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Insights for an MBA admission in the U.S.- Opportunities in 2020

Posted on April 23, 2020
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Insights for an MBA admission in the US-Opportunities in 2020

For starters,

  • Students with 16 years (10+2+4) of education, work experience is preferred
  • Students with 15 years (10+2+3) of education, work experience is mandatory though there are universities which give you the admission but they are considerably competitive.


  • GMAT/GRE and IELTS/TOEFL scores.
  • Educational transcripts
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Interview with the university officials.

Most of the business schools process the application in rounds.

So, let us see what these rounds are,

It means that there are three separate application deadlines/rounds of processing.

You may apply in any one of the three application rounds each year. You may apply only once per application year.

Applying in Round 1:

  • A lot of strong applications come in during the first round
  • Those who apply in the fall are often candidates with good grades, solid work experience, and high levels of organisation in their activities.
  • Applying early also allows you to submit applications to other programs in later rounds if you’re not admitted in round one.
  • There are more slots available in round one and more opportunities to be placed on the waitlist. 

Applying in Round 2:

  • The second business school application deadline sees the largest group of applicants, and that means there are more candidates to compete with.
  • The general population tends to apply in this round, so it may be more favorable for candidates with less-than-perfect backgrounds
  • If you’re accepted in this round, you’ll have plenty of time to start preparing for this next phase of your life, from leaving a job to moving.

Applying in Round 3:

  • It is generally true that round three admissions are more difficult than rounds one and two.
  • There are only a limited number of vacant class seats left by this point
  • While it’s better to submit a strong application in the final round, applying with a generic background is far less compelling at this point.

There are many outside factors that come into play when it comes to making admissions decisions. It can depend on who reads your file, their mood and what other applications they read that day.

This year a number of universities in the U.S. are considering the applications for Round 4 in May 2020. Those who could not take GRE /GMAT can send the scores later after taking the tests.

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