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Tuesday Tips: Emory Goizueta Business School Fall 2018 Essay Tips

By - Sep 26, 07:07 AM   Comments [0]

The Emory MBA program in Atlanta offers a variety of programs, including a one-year MBA, a business analytics program and the traditional two-year MBA. The program is designed to give students practical, hands-on experience to be “day one ready” for their careers. Prospective students start...

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Answering MBA Essay Questions Completely

By - Sep 25, 07:27 AM   Comments [0]

As admissions consultants, we sometimes review first drafts of a client’s essays and are impressed with what the applicant has accomplished or are moved by a particular story, but we still have to let them know that their response needs to be overhauled. When this...

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Prove You Are Ready to Go From College to MBA

By - Sep 22, 07:50 AM   Comments [0]

Over the past decade, business schools have become increasingly open to admitting younger applicants, realizing that such candidates can make significant contributions to the classroom dynamic despite their lack of post-college professional experience. It’s important to understand, though, that such candidates must demonstrate a high level of talent,...

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Round 1 Interview Update from HBS Admissions

By - Sep 21, 10:46 AM   Comments [0]

For those of you on pins and needles since submitting your application to Harvard Business School a few weeks ago, Chad Losee, director of MBA admissions and financial aid, has some good news regarding interview notifications: it won’t be long now. In his latest update to...

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Michigan Ross School Receives Another Major Gift from its Namesake

By - Sep 20, 10:42 AM   Comments [0]

The University of Michigan’s Stephen M Ross School of Business has $50 million new reasons to celebrate with today’s announcement that real estate developer and namesake alumnus Stephen Ross will make yet another major contribution to the school. The $50 million pledge brings the philanthropist’s...

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The Bigger Picture: Turn Envy into Inspiration

By - Sep 19, 05:00 AM   Comments [0]

Envy gets a bad rap. It all began in the Bible, where the tenth commandment reads, “you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife or belongings.” Following that commandment essentially means that you banish all envy from your life. Shakespeare agreed, writing that jealousy is the...

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Why Do You Need an MBA?

By - Sep 18, 07:40 AM   Comments [0]

There’s a lot to think about when you’re pulling together your business school application materials. You’ve got to make sure your resume is in top shape, that your recommenders will have their letters uploaded on time, that your essays are compelling and position you well—the...

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Best Strategies for GMAT Reading Comprehension

By - Sep 15, 07:51 AM   Comments [0]

First of all, I will point out: no one strategy will be perfect for everyone.  You’ll need to tweak these suggestions to find what works best for you and your own study plan.  This post will give you a clear starting point for that process of...

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5 Top B-Schools to Offer Dual-Degree Programs for Globally Minded Students

By - Sep 14, 07:15 AM   Comments [0]

This fall, five top business schools are launching the M2M, a portfolio of double degrees giving recent university graduates the opportunity to complete two master’s degrees by attending two top business schools in two different countries over two years. This initiative is an effort by leading...

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3 Factors to Help Determine Target MBA Programs

By - Sep 13, 09:31 AM   Comments [0]

While the majority of business school applicants we’ve surveyed in recent years say reputation is the most important factor they consider when choosing which MBA programs to target, prospective students should consider other equally – or perhaps more – important things as well. Round one application deadlines are just...

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