Is a campus visit worthwhile?

By - May 2, 22:46 PM   Comments [0]

In our estimation, about 20% of applicants to leading MBA programs visit the campus a few years or a few months prior to completing their admission process. There are several advantages to a campus visit: It allows you to form an impression intimately and directly with...

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What About That $112,467?

By - May 2, 22:46 PM   Comments [0]

Last week there was a flurry of tweets and articles in response to a short, new ebook, MBA Myths Unlocked by Dr. Ronald Yeaple. Dr. Yeaple explores and compares fifteen “myths” or truisms in graduate management education. He takes an ROI approach, and as sometimes...

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Applying to MBA Programs? First Things First…

By - May 2, 22:38 PM   Comments [1]

You decided: you’ll apply to MBA programs this year! Yes! The first thing you want to do is go visit those programs, each one’s website more enticing than the next. You’ll deal with other stuff, GMAT included, while you check out the schools. A common approach,...

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September 2013 Applicants: Ideal timetable for applying to the top MBA programs

By - Apr 25, 09:31 AM   Comments [0]

Thinking about applying for Fall 2013? The following timetable might help you plan your admission process. The timetable below is ideal to ensure for an orderly and thorough preparation of your application. The process can be undertaken in a much more intensive manner. If you intend...

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Wharton MBA Student Interview

By - Apr 23, 20:50 PM   Comments [0]

Here’s a talk with Cindy Law, a 2nd year Wharton student who attended UC Berkeley Haas as an undergrad. Cindy tells of her experiences at both places, as well as her post-MBA plans. Thank you Cindy for sharing your thoughts with us! Accepted: First, can you...

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MBA Admissions A-Z: M is for Motivation

By - Apr 23, 20:43 PM   Comments [0]

A good application essay is comprised of both anecdote and analysis, the what and the why of your personal experiences. Telling a straight story (anecdote without analysis) will leave your essay flat, with no depth or insight into your character or motivations; on the other...

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Applying to the Stanford Graduate School of Business

By - Apr 18, 22:32 PM   Comments [0]

By Paul Lanzillotti Adam and I have been busy working on our next white paper - "How to Apply to the Stanford Graduate School of Business." The following is an excerpt from our work-in-progress. Within the next two weeks the final version of our white paper...

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Ranking the Rankings: The Best MBA Programs 2012

By - Apr 18, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

This article is for those who peruse and take very seriously the graduate (MBA) program rankings released by various entities and individuals.  How do I rate the rankings? The same 20-25 schools are listed regularly so it seems we’re just shuffling the deck every year with...

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CMU Tepper MBA Student Interview

By - Apr 17, 12:02 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 A-Z: L is for Leadership

By - Apr 17, 11:59 AM   Comments [0]

What does it mean to be a leader? Can leadership be measured by the number of awards you accumulate? Do you need an official job title (like Head of X or VP of Y) to prove you can lead? Here are some of my thoughts on...

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