I wanted to go to a school that prepares generalists, invites dialogue in the class, and attracts truly diverse candidates. With my desire to live and work outside of the US, an internationally-recognized brand was a deciding factor too. HBS was the only one that fit the bill. A lot of schools prepare you for your first post-MBA job, but the HBS case method goes further. HBS classroom discussions simulate the kind of multifaceted challenges that senior executive leaders face which prepares you to be the leader you want to be in 20 years. [...]