Posts Tagged ‘MBA Application Tips’

Duke Fuqua 2016 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 30, 10:39 AM   Comments [0]

Leadership, teamwork, ethics, and a global approach to business are essential elements of the Duke Fuqua MBA, which is why you’ll need to make sure you express your passion for these ideals in your application essays. Impress the Fuqua adcom by positioning yourself as an innovative leader and...

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The “Wharton Difference” And Fit With The Program

By - Jul 28, 12:36 PM   Comments [0]

The Wharton MBA adcom offers you some help in shaping your Wharton application – by clearly and succinctly defining the four core components of “the Wharton difference.”  Understanding these components is a key to conveying your fit with the program. These four components are encompassed in...

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UC Berkeley Haas 2016 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 26, 23:31 PM   Comments [0]

The supplemental information that Haas requests is almost unchanged. The essays are different from last years. For #1 they returned to an essay question two years ago. And for #2, they give you a choice of prompts. My tips are in blue below. Essays: At Berkeley-Haas, we seek...

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Short And Sweet: Tips For Writing “Mini” MBA Essays

By - Jul 26, 13:34 PM   Comments [0]

What is an admission committee’s message, intent, behind limiting an “essay” answer to 100, 200, or 300 characters? Just the facts, please. In fact, just the key facts. No adornment, no backstory, no extended rationale. Columbia Business School has had such a goals question for a few...

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Chicago Booth 2016 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 19, 13:27 PM   Comments [0]

Chicago Booth has always prided itself on valuing applicants who can handle ambiguity and lack of structure. And it's application reflects that principle. In spades. This year's Booth application also mirrors Chicago's pride in its distinctive culture. This essay/presentation question, which is new for this year,...

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7 Tips For MBA Applicants From Family Businesses

By - Jul 16, 12:45 PM   Comments [0]

Show the adcom how you got your voice heard in your family business! You work for the family business and are applying for an MBA. Will this background be a net plus for you, or a minus? How can you make the most of this experience? I...

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How To Earn A Spot On Team Fuqua

By - Jul 16, 02:09 AM   Comments [0]

For an extra-strong dose of concrete MBA admissions advice, tune in to our conversation with Liz Riley Hargrove, Associate Dean for Admissions at The Fuqua School of Business. She is the woman responsible for all elements of the applicant evaluation process at one of the...

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UVA Darden 2016 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 14, 01:45 AM   Comments [0]

Darden led the way with a one-essay application.  Some may feel that fewer essays indicate that essays are losing importance. My suspicion is that the remaining essays and short-answers are as important or even more important than they ever were. Especially at a program emphasizing...

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NYU Stern 2016 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 11, 23:59 PM   Comments [0]

Last year Stern gave you a choice for its second question. This year all three questions are required and what I call Stern's "signature question" (#2) is once again required. Your essays will need to highlight your qualities as a successful, leadership-driven, creative thinker and businessperson....

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Emory Goizueta 2016 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 9, 10:19 AM   Comments [0]

Taken together, these essay questions cover a lot of ground: your professional path and plans, your alignment with the program’s core values, and who you are as a person.  Moreover, this vast ground is covered in few words – these essays are short, requiring tough...

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