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Tuesday Tips: 2014 University of Pennsylvania Wharton Essay Tips

By - Jun 10, 10:50 AM   Comments [0]

This year Wharton has streamlined the essay questions even further and asks only one required question for new applicants to the program. If you are a reapplicant there is an additional required question. The Wharton optional question is entirely open ended. This is a good...

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USC Marshall Receives $15M Gift for International Business Programs

By - Jun 10, 10:36 AM   Comments [0]

The Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California announced today it has received a $15 million gift from USC trustee Thomas J. Barrack Jr. and his family that will significantly advance the school’s global mission. The Barrack family’s gift will make possible...

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INSEAD Deadlines for January, September Intakes

By - Jun 9, 10:33 AM   Comments [0]

INSEAD has posted the application deadlines for its September 2015 and January 2016 intakes. September 2015 Intake Round 1 Deadline: September 24, 2014 Notification: November 28, 2014 Round 2 Deadline: November 12, 2014 Notification: January 23, 2015 Round 3 Deadline: January 14, 2015 Notification: March 20, 2015 Round 4 Deadline: March 4, 2015 Notification: May 13, 2015 January 2016...

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UT McCombs Application Deadlines, Essay Questions

By - Jun 9, 10:19 AM   Comments [0]

The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business has announced the application deadlines and essay prompts for the 2014-2015 MBA admissions season. Round 1 Deadline: October 14, 2014 Notification: December 18, 2014 Round 2 Deadline: January 6, 2015 Notification: March 26, 2015 Round 3 Deadline: March 24, 2015 Notification: May 21, 2015 2014-2015...

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Stanford’s New Joint Electrical Engineering MS/MBA Degree Program

By - Jun 7, 18:00 PM   Comments [0]

Earlier this week, Stanford University announced the launch of a new joint Stanford Electrical Engineering MS/MBA degree program, which will be available to graduate students in the 2015-2016 academic year. The joint program structure will allow students to complete the two degrees in three years, instead...

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Will a Low GPA Doom Your MBA Application?

By - Jun 5, 13:17 PM   Comments [0]

Are you an applicant worried that your ho-hum undergrad performance will hamper your chances of getting into a top MBA program? If so, fear no more. I recently contributed my thoughts on this type of candidate profile for an article on Business Insider. The most important...

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Michigan Ross 2014-2015 Application Deadlines

By - Jun 5, 09:45 AM   Comments [0]

The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business has posted the MBA application deadlines for the upcoming admissions season. The three rounds are: Round 1 Deadline: October 6, 2014 Decision: December 19, 2014 Round 2 Deadline: January 5, 2015 Decision: March 13, 2015 Round 3 Deadline: March 23, 2015 Decision: May 15, 2015 All applications...

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Michigan Ross 2014-2015 MBA Essay Questions

By - Jun 5, 09:39 AM   Comments [0]

The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business has announced the MBA essay questions for the 2014-2015 admissions season via a post by Admissions Director Soojin Kwon on the Ross Admissions Blog. Class of 2017 Essay Questions For the coming year, there will be two required essays...

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Common Mistakes Could Blow Your B-School Dreams

By - Jun 5, 05:18 AM   Comments [0]

The most competitive MBA programs accept just a tiny fraction of the qualified candidates who apply each year, so you have to do everything you can to maximize your chances of getting in. However, applicants often get tripped up by seemingly harmless mistakes that diminish their...

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Wharton School 2014-2015 MBA Essays

By - Jun 4, 11:58 AM   Comments [0]

The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School has announced the MBA essays for the upcoming admissions season. This year, there will be only one required essay. Class of 2017 Essays 1. (Required) What do you hope to gain both personally and professionally from the Wharton MBA? (500 words) 2....

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