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Oct 16, 2019

2019-2020 Round 2 MBA Deadlines

MBA Application Deadlines – Round 2 The top business schools have announced their MBA deadlines for the upcoming admissions season. So, to help you stay organized, we’ve compiled all of the Round 2 deadlines (and some Round 3 ones) all in one place. For schools that have announced their essay... Read more »

Jun 25, 2019

Free for a Limited Time: All 27 In-Depth Clear Admit School Guides

Gain Access to all Clear Admit School Guides Titles When You Register! For a limited time, all registered Clear Admit users can download any of our 27 exclusive Clear Admit School Guides at no cost: a potential $675 value at $24.99 per Guide. All you have to do is login or register... Read more »

Dec 13, 2019

Fridays from the Frontline: Duke Fuqua Latin American Student Association Provides Valuable Support

The Latin American Student Association (LASA) is one of the most popular student clubs at Duke Fuqua, with 100+ members representing nearly 20 countries.  By helping North American students build careers in Latin America and supporting Latin American students as they pursue careers in the U.S. and Europe, LASA is... Read more »

Dec 12, 2019

Chicago Booth MBA Interview Questions & Report / Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-Campus

It took place in a neighboring country as there wasn’t any interviewer in my city. I got to the cafe we agreed to meet 15 minutes before and picked the table I wanted. He brought a blank piece of paper on which he took actually quite detailed notes throughout the... Read more »

Dec 12, 2019

Yale SOM MBA Interview Questions & Report / Round 1 / Second-year student / Skype

It was blinded and went for ~32 minutes. I am an international student and was matched with another international student, which was a bit of surprise to me. She briefly explained about the nature of the interview and we jumped right in. It seemed that she was advised to ask... Read more »

Dec 12, 2019

Waiting on a Decision from Tuck? Join the Tuck Chat Room Now

The day has come! Dartmouth / Tuck is releasing its Round 1 decisions today.  Are you ready?  Join the conversation in the Tuck chat room now. Also, be sure to share your updated status on MBA LiveWire. Here, you can also sort by Tuck entries to learn more about how decisions... Read more »

Dec 12, 2019

HEC Paris Dethrones LBS at Top of Financial Times Ranking of European Business Schools

What is the best business school in Europe? The Financial Times just released its 2019 rankings and determined that HEC Paris claims the spot this year.  London Business School has long been at the top, but slipped one spot to second place.  Beyond assessing business schools overall, Financial Times also... Read more »

Dec 12, 2019

Real Humans of USC Marshall’s MBA Class of 2021

We head to sunny California for our latest profiles in Real Humans: MBA Students. The University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business boasts both the oldest entrepreneurship program in the U.S. and the first immersive international MBA experience of its kind. They were also the first top-tier MBA program... Read more »

Dec 11, 2019

MBA News You Need: New Wharton Sports Analytics Initiative, Yale SOM Round 2 Deadline Advice, and More from Kellogg, Tuck, and Anderson

Each week we collect MBA news from around the world to give you a quick overview of the latest trending topics from leading business schools. In your MBA News You Need digest for the week of December 9th, Wharton announces a new Sports Analytics and Business Initiative, Yale SOM offers... Read more »

Dec 11, 2019

Forget Competition: Women Help Other Women at HEC Paris

Women’s MBA enrollment has reached its highest level ever, reaching 36 percent in Europe and Canada, according to the Forté Foundation. Over the last five years, there’s been a definitive increase in female students at top business schools around the world, and Forté CEO Elissa Sangster believes that “at this... Read more »

Dec 10, 2019

Waiting on a Decision from UVA Darden? Join the Darden Chat Room Now

The day has come! UVA / Darden is releasing its decisions today.  Are you ready?  Join the conversation in the Darden chat room now. Also, be sure to share your updated status on MBA LiveWire. Here, you can also sort by Darden entries to learn more about how decisions were released... Read more »

Dec 10, 2019

Real Humans of Georgetown McDonough’s MBA Class of 2021

In our latest edition of Real Humans: MBA Students, we get to know students pursuing their business management studies at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.  This leading school attracts students who wish to immerse themselves in the highly connected and influential environment of Washington, DC, as well as a... Read more »

Dec 10, 2019

London Business School Interview Questions & Report / Round 1 / Alumni Interview / Local City

1. Applied Round 1 2. Met at a cafe for lunch. Helped to make the conversation very casual because we talked while we waiting in line to order. 3. Alumni Interview 4. Questions spanned the following topics: Post-MBA Goals and How My Experience to-date is relevant, why LBS, why London... Read more »

Dec 10, 2019

Waiting on a Decision from Harvard Business School? Join the HBS Chat Room Now

The day has come! Harvard Business School is releasing its Round 1 decisions today.  Are you ready?  Join the conversation in the HBS chat room now. Also, be sure to share your updated status on MBA LiveWire. Here, you can also sort by Harvard Business School entries to learn more about... Read more »

Dec 10, 2019

Stanford GSB Interview Questions & Report / Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-Campus

The interview was conducted by an alum in his office building. I walked into the building and entered the elevator to go up to my interviewer’s floor as instructed in our emails to each other. As I was going up, I noticed a man looking at me curiously. When I... Read more »

Dec 10, 2019

Kellogg / Northwestern MBA Interview Questions & Report / Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-campus

