Getting Into the MBA Program: mbaMission’s 2014-2015 Harvard Business School Essay Analysis

By - Jun 21, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Last year, Harvard Business School (HBS) took a new approach to the application essay questions for its MBA program, moving from multiple queries to one very open-ended prompt with no clear word limit. This year, HBS Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Dee Leopold seems...

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Getting Into the MBA Program: mbaMission’s 2014-2015 Dartmouth Tuck Essay Analysis

By - Jun 21, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Following what seems to be an emerging trend this season, the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College has decreased the number of required applications essays for their MBA program this year from (an already fairly minimal) three to just two 500-word submissions, one of...

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Pounding the Table (and keyboard!) – Selecting & Managing Recommenders

By - Jun 20, 11:50 AM   Comments [0]

Almost all of the recommendations that schools receive are “good”. Probably the vast, vast majority are nice letters with flowing adjectives and general support that would make the average candidate think they’ve got their golden ticket into the program. The fact of the matter is,...

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Become a GMAT Sentence Correction Master

By - Jun 20, 10:38 AM   Comments [0]

Think of a Sentence Correction (SC) problem as a hall of mirrors. In a hall of mirrors, each reflective surface gives you a distorted version of yourself, but of course you always maintain a sense of what you really look like.

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GMAT Question of the Day (June 20): Coordinate Geometry and Sentence Correction

By - Jun 20, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Math (PS) If equation encloses a certain region on the coordinate plane, what is the area of this region? (A) 20 (B) 50 (C) 100 (D) 200 (E) 400 Question Discussion & Explanation Correct Answer - D - (click and drag your mouse to see the answer) GMAT Daily Deals e-GMAT’s methods help non-natives...

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Developing Engaging Stories for MBA Essays: Week # 5 -Tip #5

By - Jun 19, 23:00 PM   Comments [0]

Organize Your Story Well Proper structure is a key component of effective essays. It is a glue that blends together all the pieces of your story. Whether you are narrating your cultural experience, setback or ethical dilemma experience or are discussing your career progression story leading...

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Harvard Business School: Analytical Aptitude and Appetite

By - Jun 19, 12:32 PM   Comments [0]

So HBS wants “analytical aptitude and appetite.” What is there to add? I mean, it’s pretty obvious. We didn’t really need HBS to say it. Yet they did say it. Maybe it’s not as obvious as it sounds. Let’s take a look. Analytical: This concept encompasses a...

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Ready, Set, Strategize! The nuts & bolts of planning your application season!

By - Jun 19, 11:45 AM   Comments [1]

With applications for the MBA classes of 2017 coming out shortly, now is the perfect time to start developing your application strategy! The process is challenging and, unfortunately, schools haven’t made it any easier. A well articulated plan is not a “nice-to-have”, but rather a...

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Darden School of Business 2014-2015 Deadlines

By - Jun 19, 09:38 AM   Comments [0]

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has announced the application deadlines for the 2014-2015 MBA admissions season. Round One Deadline: October 10, 2014 Decision: December 17, 2014 Round 2 Deadline: January 7, 2015 Decision: March 25, 2015 Round 3 Deadline: April 1, 2015 Decision: May 6, 2015 The MBA application will be available...

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Leopold Gives Insight Into HBS Admissions Process

By - Jun 19, 09:27 AM   Comments [0]

Any applicant looking for insight into the admissions process at Harvard Business School must read Poets & Quants in-depth interview with admissions director Dee Leopold. The world of MBA admissions has changed dramatically in the 35 years she’s been at it, and applicants will appreciate...

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