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UC Berkeley Haas MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jun 22, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

My comments are in blue throughout. The black font represents quotes from Haas, which provides excellent resources and advice on its web site. In a nutshell, Haas kept the basic structure of its app similar to last year's, but really changed the essay questions, #1...

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GMAT Exam Updated to Offer Greater Control and Flexibility

By - Jun 22, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

The Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) announced the inauguration of Select Section Order, a new feature that will allow candidates to customize their GMAT experience by selecting the order in which they feel most comfortable taking the exam. Select Section Order will be offered to...

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What Harvard Business School is Looking For: The Habit Of Leadership

By - Jun 21, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

This is the first post in our series, What HBS is Looking For. Thank you, Harvard Business School. IMHO, that’s what applicants should think when they visit the program’s website and find “habit of leadership” on its “Who are we looking for?” admissions page. It’s common knowledge...

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Get Accepted to Stanford GSB Webinar Now Available On-Demand!

By - Jun 21, 06:31 AM   Comments [0]

If you missed Get Accepted to Stanford GSB, or if you’d like to view it again, the webinar is now available on-demand. As you prepare for next year’s applications, learn the key strategies you need to approach Stanford’s application successfully. How can you show that you’re a...

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Emory Goizueta Business School MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jun 20, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

Taken together, these essay questions cover a lot of ground: your professional path and plans, your alignment with the program’s core values, and your unique individuality. Moreover, this vast ground is covered in few words – these essays are short, requiring tough decisions about what...

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Georgetown Announces New Dean for McDonough School of Business

By - Jun 20, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

Georgetown University has announced that Paul Almeida, Ph.D. has been named Dean and William R. Berkley Chair of McDonough School of Business. His tenure will begin on August 1, 2017. Almeida came to Georgetown in 1995 when he served as Senior Associate Dean for Executive Programs....

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New York University (Stern) Essay Analysis, 2017–2018

By - Jun 19, 14:07 PM   Comments [0]

After making no changes to its application essay questions last year from the year before, New York University’s (NYU’s) Stern School of Business has this season made a rather drastic overhaul to its prompts. Some candidates may be pleased to see the school’s longstanding “personal...

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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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