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MBA Admissions: Acceptances with and without $$$

By - Jan 6, 00:17 AM   Comments [0]

I received an interesting direct message from a fellow Twitterer this morning. This MBA applicant writes: do MBA programs negotiate at all about $ packages? I'd prefer to go to School A but School B gave me a pretty big merit scholarship.* *I substituted School A and...

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Are MBA Programs Breeding Inconsiderate Students and Graduates?

By - Jan 6, 00:02 AM   Comments [0]

This is a question asked by many when considering the role b-schools play in the global financial crisis. B-schools all over the US and Europe are being criticized for focusing too much on making money and not focusing enough on, what the Financial Times UK...

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Record GMAT Registration Volume in 2009

By - Jan 5, 12:28 PM   Comments [0]

GMAC News Center reports: GMAT Registration Levels Hit New Record in 2009 People registered for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) more times in 2009 than in any other year since the exam’s creation in 1954. Global registration volume for the GMAT in 2009 was a record...

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GMAT or GRE: Which is Best for You?

By - Jan 3, 02:03 AM   Comments [0]

Now that top b-schools (including HBS, Stanford, Wharton, and MIT Sloan, among others) are accepting either GMAT or GRE scores, MBA applicants are a bit at a loss as to which test might enhance their chances of acceptance. BusinessWeek calls the recent GMAT-GRE showdown the "business...

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How to Use the MBA Rankings

By - Dec 30, 12:59 PM   Comments [0]

In anticipation of the Financial Times rankings' publication, expected to be released in January, Accepted is offering you a special report, written by Linda Abraham, founder and president of, on the ins and outs of MBA rankings. In this special rankings report you'll learn: What the...

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An Accepted Admissions Round Up

By - Dec 29, 12:31 PM   Comments [0]

It's been yet another busy week in the world of college and graduate admissions. Let's take a look. The debate continues over the value of an MBA versus a one-year Master's in a business-related field. The Wall Street Journal reports that many students are switching their...

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Deciding What to Write For Your EMBA Application Essays

By - Dec 29, 02:17 AM   Comments [0]

As an EMBA applicant, you have many years of impressive experiences and intriguing insights. How will you fit them all into your essays? You won’t. In fact, you shouldn’t. It’s an intuitive response to want to, but it’s the wrong response. Trying to do so will...

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Beautiful B-School Photo Contest Update

By - Dec 27, 01:59 AM   Comments [0]

We hear you! We received several requests that more b-schools to be included in's popular Beautiful B-School Photo Contest, we have decided to accept pictures for all b-schools listed in BusinessWeek's 2009 MBA Rankings. You know what that means, folks—the competition is on! And...

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Gen Ys Head to Grad School rather than Hit the Jobless Market

By - Dec 24, 01:44 AM   Comments [0]

The GRE exam saw a 13% increase this year, says Deb Weinstein, author of Forbes' recent "Jobless Gen Ys Turn to Grad School," reflecting that young adults are still considering the expensive option of graduate school, despite the economic recession. One cause for the increase is...

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An Active Move towards Global MBA Recruiting

By - Dec 22, 09:39 AM   Comments [0]

We followed up our post on BusinessWeek's "In Hunt for Students, Business Schools Go Global" by interviewing top MBA tour operators to discover their perspectives on global MBA recruitment expansion. Peter von Loesecke, the founder and CEO of The MBA Tour; Nunzio Quacquarelli, founder and CEO...

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