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The Difference Between an Average MBA Application and a Great MBA Application

By - Aug 18, 07:12 AM   Comments [0]

Great MBA applications take work. With thousands of well qualified applicants from around the world chasing a few hundred coveted spots at top MBA programs, you can't afford to produce an average MBA application that gets lost in the shuffle. There is no such thing...

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3 Common Myths that Derail MBA Applications

By - Aug 4, 10:20 AM   Comments [0]

Welcome to the Critical Square version of Mythbusters - MBA admissions edition! While we don't feature any explosions or cool science experiments like the actual show, our team at Critical Square has identified 3 common myths that are worth busting to help get you one step...

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The Essentials of Applying to Harvard Business School

By - Jul 21, 09:13 AM   Comments [0]

Applying to Harvard Business School is intimidating. As reported by the school's website, HBS received almost 10,000 applications last year and only 11% made the cut to be admitted. Applying to Harvard means going head-to-head with the best and brightest around the world. Chances are...

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The Safe Approach to Identifying MBA Safety Schools

By - Jul 7, 08:37 AM   Comments [0]

When it comes to applying to business school there is no such thing as a sure bet. Top MBA programs are becoming increasingly difficult to get into and just because a school has a high acceptance rate doesn’t mean they’ll automatically let in everyone with...

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Is Business School Worth It If You Don’t Get Into a Top MBA Program?

By - Jun 23, 08:25 AM   Comments [0]

We can all agree that an MBA from Harvard, Stanford, Booth, or Wharton is validation to the world that you're a big deal. The big kahuna. The cat's meow. The big cheese! But some people say that not getting into a top MBA program makes applying a waste of time. That is...

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Exclusive Interview with Duff McDonald on McKinsey, Consulting, and Business School

By - Jun 23, 08:20 AM   Comments [0]

With so many applicants interested in joining a top tier consulting firm after graduation, we thought it would be a great idea to chat with the man who wrote the book on the industry’s largest player, what it stands for, and how it has shaped...

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Quick Tips to Improve Your MBA Goals Essays on Joining a Management Consulting Firm

By - Jun 9, 13:27 PM   Comments [1]

Getting that golden ticket into a top management consulting firm is a dream of many MBA applicants. After all, it's another great brand on your resume, you get to bounce from project to impact-driving project, and you accelerate your career even more. Who wouldn't want...

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How to Find the Perfect Recommender for Your MBA App

By - May 26, 07:18 AM   Comments [0]

All recommenders are not created equal. A sub-par recommendation from a recommender that doesn't have time, does't know you well, or lacks the ability to evaluate you can quickly undo all the hard work you have put into an MBA application. Yikes! Even if you happen...

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How Being More Like Beyonce Can Make You a Better MBA Applicant

By - Feb 24, 08:28 AM   Comments [0]

Getting the attention of an admissions committee at a top MBA program is no easy task. That’s why in this blog post we decided to turn to one of the most recognizable figures in today’s pop culture for lessons in how to stand out as...

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How to Get Off the MBA Waitlist

By - Dec 29, 13:36 PM   Comments [0]

Want more free tips, tricks, blog posts, and free resources? [Like us] on Facebook, [follow us] on Twitter, and [sign up] for our newsletter You put a lot of time and effort into your MBA applications and, after months of hard work, you're...waiting. It's ok to...

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