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Jul 18, 2017

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Real Humans of MBA Admissions: Haas Dean Rich Lyons

Though we usually feature admissions officers in this space, we recently had a chance to sit down with Dean Richard Lyons of UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and couldn’t resist learning a little bit more about who he is as a person and how that influences the school he... Read more »

Jul 18, 2017

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MBA ApplyWire Spotlight: Applying to Business School for Brand Management

This week’s MBA ApplyWire Spotlight takes a look at a particularly unique applicant, with a background heavy in nonprofit experience. This candidate has set their sights on six potential business schools: Cornell / Johnson, Dartmouth / Tuck, Duke / Fuqua, Georgetown / McDonough, NYU Stern and UCLA Anderson. Read on for more details about the candidate’s background.... Read more »

Jul 17, 2017

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Yale SOM Recommendation Questions 2017-2018

The Yale University online MBA application for the 2017-2018 admissions season is live, meaning that the Yale SOM MBA recommendation questions are available to applicants and their recommenders. Recommenders are asked to rate the applicant on a series of skills and professional abilities, and to provide a written recommendation addressing four required questions.... Read more »

Jul 17, 2017

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Yale Faculty Discuss the Global Network for Advanced Management

What happens when leading business schools join forces to increase their resources for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and stakeholders? This is what the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM) set out to discover in 2012. GNAM is a collection of 29 leading business schools from around the world working together to connect... Read more »

Jul 17, 2017

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Admissions Tip: School Hosted Blogs

As the summer progresses and applicants begin researching their target schools in more depth, we would like to highlight a valuable research tool: school-hosted blogs. The last few years have seen a significant increase in the number of MBA student blogs hosted by schools’ admissions offices, as well as in... Read more »

Jul 16, 2017

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INSEAD Recommendation Questions 2017-2018

Since INSEAD’s MBA application for their January 2018 intake went live, the questions for recommenders have been made available. INSEAD asks recommenders to provide their responses via an online portal.   2017-2018 INSEAD Recommendation Questions Relationship to Candidate After some personal identifying information, the form proceeds to inquire about the recommender’s... Read more »

Jul 14, 2017

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Fridays from the Frontline: A Wharton MBA Techie Shares Six Strategies for Recruiting

Recent Wharton/Lauder graduate Victoria Cheng left Philadelphia for Hangzhou, China, where she’ll complete a one-year rotational program at e-commerce giant Alibaba. She came to the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School MBA program and Lauder Institute East Asia program with the goal of working in China upon graduation. But that doesn’t... Read more »

Jul 14, 2017

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Kellogg Admissions Director Dishes on Essay Questions, Application Volume, More

Mugs and glasses clinked all around and the smell of bacon and freshly brewed coffee was enough to awaken even the sleepiest of senses as Melissa Rapp, director of admissions for the full-time MBA and MSMS programs at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, and I sat down to breakfast last... Read more »

Jul 14, 2017

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HBS Recommendation Questions 2017-2018

The 2017-2018 HBS MBA recommendation questions are up on the Harvard Business School admissions website. The HBS recommendation questions comprise of identifying information about the recommender, a brief explanation of the recommender’s relationship with the applicant, and a question about how many HBS MBA applicants the recommender is supporting this year, followed... Read more »

Jul 14, 2017

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INSEAD Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Skype

The following INSEAD interview questions & report were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant. Good luck to them! Despite my technology being an initial issues (can’t stress enough how important testing and securing your connection is), the interview was very conversational. I’m based out of the US, and my... Read more »

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    Enrolled: Michigan / Ross
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