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Last Updated Apr 24, 2017 by

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Admissions Tip: Reapplying to Business School

With many MBA programs getting close to being ready to release their final round decisions, the application season will soon be coming to a close.  While we would like to hope that today’s topic isn’t apropos for too many of our readers, we wanted to offer some advice to applicants who’ve been rejected from their preferred programs and are planning on reapplying next season. While it’s important to take some time to deal with the disappointment, it’s never too early to begin thinking about the next season, and there are a number of steps you can take to improve your... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 24, 2017 by

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The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions – 04.24.17

Welcome back to The Week Ahead. In this weekly series, we provide a brief rundown of what we know is happening in the week ahead, as far as admissions related MBA deadlines and decisions are concerned at the top business schools. This week is a quiet week, as many top schools are busy interviewing candidates for their final round. Monday, April 24, Cambridge / Judge hosts its Round 4 interview day. UNC Kenan-Flagler is scheduled to release its Round 4 decisions. Friday, April 28, Oxford SaÏd is scheduled to release its Stage 4 decisions. If you received final decisions and know where you... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 21, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: An HBS Alum’s Answer to Should Entrepreneurs Get an MBA?

Today’s post comes to us from recent Harvard Business School (HBS) alumnus Jon Staff (MBA ’16), who is now CEO and founder of a company that offers rural escapes to stressed-out city dwellers. Called Getaway, his startup designs tiny houses and places them in picturesque rural locations, where they can be rented out starting at $99 night. In the following piece, Staff takes on the likes of Peter Thiel and Elon Musk, who have gone on record as suggesting that entrepreneurs should not seek MBAs. Even though that sentiment gave him pause as he decided whether to apply to and... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 20, 2017 by

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Stanford MBA Deadlines – 2017-2018

Stanford Graduate School of Business has released the Stanford MBA deadlines for the 2017-2018 admissions season. Applicants for the Stanford GSB Class of 2020 should note that all application materials are due by 10:00am Pacific Time on the date of each deadline. The Stanford MBA deadlines for 2017-2018 are as follows: Round 1 Application Deadline: September 19, 2017 Notification Date: December 14, 2017 Round 2 Application Deadline: January 10, 2018 Notification Date: March 29, 2018 Round 3 Application Deadline: April 4, 2018 Notification Date: Mid May 2018 For more information on applying, visit the Stanford GSB MBA Admissions website.

Last Updated Apr 19, 2017 by

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Big Data and Business: An MBA vs. Master in Business Analytics

2016 was the “Year of the Data Analyst.” According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job market for various data analyst positions is growing far faster than average—around 27 percent annually. In fact, 85 percent of Fortune 500 companies have either launched big data projects or are planning to do so. Big data, which refers to the practice of analyzing extremely large data sets to reveal trends and patterns, is reshaping the business world—and it’s here to stay. Companies like Google and Amazon have dedicated significant resources to big data, and a report by PWC estimates that the big... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 17, 2017 by

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Admissions Tip: Welcome Weekends

It’s April, which means that the majority of leading programs will be hosting business school welcome weekends for those candidates that they have admitted during their first two admissions rounds. These “sell” weekends are very important for the schools as part of their push to encourage those that they have admitted to enroll. They know that many of their admitted students have options to go elsewhere, or are now considering the financial aspects of the program and concerned as to whether it is an economically viable option. If you were fortunate enough to gain admissions to an elite MBA program, this... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 12, 2017 by

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Latest Edition of Must-Read Guide to MBA Admissions Just Released

We are pleased to announce the release of the second edition of Becoming a Clear Admit: The Definitive Guide to MBA Admissions. Its author, Clear Admit’s own Alex Brown, brings nearly 25 years of experience in the MBA admissions industry as a consultant, admissions officer, and teacher, including seven years as senior associate director of admissions at the Wharton School. Like the initial version released in August 2016, this updated version of Becoming a Clear Admit offers an insightful guide for anyone approaching the MBA admissions process, one that provides fascinating background and an in-depth overview of why the MBA... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 12, 2017 by

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Washington U. / Olin Interview Questions & Report: Round 4 / Adcom / Skype

The following WUSTL Olin MBA interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 4 applicant. Good luck to them! Had the interview with Ashley Lautzenheiser. it was a quick interview that lasted for 10 mins only. She asked typical questions: Introduce yourself Why MBA? Why now? 3 things you look for in choosing MBA program? What defines a leader, short term and long term goals and link between them? What qualities you possess that would be of value to your peers during MBA? How come you found out about Olin MBA? Any questions I asked about restaurants,... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 10, 2017 by

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Waitlisted in Round 2? Here’s How You Should Proceed

In the last week few weeks we saw multiple decision releases from the schools we cover for Round 2. MBA LiveWire has captured a lot of this news and many candidates have already been reporting that they’ve been waitlisted. We have some guidance for candidates who find themselves placed on a waitlist, but before we get to that, let’s look first at why schools use a waitlist. First and foremost, while schools now know the quality of their Round 1 matriculants and Round 2 applicants, they do not know how many of the candidates admitted as part of Round 2 will ultimately enroll,... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 7, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: Tuck Net Impact Education Trek

The Net Impact Club at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business recently organized an Education Trek to tour a range of educational organizations in Boston, and this week’s Fridays from the Frontline provides a thoughtful reflection on that experience by one of its participants. Erica Toews, MBA ’18, (pictured above, far left) details the trek’s four stops, which included a Boston public school, a charter school, an education technology company and a nonprofit education organization. Toews’s pre-MBA career included working as a librarian at Stanford Law School, a legal assistant at Google, a teacher with the Fulbright Commission in Malaysia, and... Read more »

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