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Deciding How Many Business Schools to Target and Choosing a “Safe” School

By - Dec 10, 14:41 PM   Comments [0]

When candidates consider their strategies for applying to MBA programs, many have a logical question in mind: To how many business schools should I apply? The answer, of course, varies dramatically from applicant to applicant, but the golden rule is that you should only apply to an...

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December 2018 Event Roundup

By - Dec 3, 13:53 PM   Comments [0]

Are you applying to business school this year? If so, you can enroll in one of our free business school workshops, which are offered both online and in person in major cities across the country! This December, the event lineup includes the following sessions: December 3 Writing a...

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Wharton Team-Based Discussion 2018: What to Expect and How to Prepare

By - Oct 29, 14:40 PM   Comments [0]

The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania plans to send out Round 1 interview invitations on October 30, and once again, the school is using its team-based discussion format rather than a traditional admissions interview to evaluate its candidates. Understandably, Wharton applicants get anxious...

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Next Year Starts Now: A New Webinar Series for 2019–2020 MBA Applicants!

By - Oct 1, 13:26 PM   Comments [0]

Are you planning to apply to business school in 2019–2020? It is not too early to start preparing for your applications, and we can help! The leaders in the MBA admissions space—mbaMission and Manhattan Prep—are coming together to make sure you will be ready for next year’s MBA admissions...

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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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Dartmouth College (Tuck) Essay Analysis, 2018–2019

By - Sep 17, 13:25 PM   Comments [0]

As the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College enters its second full admissions season with Luke Anthony Peña at the helm as executive director of admissions and financial aid, we are not surprised to see a major overhaul in the program’s essay questions. What...

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Oxford University (Saïd Business School) Essay Analysis, 2018–2019

By - Sep 10, 14:11 PM   Comments [0]

After taking a new approach with its application essay questions last year and moving away from its previously rather traditional focus, the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford has elected to maintain its newer prompts for this season. The program probes into applicants’...

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Carnegie Mellon University Tepper Essay Analysis, 2018–2019

By - Sep 5, 10:08 AM   Comments [0]

In recent years, Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business has offered its applicants one required essay question that was in many ways an open invitation to share whatever they felt was most important for the admissions committee to know about them. For this season,...

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London Business School Essay Analysis, 2018–2019

By - Aug 27, 14:30 PM   Comments [0]

London Business School (LBS) has made no changes at all to its application essay questions this year (after several previous years of regular amendments), so perhaps the program has settled on prompts that deliver precisely what the admissions committee is seeking. In truth, the school...

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INSEAD Essay Analysis, 2018–2019

By - Aug 20, 12:54 PM   Comments [0]

Last year, INSEAD made just the slightest of changes to its essay approach and questions, but this year, it has made none at all. Candidates must respond to four short career-focused queries and provide three motivation essays that together total 1,200 words.  Applicants are also...

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