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Business School Application Failure Essays Series – Part I: Received Tough Feedback

By - May 6, 03:28 AM   Comments [0]

Dartmouth Tuck used to ask applicants to “tell us about a time you: received tough feedback, experienced failure, or disappointed yourself or others. How did you respond, and what did you learn about yourself as a result?” The multi-part question is a lot to bite off,...

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The Rise of the “In House” MBA

By - May 1, 05:00 AM   Comments [0]

Life is more convenient when your boss is also running your MBA In the part-time MBA world, eliminating friction is the key to success. Weekend, nights, online—there are a lot of ways business schools can make it easier for busy managers to get a degree. But these...

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MBA Goals Essay: Common Pitfalls for International Applicants

By - Apr 29, 04:25 AM   Comments [0]

When answering the standard MBA application “Goals Essay,” many of the international applicants we work with talk about their long-term plans for returning home to start entrepreneurial ventures. These essays are often very compelling, with applicants dreaming of improving people’s lives, helping small businesses, and...

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What a Difference a Year Makes: Writing a Convincing Re-applicant Essay

By - Apr 25, 10:38 AM   Comments [0]

The re-applicant essay is a tactically thorny essay to write, no matter which way you look at it. You have a few hundred words, maybe a little more, to remind the adcom why they didn’t let you in the first time around, and change their...

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Pros/Cons of Getting an International MBA (Non-U.S. citizens coming to U.S.) 

By - Apr 10, 04:14 AM   Comments [0]

With international students comprising upwards of 30% of many of the top MBA program’s student bodies, it has been apparent for some time that international applicants see great benefits in pursuing their MBAs in the States. A prestigious U.S. institution like HBS has worldwide appeal,...

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Studying Abroad During Your MBA

By - Apr 5, 18:06 PM   Comments [0]

After spending all of that time, money, and energy writing applications essays, going on school visits, and networking with current students and alumni, you’ve been accepted to your dream MBA program…now you want to go study abroad?! Before your bank account balance snaps you back...

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The Entrepreneurship Boom and B-schools’ Role. Which MBA Degree Option is Best for an Entrepreneur?

By - Apr 3, 04:37 AM   Comments [0]

So you’ve got a big idea in your pocket, and you just know your start-up would be killer. You can picture yourself running the show, being your own boss, and working on projects you’re passionate about. You want to be an entrepreneur. What’s holding you...

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Pros/Cons of getting an international MBA (U.S. to Europe)

By - Apr 1, 03:59 AM   Comments [0]

As international experience becomes increasingly valuable in our ever-globalizing business landscape, the appeal of an MBA abroad is driving a higher number of U.S.-based applicants to seek out international MBA programs. And an international MBA is not without its positives. Several European MBAs compress the...

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Canadian MBA Crash Course: Desautels (McGill)

By - Mar 29, 18:50 PM   Comments [0]

If you’re considering getting an MBA in Canada, there are lots of great options. Here, we dive into the details of The University of Montreal’s Desautels Faculty of Management. The What Montreal does things a little bit differently. Maybe it’s the city’s large Francophone population or maybe...

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Canadian MBA Crash Course: J.R. Smith School of Business (Queens)

By - Mar 27, 19:00 PM   Comments [0]

If you’re considering getting an MBA in Canada, there are lots of great options. Here, we dive into the details of Queens University’s J.R. Smith School of Business. The What Big city life got you down? Want to pursue your MBA somewhere you can, you know,...

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