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Tips for Improving Your MBA Reapplicant Strategy

By - Nov 9, 15:50 PM   Comments [0]

If you are an MBA reapplicant looking for redemption after last year's applications didn't go your way, you found the right blog post. At Critical Square we believe in second chances and, luckily, so do the admissions committees. The key to any successful MBA reapplicant...

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When is the Right Time to Pursue an MBA?

By - Oct 25, 08:44 AM   Comments [0]

Life stopped being easy after undergrad for most of us. Up until then there was a defined path and clear timeline to education: High School > College > Job. It was a time of exploring and the consequences of choosing the wrong college or getting...

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Overcoming Average Work Experience in Your MBA Application

By - Oct 25, 08:42 AM   Comments [0]

It is no secret that getting into business school is a lot easier for MBA applicants with work experience in sexy fields or who have one-of-kind, extraordinary backgrounds. However, most applicants to top MBA programs have typical careers as an analyst, engineer, or salesperson. So the question becomes –...

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Application Tips for All You MBA Applicants with Non-Quant Backgrounds

By - Oct 25, 08:40 AM   Comments [0]

Terrified that the admissions committee is going to be underwhelmed with your lack of experience in analytical and quant skills? Well don’t worry. Lucky for you MBA programs aren’t interested in filling classrooms to the brim with quant jockeys that know the ins and outs...

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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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