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Last Updated Jul 5, 2017 by

OSU Fisher Deadlines 2017-2018

The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business has released the Fisher MBA deadlines for the 2017-2018 admissions season. 2017-2018 OSU Fisher Deadlines October 15 Deadline for Fall Preview Days applicants to receive an expedited admissions decision. November 15 University and Graduate Enrichment Fellowship Deadline: Applicants who are eligible for a University or Graduate Enrichment Fellowship need to submit by this deadline to be considered for nomination in the Graduate School competition. December 15 Recommended final deadline for those seeking merit-based financial aid February 15 Final deadline for eligibility to attend the admitted student weekend. *April 15 Final deadline for admission consideration. *Applications will be accepted after... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 4, 2017 by

Rochester / Simon MBA Deadlines 2017-2018

The 2017-2018 Rochester / Simon MBA deadlines have been released for the coming MBA admissions season. The program’s admissions process comprises four rounds of deadlines and decision dates.   2017-2018 Rochester / Simon MBA deadlines Round 1  Application Deadline: October 15, 2017 Decision Notification: December 15, 2017 Round 2 Application Deadline: January 5, 2018 Decision Notification: March 20, 2018 Round 3 Application Deadline: March 15, 2018 Decision Notification: April 30, 2018 Round 4 Application Deadline: May 15, 2018 Decision Notification: July 1, 2018   For more information, applicants can visit the Rochester / Simon MBA admissions website. Stay tuned to this blog for the Simon MBA... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 3, 2017 by

Clear Admit Launches New MBA ApplyWire Tool to Help Applicants Seek Feedback on Target Schools

We are pleased today to announce the launch of MBA ApplyWire, the latest in Clear Admit’s growing arsenal of tools for prospective MBA applicants considering top-tier business schools. ApplyWire was designed to help applicants develop their MBA application strategy by drawing on the collective wisdom and input of the active Clear Admit applicant community. As simple to use as its predecessors—MBA LiveWire and MBA DecisionWire—ApplyWire allows applicants to share the schools they are considering applying to along with some detail about their credentials and goals. The community can then chime in with feedback on how the applicant might refine his... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 3, 2017 by

Wharton Essay Questions 2017-2018

Following up on the announcement of their deadlines, the Wharton MBA blog has just announced the 2017-2018  Wharton essay questions for applicants targeting the Class of 2020. Wharton MBA applicants for the 2017-2018 admissions season will respond to two required 400-500-word essays. The two essay questions remain unchanged from the previous year.  2017-2018 Wharton Essay Questions Essay 1 (Required) What do you hope to gain professionally from the Wharton MBA? (500 words) Essay 2 (Required) Teamwork is at the core of the Wharton MBA experience with each student contributing unique elements to our collaborative culture. How will you contribute to the Wharton community? (400 words) Essay for Reapplicants Explain how you... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 3, 2017 by

Admissions Tip: Visiting the B-School 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. However, to really get a feel for a school and determine whether it’s a good fit for one’s goals and personality, applicants need to dig deeper and gain some firsthand experience with the program and the people. Visiting the campus is a great way to gather this kind of information,... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 30, 2017 by

INSEAD Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

Now that the online application for INSEAD’s January 2018 intake is live—and the INSEAD essay topics for 2017-2018 have been released—we wanted to follow up with some commentary for business school applicants targeting the school this season. INSEAD has maintained the four Job Description essays and three Motivation Essays for their application. Further, the school simply requests a “short answer” rather than specifying a word limit for these responses, giving applicants a fair amount of leeway (and building in a test of the candidate’s judgment) with this portion of the application. In the past, word limits for these short answers have ranged... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 29, 2017 by

Chicago Booth Recommendation Questions 2017-2018

The Chicago Booth MBA application is now live (following the announcement of the program’s deadlines and essay topic last month), meaning that the Booth MBA recommendation questions are now available for applicants targeting Chicago for the 2017-2018 admissions season. 2017-2018 Chicago Booth Recommendation Questions  Recommenders are asked to provide a bit of context on their backgrounds and relationship with the applicant, to rate the applicant’s skills and qualities via a grid, and to provide a letter that addresses two required questions. How long have you known the applicant? Do you have an MBA degree? Are you in any way affiliated with The University of Chicago or... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 26, 2017 by

