Archive for March, 2011

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“I was asked ‘Why not ISB’ in my interview.” – Ashpi Gupta, Alumnus, NUS MBA Program

Ashpi graduated from National University of Singapore MBA Program and is currently working with E&Y Mumbai. We got an opportunity to interact with her and understand her approach to the MBA application process.

Following are the highlights from our conversation.

MBAfusion: How did you go about taking your GMAT?

Ashpi: My application to B-schools was a 2-month effort – Mid Dec to Mid Feb – right from starting GMAT preparation to completing my final interview. I prepared for about 2 weeks for my GMAT.

MBAfusion: That was a pretty short time. How did you manage the preparations?

Ashpi: Well, I could see that the 2-week preparation would not have been significant with More >

“Stanford was the only business school that I applied to”, Suhail, Reliance Dhirubhai Fellow, Stanford MBA Program

We got an opportunity to interview Suhail, graduate from IIT Kanpur, who was awarded Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship by Stanford University for its 2-year MBA program. He will be starting his program in coming September and agreed to give us an insight into his application effort.

Following are the highlights from our conversation.

MBAfusion: When did you come to know about the Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship? How did you go about applying?

Suhail: I came to know about the fellowship in May 2010. With only 7 days in hand, I faced extreme time constraints. Although application details requirements were limited, writing the 250-word essay on “How do you More >

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“I was immensely impressed by the case method while attending a sample class at HBS” – Aatif, 2nd year student, Harvard Business School (Interview Part 1 of 2)

We got an opportunity to interview Aatif Ahmed, 2nd year student, Harvard Business School MBA program and 2005-grad from IIT Bombay. Following are the highlights from our discussion.

MBAfusion: Can you tell us about your profile when you applied to the business school and how did the idea of applying to MBA programs came to your mind?

Aatif: I was looking for a fast track career growth and had planned to move from R&D profile to a business/management one. With most of my friends following the path of global MBA for similar career transitions, the idea sounded convincing to me. After several More >