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Why Columbia Video: What You Can Learn

By - Oct 18, 05:59 AM   Comments [0]

The creator of this video combined a little bit of Twitter with a dash of Columbia Business School’s MBA essay questions to create a video with lots of succinct reasons to attend CBS. I have no idea if he was encouraged, abetted, or aided...

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He Scored 700 on the GMAT—and He Retook It?

By - Oct 13, 19:31 PM   Comments [0]

MissionGMAT probably raised a few eyebrows among his readers when he revealed that he recently scored 700 on the GMAT, but decided to retake it. “I could not resist my urge to retake it simply because I had a wonderful time studying (and great...

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Exactly What are Goals?

By - Oct 13, 19:28 PM   Comments [0]

This post is the second of five posts in our Why MBA series. “I want to move from the buy side to the sell side.” “I want to shift from technology consulting to investment banking.” Not goals. An engineer once really said to me, “I want to go...

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MBA Essay Questions: The Jokers

By - Oct 12, 19:32 PM   Comments [0]

What should you do if you have to answer a question with no question? No guidelines? No direction?It’s wide open. You have wildcard. A joker. Watch this video to learn how best to play that colorful card. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjgQ489BB38&w=320&h=240&rel=0[/youtube]   Have more questions about writing great MBA essays? Review MBA...

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MBA Dictionary: How To Talk Like a CEO, Part 2

By - Oct 12, 13:33 PM   Comments [0]

In the second MBA Dictionary post, we cover 16 more corporate and academic terms you should know if you want to fit in in the boardroom and understand your CEO’s jokes. At the same time, make sure not to overuse them, or you’ll...

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Consortium 2012 MBA Application Questions, Deadlines, Tips

By - Oct 10, 05:41 AM   Comments [0]

Consortium 2012 MBA Application Essay Questions My comments are in blue. This year’s core application questions are identical to last year’s, and I’ve posted their guidelines from 2009 as well below:* The following essay questions provide us with an opportunity to evaluate your strengths...

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Indiana Kelley 2012 MBA Application Questions, Deadlines, Tips

By - Oct 9, 05:37 AM   Comments [0]

Indiana Kelley 2012 MBA Essay Questions Your essays will give us an idea of your personality, perspectives, and opinions and will let us know how closely your professional objectives match the objectives of the MBA program. All applicants must answer essay number 1. You must also choose...

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Duke MBA—Cross-Continent Program Application Essays and Tips

By - Oct 7, 05:35 AM   Comments [0]

The current Duke MBA – Cross Continent Program essay questions cover broad ground potentially, although there are just two required. They give you leeway to identify and describe the experiences, skills, and other factors that will most advantageously represent your candidacy. Moreover, the fact that...

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Steve Jobs: 4 Lessons for MBA Applicants

By - Oct 6, 18:21 PM   Comments [0]

Steve Jobs never finished college, not to mention graduate business school, but he became a legendary business leader. As the world stops to consider the enormous contribution of this visionary, I also was thinking about his legacy, and after fifteen years as...

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Why Write a Blog Post Series on MBA Goals?

By - Oct 6, 05:31 AM   Comments [0]

This post is the first of five posts in our new Why MBA series. A few years ago, in the good old days when Wharton still offered feedback to rejected applicants, I talked with a potential client who happened to be reapplying to Wharton. ...

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