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Executive MBA Pros & Cons

By - Feb 8, 07:36 AM   Comments [0]

Thinking about applying to a top executive MBA program? Below you'll find EMBA pros and cons to help you decide if, when, and why an EMBA program is for you. Pros: 1. It's easier to get in. You may need to have more work experience to...

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IE MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Feb 8, 06:45 AM   Comments [0]

Often times applicants to MBA programs go through a bit of an identity crisis when they start the application process as they try to sum themselves and their careers up within tight word limits and limited spaces. Applicants to the IE International MBA program in...

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Answering INSEAD’s MBA Application Essay Question #1 [Short Video]

By - Feb 8, 05:36 AM   Comments [0]

In the short video below, Linda Abraham shares the secret to writing a compelling and effective essay to answer the first of INSEAD's essay questions. "Give a candid description of yourself (who are you as a person), stressing the personal characteristics you feel to be your...

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4 Tips for Demonstrating Professional Growth in a Flat Organization

By - Feb 6, 08:00 AM   Comments [0]

If you work in a flat organization, how do you demonstrate advancement and growth? After all, your progress will be compared to that of other candidates who have regular promotions with clearly delineated expanded responsibilities. In a flat organization, you may hold the same title...

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International Outlook, International Goals: Interview with INSEAD MBA, Arina

By - Feb 6, 07:14 AM   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 Arina Bobrova... Accepted: We'd like to get to know you! Where are you from? Where and...

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INSEAD MBA Criterion #4: Leadership Potential

By - Feb 2, 12:31 PM   Comments [0]

This is the last post in a 4-part series that examines INSEAD MBA’s admission criteria. INSEAD is not unique among MBA programs in desiring leadership potential in applicants. All do. It is unique in how it characterizes leadership and leadership potential. The adcom has a two-pronged...

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Tell Me About Your Weaknesses [MBA Interview Questions Series]

By - Feb 1, 07:30 AM   Comments [0]

This blog post is part of a series of articles analyzing some of the most popular MBA interview questions and how to best respond to them. In this post, we’ll address "What is your weakness?": Reason for asking the question: To ensure the applicant is humble...

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INSEAD MBA Criterion #3: Academic Capacity

By - Jan 30, 13:43 PM   Comments [0]

This is the third post in a 4-part series that examines INSEAD MBA’s 4 admission criteria. The operative word in this criterion is capacity. This word conveys the adcom’s perspective on the academic component of the application: it’s dynamic, focusing on how you can grow...

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Are You Selling Yourself Short?

By - Jan 29, 15:26 PM   Comments [0]

“I founded a small candy company.” I could see in the faces of my fellow admissions committee members that they were not that impressed with the candidate; none of them had ever heard of “Del Sol Candy,”* and Roberto’s modest description did not make it...

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Making Friends With the GRE: How To Overcome Test Anxiety and Perform at Your Best

By - Jan 29, 13:35 PM   Comments [0]

“I can’t stop trembling….can’t eat….cry for little or no reason….I am so nervous.” All of this from Janelle, a prospective graduate student on her response to scheduling a GRE test date. I was not surprised that Janelle was nervous as almost all prospective graduate students...

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