Posts Tagged ‘MBA Application Tips’

Tips for Video MBA Essay Questions

By - Aug 4, 12:58 PM   Comments [0]

Rotman led the charge least year with a video essay question. This year Yale and Kellogg (so far) have decided to try it out. I saw a rumor that INSEAD is also considering the format. Worried about being literally on stage? Here are my tips if...

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How Not to Fail the Failure Question

By - Jul 31, 10:34 AM   Comments [0]

Ross asks you to write about a time when you were “frustrated or disappointed.” IMD asks you to “comment on a situation where your leadership skills proved to be inadequate and what you learned.” Haas asks, “Describe a time in the last three years when...

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Chicago Booth 2014 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 23, 13:52 PM   Comments [0]

Chicago Booth, following this year’s trend in MBA applications, has gotten rid of the required goals essay and retained two short essays, albeit with different prompts and with 50 more words each. The power point presentation that it introduced several years ago has been required...

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MBA Intelligence Review

By - Jul 14, 12:59 PM   Comments [0]

I’ve just finished reading the first edition of MBA Intelligence, an online magazine for the global MBA community, and I am extremely impressed. Sometimes when you read an online magazine, you just get the feeling that you’re reading a glorified blog – a compendium of online...

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UC Berkeley Haas 2014 MBA Application Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 9, 13:14 PM   Comments [0]

Haas’ application is largely unchanged from last year. It has cut one question about questioning an established practice. Given Haas’ culture and defining four principles, I’m a little surprised this was cut; don’t be shocked if it, or a close cousin, becomes a popular Haas...

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5 Ways to Create, Clean Up, and Optimize Your Online Presence before Submitting Applications

By - Jul 2, 08:17 AM   Comments [0]

You’ve filled out your entire application, perfected your essays, secured killer recommendations, and written a CV that truly shows off your skills and experiences. You’re ready to send, right? WRONG! There’s one more thing you need to do, and you should do it NOW, before the...

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How to Boost Your MBA Intelligence

By - Jun 27, 13:15 PM   Comments [0]

There’s lots you can do to improve your MBA smarts, including this simple step: Download your copy of MBA Intelligence. This advice-packed magazine can be downloaded to your iPhone or iPad for $1.99. And FYI: Linda Abraham (Accepted.com founder and CEO) is a contributing writer to...

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Stanford GSB 2014 MBA Essay Tips

By - May 28, 08:20 AM   Comments [0]

Unlike most schools, Stanford gives a lot of advice and guidance as to what it’s looking for in the essays. My tips are in blue. Stanford GSB 2014 MBA Application Questions We read your essays to get to know you as a person and to learn...

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The Smart Timeline for 2014 Round 2 MBA Applicants [INFOGRAPHIC]

By - Apr 18, 08:00 AM   Comments [0]

Round 2 applicants – we haven’t forgotten about you! Sometimes R2 applicants can get lost between those who are on time to hit the R1 deadlines and those who are scrambling last minute to apply (or reapply) R3. But you are a unique applicant with...

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Getting Your MBA Goals in Shape

By - Apr 14, 11:48 AM   Comments [0]

Knowing they’ll have to write essays about their goals, most b-school applicants have identified their goals prior to starting the application process. But I’ve found that “identified” often has a very narrow scope, too narrow to effectively serve the purpose of the essays. With some moderate...

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