Thank you for your interest in MBA Prep. The application for MBA Prep Class of 2014, designed for individuals who wish to enter business school in the fall of 2014, is now closed. The application for individuals who wish to enter business school in Fall 2015 will open July 2013.
MBA Prep is open to individuals who identify as being African American, Hispanic and/or Native American and have United States citizenship.
Under-Represented Minorities: All applicants must identify as African American/Black, Latino/Hispanic, and/or Native Americans.
Achievement: To be considered, applicants must have solid academic standing and a bachelor's degree. Those with a strong undergraduate GPA are encouraged to apply. Applicants must also have demonstrated leadership ability and motivation in their extracurricular activities.
Work Experience: Applicants with at least one year post-undergraduate work experience are preferred.
Commitment: Applicants must be willing to commit significant time and energy to the program, which will last about a year. This includes several hours a week and a few short trips to regional events during weekends.
US Citizenship: MBA Prep is open to US Citizens and Permanent Residents.
The Selection Process
Due to limited resources and the demanding requirements of our program, admittance to the MBA Prep program is selective. The selection committee will review applications and may also follow up with a telephone interview to determine which applicants best meet the admission criteria. Admissions decisions are typically released within 3 months of the application deadline.
Please review the following checklist carefully before proceeding with the online application. All application materials must be submitted online. Please do not send materials via mail as mailed application materials will not be processed.
- Completed Application Form: We accept application forms online only; applications submitted via mail will not be reviewed.
- Completed Essays (listed below): Write and edit essay responses in a single MS Word document before uploading it to the application.
Please provide responses to all four of the following questions, providing specific examples and anecdotes to support your essays whenever possible.
- Question #1: What are your post-MBA short and long term career goals and how will an MBA help you achieve them? What research have you done to determine that the MBA is the next step for you? Be sure to address how MBA Prep fits in to your plan. (450 words max)
- Question #2: Tell us about a time that you received constructive feedback in a professional setting. What action did you take to incorporate this information into your performance in order to achieve the desired result? (300 words max)
- Question #3: Describe your most significant leadership experience to date, and discuss what leadership areas you hope to develop. (300 words max)
- Question #4: MBA Prep requires a significant commitment of time and energy. Successful participants engage in the process and understand the time commitment required. What will be your biggest challenge in meeting the requirements during the program? Is there anything that may affect your performance during the program (e.g. planning a wedding, work schedule, travel plans, time commitments to other activities)? (100 words max)
Question #5 (Optional) If there are extenuating circumstances you'd like to address, including gaps in work history or low GPA, please let us know. If you are reapplying to the program, you should also use this as an opportunity to discuss your growth as a candidate since you last applied. (100 words max)
- Current Professional Resume: Maximum length two pages.
- Recommendation: Please see below.
- Application Processing Fee: The non-refundable application fee of $95 is paid by credit card with the submission of the online application. Mailed checks are not accepted.
- One (1) Unofficial Transcript for each college or university attended. (NOTE: Applicants are required to submit an official transcript upon acceptance into the program, but not at the time of application). Do not submit transcripts from non-degree programs, professional development programs, certificate programs, language programs, or workshops. Transcripts are available from the Registrar's Office at undergraduate institutions. Please scan and upload them to the application.
- Copy of GMAT score report: All applicants are required to submit a copy of their GMAT score results, whether practice or official, with their applications. All official test scores must be dated after Jan 1, 2009 to be considered valid; older test scores may not be accepted. If you have not yet taken an official exam, you may apply with a practice score by taking a test online and providing a screen shot of the exam with your application. Practice test scores should be from within the last three months Companies such as Princeton Review and Kaplan Test Prep offer free practice tests through their websites. Applicants accepted to the program must take the Official exam and submit a score of 500 or higher by February 1st in order to begin the program.
- Copy of U.S. Permanent Resident Card (if applicable)
These documents must be uploaded to your application in a PDF or MS Word format. Please name the documents in the following style: Last Name_First Name_GMAT_TEST DATE.doc.
MLT's system is unable to process scanned documents that are not in PDF or MS Word format. If you do not currently have the technology to convert scanned documents into PDF, there are a number of free PDF converter programs online including Primo PDF, Cute PDF, PDF955.
All candidates must obtain submit a recommendation in support of their MBA Prep application. While obtaining a recommendation from a current employer is ideal, MLT understands that it may not be feasible to make such a request. Other appropriate recommenders include former employers, college professors, and community leaders. The individual writing the letter should address the candidate's work ethic, leadership potential, ambition and extra efforts, effectiveness working in teams, and ability to act on constructive feedback. The recommendation is submitted through the online application system.
How to Submit the Recommendation:
Online submission of your recommendation is required. When completing the online application, candidates will be prompted to enter the recommender's information, including e-mail. The system will generate an e-mail to your recommender with details on how to complete the recommendation.
An application is not considered complete until the recommender submits his or her letter.
To complete the online application all applicants are required to submit a current practice or official GMAT score. Applicants who plan to include a practice GMAT exam offered through an online service or by an organization such as Princeton Review should submit a screen shot of the practice test score.
Please note that all applicants accepted to MBA Prep 2014 must submit an official score of 500 or higher by February 1, 2013. Information on the GMAT, including practice tests, can be found at www.mba.com, which is maintained by the Graduate Management Admissions Council.