An MBA is a big investment of both your time and money. Whatever your use for the MBA, this guide will talk you through the things you need to consider before applying to a programme. At The Economist's Which MBA? division, we still think an MBA is a good bet. And there is much you can do to skew the odds of getting in to your favour. As in any business decision, the key is to prepare thoroughly. We can’t tell you which MBA programme is best for you. But with this guide, our goal is to help you to decide for yourself which one is.