MBA Admissions Myth: “I Have No Weaknesses!”

By - May 19, 08:00 AM   Comments [0]

Most business schools will ask an applicant’s recommenders to describe a weakness of yours, or a time when they offered you constructive feedback. You may face great temptation to ask your recommenders to avoid writing anything critical or to present a “disguised strength” as a weakness. Your...

Read More

Tweets from top 100 business schools – all in one place

By - May 19, 07:45 AM   Comments [1]

Our new feature MBA Insights features Tweets from the top business schools all in one place.

Read More

Target U.S. Business Schools as a Latin American MBA Hopeful

By - May 19, 05:38 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com International students typically make up 25 percent to 40 percent of MBA cohorts at top U.S. business schools. It’s not surprising that the overwhelming majority of applicants from Latin America want to pursue an MBA degree...

Read More

The Ding and the MBA Reapplication: What NOT To Ask

By - May 19, 05:00 AM   Comments [0]

When you get dinged, it’s hard to stop the questions swirling around your head. And the self-doubt. And the anger. And more of the self-doubt. And a lot more questions. We hear ya. But the truth is, you’ve got work to do… and not much time...

Read More

GMAT Question of the Day (May 19): Algebra and Critical Reasoning

By - May 19, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Math (DS) If is a positive integer, is ? 1. 2. is a prime number Question Discussion & Explanation Correct Answer - A - (click and drag your mouse to see the answer) GMAT Daily Deals Only Knewton Gmat prep gives you access to >3,400 GMAT practice questions,...

Read More

Being “Ready” for INSEAD

By - May 18, 23:18 PM   Comments [0]

As admissions consultants, this is a fun time of year for a lot of reasons – mainly because people are getting into top programs left and right (and seemingly with more scholarship offers than ever before), but also because the current clients are laser focused...

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Read More

The Ding Analysis “Triangle” for MBA Applicants

By - May 18, 23:05 PM   Comments [0]

These days, in addition to helping our clients navigate financial aid decisions and a few waitlist scenarios, we also meet a lot of new folks who didn’t use admissions consulting services to apply – but now are wondering if perhaps they should have.  Most often,...

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Read More

Download: How to Apply to Columbia Business School Guide (Updated for 2014-2015)

By - May 18, 22:47 PM   Comments [0]

Our updated 2014/2015 “How to Apply to Columbia” Guide is the starting point for prospective applicants. This 11-page PDF is available for immediate download and is provided to prospective applicants at no cost. Download the Columbia Business School Guide > Excerpt: In the weeks and months immediately following...

Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Read More

Breaking Down Changes to Columbia’s Essays for 2014/2015

By - May 18, 22:10 PM   Comments [0]

As always, Columbia is the first top MBA program out of the gate with its new essay questions (for 2014-15).  This is no surprise, as CBS has both a January intake and an Early Decision deadline, so they quite simply need to get their essays...

Tags: , , , , , . Read More

Breaking Down Changes to Stanford GSB’s New Essays for 2014/2015

By - May 18, 22:02 PM   Comments [0]

The essays are releasing in a fast and furious fashion this year, as GSB comes hot on the heels of Columbia releasing its own essays.  With Stanford this year, we see further evidence of a school and admissions office that is completely dialed in to...

Tags: , , , , . Read More