Author Archive - mbaMission

Harvard Business School Essay Analysis, 2020–2021

By - Jun 24, 12:47 PM   Comments [0]

Although Harvard Business School (HBS) has not made an official announcement about its 2020–2021 application essay question, the admissions committee has verbally shared that the program will be using the same prompt it has posed for the past few seasons. Candidates have incredible leeway (with respect to...

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mbaMission Admissions Director Panel: The Season Is Now Wide Open!

By - Jun 3, 14:39 PM   Comments [0]

On Thursday, May 21, mbaMission joined forces with Manhattan Prep to host an online Q&A session with admissions directors from five leading business schools: Columbia Business School (CBS), the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, the Yale School of Management, the MIT Sloan School of Management,...

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You Have Been Waitlisted—What Happens Next?

By - May 4, 14:40 PM   Comments [0]

In these unprecedented times, while quarantining at home, you may find yourself pondering your next steps after receiving word you have been waitlisted. Meanwhile, schools are knee-deep in uncertainty concerning COVID-19’s impact on classes and their plans for the fall semester. Most schools are even...

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Register for this FREE “Your Dream MBA” Event Series Featuring CBS, Darden, Kellogg, MIT Sloan, and Yale SOM!

By - Apr 21, 14:29 PM   Comments [0]

The leaders in the MBA admissions space—mbaMission and Manhattan Prep—are coming together to make sure you will be ready for the 2020–2021 business school admissions season. Join us for a free, six-part webinar series called “Your Dream MBA.” Senior Consultants from mbaMission will address and explain different significant...

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How Will COVID-19 Affect Your MBA Applications?

By - Apr 1, 14:55 PM   Comments [0]

Over the past several weeks, the effects of the novel coronavirus/COVID-19 global pandemic have been felt far and wide—and business schools are no exception. Many admissions officers at U.S. MBA programs are suddenly encouraging more prospective students in the United States to consider applying in...

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Researching MBA Programs Without Leaving Your Home

By - Mar 26, 14:59 PM   Comments [0]

As you get ready to tackle your business school applications later this year, you may be wondering how you can research your target programs in the meantime, given that the spread of the novel coronavirus/COVID-19 has closed university campuses across the country. This means no...

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Multidimensional Brainstorming for Your MBA Application Essays

By - Mar 18, 11:17 AM   Comments [0]

We at mbaMission often tell candidates, “You cannot turn a bad idea into a good essay.” We insist on taking our clients through a lengthy brainstorming process—starting with a thorough questionnaire—to discover the stories that make them distinct. As you uncover your stories, consider each...

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Deciding How Many Business Schools to Target and Choosing a “Safe” School

By - Mar 12, 13:30 PM   Comments [0]

When candidates consider their strategies for applying to MBA programs, many have a logical question in mind: To how many business schools should I apply? The answer, of course, varies dramatically from applicant to applicant, but the golden rule is that you should only apply to an...

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How to Build the Ideal Resume for Your MBA Application

By - Dec 9, 15:51 PM   Comments [0]

Present Both Responsibilities and Results In your MBA resume, be sure to showcase your accomplishments, rather than merely stating the responsibilities of your position. When your responsibilities are presented with no accompanying results, the reader has no understanding of whether you were effective in the role you are...

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Wharton Team-Based Discussion 2019: What to Expect and How to Prepare

By - Oct 31, 14:11 PM   Comments [0]

The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania plans to send out Round 1 interview invitations on October 29,  and once again, the school is using its team-based discussion format rather than a traditional admissions interview to evaluate its candidates. Understandably, Wharton applicants get anxious...

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