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Last Updated Oct 8, 2018 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions – 10.08.18

Welcome back to the series, 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. Last week Harvard released its Round 1 interview invites, as reported on LiveWire. Other programs, including Yale SOM, Dartmouth Tuck and Northwestern Kellogg, also released some Round 1 interview invites. Other schools continue with their Round 1 application deadlines. Monday, October 8, Forte Foundation has its Round 1 deadline for MBA Launch. Tuesday, October 9, Texas / McCombs and... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 8, 2018 by

Admissions Tip: Avoid the Comparison Trap

We wanted to take some time today to discuss a frequently made mistake in the application process. In their desire to make their case to their target MBA programs, many applicants devote sentences and even paragraphs to explaining why the school in question is their “first choice” and arguing its superiority over other schools. Though certainly understandable, this is actually not a very productive exercise. Let’s consider a few reasons why from the schools’ point of view: Tell me something I don’t know. A popular strategy – and not always bad one – for applicants seeking to demonstrate their fit... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 4, 2018 by

Waiting on a Harvard R1 Interview Invite? Join the Clear Admit MBA Chat!

Waiting on a Round 1 interview invitation from Harvard Business School?  Another batch of interview invites are expected to roll out at noon, October 4th. You can join the conversation here: Harvard Enjoy and good luck!

Last Updated Oct 1, 2018 by

3 Ways to Show an MBA Program That You Mean Business

During the MBA application process, you’ll need to learn more about your target programs in the process of rounding out your “why are you pursuing an MBA/why [insert school name here]” discussions. Keeping this important component of the MBA admissions process in mind, we wanted to offer some advice on how to polish this element of your file and get the most mileage out of this section. MBA Admissions is Personal Schools look for applicants who seem genuinely excited about their program, and the best way to bring this across in your essays is to come right out and say it.... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 1, 2018 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions – 10.01.18

Welcome back to the series, 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. Last week Yale SOM started to release its first interview invites for Round 1, as reported on LiveWire. This week Harvard is scheduled to release all its Round 1 interview invites, as other schools continue with their Round 1 application deadlines. Monday, October 1, Michigan / Ross, Maryland / Smith and Toronto / Rotman have their Round 1 deadlines.... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 24, 2018 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions – 9.24.18

Welcome back to the series, 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 is the third edition of “The Week Ahead” for this application season, as early Round application deadlines begin. Monday, September 24, Dartmouth / Tuck has its Round 1 deadline. Tuesday, September 25, MIT / Sloan has its Round 1 deadline. Duke / Fuqua is scheduled to release its Early Action Round interview invites. Thursday, September 27, Chicago Booth,... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 19, 2018 by

MBA LiveWire Data Predicts HBS, Wharton & Stanford Interview Invite Timing

October is an anxious month for MBA aspirants who have submitted applications to the leading MBA programs for Round 1. Many of these programs roll out their interview invite decisions during the month. If you are one of these candidates, MBA LiveWire is a good place for you to keep up to date with what’s going on; we hope you will also share your news. Harvard Leads the Way Harvard generally leads the way with Round 1 interview invite decisions. In 2017, HBS released its decisions on two dates, October 2nd and October 5th. The latter date included all those not... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 19, 2018 by

GMAT Tip: Three Tips for GMAT Integrated Reasoning

When the Graduate Management Admission Council introduced the Integrated Reasoning section a few years ago, it was in response to considerable business school feedback around evolving technology, changing student skill-sets and the need to continue adapting. Now with a few years of data available, schools are starting to determine how to best utilize this score data, so while the GMAT Integrated Reasoning section doesn’t fall nicely and neatly into the quant or verbal bucket, let’s break down IR since this section doesn’t look quite like the others. Familiarize Yourself with GMAT Integrated Reasoning Answer Formats and Types. Integrated Reasoning questions... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 19, 2018 by

21 Days to Go: Cornell Johnson MBA Round 1 Deadline

Attention all applicants, the Cornell Johnson Round 1 Deadline of October 10, 2018 is just twenty one days away! Need help with your Cornell / Johnson application?  Clear Admit has all the news, resources, and advice to make sure your application is as strong as possible! Start with the Cornell Johnson School Profile as this includes resources such as: 1. Our detailed Essay Topic Analysis, which is great if you are just beginning to tackle your essays, is also great if you have nearly finished and want a fresh perspective and make sure you have addressed all the touch points. 2. Our thorough Clear Admit School Guide, which... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 18, 2018 by

21 Days to Go: Georgetown / McDonough Round 1 Deadline

Attention all applicants, the Georgetown / McDonough MBA Round 1 Deadline of October 9, 2018 is just twenty one days away! Need help with your Georgetown / McDonough MBA application?  Clear Admit has all the news, resources, and advice to make sure your application is as strong as possible! Start with the Georgetown / McDonough school profile page as this includes resources such as: 1. Our detailed Essay Topic Analysis, which is great if you are just beginning to tackle your essays, is also great if you have nearly finished and want a fresh perspective and make sure you have addressed all the touch points. 2. Our thorough Clear... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 18, 2018 by

