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Am I Too Old for an MBA? Four Reasons to Consider Alternative MBAs

By - Mar 14, 07:50 AM   Comments [0]

The average age of a first year MBA student is 29 – roughly the same as the average of starting quarterbacks in the NFL. Yet, at 39, Tom Brady recently led the Patriots to his fifth Super Bowl win. If Tom Brady can be a...

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Am I Too Old for an MBA? Four Reasons to Consider Alternative MBAs

By - Mar 14, 07:50 AM   Comments [0]

The average age of a first year MBA student is 29 – roughly the same as the average of starting quarterbacks in the NFL. Yet, at 39, Tom Brady recently led the Patriots to his fifth Super Bowl win. If Tom Brady can be a...

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Advice for Applying to MBA Programs in Round 3

By - Mar 14, 04:13 AM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff, Amerasia Consulting Group The common myth surrounding Round 3 of the MBA application process is that you can't, or shouldn't, apply late in the admission cycle. "The class is pretty much full" is one refrain.  "You have to be a truly unique applicant" is...

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Monday MBA Resource: Behavioral Interview Questions

By - Mar 13, 14:32 PM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff, Amerasia Consulting Group Time for another edition of Monday MBA Resource, where we share the things we are reading, watching, and listening to that might be helpful to people in the MBA community.  Some are more focused on applicants, others are better for...

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Do Alumni Connections Help You Gain Admission?

By - Mar 13, 13:41 PM   Comments [0]

From time to time, we at mbaMission visit admissions officers at top-ranked business schools, which gives us the opportunity to ask rather frank questions. On one such visit to a prestigious MBA program, we pushed an admissions officer on the extent of alumni influence in...

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Negotiating MBA Merit Scholarships

By - Mar 13, 08:53 AM   Comments [0]

Being accepted into an MBA program is a major accomplishment that makes the months of application preparation (and worrying) all worth it. Icing on the cake is learning that you’ve also been awarded a merit scholarship. If you suddenly find yourself with a financial incentive to...

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MBA Applicants: Which Round to Apply

By - Mar 13, 04:26 AM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff, Amerasia Consulting Group As we move through the winter months and host calls with b-school candidates for the upcoming cycle, it's interesting to note that some admissions questions come up a lot more this time of year than they do later.  We are...

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A Tip for Applying to HBS – “don’t overthink, overcraft and overwrite”

By - Mar 12, 22:20 PM   Comments [0]

I wanted to get ahead of something - a potential problem - I see with my clients to HBS and Stanford GSB. Frankly, it's a problem that I consistently see with most applicants answering any essay question meant to evoke an author's deepest (or cursory!)...

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Common interview questions asked after the Wharton Team Based Discussion

By - Mar 10, 22:14 PM   Comments [0]

In this video, Paul Lanzillotti of the Amerasia Consulting Group discusses his thoughts on the most common interview questions applicants asked immediately following the Wharton Team-based Discussion (during the one-on-one portion of the interview.) Did your behavior reflect how you normally are? Did the discussion reflect...

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5 Business School Application Hacks to Improve Admissions Potential to Top Schools

By - Mar 10, 15:52 PM   Comments [0]

The business school applications process is a rigorous and intimidating triathlon of sorts, a multi-stage event requiring endurance, speed, and keen strategy. Moreover, it requires a tri-athlete’s ability to separate oneself from the herd of sharp-elbowed competitors. Last year, only 1 in 10 applicants were...

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