MBA

Prep for B-School: A 4-Year Guide for College Students & Recent Grads

By - Sep 21, 14:23 PM   Comments [0]

Looking for the secret to making your MBA admissions experience go as smoothly as possible? The BEST thing you can do to make sure your MBA application efforts pay off is to give yourself the gift of TIME. By planning ahead, you’ll be able to designate...

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7 Qualities of the Ideal Wharton MBA

By - Sep 21, 12:20 PM   Comments [0]

What does it take to land a seat at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School? As one of the top MBA programs in the world, Wharton is very selective about who it accepts—just 20% of applicants in 2015—and the admissions team has some specific traits...

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Exactly What Are Goals?

By - Sep 20, 14:32 PM   Comments [0]

“I want to move from the buy side to the sell side.” “I want to shift from technology consulting to investment banking.” Not goals. An engineer once really said to me, “I want to go into either finance or consulting.” Not goals. A goal isn’t something you want, it’s something...

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What Adcoms and Admissions Consultants Share

By - Sep 20, 14:24 PM   Comments [0]

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

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GMAC Releases 2016 Application Trends Survey

By - Sep 20, 11:32 AM   Comments [0]

Nearly half (49 percent) of all graduate business programs received more applications in 2016 compared with 2015, according to a global survey report released today by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). European programs across the board, plus full-time one-year MBA, executive MBA, and online MBA...

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Yale’s Master of Advanced Management Class of 2017

By - Sep 20, 04:07 AM   Comments [0]

EXPARTUS MBA Admissions Consulting%%www.expartus.com%% Along with its new MBA class, Yale School of Management has welcomed a smaller group of 63 people to campus. Representing 26 countries, this highly international cohort is Yale SOM’s Master of Advanced Management, or MAM, Class of 2017. Yale’s MAM is an...

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UCLA 2016-17 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Sep 19, 16:08 PM   Comments [0]

The advice that UCLA Anderson provides below is excellent, not just for Anderson’s essays, but for most MBA essays. Read it carefully.  My tips are in blue below. Your essays are the primary way for you to share your perspectives and plans with the admissions committee. The best...

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No. 1 Trait HBS Looks for in MBA Applicants

By - Sep 19, 11:35 AM   Comments [0]

Do you have an idea about what the number one characteristic the admissions team at Harvard Business School is looking for in MBA applicants? I recently shared my thoughts on the subject with Business Insider, based on my 15 years of experience advising clients on...

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An HBS Grad Shares His Start-Up Experience

By - Sep 16, 14:45 PM   Comments [0]

This interview is the latest in an Accepted blog series featuring interviews with MBA students, offering readers a behind-the-scenes look at top MBA programs. And now for a chat with HBS grad, Phil Strazulla. Accepted: Thanks for the interview, Phil! Where are you from? Where did you attend...

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UGH! THOSE @!#$* WORD LIMITS!!!

By - Sep 16, 14:38 PM   Comments [0]

Now, now. Don’t get angry. Deal. First and foremost, focus. And use writing techniques that convey your message and stay within the word limits. What writing techniques are those? Glad you asked! 1.  Minimize use of the passive voice. • Passive: Experience A has been complemented by experience...

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