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GMAT NEWSFLASH: GMAT to Feature Score Preview

By - Jun 29, 13:30 PM   Comments [0]

There’s big news going on at GMAC this week: they’ve announced a new and exciting GMAT feature – test takers will now be able to view their GMAT scores before either reporting or canceling them. This update will take effect this Friday, June 27, 2014,...

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Breaking Some HBS Stereotypes: An Interview with Ben Faw

By - Jun 8, 07:30 AM   Comments [0]

Humility, valuing relationships, knowing yourself, helping children overcome disabilities — Perhaps “Harvard” and “MBA” are not the first words that come to mind. Listen to the recording of our conversation with Ben Faw, West Point grad and veteran, Harvard MBA and author of the hugely popular...

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Cognitive Bias and Tuck’s 2014 Application Essays

By - May 23, 12:58 PM   Comments [0]

By the Amerasia Consulting Group Tuck released its new essays and they feature no changes to Essay 1, the removal of one word from Essay 2, and the cutting of their old Essay 3 (on setback/failure).  No doubt everyone in this space will be analyzing those...

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My Thoughts on the HBS Essay

By - May 22, 19:59 PM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff of the Amerasia Consulting Group Unlike Columbia and Stanford, HBS did not make any changes to its essay from last year.  As explained by Dee Leopold in her blog, they were quite simply happy with the content that this prompted generated.  Those handful...

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Applying to INSEAD’s January Intake? Download Our Complimentary How to Apply to INSEAD Guide

By - May 20, 01:49 AM   Comments [0]

Every year, we work with a growing number of INSEAD applicants who decide to take advantage of the staggered intake system to submit a sterling “summer app” to what many believe is the top non-U.S. business school in the world.  It is due to this...

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

By - May 20, 01:41 AM   Comments [0]

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 as Dean in September 2009, Saloner is no stranger...

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Being “Ready” for INSEAD

By - May 18, 23:18 PM   Comments [0]

As admissions consultants, this is a fun time of year for a lot of reasons – mainly because people are getting into top programs left and right (and seemingly with more scholarship offers than ever before), but also because the current clients are laser focused...

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The Ding Analysis “Triangle” for MBA Applicants

By - May 18, 23:05 PM   Comments [0]

These days, in addition to helping our clients navigate financial aid decisions and a few waitlist scenarios, we also meet a lot of new folks who didn’t use admissions consulting services to apply – but now are wondering if perhaps they should have.  Most often,...

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Download: How to Apply to Columbia Business School Guide (Updated for 2014-2015)

By - May 18, 22:47 PM   Comments [0]

Our updated 2014/2015 “How to Apply to Columbia” Guide is the starting point for prospective applicants. This 11-page PDF is available for immediate download and is provided to prospective applicants at no cost. Download the Columbia Business School Guide > Excerpt: In the weeks and months immediately following...

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What Do B-School Alumni Think?

By - Mar 26, 14:22 PM   Comments [0]

GMAC released its 2014 Alumni Perspectives Survey this week – below are the highlights from the report: • 21,000 b-school alumni from the classes of 1959-2013 responded to the survey. • 83% of alumni from the classes of 1959-2013 reported that their graduate management degrees played an...

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