Applications

5 Last-Minute Tips for Round 1 MBA Applicants

By - Oct 15, 13:17 PM   Comments [0]

Round one deadlines are coming up at several MBA programs this week: UV Darden School of Business, Georgetown McDonough School of Business, and Spain’s IESE Business School today (10/15); UT Austin McCombs School of Business and Northwestern Kellogg School of Management tomorrow; Cornell’s Johnson School...

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Think of Your Resume Like a Movie Trailer, Advises UM Ross Admissions Director

By - Oct 15, 13:10 PM   Comments [0]

“For me, the resume is just as important as your essays,” Soojin Kwon, admissions director at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, recently wrote on her blog. Wednesday, October 10th is the round one deadline, so there’s no time like the present to...

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Goals/’Why MBA’ Essay

By - Oct 10, 14:17 PM   Comments [0]

Almost all top business schools require applicants to write a Personal statement or a ‘Goals’ essay to discuss their goals and ambitions as they pertain to the MBA degree and often to the target school’s particular program. What should I write in  a  ‘Goals’ essay? A statement...

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Convince MBA Admissions Officials You’ve Done Your Research

By - Oct 8, 20:07 PM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA blog on U.S.News.com Almost every business school poses the question to applicants: “Why an MBA, and why this program?” Some do so explicitly on the application, while others pose the question during the interview stage. Either way,...

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Chicago Booth Nabs Top Spot in Latest Economist Rankings

By - Oct 8, 20:05 PM   Comments [0]

The Economist recently announced its 2012 full-time MBA rankings, and the Chicago Booth School of Business came out way ahead in one area the MBA students polled believe is most important:  Booth is a program that opens an array of new career opportunities. Despite Booth’s reputation...

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B-Schools Give a Big Thumbs Down to Purchasing MBA Essays

By - Oct 8, 19:59 PM   Comments [0]

Have you seen this recent story on MBA essays for sale in Bloomberg Businessweek? Two MBA graduates, a husband-and-wife team from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and Stanford Graduate School of Business, respectively,  have a website called Wordprom.com that has b-school admissions officials steaming. Launched...

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2012 Top 10 Graduate Programs for Entrepreneurship

By - Oct 2, 20:05 PM   Comments [0]

The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine have announced the results of the Princeton Review’s annual survey of the top entrepreneurship programs in the nation. From more than 2,000 schools reviewed, Babson College in Massachusetts captured the #1 spot on both the undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship...

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GMAC Reports Historic Highs in GMAT Testing Volume

By - Oct 2, 20:02 PM   Comments [0]

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), owner of the GMAT exam, has announced that last year was a record year for the exam. Volume for the 2012 testing year (July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012) was up 11 percent from the prior year, and...

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Darden Essay Question Analysis -2012-2013

By - Sep 26, 13:48 PM   Comments [0]

Like last year, Darden requires only one main essay question this year as well. Let us take a look at the question: Share your thought process as you encountered a challenging work situation or complex problem. How did this experience change your perspective? (500 words maximum) 1.   What...

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5 Things to Weigh Before Applying to B-School

By - Sep 24, 12:21 PM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA blog on U.S.News.com All aspiring MBAs must decide how many and which business schools to apply to; the key is to be aware of where you are in the application “window”—or where you are in life in...

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