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Last Updated Nov 8, 2018 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Shari Hubert of Duke’s Fuqua School of Business

Anyone anxiously awaiting an interview invitation from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business? Well, we can’t make them roll out any sooner—but we can offer you something you should read while you wait. Shari Hubert, who had been in charge of admissions at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business since 2013, choose to move south last fall to North Carolina to lead admissions at Fuqua. “Shari stood out in an incredibly talented and competitive pool of candidates,” Russ Morgan, Fuqua senior associate dean for full-time programs, said announcing her hiring. “Shari is a terrific fit within our culture. She is a demonstrated collaborative... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 6, 2018 by

Skype or Video MBA Admissions Interview in Your Future? Catch Today’s Podcast RePLAY

MBA interview season continues to chug along here in Round 1—with applicants to MIT Sloan School of Management and Duke’s Fuqua School among those hoping to receive invitations to interview this week. Already this fall we have aired several new episodes of the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast that drill down specifically into MBA interview etiquette, content, format, and protocol. One recent episode examined the five most common interview questions MBA applicants report being asked—along with how to ace them. Another took seven of the hardest MBA interview questions applicants report having to answer—unpacking the questions to understand what makes... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 5, 2018 by

Stanford GSB Financial Aid System Overhauled: New System Based Solely on Need

Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) will implement a new financial aid system next month that allocates fellowships and loans to incoming MBA students using a formula based solely on financial need, the school announced today. This will formalize the transitional system the school has used for the past year—ever since a data breach last fall caused its prior approach to financial aid to come under close scrutiny. Today’s decision resulted from an exhaustive review and redesign of the school’s historical practices surrounding financial aid and drew on input from faculty, students, staff, alumni, and outside advisors, the school said.... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 30, 2018 by

Podcast 24: 7 Hardest MBA Admissions Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

If you caught last week’s podcast—How to Ace the 5 Most Common MBA Admissions Questions—or even if you missed it, you’ll want to tune in this week for a variation on the theme. Clear Admit’s Alex Brown joins us once again, this time to take a closer look at some of the toughest interview questions MBA applicants stand to face as part of the admissions process at leading schools. Brown, who worked for several years as part of the admissions team at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, is also the author of Becoming a Clear Admit: The Definitive Guide... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 18, 2018 by

Understanding the MBA Admissions Interview – Part II

This is the second in a four-part series on the MBA admissions interview that we produced last season, and are releasing again for this season. In case you missed it, view Part I here.  Okay—now that you’re clear on open interviews and interviews by invitation, let’s get into some of the finer points. What’s this about blind versus non-blind interviews, you ask? Some schools believe strongly in the notion of blind interviews, which means that your interviewer will know nothing about you in advance of the interview other than what appears on the résumé you give them. Schools that fall firmly into this... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 17, 2018 by

Who Is Your MBA Interviewer? A Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast Replay

Round 1 applicants continue to receive invitations to interview. But depending on the school, the person who serves as your MBA interviewer could vary. Today alone, there have been MBA LiveWire reports of invitations to interview at Chicago Booth, INSEAD, UCLA Anderson, UT McCombs, and Cornell’s Johnson School, among others. If you suddenly find yourself in the throes of preparing for an interview, take a moment to revisit one of our earliest MBA Admissions Podcasts. Episode 2, which aired last spring, takes a closer look at who does the interviewing at different MBA programs and how to prepare accordingly. Take a listen below.... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 16, 2018 by

HBS Admissions Director Chad Losee Dishes on the MBA Interview, Essays, Financial Aid, and More

Are you anxiously awaiting an interview for Harvard Business School (HBS)? I’m going to let you in on a secret. Chad Losee—who leads admissions for HBS and conducts a portion of the interviews with applicants himself—is nervous, too. For real. He told me as much in our latest Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast. Losee, for those who haven’t been following MBA admissions or HBS for long, is a bit of a special case. Not only does he now lead admissions for one of the most selective business schools in the world, he was a student at that school himself a... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 15, 2018 by

Nobel Prize in Economics Awarded to Professors at NYU Stern & Yale SOM

Faculty define a business school. Their research, teaching, mentorship, and influence have tremendous impact on the experience students have while there and often the careers they pursue once they graduate. From the curriculum they shape to the initiatives and centers they help run, faculty are vital. And it certainly never hurts when those faculty are also Nobel Prize winners. This year, professors at two leading business schools were recognized with the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences: Paul Romer at NYU Stern School of Business and William Nordhaus of Yale School of Management (SOM). Nobel Prize in Economics At first glance,... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 15, 2018 by

Understanding the MBA Admissions Interview – Part I

With Harvard Business School (HBS) issuing its Round 1 interview invitations two weeks ago, the MBA admissions world is buzzing about one thing: INTERVIEWS. HBS, of course, is not alone. At Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, which features applicant-initiated interviews, hopeful candidates have been traipsing back and forth to Hanover already for several weeks. With so much interview anxiety in the air—and knowing that it only stands to build from here—we’ve decided to devote this week at Clear Admit to all things interview, introducing a series we ran during the last two admissions cycles. We’re getting the ball rolling with the first part of... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 9, 2018 by

MBA Interview Formats: A Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast Replay

It’s interview season for Round 1 applicants, and MBA LiveWire has already been lighting up with reports of interview invitations from Harvard Business School, Columbia Business School, CMU’s Tepper School of Business, Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, and Yale School of Management, with many more to come. We’ll have some brand-new, interview-focused podcast episodes as part of our Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast Series in upcoming weeks. But we also want to invite you to revisit our very first episode, which debuted last spring and discusses the range of MBA interview formats used by different business schools and how best... Read more »

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