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In applying to an MBA program the most important issue is getting accepted. The schools and the MBA programs define the acceptance criteria. These criteria normally are in correspondence with the relevant application requirements. There are many business schools, with just as many programs. So be sure to get fully and clearly informed about the specific requirements of schools and programs. Of course it is almost impossible to determine what individual programs expect of applicants, but in general they can be divided in two categories. Generally, when acceptance is involved, schools either are looking for certain criteria or schools take a holistic approach.
Specific Criteria – There are MBA programs that focus specifically on certain requirements for acceptance. For certain programs your GMAT scores or your undergraduate GPA weigh in heavily. Other programs may
put more emphasis on work experience, essays or recommendations. You can also find institutions that offer in-course exams to meet their specific requirements and criteria.
Holistic Approach – You will see a lot of MBA programs that, for acceptance, do not have specific criteria. These MBA programs consider an applicant as a whole, with stronger and weaker parts. Acceptance will be considered accordingly. Weaker parts will be compensated by stronger parts. Once again, check out the programs and requirements of the school of your preference. Generally speaking, acceptance criteria are not always clear. Schools don’t always make clear what they are looking for in applicants. If you are interested in a certain program, check their MBA admissions statistics, in order to get an idea what kind of students were accepted in recent years.