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Get admitted with high-quality self-guided MBA application guide. Includes successful essays, resume, interview Q&A
4.6 (8 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
43 students enrolled
Created by Ms Yvette Romero
Last updated 1/2017
English
Price: $80
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • 14 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • Successfully apply to a top MBA program (or college/HS students prepare to apply) by following a detailed framework that combines guidance used successfully by applicants admitted to Stanford, HBS, Wharton, Kellogg, Booth, Tuck, London Business School, INSEAD, MIT, Tepper, Kelley, CBS among other top 20 MBA programs
  • Get organized with a timeline and tracking tools provided
  • Master school selection and fit by understanding how to align personal growth and career goals with strengths at each MBA program
  • Create essays, applications and a resume that present your most relevant experience, articulates goals, and tells your personal story in a way that compels admissions officers
  • International students, show unique aspects of your experience and strike the right tone US admissions officers seek
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Requirements
  • No prior knowledge of the MBA application process is needed. Understand what it takes to apply to any full-time, part-time or Executive MBA program in the US or Europe, but particularly well prepared to apply to the top 20 MBA programs
  • English language fluency required. The self-paced format can be especially helpful if English is not your primary language
Description

Congratulations on advancing your career with one of the most versatile and powerful degrees held by leaders around the world. Next challenge is getting admitted to your dream MBA program!  

I am a Harvard Business School alum, Tech Entrepreneur turned Career Development Coach and MBA admissions coach with vast experience working with leaders across industries and the world. Attending HBS was transformational for me and I want others to have the same opportunity to advance their educational goals. Since 2009 I have successfully coached candidates applying to Stanford, HBS, Wharton, Kellogg, Booth, Tuck, London Business School among other of the top 20 programs. 

There are a lot of MBA videos and MBA books with "Tips", these are not tips, this is a comprehensive virtual MBA consulting experience. In this course I lay out a blueprint to the MBA Process to successfully apply to any full-time, part-time or Executive MBA program in the US or Europe, with emphasis on the top 20 MBA programs.  

Each candidate is unique, thats what makes the MBA class so wonderful, capturing the source and traits that make up each unique profile through relevant stories will help you deliver a successful application. The proven framework delivered in this course empowers candidates to embrace those personal and professional qualities through step-by-step guidance and examples. 

This is a challenging and increasingly competitive process, use this course as your main guide to help you build your support network and get accepted.

Let’s make it happen!

Who is the target audience?
  • There are two types of MBA candidates who will benefit from this course: Self-guided applicants who follow the guidance to apply successfully, and Hybrid-learners who will use this guide as their primary source with complementary resources. Your time and invested resources are extremely important, this course maximizes on the return
  • Great for applicants from a variety of backgrounds including: finance, engineering, policy, consulting, tech, entrepreneurship, media, CPG, retail, government, military, healthcare, nonprofit, education or other non traditional
  • Great for dual applicants, Policy MBA/MPP or law JD/MBA
  • GMAT/GRE score guidance to target schools you can realistically be admitted to
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Curriculum For This Course
25 Lectures
04:30:28
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Introduction
3 Lectures 08:59

Still not sold? Wondering what is included in this course or how it can help you? Watch an overview of the framework and each of the 6 components including creating Your Plan, Essays, Resume, Application, Recommendation and Interview. Complementary resources and extracting the highest ROI from this course.

Preview 04:59


Quick guidance on how to use this course if you are a college senior applying without any work experience to a full time MBA or the HBS 2+2 program. Only for for applicants with no work experience.

Preview 03:49
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MBA Program Selection & Planning
8 Lectures 33:00
  • We discuss how to select programs in a way that matches your core strengths to what each program is seeking, in other words how to make fit a strategic advantage to gain admission
  • If you already know which programs you are applying to, watch this section to learn how to articulate fit within your essays
  • Download and print slides to take notes and reference as we go (download available in next lecture for paid students)
  • By the end of the section you will complete: Fit as a strategy template (Lecture 5), Probability of admissions analysis (Lecture 6), MBA program tracker with Timeline and essay question list (Lecture 8), Prepare questions for Admissions/Alumni (Lecture 9)
Preview 01:16

  • MBA Rankings is the first resource we consider in selecting programs because data from admissions officers, alumni and top employers are compiled for the best 100 programs
  • Learn about which rankings make sense for you depending on your focus: industry, geography, part time, executive weekend/evening MBA
  • If you already know which programs you are applying to, watch this section to gather additional information on the programs you selected
MBA Rankings as a resource to understand your options
03:00

  • In the context of the MBA application, fit means articulating how your strengths will allow you to contribute to to the class and do well in the challenging MBA curriculum. Identifying true fit can be a strategy that leads to higher probability of admission.
  • Fit also emcompases diversity, identify how you bring diversity to the incoming class. The top MBA programs focus on this as a source of value because they know diverse viewpoints increases learning and breath of future leaders
  • If you already know which programs you are applying to, watch this section to learn how to articulate fit within your essays
  • By the end of the lecture you will complete: Fit as a strategy template
Admissions Strategy
08:58

  • We discuss limiting profile factors that help ground your choices.
  • The average applicant to the full time top 30 MBAs in the US is 27 years old with 4yrs professional experience at matriculation, 3.5 GPA, & 700 GMAT (70+ percentile in Quant), we will discuss how to select a set of programs that increase your chances of admissions
  • If you already know which programs you are applying to, watch this section to learn where you stand in terms of admissions probability - you may decide to shift your choices
  • By the end of the lecture you will complete: Probability of admissions analysis
Requirements for top 3, elite 8, other top MBAs, & others
06:55

