MBA

10 Key Steps You Can Take to get off the ‘Waitlist’

By - Feb 21, 20:49 PM   Comments [0]

This happens every year.  You have invested significant amount of time and effort into your MBA applications, have done well at your interview, and are now waiting eagerly to get that coveted admit offer.  Instead, you receive that discouraging letter that you have been ‘waitlisted’....

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Tips for 3 Common MBA Interview Questions

By - Feb 21, 09:35 AM   Comments [0]

Round 2 applicants, get ready for your interviews! Whether you’ve already received an interview invitation or are hoping to get an invite over the next few weeks, you want to make sure you’re prepared to do your best when the big day arrives. Here are tips for...

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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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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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Dealing with Impostor Syndrome at B-School

By - Feb 17, 13:26 PM   Comments [0]

When you have your sights set on one of the top business schools in the world, you probably feel rather confident that your skills and experiences will sufficiently sway the admissions committee to take a closer look at your application. However, despite that confidence, many accepted...

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