Posts Tagged ‘MBA application essays’

Stanford GSB 2015 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - May 25, 08:25 AM   Comments [0]

Stanford cut it's essays from 3 to 2, actually returning to the same two essays it asked for several years (or slight variations of them) before it increased the number of essays for the 2007 entering class. The other change in these questions is that...

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MBA Admissions A-Z: E is for Essay

By - Feb 20, 07:41 AM   Comments [0]

Next up in our MBA Admissions A-Z series is E for Essay, a topic on which we could very easily write an entire book. (Hey – we DID write an entire book. Scroll down for details.) Here we are going to focus on 4 critical MBA...

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INSEAD 2014- 2015 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines – Take Two

By - Feb 12, 14:34 PM   Comments [0]

Not long ago, in the tips post for INSEAD, I wrote that INSEAD was “bucking the trend” of fewer and shorter essays. Well, scratch that. Mid-application-cycle, INSEAD has decided to hew to the trend and changed its essays starting now. The result is a shorter,...

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2014 Kellogg Executive MBA Admissions Tips

By - Jan 29, 14:21 PM   Comments [0]

The Kellogg Executive MBA questions are among the most comprehensive, thorough, and numerous of any EMBA application. It takes significant effort to put together a strong set of Kellogg EMBA essays, and that fact weeds out potential students who are not seriously interested in this...

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2014 HEC Paris MBA Application Essay Tips

By - Jan 8, 13:33 PM   Comments [0]

These essays give the adcom a well-rounded view of you – not just what you’ve done but how you think and respond. Moreover, they require you to communicate some complex thoughts and experiences in few words. For the four short essays especially, don’t waste words...

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How to Edit Your Application Essays

By - Dec 19, 13:52 PM   Comments [0]

In an exclusive interview with… well, herself, Linda Abraham shares some advice that she’s learned over the course of almost two decades of application essay editing. Listen to the full recording of this excellent episode to learn concrete steps you can take right now to ensure...

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USC Marshall 2014 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Dec 8, 09:38 AM   Comments [0]

What will you gain from your two years at USC Marshall, and what will the school gain from you during that time? These are the questions you’ll need to keep in the back of your mind as you prepare your USC Marshall application essays. The...

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University of Virginia Darden Executive MBA 2014 Admissions Tips

By - Dec 1, 14:39 PM   Comments [0]

Given that the Darden EMBA application presents only one essay question to answer, the balance of your application – the online form, the resume, the recommendations, the interview – all carry even more weight than they do in most EMBA applications that contain several questions...

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Oxford Said 2014 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Nov 26, 13:52 PM   Comments [0]

This program packs a lot into its one year, including a lot of team and group work. Therefore, it needs students who can quickly connect and form working relationships (and hopefully personal relationships). Also, its short duration means there is not time for creative soul...

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London Business School 2014 MBA Essay Tips and Deadlines

By - Nov 24, 14:41 PM   Comments [0]

If you look at the London Business School questions, you’ll see that a lot of introspection is required if you want to answer the questions thoroughly, thoughtfully, and compellingly. When elaborating on your career goals, your desire to participate in the global workforce, and your...

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