SuperCandidate Pre-MBA Application Strategy |by MBABlueprint
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SuperCandidate Pre-MBA Application Strategy |by MBABlueprint

Get into top B-Schools despite a low GMAT/GPA. Created by INSEAD, BerkeleyHaas & Stanford alums & admissions coaches
4.0 (35 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
289 students enrolled
Last updated 2/2019
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Price: $199.99
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This course includes
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 13 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn how top business schools from all over the world assess candidates and understand what they are looking for
  • Learn exactly what areas you need to strengthen, deepen and expand to become what top schools look for
  • Mine your best stories and learn how to develop them into powerful essays and interview responses
  • Uncover your goals and motivations that are true to you and will guide you in school selection and across all your application communication
  • Measure your candidacy against elite applicants and understand what it takes to get into schools like Stanford, Harvard, INSEAD, Duke, LBS and more
  • Build your application master plan and become comfortable in knowing what you need to do, how and by when
Requirements
  • Students should be able to read and comprehend proficiently in English
  • Drive and ambition, a strong willingness to succeed
  • Ability to be thoughtful and reflective
Description

This course will teach you how to hack MBA Admissions, think like an Admissions Gatekeeper and enable you to become what top B-School programs worldwide look for in candidates. 

Whether you are an experienced business leader planning on applying in an upcoming round or a university graduate considering an MBA in the future, this course teaches you all the switches that you need to turn ON to make admissions committees light up and say "I want this candidate at our school!" We have all experienced the frustration that comes with stepping into something unprepared, you end up stressed, wasting time and wasting money. Whether you are applying to US Schools like Harvard or Stanford; European Schools like INSEAD or LBS; or Asian schools like CEIBS and Nanyang; or any of the worlds top 100 global B-Schools,  this course was created with you in mind. 

The core of this SuperCandidate course involves building 3 "Superpowers"

  • Knowing who you want to be, what your passions are and what results you want in your life, short term and long term

  • Becoming a master storyteller, creating and communicating the stories that will rock admissions committees with emotion and convince them of your worth

  • Transforming yourself into the intelligent, impactful leader that adds value to your peers, community, company, society and future alma mater 

What you learn in this course is applicable in many areas of your life and will not only make you a SuperCandidate, but a respected manager and leader as well. 

What is included in this course

  • 70+ HD Video Lectures emphasizing engagement and knowledge absorption

  • 15+ Worksheets Brainstorms designed to hold your hand and get you taking action

  • Exceptional Video and Audio Quality

  • Many more supplemental resources, models, articles

This course guides you through 3-5 hours of exercises and homework per week and will last approximately 5 weeks at that pace. Do NOT think of this time investment as separate from your applications. This is time that you are focused on practical strategy building for your target schools. These 5 weeks will save you many months of time if you were to do it alone. You can just read a few peoples testimonials to realize the impact it has had on the time they have SAVED in their applications. 

This course is not easy, but if you are determined and work hard, you will succeed. 

*ATTENTION - IMPORTANT*

You do NOT need to complete this course in order and can feel free to jump around as you see fit. Here is a breakdown of the sections you will encounter:

1. Setup: This is where we give you some background on us and what the course is about

2. Building Your Masterplan: This is where you decide how to pace yourself and which application round is best for you

3-4. Past Reflection: This section is designed to help you mine your best stories that you will communicate across your application materials.

5-7. Future Vision & Why an MBA: These sections are designed to build confidence and clarity on your Career & MBA Motivations, crucial for your Career Goals Essay

8. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: This section gives you powerful clarity on what B-Schools are looking for in candidates so you can make sure to directly and indirectly communicate the right qualities in your application.

9-13. Gap Sections: These sections help you identify how to strengthen your profile and close your gaps along the key qualities B-Schools assess you against including: Academic Mastery, Career Growth & Momentum, Leadership Maturity, Ability to Contribute and your Overall Story.

Who this course is for:
  • Entrepreneurs or Corporate Employees planning on applying to an MBA now or in the future
  • College Students/Graduates who are considering applying to an MBA program now or in the future
Course content
Expand all 73 lectures 04:01:13
+ Setup for Success
5 lectures 12:44

*Attention - Important*

You do NOT need to complete this course in order and can feel free to jump around as you see fit. Here is a breakdown of the sections you will encounter:

1. Setup: This is where we give you some background on us and what the course is about

2. Building Your Masterplan: This is where you decide how to pace yourself and which application round is best for you

3-4. Past Reflection: This section is designed to help you mine your best stories that you will communicate across your application materials.

