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Last Updated Feb 7, 2011 by

Admissions Tip: The Interview Final Touch

Over the last months, we’ve focused on helping applicants prepare to answer the various questions they’ll be posed during their interviews, but there is one in particular to which we have not paid much attention. Today, we wanted to offer a few tips in navigating the nearly inevitable interview finisher: “Do you have any questions for me?” This seems like a harmless inquiry, and indeed poses a great opportunity, but there’s actually a fine line to walk here. You certainly want to take advantage of this opportunity to show the interviewer that you appreciate his or her time, perspective and... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 5, 2011 by

GMAT Tip: Breaking Down a GMATPrep Consecutive Integer Problem

Today’s GMAT tip comes from test prep firm ManhattanGMAT. In this article, they share helpful tips on how to solve consecutive integer problems.  Read on to see what they have to say! This week, we’re going to talk about what to know for consecutive integer problems and how to recognize what to do on future problems of the same type. This one is from GMATPrep®. Set your timer for 2 minutes…. and… GO! * ” If n is a positive integer and r is the remainder when n2 – 1 is divided by 8, what is the value of r?... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 5, 2011 by

Dartmouth / Tuck MBA Admissions Interview Questions 2011

Welcome to the latest edition of interview questions, as posted to the Clear Admit Wiki, a free resource for MBA applicants to share their experiences about the admissions process. This post spotlights the interview report as shared by a Round 2 Tuck candidate, who spoke with an alum. “I am an international applicant, based in India. I applied for Tuck Round 2. I received my interview invite on 14th January. Interview was scheduled for 21st January with an Alum. We met at a coffee shop and the conversation lasted for an hour. It was conversational with regular questions – a... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 4, 2011 by

Important Information for Prospective MBA Applicants Considering the GRE

As more business schools have begun to accept Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores as well as Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) scores as part of the application process, some prospective MBA applicants are giving greater consideration to taking the more general entrance exam. And to win greater approval by business schools and capture even more prospective test takers, ETS, which administers the GRE, has planned significant changes to the test that will make it even more analogous to the GMAT exam. With six months to go before these changes take place, prospective MBA applicants who are considering submitting GRE scores... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 4, 2011 by

Fridays From the Frontline

Hello and welcome to Fridays From the Frontline. Each week Clear Admit takes a good long look into the b-school blogosphere and sums up the goings-on of the past week. This week applicants were mostly waiting for news or studying for the GMAT, while students covered a broader swathe of topics. Ellipser listed 25 reasons why he was “over” the MBA application process and waiting game. JM still planned on visiting Haas later in the month, but appreciated being contacted by a UCLA alumnus. GMAT Delhi sat for her exam, did well and went off to enjoy a vacation. Mako... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 3, 2011 by

Twitter Thursdays: News from MBA Programs

Welcome to February’s first edition of Twitter Thursdays, in which we set a spotlight on some of the top tweets from various MBA programs on Twitter!  You can also follow Clear Admit for MBA updates, special prizes, admissions tips and breaking news.   We’ve also created a list of MBA programs to ease your daily access to breaking news from the top MBA programs, as reported by admissions committee members themselves. The Dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Garth Saloner, is taking a trip to New York for the Aspen Institute forum on management education and to visit with alumni. ... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 3, 2011 by

Obtaining an MBA Bumps Earnings by a Third, British Career Survey Finds

A recent survey of more than 2,000 business school alumni found that earning an MBA increases earning power by a third, the International Herald Tribune reports. The 2010 Career Survey was conducted by the London-based Association of MBAs, an organization that accredits postgraduate business programs. It looked at MBA salaries for alumni working in Britain and overseas, examining careers by sectors, roles, functional areas and company size, according to the Tribune report. According to survey data reported by the Tribune, recent MBA graduates see their salaries rise by an average of 33 percent; alumni three to five years out see... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 3, 2011 by

Campus Chronicles: The Stern Opportunity

Welcome back to Campus Chronicles, Clear Admit’s weekly walkthrough of MBA student newspapers!  Flipping through The Stern Opportunity, it appears that many students are returning from international courses that NYU Stern offers over winter break.  Let’s take a look: Thirty-five full- and part-time Stern students traveled to Melbourne for the two-week course Doing Business in Australia.  Hosted at Melbourne Business School, the students were treated to lectures such as Futures & Sustainability, Legal Aspects of Australian Business, Australian Sports Marketing, and Australian Wine Industry.  For the course’s final project, students presented on American businesses, such as Urban Outfitters and Shake... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 3, 2011 by

INSEAD MBA Admissions Interview Questions 2011

Check out these two interview reports as posted to the Clear Admit Wiki, a free resource for MBA applicants to share their experiences about the admissions process. This post spotlights the interview experiences as shared by an INSEAD candidate, who spoke with two alumni. “First interview: My interviewer is a senior associate / project manager at a large well-known consulting company. He went to undergrad in Europe, and was extremely nice and personable. The interview itself was very relaxed, and I barely felt like I was interviewing. It was very much a discussion to get to know each other, as... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 2, 2011 by

GMAT Tip: Common GMAT Traps – The Ellipsis

Today’s GMAT Tip comes from our friends at Knewton.  In this post, they share advice on how to identify when elliptical construction is being used incorrectly.  Read on to see what they have to say! The term ellipsis, or elliptical construction, describes the omission of words in order to make a sentence more concise. Ellipses are used frequently with comparisons. An ellipsis may eliminate a subsequent occurrence of a word or words stated previously in a sentence only when the word or words are exactly the same each time they appear. No ellipsis: During the 17th century, Britain experienced some types... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 2, 2011 by

Wiki Wednesdays: Submit an MBA Interview Report from UVA / Darden, Dartmouth / Tuck, or IESE and Win a $10 Amazon Gift Card!

