Applications

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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Owning Your MBA Career Goals in 5 Easy Steps

By - Mar 8, 21:40 PM   Comments [0]

Let's talk about Career Goals for a minute. This is always a good topic, honestly, because whatever time of year it is and whatever stage of the application process we are all encountering, the narrative of a candidate's career goals will always be paramount.  Therefore, in...

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MBA Choices: Dream School vs. Scholarship School?

By - Mar 8, 06:16 AM   Comments [0]

Sweet agony. You have been accepted to both your cherished top-5 reach MBA programs and a strong but less competitive school that has offered you a great scholarship. How do you choose between them? Of course there’s no one right answer, because each person’s MBA priorities...

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Choosing Topics for the B-School Essay

By - Mar 8, 04:06 AM   Comments [0]

“Choosing Topics For The B-School Essay” is the latest post in our series, Navigate the MBA Maze. In your applications, the schools are attempting to get to know you through your essays. So what should you write about? Write about what is most important to you...

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One Hour to Your Best MBA Strategy

By - Mar 7, 08:30 AM   Comments [0]

If you’re thinking ahead to next year’s MBA application process, you already have some sense of the sheer volume of information out there – piles of research about individual schools, forests of career tips, and mountains of admissions advice. It’s a lot to navigate –...

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From Brand Management in Panama to Tech at Booth, Just the Right Fit

By - Mar 7, 07:21 AM   Comments [0]

This interview is the latest in an Accepted blog series featuring interviews with MBA students, offering readers a behind-the-scenes look at top MBA programs. And now for a chat with a second year MBA student at Chicago Booth, Valerie Angelkos... Accepted: We'd like to get to...

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What Asians Should Know When Applying to Top U.S. Business Schools

By - Mar 7, 06:13 AM   Comments [0]

Three Challenges Asian Applicants Must Overcome when applying to Top U.S. MBA Programs When I moved to Hong Kong in 2012, I spent much of my free time advising coworkers on getting into a top U.S. business school. Combined with my experience working for MIT Sloan...

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Does Your Recommendation Have to Be Written by Someone with a Flashy Title?

By - Mar 6, 14:03 PM   Comments [0]

In the past, we have addressed (and debunked!) the myth that you must personally know alumni from the top MBA programs to gain acceptance into those schools. Another admissions myth that is somewhat similar—in that it pertains to who you know instead of who you are—is that your...

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