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The Importance of Defining Your MBA Goal

By - May 12, 13:01 PM   Comments [0]

Goals are not an afterthought in MBA admissions. They are front and center in the minds of many admissions directors. Put them front and center in your mind as you prepare to apply. What is an MBA Goal? A goal is something you want to do (not just study),...

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2017 Columbia Business School Class Profile

By - May 11, 00:03 AM   Comments [0]

Let’s take a look at who makes up Columbia’s class of 2017 (from the CBS website)… • Applications received: 5829 • Students accepted: 1048 • Students enrolled: 762 (Aug. entry class size – 559; Jan. entry class size – 203) • Women: 36% • U.S. minorities: 35% • International students: 42% • Average GMAT score: 715 • Middle 80% GMAT...

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IMD Announces New President

By - May 10, 13:34 PM   Comments [0]

Jean-François Manzoni will assume the role of IMD president starting January 1, 2017 for a five-year term. Manzoni is a French and Canadian citizen with a PhD from Harvard Business School. He was the Professor of Leadership and Organizational Development at IMD from 2004 to...

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MBA Admissions Advice for Career Changers

By - May 9, 13:11 PM   Comments [0]

As an IT consultant, how do you know equities research is the right career for you? How do you know you can handle the hours, the more Darwinian industry and company culture, the stress of having a pivotal impact on huge investment decisions? The MBA applicant...

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How to Write the Qualifications Summary for Your Resume

By - May 8, 23:18 PM   Comments [0]

The Qualifications Summary section of the resume is, in theory, the first section of the document that the reviewer will read: it sits at the very top after the applicant’s name and contact details, exactly where the eye is naturally drawn. However, if it is a...

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A Look at Life at MIT Sloan/Harvard Kennedy

By - May 8, 12:56 PM   Comments [0]

This interview is the latest in an Accepted blog series featuring interviews with MBA students, offering readers a behind-the-scenes look at top MBA programs. And now for a chat with Jessica Bixby, a student at MIT Sloan and Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Accepted: We'd like to get to...

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10 Tips for Better Essay Writing

By - May 8, 12:14 PM   Comments [1]

Want to show the adcom that you are a master of the written word, someone who knows how to convey their thoughtful experiences and insightful ideas eloquently? Then it's time you brush up on your basic writing skills with the following 10 tips: 1. Express yourself...

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Wharton MBA Student, Single Mom, Entrepreneur

By - May 4, 12:12 PM   Comments [0]

With Mother’s Day coming up, this week’s show features a mother, MBA student, and entrepreneur. Meet Divinity Matovu, founder of MBA Mama [1:04] Divinity grew up in Wisconsin, attended USC (where she majored in Political Science and African American Studies), and got bit by the social impact and...

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Get Accepted to Columbia Business School

By - May 4, 11:53 AM   Comments [0]

Dreaming of Columbia? Worried your application won’t make the cut? Find out what you need to do to get accepted! In this FREE, 1-hour webinar, Linda Abraham, Accepted Founder & CEO, will teach you: • The 4 key principles to gaining acceptance to Columbia Business School. • How...

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Tips for Applying to Part-Time MBA Programs

By - May 1, 11:27 AM   Comments [0]

The extensive available advice about applying to MBA programs was largely created with applicants to full-time MBA programs in mind. If you are applying to part-time MBA programs, most of this advice will be pertinent for you as well. But there are some nuances to applying to part-time programs that...

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