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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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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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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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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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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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Download mbaMission’s Complete Start-to-Finish Admissions Guide for Free Now!

By - Feb 27, 15:03 PM   Comments [0]

For more than a decade, our Complete Start-to-Finish Admissions Guide has been an essential tool for MBA applicants, helping them to create standout business school applications. Replete with brainstorming exercises, application advice, writing tips, and numerous sample essays, resumes, waitlist letters, recommendations, interview questions, and...

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