5-7. Future Vision & Why an MBA: These sections are designed to build confidence and clarity on your Career & MBA Motivations, crucial for your Career Goals Essay

8. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: This section gives you powerful clarity on what B-Schools are looking for in candidates so you can make sure to directly and indirectly communicate the right qualities in your application.

9-13. Gap Sections: These sections help you identify how to strengthen your profile and close your gaps along the key qualities B-Schools assess you against including: Academic Mastery, Career Growth & Momentum, Leadership Maturity, Ability to Contribute and your Overall Story.

Preview 03:27
Join the Club
00:45
Are we on the same page?
2 questions
+ Building your Master Plan
3 lectures 10:52
What does a typical application Timeline look like?
03:04
Which Round should I apply in?
02:23
Define your own Timeline - Introduction
05:25
Checkin: Building your Master Plan
1 question
+ Past Reflection - Achievements
8 lectures 33:16
Past Reflection Kickoff
02:57
Achievements Overview
02:51
Achievement Brainstorm - Career
05:58
Achievement Brainstorm - Community
04:30
Achievement Brainstorm - Extracurricular
05:00
Achievement Brainstorm - Personal
06:00
Achievement Brainstorm - Academic
04:00
Achievements - Summary
02:00
Checkin: Achievements
2 questions
+ Past Reflection - Experiences & Values
4 lectures 21:56
Experiences Brainstorm
17:55
Values Preparation
02:00
Past Reflection Summary
01:12
What is missing?
00:49
Checkin: Experiences & Values
3 questions
+ Future Vision - Love & Good At
6 lectures 32:33
Future Vision - Kickoff
02:47
The Man in the Arena
01:31
Ikigai: What you LOVE - Preparation
01:00
Ikigai: What you LOVE - Brainstorm
17:34
Ikigai: What you are GOOD AT - Preparation
01:04
Ikigai: What you are GOOD AT - Brainstorm
08:37
Checkin: What you Love & Are Good At
1 question
+ Future Vision - Paid For & World Needs
7 lectures 37:24
Ikigai: What you can get PAID FOR - Preparation
01:03
Ikigai: What you can get PAID FOR - Brainstorm Part 1
07:23
Ikigai: What you can get PAID FOR - Brainstorm Part 2
07:10
What the WORLD NEEDS - Preparation
00:49
What the WORLD NEEDS - Brainstorm
13:28
Future Vision - Summary
01:10
Pursuing Your Ikigai
06:21
Quiz 6: Checkin - What you can get PAID FOR & what the WORLD NEEDS
1 question
+ Present - Why an MBA?
4 lectures 14:08
How does your MBA fit in? - Preparation
01:00
How does your MBA fit in? - Brainstorm
07:17
Why an MBA & Career Goals Essay - Preparation
01:11
Why an MBA & Career Goals Essay - Guide
04:40
+ The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
6 lectures 11:00
The Good, the Bad & the Ugly Setup
00:39
Why do B-Schools Exist?
04:17
The 5 Criteria B-Schools look for
00:44
How to Benchmark you acceptance odds
01:46
How to manage a gap
00:44
Gap Resolution Worksheet Introduction
02:50
+ Academic Mastery
8 lectures 17:14
AM - GMAT or GRE?
02:08
AM - What GMAT score to aim for?
01:29
AM - Suggested GMAT preparation timeline
01:28
AM - GMAT Expected Preparation Investment
02:17
AM - Resolving Undergrad Accreditation Problems
02:39
AM - Cumulative GPA guidelines & how to fix probs
03:04
AM - Solving GPA problems in Specific Classes
02:25

Make sure to update your Gap Resolution Worksheet

AM - What TOEFL score to aim for & preparation tips
01:44
+ Career Growth & Momentum
7 lectures 15:48
Career Growth & Momentum - Kickoff
02:44
CG&M - Communicating Unknown Company or Military Experience
02:48
CG&M - Resolving a Lack of Management Experience
00:53
CG&M - Resolving a Misalignment in Career Objectives vs. Career Growth
01:43
CG&M - Resolving the Over-age Issue
03:24
CG&M - Guidelines for Choosing Recommenders
02:00

Make sure to update your Gap Resolution Worksheet for this section. 

CG&M - Resolving Frequent Job Switches
02:16