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From Luxury Marketing to Entrepreneurship: A Talk with Daria Burke

By - Aug 8, 10:45 AM   Comments [0]

How does someone with a degree in English end up pursuing an MBA at NYU Stern? Why attend a program famous for its ties to Wall St. when you’re interested in marketing? And why abandon the glamorous world of beauty and luxury marketing for the...

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Cornell Tech Reengineers MBA Program

By - Aug 8, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

Cornell Tech and Cornell Johnson have teamed up to create a one-year MBA program that will better meet the growing technological needs of today’s business world. The Cornell Tech MBA will combine elements from Cornell’s computing and engineering programs with Johnson’s culture of entrepreneurship, collaboration,...

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UC Berkeley Haas School of Business MBA Essay Tips

By - Aug 8, 05:09 AM   Comments [0]

Berkeley Haas admissions has been fairly consistent with prior years in this new set of essays for the 2013/2014 applicant. While many schools reduced the number of essay significantly this year, Haas has reduced only slightly from five to four required essays. The set of...

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Yale SOM 2014 Essay Tips and Deadlines

By - Aug 7, 13:13 PM   Comments [0]

The reduced essay requirements means that you have to make the boxes work harder to reveal achievement and fit with Yale SOM. The essays themselves are all about Why MBA? and Why Yale. My tips are in blue. Essays: 1. What motivates your decision to pursue an...

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Flaws Make You Real

By - Aug 7, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

A speaker recently told a story about traveling in Asia where he saw a stunning emerald. Enchanted by the stone’s beauty, he decided to buy it. On the spot. He returned home and took the emerald to a jeweller for appraisal. The jeweller began to examine...

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Executive MBA Applicants: 4 Immediate Action Items

By - Aug 7, 08:25 AM   Comments [0]

Planning to apply to Executive MBA programs this season? Well, it’s time to shift into action mode. The new EMBA applications are coming out. Also, the EMBA application process has some idiosyncrasies that, if not addressed early, can trip you up down the road, when...

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2013 Forté Forum: Inspiration, Opportunity and the MBA

By - Aug 6, 10:37 AM   Comments [0]

“As a Forte Fellow, I have access to many great benefits, including networking events, webinars, and the annual Forte Conference. Even before school started, I was welcomed by my second-year Forte mentor from Georgetown who helped me navigate the first weeks of school.” – Teri...

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Three Ways to Boost Your MBA Application

By - Aug 6, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

The MBA Tour recently swung through Los Angeles, and Linda Abraham and I were delighted to have a table there. We enjoyed meeting dozens of impressive and enthusiastic prospective MBA applicants, and thank the organizers for this great event – nearly 500 people registered and...

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NYU Stern 2014 MBA Essay Tips and Deadlines

By - Aug 6, 09:27 AM   Comments [0]

Like most MBA programs this year, NYU Stern has reduced the number of required essays (from three to two), and it gives you two options for the second question. One of which I used to consider Stern’s signature “personal experession” question. Since it’s now optional,...

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Short and Sweet: Tips for Writing “Mini” MBA Essays

By - Aug 5, 14:11 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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