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First Drafts of Personal Statements: Let Yourself Go

By - Aug 4, 12:39 PM   Comments [0]

First drafts. These are probably the hardest part of the whole process for would-be applicants. There’s a sense of overwhelmedness, of trying to capture so much of your experience onto a single page. I’ve read hundreds of first drafts over the years. To be honest, most...

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Cornell’s Johnson School Launches One-Year Tech MBA in NYC

By - Aug 1, 05:07 AM   Comments [0]

The Johnson School at Cornell University has announced it will launch a new one-year, full-time MBA program based in New York City that combines business, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. The program is designed for those with a degree in science or technology, as well as...

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How Not to Fail the Failure Question

By - Jul 31, 10:34 AM   Comments [0]

Ross asks you to write about a time when you were “frustrated or disappointed.” IMD asks you to “comment on a situation where your leadership skills proved to be inadequate and what you learned.” Haas asks, “Describe a time in the last three years when...

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Harvard Business School Publishes Interesting Data about Classes of 2013-2015

By - Jul 30, 12:41 PM   Comments [0]

The following chart, or “histogram,” was just posted on the HBS admissions director blog. It shows the number of years since graduating undergrad for the classes of 2013-2015. A few key points: 1. Experience levels have been fairly stable. 2. One change: The number (73) of members of...

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Kellogg 2014 MBA Essays and Deadlines

By - Jul 30, 12:34 PM   Comments [0]

While this year Kellogg changed its MBA application less than it did last year, it too has cut word limits and it also removed its one short-answer question. There may be short answers as part of the online application, but that is not yet available. I...

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MBA Admissions: Ross and Marketing

By - Jul 29, 13:48 PM   Comments [0]

A quick glance at Michigan Ross: Ross currently ranks in 13th place as one of the best business schools, according to US News & World Report (March 2012). It is ranked in 5th place for marketing. Ross’s Class of 2014 This year’s incoming class had 502...

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How to Write about Overcoming Challenges without Sounding like a Whiner

By - Jul 28, 10:39 AM   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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Georgetown MBA Interview with Teri Delgado

By - Jul 28, 08:00 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. We hope to offer you a candid picture of student life, and what you should consider as you prepare your...

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Future Harvard Business School MBAs – Tune in TODAY!

By - Jul 25, 09:49 AM   Comments [0]

You have just a few minutes until today’s webinar, The Accepted Guide to Getting Into Harvard Business School! If you plan on applying to Harvard Business School or another top-tier MBA program, then you’ll want to make sure you catch the important advice that Linda will...

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4 New Ways to Display Teamwork in MBA Essays

By - Jul 24, 14:09 PM   Comments [0]

Teamwork, and its close cousin, leadership, are highly prized by MBA programs. Haven’t worked in teams on any regular basis? Don’t worry! There are more ways than you may realize to prove your chops in this area. Consider the following 4 options: 1. No Man is...

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