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What to Do if You’re Light on Extracurriculars

By - May 31, 09:23 AM   Comments [0]

If you’re applying to business schools in Round 1, the process of pulling your materials together will consume much of your life in the coming months. Of particular focus will be planning how to best position yourself. If you’ve taken on leadership roles in volunteer...

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The MBA Recommendation Game Changer

By - May 31, 06:05 AM   Comments [0]

EXPARTUS MBA Admissions Recommendations are important. How important? Well, here’s what Stanford Dean of Admissions Derrick Bolton had to say in an interview with the Stanford Business Reporter: If you asked me “could I make a decision on an application without essays?” I would say “absolutely,”...

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Michigan Ross 2016-17 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - May 31, 02:53 AM   Comments [0]

Michigan Ross changed slightly its first question this year and reduced the number of words available to you for the second essay question. It also allows you to write an Optional Statement. I'm not sure if that was available last year.   Before you sit down...

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IU Kelley MBA Program Fall 2017 Essays

By - May 30, 09:34 AM   Comments [0]

The Kelley MBA program at Indiana University has posted the MBA essay questions for the 2016-2017 admissions cycle. They remain unchanged from last season, and are as follows: 1. Please discuss your immediate post-MBA professional goals. How will your professional experience, when combined with a Kelley...

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LinkedIn Your Application, Part 3

By - May 29, 11:01 AM   Comments [0]

Sue saw on LinkedIn that Nicole is a current student at her target MBA program and from a similar background to her own. Sue had a lot of questions about the program, so she sent Nicole a LinkedIn inMail message to see if she was...

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Catching Up with Vandana About Kellogg, Apple & International Applicant Tips

By - May 29, 01:57 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 Vandana Sathpathy, a student at Northwestern Kellogg. (We first met Vandana last year – you can read...

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By - May 27, 12:06 PM   Comments [0]

Matt Symonds is a Director of Fortuna Admissions and regular contributor to Poets and Quants. The following is adapted from his original article posted May 9, 2016. A great GPA and spectacular GMAT score are no guarantee of acceptance in the world’s top MBA programs....

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Targeted Advice for MIT Sloan Applicants

By - May 27, 09:47 AM   Comments [0]

Is MIT Sloan School of Management on your short list of target schools for this fall’s MBA application season? It’s a phenomenal, highly academic program that draws on the MIT culture at large to offer cutting-edge classes and services, recruit acclaimed faculty, and foster collaborative...

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Stanford GSB Names Jonathan Levin New Dean

By - May 26, 11:45 AM   Comments [0]

A Stanford GSB news article states that Jonathan Levin, former chair of the Stanford Department of Economics, will replace the top business school's current dean, Garth Saloner, as of September 1, 2016. Saloner resigned after serving as dean for the last seven years. Levin, a renowned...

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Cornell Receives $25M Donation To Expand MBA Program

By - May 26, 11:40 AM   Comments [0]

The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management has received a $25 million gift from alumnus David Breazzano, one of the largest donations ever made to business education at Cornell. Breazzano’s gift will help fund the state-of-the-art, six-story classroom and office complex currently under construction in...

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