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NYU Stern 2014-2015 MBA Essay Questions

By - May 30, 09:43 AM   Comments [0]

New York University’s Stern School of Business has posted the two required and one optional essay included in the MBA Class of 2017 application. NYU Stern anticipates the application will go live in August after undergoing annual updates. Essay 1:  Professional Aspirations (750 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point...

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How Does Social Media Fit Into Your MBA Application Strategy?

By - May 28, 08:51 AM   Comments [0]

In the era of social media saturation, business school hopefuls have to think about more than just drafting memorable essays, nailing interviews and marketing themselves effectively during the MBA application process. Today’s applicants must scrutinize their public persona on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and elsewhere to make...

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Rethinking MBA Rankings

By - May 28, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

MBA rankings are a tricky subject. Most applicants put an enormous amount of credence in them when making their school selections, but the results aren’t always as clear-cut as they seem. The various media outlets that publish this information each have a specific focal point,...

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MBA Admissions Counseling: What You Pay and What You Get

By - May 28, 05:18 AM   Comments [0]

Those who are new to the MBA admissions process often wonder whether they should engage the services of a professional consultant, and if so, to what extent. I believe a consultant can always help, whether you are a first-time or a repeat business school applicant, whether you...

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Tuesday Tips: Harvard Business School MBA Application Essay Tips 2014

By - May 27, 10:03 AM   Comments [0]

Harvard Business School has decided to repeat the same essay question this year as originally used in last year’s application cycle. Though the admissions committee said they were planning to change the essay questions every year, it turned out that the one open-ended essay was...

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Emory Names First Black Female Dean of Business School

By - May 23, 14:00 PM   Comments [0]

Emory University Provost Claire Sterk has announced that Erika Hayes James, Ph.D., has been appointed dean of the university’s Goizueta Business School. James will assume her new role on July 15. She comes to Emory from Darden School of Business, where she served most recently as...

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MBA Hiring Up in 2014, Says New GMAC Survey

By - May 23, 05:39 AM   Comments [0]

More companies plan to hire MBAs and other business school graduates in 2014, according to a recently published global survey of employers. Some 80% of business school recruiters plan to hire MBAs in 2014, up seven percentage points from last year and 30% points higher...

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Columbia Business School 2014-2015 MBA Essays

By - May 20, 13:56 PM   Comments [0]

The Columbia Business School Class of 2016 MBA application is now live, and here is a preview of the essay questions for the 2014-2015 admissions season. Applicants must complete one short answer question and three essays. Short Answer Question: What is your immediate post-MBA professional goal? (75 characters...

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Tuck School of Business Fall 2015 Application Deadlines

By - May 20, 10:21 AM   Comments [0]

The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth has announced the MBA application deadlines for the 2014-2015 admissions season. The deadlines are: Early Action Round Deadline: October 8, 2014 Notification: December 18, 2014 November Round Deadline: November 5, 2014 Notification: February 13, 2015 January Round Deadline: January 6, 2015 Notification: March 13, 2015 April Round Deadline: April...

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UC Berkeley Haas 2014-2015 MBA Deadlines

By - May 20, 09:44 AM   Comments [0]

The University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business has updated the application deadlines for the 2014-2015 admissions cycle.The three deadlines are: Round 1 Deadline: October 1, 2014 Notification: January 15, 2015 Round 2 Deadline: January 7, 2015 Notification: March 26, 2015 Round 3 Deadline: March 11, 2015 Notification: May 14, 2015 The Haas School...

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