can now target programs without compromising on the quality. To help you choose the best programs, we have broken down the top 25 MBA programs with their associated female representation in percentage.

The programs featured in the list include top MBA programs in the US, UK, China, India, Spain, Germany, France, Italy and Portugal

Top MBA Programs - Women Percentage (2019)

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MBA Application Leadership Quality #1: Changing Culture

The term ‘Leadership’ has been bastardized by Instagram, motivational gurus, corporate honchos and spiritual leaders of all reputation. The MBA Admissions team has a realistic expectation of your leadership narrative. Unless you were a Founder of a successful startup (unlikely to apply for an MBA) that exited for millions of dollars, leadership doesn’t require ‘saving the world’ qualities.

Leadership Definition for MBA Application

Leadership simply translates to IMPACT and permanent change in the way the company, project, team or a client operated. If you have directly contributed in introducing processes, technology, products, communication framework or expanded the context of the problem to a long-term view where IMPACT lies, the examples will show your potential as a leader.

Changing Culture as an example for MBA Application

We had a client, who transposed a US start-up culture to India

For 2-years he worked in a start-up in the US where the team ranged in age from 22 to 58. There was no one spoon feeding on the daily tasks. The initial project requirements were discussed in an exhaustive 2-day session, the ideal processes explained, and the final deadline revealed. The rest was up to each individual to traverse the numerous intermediate steps towards the final solution. The only catch was that there was a fixed working hour – 8 to 5. By 5:05 pm, the offices were closed. The ID-cards stopped working. The Founder/CEO believed in the power of deadline and believed that creativity doesn’t require a blunt,...

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