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Online Resources to Use For Your MBA Application

By Niamh Ollerton

Updated May 21, 2020 Updated May 21, 2020

You’ve made the decision to expand your horizons and go to business school to earn your MBA. Making the choice to go back to school is a huge first step in working towards your future career success.

Deciding on the business school that will be the best fit for you and your needs is the next step, and then comes the dreaded application process. It’s a necessary evil of course, but that doesn’t make the process any easier.

TopMBA wants to help you make the best MBA application possible, so we’ve compiled some of our favorite online resources to help you along the way.

Let’s take a look.

Test prep

Getting yourself prepared for your GMAT/GRE is important. You need to know that you’ll be prepared for both the quantitative and qualitative elements of the exam to boost your chances of securing a spot at your dream school.

Think of QS Leap as your one-stop solution for test-prep, admission counselling, and application evaluation that is completely free for you to use.

The test-prep and admission counselling service uses a scientific approach to give you a personalized prepping experience that will help you learn in a way that suits you, and help you to score better on your exams. It’s a no brainer, right?

You could also go straight to the source, utilize London Business School’s online prep resources, or even check out some tutors.

And if you’d like to see why you should always prepare for the GMAT

For more tips on test prep, check out this article.


There’s a lot to be said about rankings in the business school application process, as they can help you determine the best school and program for your particular MBA journey.

As well as looking at the overall results, remember to also break down the results by indicator to get a more tailored perspective on the top business schools.

The QS World University Rankings: Global MBA Rankings 2020 features over 200 of the world’s top business schools. There are other QS rankings available too, while it’s worth considering how our results compare with rankings published elsewhere.

Find out how rankings work here.

MBA guides

It can be difficult to cut through all the noise when deciding on the best business school for you – that’s why a comprehensive MBA Guide is a good place to start.

This guide will:

  • Give you tips on preparing for the GMAT/GRE
  • Help you decide which school would be the best fitfor you
  • Take a look at the MBA application timeline
  • Give you advice on finding scholarships


In the online space, webinars are a great way to get in touch with academics, professors, alumni and students virtually.

One such webinar focuses on what MBA admissions directors are looking for – held by Chris Storer, a former executive director for recruitment and admissions at George Washington University.

You’ll discover the benefits of getting an MBA; what admissions directors look for when reviewing applications; tips on standing out when applying for your degree.

Or you could go straight to the business schools themselves. For example, all of the following business schools publish webinars: Harvard Business School; The Wharton School; Judge Business School; Saïd Business School.

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Admissions advice

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Entrance tests & exams

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Life in lockdown

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Business School Professors Recommend Activities to Pass the Time in the Pandemic

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This article was originally published in March 2020 . It was last updated in May 2020

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