Part 1: Is ‘Round 3’ the Right Target for Your MBA Application?

By - Feb 21, 03:45 AM   Comments [0]

Conventional wisdom: Round 1 (September/October) and Round 2 (January) application deadlines are the only targets that a serious MBA applicant should ever consider.  As the admissions committee allocates a finite number of seats, and the wait list only grows, a Round 3 applicant’s chances for...

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GMAT Question of the Day (February 21)

By - Feb 21, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Math Is an integer divisible by 9 ? (1) is an integer divisible by 3 (2) is an integer divisible by 9 Question Discussion & Explanation Correct Answer - E - (click and drag your mouse to see the answer) Verbal  In Patton City, days...

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3 Tips for Writing a Winning EMBA Essay

By - Feb 20, 15:21 PM   Comments [0]

You've been busy these last few years. Very busy. How will you ever fit all of your classes, extracurricular activities, awards, and job experience in your EMBA application essays? The simple answer is that you won’t, and you shouldn’t even attempt to. Trying to include...

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What Should I Write About? Making a Difference

By - Feb 20, 15:10 PM   Comments [0]

In my non-admissions life, I once went to a lecture given by a biographer whose work I admire. In the course of his talk he mentioned that while writing about genius has merit, writing about typical folks and their extraordinary achievements is more valuable. The...

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3 Signs You Shouldn’t Apply to Business School in Round 3

By - Feb 20, 11:56 AM   Comments [0]

Everyone has an opinion about submitting an MBA application in round three, and a lot of the conversation circles around how competitive it is. If you tried your best but you just couldn’t pull together all of your business school materials before round two deadlines...

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J-Term MBA Programs: An Overview

By - Feb 20, 05:31 AM   Comments [0]

It’s early February, time to explore one of the MBA world’s hidden opportunities: J-term, or January Entry. As the name implies, these students begin in January and continue through the summer term, meaning that they get the same amount of classroom time as traditional two-year MBAs. J-term...

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GMAT Question of the Day (February 20)

By - Feb 20, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Math John has 13 ten-dollar bills, 11 five-dollar bills, and 17 one-dollar bills. If John needs to pay exactly $128, what is the least number of bills he will need to use? A. 14 B. 16 C. 17 D. 19 E. 20   Question Discussion & Explanation Correct Answer - B - (click and drag your...

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MBA Application Timing

By - Feb 19, 15:23 PM   Comments [0]

"Application Timing" is the first post in our series, Navigate the MBA Maze. Should You Apply Round 1, Round 2, or Round 3? Do not try to win the admissions game through timing. Quality—not timing—trumps all. Submit your application when it is at its best. When in doubt,...

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Leadership Immersion at Cornell Johnson

By - Feb 19, 15:09 PM   Comments [0]

This interview is the latest in an Accepted blog series featuring interviews with MBA students, offering readers a behind-the-scenes look at top MBA programs. And now for a chat with Mitch Brummer, second year MBA student at Cornell Johnson... Accepted: We'd like to get to know...

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How to Write About Overcoming Challenges Without Sounding Like a Whiner

By - Feb 19, 14:56 PM   Comments [0]

It’s a classic MBA essay question: Write about a time when you overcame a challenge. How did you handle it? What did you learn from the experience? Let’s start by easing one worry you may have. Not everyone has faced a significant challenge at work by...

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