"Finding your Kind" among MBA programs

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We are very pleased to share this guest post by Pauline Jennett, Master Admissions Consultant at The MBA Exchange and former associate director of admissions at HBS.   I was recently talking with a colleague in my education doctoral program about her process when choosing between the undergraduate programs...

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MBA admission starts with 4 important steps

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Many applicants to top business schools believe that there's nothing for them to do until the applications are published, typically a few months before the submission deadlines. That's good news for individuals who want to gain an edge in the competition for admission...

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"Just one essay?" MBA applicant beware

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This guest post is by Jean-Phillippe Odunlami, a senior admissions consultant at The MBA Exchange.   A number of high-profile MBA programs – most significantly HBS – have recently reduced their essay requirements to a single, open-ended, often ambiguous question.  To many potential applicants, it suddenly appears...

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5 reasons why it’s not "too soon" to launch MBA admissions campaign

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The old fable of "the tortoise and the hare" was never more applicable.  Many future applicants believe that there's nothing they can or should do before the new applications are published in spring 2015. And, sadly, many admissions consultants reinforce this procrastination by discouraging individuals...

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8 Questions for International MBA Applicants to Ask

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We're pleased to share this guest post from Prodigy Finance.   It's been said that the hardest thing about a top MBA program is getting admitted. However, there's another major hurdle that awaits international applicants -- getting financed.    The reality is that most banks don't make cross-border loans....

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"Now what?" 5 tips for rejected MBA applicants

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1. Get over it. Sure, it hurts when your dream doesn't come true. You put so much time and effort into that application. You felt so confident when you submitted it. So, how could the admissions committee possibly say no? But they did. And re-reading your...

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9 great "stress busters" for MBA applicants

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There's no shortage of reasons why people applying to top business schools feel some anxiety. Tight deadlines, cryptic essay questions, and tough competition are more than enough to distract -- or even overwhelm -- the most competent individual. So, what can you do to overcome,...

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4 tips for overcoming word-count limits on essays

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This guest post is by Jessica Burlingame, a senior admissions consultant with The MBA Exchange     “The present letter is a very long one, simply because I had no leisure to make it shorter,” wrote philosopher Blaise Pascal in 1657.   “How can I answer this essay question in...

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Is your MBA application REALLY done?

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At work. At home. Weekends. Nights. In your dreams (and nightmares).   You've devoted countless hours to tweaking your resume, pondering the short questions, crafting your essays through dozens (if not hundreds) of iterations.   You've had your family, friends and associates review the entire application ad nauseam to...

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Overcome Stiff B-School Competition as an International Applicant

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The number of international students applying to MBA programs in the United States has tripled over the last thirty years. Take Harvard Business School for example, the school reports that in 1985 their international bids made up 13% of their application pool. In 2015, the...

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