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Northwestern University (Kellogg) Essay Analysis, 2018–2019

By - Jun 22, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University has not changed its application essay questions this year, after making only minimal changes to its prompts last season, when mbaMission Senior Consultant Rachel Hyman was a admissions officer at Kellogg. So, who better to ask than...

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University of Pennsylvania Wharton School Essay Analysis, 2018–2019

By - Jun 20, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

Often spurned at the last minute for Harvard Business School (HBS), the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and, at times, Columbia Business School, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, possibly more than any other top MBA program, really wants to know that you...

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What Harvard Business School is Looking For: Engaged Community Citizenship

By - Jun 19, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

This is not about “community service” — it’s not about doing halo-worthy things in your free time. (Though neither Harvard Business School nor I will discourage that, and “engaged community citizenship” and “community service” certainly can overlap.) Community service is an activity that you do; engaged...

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Stanford Graduate School of Business Essay Analysis, 2018–2019

By - Jun 18, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

If we were to choose an MBA essay question that we felt could be considered iconic, it would certainly be the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) mainstay “What matters most to you, and why?” For at least two decades, the program has asked this...

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University of Michigan (Ross) Essay Analysis, 2018–2019

By - Jun 14, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan must have liked the essay questions it used last year, because it has made only the smallest of tweaks to them for this season. Previously, the school gave applicants nine options for its 100-word short...

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Columbia Business School Essay Analysis, 2018–2019

By - Jun 5, 12:06 PM   Comments [0]

Columbia Business School (CBS) has just released its essay questions for this year, and the Admissions Office is offering applicants “a little bit old and a little bit new.” Its micro essay (really just a goal statement, to be fair) and first essay remain unchanged,...

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An Indian Applicant’s Journey to Oxford and ISB

By - May 30, 18:05 PM   Comments [0]

Poonam, founder and president of myEssayReview, is publishing interviews of her recent successful students as well as first year and second year students.  This is the latest in the series. Here is a chat with Arjun, who was accepted into 2 top MBA programs– ISB and...

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Must-Know Tips for Getting into B-School with Low Stats

By - May 22, 07:45 AM   Comments [0]

If you’re planning to apply to b-school next year and are worried about your GPA, GMAT, or any other potential weak point in your application, we have great news for you: How to Get Accepted to B-School with Low Stats is now live for on-demand...

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mbaMission Hosts Exclusive Q&A Session with Admissions Officers from Top-Ranked B-Schools

By - May 21, 13:51 PM   Comments [0]

As the 2018–2019 admissions season quickly approaches, many MBA hopefuls have burning questions that they wish they could ask the admissions officers of top-ranked business schools. mbaMission is here to help! Our founder and president, Jeremy Shinewald, recently hosted an online Q&A session with admissions officers...

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McGill International Portfolio Challenge –– Leading the Future of Pension Investing

By - May 15, 15:05 PM   Comments [0]

Why Pensions? In Canada and many other countries, life expectancy has climbed to 80 years. While this is great news for all of us, this simple increase in life expectancy has caused pension liabilities to soar and required savings to spike for those on defined-benefit and...

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