Get into the Top Business Schools + MBA Admissions Tips
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Get into the Top Business Schools + MBA Admissions Tips

Learn what top business school admissions are looking for. Get into a top school with an average (or below) GPA or GMAT.
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4.6 (201 ratings)
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Last updated 8/2017
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  • 31 mins on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Dramatically increase your chances of getting into the top business schools even if you have average grades and test scores.
  • Decide which business schools you should apply to. Please aim high as you will get in!
  • Write killer essays.
  • Get the top recommendation letters.
  • Ace the GMAT.
  • Improve your undergraduate GPA scores after you graduate.
  • Get a HUGE salary boost by attending the best business schools; you can get in! I am here to help.
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  • Nothing. All you need is an open mind and a very positive attitude as I think and know for a fact that anyone can get into any business school if they set their minds to it.....I have seen and helped many accomplish their dreams! : )

** ACCORDING TO BUSINESS INSIDER: "Haroun is one of the highest rated professors on Udemy, so you can expect to be in good hands through the course of your education." **

I interview MBA candidates for the admissions department of my alma mater, which is Columbia University MBA school. You don't need the best grades or test scores to get into the top business schools. I will teach you the secrets on how to get in. I received an MBA from Columbia University and I have helped all of my associates and interns over the years get into the top business schools, including many at Harvard Business School, Wharton, University of Chicago, Stanford, INSEAD, Columbia, NYU, Duke, UCLA and many more! You don't need to have above average test scores or a high GPA. In this course I will teach you only what you need to get in. I will be updating the course often. Thanks

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone that wants to go to a top business school regardless of your experience, test scores and GPA.
  • Anyone considering going to business school and why it doesn't make sense and can hurt your career if you go for the wrong reasons....learn more about this crucial topic.
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Curriculum For This Course
Introduction and Strategy Overview
3 Lectures 04:46

My employees and interns have all gotten into the top business schools of their choice - including many at Harvard Business School, Wharton, University of Chicago, Columbia, INSEAD, UCLA, Stanford etc and they did't have the best GPA or test scores.

Preview 00:54

What are the secrets to customizing your application in order to impress the MBA Admissions Committees?

Preview 01:29

An MBA can help or hurt your career. Learn why you should or should not go depending on your goals.

Preview 02:23
Before You Apply
4 Lectures 05:19

Why and how to select the school that works for you.

Preview 01:17

This is an investment but I promise it will pay off.

Preview 00:48

You need to make sure you work the appropriate number of years before applying (no more and no less) in order to increase you chances of acceptance.

Preview 01:57

You will be surprised where you can get into...let me help you!

Preview 01:17
Application Contents and Strategy
8 Lectures 17:58

You will need to spend at least 100 hours writing killer essays in order to get into the top business schools. It is not hard but it is a lot of work.

How to Write Amazing Essays

Follow my methodology and ace the test.

The Secret to Acing the GMAT...

Who should you ask and what should be in the recommendation letters?

Recommendation Letters Strategy

Keep your application 100% confidential for many reasons.

Crucial: Keep Your Application Strategy Confidential...Learn Why

It is crucial that you apply at the right time in order to materially increase your chances of acceptance.

What Month Should You Apply?

A great idea and a way to increase your chances of acceptance is via meetings with alumni from the top schools. Learn how to get these meetings.

How to Network and Meet Alumni from Top Business Schools

Meet with alumni...and ask them how they got in. Here is an extremely effective way to get these meetings.

Getting Meetings with MBA Alumni - I Will Teach You An Easy Way to Get Meetings

Every battle is won before it has been fought. Learn the secrets to acing the interview.

How to Ace the Interview

This quiz is a recap of some of the major topics covered in the course. Thanks!

Secrets of Getting Into the Top Business Schools
10 questions
After You Apply
2 Lectures 02:50

Strategies on increasing your chances of success if you get rejected.

What if You Don't Get In?

Next steps on how to get in.

Summary and Next Steps
Free Course + Bonus Lecture: Coupons/Discounts on Other Courses I Teach
2 Lectures 02:18

Free course on how to Teach on Udemy called "40 Tips on Making a Great Online Course (Save Time & Money)":

This free course will help you save time and money when creating your online courses. Learn from my mistakes. Creating an online course is easier than you think; in this course I will humbly teach you how to work smarter (not harder) by discussing 40 tips/best practices I have learned the hard way teaching online over the past 12 months.

