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MBAnalysis Blog: But THEY Got In!

By - Mar 12, 20:11 PM   Comments [0]

One of the most frustrating parts of the MBA application process is when applicants who are “just like” you get in, but you don’t. Nothing leads to more second-guessing and self-questioning than when the person sitting next you in the office, gets accepted, while you...

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8 Tips for Chinese Female MBA Applicants

By - Mar 12, 19:37 PM   Comments [0]

There are more women from China in the MBA pipeline than from anywhere else in the world. In 2017, the Graduate Management Admissions Council reported that 46,274 women in China took the GMAT, representing a whopping 67% of all Chinese GMAT testers. Additionally, the mean...

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Is a Master’s in Data Analytics in Your Future?

By - Mar 12, 19:23 PM   Comments [0]

Each year sees the introduction of new masters degree programs in specialized areas. In recent years, the focus on “Big Data” in and across enterprise organizations has led to an increase in the number of specialized masters programs in business analytics and data science. The...

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Finance to MBA: 5 Valuation Tips

By - Mar 12, 11:07 AM   Comments [0]

Finance is one of the largest industries that business schools draw from. And I mean “finance” in the broadest possible terms, including corporate finance, investment banking, private equity, asset management, and others. MBA admissions committees like candidates with experience in finance. The flip side is...

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MBAnalysis Blog: What Does a “Best Effort” Application Look Like?

By - Mar 7, 10:55 AM   Comments [0]

We are frequently asked what it takes to get into one of the top programs. Of course, you need a strong GPA, GMAT, work experience, essays, etc. But it also needs your best effort, meaning that you have done all that you need to create...

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CPA to MBA: Conduct a Pre-Business School Audit

By - Mar 6, 14:32 PM   Comments [0]

Every year, thousands of young accounting and audit professionals apply to top MBA programs. Having a CPA or having been promoted multiple times after successful client engagements is not sufficient to secure a seat in a top program. Here are 8 areas for assessment and...

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Poets & Quants: MBA Interest in Entrepreneurship Hits Low

By - Mar 3, 10:26 AM   Comments [0]

by Gregory Yang Entrepreneurship has reached its lowest level of interest among MBAs in eight years. Financial Times reports that up only 16% of students surveyed had started a business within three years of graduating. In 2015, 22% of surveyed students had started a business....

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MBAnalysis Blog: The Most Important Sale of Your Life – Getting into Business School

By - Mar 2, 09:33 AM   Comments [0]

While banking, consulting, engineering and marketing have always been feeders to MBA programs, one key business function, sales, never has been. There are probably a bunch of reasons for this. First and foremost it is that progressing in a sales career doesn’t require business school....

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Marketing Role to MBA: 7 Easy Tips to Get Accepted

By - Mar 1, 18:59 PM   Comments [0]

More and more candidates with a marketing background are applying to top MBA programs, and the competition to land a spot at a coveted program gets fiercer every year. How can you capitalize on your background in marketing to submit the strongest possible applications? Below...

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4 Simple Strategies for Consultants Applying to MBA Programs

By - Mar 1, 17:59 PM   Comments [0]

Let’s face it – we all know it is tough to get into the top programs. Last year, Harvard accepted only 1 in 10 applications it reviewed. The climb to the top can be even tougher when you have to distinguish yourself amongst the many...

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