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Sample Essay from Admitted HBS Student: The Mechanical Engineer

By - Sep 6, 15:59 PM   Comments [0]

This sample essay is from The Harbus MBA Essay Guide Summer 2016 Edition and is reprinted with permission from Harbus. Author’s Home Country: United States of America Author’s Previous Industry/Profession: Operations consulting, operations management Author Gender: Male Analysis: The author focuses his essay on two themes -...

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NYU Stern MBA Student, Published Author and Journalist Writes His Way to Success

By - Sep 5, 07:00 AM   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 Keith Riegert.... Accepted: We'd like to get to know you! Where are you from? Where and what did...

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How to Fund Your International MBA in the U.S. [On-Demand Webinar]

By - Sep 4, 12:00 PM   Comments [0]

We're  happy to report that our recent webinar, How to Fund Your International MBA in the U.S., was a great success! Our guests left with important information and tips on how to approach those pricey U.S. b-school bills as a foreign student. If you missed the webinar (or...

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5 Tips for Improving Your AWA Essay on the GRE

By - Sep 4, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

The GRE has three sections: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA). For many students, the AWA is the hardest section. Here, you need to write your own essay, rather than simply answering multiple choice questions as you would on Quants and...

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MBA Admissions: Does Extracurricular Equal Extra Credit?

By - Sep 4, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

YES! Don’t underestimate the value of non-academic, non-work activities! These activities that you participate in – hobbies, sports, volunteering, etc. – do tons to liven up your otherwise one-dimensional application. Here are some reasons why you should bulk up your extracurricular quotient: 1. Extracurricular activities add life and...

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Mission and Admissions at Yale School of Management [Episode 169]

By - Sep 2, 12:51 PM   Comments [0]

Which MBA program just revealed that over half its alumni network gives back to the school? Yale SOM. That’s more than double most schools’ giving rate. Which MBA program experienced a 6% increase in applications in 2016 on top of a whopping 25% increase in 2015?...

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Yale SOM 2016-17 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Sep 1, 18:59 PM   Comments [0]

Yale has a brand new question this year. And one that is fairly distinctive among bschools. As you did last year, you need to make the most of that single essay, but you also need to take the time to make every box in the application...

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Columbia 2016-17 Executive MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Sep 1, 14:22 PM   Comments [0]

These essay questions focus mostly on the present and future, so don’t expect to elaborately portray your professional development as a prelude to your goals. Be guided by Columbia adcom’s focus and give them what they ask for, in aggregate: a vivid sense of engagement;...

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A Georgetown McDonough MBA Student with a Passion for Public Policy

By - Sep 1, 07:00 AM   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 Saat Alety.... Accepted: We'd like to get to know you! Where are you from? Where and what did you...

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Stanford Graduate School of Business Class of 2017 Profile

By - Aug 31, 15:32 PM   Comments [0]

Who will be graduating next year from Stanford GSB? Let’s take a look at the class of 2017 (from the Stanford website)… • Applications received: 7,899 • Students matriculated: 407 • Women: 40% • International: 40% • U.S. minorities: 19% • Average GMAT score: 733 • Range of GMAT score: 570-800 • TOEFL:...

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