Author Archive - mbaMission

Applications at Top-Ranked Business Schools Increased Slightly in 2016–2017

By - Sep 25, 12:45 PM   Comments [0]

  The 2017–2018 application season is in full swing, as business school hopefuls around the world hone their essays or perhaps have already clicked “Send” on their applications and crossed their fingers for good luck. If you have set your sights on the top-ranked programs in...

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What to Do If You Are an “Overrepresented” Candidate

By - Sep 11, 13:33 PM   Comments [0]

These days, the applicant pools for the top MBA programs are overfull with talented and experienced investment bankers, consultants, and software engineers. As a result, these candidates are considered “overrepresented” and may have a much harder time standing out from the crowd. However, if you...

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Veteran Admissions Director Dawna Clarke to Host Free Q&A Session

By - Jun 26, 15:07 PM   Comments [0]

Recently, news broke that Dawna Clarke, former director of admissions at both the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, has joined mbaMission’s team of elite admissions consulting professionals. Now, we are proud to announce...

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New York University (Stern) Essay Analysis, 2017–2018

By - Jun 19, 14:07 PM   Comments [0]

After making no changes to its application essay questions last year from the year before, New York University’s (NYU’s) Stern School of Business has this season made a rather drastic overhaul to its prompts. Some candidates may be pleased to see the school’s longstanding “personal...

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Harvard Business School Essay Analysis, 2017–2018

By - May 22, 13:14 PM   Comments [0]

Last year (after just one season), Harvard Business School (HBS) did away with its incredibly broad “introduce yourself” essay prompt in favor of one that at first glance seemed to have almost no parameters at all—and, interestingly, was more or less the same as the...

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Ask CBS and Yale SOM Admissions Officers Your Application Questions on May 10!

By - May 8, 14:48 PM   Comments [0]

Are you applying to Columbia Business School (CBS) or the Yale School of Management (SOM)? If so, you will not want to miss this chance to learn from the schools’ very own admissions officers! On May 10, 2017, mbaMission’s founder/president, Jeremy Shinewald, will facilitate a...

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Laying the Foundation for Your MBA Application

By - Apr 24, 13:29 PM   Comments [0]

By being proactive and doing some advance planning, aspiring MBA candidates can remove a great deal of stress from the business school application process and substantially bolster their candidacy. We have several big picture recommendations for applicants to consider to help them be as competitive...

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Simple Word Replacements That Save Word Count in MBA Application Essays

By - Apr 17, 14:17 PM   Comments [0]

One element of MBA application essays that can be challenging—no matter how skilled the applicants are as writers—is staying within word limits. Sometimes, cutting just a few words is all that is needed to avoid exceeding the maximum. However, after looking at a draft multiple...

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Begin with One MBA Application and Start the Process Early

By - Apr 10, 14:37 PM   Comments [0]

MBA candidates often ask us whether they should complete one application before moving on to the next or attack all of their applications at once. Although this question has no definite “right” answer, we generally advise candidates who start early to make significant progress on their first...

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Your Dream MBA: 5 Steps to Getting In Webinar Series

By - Mar 27, 14:32 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 2017–2018 MBA admissions season. Join us for a free, five-part webinar series called “Your Dream MBA: 5 Steps to Getting In.” Senior Consultants...

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