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Duke Fuqua 2014 MBA Essay Questions and Deadlines

By - Aug 13, 14:09 PM   Comments [0]

Leadership, teamwork, ethics, and a global approach to business are essential elements of the Duke Fuqua MBA, which is why you’ll need to make sure you express your passion for these ideals in your application essays. Impress the Fuqua adcom by positioning yourself as an...

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2014 Wharton Executive MBA Application Tips

By - Aug 12, 10:20 AM   Comments [0]

The Wharton EMBA adcom, through its three required questions, expresses its vision for and interest in a relationship: the relationship between the applicant/student and the program. Each of the questions highlights a different facet of this relationship. Respecting, recognizing, and responding to that vision through...

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Maximize Your MBA Application: Your Holistic Application

By - Aug 11, 12:56 PM   Comments [0]

Unless you’ve been in an MBA admissions cave or have your head buried deeply in the sand, you’ve probably noticed that MBA application essay word counts are on the decline. Instead of 500- or 1000-word essays, many applications limit essays to 250-400; some provide guidelines...

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Yale SOM 2014 Essay Tips and Deadlines

By - Aug 7, 13:13 PM   Comments [0]

The reduced essay requirements means that you have to make the boxes work harder to reveal achievement and fit with Yale SOM. The essays themselves are all about Why MBA? and Why Yale. My tips are in blue. Essays: 1. What motivates your decision to pursue an...

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NYU Stern 2014 MBA Essay Tips and Deadlines

By - Aug 6, 09:27 AM   Comments [0]

Like most MBA programs this year, NYU Stern has reduced the number of required essays (from three to two), and it gives you two options for the second question. One of which I used to consider Stern's signature "personal experession" question. Since it's now optional,...

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MIT Sloan School of Management MBA Essay Tips

By - Aug 6, 05:09 AM   Comments [0]

On its website, MIT Sloan states that “MIT Sloan is simply more dedicated to creating effective innovation than any other leading school." Innovation is key for MIT Sloan and seeks interesting students to build a class that can learn from each other and continue the...

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UVA Darden MBA Essay Tips

By - Aug 2, 05:07 AM   Comments [0]

Darden was the trendsetter two years ago when they first introduced the single MBA essay question. The other school most devoted to the case method, HBS, has followed suit this year and many other programs have streamlined the number of questions or the word counts...

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Kellogg 2014 MBA Essays and Deadlines

By - Jul 30, 12:34 PM   Comments [0]

While this year Kellogg changed its MBA application less than it did last year, it too has cut word limits and it also removed its one short-answer question. There may be short answers as part of the online application, but that is not yet available. I...

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How to Write about Overcoming Challenges without Sounding like a Whiner

By - Jul 28, 10:39 AM   Comments [0]

It’s a classic MBA essay question: Write about a time when you overcame a challenge. How did you handle it? What did you learn from the experience? Let’s start by easing one worry you may have. Not everyone has faced a significant challenge at work by...

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Chicago Booth 2014 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 23, 13:52 PM   Comments [0]

Chicago Booth, following this year's trend in MBA applications, has gotten rid of the required goals essay and retained two short essays, albeit with different prompts and with 50 more words each. The power point presentation that it introduced several years ago has been required...

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