MBA Admissions: USC Marshall and Management Consulting

By - Mar 12, 21:30 PM   Comments [0]

This post about USC’s Marshall School of Business focusing on management consulting is part of a series of interviews about top MBA programs called “MBA Career Goals and the B-Schools that Support Them.” Please subscribe to our blog to ensure that you receive all the...

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NYU Stern Executive MBA 2012 Essay Tips

By - Mar 12, 21:27 PM   Comments [0]

NYU Stern Executive MBA Essay Questions and Tips Reflecting the character of the university at large, NYU Stern has always sought applicants who bring not just requisite accomplishment, but also intellectual energy and engagement with the world – people who have something to say. Stern’s...

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What Adcoms and Admissions Consultants Share

By - Mar 12, 21:03 PM   Comments [0]

While going through security at the airport recently, I had a first-ever experience: A TSA agent examining my ID suddenly said, “I know you. You’re Linda Abraham from!” Surprised, I replied, “You’re right. How did you know?” is not on my ID. “I’ve attended your webinars.” Why...

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Will a low TOEFL or AWA score derail admissions success?

By - Mar 8, 20:08 PM   Comments [1]

Some candidates, particularly those who did not attend college where English was the primary medium of instruction, are concerned about the impact of a low TOEFL or AWA score on their admissions odds. A low TOEFL or AWA score can certainly have a negative...

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MBA Admissions A-Z: G is for GMAT

By - Mar 7, 15:50 PM   Comments [0]

This post is part of an ongoing series, MBA Admissions A-Z, that offers applicants insightful tips on every aspect of the business school admissions process. Join us as we explore the ABCs of the MBA! GMAT & MBA Admissions: True or False? It’s time to test your...

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University of Michigan Ross 2012 Executive MBA Essay Questions & Tips

By - Mar 5, 22:49 PM   Comments [0]

This set of essay questions covers broad ground, eliciting information that will allow the adcom to get to know you professionally and personally and hence to determine your fit with the Michigan Ross EMBA program. The straightforward, down-to-earth nature of the questions reflects the...

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GMAT Test-Taking Trends: GMAC Report and Some Implications

By - Mar 5, 22:46 PM   Comments [0]

A just-released report (“2011 World Geographic Trend Report for GMAT Examinees”) on GMAT trends by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) identifies some striking new trends in GMAT test-taking. One major finding: the percentage of test-takers who are non-US citizens surpassed 50% for the...

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Current MBA Student Interview

By - Mar 5, 22:31 PM   Comments [0] is continuing a blog series featuring interviews with current MBA students, offering readers a behind-the-scenes look at top MBA programs. We hope to offer you a candid picture of student life, and what you should consider as you prepare your MBA application. Here’s a talk...

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MBA Admissions: Time is of the Essence

By - Mar 1, 23:23 PM   Comments [0]

You have a finite number of things to do and a finite deadline (assuming you’re aiming for Round 1). For acceptance at your top choice program you need to create an organized, detailed MBA application schedule…and then stick to it. Our upcoming webinar, The Smart...

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WSJ Interviews Dee Leopold: HBS Admitting More Engineers

By - Mar 1, 22:36 PM   Comments [0]

Today’s Wall St. Journal provides an excellent interview with Dee Leopold, Director of Admission at Harvard Business School. A few highlights: WSJ: “Ms. Leopold personally reads applications for the 1,800 candidates invited to interview. About half of those are accepted.” Dee Leopold: “Sometimes the challenge in the essays...

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