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Aug 22, 2016

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Savvy MBA Application Strategy: How Many Apps, Which Schools, When to Apply

You’ve decided the MBA is the next stop on your career path. What now? The smartest applicants are those who take the time to create an informed MBA application strategy—a well thought-out game plan that can help you obtain your goals as efficiently and effectively as possible. One of the... Read more »

Aug 17, 2016

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MBA Admissions Mashup: Brexit, Veterans, and Relocating With Your Partner

And, we’re  back for the 2016-2017 admissions season! Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. This week we’re shining a spotlight on veteran MBAs, sharing advice on remaining close to your partner during b-school, and getting some reassuring news... Read more »

Aug 15, 2016

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The MBA Application: Know Your Audience

As Round 1 deadlines approach, applicants are coming to understand that applying to business school is an incredibly demanding process. In addition to taking the GMAT, assembling academic transcripts and providing recommendation letters, candidates are required to draft multiple essays, job descriptions, lists of activities and more. With the obvious... Read more »

Aug 1, 2016

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Admissions Tip: MBA Deadlines

Anyone who’s familiar with the MBA application process knows that August moves forward at an accelerated pace, and come September, entire weeks seem to disappear.  To help this year’s Round One applicants avoid the classic time crunch, today’s blog post offers some basic advice on how to approach the Round... Read more »

Jul 25, 2016

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3 Ways To Convince The MBA Admissions Committee That You Only Have Eyes For Them

  With August soon approaching, it’s the time of year when many applicants are beginning to work on their application essays and learning more about their target programs in the process of rounding out their “why are you pursuing an MBA/why [insert school name here]?” discussions. Keeping this important component... Read more »

Jul 11, 2016

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Admissions Tip: School-Hosted Blogs

As the summer progresses and applicants begin researching their target schools in more depth, we would like to highlight a valuable research tool: school-hosted blogs. The last few years have seen a significant increase in the number of MBA student blogs hosted by schools’ admissions offices, as well as in... Read more »

Jun 27, 2016

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Admissions Tip: Visiting the Campus

As many applicants are finding out at this time of year, conducting thorough research on MBA programs is an essential step in formulating a list of target schools and crafting convincing essays. Surfing the web and speaking with friends and mentors are great starting points in identifying programs of interest.... Read more »

Jun 23, 2016

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2016-2017 MBA Deadlines

Many of the top business schools have already announced their MBA deadlines for the upcoming application cycle. So, to help you stay organized, we’ve compiled all of the earliest deadlines all in one place. For schools that have announced their essay topic(s), we’ve provided a corresponding link to our Essay Topic Analysis. We... Read more »

Jun 13, 2016

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Admissions Tip: Selecting and Preparing Recommenders

As we continue our focus on those of you who are applying for next year’s admissions cycle, we wanted to offer some basic tips on a critical variable in the MBA admissions equation: recommender selection. When choosing your recommenders, remember that it can be seen as a test of judgment... Read more »

Jun 1, 2016

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MBA Admissions Mashup: The Case for B-School & Career Advice

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. This week, we’re featuring advice from Berkeley / Haas and UPenn / Wharton and an alumni spotlight from Chicago Booth. If you’re new here, you may be weighing the benefits of... Read more »

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