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LBS Launches New Finance Master’s For New Grads

By - Jun 29, 23:50 PM   Comments [0]

LBS has announced a new master’s program in finance. The new Master’s in Financial Analysis (MFA) will be a 12-month intensive program aimed at recent graduates from quantitatively-focused fields, who want a rigorous grad program that will prepare them for careers in the finance sector. The...

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How To Write About Overcoming Challenges Without Sounding Like A Whiner

By - Jun 24, 22:56 PM   Comments [0]

It’s a classic MBA essay question: Write about a time when you overcame a challenge. How did you handle it? What did you learn from the experience? Let’s start by easing one worry you may have. Not everyone has faced a significant challenge at work by...

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Applying to Stanford GSB? Get to know Garth Saloner, Derrick Bolton and the “Moral Advantage”

By - Jun 23, 00:48 AM   Comments [0]

By Paul Lanzillotti | Amerasia Consulting Group | Who is Garth Saloner? If you are going to apply to the most selective MBA program in the world, you should recognize the impact that Professor-turned-Dean Garth Saloner has had at GSB.  Even though he took over the reins...

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MBA Admissions: Letters of Recommendation

By - Jun 22, 23:06 PM   Comments [0]

"MBA Admissions: Letters of Recommendation" is the latest post in our series, Navigate the MBA Maze. The best letters of recommendation come from people who have seen you perform. The weakest letters are of the “character reference” variety (from the clergy member who knows you only...

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MBA Candidate Differentiation: Do NOT Try This at Home | Amerasia Consulting Group

By - Jun 22, 06:53 AM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff | Amerasia Consulting Group | MBA Admissions Consultants | Originally published at www.amerasiaconsulting.com Time to go full PSA here.  I'm talking all alarms ringing, sirens, whatever it takes to get your attention.  By "you" I mean: anyone applying to business school.  You need to...

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Applying For Your MBA Through The Consortium: Best Deal In Town

By - Jun 21, 23:40 PM   Comments [0]

Our consultants receive a lot of questions from clients about applying to MBA programs through The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management.  I’ve heard myths flying around that applying to one (or more) of the 18 Consortium schools through The Consortium’s application is disadvantageous.  But...

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Around The Word At MIT Sloan

By - Jun 21, 00:51 AM   Comments [0]

This interview is the latest in an Accepted.com blog series featuring interviews with current MBA students, offering readers a behind-the-scenes look at top MBA programs. And now for a chat with Kate Agnew, a student at MIT Sloan.... Accepted: We’d like to get to know you!...

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MBA Candidates, Read These Quotes for a New Perspective on Leadership

By - Jun 18, 23:14 PM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff, Amerasia Consulting Group This is a quick one, but a worthy one.  "Leadership" might very well be the most "cussed and discussed" (hat tip, Harry Truman) word in the MBA landscape, given the prominence given to the concept by schools and candidates alike.  But...

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Recommend Reading for MBA Applicants: “The Obstacle is the Way” by Ryan Holiday

By - Jun 18, 02:01 AM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff, Amerasia Consulting Group Partly because I've been reading some great books lately and partly because I want a break from writing about essays, I am starting something new - offering "recommended reading" to MBA applicants.  Now, please understand that I know you are...

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What Stanford Wants – A Moral Compass

By - Jun 18, 01:24 AM   Comments [0]

By Paul Lanzillotti, Amerasia Consulting Group If you read the latest editions of our “How to Apply to Harvard Business School” and "How to Apply to Stanford GSB" guides, you already know that cultivating a real reason for applying to an elite MBA goes week beyond the school's name, rank,...

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