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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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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Applying to Master in Finance Programs

By - Sep 16, 05:20 AM   Comments [0]

EXPARTUS MBA Admissions A Master in Finance, or MiF, is a common degree for people who want something more specialized than an MBA. MiF programs offer a more focused experience that can create an efficient path to a career in finance. If you’re considering a Master...

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9 Secrets to Standing Out in Your MBA Application

By - Sep 15, 15:09 PM   Comments [0]

The MBA application process requires work and introspection – you need to think about your goals and how going to b-school will help you achieve them, and you need to think about how your unique talents will contribute to your target program. The adcom wants...

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SBC Debuts New Column: Ask the AdCom

By - Sep 15, 10:31 AM   Comments [0]

Hey everybody! We’re really excited around here about “Ask the AdCom,” our new weekly column debuting today. We know MBA applicants love to get information straight from the source, and we’ll be sharing tips and advice from admissions team members from a dozen top schools. Since AdCom members...

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How To Say More With Less In Your MBA Application

By - Sep 15, 07:19 AM   Comments [0]

When applying to Harvard Business School, the admissions team asks for your CV and two letters of recommendation. You also have to provide academic transcripts and a GMAT/GRE score, and complete their online application form with details of your background and achievements. Finally, the only...

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Prodigy Launches New $20k Scholarship for Student Borrowers

By - Sep 14, 15:23 PM   Comments [0]

  Prodigy Finance shared some exciting news with us, and we now want to share it with you. The community funding platform is launching a scholarship program where five of their student borrowers will receive a $20,000 scholarship. To be eligible, students need to secure a loan...

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The MBA Menu at Columbia Business School [Episode 171]

By - Sep 14, 15:14 PM   Comments [0]

There’s something for everyone at Columbia Business School. Today’s AST podcast is a first: an in-person interview! Our guest is Emily French Thomas, Director of Admissions at Columbia Business School, and we’ll be talking about the menu of programs available at CBS. Welcome, Emily! What is the...

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