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Last Updated Jul 10, 2017 by

Rochester / Simon MBA Essay Questions 2017-2018

The admissions committee at Rochester / Simon has posted the Simon MBA essay questions for entrance to the Class of 2020! This year’s application requires two essay responses and one optional essay. 2017-2018 Rochester / Simon MBA Essay Questions Essay 1 Describe your short-term and long-term goals for post-MBA or post-MS. Given the fluctuation of economic and industry hiring trends, identify a back-up plan should your short-term goal not be immediately attainable. How does your past education and experience support your career objectives? Lastly, what aspects of your intended Simon Business School program make it a good choice for your graduate study? (250-500 word... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 4, 2017 by

Berkeley Haas Deadlines 2017-2018

Following up on the release of their 2017-2018 MBA essay topics, the UC Berkeley admissions committee has recently announced the 2017-2018 Berkeley Haas MBA deadlines for the coming admissions season. The Haas admissions process operates in three rounds, with deadlines in September, January, and April.   Berkeley Haas deadlines for 2017-2018 Round 1 Deadline: September 21, 2017 Notification: December 14, 2017 Round 2 Deadline: January 4, 2018 Notification: March 22, 2018 Round 3 Deadline: April 5, 2018 Notification: May 10, 2018 For more information regarding the Berkeley MBA deadlines, visit Haas’ admissions website. Clear Admit Berkeley Haas School of Business School Guide Clear... Read more »

Last Updated May 29, 2017 by

Digging Deep with Your Target B-Schools: Anecdotes & Advocates

Today we continue our focus for our admissions tips for those of you who are just embarking on the admissions cycle for the 2017-18 season. In this post, we turn our attention to engaging the community of one’s target b-schools. Communicating with business school insiders can be beneficial for a number of reasons: In addition to learning about a given school and your potential fit, you’ll also generate material for your essays, demonstrate your interest in the program, and perhaps even make an ally or two. In your efforts to go beyond the schools’ websites and promotional materials, we recommend reaching... Read more »

Last Updated May 26, 2017 by

Michigan / Ross MBA Essay Questions 2017-2018

The Michigan / Ross MBA essay questions have been announced for the 2017-2018 application season. 2017-2018 Michigan Ross MBA Essay Questions In her admissions director blog, Soojin Kwon announced a new format to the Ross application’s essay portion: “There is now a short answer section and a more traditional essay question.” The short answer section contains three groups of prompts. The adcom asks that applicants select one prompt from each group and respond to it in 100 words or less. Short Answer Questions GROUP 1 I want people to know that I: I turned an idea into action when I: I made a... Read more »

Last Updated May 22, 2017 by

Notre Dame MBA Deadlines 2017-2018

The Mendoza College of Business admissions committee has updated the Notre Dame MBA deadlines for the 2017-2018 admissions season. The school conducts its admissions process in five phases; applications are due in September for the Early Round, with additional application deadlines in October, January, February, and March.   2017-2018 Notre Dame / Mendoza MBA Deadlines Early Round Application Deadline: September 19, 2017 Decision Notification: November 3, 2017 Deposit Due: December 3, 2017 Round One Application Deadline: October 17, 2017 Decision Notification: December 15, 2017 1st Deposit Due: January 15, 2018 2nd Deposit Due: February 15, 2018 Round Two Application Deadline: January 9, 2018 Decision Notification:March 9, 2018 1st Deposit Due:... Read more »

Last Updated May 22, 2017 by

Dartmouth / Tuck MBA Deadlines 2017-2018

Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business has updated the Tuck MBA deadlines for the 2017-2018 admissions season. Tuck conducts its admissions process in four stages: an early action round with an October deadline. The school encourages all applicants to visit the campus in Hanover, NH and schedule an in-person interview. Dartmouth / Tuck MBA Deadlines 2017-2018 Early Action Round Applications Due: October 4, 2017 Applicant-initiated Interview Complete: October 31, 2017 Admissions Decision: December 15, 2017 November Round Applications Due: November 1, 2017 Applicant-initiated Interview Complete: November 10, 2017 Admissions Decision: February 9, 2018 January Round Applications Due: January 3, 2018 Applicant-initiated Interview Complete: January 31, 2018 Admissions... Read more »

