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There is no cost for using the Official MBA Guide. It is a free
public service. But the Guide cannot help you fully if you don't provide
it with some information about you. Your private
information is not disclosed to anyone. It is needed only to to help
the Official MBA Guide serve you well.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Why do you require visitors to register and provide private information?
The Official MBA Guide requires you to establish a record where it
can store information that helps you to keep track of MBA programs
that interest you. When you log in, you can see which MBA programs
you viewed previously and which universities you have contacted. This
record-keeping function cannot be performed for unregistered users,
therefore their access is limited to parts of the web site that do not
require record keeping.
By registering, you are given the ability to locate the MBA programs
that fit your needs, and the possibility that universities will invite
you to apply to their program and even offer you financial aid.
What information do you collect when I register?
We require a minimum of information necessary to enable the Official
MBA Guide to provide you with its services. This includes your name,
city and country where you live and your email address. We never
disclose your information to anyone. The program identifies you only by
an ID number. You can provide other information that can enhance your
chance of getting scholarship offers or an invitation to enroll in an
MBA program. You can
see the registration form from here.
How do you use the information I provide when I register?
Your personal record is used to enable the Official MBA Guide
to maintain a history of the MBA programs you viewed in the past six
months, so that you can easily access them again the next time you
log on. You can also see to which schools you sent a pre-application
to prevent you from sending it again. The information you provide is
also made accessible to universities in the form of statistical data,
without disclosing your name, postal address, and email address. When
you view an MBA program, your ID number and some statistical information
is provided to the school you viewed, so that the school can keep a
record of the number of prospective MBA students who examined their
programs in the past six months. If the statistical information is of
interest to the school, it may contact you through the Official MBA
Guide anonymous email service.
How safe is the information I have to give you in order to use the Official MBA Guide?
Your personally-identifying data (name, address, phone number,
and email) are completely secure. We do not disclose them to
anyone. Universities can see other information if you supply it, such as
the city in which you live, the degree you have, and your age, and they
can use this information for statistical purposes, without knowing to
whom it belongs. The more data you provide, the greater your chance of
being recruited by an MBA program.
How can schools contact me if you don't disclose my personal information?
Schools can contact you through the Official MBA Guide anonymous
email service. They can do this no more than twice in any six-month
period, to ensure they don't barrage you with many messages. If you
decide to respond, you will be disclosing some of your personal
information. You have no obligation to respond to email you receive
How can I contact MBA programs that interest me?
Registered users are provided with all contact information given to
us by universities. This includes direct access to the school's postal
address, telephone numbers, fax numbers, web pages, and email address.
Schools are required to provide the last two items and most provide all
other contact information we request. You can also contact schools by
sending them a pre-application form, which includes certain relevant
information about you and a request for an application package. The
data in the pre-application form enable the school to decide if they
are interested in you. When you send a pre-application form to a
school, you will be providing it with personal information such as your
name, address, email address, GPA, test scores, and work experience
— all of which are generally required for schools to process your
I tried to rank schools according to
I specified and got no schools from the ranking program. Is something
You probably specified too many criteria. You should start with one
or two criteria that are most important to you. If this gives you too
long a list of schools, add another criterion and do another ranking.
If you specify too many criteria, there may not be any schools that
satisfy all of them.
Do you have any information on distance
learning programs, or MBA degrees over the internet?
We have expanded our database to include distance learning MBA
programs. Simply select the "distance learning" program type in the
search & rank form.
Where can I find information on
scholarships or financial aid?
After finding a school or MBA program that interests you, you will
have to contact the school regarding financial assistance.
I tried to access a school that interest
me, but could not find it. If your site is official, why are some
The school may not have an MBA program or may not be aware
that its MBA program can be included in the Official MBA
Guide. Our site is official because the data in it come directly
from the schools, and are not gathered by us from sources that may
or may not be reliable. It is up to the school's administration
to add its programs if they want potential students to find them.
Perhaps the school you want does not know we exist. They may
appreciate your letting them know, or email us and we'll ask them
to include their programs.
Why doesn't your database have much information
We are willing to include all schools world-wide that have MBA
programs, and we frequenty invite schools we know about that are not
yet members. It is, however, up to the schools to decide to accept
our invitations and provide their program information. If you are in
contact with a school that we do not include, please suggest to them
to ask us for a membership in the Official MBA Guide.
I am enrolled as an MBA student and I
see that you fail to report a feature of my MBA program that you
report for other schools. Why?
We report only information provided by your school's administrators.
Possibly the feature you have in mind was recently added to your
program, or the person responsible for providing your school's data
did not provide the information. Your administrators will
appreciate your reminding them that they can make your school's data
I looked at the data for a school I
happen to know, and I found that some information is wrong. Can you
Schools are responsible for providing their own data. We only
report the information they provide. If you know some information is
wrong, you can tell the school directly by clicking on its contact
link. School administrators will appreciate your help. You can also
write to us about the error, and we can
contact the school about it. We do not make changes to school's
The information for a school that
interests me is out of date and obsolete. Shouldn't you be providing
more current data?
Each school is responsible for updating its own information, so
that the data provided are official. We remind schools to make
their data current when necessary. School administrators are
very busy, and they sometimes forget to update their data in the
Official MBA Guide. They may be grateful if you remind them.
If data becomes too old, a reminder link will appear on the MBA program
report page to allow you to remind the school to update their data and
let them know of your interest in their program.
How can we update the information for
Only a dean, MBA program director, or admissions officer is given
access to your school's data. If your program is already in the
Official MBA Guide, your school has a password-protected
membership through which the data may be kept current. The person
responsible for maintaining the data need only click on the School
Administrator link. If your school is not included, an official of
your school can request a membership. The School Administrator link
provides the necessary information.
Why must we report tuition and other money
amounts in US dollars when we are not a US school?
The Official MBA Guide allows users to rank schools according to a
variety of criteria. Ranking schools on a money criterion would result
in an invalid ranking if the values in the database represented a
mixture of different currencies.