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Berkeley Haas Transforms Tragedy into Social Good

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Why Tesla Wants MBAs—Despite What Elon Musk Might Say

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Jan 16, 2018

How to Get into a Top Business School: Admitted Students Share 10 Top Tips

Our ongoing Real Humans of the MBA Class of 2019 series has given us glimpses into tons of current MBA students who set their sights on leading business schools across the nation and the globe—and now call those campuses home. We’ve learned about some of their crazy accomplishments and the... Read more »

Jan 2, 2018

Real Humans of the Georgetown McDonough MBA Class of 2019

Set in an international city with strong ties to government, it’s not surprising to find students at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business drawn to both of those aspects. More than a third of the class—34 percent—is international, and far more bring international experience of one sort or another. More than... Read more »

Jan 17, 2018

Berkeley Haas Transforms Tragedy into Social Good

In the wake of a heartbreaking tragedy, students at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business harnessed their empathy and initiative to create a chance to fund future underrepresented minority and social impact startups. The Haas EMBA Class of 2017 established the Sanaya Shah Memorial Fund to honor classmate Sumit Shah and his wife Astha... Read more »

Jan 16, 2018

A Novel MBA Ranking System

As lead up to the Financial Times release of its business school ranking later this month, we thought it a good time to revisit another approach to MBA rankings—a tiered ranking system introduced by Clear Admit’s Alex Brown in his 2016 book Becoming a Clear Admit: The Definitive Guide to MBA... Read more »

Jan 16, 2018

DecisionWire Spotlight: Undecided about London Business School or Michigan / Ross with Scholarships

In this week’s MBA DecisionWire Spotlight, which highlights MBA candidates’ choices as shared in Clear Admit’s DecisionWire, we round up responses to a candidate considering Michigan / Ross or London Business School for tech with scholarship funding. The candidate laid out the options in the initial post: Initial responses honed in on the candidate’s atypical location:... Read more »

Jan 15, 2018

Why Tesla Wants MBAs—Despite What Elon Musk Might Say

Tesla, Inc. founder Elon Musk, a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, once pessimistically said, “As much as possible, avoid hiring MBAs. MBA programs don’t teach people how to create companies … our position is that we hire someone in spite of an MBA, not because of one.” While... Read more »

Jan 15, 2018

5 Things You Need to Know Before Attending an MBA Fair

MBA Fairs are an opportunity for candidates to learn about a variety of MBA offerings. Some Fairs might include as many as a hundred programs, in a trade fair type setting. We wanted to use this week’s admissions tip to offer five pointers in terms of the best way to... Read more »

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    Essay Topic Analyses & Advice at Your Fingertips for 2017-2018 Admissions Season

    If you’re applying to business school, it’s time to get to work. With Round 2 kicking off next couple weeks, having a well-thought-out game plan is critical to successfully balancing business scho

    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

    Vanderbilt / Owen MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

    Following up on the 2017-2018 essay topics for the Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management, we wanted to offer our Essay Topic Analysis for the Class of 2020 hopefuls.   Vanderbilt /

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    Interviews

    Ross Round 2 Interview Invite Details Revealed

    In the delightfully transparent manner Ross School of Business Managing Director of Full-Time MBA Admissions and Program Soojin Kwon is known for, she took to her MBA Admissions Blog today to provide

    UNC Kenan-Flagler Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom – C.S. – Skype

    The following UNC Kenan-Flagler interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by a round 1 applicant. Good luck to them! Right dot on time. Very friendly and easy. Questions were va

    UCLA Anderson MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-year student / Skype

    The following UCLA Anderson interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them! Blind interview. Student was very nice, friendly, and responded

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    Careers and Financial Aid

    Why Tesla Wants MBAs—Despite What Elon Musk Might Say

    Tesla, Inc. founder Elon Musk, a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, once pessimistically said, “As much as possible, avoid hiring MBAs. MBA programs don’t teach p

    Are Tech Giants in Trouble in 2018? Why One LBS Prof Thinks They Could Be

    Last year, tech giants such as Google, Amazon, and Facebook already started facing new regulations and pushback from government officials. For example, last November, the State of Missouri launched an

    Why This Kenan-Flagler MBA Student Decided to Leave a Perfectly Good Life in DC Brokerage

    Fridays from the Frontlines Ed Crocker is the first to tell you he had a great life in real estate in booming Washington, D.C. A third-year associate at a successful multifamily brokerage firm, he wor

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    Application results in real time, submitted by site visitors.
    Applied at Georgetown / McDonough via email.
    GMAT: 680. India.
    Interview Invite to Georgetown / McDonough via email.
    GPA: 3.0. Africa.
    Interview Invite to Notre Dame / Mendoza via email.
    GPA: 3.35. GMAT: 640. South Korea.
    Interview Invite to Dartmouth / Tuck via email.
    GPA: 3.6. GMAT: 650.
    Interview Invite to UNC Kenan-Flagler via email.
    GPA: 3.37. GMAT: 690. USA.

    MBA ApplyWire

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    GMAT: 710 GPA: 3.6
    Post-MBA Career: Non Profit/SI
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    GRE: 336 GPA: 3.1
    Post-MBA Career: Non Profit/SI
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    GMAT: 680 GPA: 2.95
    Post-MBA Career: Technology
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    GMAT: 730 GPA: 3.92
    Post-MBA Career: Technology

    MBA DecisionWire

    Wha
    Enrolled: UPenn / Wharton
    Admitted: UPenn / Wharton
    GMAT: 740 GPA: 3.63
    Post-MBA Career: Technology
    Oth
    Enrolled: Other
    Admitted: Berkeley / Haas, UVA / Darden, Other
    GMAT: 690
    Post-MBA Career: Technology
    NYU
    Enrolled: NYU Stern
    Admitted: NYU Stern
    GMAT: 740 GPA: 3.7
    Post-MBA Career: Technology
    CMU
    Enrolled: CMU / Tepper
    Admitted: CMU / Tepper, INSEAD, USC / Marshall, U. Washington / Foster
    GMAT: 710 GPA: 3.7
    Post-MBA Career: Consulting
    Klg
    Enrolled: Northwestern / Kellogg
    Admitted: Northwestern / Kellogg
    GMAT: 730
    Post-MBA Career: Consulting

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