HR MBA Application

HR MBA Application

If you have decided to pursue a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree in human resources, congratulations! You have made a smart choice, and one that has the potential to positively impact your career. The first step to earning your MBA in human resources is to craft the perfect business school application.

In order to qualify for an MBA in human resources, you usually need to already be working in human resources and hold an undergraduate degree (although that degree does not necessarily need to be in HR, it does help). But no matter what specialization of the MBA you are considering, certain key points are critical. Here is a brief list of some of the elements that might be part of your application:

  • GMAT. Before you apply to an MBA program, you need to take your Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), and you need to score well. Take whatever steps you need to ensure a high GMAT score.
  • Academic History. You need to have a higher than average grade point average for your undergraduate degree. Most business schools are highly competitive, and average students often do not make the cut. However, other elements, such as job history and experience, can help raise your profile if your academic history is more average.
  • Work Experience. While the MBA program provides you with the higher-level skills you need to succeed in business, most business schools want to see what kind of commitment you have to your career. Prior work history is an important element to your MBA application.
  • Recommendations. Often business schools want to see what others think of you. They want to know what your employers, your teachers, and others think about your accomplishments and why you would be an ideal MBA candidate.
  • The Application Itself. Besides the GMAT score, the application itself usually contains the essay. If you hope to impress your business school, it is important to spend some time learning what your particular school is looking for in the essay and to spend a fair amount of time crafting and perfecting it. This is not the time to be slack on grammar, spelling or context. It’s important to make your essay shine and memorable. The essay is really the first introduction a business school has to you, and you want to make a great impression.
  • The Interview. Some schools require an interview. When preparing for your interview, be sure to remember that you want to appear confident, competent, and relaxed. If you prepare properly, you have no need to worry.

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