I am certain most MBA students feel the need over-prepare before starting the program, especially when you get a folder of courses and docs from the previous intake. I had the same feeling… which quickly faded as time wasn’t available for such pre-reading.
Instead the pre-arrival preparation, not only mandatory, but worth doing is related to career management. The preparation of the CV and the tools to identify possible career paths are great, even more when considering a career transition, where there are more questions than answers. I took to heart the CV preparation, reviewing accomplishments and trying to identify quantifiable results, something that to date is hard to do. I am looking to the first sessions of the orientation weeks where I will get to review my CV from a new perspective.
Another pre-arrival task was identifying clubs and activities. Went through most of the web site looking at clubs’ description, some tap on direct interests as energy but others are more to expand and develop skills as luxury and consulting. Will wait until the respective session for final decision as I will not have unlimited time to do everything.