21 Days to Go: UT Austin McCombs Round 1 Deadline

Attention all applicants, the UT Austin McCombs MBA Round 1 Deadline of October 9, 2018 is just twenty one days away! Need help with your UT Austin McCombs application? Clear Admit has all the news, resources, and advice to make sure your application is as strong as possible! Start with the UT Austin / McCombs school profile page as this includes resources such as: 1. Our detailed Essay Topic Analysis, which is great if you are just beginning to tackle your essays, is also great if you have nearly finished and want a fresh perspective and make sure you have addressed all the touch points. 2. Our thorough Clear Admit... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 17, 2018 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions – 9.17.18

Welcome back to the series, 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 is the second edition of “The Week Ahead” for this application season, as early Round application deadlines begin. Monday, September 17, Boston College / Carroll has its Round 1 deadline. QS World Tour hosts its event in Boston. Tuesday, September 18, Stanford and UPenn / Wharton have their Round 1 deadlines. Notre Dame / Mendoza has its Early... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 14, 2018 by

Arizona State / W.P. Carey MBA Essay Topics 2018-2019

Below you will find the W. P. Carey School of Business essay topics for the 2018 – 2019 admissions season. Full-time MBA applicants are required to submit answers to the following essay questions. A template for submitting your essay response is available here. Essay 1 Describe your career path both immediately upon graduation, and five years post MBA.  How will the W. P. Carey MBA help you accomplish these goals?  (500 words or less; required) Essay 2 Based on your unique personal and professional experiences, what specific contributions do you plan to make both in and outside of the classroom while... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 14, 2018 by

21 Days to Go: Emory / Goizueta Round 1 Deadline

Attention all applicants, the Emory / Goizueta Round 1 Deadline of October 5, 2018 is just twenty one days away! Need help with your Emory / Goizueta application? Clear Admit has all the news, resources, and advice to make sure your application is as strong as possible! Start with the Emory / Goizueta school profile page as this includes resources such as: 1. Our detailed Essay Topic Analysis, which is great if you are just beginning to tackle your essays, is also great if you have nearly finished and want a fresh perspective and make sure you have addressed all the touch points. 2. The Emory / Goizueta Recommendation Questions,... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 12, 2018 by

21 Days to Go: CMU Tepper Round 1 Deadline

Attention all applicants, the CMU Tepper MBA Round 1 Deadline of October 3, 2018 is just twenty one days away! Need help with your CMU Tepper application?  Clear Admit has all the news, resources, and advice to make sure your application is as strong as possible! Start with the CMU Tepper school profile page as this includes resources such as: 1. Our detailed Essay Topic Analysis, which is great if you are just beginning to tackle your essays, is also great if you have nearly finished and want a fresh perspective and make sure you have addressed all the touch points. 2. Our thorough Clear Admit School Guide, which... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 12, 2018 by

21 Days to Go: Columbia MBA J-Term & Early Decision Deadline

Attention all applicants, the Columbia Business School J-Term and Early Decision Deadline of October 3, 2018 is just twenty one days away! Need help with your Columbia Business School application?  Clear Admit has all the news, resources, and advice to make sure your application is as strong as possible! Start with the Columbia Business School profile page as this includes resources such as: 1. Our detailed Essay Topic Analysis, which is great if you are just beginning to tackle your essays, is also great if you have nearly finished and want a fresh perspective and make sure you have addressed all the touch points. 2. Our thorough Clear... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 11, 2018 by

UCI Merage Essay Questions & Deadlines 2018-2019

The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine has just posted the 2018-2019  UCI Merage essay question and deadlines for MBA applicants targeting the Class of 2021. 2018-2019 UCI Merage Essay Question Essay 1: Describe your career goals upon graduation from the Merage MBA program. Please be as specific as possible including a desired position, function, industry and/or target companies. (150 words or less) Essay 2: We must adapt both ourselves and our businesses for the disruption inherent in the digital environment. With this in mind, please identify an emerging trend in your stated industry or function of interest. How will the... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 10, 2018 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions – 9.10.18

Welcome back to the series, 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 is the second edition of “The Week Ahead” for this application season, as early Round application deadlines begin. Tuesday, September 11, QS World Tour is hosting an event in Philadelphia. Wednesday, September 12, Duke / Fuqua has its Early Action Round deadline, Yale SOM has its Round 1 deadline. Thursday, September 13, QS World Tour is hosting an... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 10, 2018 by

21 Days to Go: UMD Smith’s Round 1 Deadline

Attention all applicants, the University of Maryland R.H. Smith School of Business MBA Round 1 Deadline of October 1, 2018 is just 21 days away! Need help with your UMD Smith MBA application?  Clear Admit has all the news, resources, and advice to make sure your application is as strong as possible! Start with the UMD / Smith School profile page as this page includes resources such as: 1. For preparing for the UMD Smith MBA interview, our interview archive includes many examples of interviews from previous MBA candidates which include many of the questions from which you can prepare. 2. Join the conversation on MBA ApplyWire for those who are fine-tuning their applications to... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 10, 2018 by

Five Questions to Ask Yourself Before Submitting an Optional Essay

We realize that the questions of whether to answer an optional essay and, if so, what to say are ones that loom large for many MBA applicants at this time of year. While we’ve been offering a great deal of school-specific essay advice over the past few weeks, we wanted to take some time to suggest a few considerations that applicants might want to take into account when making this call.   Is it relevant? Perhaps this goes without saying, but the only information worth sharing in an optional essay is that which will make a material difference in your candidacy. Whether... Read more »

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