Admissions Tip: How to Write a Résumé that Will Get You Into Business School

Your résumé is not only an important component of your MBA application, it’s also a great place to start when crafting your overall positioning strategy.  This document forces one to distill a candidacy into a concise summary, focusing on key aspects and themes.  With that in mind, here are a few simple tips to get you started:   First things first Because you’re applying to graduate school, it makes sense to lead this document with a section detailing your academic history.  This is also the format that many business schools’ career offices instruct students to use when applying for internships or... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 20, 2017 by

Chicago Booth Essay Question 2017-2018

Following the announcement of their MBA deadlines, the University of Chicago has posted the Booth essay questions for prospective applicants seeking to enroll in 2018. The essay prompt harkens repeats the new, innovate format and directs applicants to view “Booth moments” as their jumping off point. In addition to the one required essay/presentation, there is an optional essay as well as a re-applicant essay (both 300 words maximum).   2017-2018 Chicago Booth Essay Question View this collection of shared Booth moments. Choose the moment that best resonates with you and tell us why.  Presentation/Essay Guidelines: Choose the format that works for you. Want to... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 19, 2017 by

MIT Sloan Essay Prompt 2017-2018

The MIT Sloan School of Management has just posted its 2017-2018 essay prompt. An encore of last year’s change, the MIT Sloan application is foregoing the traditional essay requirement in favor of a cover letter and résumé. New this year, however, is the addition of a brief video statement.   2017-2018 MIT Sloan Essay Prompt Cover Letter MIT Sloan seek students whose personal characteristics demonstrate that they will make the most of the incredible opportunities at MIT, both academic and non-academic. We are on a quest to find those whose presence will enhance the experience of other students. We seek thoughtful leaders with... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 19, 2017 by

MIT Sloan Deadlines 2017-2018

The MIT Sloan deadlines for the 2017-2018 admissions season have been shared by the admissions committee. Candidates should note that applications must be submitted by 3:00pm ET on the day of the deadline.  The adcom also noted that reapplicants and HKS dual-degree applicants may submit their applications by Round 1 or by the Round 2 deadline. LGO applicants should apply in the LGO round.   2017-2018 MIT Sloan MBA Deadlines Round 1 Application Deadline: September 25, 2017 Decision Notification: December 19, 2017 Round 2 Application Deadline: January 17, 2018 Decision Notification: April 3, 2018 Round 3 Application Deadline: April 9, 2018 Decision Notification:... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 19, 2017 by

Chicago Booth Deadlines 2017-2018

The University of Chicago Booth deadlines for the 2017-2018 application cycle have been posted. Deadlines for the Class of 2020 are as follows: Round 1 Application deadline: September 21, 2017 Decision released: December 7, 2017 Round 2 Application deadline: January 3, 2018 Decision released: March 15, 2018 Round 3 Application deadline: April 3, 2018 Decision released: May 17, 2018 As per the Booth admissions website, the essays for the 2017-2018 application cycle will be released “soo.”. Stay tuned to this site for more information.

Last Updated Jun 19, 2017 by

Duke / Fuqua Deadlines 2017-2018

The Duke MBA admissions committee has updated the Fuqua deadlines for the 2017-2018 admissions season. The school conducts its admissions process in four phases; applications are due in September for the Early Action Round, with additional application deadlines in October, January, and March. Early applicants should note that the program requires a $3,000 deposit in early December, and a $2,000 deposit from applicants targeting later rounds.   2017-2018 Duke / Fuqua Deadlines Early Action Application Deadline: September 12, 2017 Interview Notification: September 26, 2017 Decision Notification: October 19, 2017 Deposit Due: December 8, 2017 Round One Application Deadline: October 10, 2017 Interview... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 19, 2017 by

Admissions Tip: Crafting the MBA Essay

With several of the leading schools having already released their MBA essay questions for this admissions season, we’re sure that quite a number of early birds are eager to get a jump on the process in order to complete as many applications as possible by Round 1. As applicants find themselves brainstorming for their MBA essays, we wanted to offer a few tips on presenting yourself and your experiences as advantageously as possible.   Take time to reflect.   Before diving in and beginning work on a draft of any one essay, it’s often fruitful to think carefully about all of... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 16, 2017 by

