If you were not able to finish your business school application in time for fall or if you were dinged for the fall admissions, an MBA program starting in January may be worth considering. Applying for a program that starts in January will mean, after all, that you do not need to wait for another full year to apply or re-apply if you think that may hurt your chances of admission for age related reasons etc.
Additionally, most MBA programs starting in January are shorter, which means they have certain advantages over traditional MBA programs as well. Some of these advantages include lower costs, due to the shorter format of the program, that there is likely to be less competition for each spot in the program (a huge advantage for top business schools especially) and the fact that you will be able to re-enter the workforce faster.
Some of the most popular are best ranked MBA programs starting in January are: