Posts Tagged ‘MBA Application Tips’

Maximize Your MBA Application: Structuring A Focused Essay

By - Sep 2, 10:05 AM   Comments [0]

This is the third post our new series, Maximize Your MBA Application: 5 Tips for Succinct Essays. Follow the series on the blog or download our special report to learn the tips and tricks needed to focus on the critical and trim your essays down...

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Read More

7 Tips for MBA Applicants from Family Businesses

By - Aug 14, 08:30 AM   Comments [0]

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 have worked with several clients who worked in a family business, including...

Tags: , , , . Read More

Short and Sweet: Tips for Writing “Mini” MBA Essays

By - Aug 5, 14:11 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...

Tags: , , , , , , , , . Read More

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...

Tags: , , , , , . Read More

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...

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Read More

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...

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Read More

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...

Tags: , , , , . Read More

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...

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Read More

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...

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Read More

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...

Tags: , , , , . Read More