Texas McCombs Essay Analysis, 2018–2019

By - Sep 24, 13:15 PM   Comments [0]

As it tends to do, the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin has made some very minor adjustments to the wording of its application essay questions this year, but otherwise, they essentially remain the same. For its first essay, the...

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Beware of Well-Meaning MBA Application Advice

By - Sep 24, 12:17 PM   Comments [0]

With Round 1 deadlines upon us, you’re probably thinking about asking a trusted friend or family member to review your materials. Recruiting a fresh set of eyes to review your work has its benefits, but can also have a few drawbacks as well. So what’s the...

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Essay Analysis: CMU Tepper School of Business 2018-19

By - Sep 24, 04:46 AM   Comments [0]

Tepper’s application has always been a bit light on writing, and this year is no exception with only one 350-word mandatory essay. The prompt is entirely new, however. In place of last year’s rather fun “what would you say if you met us at the airport?”, applicants...

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Question of the Day (September 24)

By - Sep 24, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Quant Is ? (1) (2) Question Discussion & Explanation Correct Answer - A - (click and drag your mouse to see the answer) Verbal The Federal Republic of Brazil achieved independence in 1822, became a republic in 1889, and consisted of 26 states and one federal district. (A)...

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Writing Your Own Recommendations: Right or Wrong?

By - Sep 23, 13:20 PM   Comments [0]

Every year we run into a question that the “interwebs” appears to be conflicted about. Is it ok to write your own recommendation, or hire an admissions consultant to write your recommendations, and then have your actual recommender submit it? A lot of people apparently...

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Glenn Hubbard to Step Down as Columbia Business School Dean

By - Sep 23, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

  After serving 15 years as Dean of Columbia Business School (CBS), Glenn Hubbard will step down at the end of the 2018-19 school year. Hubbard began his tenure at Columbia in 1988, and was selected as Dean in July 2004. When Hubbard steps down from...

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How to Get a Georgetown MBA [Episode 277]

By - Sep 23, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

How to Get a Georgetown MBA [Show Summary] If you’re looking for a global MBA program at the intersection of business and politics that is designed for principled leaders with a strong first-year core and an elective second year where you can customize your education to...

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Showing That You “Don’t” Fit In Can Help Your App

By - Sep 21, 17:26 PM   Comments [0]

We all know the clichés. When you think of Stanford, you think of the Valley and of entrepreneurs hoping to come up with the next Apple or Google. As for Harvard, that’s the school with the billion-dollar brand – the school that will teach you...

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Where are the Best B-School Startup Labs?

By - Sep 21, 11:33 AM   Comments [0]

IE Startup Lab in Madrid provides year-round workshops for students to develop their business plan for launch, faculty mentoring, training in marketing, funding, strategy and legal aspects of entrepreneurship. Today’s MBA programs offer a broad range of courses in entrepreneurship, as well as  opportunities for networking...

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INSEAD MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Sep 21, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Communication is key for INSEAD – in part because it is a key factor that their recruiters look for. Hence the INSEAD application elicits your communication effectiveness. First, INSEAD asks you to write reflective essays – and to do so succinctly. Balancing this emphasis on written...

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