Author Archive - mbaMission

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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Wharton Team-Based Discussion 2017: What to Expect and How to Prepare

By - Feb 6, 14:38 PM   Comments [0]

The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania plans to send out Round 2 interview invitations on February 8, and once again the school is using its team-based discussion format to evaluate MBA candidates, in place of a traditional business school admissions interview. Understandably, Wharton...

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Beginning Your B-School Application Year: Facebook Live

By - Jan 23, 14:09 PM   Comments [0]

You want to enroll in business school this year but your applications and GMAT prep are far from complete—or maybe you have not even started the application process yet. With the New Year behind you, now is the time to get a head start on...

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7 Steps To Take Before Applying in 2017–2018

By - Jan 17, 13:46 PM   Comments [0]

Why am I writing about next year’s MBA application cycle when we are only at the end of the second round of this season? Because each year, the application cycle seems to begin earlier and earlier. We have only about 150 days until the schools...

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Why HBS Is Not for Everyone

By - Jan 9, 14:22 PM   Comments [0]

Harvard Business School (HBS) offers an excellent MBA program—this is largely a given, and we are not questioning that. However, what we will call into question is whether HBS (or any other school, for that matter) is right for you. Every year, we at mbaMission get a few calls...

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mbaMission’s 2013-2014 UCLA Anderson Essay Analysis

By - Aug 13, 09:32 AM   Comments [0]

What exactly UCLA Anderson is trying to achieve with its incredibly straightforward approach to application essays is hard to figure out. The school wants to know that you have purpose in pursuing your MBA—and in applying to Anderson in particular—and to understand any pitfalls in...

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