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Columbia 2015 Executive MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 14, 09:04 AM   Comments [0]

These essay questions focus mostly on the present and future. There’s a little room to discuss relevant past experiences, but not much, so don’t expect to richly portray your personal and/or professional development. Moreover, if the Columbia EMBA adcom wanted this information, they would ask...

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The GMAT and EMBA Programs

By - Jul 13, 07:20 AM   Comments [0]

With fulltime MBA programs, it is fairly obvious why the GMAT is such an important component to one’s application – with less work experience, admissions committees need to find other measurements to gauge potential success in a program. Academic preparedness can clearly be evidenced with...

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MBA Scholarships: How Do I Apply and What Should I Emphasize?

By - Jul 10, 08:20 AM   Comments [0]

While each school has its own unique scholarship offerings (merit only, merit and need, need only), they do so for a variety of reasons. Similar to admissions, a director will consider your academic indicators, your work experience, your extra-curricular activities, your goals and your community...

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Introducing Consultant Lisa Gruenbaum

By - Jul 9, 08:55 AM   Comments [0]

We warmly welcome Lisa Gruenbaum to the Accepted.com consulting family! Lisa brings with her vast experiences as an admissions reader at UPenn’s undergraduate schools and at Wharton’s MBA Program. She has reviewed literally thousands of essays, transcripts, resumes, and recommendations, along the way learning what...

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UC Berkeley Haas 2015 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 3, 08:10 AM   Comments [0]

Haas’ application this year has relatively minor changes. It replaced last year’s #1, which was a somewhat artsy question about a song that expresses who you are, with a straightforward question about a transformational experience. The other significant change is that Haas provides word length...

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GMAT NEWSFLASH: GMAT to Feature Score Preview

By - Jun 29, 13:30 PM   Comments [0]

There’s big news going on at GMAC this week: they’ve announced a new and exciting GMAT feature – test takers will now be able to view their GMAT scores before either reporting or canceling them. This update will take effect this Friday, June 27, 2014,...

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Adapting Your List of B-Schools as the Season Progresses

By - Jun 25, 08:50 AM   Comments [0]

“Adapting Your List of B-Schools as the Season Progresses” is excerpted from the Accepted.com special report, Best MBA Programs: A Guide to Selecting the Right One. To download the entire free special report, click here. As I noted earlier, your initial school list isn’t set...

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Columbia Business School Hosts AIGAC!

By - Jun 25, 07:30 AM   Comments [0]

On May 30, Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants (AIGAC) conference attendees had the privilege and pleasure of learning firsthand from Columbia Business School admissions officials, professors, students, and administrators about latest developments at CBS. One big takeaway for me – CBS admissions has become friendlier,...

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2014 B-School Grads Flock to Jobs in Tech, Healthcare, and Manufacturing

By - Jun 24, 09:16 AM   Comments [0]

A GMAC press release presents the results of the most recent global student exit survey (of 3049 grads from 111 schools who responded in February and March), revealing that those students seeking jobs in traditional fields like consulting, products/services, and finance/accounting were more likely to...

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HBS 2014 Class Profile

By - Jun 24, 08:13 AM   Comments [0]

Let’s take a look at who comprises the 2014 incoming class at Harvard Business School (from the HBS site): • Percent admitted: 12% • Percent of women: 41% • Percent of international applicants: 35% • Median GMAT: 730 • Complete GMAT range (lowest and highest scores): 580-790 (note that there...

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