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Admissions Straight Talk: Interview with Dr. Drew Appleby

By - Mar 24, 10:03 AM   Comments [0]

For this week’s episode of Accepted Admissions Straight Talk, Accepted’s biweekly podcast, we interviewed Drew Appleby, Professor Emeritus at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, who identified five types of applicant errors. These mistakes decrease candidates’ chances of acceptance to graduate school – even if the applicants...

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MBA Admissions: NYU Stern & Media/Entertainment

By - Mar 24, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

NYU Stern currently ranks in 11th place as one of the best business schools, according to US News & World Report (March 2012). It is known for having a particularly strong media and entertainment track. Stern’s Class of 2014 and Media/Entertainment 3907 people applied to NYU Stern...

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US News Specialized Rankings

By - Mar 24, 08:59 AM   Comments [0]

In addition to its ranking of the top American MBA programs, US News also published rankings along different specialization categories. Here are the top 5 in the main categories: Accounting 1- Texas 2- Wharton 3- University of Illinois 4- Chicago Booth 5- Michigan Ross Entrepreneurship 1- Babson 2- Stanford 3- MIT Sloan 4-5- Harvard, Wharton Finance 1- Wharton 2-...

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GMAT Question of the Day (Mar 22): Arithmetic and Sentence Correction

By - Mar 22, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Math (PS) Which expression has the greatest value? (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) Question Discussion & Explanation Correct Answer - C - (click and drag your mouse to see the answer) GMAT Daily Deals Over 4M students achieved educational & career goals with Kaplan’s unparalleled test prep courses. Save...

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Does Inteview Prep Make You Phony?

By - Mar 21, 14:14 PM   Comments [0]

I was thrilled Thursday to be quoted in The Wall Street Journal’s “Frankly, Wharton Wants Candor,” which focused on Wharton’s Team Based Discussion (TBD) and Harvard’s interview reflections. I disagree, however, with disingenuous arguments in the article that applicants who seek to prepare beyond a...

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GMAT Question of the Day (Mar 21): Statistics and Critical Reasoning

By - Mar 21, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Math (DS) Set consists of a certain number of even integers divisible by 3. Is standard deviation of positive? 1. All elements of set are positive 2. The range of set is 0 Question Discussion & Explanation Correct Answer - B - (click and drag your...

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What is “Passion” in Admissions?

By - Mar 20, 14:28 PM   Comments [0]

Years ago, when I first heard b-school representatives talking about wanting to see passion in applications, I thought to myself, "You’re looking for passion from a bunch of investment bankers and engineers???? That’s a pretty calculating bunch." "Passion" has a sexy ring to it. An emotional,...

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London Business School MBA Interview with Etgar Bonar

By - Mar 20, 12:20 PM   Comments [0]

Here’s a talk with Etgar Bonar, MBA candidate at London Business School who is interested in using his passion for science and his skill as a manager to work in the health care/medical devices industry. Thank you Etgar for sharing your thoughts and experiences with...

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3 Ways to Stand Out in a Competitive B-School Applicant Pool

By - Mar 20, 09:40 AM   Comments [0]

Today I'm answering a question that's extremely common in the world of business school applications. MBA hopeful William contacted me with this conundrum: "Hi Stacy, I believe that I'm a strong candidate for a top business school. The problem is that when I look around me, most...

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MBA Admissions: UCLA Anderson & Media/Entertainment

By - Mar 20, 08:00 AM   Comments [0]

A quick glance at UCLA Anderson currently ranks in 15th place as one of the best business schools, according to US News & World Report (March 2012). It is known for having a particularly strong media and entertainment track. Anderson’s Class of 2014 Profile &...

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