9. What are some of the most common mistakes that applicants make that hurt their chances of being accepted?
Failing to properly prepare for the GMAT exam is one common mistake. Another is failing to specify why they have decided to pursue an M.B.A. and especially at Richmond.
10. Can you describe the archetypal student for your school?
A 30-year-old manager in a Fortune 1000 firm, educated at a very strong undergraduate institution, though more often in engineering or the humanities than in business, with a GMAT of 650 and several years of interesting and relevant experience. The best students combine a strong desire to learn with humility and selflessness that means collaboration is more desirable than competition during the M.B.A. program.