Author Archive - MBA Prep School

Why MBAs need to stay well versed across the whole business spectrum

By - Jan 7, 15:27 PM   Comments [0]

Companies hiring MBA students are looking to hire the future leaders of the firm. They want the candidate that will turn into the next executive, the next partner, or the next managing director. They commit a substantial amount of money, time and resources to recruit...

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Webinar Replay: Getting Accepting into Columbia and Chicago Booth as a Finance Applicant

By - Nov 20, 17:29 PM   Comments [0]

Erin Hale and Faisal Khan delivered a fantastic webinar that was full of advice on how to separate yourself from the rest of the finance industry herd. And yes, you are part of the herd! For a limited period of time, receive $500 off a comprehensive...

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Chicago Booth Essay Question: 2015 Analysis and Advice

By - Aug 3, 00:02 AM   Comments [0]

This July 2015, Chicago Booth MBA Admissions announced that the program would no longer use its classic “Who Are You?” question, thereby retiring the essay that had defined the Booth application process for seven years. This year’s applicants choose from sixteen iconic and emblematic Chicago Booth...

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Retooling Your Resume for MBA Applications

By - Jul 9, 10:19 AM   Comments [0]

If updating your resume for your MBA applications is one of the last items on your application checklist, it’s time to reorder your priorities! The resume’s significance in the MBA admissions process cannot be overstated, and, with fewer essays, the resume’s importance is only growing....

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Why Stanford is winning the talent war for the best MBA applicants

By - Jun 22, 00:46 AM   Comments [0]

Every year, the world’s top business schools are engaged in an all-out talent war for the best MBA applicants on the market. To win over the most desirable students to their campuses, the elite schools employ alumni as ambassadors, tout their school’s programs and faculty,...

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HBS Essay Question 2015 Analysis and Advice

By - Jun 17, 15:24 PM   Comments [0]

HBS Announces New Essay Question for 2015 In the spring of 2015, Harvard Business School’s Dean of Admissions, Dee Leopold, announced that the HBS admissions committee would move away from the optional essay question they’d introduced in 2013. Rather than fretting over “What Else?” the HBS...

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How to Get In To the HBS 2+2 Program

By - May 16, 10:18 AM   Comments [0]

An ambitious college freshman asked me how he could get in to the HBS 2+2 program. He wanted advice on what he might do over his few years at university to improve the likelihood he’d be admitted to Harvard Business School’s 2+2 program when he...

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Using social media to impress and engage business schools

By - Apr 28, 11:26 AM   Comments [0]

Delece Smith-Barrow, education reporter at U.S. News, asked MBA Prep School’s Tyler Cormney about how to use (and not use!) social media to impress and engage with business schools. His advice addresses which social media sites are better than others for connecting with business schools...

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Podcast: How to Successfully Apply for a Top MBA

By - Apr 5, 14:42 PM   Comments [0]

MBA Prep School co-founder Tyler Cormney was recently interviewed by Darren Joe from Touch MBA. Their discussion focused on the key steps to preparing an application that puts you in the top 10%. Hint: it’s not your essay(s)! Listen to the entire podcast on Touch MBA

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Sample MBA Essays – Read Them at Your Own Risk!

By - Nov 21, 21:00 PM   Comments [0]

When it comes time to apply to business school, many MBA applicants search high and low for sample MBA essays written by successful applicants, in the hope that they can unlock a hidden essay writing formula that will assure admission to their dream schools. Enterprising...

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