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THE
MBA
M A S T E R O F B U S I N E S S A D M I N I
S T R A T I O N
SAGA
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Part Time !!
Full Time !!
Which MBA to Choose ?
Executive !!
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How to begin the research for the right B-School ?
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Various parameters which one has to consider
before zeroing on the right B-School
  • Research about the
  • Institutions in terms of
  • Course content
  • faculty and industry interface
  • Return on Investment
  • Infrastructure,PDPs
  • Rankings etc

Equilibrium between your area of interest and
capabilities strengths
SIDE-A
SIDE-B
Two sides of the same coin
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COMPONENTS OF BUSINESS SCHOOL APPLICATION
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APPLICATION PROCESS
Who evaluates the Application ?
PART TIME READERS
FULL TIME ADMISSION STAFFS
PROFESSORS OR ALUMNI
STEP
BY
First Read of all application components
STEP
P R O C E S S
Second Read of all application components
Get ready for College Interview
Final Read of all application components
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How do you push for your selection ?
You Can Showcase
YOUR
GPA
Class Ranking / University Ranking
Scholarships earned
Brand Image of Current Institution
Academic Awards
Strong GMAT score
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FACTORS THAT DETERMINE YOUR CHANCES OF ADMISSION
The GPA Angle
GMAT
Professional Experience
Community Profile
Personal Profile
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Time Management Skills - What and How to manage
time ?
Gathering information
Completing Admission Forms
Deciding your career goals
Official Transcripts
Selecting a Recommender
Crafting a resume
Interview Preparations
Preparing for GMAT
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College Admission Process ROUND - 1
april
February
January
march
  • Start gathering the information.
  • Start preparation of GMAT.
  • Gather all the information.
  • Continue preparation of GMAT.

July
may
June
august
  • Work on writing essays.
  • Application forms are out. fill them properly.
  • Work on writing essays.
  • Start taking the standardized tests.
  • Continue preparation of GMAT.

september
october
november
december
  • Work on writing essays.
  • Application forms are out. fill them properly.
  • Submit the application forms and start preparing
    for the interviews.
  • Submit the application forms and start preparing
    for the interviews.
  • If all the above have been followed well,
    expect an acceptance letter.

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College Admission Process ROUND - 2
april
February
January
march
  • Fill and submit your application.
  • Round 2 Results Declared.
  • Fill and submit your application.

2017
2017
2017
2017
What if You are applying in Round-2 ? (refer to
the calendar)
July
may
June
august
  • Start preparation of GMAT.
  • Continue preparation of GMAT.

2016
2016
september
october
november
december
  • Write Essays.
  • Appear Standardized Tests.
  • Get Letter of Recommendation written.
  • Write Essays.
  • Appear Standardized Tests.
  • Get Letter of Recommendation written.
  • Start Writing Essays.
  • Continue preparation of GMAT.

2016
2016
2016
2016
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The Concept of BRAINSTORMING
Brainstorming is a process that helps you to
generate creative ideas, that form a solution to
a specific problem.
Remember - To make an impact, your justification
should be complete, and must sound authentic.
Ask Yourself
How can I stand out of the crowd of Applicants?
What do I write to draw their attention?
How to Brainstorm?
Brainstorming relies on in- depth thinking. So,
your creativity will help you to conceive better
ideas, and allow you to think from every
perspective.
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HOW TO WRITE THE MOST EFFECTIVE APPLICATION
ESSAYS?
While writing an essay, you must ensure that it
should be written in a proper sequence. You can
summarize your essay, by breaking it into parts
or paragraphs. You must jot down the key points,
before writing down the entire story.
What to write in essays - paragraph wise ?
  • In the first paragraph
  • You should give a convincing introduction to the
    challenges faced by the team.
  • In the second paragraph
  • You can mention, the preventive actions taken by
    you.
  • In the third paragraph
  • You can talk about the motivational actions taken
    to resolve these problems.
  • In the fourth paragraph
  • You can talk about the results- whether they were
    fruitful or they backfired.
  • In the fifth paragraph
  • You can mention the takeaways, or the outcome
    of your efforts.

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RULES
ESSAY WRITING
  1. Writing Narratively.

