Author Archive - mbaMission

Dartmouth College (Tuck) Essay Analysis, 2019–2020

By - Jun 17, 14:52 PM   Comments [0]

Although the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College has made some tweaks to its MBA application essay questions this season, the information its candidates are expected to provide remains largely the same. Instead of four short-answer questions and two 500-word essays, applicants must provide three...

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Columbia Business School Essay Analysis, 2019–2020

By - Jun 3, 16:21 PM   Comments [0]

One of the first top programs to release its essay questions for this season, Columbia Business School (CBS) is again hitting candidates with a mix of old and new prompts. Its goal statement from 2018 has been relabeled as a short-answer question but has changed...

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Harvard Business School Essay Analysis, 2019-2020

By - May 15, 07:56 AM   Comments [0]

At last the 2019–2020 MBA admissions season has kicked off, with Harvard Business School (HBS) releasing (or shall we say rereleasing) its single application essay prompt. Once again, HBS has made no changes to its question. HBS Managing Director of MBA Admissions Chad Losee, now entering...

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Ask CBS, Kellogg, MIT Sloan, and Yale SOM Admissions Officers Your Application Questions on May 8!

By - Apr 29, 15:19 PM   Comments [0]

Are you applying to Columbia Business School (CBS), Kellogg School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management, or Yale School of Management (SOM)? If so, you will not want to miss this chance to learn from the schools’ very own admissions...

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Get All Your MBA Application Questions Answered in This Five-Part Online Event Series!

By - Apr 9, 11:05 AM   Comments [0]

Are you thinking of applying to business school this year? Perhaps you are just starting to prepare for the GMAT or GRE exam, or maybe you have not yet begun to assess your overall fit at the top business school programs. How will you differentiate...

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“Lead” vs. “Led” and Not Overusing Techniques in Your Application Essays

By - Mar 4, 16:05 PM   Comments [0]

A common mistake we see in our clients’ MBA application essays is the misuse of the verb “lead.” A deeply entrenched and widespread misunderstanding seems to exist as to which spelling connotes present tense and which connotes past tense. One of our consultants even had...

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

By - Feb 11, 13:40 PM   Comments [0]

The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania sent out Round 2 interview invitations on February 7, 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 about this...

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Tips from Inside the HBS Interview Experience

By - Feb 4, 14:30 PM   Comments [0]

Devi Vallabhaneni, an HBS graduate and former HBS MBA interviewer, is now mbaMission’s HBS Interviewer in Residence, conducting HBS Intensive Interview Simulations. Congrats—you received an invitation to interview with Harvard Business School (HBS)! Suddenly, your heart rate picks up because entry into HBS’s hallowed grounds seems that...

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January 2019 Event Roundup

By - Jan 7, 13:00 PM   Comments [0]

Are you applying to business school this year? If so, you can enroll in one of our free business school workshops, which are offered both online and in person in major cities across the country! This January, the event lineup includes the following sessions: January 14 Assessing Your...

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How to Introduce Without an Introduction and Own Your Story in MBA Application Essays

By - Dec 17, 13:56 PM   Comments [0]

Most high school students in the United States are taught to write essays that have a formal introduction, a body that supports that introduction, and a conclusion that reinforces the main point presented in the introduction. Although this approach and structure yield easily comprehensible academic...

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