Posts Tagged ‘MBA Application Tips’

Maximize Your MBA Application: 3 Techniques for Essay Success

By - Sep 9, 09:38 AM   Comments [0]

This is the fourth 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...

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UGH! THOSE @!#$* WORD LIMITS!!!

By - Sep 4, 09:40 AM   Comments [0]

Now, now. Don’t get angry. Deal. Use writing techniques that convey your message and stay within the word limits. First and foremost, focus. Additionally, poor writing habits can make your writing wordy and flabby; good writing techniques make it powerful and concise. To give your writing...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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