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Applying to Stanford GSB? Get to know Garth Saloner, Derrick Bolton and the “Moral Advantage”

By - Jun 23, 00:48 AM   Comments [0]

By Paul Lanzillotti | Amerasia Consulting Group | Who is Garth Saloner? If you are going to apply to the most selective MBA program in the world, you should recognize the impact that Professor-turned-Dean Garth Saloner has had at GSB.  Even though he took over the reins...

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INSEAD Essay Questions Analysis 2015-16

By - Jun 22, 13:40 PM   Comments [0]

The MBA application form for the September 2016 intake of INSEAD’s MBA is now live. The essay questions remain the same; however, there are some changes to the functionality of the form itself. First, all essay questions are now embedded in the form so that...

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MBA Candidate Differentiation: Do NOT Try This at Home | Amerasia Consulting Group

By - Jun 22, 06:53 AM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff | Amerasia Consulting Group | MBA Admissions Consultants | Originally published at www.amerasiaconsulting.com Time to go full PSA here.  I'm talking all alarms ringing, sirens, whatever it takes to get your attention.  By "you" I mean: anyone applying to business school.  You need to...

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Monday Mail-Bag: Most Popular GMAT Questions Answered

By - Jun 22, 01:53 AM   Comments [0]

This series of emails and PMs focuses on situations that many Test Takers face during their studies. The names of the original posters have been changed to protect their identities. 600 to 700: Should I Be Focused On the Hard Questions? Rich, I'm pretty efficient in the test...

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MBA Candidates, Read These Quotes for a New Perspective on Leadership

By - Jun 18, 23:14 PM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff, Amerasia Consulting Group This is a quick one, but a worthy one.  "Leadership" might very well be the most "cussed and discussed" (hat tip, Harry Truman) word in the MBA landscape, given the prominence given to the concept by schools and candidates alike.  But...

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Recommend Reading for MBA Applicants: “The Obstacle is the Way” by Ryan Holiday

By - Jun 18, 02:01 AM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff, Amerasia Consulting Group Partly because I've been reading some great books lately and partly because I want a break from writing about essays, I am starting something new - offering "recommended reading" to MBA applicants.  Now, please understand that I know you are...

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What Stanford Wants – A Moral Compass

By - Jun 18, 01:24 AM   Comments [0]

By Paul Lanzillotti, Amerasia Consulting Group If you read the latest editions of our “How to Apply to Harvard Business School” and "How to Apply to Stanford GSB" guides, you already know that cultivating a real reason for applying to an elite MBA goes week beyond the school's name, rank,...

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Quick & Dirty Tips for Maximizing your Business School Visits

By - Jun 16, 17:18 PM   Comments [0]

With respect to visiting business schools: Make sure you schedule a classroom visit through the admissions office. A student will lead you around and make introductions for you. Don't just show up. Plan your visit before the fall, if you can and if tours are available this time in...

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Soliciting Letters of Recommendation: Remember the Rule of 10%

By - Jun 16, 17:07 PM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff, Amerasia Consulting Group When it comes to recommendations, the first thing that any applicant needs to understand is how they work and, therefore, how they should handle them as part of the process.  We sum up this analysis with something we call “The...

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Download Our Harvard Business School Application Guide (Updated for 2015/2016 Application Cycle)

By - Jun 15, 22:36 PM   Comments [0]

Our updated (June 2015) “How to Apply to HBS” Guide is the starting point for a prospective applicant to the Harvard Business School. This 15-page white paper is available for immediate download and is provided to prospective applicants at no cost. Our 10-step guide will help...

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