Topics we will cover include:

  • Technology to use to make your online courses
  • What should you teach?
  • Structure of your courses
  • Delivery (how you present/teach)
  • Promoting your course
  • Customer/student communications (the customer is always right)
  • Legal issues (protect your intellectual property)
  • What to do if your course isn’t selling
  • The easiest way ever to write a book version of your course!
  • And much more...

I will be making an annual free course like this one every November that discusses solutions to problems I encountered during my year of creating courses so that you won't have the same issues that I have had (and therefore you can work smarter and not harder). 


Preview 00:49

Bonus Lecture: Coupons/Discounts on Other Courses I Teach
About the Instructor
Chris Haroun
4.4 Average rating
22,021 Reviews
174,684 Students
41 Courses
Award Winning MBA Professor, Venture Capitalist and Author.

** Chris teaches full-time on Udemy; he is the author of the #1 best selling business course on Udemy called "An Entire MBA in 1 Course," which has been purchased by more than 130,000 students in 11 languages in 196 countries.**  He has also published 31 other courses on Udemy.

** According to Business Insider  "Haroun is one of the highest rated professors on Udemy, so you can expect to be in good hands through the course of your education." **

Chris is also the author of the book "101 Crucial Lessons They Don't Teach You in Business School," which Business Insider wrote is "the most popular book of 2016 according to Business Insider readers." In 2015 Forbes called this book "1 of 6 books that all entrepreneurs must read right now."

Chris is also the founder and CEO of Haroun Education Ventures, which has 3 areas of focus: 

1: Online Business Education & Self Development Courses through his subsidiary Udemy publishing platform called "Complete Business Education," 

2: Education Charities and 

3: Edtech Venture Capital.

In addition he is an award winning business school professor, MBA graduate from Columbia University and former Goldman Sachs employee. He has raised/managed over $1bn in his career.

Chris is passionate about educational charities and he is on the board of directors of several tech companies and ‘The Lemo Foundation’, which offers scholarships and mentoring to East Palo Alto students where the high school graduation rate is only 40%. He is also on the board of Providing Opportunities for Women (P.O.W.) which was founded by a few of his business school students. 

He also has work experience at hedge fund giant Citadel, consulting firm Accenture & several firms that he has started, including an investment firm that had a venture capital investment in Facebook several years before the Facebook IPO.

He is a frequent lecturer at several Bay Area business schools including Berkeley, Stanford, The Hult International School of Business and San Francisco State University. Chris also has an undergraduate degree with a major in Management Information Systems and International Business from McGill University where he is a McGill University Dobson Fellow (awarded for his work mentoring McGill students with venture capital start up business models).

Chris has written numerous articles and has been interviewed or profiled in Forbes, Business Insider, Entrepreneur Magazine, VentureBeat, Wired Magazine, AlleyWatch and several television, podcast and radio interviews, including one with Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) which is Hong Kong's oldest and sole public service broadcaster. He has his own entrepreneurship column in Inc. magazine.

Chris Haroun's goals are:

1: Access: To help make education accessible and affordable to every person in every country (and without firewalls) by investing in disruptive edTech companies through his company (Haroun Education Ventures).

2: Give: If you work for a charity, Chris is more than happy to give you his online business and self development courses for free to every employee at every charity in the world; simply send him a LinkedIn message and he will send you coupons for his courses at 100% off. Please include your ".org" charity email address in the LinkedIn message (for example,

3: Edutainment: His passion is to "make business education impactful and entertaining with no boring theory; edutainment works!"

Chris is very passionate about education, education related charities and edTech start-ups/companies as he believes that all problems in the world can be solved via education; please see his recent TEDx Talk on this topic. He lives in Hillsborough, California with his wife Christine and 3 sons who are also passionate about baseball…especially the Toronto Blue Jays! : ) 

Complete Business Education with Chris Haroun
4.4 Average rating
22,021 Reviews
174,684 Students
41 Courses
Publisher of Business and Professional Development Training

Complete Business Education (CBE) with Chris Haroun provides engaging and high quality business and professional development courses for individuals looking to sharpen their business skills and accelerate their careers.  

CBE courses on Udemy have over 130,000 students in 196 countries, including 11 language versions of the highest selling business course on Udemy, called An Entire MBA in 1 Course. 

CBE brings you courses that are affordable, current, entertaining and based on practical work experience instead of theory so that you can immediately apply the concepts taught and take your career to the next level.