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What type of work experience do I need before I apply to B-School?

I’m about one year out of school, a very fine public university, and graduated with a 3.6 GPA in political science.  As an undergrad, I was much more focused on a possible career in academia than in business, but now that I’ve had time to investigate the options further, I’m sure I want to pursue […]

What can I do in the next 3 years to increase my chances of getting accepted

“Pretend it’s the year 2013 and you are in charge of admissions for Harvard’s Business School. Let’s say we’re in the middle of the Great Depression II. What would your ideal candidate have to offer for you to grant him admission? I say this as someone who would very much like to enroll in that […]

Can a 52-year-old woman date a 26-year-old man and actually have a fulfilling relationship?

Can a 52 year old woman date a 26 year old man and actually have a fulfilling relationship? How would I know if he really likes me? –Sheryl The Harvard MBA says: Love takes many forms; who am I to criticize any working relationship between two consenting adults?  After all, I covered the first annual […]

How does a successful, beautiful lawyer meet an educated, successful, normal man?

Where and how in the hell do I meet a great, educated and successful man– who is normal too?  Me: Lawyer, successful, busy, and yes, beautiful. P.S. No platitudes.  Answer as though this were your semester final exam; introduction, supporting points with examples.  You will be graded. –Bonita The Harvard MBA says: Bonita, I can […]

Will getting my Masters in Software Engineering hurt my chances of getting into B-school?

I am a female from Nepal, almost 30 yrs old. I have a undergrad in Computer Science from a small liberal arts school. Post undergrad, I worked at a not-for-profit organization and a higher ed organization. I was exploring MBA programs and went to visit HBS, and totally fell in love with the energy in […]

What job gets you laid the most?

What job gets you laid the most? –Edward The Harvard MBA says: There are a number of careers that seem particularly suited to providing men with ample opportunities for sex.  Just off the top of my head, these include professional athlete, rock star, movie star, billionaire, fireman, pimp, and U.S. Senator. However, these answers aren’t […]

I come from a family of engineers, but want a career in business. Is it okay to start small?

I’ve just completed my Bachelor’s in Engineering but I never wanted to pursue a career in it. I’ve always been interested in marketing and sales or management related jobs. Since I come from a family of engineers it was naturally expected of me to take up engineering. No room for argument. Anyways now that I […]

Why do Asian people love real estate so much?

Why do Asian people love real estate so much? –Shane The Harvard MBA says: An excellent question! I can’t speak for Asians in their own countries, but I can talk about Asian landlords here in America.  For example, in my neck of the woods (Palo Alto, CA) it seems like the majority of landlords are […]

My friends say an MBA after the age of 30 won’t do me any good. Are they right?

I am 29-year-old successful telecommunications professional currently working as manager in a multinational telecom concern. I am planning to apply to HBS through the Fulbright Scholarship Program. If inducted, I would be able to study anywhere within the US (provided I get the admission). This plan would mean an admission into HBS (if i ever […]

I’m a professional athlete? What are my chances of getting into HBS?

I’m in the process of applying to HBS. I grew up in Russia, emigrated to Toronto, Canada when I was 15. I graduated from Purdue business school with 3.6 (while being a student-athlete); had internships as a research analyst in Washington and in sales and trading in New York. And currently working part-time with a […]