B. Use of the First Person
C. Keep It Simple.
D. Embrace The Conflict.
The sole motive of writing an essay, is to answer
the questions asked by the business school. They
dont really care about the vocabulary, or your
knowledge of literature
Respecting the word count, and sticking to the
word limit is a must. You should not cross the
word count, because it will carry a negative
impression.
Remember to Highlight
  • Your career highlights, professional
    achievements, awards, recognitions, etc.
  • You need to jot down each and every aspect, that
    you feel, will play an important role in
    strengthening your candidacy.
  •  

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What happens when you dont follow the rule?
Suppose If you end up 20 beyond the word limit.
In case, you are 20 percent beyond the word
limit, the admission officers feel that, you are
arrogant and overconfident.
If, you are 50 percent under the limit, it will
suggest, either you didnt read the instructions,
or you are not as interested
Deviating from the topic will exhibit your lack
of focus, as well as interest
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Essay Writing Styles- What to avoid ?
a) You should avoid using Quotes.
b) Useless Dialogue
c) Avoid repetition
d) Passive voice
e) Difficult language
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THE OPTIONAL ESSAY
How would you know, if you would require an
optional essay?
According to The Columbia Business School, An
optional fourth essay, will allow you to discuss
any issues, that do not fall within the purview
of the required essays.
As per the Business schools- If you feel, there
are circumstances of which the Admissions
Committee should be aware, please explain them,
in an optional essay.  
When should you write an optional essay?
You can write an optional essay for unexplained
gaps in work, choice of recommenders,
inconsistent, or questionable academic
performance, or any significant weakness in your
application.
Optional essays give you a second chance, but
writing your optional essays, will require a
certain set of skills, because you are trying to
convince the admissions officers, by giving
reasons for a negative situation, or a weakness
in your profile.
Need help with Essays Contact Collmission
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How to Craft a successful, and compelling
optional essay?
1.Take responsibility for your actions
Taking responsibility for your actions means, you
are more mature, and you understand your mistakes
2.Write to the point.
You should avoid writing unnecessary statements,
and must respect the word count, because by
submitting an optional essay, you are asking the
admission officer to do extra work.
3.Demonstrate the Change.
You need to take responsibility for your academic
shortcomings, or the negative circumstances, and
then provide evidence of your desire to change.
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E
RECOMM
NDATION
L
TTER
Importance
They are the only external source of information,
that the admission committee receives. They can
greatly influence, the impression of a candidate.
Can you write your own recommendation letter?
No, because it is not only ethically wrong, but
also strategically negative.
  Who should write your letters?
You can ask a person, who knows you well, and can
write a personal and knowledgeable letter, that
discusses your Talents, accomplishments,
personality, and potential.
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How do you choose your recommender?
Find out !!
1. Have they written letters for anyone else?
2. Are they generous with their time?
  3. Do you believe that, they will devote the
effort, and time necessary to write a letter?
4. Are they typically good at meeting deadlines?

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RESUME FOR MBA APPLICATION?
What is a Resume? A resume is a document, that
provides a summary, of your attributes, skills,
career accomplishments etc.
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Things to consider while writing a resume
Things you must avoid in resume writing.
  •  
  • Drop the mission statement.
  • Keep it short, and manage your space.
  • Maintain a consistent format.
  • Use the bullets.
  •  
  • Do not include your address.
  • Avoid listing basic computer skills.
  • Avoid Overcrowding.
  • Long Sentences.
  • Too many acronyms in a resume.

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Common Admission Myths
  • GMAT can be appeared only once in a life time.
  • If colleges come to know that I have taken GMAT
    multiple times, they might question my
    capabilities.
  • I cannot appear the GMAT test anywhere else apart
    from my own country.
  • If I ask for financial aid, it shall hurt my
    chances. 
  •  
  • The Interviews dont count for much in the
    admission process
  • The Admission officers will never check my
    Facebook page.

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INTERVIEW
B-SCHOOL ADMISSION
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Why do Schools Interview?.
1.The admission officers, want to test your
communication skills.
2.Information exchange.
3.Marketing tool
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  • THE SCHOOL INTERVIEW PROCESS

Fill the Application forms properly
Send the Application forms to schools
Application forms sent to school
Three possible outcomes

Waitlisted
Rejected
Shortlisted
Waitlisted
Appear the Interview
Good chance of a call - subject to vacancy
Rejected
Selected
Get Acceptance Letter
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TYPES OF INTERVIEW
During the blind interview, the interviewer has
no idea about the candidate, as he or she has not
gone through the application.
During this interview, the interviewer has
already read your application, and he or she has
a brief idea about you.
During this interview, the admission officers
may or may not read your application, but they
will look into your past behavior, and determine
your future behavior.
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BASICS OF INTERVIEW
Points to be earmarked - Before the Interview
  • Make sure that you have received a copy of their
    interview call letter.
  • Research about the college by checking out its
    website, brochure and if possible with some
    professors.
  • Make sure you do make notes about why you want to
    attend a particular institution.
  • Make yourself acquainted with common interview
    questions and do a bit of practice.
  • Gather all relevant documents you might need.