Last Updated May 17, 2017 by

Emory / Goizueta Deadlines 2017-2018

The Emory University MBA admissions committee has posted the Goizueta MBA deadlines 2016-2017 for the school’s full-time One- and Two-Year MBA Programs.   2017-2018 Emory Goizueta MBA Deadlines The deadlines are as follows: Round 1 Application Deadline: October 6, 2017 Notification Date: December 1, 2017 Deposit Due: December 22, 2017 Round 2 Application Deadline: November 17, 2017 Notification Date: January 26, 2018 Deposit Due: February 23, 2018 (International & One-Year) / April 18, 2018 (Domestic) Round 3 Application Deadline: January 3, 2018 Notification Date: March 9, 2018 (Domestic) / March 16, 2018 (International) Deposit Due: March 30, 2018 (One-Year) / April 18, 2018 (Two-Year) Round 4 Application... Read more »

Last Updated May 5, 2017 by

2017-2018 Columbia MBA Deadlines

The Columbia MBA deadlines for the 2017-2018 admissions season have been announced by the CBS admissions committee. Columbia offers two intakes, an August entry and an accelerated January intake. The program operates a rolling admissions process for both entry options, evaluating applications and extending interview invitations as they are received. The CBS application will be made available on Monday, May 15, 2017. Columbia MBA Deadlines for 2017-2018 August Entry Early Decision Deadline: October 4, 2017 Merit Fellowship Consideration Deadline: January 5, 2018 Regular Decision Deadline: April 11, 2018 J-Term Application Deadline: October 4, 2017 For more information, applicants can visit the Columbia Business School MBA... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 26, 2017 by

MBA Admissions Mashup: Application Tips, Orientation Week, and Healthcare

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. This week we found several business school blogs already looking ahead at the next admissions cycle, offering up a glimpse of your first few days on campus will be like as well as a post from Cornell about the business courses that will jive with a career in healthcare.  For those of you looking forward to getting your MBA at Georgetown / McDonough, you have Orientation Week to look forward to. Lauren John, a McDonough MBA, shared how that week really... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 19, 2017 by

Quiz: Which Business School Are You?

Have you spent hours poring over  b-school websites, Clear Admit guides, MBA LiveWire, and MBA DecisionWire? Have you asked alumni from different schools for advice and talked with admissions officers? Are you just beginning to consider whether business school might be right for you, and which school to choose? Do your friends have polar opposite opinions? Choosing a business school is no joke, but nonetheless we have put a fun quiz together. So, take a break from the stress of a big decision and take the quiz.

Last Updated Apr 4, 2017 by

Take The 2017 AIGAC Survey – Enter To Win $500 Cash

The Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants (AIGAC) has released the 2017 MBA Applicant Survey. If you complete the survey in its entirety, you will be invited to enter a drawing for a $500 cash reward.* The survey takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete, and your responses will be kept confidential. Every year in the early summer, AIGAC analyzes and shares anonymous data about MBA applicants through webinars for MBA programs, member firms, and the media. The 2016 survey results and analysis are available here. Business schools and AIGAC members use the MBA Applicant Survey to learn more about... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 22, 2017 by

MBA Admissions Mashup: Application Tips, Recruiting, and Alumni Spotlight

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. While last week marked the start of Round 2 Decision releases at some of the top programs, we’re taking this opportunity to look ahead to Round 3, life on campus, and life after b-school.   First, news and admissions advice from Harvard Business School and UCLA Anderson. HBS Managign Director of Admissions Chad Losee posted to his “Direct from the Director” blog encouraged Round 3 applicant hopefuls. No, it’s not to late, but know that your chances are slimmer than for... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 21, 2017 by

Submit an HBS, Wharton, Michigan / Ross, Stanford, or LBS Interview Report – Receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card

