Weigh if an MBA Makes Financial Sense

By - Mar 21, 09:53 AM   Comments [0]

Consider if an MBA will lead to a significant salary bump. This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on An MBA is a long-term financial investment, so here are three questions to ask when trying to decide whether going to business school makes...

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5 Things the Adcoms Hate

By - Mar 21, 01:34 AM   Comments [0]

When I was admissions director there were some things applicants would do that were apparently minor, but that I found to be very annoying. Here are my top 5 “hates” that I’m sure are shared by many AdComs: 1. Asking for information that can be easily...

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5 Tips for Your MBA Resume

By - Mar 20, 13:02 PM   Comments [0]

Our blog series, 12 Terrific Tips, offers specialized advice for MBA applicants in a range of situations – from deciding between an MBA and EMBA program, to applying as a member of an overpopulated sub-group, to acing your interviews…and loads more. Here’s the final post! Your MBA...

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New admission test for EMBA programs – Executive Assessment

By - Mar 20, 06:48 AM   Comments [0]

GMAC is introducing a new admission test – Executive Assessment – which will replace the GMAT in the admission process to EMBA programs. The Executive Assessment was specifically designed for busy, mid-to-late career professionals. It helps schools understand: Your business school readiness Your reasoning skills What areas you need...

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You’re In…Now How Will You Pay for the MBA?

By - Mar 18, 11:03 AM   Comments [0]

While MBA programs typically offer fewer scholarships and other types of “free” money than the non-professional forms of graduate education, many online resources can help you to search for a scholarship or fellowship that fits your background and needs. First, check with your target program. Once...

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Two Years After My Harvard MBA

By - Mar 17, 13:52 PM   Comments [0]

Graduation day is fast approaching for business school students, which means most are asking: What’s next? What is my life going to look like after school? Or should I go back and attend more schooling? These were questions I was asking myself two years ago...

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MCAT Expertise + Harvard MBA Experience

By - Mar 17, 13:24 PM   Comments [0]

Today’s show has something for pre-meds looking to prepare for the MCAT and for MBA wannabes interested in Harvard Business School. << Click here to listen to the show >> Meet Alec Lee [1:15] Alec is the co-founder of the online prep course M Prep. He graduated from...

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University of Michigan Ross 2016 Executive MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Mar 17, 12:23 PM   Comments [0]

The Ross EMBA essay questions are straightforward and succinct. Your essays should embody these qualities – and indeed they’ll have to be succinct, given the 400-word length limits. Taken together, the questions are actually holistic, encompassing both professional and personal dimensions. Each question focuses on...

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Interpreting the 2017 US News Business School Rankings

By - Mar 17, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

It’s that time again… the 2017 US News business school rankings are out! But brace yourselves, folks; they’re about as controversial as Kim Kardashian’s Instagram feed. The Sparknotes version of this year’s free-for-all is: Stanford GSB falls from from first Chicago Booth is on the rise Yale SOM jumps...

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Why Older MBA Applicants Need To Be Wiser

By - Mar 17, 08:08 AM   Comments [0]

Matt Symonds is a Director of Fortuna Admissions and regular contributor to Forbes. The following is adapted from his original article posted March 8, 2016. Can you still secure a place in one of the world’s best full-time MBAs when you are over 30? It is...

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