Applications

My Thoughts on the HBS Essay

By - May 22, 19:59 PM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff of the Amerasia Consulting Group Unlike Columbia and Stanford, HBS did not make any changes to its essay from last year.  As explained by Dee Leopold in her blog, they were quite simply happy with the content that this prompted generated.  Those handful...

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HBS R1 News for Class of 2017

By - May 22, 14:16 PM   Comments [0]

Last week, Dee Leopold, Harvard Business School’s Admissions Director, made three important announcements regarding the HBS MBA application for the class entering in August 2015. First, the optional essay question, or as Leopold refers to it, “the (optional) ‘essay’ question.” The question for the 2015 application...

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Analyze 4 GMAT Score Case Studies in Thursday’s Webinar

By - May 21, 13:09 PM   Comments [0]

You’re running out of time to reserve your spot for tomorrow’s free webinar, That GMAT Score: Implications for Your MBA Application. Linda Abraham is going to analyze 4 different applicant case studies focusing on their GMAT scores and the question of retaking or not. So register for...

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Low GMAT Score? Don’t Panic…Yet.

By - May 21, 12:36 PM   Comments [0]

A low GMAT score or a low GPA is not necessarily an MBA deal breaker. No adcom is going to admit or dismiss a candidate based solely on one semester’s poor GPA or a low verbal GMAT score without also reflecting on other numbers as...

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What My MBA at Harvard Did NOT Teach Me

By - May 21, 12:31 PM   Comments [0]

This is a guest post by Harvard Business School MBA student Ben Faw, who posted it on LinkedIn last week. Linda saw it and liked it, and was thrilled when Ben allowed us to post it here. It provides a wonderful perspective on the MBA...

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Developing Engaging Stories for Your Essays- Week #1 Tip # 1

By - May 21, 09:46 AM   Comments [0]

The next application season is fast approaching, and B-school aspirants have already started gearing up for putting together various aspects of their application package. Some of you must be preparing for your GMAT while some must be busy researching schools and reaching out to the...

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Reaches, On-Pars, and Safeties

By - May 20, 13:02 PM   Comments [0]

“Reaches, On-Pars, and Safeties” is excerpted from the Accepted.com special report, Best MBA Programs: A Guide to Selecting the Right One. To download the entire free special report, click here. It’s now time to determine what types and levels of MBA programs you’re competitive and...

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Handling a Low GMAT Verbal Score

By - May 20, 07:25 AM   Comments [0]

Recently I talked about overcoming the challenge of a low GMAT quant score. Today we’ll discuss how to handle a less-than-perfect verbal score. With such a strong emphasis on teamwork and communication in b-school (and for the rest of your life as a successful businessperson), it’s...

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Mind Mapping Columbia Business School – A Visualization Tool for CBS Applicants

By - May 20, 02:22 AM   Comments [0]

By the Amerasia Consulting Group Columbia Business School rolled out a few major UI updates to their MBA website a few months ago, and well, I could not find a few things.  Truth be told, I give Columbia’s MBA website a better than average grade overall.  However, I wanted...

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Applying to INSEAD’s January Intake? Download Our Complimentary How to Apply to INSEAD Guide

By - May 20, 01:49 AM   Comments [0]

Every year, we work with a growing number of INSEAD applicants who decide to take advantage of the staggered intake system to submit a sterling “summer app” to what many believe is the top non-U.S. business school in the world.  It is due to this...

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