Posts Tagged ‘Application’

GMAC: Largest B-Schools Worldwide Experience Growth in Applications

By - Oct 1, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

According to a new Applications Trend Survey by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), 73% of graduate business programs with 201 or more class seats report increased application volume this year. This is compared to 30% of the smallest programs, those with 50 or fewer...

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Taking MBA Admissions Feedback With a Grain of Salt – Amerasia Consulting Group

By - May 11, 18:44 PM   Comments [0]

I have been getting a lot of emails lately that center on the same basic idea: "I got feedback directly from the admissions office and they told me X about my application." Sometimes the feedback is ultra specific ("you should seriously consider retaking your GMAT") and...

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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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UCLA Anderson Executive MBA Application Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Sep 29, 16:20 PM   Comments [0]

For its essay questions, the UCLA EMBA adcom is bucking the “less is more” trend in terms of length. The two main essays are both a hefty 750 words, long enough to allow – indeed to require – some in-depth exposition, reflection, analysis, and description....

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Generic-itis Prevention [Warning: If Untreated, Can Cause Rejection]

By - Sep 8, 14:39 PM   Comments [0]

Each year, Accepted consultants are witnessing a recurring epidemic. And it’s worse than you can imagine: Generic-itis. The symptoms: • Mind-blowing, meaningless, and grand generic declarative statements, related to why an applicant wants to attend a certain program. • Irritation to admissions readers, causing them to believe that you...

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MBA Candidates: Your Audience is not “the Adcom”

By - Dec 4, 01:48 AM   Comments [1]

By Adam Hoff, Amerasia Consulting Group One question that we get a lot from clients is "what does the adcom want to hear?"  Not only is this the wrong way to approach the process in terms of being an authentic, introspective, and interesting candidate, but it...

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Excerpt from our How to Apply to Columbia Business School Guide

By - Jun 1, 21:28 PM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff, Amerasia Consulting Group We recently updated our How to Apply to Columbia guide and wanted to call attention to a specific section here on the blog, because it should prove helpful to people as they apply this year. We will soon be updating...

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How to Get Off the MBA Waitlist

By - Dec 29, 13:36 PM   Comments [0]

Want more free tips, tricks, blog posts, and free resources? [Like us] on Facebook, [follow us] on Twitter, and [sign up] for our newsletter You put a lot of time and effort into your MBA applications and, after months of hard work, you're...waiting. It's ok to...

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My Thoughts on the HBS Essay

By - May 22, 19:59 PM   Comments [0]

By Adam Hoff of the Amerasia Consulting Group Unlike Columbia and Stanford, HBS did not make any changes to its essay from last year.  As explained by Dee Leopold in her blog, they were quite simply happy with the content that this prompted generated.  Those handful...

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Mind Mapping Columbia Business School – A Visualization Tool for CBS Applicants

By - May 20, 02:22 AM   Comments [0]

By Paul Lanzillotti, Amerasia Consulting Group Columbia Business School rolled out a few major UI updates to their MBA website last season, and well, I could not find a few things.  Truth be told, I give Columbia's MBA website a better than average grade overall.  However, I wanted to...

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