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How to Get into Business School: 5 Tips from Graduate Admissions Experts

By Lisa Beauchene-Lawson, Manager of Admissions and Enrollment, Graduate Programs Office

At the Anderson School of Management, our goal is to provide opportunity and access to prospective students who align with the four pillars that drive our academic programming:

  • Global and Border Trade
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Technology Innovation
  • Financial Literacy

As demand continues for specialized skills and business skills that translate across industries, you may be ready to consider how to get started. So, where do you begin with admissions at the Anderson School? First, check out the graduate application requirements and deadlines for each of our MBA or specialized master’s degree programs, then consider these tips.

Select the Right Entrance Exam

If you're not sure whether to take the GMAT or the GRE, do your research on the differences between these tests. The GMAT and GRE do have their differences! At Anderson we don't have a preference, so we encourage you to select the test that will display your skills best. Check out this side-by-side comparison.

Ensure that You Align with Student Profiles

If you value diversity, you may be a perfect fit our programs. Check out the class profiles for each program or check out the snapshot of all our programs.

Highlight Your Skills from a 30,000-foot View

Anderson's admissions team will evaluate your previous experience, looking for diverse perspectives to foster collaboration and creativity in our MBA or specialized master’s program classes.

Display your leadership and problem-solving skills

Whether you’re a new graduate or an experienced professional, your skills and talents are unique and valuable. They all contribute to the diversity of thought that students bring to our graduate programs.

Dive into your personal motivations

You may be considering starting your own business. Or maybe you're looking to move up within the career you already have. Whatever your individual goals are, focus on your "Why" and describe your journey to pursuing an Anderson MBA or specialized master's program.

If you're ready to move forward, check out our upcoming events for a deeper dive into the Anderson School.

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