The first and probably most important issue when you think of applying to an MBA program abroad is choosing the right business school. By “Right” we mean choosing the business schools that are adjusted to your needs and desires, and not only the one business school of your dreams. Statistics show that if you apply to 4 (up to 6) business schools, you will probably receive an offer for admissions from at least 1 or 2 business schools.
After identifying a number of business schools to your liking based on your personal traits, preferences and future goals (after all each business school is different from the other), as well as the schools characteristics, try to grade them from the top to the bottom using that same reasoning and scales that you used to pick them. That way you can adjust the allocation of your resources to the appropriate schools.
Below is a list of questions you might want to consider when choosing a business school to apply to. You can use information located at the various business schools’ web sites and brochures, ranking web sites and discussion forums or you may visit several business schools on site. You can also meet schools representatives in Israel at information sessions, coffee chats and MBA fairs. However, the most important thing to do is to speak with alumni and current students. Business school students tend to be very friendly for new comers so do not be shy. Just keep in mind that they have some tendency to praise the program and school they are at.