Author Archive - mbaMission

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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Do Alumni Connections Help You Gain Admission?

By - Mar 13, 13:41 PM   Comments [0]

From time to time, we at mbaMission visit admissions officers at top-ranked business schools, which gives us the opportunity to ask rather frank questions. On one such visit to a prestigious MBA program, we pushed an admissions officer on the extent of alumni influence in...

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Does Your Recommendation Have to Be Written by Someone with a Flashy Title?

By - Mar 6, 14:03 PM   Comments [0]

In the past, we have addressed (and debunked!) the myth that you must personally know alumni from the top MBA programs to gain acceptance into those schools. Another admissions myth that is somewhat similar—in that it pertains to who you know instead of who you are—is that your...

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Download mbaMission’s Complete Start-to-Finish Admissions Guide for Free Now!

By - Feb 27, 15:03 PM   Comments [0]

For more than a decade, our Complete Start-to-Finish Admissions Guide has been an essential tool for MBA applicants, helping them to create standout business school applications. Replete with brainstorming exercises, application advice, writing tips, and numerous sample essays, resumes, waitlist letters, recommendations, interview questions, and...

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Navigating Proper Interview Etiquette

By - Feb 15, 14:20 PM   Comments [0]

Making a good impression on your MBA admissions interviewer goes beyond simply answering questions well. Knowing how to dress properly and how to navigate certain etiquette issues is also crucial. You want to leave your interviewer confident that you have the maturity and professionalism necessary...

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