Bschool Life

4 Tips For Team Interviews

By - Jul 13, 11:15 AM   Comments [0]

Since so much of b-school life and learning includes team discussions, the adcom needed a tool for assessing how applicants will fit in the team-based discussion culture of their programs. Thus, the Team-Based Discussion (TBD) was born. In team-based interviews, applicants need to use a different set...

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Understanding Stanford GSB’s Take On Demonstrated Leadership Potential

By - Jul 13, 02:12 AM   Comments [0]

Naturally you’ve got leadership, or you wouldn’t be applying to Stanford.   What are the qualities that Stanford GSB is looking for as they build their class? How do successful applicants stand out from the crowd? At a school as competitive as Stanford, it’s a fact that...

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NYU Stern 2016 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 11, 23:59 PM   Comments [0]

Last year Stern gave you a choice for its second question. This year all three questions are required and what I call Stern's "signature question" (#2) is once again required. Your essays will need to highlight your qualities as a successful, leadership-driven, creative thinker and businessperson....

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Understanding Stanford GSB’s Core Value Of Intellectual Vitality

By - Jul 9, 11:29 AM   Comments [0]

What are the qualities that Stanford GSB is looking for as they build their class? How do successful applicants stand out from the crowd? At a school as competitive as Stanford, it’s a fact that many smart, accomplished applicants won’t get in—so how can you...

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Save 10%. Get Accepted. Smile.

By - Jul 1, 23:41 PM   Comments [0]

Hey b-school applicants – are you looking to save money this summer AND get one step closer to gaining acceptance to your top choice school? Introducing Accepted’s SUPER Summer Sale – 10% off your choice of MBA services through Wednesday, July 15th.* Not sure which service is...

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LBS Launches New Finance Master’s For New Grads

By - Jun 29, 23:50 PM   Comments [0]

LBS has announced a new master’s program in finance. The new Master’s in Financial Analysis (MFA) will be a 12-month intensive program aimed at recent graduates from quantitatively-focused fields, who want a rigorous grad program that will prepare them for careers in the finance sector. The...

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How To Write About Overcoming Challenges Without Sounding Like A Whiner

By - Jun 24, 22:56 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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Applying to Stanford GSB? Get to know Garth Saloner, Derrick Bolton and the “Moral Advantage”

By - Jun 23, 00:48 AM   Comments [0]

By Paul Lanzillotti | Amerasia Consulting Group | Who is Garth Saloner? If you are going to apply to the most selective MBA program in the world, you should recognize the impact that Professor-turned-Dean Garth Saloner has had at GSB.  Even though he took over the reins...

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MBA Admissions: Letters of Recommendation

By - Jun 22, 23:06 PM   Comments [0]

"MBA Admissions: Letters of Recommendation" is the latest post in our series, Navigate the MBA Maze. The best letters of recommendation come from people who have seen you perform. The weakest letters are of the “character reference” variety (from the clergy member who knows you only...

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Applying For Your MBA Through The Consortium: Best Deal In Town

By - Jun 21, 23:40 PM   Comments [0]

Our consultants receive a lot of questions from clients about applying to MBA programs through The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management.  I’ve heard myths flying around that applying to one (or more) of the 18 Consortium schools through The Consortium’s application is disadvantageous.  But...

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