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Welcome to the Financial Times Ask the Expert Q&A on applying to business school. Are you thinking of applying to study for an MBA? Are you cramming for your GMAT or GRE test? Perhaps you are preparing for an interview at one of your dream business schools? Or you may be worried about how you are going to pay for your MBA.
Applying to business school can be confusing, time-consuming and very expensive. If you are concerned about whether to sit the GMAT or GRE entry exam, who you should choose as a referee, how you can raise a loan, or what scholarships are available, this series of question and answer sessions can help.
Every day for a week you will be able to put your questions to one of our panel of experts, including an admissions consultant, a business school admissions director, a finance specialist and an expert on admissions testing. Three of the Financial Times’ MBA bloggers will also answer your questions about their experiences in applying to business school.
Email your questions now to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be answered on the day.
On the panel are:
Monday 29th July 2013, 14.00-15.00 BST – Chioma Isiadinso
Chioma Isiadinso is chief executive of Expartus, the business school admissions consultancy, a former business school admissions manager and author of The Best Business Schools’ Admissions Secrets.
Tuesday 30th July 2013, 16.00-17.00 BST – Ankur Kumar
Ankur Kumar is director of MBA admissions and financial aid at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Wednesday 30th July 2013, 14.00-16.00 BST – FT MBA bloggers
Jennifer Soffen is an MBA student at Harvard Business School, Christine Cheng is starting an MBA at Essec Business School in Spain this September, and Marco Biava is starting an MBA at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in China this September.
Thursday 1st August 2013, 12.00-13.00 BST – Cameron Stevens
Cameron Stevens is chief executive and co-founder of Prodigy Finance, a community based student finance organisation that he co-founded with two fellow Insead MBA alumni after discovering first-hand problems students face in funding international education. He specialises in social entrepreneurship and early stage technology investing and will answer your questions about funding an MBA.
Friday 2nd August 2013, 15.30-16.00 BST – Jonathan Wylie
Jonathan Wylie is assistant director of pre-MBA programmes at Kaplan Test Prep, the educational and career services provider. He is also a veteran Kaplan GMAT instructor who has helped thousands of students reach their full potential on the exam and successfully navigate the business school admissions process to get into their top choice programmes and achieve their career goals. He will answer your questions on studying for the GMAT exam and applying to business school.