  • Now that you are excited about multiple MBA programs, choose the ideal number of applications to maximize probability of admission...hint it’s 4-5
Selecting the Ideal Number of Applications
02:21

  • Practical way to think about application timing. We discuss sample timelines that have worked for many successful candidates applying to Round 1 and Round 2 starting early in March or later in the application season. 
  • By the end of the lecture you will complete: MBA School Tracker + Planning Guide
Timeline- Applying Round 1/ED, Round 2 and the Round 3 black hole
07:06

  • You can build a relationship that tells admissions officers you are choosing them as much as they are choosing you.
  • We discuss how to approach campus visits, admissions events, and conversations with alumni, that shows your interest and fit
  • By the end of the lecture you will complete: Prepare questions for Admissions/Alumn
Building a relationship with Admissions and Alumni
03:12

Help us develop materials that touch on the schools you are applying to this or in the future. 

Feedback: Which MBA Programs are you applying to?
00:12
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Your Story & Essays
8 Lectures 01:36:35
  • 1 minute on how to approach this super valuable section. Conceptualize what you will write before putting pen to paper
  • Download and print slides to take notes and reference as we go (download available in next lecture for paid students)
  • By the end of this section you will complete: Chronology of your life (Lecture 11), Why MBA skills mapping (Lecture 12), Career Essay Skeleton (lecture 14), Technical writing guidance (Lecture 15), Behavioral Essay Skeleton (lecture 16), Optional Essay Skeleton (lecture 17)
Preview 01:26

  • Conceptualize your story before you begin to write.
  • Develop tangible outputs including a clear statement that describes Your goals, and key personal, academic and professional experiences that connect the dots around that statement
  • Understand what makes for relevant content through example of previous essays that highlight key qualities including: Habit of Leadership, Analytical Ability, Intellectual Curiosity, Goal Impact, Community Engagement, Candidates who Stand out Amongst their Peers, Diversity and Integrity
  • There is no “perfect” profile admissions is looking for, this is a unicorn theory, The powerful takeaway of this lecture is how to sell the best possible version of your story
Your Story
26:10

  • Discussion of what makes for a compelling answer for one of the most important questions. Why an MBA?” Why Now? Why that particular program?
  • Build this components on top of the core story you developed in the previous lecture
Your Story - Why MBA X?
04:43

  • Delivering a concise message that is memorable requires you to connect the dots for admissions, this means delivering a one word that describes your core message: what you bring to the MBA.

  • Builds this component on top of the core story and Why MBA you developed in the previous lecture.
Your Story - Connecting with a Theme
03:29

  • Develop an essay skeleton for the career, leadership and Why MBA essays
  • Apply structure to the stories you have conceptualized in the previous Your Story lecture
Let’s Write Essays! - Career Essay
38:18

  • Writing tips that will guide you in delivering memorable and concise language on your essays and any business writing.

  • There skills you learn here will help you in gaining admissions, writing MBA exams and beyond
Technical Writing Guide
11:57

This is a straightforward mini-lesson that outlines recommendations on whether and how an Optional essay could help your profile. 

Let’s Write Essays! Optional essay
09:26

Blogs, podcasts and newsletter to help you stay engaged with industry and other MBA admissions resources. I only list items I myself use and listen to on a regular basis. 

Treasure of Resources (industry/MBA)
01:05
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Managing Recommendations
1 Lecture 17:21
  • Admissions officers look for a habit of building a strong network of mentors throughout your career. They know that to succeed in business you need to value and cultivate relationships. Recommendations are a way to test for this.
  • Plan years ahead by knowing what will be expecte
Getting the most out of your recommendations
17:21
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Perfect MBA Resume
4 Lectures 15:51

Advanced resume writing guidance for people with professional resumes that need to adapt it for the MBA application. This section focuses on professional experience section. 

MBA Resume Professional Section
09:46

This section focuses on academic experience section. 

MBA Resume Education Section
01:42

This section focuses on Other/Additional experience section. 

MBA Resume - Other Section
00:40

Bad format makes it painful and time consuming to read a resume that is not aligned, inconsistent or cluttered. I cover how to avoid this.

MBA Resume Fomatting
03:43
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Online MBA Application
1 Lecture 08:55

The MBA online application is the guiding ship for your application review. It’s a snapshot of your profile that admissions officers use to get a holistic view of your profile.

Guide to planning and concisely answering app questions
08:55
About the Instructor
Ms Yvette Romero
4.6 Average rating
8 Reviews
43 Students
1 Course
HBS MBA |MBA Consultant | Tech Entrepreneur

I love to help people craft their stories and find their own unique leadership voice. Since 2009 I have successfully helped candidates gain admission to GSB, HBS, Wharton, Kellogg, Booth, Tuck, London Business School, INSEAD, among other top 20 programs (Kelley, Tepper, McCombs). My approach is direct, frank and a reflection of my vast experience working with leaders across industries and the world. I work with candidates from a variety of industries including finance, engineering, policy, consulting, tech, entrepreneurship, media, CPG, retail, government, military, healthcare, nonprofit, education or other non traditional. 

Why am I sharing my expertise via online courses on Udemy? Attending HBS was transformational for me, and I want to help other committed, talented leaders to also change their lives. My goal is to help people from different social economic background in all corners of the US and the world have access to top quality information providing an equal and fair chance at advancing their educational goals.

Just like every leader is a little different, each MBA applicant is a little different. I help find your voice and teach how to sell it.

Let's make it Happen!