Having taken the GMAT, you know you'll have to make decisions with incomplete, and often imperfect, information. The same holds true when selecting a full-time MBA program. You're not going to know everything until you jump in, but to aid your decision, here are four questions to consider during your visits.
What is the quality of the faculty?
Top business schools will naturally be the home to top faculty. Before visiting, research the instructors who will transform you into a business leader. Do the top faculty teach MBAs? More importantly, do you get the sense they enjoy teaching MBAs?
While visiting, talk with the professors and see if they're just as excited to be there as you are. You want to find a program where the professors are willing and driven to invest in your success, like John Hill, Clinical Assistant Professor of Operations and Decision Technology at Kelley, who happily dedicated his time to help a business analytics major in the Consumer Marketing Academy nail a supply chain internship offer.
|Dr. Kuratko - aka "Dr. K"- has an infectious passion for|
entrepreneurship. Find out if your MBA program gives you access
to excited and inspiring professors during your visits.
You know yourself best, and finding an MBA program where you feel accepted and comfortable is most important to your success. For example, I knew I didn't fit the mold of a traditional business student. They all seemed outgoing, charismatic, and super confident. But when I first met Jonlee Andrews, Clinical Professor of Marketing, at an event in Indianapolis, she saw my insecurity struggles right away and said she'd help remove any barriers between me and my goals. I realized right away that Kelley isn't going to ask me to change who I am, but would embrace and enhance my strengths through coaching and development.