Posts Tagged ‘MBA Advice’

Oxford Said 2014 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Nov 26, 13:52 PM   Comments [0]

This program packs a lot into its one year, including a lot of team and group work. Therefore, it needs students who can quickly connect and form working relationships (and hopefully personal relationships). Also, its short duration means there is not time for creative soul...

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London Business School 2014 MBA Essay Tips and Deadlines

By - Nov 24, 14:41 PM   Comments [0]

If you look at the London Business School questions, you’ll see that a lot of introspection is required if you want to answer the questions thoroughly, thoughtfully, and compellingly. When elaborating on your career goals, your desire to participate in the global workforce, and your...

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UT McCombs 2014 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Nov 19, 12:49 PM   Comments [0]

McCombs combines its rigor with a passionate community. To create its desired community, it seeks a student body that is diverse in every dimension and comprises individuals who can bring their varied voices to form a cohesive group. The questions below reflect this value; they...

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Purdue Krannert 2014 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Nov 14, 14:15 PM   Comments [0]

First, the statement of purpose will introduce you to Krannert –it is in essence a classic goals essay. Then you must address an issue clearly of high interest to Krannert in the required essay: integrity. That essay will illuminate not only what you think about...

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Indiana Kelley 2014 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Nov 12, 08:45 AM   Comments [0]

These questions are a mix of straightforward (the goals essay) and imaginative (the personal or open-topic essays). The adcom wants assurance that you have a clear professional focus and a solid plan for using the Kelley MBA resources. Beyond that, they’re looking for engaging applicants...

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5 Keys to Concreteness

By - Nov 11, 15:37 PM   Comments [0]

I like to apply the principles established in Chip Heath and Dan Heath’s Made to Stick to personal statements and application essays. In this post I focus on concreteness. The third of Made to Stick‘s six key principles, concreteness, doesn’t seem to apply to intangibles like...

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2014 MIT Executive MBA Application Essay Tips

By - Nov 8, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

This set of essay questions shows that MIT seeks applicants who have a vision for the career they are building, who understand the impacts of their actions, and who have the judgment and practical skills to effectively handle the challenges that will come at them...

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Application Essay Tip: Generic-Itis Prevention

By - Nov 1, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

Accepted’s editors have noted an epidemic. Generic-itis. The symptoms: • Mind-blowing, meaningless, and grand generic declarative statements without any substance, specifically related to why an applicant wants to attend a certain program. • Irritation to admissions readers causing them to believe that you know nothing about their school...

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Indian School of Business 2014 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Oct 31, 12:52 PM   Comments [0]

The Indian School of Business has become one of the strongest graduate business programs in Asia. While it dropped from 20th to 34th in this year’s Financial Times’ Global MBA rankings – making it only the fifth best MBA program in Asia – 100% of...

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4 Goals of an MBA Application

By - Oct 28, 13:52 PM   Comments [0]

Do you want to get into a top MBA program? (Silly question: Of course you do. You wouldn’t be reading this post if you didn’t.) Make sure your application fulfills each of these goals, and you’ll be much better positioned to gain the acceptance you deserve. In...

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