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MBA Admissions 2013: What’s New – Now Available!

By - Aug 13, 01:00 AM   Comments [0]

Recently, Linda presented an exciting webinar about the quirks and changes of the current MBA application season. That webinar, MBA Admissions 2013: What’s New?, is now available for online viewing, anytime and anywhere. Some of the topics that Linda addresses during the webinar include: What are today’s admissions...

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MBA Admissions: Columbia Business School & Finance

By - Aug 13, 00:56 AM   Comments [0]

A quick glance at Columbia Business School: Columbia currently ranks in eighth place as one of the best business schools, according to US News & World Report (March 2012). It was ranked #4 for finance. Columbia’s Class of 2013 and Finance 6669 people applied to Columbia...

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Love the Olympics? Wed Your Business Career with Sports!

By - Aug 13, 00:51 AM   Comments [0]

Is watching the Olympics giving you the itch for a career in sports management? It’s a thriving, and increasingly global, industry – and as a result numerous MBA programs offer a specialization in sport management. (There are also sports management MA and MS programs –...

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Student Loans: A Market that “Needed Disruption”

By - Aug 10, 03:29 AM   Comments [0]

According to a Poets & Quants article, “Disrupting The MBA Loan Market,” Mike Cagney, Sloan Fellow at Stanford GSB, saw some major problems with the current student loan system and decided to do something about it. With school loan default rates as high as 18%...

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Upcoming Forté Forum Events + FREE Smarties Books!

By - Aug 10, 03:23 AM   Comments [0]

Eminent women business leaders and admission officers from top MBA programs will be available for mingling, networking, and advising on MBA admissions, financial aid, and careers for women during the upcoming Forté Forum events. Additionally, four lucky participants will win free copies of Linda Abraham’s and...

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MBA Admissions: 3 Reasons It’s a Good Time to Apply

By - Aug 10, 03:16 AM   Comments [0]

A recent Businessweek article, “As Applications Flag, U.S. B-Schools Hit the Road,” discusses the implications of the new five-year GMAT test taking low (8% fewer tests taken in 2011 than in 2010). Not surprisingly, the number of U.S. applicants applying to U.S. b-schools is also...

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Should You Submit in Round 1 or Round 2?

By - Aug 8, 18:18 PM   Comments [0]

  At some point, every candidate takes a moment to think about when to submit his/her application(s). Inevitably, we find that two common concerns tend to crop up: 1) “If I apply in Round 1, will my application get lost among those of the ‘uber-type-As’?” 2) “If I apply in...

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3 Wharton MBA Program Updates

By - Aug 8, 02:44 AM   Comments [0]

A recent Poets & Quants article outlines three important updates to the Wharton admissions process and curriculum. The three innovations are: 1. Team-Based Discussion for MBA Applicants Wharton’s vice dean, Karl T. Ulrich, says that these discussions or “tests” will give the admissions committee a new “tool to...

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Athletic Appeal in Admissions

By - Aug 7, 14:42 PM   Comments [0]

  Long before Gabby Douglas flew through her floor exercise and Michael Phelps dominated the pool, admissions directors have been impressed by athletes. From stories about the perfect basket, goal, spike or serve, athletes have wonderful stories that display their endurance, strength, leadership and team skills. Fascinated...

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UCLA Anderson 2013 MBA Application Questions, Tips

By - Aug 7, 14:37 PM   Comments [0]

The advice that UCLA Anderson provides below is excellent, not just for Anderson’s essays, but for most MBA essays. Read it carefully. UCLA Anderson 2013 MBA Essay Questions Essays are the primary way for you to share your perspectives and plans. The best essays are introspective,...

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