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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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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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How to Answer the “What Other MBA Programs Are You Applying To?” Question

By - Mar 10, 04:05 AM   Comments [0]

Pay particular attention to the question that some b-schools ask during the interview and/or on your application: What Other MBA Programs Are You Applying To? Why would they ask this question? The reason is this: B-schools are keen to know who they are competing against.  They want to...

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5 Reasons Elite MBA Applicants Fail the Failure Essay

By - Mar 9, 05:53 AM   Comments [0]

Today, we are going to be breaking down the failure essay and the biggest reasons why everyone blows it.   This is particularly relevant to the season, as we begin to take on our usual batch of 2+2 candidates, which means we are about to do...

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Executive MBA Applicants: 4 Immediate Action Items

By - Mar 9, 04:52 AM   Comments [0]

The EMBA application process has some idiosyncrasies that, if not addressed early, can trip you up down the road, when you’re hurrying to hit “submit.” I’ll walk you through these special preparation factors in this post. Note that they’re in addition to the preparation steps any...

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5 Tips for Negotiating Your MBA Admissions Offer

By - Mar 8, 21:52 PM   Comments [0]

  Today's blog post is about negotiating your offer of admission ... except that it's not.  Because "negotiation" is not what you do when it comes to securing more financial aid from a business school.  The term of art for what you are going to be...

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