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The EMBA Edge

By - Aug 20, 12:27 PM   Comments [0]

Information dedicated to EMBA applicants specifically has been lacking. You EMBA applicants frequently read regular MBA admissions material and wondered, "Is it really for me?" That has just changed. Now there is a guide really for you: The EMBA Edge: A Guide to EMBA Admissions, by...

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The MBA Tour is Coming

By - Aug 19, 08:57 AM   Comments [0]

The MBA Tour will visit the following cities in the next couple of months. Mark your calendar. Take advantage of these opportunities to learn more about MBA admissions and meet with school representatives. In Asia Sep 3, 09 Tokyo Sep 5, 09 Seoul Sep 7, 09 Taipei Sep 10, 09 Beijing Sep 12, 09 Shanghai Sep 15,...

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MBA Admissions: Other Dimensions of Fit

By - Aug 14, 12:00 PM   Comments [0]

I have repeatedly emphasized the importance of post-MBA goals in choosing schools and ultimately in demonstrating fit with your target programs. However, goals are not the only element in determining fit. Rose Martinelli, Associate Dean for Student Recruitment and Admissions at Chicago Booth School of Business...

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MBA Letters of Recommendation

By - Aug 14, 11:00 AM   Comments [0]

Just Wednesday in the MIT Sloan MBA admissions chat, an applicant made light of letters of recommendation and their role in the application process. Jennifer Barba, Assistant Director of MBA Admissions, responded: "The rec letters are a crucial piece of our evalutation. It's the only part...

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MBA Admissions News Round Up

By - Aug 12, 12:56 PM   Comments [0]

Several worthwhile pieces of interest came out over the last few days: BusinessWeek published this week a review of six GMAT test prep companies, including user feedback. The six companies are Kaplan, Princeton Review, Newton, Manhattan GMAT, Manhattan Review, and Veritas Prep Dartmouth announced this week that...

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MBA Admissions News: MIT Sloan, Tuck, Ross, Booth, Admissions Trends, Chicago Connect

By - Aug 10, 11:15 AM   Comments [0]

Here's what's going on: MIT Sloan Q&A. MIT Sloan launches this years series of chats for Accepted. We will host Jennifer Burke Barba, MIT Sloan's Assistant Director of MBA Admissions, and other members of the MIT team on Wednesday August 12 10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET/...

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Duke Fuqua 2010 MBA Application Questions, Deadlines, Tips

By - Aug 9, 23:34 PM   Comments [0]

Duke Fuqua 2010 MBA Essay Questions My comments are in red. Three essay questions must be completed before submitting your application. Prepare your essays carefully. The Admissions Committee considers your responses to the following questions important in the selection process. Please respond fully and concisely using 1.5...

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Michigan Ross 2010 MBA Application Questions, Deadlines, Tips.

By - Aug 7, 12:32 PM   Comments [0]

MICHIGAN ROSS 2010 MBA ESSAY QUESTIONS The application is identical to last year's application, and I have only tweaked my suggestions from last year. Although Ross' questions may appear superficial or generic, don't be fooled. Ross does not want generic answers. Your answers need to connect to...

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Duke Fuqua 2010 MBA Essay Questions

By - Aug 7, 12:30 PM   Comments [0]

Duke has streamlined its application process and is asking three questions this year as opposed to last year's four. I'll post comments in the next few days. Duke Fuqua Essays for Fall 2010 Entry Three essay questions must be completed before submitting your application. Prepare your essays...

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Forbes ROI MBA Rankings for 2010

By - Aug 5, 12:30 PM   Comments [0]

Forbes published today its 2010 MBA rankings for US and non-US MBA programs. The Forbes ranking is based on ROI, specifically "the return on investment achieved by the graduates from the class of 2004." Forbes surveyed 17,000 alumni at 103 schools and heard back from...

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