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When to Give Up Your Acceptance in Hopes for “Greener” Pastures

By - Feb 16, 16:42 PM   Comments [0]

Scenario: You get accepted to an excellent MBA program. You’re happy…but…you can’t help thinking that maybe you could’ve done “better.” Should you turn down your acceptance (whether it’s an early decision acceptance or regular) in hopes that the school that waitlisted you ends up accepting...

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Should You Take the GMAT or GRE?

By - Feb 16, 16:34 PM   Comments [0]

Many b-schools now accept the GRE (including Stanford, HBS, Wharton, Booth, and MIT Sloan, among others), so MBA applicants will need to decide whether the GMAT or GRE will better increase their chances of acceptance. Here are some factors you should consider when making this...

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What Does Harvard Business School Want?

By - Feb 16, 16:31 PM   Comments [0]

Wondering what applicants who were accepted to Harvard Business School have in common? For more resources to help you get into HBS, check out: • Harvard Business School 2014 MBA Essay Questions & Tips • HBS Post-Interview Reflections, a video • The Accepted Guide to Getting into Harvard Business...

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MBA Admissions According to an Expert

By - Feb 13, 14:57 PM   Comments [0]

Who better to offer MBA admissions advice than an actual former MBA admissions director? Natalie Grinblatt Epstein has held positions of Director of MBA Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Michigan Ross and Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at the Johnson School of Cornell University....

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Round 1 Timeline for MBA Applicants [INFOGRAPHIC]

By - Feb 12, 14:45 PM   Comments [0]

For those of you wisely starting early to think about 2015 applications, we’ve prepared a downloadable timeline based on the advice in my book, MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools. You can easily print out this PDF and...

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Take Command of Your MBA Interviews!

By - Feb 12, 14:41 PM   Comments [0]

Acing an MBA interview is no easy feat! You need to simultaneously: • exude confidence without boasting; • find the balance between being too terse and talking your interviewer’s ear off; • stay positive even when a curveball is thrown at you; and • be honest and quick thinking...

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INSEAD 2014- 2015 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines – Take Two

By - Feb 12, 14:34 PM   Comments [0]

Not long ago, in the tips post for INSEAD, I wrote that INSEAD was “bucking the trend” of fewer and shorter essays. Well, scratch that. Mid-application-cycle, INSEAD has decided to hew to the trend and changed its essays starting now. The result is a shorter,...

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Gaining Poise and Confidence for Group Interviews

By - Feb 11, 15:50 PM   Comments [0]

Acing a team based discussion/interview isn’t easy, but with the right prep, you’ll be able to clearly show the adcom that you are an intelligent candidate who knows how to contribute to group discussions with confidence and poise. Use the free resources listed below to...

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Does “Holistic” Review in MBA Admissions have Holes?

By - Feb 11, 15:44 PM   Comments [0]

A client recently asked me the following questions: In several articles, I have read about the holistic approach of admission directors to evaluate applications. I want to know how much weight they put on different aspects of application during evaluation? If the approach is so...

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Hugo: A Pharmacist from Spain Applying to Top U.S. B-Schools

By - Feb 10, 14:01 PM   Comments [0]

We’d like to introduce you to Hugo, a pharmacist from Spain who will be applying to top MBA programs in the U.S. in the fall of 2014. Read our interview with Hugo below, as well as his blog, Under Prescription: MBA & Pharmacy, to learn...

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