Answer by Stephanie Kluth
MBA advisers can certainly help candidates narrow their MBA choices and find the best program. They have usually vast knowledge of the industry and can help streamline the process for candidates, especially if the candidate is working full-time at the same time they prepare for their MBA. The choice for an MBA program is ultimately up to the candidate, however. It is important that the candidate find the program which is academically and professionally suited to their goals in the short and long term. Admission to an MBA program is determined by the candidate's profile and overall application to the school. Once the paperwork is submitted, it is all up to the candidate.