Author Archive - mbaMission

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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Harvard Business School Interview Invites Are Out! Here Are Some Helpful Resources

By - Oct 1, 14:17 PM   Comments [0]

Harvard Business School (HBS) will send out Round 1 interview invitations today, October 1, at noon eastern standard time. Notably, HBS will send only one batch of invitation invites, along with notifications of “further consideration”—for candidates to be considered in Round 2—and “early release.” HBS’s managing director...

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Decoding the HBS Interview

By - Sep 17, 10:52 AM   Comments [0]

Once you submit your HBS application (and breathe a sigh of relief), the waiting game for the interview invitation begins. Predicting exactly what questions you will be asked in your HBS interview is impossible, given the dynamic nature of the meeting and the school’s individualized approach,...

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Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, Essay Analysis, 2019–2020

By - Aug 14, 14:25 PM   Comments [0]

Applicants to the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, this season will be responding to two totally new required essay questions. We were a little sad to see that the school’s unique and challenging six-word story prompt had been removed, but...

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT Sloan) Essay Analysis, 2019–2020

By - Jul 29, 14:08 PM   Comments [0]

The MIT Sloan School of Management has made only the mildest of changes to its application essay prompts for this season, so candidates will still need to contend with the school’s interesting “cover letter” essay and its self-introduction video. However, the school has slipped an...

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New York University (Stern) Essay Analysis, 2019–2020

By - Jul 17, 09:35 AM   Comments [0]

After slightly modifying its MBA application essay prompts last year, the New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business has opted to make no changes this season. Candidates must obtain and submit two EQ (emotional intelligence) endorsements as part of their application, which provide the...

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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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