Posts Tagged ‘MBA application essays’

MBA Admissions Decisions: Should You Go Full-Time Or Part-Time?

By - Jul 27, 01:05 AM   Comments [0]

When I was applying to b-school, I contemplated part-time vs. full-time, and one of my best friends, Colleen, had to make the same decision at the same time. Ultimately, I decided to attend the full-time program at the University of Michigan. Colleen decided to attend a...

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UC Berkeley Haas 2016 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 26, 23:31 PM   Comments [0]

The supplemental information that Haas requests is almost unchanged. The essays are different from last years. For #1 they returned to an essay question two years ago. And for #2, they give you a choice of prompts. My tips are in blue below. Essays: At Berkeley-Haas, we seek...

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Applying To Stanford GSB? Read This!

By - Jul 19, 23:33 PM   Comments [0]

Are you applying to Stanford GSB? Our webinar on Tuesday will give you the tools to create a strong application. You don’t want to miss this! Sign up now for Get Accepted to Stanford GSB, airing live on Tuesday, July 21, at 10am PT/1pm ET.   This article originally...

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Chicago Booth 2016 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 19, 13:27 PM   Comments [0]

Chicago Booth has always prided itself on valuing applicants who can handle ambiguity and lack of structure. And it's application reflects that principle. In spades. This year's Booth application also mirrors Chicago's pride in its distinctive culture. This essay/presentation question, which is new for this year,...

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How To Earn A Spot On Team Fuqua

By - Jul 16, 02:09 AM   Comments [0]

For an extra-strong dose of concrete MBA admissions advice, tune in to our conversation with Liz Riley Hargrove, Associate Dean for Admissions at The Fuqua School of Business. She is the woman responsible for all elements of the applicant evaluation process at one of the...

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Understanding Stanford GSB’s Interest In Personal Qualities And Contributions

By - Jul 16, 01:55 AM   Comments [0]

What are the qualities that Stanford GSB is looking for as they build their class? How do successful applicants stand out from the crowd? At a school as competitive as Stanford, it’s a fact that many smart, accomplished applicants won’t get in—so how can you...

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UVA Darden 2016 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 14, 01:45 AM   Comments [0]

Darden led the way with a one-essay application.  Some may feel that fewer essays indicate that essays are losing importance. My suspicion is that the remaining essays and short-answers are as important or even more important than they ever were. Especially at a program emphasizing...

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NYU Stern 2016 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 11, 23:59 PM   Comments [0]

Last year Stern gave you a choice for its second question. This year all three questions are required and what I call Stern's "signature question" (#2) is once again required. Your essays will need to highlight your qualities as a successful, leadership-driven, creative thinker and businessperson....

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Understanding Stanford GSB’s Core Value Of Intellectual Vitality

By - Jul 9, 11:29 AM   Comments [0]

What are the qualities that Stanford GSB is looking for as they build their class? How do successful applicants stand out from the crowd? At a school as competitive as Stanford, it’s a fact that many smart, accomplished applicants won’t get in—so how can you...

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Emory Goizueta 2016 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 9, 10:19 AM   Comments [0]

Taken together, these essay questions cover a lot of ground: your professional path and plans, your alignment with the program’s core values, and who you are as a person.  Moreover, this vast ground is covered in few words – these essays are short, requiring tough...

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