If you’re interested in sharing your MBA interview experience, we are awarding a $10 Amazon gift certificate to each applicant who submits an MBA interview report for Harvard Business School, UPenn / Wharton, Michigan / Ross, Stanford GSB, or London Business School by midnight EST on Sunday, March 26, 2017*. To be eligible for the $10 gift card and the contest, please include the following information in your report:** 1. Date/Admissions Round 2. Description / location of visit and/or interview atmosphere 3. Type of interview (alum vs. adcom, blind vs. application-based) 4. List of interview questions 5. Commentary (Did you receive your admissions decision? What did... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 16, 2017 by

Predict the MBA Rankings Contest: The Winning Entry

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Predict the Order of the US News & World Report Best Business Schools Rankings Contest! If you haven’t checked out the rankings, read up on our 7 Takeaways from the 2018 U.S. News Business School Ranking. There were definitely some surprises and upsets! (Tell us how you feel in the comments!) Out of the hundreds of entries we received, only 4 entrants guessed the correct order! Here’s how the Top 10 played out in the end: T-1. Harvard Business School T-1. UPenn / Wharton 3 U. Chicago Booth T-4. Stanford GSB T-4. MIT Sloan T-4.... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 13, 2017 by

Free Webinar: How Will You Finance Your MBA Abroad?

Do you have questions about how you can fund your MBA abroad? Sign up for a live online info session with Prodigy Finance in partnership with Clear Admit to learn about how to finance your studies with a Prodigy Finance international student loan. Register Now How Will You Finance Your MBA Abroad? Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time Click here to register We’ll cover questions like: How can I pay for my MBA as an international student? How does Prodigy Finance process work? How much can I borrow? What will my rate be? What is the repayment... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 8, 2017 by

MBA Admissions Mashup: What’s Next? Financing the MBA & Career Advice

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. With March ahead of us, thousands of you will be getting the good and/or bad news about admissions decisions at your target schools. Once that happens, you’ll have some deciding to do and the next step in your career begins! This week’s MBA Admissions Mashup is devoted entirely to the next phase. Enjoy! First things first. How are you going to pay for your MBA? It’s not necessarily an impulse purchase. The potential ROI on those two years is definitely worth... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 6, 2017 by

Predict the 2018 U.S. News MBA Ranking—Win a $200 Amazon Gift Card

Update: The Rankings Are Out! Thank you for participating in this year’s contest. We’ll be announcing the winner on Thursday, March 16 right here on clearadmit.com. It’s back!   Last year, our Predict the U.S. News Business School Ranking Contest was so popular, we brought it back for a second year in a row. With U.S. News & World Report slated to release its annual ranking of top MBA programs next week, we thought it might be fun to let you—our readers—weigh in with a ranking of your own. U.S. News has provided a sneak peek of which schools will... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 22, 2017 by

MBA Admissions Mashup: Late Round Advice and Why B-School

Every Wednesday, we share a roundup of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. This week we share a bevy of admissions advice from several of the schools that are active on the blogosphere. Enjoy (and take heed)! First, since Round 2 decisions are right around the corner, we turn our attention to the “later rounds.” The Dartmouth / Tuck 360 blog shares some insight and dispelled a hand full of “late round myths.” If you’re worried that most of the seats in a particular class are taken and that your chances are growing slimmer by... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 15, 2017 by

MBA Admissions Mashup: Harvard’s IFCs & Interning at Amex

Every Wednesday, we share a roundup of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. This week we take a look at an internship experience at American Express, opportunities to practice newly learned skills in the field and three reasons why applying to business school is like writing a movie script.  At Harvard Business School(HBS), students get the opportunity to take what they’ve learned in the classroom and put it into practice out in the real world. In a recent blog post, HBS lists four things you need to know about these Immersive Field Courses (IFC). Driven by faculty... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 1, 2017 by

MBA Admissions Mashup: FT Rankings and R2 Next Steps

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. This week, we take a look at reactions on the Financial Times ranking, why one shouldn’t allow one’s misperceptions to cause a missed opportunity as well as some updates from Michigan / Ross and UCLA Anderson regarding next steps in the process. With the release of this year’s Financial Times MBA rankings, INSEAD took first place for the second year in a row, while Cambridge / Judge jumped five spots to 5th. As such Conrad Chua, head of MBA recruitment and... Read more »

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