This was a R1 interview, and it took place at a hotel near the Alum’s office. He was extremely friendly. Questions: 1) Walk me through your resume 2) Why MBA 3) Why Kellogg 4) Goals 5) How will you differentiate yourself at Kellogg 6) A few specific questions about a... Read more »

Dec 10, 2019

Wharton MBA Interview Questions & Report / Round 1 / Round 1/ Alumnus / Off-campus

This was a team-based discussion in Mumbai, at the McKinsey office. Each team had 6 members, and were invited to have a live discussion which was viewed by an AdCom member. The structure of the interview was – 1. Quick intro on yourself 2. Team-based discussion (TBD); 30mins 3. 1×1... Read more »

Dec 10, 2019

Columbia Business School Interview Questions & Report / Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-campus

I have often heard that alum interviews can be tricky, and boy this one was. My interviewer was from the metals and mining industry, and had very little context on the industries I had spent time on (Consulting and PE). As a result, he got lost trying to focus on... Read more »

Dec 10, 2019

Columbia Business School Interview Questions & Report / Early Decision / Alumnus Off-campus: Coffee shop

My alum was a much older and experienced one, looking at his profile I was quote intimidated going into the interview. He suggested we meet on a Sunday morning at 8AM at a local coffee shop. I was dressed quite formally and he showed up in jeans and a suit... Read more »

Dec 10, 2019

MIT Sloan MBA Interview Questions & Report / Round 1 / Adcom / Off-campus

The interview was at a hotel, and was a very relaxed atmosphere. It was an app-based interview where the interviewer had done a lot of research into my profile, and prodded a lot on my future goals. Questions were on the lines of – 1. Tell me about a time... Read more »

Dec 10, 2019

UVA / Darden MBA Interview Questions & Report / Early Action / Second Year Student / On Campus

This was my first interview I had for an MBA, so I was understandably nervous. The interview was laid back, and my interviewer was quite friendly, which eased the tension. They explained to me at the beginning of the interview that it was one of many data points in the... Read more »

Dec 9, 2019

Stanford GSB Interview Questions & Report / Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-campus

It was a very laid-back interview, held in the office of the alumnus. Both my wife and I interviewed back-to-back. He asked me (with some follow-ups): – Walk me through your resume – How would you make a decision as to which school to attend? – Tell me about a... Read more »

Essays

Successfully Answer the UT Austin McCombs MBA Application Essays

The MBA application essays only allow you a few hundred words to tell admissions teams who you are, what you offer, and why you should be accepted. It's a lot to fit in such little space. For those ca

Admissions Tip: Word Limits and Character Counts

MBA candidates naturally have a good deal of information they want – and need – to convey in their materials, and getting the important ideas down under restrictive word counts is a difficult task

MIT Sloan School of Management MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2019-2020

The following essay topic analysis examines MIT Sloan School of Management’s (Sloan) MBA admissions essays for the 2019-2020 admissions season. You can also review essay topic analyses for the o

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Interviews

Chicago Booth MBA Interview Questions & Report / Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-Campus

It took place in a neighboring country as there wasn’t any interviewer in my city.I got to the cafe we agreed to meet 15 minutes before and picked the table I wanted. He brought a blank piece o

Yale SOM MBA Interview Questions & Report / Round 1 / Second-year student / Skype

It was blinded and went for ~32 minutes. I am an international student and was matched with another international student, which was a bit of surprise to me. She briefly explained about the nature of

London Business School Interview Questions & Report / Round 1 / Alumni Interview / Local City

1. Applied Round 1 2. Met at a cafe for lunch. Helped to make the conversation very casual because we talked while we waiting in line to order. 3. Alumni Interview 4. Questions spanned the followin

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Careers and Financial Aid

IU Kelley Shares How to Avoid 7 Common Mistakes MBA Career Switchers Make

MBA career switchers don't have it easy, whether you do it at the beginning or middle of your career. It’s incredibly challenging to reinvent yourself. However, we can confidently say that it’s wo

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

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Application results in real time, submitted by site visitors.
Accepted to UCLA Anderson via phone.
GPA: 3.7. GMAT: 720.
Accepted to UCLA Anderson via phone.
GPA: 3.43. GMAT: 700. California.
Accepted to U. Washington / Foster via phone.
GPA: 3.56. GMAT: 700.
Accepted to Georgetown / McDonough via phone.
GPA: 3. GMAT: 740. India.
Waitlisted at Carnegie Mellon / Tepper via email.
GPA: 3. GMAT: 740.

MBA ApplyWire

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GRE: 327 GPA: 3.67
Post-MBA Career: Asset Management, inc. HF
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GMAT: 730 GPA: 2.9
Post-MBA Career: Consulting, Asset Management, inc. HF
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GRE: 328 GPA: 3.9
Post-MBA Career: Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Non Profit/SI
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GMAT: 690 GPA: 3.2
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking
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GMAT: 750 GPA: 3.69
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking

MBA DecisionWire

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Enrolled: Stanford GSB
Admitted: Stanford GSB
GMAT: 740 GPA: 3.6
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Enrolled: U. Chicago Booth
Admitted: U. Chicago Booth
GMAT: 750 GPA: 3.5
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking
Sta
Enrolled: Stanford GSB
Admitted: U. Chicago Booth, Columbia, Stanford GSB
GMAT: 710
Man
Enrolled: Manchester / AMBS
Admitted: Manchester / AMBS, Other
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
IMD
Enrolled: IMD
Admitted: HEC Paris, IMD
GRE: 342
Post-MBA Career: Consulting

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