IESE Deadlines 2017-2018

The 2017-2018 IESE deadlines have been released for the coming MBA admissions season. The program’s admissions process comprises four rounds of deadlines and decision dates.   2017-2018 IESE Deadlines Round 1 Application deadline: October 17, 2017 Decision notification: December 15, 2017 Deposit Due: January 10, 2018 Round 2 Application deadline: January 9, 2018 Decision notification: March 23, 2018 Deposit Due: April 18, 2018 Round 3 Application deadline: March 6, 2018 Decision notification: May4, 2018 Deposit Due: May 30, 2018 Round 4 Application deadline: April 24, 2018 Decision notification: June 1, 2018 Deposit Due: June 13, 2018 For more information, applicants can visit the IESE MBA... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 16, 2017 by

UNC Kenan-Flagler Deadlines 2017-2018

The UNC / Kenan-Flagler admissions committee has released the Kenan-Flagler deadlines for 2017-2018 business school applicants. The school operates its admissions process in four rounds, with the first round being designated early action. Applicants should note that materials are due by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on the date of each deadline.   2017-2018 UNC Kenan-Flagler Deadlines Round 1 (Early Action) Application Deadline: October 16, 2017 Decisions Released: December 11, 2017 Deposit Due: January 8, 2018 Round 2 Application Deadline: December 4, 2017 Decisions Released: January 29, 2018 Deposit Due: April 16, 2018 Round 3 Application Deadline: January 15, 2018 Decisions Released: March 12, 2018 Deposit Due: April 16,... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 14, 2017 by

Vanderbilt / Owen MBA Deadlines 2017-2018

Vanderbilt University has posted the 2016-2017  Owen MBA deadlines for applicants targeting the Class of 2020. The Owen application cycle operates in four round   2017-2018 Vanderbilt / Owen MBA Deadlines Round 1 Application Deadline: October 23, 2017 Decision Notification: December 8, 2017 Deposit Deadline: January 8, 2018 Round 2 Application Deadline: January 8, 2018 Decision Notification: March 16, 2018 Deposit Deadline: April 23, 2018 Round 3 Application Deadline: March 5, 2018 Decision Notification: April 13, 2018 Deposit Deadline: April 30, 2018 Round 4 (Rolling Admission) Application Deadline: April 30, 2018 Decision Notification: 2 weeks after completed application is submitted Deposit Deadline: 2 weeks after decision notification Stay tuned... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 14, 2017 by

Georgetown / McDonough Deadlines 2017-2018

Georgetown University has updated the McDonough 2017-2018 deadlines, for MBA applications for Fall 2018 entrance. Applicants should note that materials are due by 5:00pm Eastern time on the date of the deadline; applications received after that time will be considered during the next round.   2017-2018 Georgetown McDonough Deadlines Round One Application Deadline: October 10, 2017 Notification Date: December 20, 2017 Deposit Due: February 15, 2018 Round Two Application Deadline: January 5, 2018 Notification Date: March 25, 2018 Deposit Due: May 1, 2018 Round Three Application Deadline: April 2, 2018 Notification Date: May 15, 2018 Deposit Due: June 1, 2018 Round Four Application... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 12, 2017 by

NYU Stern Essay Questions 2017-2018

Following up on the release of the 2017-2018 deadlines, the NYU MBA admissions committee has announce the 2017-2018 Stern essay questions for applicants targeting the NYU MBA Class of 2020.   2017-2018 NYU Stern Essay Questions The essays for entrance to Stern in the Fall of 2018 are as follows: Essay 1: Professional Aspirations (500 words maximum) What are your short and long-term career goals? How will the MBA help you achieve them? Essay 2: Program Preferences NYU Stern offers a portfolio of MBA programs designed to meet the needs of our applicants. Your program preferences are very important as you... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 12, 2017 by

Admissions Tip: Selecting & 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 – selecting a recommender whose letter is ineffective or who appears dubious about your qualifications may raise doubts about your ability to judge your interactions with others or to select the right person for a job.  You also want to select people that you can rely on to deliver the... Read more »

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