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 "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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Forbes’ 10 Most Under-Rated Reasons to Get an MBA

By - Nov 19, 14:18 PM   Comments [0]

Some people are dubious about the value of an MBA degree---see the link I mentioned recently, where UV Darden's Dean Robert Bruner sets straight the naysayers who argue, "But Steve Jobs didn't go to b-school..."--- so I'm always heartened to read a thoughtful, reasoned analysis...

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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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Columbia Business School MBA Interview with Cassandra Pittman

By - Nov 19, 13:54 PM   Comments [0]

Here’s a talk with Cassandra Pittman, a former admissions committee member at INSEAD and recent graduate of Columbia Business School. Thank you Cassandra for sharing your thoughts and experiences with us! This interview is the latest in an blog series featuring interviews with current MBA...

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Consortium 2013 MBA Application Questions, Deadlines, Tips

By - Nov 19, 13:47 PM   Comments [0]

Applying to the Consortium will save you time when it comes to applying to individual MBA programs—but that’s not to say you’re not going to have to put in the time to get this application exactly right. The Consortium application essays require that you prove...

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Cornell MBA Admissions Committee Gives MBA Interview Advice

By - Nov 15, 15:10 PM   Comments [0]

We had an excellent Q&A last week with admissions members from Cornell Johnson. We hope you enjoyed it! In the following excerpt, Cornell adcom members, Christine Sneva, Ann Richards, and Eddie Asby talk about their interview pet peeves. Read on for valuable advice about what...

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