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May 20, 2013

University of Chicago Booth School of Business Throws Annual PINK Party

Students at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business were seeing pink last week thanks to the annual school-wide PINK party, an initiative designed to raise awareness about the LGBTQ community at Booth. Sponsored by OUTreach, a Booth student organization for gay and lesbian members of the community and... Read more »

May 20, 2013

Admissions Tip: Going Beyond School Websites

In keeping with the recent Admissions Tips we have posted for the new crop of applicants to the Class of 2016, today we want to offer some tips on engaging the community of one’s target programs.  Communicating with b-school insiders can be beneficial for a number of reasons: In addition... Read more »

May 17, 2013

UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business Welcomes Inaugural Executive MBA Class

Members of the first class of the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program will take in majestic views of San Francisco Bay tonight while enjoying dinner and hearing from a Nobel Laureate, all part of orientation for the new 19-month program, which began on Wednesday. Haas launched the new program after... Read more »

May 17, 2013

Wharton MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 2 / Group Interview with Second Year Student / On Campus

The first part of the interview was a group discussion in which candidates shared an investment idea for innovation, one of Wharton's "pillars." The interview was completely unstructured - the two second year students who act as moderators sit in the corners of the room and take notes. For approximately... Read more »

May 17, 2013

Fridays From The Frontline

Hello and welcome to Fridays From The Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly roundup of business school bloggers. This week, while the blogosphere buzzed with excitement regarding our announcement of the 2012-2013 Best of Blogging nominees, we checked in on bloggers who are preparing to begin their business school careers in the Class of 2015 and gleaned inside... Read more »

May 16, 2013

Twitter Thursdays: News from MBA Programs

It’s time again for Twitter Thursdays, our weekly take of the happenings reported by leading MBA programs on Twitter.  If you want to stay on top of our updates, special prizes, admissions tips and breaking news, be sure to check Clear Admit out on Twitter.  We’ve also created several lists related... Read more »

May 16, 2013

USC Marshall School of Business Looks to Raise $400 Million for Scholarships, Capital Projects, Programming

The Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California (USC) last week launched a campaign to raise $400 million, funds that will support student scholarships, faculty research and teaching, capital projects and more, the school announced. Marshall kicked off the initiative with a gala event on May 8th,... Read more »

May 16, 2013

Columbia Business School Essay Topics 2013-2014

The Columbia Business School essay topics for the 2013-2014 admissions season have recently been announced, and the application for the Class of 2016 is now live!  The essay topics are below.  All essays are required unless otherwise noted. Short Answer Question What is your immediate post-MBA professional goal? (100 characters maximum) Essay... Read more »

May 16, 2013

Penn / Wharton Deadlines 2013-2014

The 2013-2014 Penn/Wharton deadlines have been announced! This year’s three deadlines are as follows: Round 1 Deadline: October 1, 2013 Notification: December 17, 2013 Round 2 Deadline: January 7, 2014 Notification: March 25, 2014 Round 3 Deadline: March 27, 2014 Notification: May 6, 2014 Wharton has also announced its 2013-2014 MBA/MA-Lauder deadlines. The... Read more »

May 16, 2013

ISB Essay Topic Analysis 2013-2014

Welcome to Clear Admit’s first essay topic analysis of the 2013-2014 admissions season!  Today we’re reviewing the essay questions recently posted by the Indian School of Business.  Each of ISB’s three required essay topics changed since the previous application season, although the application remains focused on candidates’ achievements and professional... Read more »

May 15, 2013

Round 3 Applicants to Harvard Business School Receive Word Today

Harvard Business School (HBS) Round 3 decisions were scheduled to be released at noon Boston time today, according to Dee Leopold, director of admissions and financial aid. In a post to her Director’s Blog yesterday, Leopold shared that “a handful of candidates” would be invited to join the waitlist at... Read more »

May 15, 2013

Tuck MBA Admissions Interview Questions: EA Round / AdCom / New Delhi

As a reapplicant, I was absolutely thrilled to receive my interview assignment during the visit of a member of the Adcom who would also be hosting a reception for interested students the night before. Interview Questions: Walk me through your resume (you should know this one really well. ,make sure... Read more »

May 14, 2013

INSEAD Deadlines 2013-2014

The INSEAD deadlines for the program’s September 2014 intake have been released! The three deadlines are as follows: Round 1 Deadline: October 2, 2013 Interview Decision Notification: November 8, 2013 Final Decision Notification: December 20, 2013 Round 2 Deadline: November 27, 2014 Interview Decision Notification: January 10, 2014 Final Decision Notification: February 21, 2014... Read more »

May 14, 2013

Tell Us Tuesdays: Submit an MBA Interview Report from MIT / Sloan, U. Penn / Wharton, Duke / Fuqua, Dartmouth / Tuck, or Columbia and Win a $10 Amazon Gift Card!

As the 2012-2013 application season comes to a close, there is no better time to take stock of your MBA admissions experience.  For those of you who had been waiting to hear back from your target schools, now is the ideal time to contribute to the Clear Admit Interview Archive! Over... Read more »

May 14, 2013

NYU Stern School of Business Dean Bowls, Publishes

In the midst of leading one of the top MBA programs in the world, Dean Peter Blair Henry of New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business somehow also finds time both to publish and to unwind with students. A recent tweet from the school (#Stern2013) leads to photos of... Read more »

May 14, 2013

Yale SOM MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 3 / Video interview

Last week, I did the video interview. Here are the questions as I remember them: What would your colleagues and friends say are your strengths and weaknesses? Please describe a creative solution that you have come up with for a problem. With businesses becoming more global, does the importance of local... Read more »

May 14, 2013

Clear Admit Releases 2013-2014 Guide to GMAT Prep Companies

If you are considering applying to MBA programs this fall, then Clear Admit's free Guide to GMAT Preparation Companies is a must read!  Today, we released an updated edition of the guide for the coming 2013-2014 admissions season. Inside the guide, you’ll find objective and in-depth profiles of the major... Read more »

May 13, 2013

Top Business Schools Report Healthy Application Volume Increases

When GMAT test-taking volume jumped by 11 percent for the year ending last June, those watching the MBA admissions space had reason to suspect that application volume at top schools might follow suit. Recent articles from Bloomberg BusinessWeek and Poets & Quants reveal exactly that, with Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate... Read more »

May 13, 2013

Admissions Tip: Approaching the Career Goals Essay

With essay topics for the coming year already being released by some schools, there are applicants who are eager to get started on their written applications.  Though essay questions tend to vary year to year, the two things that nearly every prospective student can count on being asked are “What are your... Read more »

May 10, 2013

University of Chicago Booth School of Business Shares Waitlist Admissions Updates

Round three interviews wrapped up last week at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, which means the Admissions Committee is now busy making final decisions about recent interviewees, as well as about candidates who remain on the waitlist from earlier rounds. May 23rd is decision day. “For all... Read more »

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