How to get into a Top-15 MBA Program

by Tim Darling (click for email)

(I may update this page in the future. It was last updated in February, 2006.)

  1. Introduction: Why, How, and When To Apply
  2. GMAT, GPA, and Where to Apply
  3. Start Your Own Business
  4. The Application Itself
  5. Interviews, Campus Visits, and Recommendations
  6. Your Résumé (and your own custom fonts)
  7. Essays (page 1)
  8. Essays (page 2)
  9. Final Thoughts
  About me -

I'm a regular guy. I'm an engineer and I didn't go to an Ivy League school as an undergraduate. For the Fall 2006 semester, I applied to 5 'Top-15' schools and I was accepted into all of them (except one).

Ultimately, I decided to attend the Tepper School at Carnegie Mellon University. This is my collection of what I learned in the admissions process.

I can't guarantee the value of any of my suggestions, but perhaps it will give you some ideas to consider. Click on the first link on left to get started.

All text and pictures copyright © 2005-2006 Tim Darling.