While GMAT, GPA and work experience are important, they are just a few among many factors that we consider.
We also pay careful attention to the comments made by applicants during interviews and in video essays; the skills and characteristics highlighted by those who provide a candidate’s recommendation letters; the teamwork and leadership that the applicant has demonstrated, both professionally and personally; the passion that the candidate brings to the MBA process and to Boston University; and the personal skills that they demonstrate to us throughout the applicant cycle.
Also, he or she can consider taking the GRE, as some students find that they naturally perform better on one over the other.
If the area of weakness on either the GRE or GMAT is in the quantitative section specifically, candidates can demonstrate aptitude in this area through strong performance in quantitative coursework or through quantitative analysis in their day-to-day professional responsibilities.
Candidates should not shy away from the opportunity to let their true selves shine!
Interview: Candidates should always prepare as best they can for interviews.
I would like to see applicants take the time to really think through the process of attending an MBA program.
Typically, we see candidates who have put a lot of thought into what they want to do upon graduation and what it is about our program that is interesting to them.
Whether it is by visiting campus for events such as MBA Connect, our on-campus open house in the fall, meeting us and our alumni at off-campus events around the world, or attending a virtual information session or webinar, candidates can connect with our community to learn more.
The Questrom application process is similar to the application processes at many other schools.