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Yale SOM Fall 2017 MBA Application Deadlines

By - Jun 2, 12:15 PM   Comments [0]

The Yale School of Management has announced the 2016-2017 full-time MBA application deadlines. They are as follows: Round 1 Application due: September 14, 2016 Decision released: December 6, 2016 Round 2 Application due: January 10, 2017 Decision released: March 23, 2017 Round 3 Application due: April 19, 2017 Decision released: May 18, 2017 For more...

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Goizueta Business School Fall 2017 MBA Application Essays

By - Jun 2, 11:54 AM   Comments [1]

The Goizueta Business School at Emory University has announced the four required essay topics for the 2016-2017 MBA application season. Essay Questions Define your short-term post-MBA career goals. How are your professional strengths, past experience and personal attributes aligned with these goals? (300 word limit) The business school...

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Chicago Booth Fall 2017 MBA Application Deadlines

By - Jun 2, 11:41 AM   Comments [0]

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business has announced the full-time MBA application deadlines for the 2016-2017 admissions cycle. They are as follows: Round 1 Application due: September 22, 2016 Decision released: December 8, 2016 Round 2 Application due: January 4, 2017 Decision released: March 16, 2017 Round 3 Application due: April...

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Maximize the ROI of Your B-School Decision: Are You Thinking Deep Enough?

By - Jun 2, 08:03 AM   Comments [0]

With the high cost of admission to a top-tier business school, prospective students should determine whether pursuing the MBA degree makes financial sense as a long-term investment. I advise applicants to ask themselves three questions: Will the degree help me switch careers? Can I expect...

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Show International Experience When Applying to Business School

By - Jun 1, 07:11 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News. The ability to work well with people from other cultures has never been more critical. More companies than ever are conducting international business, and business schools everywhere have spent the past few years deepening...

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Tuesday Tips: Stanford GSB Fall 2017 MBA Essay Tips

By - May 31, 10:21 AM   Comments [0]

Stanford Graduate School of Business continues to ask applicants to delve deep into their personality, values and motivations for this set of MBA essays. The classic “what matters most” essay should be your primary focus, and secondly you will answer why Stanford is the next...

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What to Do if You’re Light on Extracurriculars

By - May 31, 09:23 AM   Comments [0]

If you’re applying to business schools in Round 1, the process of pulling your materials together will consume much of your life in the coming months. Of particular focus will be planning how to best position yourself. If you’ve taken on leadership roles in volunteer...

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IU Kelley MBA Program Fall 2017 Essays

By - May 30, 09:34 AM   Comments [0]

The Kelley MBA program at Indiana University has posted the MBA essay questions for the 2016-2017 admissions cycle. They remain unchanged from last season, and are as follows: 1. Please discuss your immediate post-MBA professional goals. How will your professional experience, when combined with a Kelley...

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Targeted Advice for MIT Sloan Applicants

By - May 27, 09:47 AM   Comments [0]

Is MIT Sloan School of Management on your short list of target schools for this fall’s MBA application season? It’s a phenomenal, highly academic program that draws on the MIT culture at large to offer cutting-edge classes and services, recruit acclaimed faculty, and foster collaborative...

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Cornell Receives $25M Donation To Expand MBA Program

By - May 26, 11:40 AM   Comments [0]

The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management has received a $25 million gift from alumnus David Breazzano, one of the largest donations ever made to business education at Cornell. Breazzano’s gift will help fund the state-of-the-art, six-story classroom and office complex currently under construction in...

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