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BASICS OF INTERVIEW
Points to be earmarked - After the Interview
  • Once you get back, make notes about the
    interview, both positives and negatives
  • Store any business cards with contact
    information that the interviewer and other
    admission staff offer.
  • Send a thank-you note to the interviewer.

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Top Questions asked in interview
The questions have been selected based on real
time experiences of current students and Alumni
of Top 50 Schools associated with us.
1. Tell us about yourself/Give us your
introduction.
.
.
  2. Why do you want to join our college?
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Top Questions asked in interviewcontd
3. Who is your ideal person/has influenced you in
life the most?
4. What do you want to take as specialization/Majo
r? Why do you want to take it?
FINANCE
HUMAN RESOURCES
MARKETING
OPERATIONS
FINANCE
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Top Questions asked in interviewcontd
5.When Asked, WHY NOW?
6.Tell us about an obstacle/hurdle/challenge that
you have faced in life and how did you overcome
it?
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Top Questions asked in interviewcontd
7. Where do you see yourself, 10 years from now
onwards?
8. Do you believe that your certificates/Grade
sheets reveal your true potential and ability?
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Top Questions asked in interviewcontd
E
N
A
H
G
C
9. If you could change one thing in your school
life what it would be?
10. What can you contribute to our college campus
and community?
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Top Questions asked in interviewcontd
  11. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
12. What is your favorite book?
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Top Questions asked in interviewcontd
13.What do you want to do after you graduate from
our college?
14. If I give you 500 dollars, what are you going
to do with it?
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Top Questions asked in interviewcontd
15. What is your opinion on Immigration policy
of US?
16.What makes you think that you can successfully
complete the program?
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Students Universal Dilemma Preparation for
interview
General Observations
  • If you can get an idea on who is going to take
    the interview, get it
  • Get an excellent resume
  • Practice mock interviews
  • Think about the possible questions and their
    expected answers
  • Use School Website
  • Arrive at least 15 mins early
  • Always do back ground research of the institution
  • Make sure to use proper grammar

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Interview Dressing Etiquettes
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During the Interview
  • Be at the right place
  • Turn off your cell phone
  • Knock on the door
  • Correct posture and positive body language
  • Always be polite and well mannered
  • Try to stress on your achievements
  • Keep your emotions in check
  • Do ask intelligent questions
  • At the end thank them for the opportunity

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Interacting with The Schools
Plan for the Campus Visit - Key points to consider
  • You need to hang out in common places like
    canteen, cafe, etc.
  • You can talk to the alumni, as they are the
    former students
  • You must demonstrate a professional approach, by
    arriving on time.
  • You need to dress professionally

Things to Avoid
  • Dont participate in the class
  • Avoid Silly Questions
  • Avoid the second meeting

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WAIT-LIST MANAGEMENT
What does it mean to be a waitlisted applicant?
  • You are a worthy competitive applicant
  • There is some weakness in your profile
  • There is a good chance of your selection

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FINAL DECISION
Before making the final decision on your admission
  • You need to consider the place where you want to
    live.
  • We recommend you, to do a detailed research about
    the environment, culture, and the atmosphere of
    your target school.
  • You need to consider the place, where you want
    to work after school.
  • You need to do a detailed research on the
    rankings, facilities, recognitions, etc

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What if you are rejected?
COLLMISSION Believes That
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An open letter to all aspirants
Dear Aspirant, You need to understand that
neither Rome was not built in a day nor America
was. Sometimes, even after all your hard work,
you may end up on the losing side and not get
what you deserved and wanted so badly. But having
said so quitting was never an option and this
statement holds even more true when you are at
the threshold of making a crucial decision of
your career which would change your life 360
degree. If you do not crack it in your first
attempt, the earth is not going to face an
apocalypse. So instead of holding yourself
responsible, take charge of things that are in
your control and let your future take its shape
accordingly. Remember that you are special - in
every way and in true sense. There is no body
like you and we at COLLMISSION sincerely believe
the same. So the bottom-line is Never give up
!!. If you think us that we are worthy of
supporting you in your mission , do call us once.
We would be happy to hear from you. And remember
Some good things are always free at
COLLMISSION All the Best!!! Sincerely
Yours, COLLMISSION- Your College Admission
Advisor  
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