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MBA News You Need: HBS Admissions Events, Michigan Ross MBA Team at INNOVATEChina, MIT Sloan Hackathon Winner, and More from Yale SOM and Chicago Booth

UPenn / Wharton MBA Deadlines 2019-2020

MBA Admissions Brief: UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

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May 22, 2019

MBA News You Need: HBS Admissions Events, Michigan Ross MBA Team at INNOVATEChina, MIT Sloan Hackathon Winner, and More from Yale SOM and Chicago Booth

Each week, we collect all the MBA news that’s fit to print and provide a quick overview of the latest updates from top business schools around the world. Here’s your MBA News You Need digest for the week of May 20, 2019. HBS MBA Admissions Events Harvard Business School is... Read more »

May 22, 2019

GMAT Tip: Simplifying Fractions

In previous posts, we have discussed how the best way to tackle a difficult looking quantitative question on the GMAT is to clean it up – consolidating like terms, adding or subtracting inside of parentheses, or reorganizing variables to where it is easier not substitute equations. Not only is cleaning... Read more »

May 21, 2019

2019-2020 Columbia Business School MBA Essay Questions

The Columbia MBA deadlines and essays for the 2019-2020 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... Read more »

May 21, 2019

MBA Admissions Brief: UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

For our next installment of MBA Admissions Brief, which brings you advice and insights directly from leading business schools’ admissions, we head to North Carolina.  Kenan-Flagler Business School is housed within the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The school is well-regarded for its emphasis on team-based learning, its... Read more »

May 21, 2019

Harvard Business School MBA Essay 2019-2020

Harvard Business School’s (HBS) MBA admissions essay for the 2019-2020 admissions season remains the same as last year. 2019-2020 Harvard Business School MBA Essay: As we review your application, what more would you like us to know as we consider your candidacy for the Harvard Business School MBA program? Now... Read more »

May 21, 2019

MBA DecisionWire Spotlight: Berkeley / Haas, UCLA Anderson or Yale SOM for Consulting

In this MBA DecisionWire Spotlight, which highlights MBA candidates’ choices as shared in Clear Admit’s DecisionWire, we take a closer look at a candidate accepted to UCLA Anderson, then taken off the waitlist—with scholarships—to Berkeley / Haas and Yale SOM. Initial feedback favored Haas in light of the applicant’s preference for... Read more »

May 20, 2019

Podcast Episode 10 Replay: The Great Test Debate—GMAT Versus GRE

One of the first decisions you may make on your journey to an MBA is which test to take: the GMAT or GRE?  The GMAT, which is owned and administered by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), is about three and a half hours long.  The GRE, or Graduate Record... Read more »

May 20, 2019

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions – 5.20.19

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. Tuesday, May 21, Yale SOM and UCLA / Anderson... Read more »

May 17, 2019

Fridays from the Frontline: MacEachern Symposium Brings Unique Perspective to Healthcare at Kellogg

The beauty of the MBA is its versatility. Despite the public association of the degree with the realms of finance and consulting, there is a pressing need for MBA graduates in virtually every industry. Take the healthcare sector, for instance. From big pharma to government policy to startups and everywhere... Read more »

May 16, 2019

Duke / Fuqua MBA Deadlines 2019-2020

The Duke MBA admissions committee has updated the Fuqua deadlines for the 2019-2020 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.   2019-2020 Duke / Fuqua MBA Deadlines Rounds... Read more »

Essays

Admissions Tip: Round 2 Deadlines – The Moment of Truth

Over the last couple of weeks we published a series of MBA admissions tips for Round 2 application deadlines. Today, as a little holiday offering for our readers, we’ve conveniently gathered those t

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

Clear Admit Webinar Series Recap – “How to Ace Round One Applications”

Are you planning on applying in Round One?  Clear Admit's experts are here to give you advice and tips to be successful at navigating the admissions process. We've just completed both parts of our

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Interviews

Northwestern / Kellogg MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alumunus / Off Campus

My interview with Kellogg was very relaxed. It was at a cafe and very informal. I was basically asked about my prior work experience within Uber and then why Kellogg. Post which it was mostly ab

Chicago Booth MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Off-campus

The interview with Booth was at Taj Land's End - Bandra, Mumbai, India with a recent alum. The questions were very straight forward and conversational. Tell me about yourself why Booth w

Dartmouth / Tuck MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-year student / On-campus

Overall it was a very relaxing / informal interview and echo a lot with Tuck's lotto / criteria of Smart, Nice, accomplished and aware so make sure you are prepared for that. Questions Tell me a

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Careers and Financial Aid

Real Humans of Bain: Consultants

We kicked off our Real Humans of Bain with a pair of summer associates, and now we're turning to some more experienced consultants.  A summer internship may seem daunting, not to mention planning out

Real Humans of Bain: Summer Associates

There's no doubt that consulting consistently leads the pack for MBA graduates' career choice, and Bain & Co. is widely considered one of the most elite consulting firms in the world.  As such, w

Incoming MBAs: Start your summer with Bain & Company

Bain & Company invites incoming MBA students to apply to ExperienceBain, a series of immersive workshops and events held at Bain & Company’s 57 offices around the world. ExperienceBain co

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    Application results in real time, submitted by site visitors.
    Accepted from Waitlist at Northwestern / Kellogg via phone.
    GMAT: 750.
    Waitlisted at Yale SOM via portal.
    GMAT: 730.
    Accepted to UCLA Anderson via email.
    GPA: 3.2. GMAT: 670. Los Angeles.
    Accepted from Waitlist at UT Austin / McCombs via phone.
    GPA: 3.65. GMAT: 710. PA.
    Accepted to London Business School via email.
    GMAT: 740. France.

    MBA ApplyWire

    1
    Applying: Columbia
    GMAT: 740 GPA: <3
    Post-MBA Career: Family Business, Entrepreneurship
    3
    GMAT: 510 GPA: 2.69
    Post-MBA Career: Entrepreneurship
    4
    GMAT: 720 GPA: 3.67
    Post-MBA Career: Technology, Venture Capital
    5
    GMAT: 730 GPA: 3.85
    Post-MBA Career: Consulting, Consumer Goods
    5
    GRE: 325 GPA: 3.5
    Post-MBA Career: Consulting, Non Profit/SI

    MBA DecisionWire

    INS
    Enrolled: INSEAD
    Admitted: INSEAD
    GMAT: 710 GPA: 2.94
    Post-MBA Career: Consulting
    Haa
    Enrolled: Berkeley / Haas
    Admitted: Berkeley / Haas, UCLA Anderson, Yale SOM
    GPA: 3.9
    Post-MBA Career: Consulting
    USC
    Enrolled: USC / Marshall
    Admitted: USC / Marshall, Vanderbilt / Owen
    GRE: 312 GPA: 4.71/5.00
    Post-MBA Career: Technology
    Haa
    Enrolled: Berkeley / Haas
    Admitted: Berkeley / Haas
    GMAT: 690 GPA: 3.0
    Post-MBA Career: Technology
    MIT
    Enrolled: MIT Sloan
    Admitted: MIT Sloan
    GMAT: 720 GPA: 3.4
    Post-MBA Career: Venture Capital

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