MBA

Advice for Applicants from Over-Represented Buckets

By - May 7, 09:45 AM   Comments [0]

If there’s one overarching trend we’ve seen in our two decades of admission consulting, it’s the move toward greater diversity at the top MBA programs. For example, applicants from consulting and banking used to dominate at business schools in the past. Plus, most students were...

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2021 AIGAC Conference and the Latest Business School Admissions Trends

By - May 6, 09:02 AM   Comments [0]

Personal MBA Coach met with top MBA Admissions Directors at this week's AIGAC conference and is excited to share the latest emerging b-school trends.

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Build your Business School Network as an Applicant

By - May 6, 06:06 AM   Comments [0]

As most incoming MBA students know, the network you cultivate during business school is likely the most valuable part of the experience. Through the Internet and social media, you can get a head start and build your business school network as early as the application...

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10 Tips to Apply for a Specialized Masters in Business (MiM, Mfin, MSMS & more)

By - May 5, 13:09 PM   Comments [0]

Over the past few years, my Fortuna Admissions colleagues and I have witnessed a surge in interest for specialty masters degrees across a variety of business disciplines. On the heels of our CentreCourt Specialized Masters Event last month, I hosted a live conversation with Poets&Quants editor...

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B-Schooled Podcast Episode 54: Secrets of Dual HBS/GSB Admits, Part 2 of 2

By - May 5, 08:56 AM   Comments [0]

Anyone who decides to pursue an MBA typically understands that the odds are against most applicants when it comes to being admitted into the top-ranked programs. This fierce competition makes it all the more impressive when a candidate gets into two of the most respected...

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M7 MBA Programs: Everything You Need to Know in 2021

By - May 4, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

What are the M7 business schools? Harvard Business SchoolStanford Graduate School of BusinessMIT Sloan School of ManagementNorthwestern University’s Kellogg School of ManagementUniversity of Chicago’s Booth School of BusinessWharton School at the University of PennsylvaniaColumbia Business School Talk about diversity! Seven distinct, vivid cultures – each with its...

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Overcoming Overconfidence

By - May 4, 05:31 AM   Comments [0]

“FRESH IDEAS FROM THE BLACKLIGHT” SBC’s Weekly Newsletter for Professionals Having a healthy level of confidence is a beautiful thing. Overconfidence, on the other hand, can have serious—sometimes life-threatening—consequences. Look no further than the U.S. government’s initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic to understand how disastrous overconfidence...

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Do These Things to Ensure Your MBA Recommendations Are Stellar!

By - May 3, 10:31 AM   Comments [0]

As an MBA hopeful, you are undoubtedly aware that your MBA applications require letter(s) of recommendation to support your candidacy. You may wonder, how important are they to the admission committee’s evaluation of you? What, exactly, are they hoping to glean from your recommendations? And...

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How Will MBA Programs Going “Test-Optional” Affect Your Chances?

By - May 2, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

The COVID-19 pandemic has left an indelible mark on pretty much every facet of society. This application cycle, more and more MBA programs are electing to waive the GMAT or GRE test as a requirement for applicants. How will this affect acceptance rates? On Wednesday, May...

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Should You Take the GRE or GMAT for Test-Optional MBA Programs?

By - May 1, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Among the major disruptions of the coronavirus era was last year’s shuttering of nearly all colleges and universities, as well as in-person admissions testing centers. For MBA hopefuls, online-proctored GRE and GMAT tests experienced technical difficulties, calling into question many of the test results. Additionally, online...

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