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The Four Guiding Principles of Berkeley-Haas

By - Jun 19, 13:51 PM   Comments [0]

It’s a new year for MBA admissions and there are new Haas essays! This time, you have fewer words (only 800) than last year to tell your story. The first thing you have to remember is be neat and tidy. More importantly though is your...

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MIT Sloan Announces New Video Statement for the Fall 2018 Application

By - Jun 19, 13:29 PM   Comments [0]

The MIT Sloan School of Management has made some updates to its application requirements for the 2017-18 admissions season. The cover letter as essay is still in play, and Sloan also asks applicants to provide a brief video statement. Here’s how each component is explained on...

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Are You Wonder Woman or Spider-Man? Stratus Can Uncover Your Superpowers!

By - Jun 19, 13:06 PM   Comments [0]

In my 15+ years in MBA admissions, I have seen many MBA applicants struggle to connect the dots between what they have done in the past and their career goals. One client had a career with several turns, including a job at a bank and...

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MIT Sloan Announces Fall 2018 MBA Application Deadlines

By - Jun 19, 13:03 PM   Comments [0]

The MIT Sloan School of Management has posted the following application deadlines for the 2017-18 admissions cycle. Round 1 Application due: September 25, 2017 Decision released: December 19, 2017 Round 2 Application due: January 17, 2018 Decision released: April 3, 2018 Round 3 Application due: April 9, 2018 Decision released: May 14, 2018 Applications must...

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Michigan Ross MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jun 19, 07:30 AM   Comments [0]

Ross is shaking things up this year. It has different essay questions (requiring very short answers) and a more traditional goals question, but all is different from previous years. Why? Here's what Ross says about the change: "We want to get to know more about you...

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Wharton’s Commitment Project – a Window into Wharton [Episode 210]

By - Jun 19, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

Today we’re doing something a little different: a deep dive into a specific program at Wharton. It’s a program that reveals a lot about Wharton’s culture, which also gives us insight into what the Wharton admissions committee is looking for. Commitment. Purpose. Meaning. These are all...

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English Language Skills & Your MBA Admissions Profile

By - Jun 19, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

In the previous articles of this series we explored the first four elements of your MBA Profile: your Academic Performance, your GMAT, your work experience, and your extracurricular activities. The topic of the last post of this series is probably the most under-rated in business...

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MBA Admissions Decisions: Should You Go Full-Time Or Part-Time?

By - Jun 18, 07:30 AM   Comments [0]

When I was applying to b-school, I contemplated part-time vs. full-time, and one of my best friends, Colleen, had to make the same decision at the same time. Ultimately, I decided to attend the full-time program at the University of Michigan. Colleen decided to attend a...

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A Business Masters Degree is Not a Replacement for an MBA

By - Jun 18, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

According to new research by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), 75% of prospective graduate business school candidates who participated in the GMAC survey and who already have a master’s degree are considering enrolling in MBA programs. This is true for students with both prior...

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Accepted’s Selectivity Index: Are You Asleep When You Apply?

By - Jun 18, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

I once heard a story about a gentleman who was about to purchase a certain piece of land with the intention of building a school on that property. It was wartime, and the theater of war was rapidly approaching the region in which he and...

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