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5 Myths about applying to top MBA programs, busted!

By - May 18, 14:09 PM   Comments [0]

As you begin the arduous process of putting together your MBA applications, you might wonder which of the conventional wisdom you hear from your friends or read on the Internet is actually true. Many times different sources lead you in different directions causing additional angst....

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How to Select Your MBA Recommenders

By - May 10, 10:12 AM   Comments [0]

With services that help candidates with MBA applications increasing in popularity, business schools have gotten very good at vetting candidates. Schools are able to detect personality, authenticity, and originality. These trends make letters of recommendation a highly critical piece of an application. Therefore, you want to choose...

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4 Tips for Selecting the Right MBA Recommenders

By - May 10, 10:12 AM   Comments [0]

What every MBA candidate should know to select the right persons to write your letters of recommendation. The right choice can be the difference between being accepted and getting turned down. With services that help candidates with MBA applications increasing in popularity, business schools have...

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It’s May! Top 7 Steps All MBA Applicants Should Be Taking Now

By - May 3, 10:48 AM   Comments [0]

By Harold Simansky, Stratus Prep MBA Admissions Consultant & MIT Sloan MBA As May arrives and the weather improves, application deadlines feel about a thousand years away… and here is where the trouble begins. Much as the old adage describes, “complacency breeds mediocrity,” so too...

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How the Admissions Committee Builds a MBA Class

By - Apr 25, 06:11 AM   Comments [0]

Find out who you are really competing against One of the most popular questions that I get from MBA applicants is how do admissions committees create a class? To answer this question, it is most easily explained with one of my favorite hobbies, cooking, and...

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Are You Prepared for MBA Application Season?

By - Jun 9, 09:34 AM   Comments [0]

MBA Application season is here.   If we look to the trends, admission to a top MBA program remains as daunting as ever—despite the very minimal increases in admit rate when compared with last year.  In fact, the admit rate remained on par with last year’s...

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Four Week Countdown: Strategize Now, Before MBA Applications Are Released

By - Apr 28, 13:12 PM   Comments [0]

The Boys Scouts weren’t kidding: preparation is essential. There are approximately four weeks until MBA applications are released for the 2015-16 admission season. While it may seem like a waiting game, it is anything but. This is a critical time in the MBA application process....

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Overcome Stiff B-School Competition as an International Applicant

By - Feb 19, 18:45 PM   Comments [0]

The number of international students applying to MBA programs in the United States has tripled over the last thirty years. Take Harvard Business School for example, the school reports that in 1985 their international bids made up 13% of their application pool. In 2015, the...

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Get Involved: Community Leadership Can Enrich Your MBA Application

By - Jan 30, 17:00 PM   Comments [0]

Every year the crop of candidates applying to top MBA programs becomes more and more competitive. Many applicants may think that the ideal candidate from the perspective of the admissions committee is largely based on a formula of numbers such as GPA and GMAT score....

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Prepare Now for 2015 Round 1: Six Steps to Achieve Your Strongest MBA Application

By - Jan 22, 10:39 AM   Comments [0]

Many business school candidates make the decision to apply to business school years in advance, while others decide that business school is the route to achieve their professional goals only a few months before applications are due. No matter when an applicant determines that business...

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