Graduate School Match: Resources


The 2023 Graduate School Match: MBA application closed on August 31, 2023. View all dates and deadlines >>


A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a graduate degree designed to build leadership skills and mastery of business principles for future leaders in a wide array of industries. QuestBridge Alumni are uniquely positioned to be thoughtful and broad-minded leaders. Earning an MBA can give you a distinct advantage in obtaining leadership opportunities in your career, but we know that many financial and social barriers still exist. We invite you to explore these resources to support your journey through the QuestBridge Graduate School Match: MBA.


QuestBridge Alumni MBA Advice

Read profiles and connect with QuestBridge Alumni who are pursuing or have earned MBA degrees. (A QuestBridge Alumni Association login is required to view the list)

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QuestBridge MBA Webinar Archive

View past webinars on a range of topics from resume advice to managing finances in grad school and more.

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Standardized Testing

A GMAT or GRE score is required to apply for the QuestBridge Graduate School Match: MBA. Scores are valid for five years. You may want to consider taking these tests during college when you are still accustomed to taking tests. Standardized tests are just one part of your MBA application and are considered among many factors in the holistic review process by QuestBridge and our graduate school partners. Read our Testing Guide for tips and resources to help you prepare and take the test on time. 

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Letters of Recommendation

The two letters of recommendation in your application allow the admissions committee to learn more about you from another point of view. They should be written by people who are senior to you and familiar with your work. One of your recommendations should come from your current direct supervisor. Make your requests early and schedule time to meet with your recommenders to discuss your MBA goals, and what you hope they will add to your application. Read our Recommendation Guide for more tips on selecting your recommenders and what makes a strong recommendation.

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Writing Components

The writing components of the QuestBridge application include the short-answer questions, personal essay, career goals statement, and all areas to provide additional information. They add depth to your application and deserve your close attention. When writing, be sure to answer the prompt and provide specific examples, details, and context so the evaluator can easily understand your story. Your responses should connect with the rest of your application to tell a cohesive story about who you are and why you are seeking an MBA. Be sure to proofread for grammar, spelling, and overall tone. Read our Writing Guide for more guidance on each of the writing topics and to help you present an overall strong narrative.

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Applicant Support

Please see our FAQ document for questions about the QuestBridge Graduate School Match: MBA. Below are other organizations that offer MBA applicant support.

  • Applicant Lab – MBA application support – at a much lower price point than most admissions consultants
  • Poets&Quants – news and analysis on MBA programs 
  • – a tool for assessing your preparedness for MBA admissions and tips on how to strengthen your profile