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London Business School Fall 2018 Essay Questions

By - Jul 24, 14:34 PM   Comments [0]

The London Business School has published the following essay questions for the 2017-2018 admissions season. Required Essay What are your post-MBA goals and how will your prior experience and the London Business School programme contribute towards these? (500 words) Optional Essay Is there any other information you believe the Admissions...

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New HBS Scholarship for Lower-Income Applicants

By - Jul 24, 14:22 PM   Comments [0]

Beginning with the HBS MBA Class of 2020, Harvard Business School has announced it will award a new Forward Fellowship to support MBA students from lower-income backgrounds to ensure that students from all socioeconomic walks of life continue to be part of the rich diversity that...

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Distilling Your Career Goals for the MBA Application

By - Jul 24, 09:26 AM   Comments [0]

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” You were probably asked this question all of the time as a little kid. Thanks to your business school applications, you’ll have to answer it again. Only now you must envision where you’ll be in your...

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Kellogg Shares 10 Ways to Strengthen Your MBA Application

By - Jul 21, 09:29 AM   Comments [0]

If you’re planning to apply to business school in the fall, you’re probably strategizing how you can create the strongest application possible. One of the biggest mistakes we see applicants make is assuming that the surest route to business school admission is playing it safe...

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Sell the MBA Admissions Committee on Your Employability

By - Jul 20, 08:42 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com The vast majority of MBA applicants seek the degree with the primary purpose of advancing their careers and earning considerably more than they did prior to b-school. But many MBA hopefuls don’t realize that the career...

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How Life and Career Impact the Choice and Number of Potential B-Schools

By - Jul 19, 08:28 AM   Comments [0]

“How many schools should I apply to? Which schools should I apply to?” These are key questions aspiring MBAs ponder during the summer before the busy application-writing season in fall and winter. The answers are different depending on where the applicant is within his or her...

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Tuesday Tips: MIT Sloan Fall 2018 MBA Essay Tips

By - Jul 18, 06:35 AM   Comments [0]

MIT Sloan School of Management has updated their MBA application essays for this year, keeping the cover letter essay and adding a personal video statement. The Sloan MBA program is focused on innovation with a diverse and accomplished group of students. MIT’s motto is “Mens...

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Make Your Resume MBA-Ready

By - Jul 17, 08:23 AM   Comments [0]

First, the (kinda) bad news: it’s unlikely you’ll be able to use the current version of your resume for your business school applications. In fact, you’re probably going to want to spend a significant amount of time on a complete resume overhaul. But the good...

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Why Your MBA Short List Should Include Dream, Target and (Maybe) Safety Schools

By - Jul 14, 08:24 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com One of the most important decisions you’ll make during the MBA application process—big surprise—is which schools you’re going to apply to in the first place. I cannot stress enough how important it is to put significant...

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Fall 2018 MBA Essays

By - Jul 13, 09:15 AM   Comments [0]

The Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina has announced the MBA essay questions for the 2017-18 admissions season. Essay One (Required) Please describe your short and long term goals post-MBA. Explain how your professional experience has shaped these goals, why this career option appeals...

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