Welcome to February’s first installment of Wiki Wednesdays, in which we feature the latest additions to the Clear Admit Wiki, an online repository where MBA applicants can share their admissions interview experiences.  Round 2 interviews are well under way now and over the past week we’ve received interview reports from schools including INSEAD, Northwestern / Kellogg, NYU / Stern, USC / Marshall, and UT Austin / McCombs.  Recently, a candidate for Duke / Fuqua shared this account of a Round 1 interview with an alum: “I interviewed in the beginning of January at a local coffee shop with an alum... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 2, 2011 by

UCLA Anderson Admissions Director Wins Twitterer of the Year Award

Last week, the assistant dean of MBA admissions and financial aid at the UCLA Anderson School of Business was recognized for her tweeting as part of the 2010 B2B Twitterer of the Year (B2BTOTY) Awards, the school announced on its MBA Insider’s Blog. UCLA Anderson’s Mae Jennifer Shores was named Twitterer of the Year in the business school category at an awards ceremony January 28th. Now in its third year, the B2BTOTY Awards recognize individuals and organizations for outstanding contributions in practicing, promoting and/or enhancing business using Twitter. Nominations and final awards for Twitterer of the Year were based on... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 2, 2011 by

UT Austin / McCombs MBA Admissions Interview Questions 2011

A Round 2 candidate to the University of Texas – Austin’s McCombs School of Business shared his interview experience on the Clear Admit Wiki, a resource for MBA applicants to share their thoughts on the admissions process: “I met with an alum off campus and the interview lasted about 35 minutes. It was a blind interview. Tell me about yourself. Why MBA? Why McCombs? How can you contribute to the program? Team experience? Most significant accomplishment? Failure experience? Any questions for me?” To see more MBA admissions interview reports, check out the Clear Admit Wiki – a free resource with... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 2, 2011 by

Duke / Fuqua MBA Admissions Interview Questions 2011

Check out this Fuqua interview account, as posted to the Clear Admit Wiki, a free resource for MBA applicants to share their experiences about the admissions process. This post spotlights the interview experience as shared by Fuqua candidate, who spoke with alumni. “I was invited for interview in December and interviewed on January 8 in SFO. There was a group of students and a group of alumni conducting the interview at the location. A bunch of alumni and students were also present who made us feel very much comfortable and relaxed. Also, there was a panel discussion with alumni and... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 2, 2011 by

UT Austin / McCombs MBA Admissions Interview Questions 2011

Welcome to another edition of interview questions, courtesy of the Clear Admit Wiki, a resource for MBA applicants to share their experiences with the admissions process. Today we’re reporting the experience of a UT Austin / McCombs applicant who interviewed on-campus with a current student: “I live in Austin, so I went down to the school. She asked me questions for about 35 minutes, and the rest of the hour was filled by her answers to my questions, and conversations around those answers. It was a blind interview. Tell me about yourself (slightly different approach than walk me through your... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 1, 2011 by

London Business School, Wharton School Top Financial Times 2011 Global MBA Rankings

The Financial Times this week released its 13th annual MBA rankings, and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania returned to the top spot, sharing it this year with London Business School (LBS). Harvard Business School (HBS) completed the top three. Last year, LBS beat out Wharton to hold the number one spot by itself, breaking the Philadelphia school’s nine-year reign as number one, either jointly or on its own. According to the FT report, Wharton’s return to number one this year was aided by the fact that alumni earnings data showed a strong rebound from the year before, when salaries... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 1, 2011 by

Introducing the Clear Admit Reapplicant Guide!

Today we’re pleased to announce the release of another title in our Strategy Series: the Clear Admit Reapplicant Guide. It’s a fact that the top MBA programs just don’t have enough seats to accept everyone who applies, but that doesn’t make it any less frustrating to receive a ding. There’s good news, though: this doesn’t have to be the end of the line! Nearly all leading business schools welcome submissions from reapplicants, and there are plenty of ways for you to improve your chances next year. The catch is that you’ll need to make some kind of change if you... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 1, 2011 by

Duke / Fuqua MBA Admissions Interview Questions 2011

Take a peek into these Fuqua interview questions, as posted to the Clear Admit Wiki, a free resource for MBA applicants to share their experiences about the admissions process. This post spotlights the interview experience as shared by Round 1 candidate, who spoke with an alum. “I interviewed in the beginning of January at a local coffee shop with an alum who had done quite a few business-school interviews for Duke. The conversation lasted an hour, was conversational but on-point with little chit-chat in between. The questions were standard and straight-forward, a mix between behavioral and personal; no trick questions... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 1, 2011 by

Trivia Tuesday: International Management Certificates at Haas and Anderson

It’s Tuesday again and that means it’s time for some trivia! As our regular readers know, each Tuesday we take the opportunity to highlight some of the programs, policies or predilections of the leading business schools. Our goal is to help applicants learn more about individual schools while also discovering some of the important differences between them. Today let’s turn our attention to the varying opportunities for international management study at two of California’s top programs: Haas and Anderson. The Certificate in Global Management at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business is designed to expose students to the theory and... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 31, 2011 by

UC Berkeley’s Haas School to Offer Future MBA Alumni Free Continuing Education

Beginning with the class of 2011, MBA graduates from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley will be eligible to participate, for free, in training offered through the school’s Center for Executive Education, Haas Dean Rich Lyons announced earlier this month. The new initiative was inspired by the school’s defining principles, one of which is “Students Always.” Available immediately after graduation and for the next five years, the benefit provides two free days of executive education programs to recent alumni of each of the Haas School’s three MBA programs: full-time, evening and weekend and Berkeley-Columbia... Read more »

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