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Get into an Online MBA Degree Program

by Craig Friesen
March 20, 2008

The MBA has become the most popular business degree in recent years. Employers seek holders of MBA degrees more often than others to fill top positions. It has also become the most eagerly sought after program among business students, whether they are looking for an MBA in Leadership or an MBA in International Business. How can you increase your chances of being admitted to a Online MBA program? Here are a few handy things to know.

Gain Experience Before Applying to an Online MBA Degree Program
It is very important not to rush into pursuit of your online Master of Business Adminstration degree. One of the most significant factors in successful admission into a MBA program is sufficient experience. A few years ago, most students enrolled in MBA programs had 2 or 3 years of full time experience in the field. Today the norm is approaching 5 years.

Your GMAT Scores are Key to Application Success
The GMAT, or General Management Admissions Test, is likely the single most important component of your application process. Prepare well for this test. Research the GMAT scores of students studying at the online MBA degree program you are applying to.

Write Thoughtful Essays for Your Online MBA Program Application
Each online MBA degree program typically has an essay portion to their application. There are various ways to prepare for writing the application essays. Focus on why you are pursuing your MBA degree, and identify exactly why you are applying to that particular institution or program. Lay out your essays so they clearly communicate your work experiences, your desire to earn an MBA, and what you can bring to their program. Most importantly, don't focus on one aspect at the expense of the others. The entire online MBA degree program application is important.

About the Author
Craig Friesen is a freelance writer living in Abbotsford, British Columbia. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies from University of Manitoba and a Master of Divinity degree from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Indiana.