Applications

The “Wharton Difference” And Fit With The Program

By - Jul 28, 12:36 PM   Comments [0]

The Wharton MBA adcom offers you some help in shaping your Wharton application – by clearly and succinctly defining the four core components of “the Wharton difference.”  Understanding these components is a key to conveying your fit with the program. These four components are encompassed in...

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MBA Admissions Decisions: Should You Go Full-Time Or Part-Time?

By - Jul 27, 01:05 AM   Comments [0]

When I was applying to b-school, I contemplated part-time vs. full-time, and one of my best friends, Colleen, had to make the same decision at the same time. Ultimately, I decided to attend the full-time program at the University of Michigan. Colleen decided to attend a...

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UC Berkeley Haas 2016 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 26, 23:31 PM   Comments [0]

The supplemental information that Haas requests is almost unchanged. The essays are different from last years. For #1 they returned to an essay question two years ago. And for #2, they give you a choice of prompts. My tips are in blue below. Essays: At Berkeley-Haas, we seek...

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Money’s 2015-2016 Top 25 Best Value Colleges In The U.S.

By - Jul 26, 22:46 PM   Comments [0]

Which schools will give you the best bang for your tuition buck? Money ranks 736 four-year colleges based on 21 factors in three categories: affordability, educational quality, and alumni earnings. In terms of affordability the following factors were taken into account: tuition increases, parent and student...

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Short And Sweet: Tips For Writing “Mini” MBA Essays

By - Jul 26, 13:34 PM   Comments [0]

What is an admission committee’s message, intent, behind limiting an “essay” answer to 100, 200, or 300 characters? Just the facts, please. In fact, just the key facts. No adornment, no backstory, no extended rationale. Columbia Business School has had such a goals question for a few...

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UNC Kenan Flagler MBA Essay Questions Analysis 2015-16

By - Jul 22, 13:49 PM   Comments [0]

Application Deadlines Round 1 (Early Action) Application due: October 16, 2015 Decision released: December 14, 2015 Round 2 Application due: December 4, 2015 Decision released: February 1, 2016 Round 3 Application due: January 15, 2016 Decision released: March 15, 2016 Round 4 Application due: March 11, 2016 Decision released: April 25, 2016 MBA Admissions Selection Criteria We seek candidates...

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Train The Brain, Nail The GMAT [Or GRE]

By - Jul 22, 11:46 AM   Comments [0]

What do sports and graduate admissions test have in common? More than you’ve ever imagined. Have a GMAT or GRE coming up? Listen to our talk with Brett Ethridge, founder and CEO of Dominate the GMAT and Dominate the GRE for invaluable test prep insights and...

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Kellogg 2016 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 22, 11:34 AM   Comments [0]

In September 2014, Kellogg "rebranded" itself and adopted a more concrete (and in my opinion better) mission statement: "Inspiring growth." The video below explores and clarifies this mission as well as the values Kellogg holds dear. I highly recommend that you watch it to grasp Kellogg's fundamental principles.  A...

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Waitlisted – What Now?

By - Jul 20, 11:09 AM   Comments [0]

"Waitlisted - What Now?" is the latest post in our series Navigate the MBA Maze. First, a word of introduction: Realize that receiving a wait-list letter means you qualify for admission. You pass. You are probably on the wait-list (and not admitted) because they have already...

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Applying To Stanford GSB? Read This!

By - Jul 19, 23:33 PM   Comments [0]

Are you applying to Stanford GSB? Our webinar on Tuesday will give you the tools to create a strong application. You don’t want to miss this! Sign up now for Get Accepted to Stanford GSB, airing live on Tuesday, July 21, at 10am PT/1pm ET.   This article originally...

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