Feeling lost after an MBA application rejection? You’re not alone. Most business schools leave you in the dark about the reasons behind your application’s denial. But don’t be hopeless! An MBA ding analysis can be your secret weapon to turn this setback into a strategic advantage.

An MBA ding analysis goes beyond the sting of rejection. It’s a comprehensive review of your application materials, helping you identify areas for improvement and close the gaps between you and your dream program.

Before applying to R2 or making a fresh attempt next year or even before applying as a re-applicant, it’s very important to understand what went wrong. Was it the competition, your goals, misalignment between your experience and aspirations, lack of projection of personality or something else that lead to the rejection of your application. 

Our expert counselors at MBA and Beyond can help you extensively evaluate your initial application. They’ll pinpoint any loopholes (academic transcripts, test scores, CV, essays, short answer questions, and reference letters, if applicable) to identify areas for improvement if you’ve been rejected or “dinged” by an MBA program. This will increase your chances of success the second time around.

A typical Ding Analysis concludes with a 60 to 90 minute discussion with an MBA Admissions Counselor, where we cover the following details :

  • Discussion on overall story you were trying to bring to the table.
  • Gaps in your application (we thoroughly go through each and every aspect of your application – academic transcripts, test scores, CV, essays, short answer questions, and reference letters)
  • Possible ways of bridging those gaps (suggestions from our experts)
  • Next steps to improve your chances (Strategic approach)


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