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Oxford MBA 2014-2015 Deadlines, Essays

By - Jul 1, 14:25 PM   Comments [0]

University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School has announced the deadlines and essay questions for the MBA class entering in Fall 2015. Stage 1 Deadline: September 15, 2014 Decision: October 17, 2014 Stage 2 Deadline: October 31, 2014 Decision: December 5, 2014 Stage 3 Deadline: January 9, 2015 Decision: February 27, 2015 Stage 4 Deadline: March 13,...

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Tuesday Tips: UC Berkeley Haas School of Business MBA Essay Tips

By - Jul 1, 09:02 AM   Comments [0]

The set of essays for admission to UC Berkeley Haas School of Business covers a variety of topics – from the personal to professional. In approaching these varied questions it will be important to remain focused on what you want to communicate to the admissions...

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UCLA Anderson School Goes Private

By - Jul 1, 05:52 AM   Comments [0]

Following years of debate, the full-time MBA program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management will transition from state-supported to self-supporting status, Inside Higher Ed has reported. This change means the MBA program will forgo state subsidies in exchange for less regulation from the top...

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Stacy Blackman’s B-School Buzz

By - Jul 1, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Hello, and welcome to the latest edition of Stacy Blackman’s B-School Buzz, our periodic check-in with some of the MBA blogosphere’s applicant and student contributors. In this edition, Buzz bloggers share their school selection criteria, essay issues, and a sample daily work schedule that may...

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How B-School Students Can Choose an MBA Concentration

By - Jun 30, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on The MBA degree is general by nature, as it’s designed to train students for careers managing any area of business. Students typically spend the first year of business school studying a core set of...

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The Most LGBT Friendly B-Schools

By - Jun 30, 05:21 AM   Comments [0]

Friendfactor, the LGBT rights organization for straight friends founded in 2009, has announced the results of its second MBA Ally Challenge, a friendly competition among business schools to build as many impactful ally initiatives as they can over the course of the school year. The MBA Ally...

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Who Thinks Up Those MBA Essay Questions?

By - Jun 26, 11:59 AM   Comments [0]

With so many elite schools either reducing the number of required essays in recent years, or getting really creative with their prompts—anyone remember Berkeley Haas‘s “If you could choose one song that expresses who you are, what is it and why?”—many applicants probably wonder just...

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Score Preview Added to GMAT

By - Jun 25, 14:44 PM   Comments [0]

Prospective business students taking the GMAT exam will now be able to preview their unofficial scores before deciding whether to report or cancel them, the Graduate Management Admission Council has announced. The score reporting feature is available to all test takers and will take effect at...

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UNC Kenan-Flagler 2014-2015 Essay Topics

By - Jun 24, 10:46 AM   Comments [0]

The University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School has announced the two required essays and two optional essay questions for the 2014-2015 MBA admissions cycle. Essay One (Required) Please describe your short and long term goals post-MBA. Explain how: your professional experience has shaped these goals; why...

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Tuesday Tips: Columbia Business School MBA Essay Tips

By - Jun 24, 10:44 AM   Comments [0]

Columbia’s updated essay questions are consistent with last year, with a new video about Columbia and New York City as a defining feature. As usual, Columbia is highly concerned about fit and your knowledge of the program. Before you get started with this set of...

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