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Getting Into the MBA Program: mbaMission’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan) Essay Analysis, 2014–2015

By - Jul 28, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

The MIT Sloan School of Management bucks conventionality this admissions season and has added to the word count for its application essays—moving from a maximum of 1,000 words to 1,250. The school’s first MBA admission essay question remains the same as last year’s, but its second essay...

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Getting Into the MBA Program: mbaMission’s Duke University Fuqua School of Business Essay Analysis, 2014–2015

By - Jul 24, 22:00 PM   Comments [0]

These days, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business is a veritable maverick in that it offers applicants vast opportunities to tell their stories. In its first three very short “essays,” applicants reveal their goals. In its second “essay,” applicants create a list of what should...

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Getting Into the MBA Program: mbaMission’s 2014-2015 UPenn Wharton Essay Analysis

By - Jul 7, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has decreased its number of application essays to just two this year and is giving candidates a whopping 900 words with which to distinguish themselves. We surmise that the influx of application essays can be overwhelming for...

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Getting Into the MBA Program: mbaMission’s 2014-2015 Michigan Ross Essay Analysis

By - Jun 30, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan has refashioned its essay questions, going “smaller” with its requirements, as have several other schools this application season. Ross’s broadly worded essay prompts give you ample breadth—if not an overabundance of words—in which to tell...

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Score Preview Added to the GMAT

By - Jun 26, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) announced on Wednesday that prospective business students taking the GMAT will now be able to preview their unofficial scores on Test Day before deciding whether to report or cancel them. This change will be effective for all GMAT test...

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Getting Into the MBA Program: mbaMission’s 2014-2015 NYU Stern Essay Analysis

By - Jun 24, 14:00 PM   Comments [0]

New York University’s (NYU’s) Stern School of Business must be happy with the essay responses they received from applicants last MBA program admissions season, because the school has made no changes to its essay questions for this year. Stern maintains its standard career essay prompt and...

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mbaMission’s 2014-2015 NYU Stern Essay Analysis

By - Jun 23, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

New York University’s (NYU’s) Stern School of Business must be happy with the essay responses they received from applicants last admissions season, because the school has made no changes to its essay questions for this year. Stern maintains its standard career essay prompt and again...

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Getting Into the MBA Program: mbaMission’s 2014-2015 Harvard Business School Essay Analysis

By - Jun 21, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Last year, Harvard Business School (HBS) took a new approach to the application essay questions for its MBA program, moving from multiple queries to one very open-ended prompt with no clear word limit. This year, HBS Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Dee Leopold seems...

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Getting Into the MBA Program: mbaMission’s 2014-2015 Dartmouth Tuck Essay Analysis

By - Jun 21, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Following what seems to be an emerging trend this season, the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College has decreased the number of required applications essays for their MBA program this year from (an already fairly minimal) three to just two 500-word submissions, one of...

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mbaMission’s 2014-2015 Harvard Business School Essay Analysis

By - Jun 19, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

Last year, Harvard Business School (HBS) took a new approach to its application essay questions, moving from multiple queries to one very open-ended prompt with no clear word limit. This year, HBS Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Dee Leopold seems to have surprised even...

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