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MBA Admissions: Northwestern Kellogg & Management

By - Nov 25, 03:54 AM   Comments [0]

A quick glance at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business: Kellogg currently ranks in fourth place as one of the best business schools (tied with MIT Sloan and Chicago Booth), according to US News & World Report (March 2012). It was ranked #4 for management. Northwestern...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

By - Nov 22, 15:19 PM   Comments [0]

In the spirit of this American holiday, one of my favorites, I would like to share a few things with you: One of my favorite posts on this blog is a post I wrote for Thanksgiving several years ago. I like the story, and it also...

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MBA Admissions: Stanford GSB & Marketing/Consumer Products

By - Nov 21, 03:12 AM   Comments [0]

A quick glance at Stanford Graduate School of Business: currently ties in first place (with Harvard Business School) as the best business schools, according to US News & World Report (March 2012). It was ranked #2 for entrepreneurship, for management, for nonprofit management, and #3...

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Writing a Powerful Leadership/Achievement Essay

By - Nov 21, 03:05 AM   Comments [0]

  In honor of the first birthday of MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools, by Linda Abraham and Judy Gruen, we are posting a series of excerpts from the book throughout November. This post is excerpted from Chapter 6:...

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2012 Best U.S. and International B-Schools

By - Nov 20, 03:44 AM   Comments [0]

Businessweek just released its latest biannual rankings. Below you’ll find the top 10 business schools in the U.S. and abroad. 2010 ranking positions are in parentheses. Top 10 U.S. Business Schools Chicago Booth (1) Harvard Business School (2) University of Pennsylvania Wharton (3) Stanford GSB (5) Northwestern Kellogg (4) Duke Fuqua (6) Cornell...

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McKinsey’s Top 10 Go-To B-Schools

By - Nov 20, 03:31 AM   Comments [0]

As one of the most coveted management consulting firms in the world, McKinsey pretty much gets their pick of MBA graduates. Businessweek recently published an article which provided the top 10 “go-to” b-schools for McKinsey. This year, McKinsey hired 387 graduates from over 100 b-schools....

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Making Connections that Matter in Your MBA Essays

By - Nov 20, 03:25 AM   Comments [0]

In honor of the first birthday of MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools, by Linda Abraham and Judy Gruen, we are posting a series of excerpts from the book throughout November. This post is excerpted from Chapter 5:...

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Specify a Learning Agenda in Your MBA Application

By - Nov 19, 14:26 PM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA blog on U.S.News.com "So, you want to go to business school. What exactly do you want to learn?" It sounds like a simple question, but MBA applicants often struggle with it. College interviewers might have asked about...

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MBA Rankings: Valuable Tool or a Distraction for Applicants?

By - Nov 19, 14:21 PM   Comments [0]

The subject of rankings comes up a lot with MBA applicants. I’m always surprised by the extreme interest in rankings, which are, after all, rather fleeting. You may have your sights set on the “No. 1″ school, but a decade from now, that same stellar...

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How to Stand Out When You Have The Same ‘Ol Story As Everyone Else

By - Nov 19, 14:08 PM   Comments [0]

Hi There! Could the leaves changing color be any prettier?   Even though it’s not that cool yet in Los Angeles, my sweaters and fireplace are beckoning me. At this time of year, I always find that I want to hunker down and really focus on my work....

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