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Class Discussion


You don’t need to major in business to find success in graduate business school. Top business schools report that a significant number of their students come from liberal arts backgrounds, including English and History majors.

In choosing undergraduate courses, explore a wide range of disciplines. For example, coursework in English hones your communication skills, while technical fields such as economics, statistics, and math can help you build a good foundation for MBA coursework. Still, the most important thing is to do well in whatever courses you choose. Business schools give significant weight to your grade point average (GPA) when evaluating your application.

MBA programs do not usually accept students directly from college, so your work experience, as reflected in essays and recommendations, is an important factor in your application.