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Weekly Refresh: Latest MBA Essay Questions, Analyzed – Plus Deadlines & Rec Forms

Welcome to Weekly Refresh, a roundup of admissions advice and updates on the Clear Admit site. In this edition, we’re catching up with essay tips, deadlines, and recommendation questions from the week of August 3-7, 2020. Essay Tips Drafting your application essays? See the latest of our experts’ advice in... Read more »

HBS Announces Virtual Admissions Interviews for 2020-2021 Season

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Harvard Business School announced that all admissions interviews for the 2020-2021 application season will take place virtually. In a message on the Direct from the Director’s blog, Managing Director of MBA Admissions Chad Losee shared the following: “I have said it before—the interview is... Read more »

2020-2021 Round 1 MBA Deadlines

Early Action / Round 1 MBA Application Deadlines To help you stay organized, we’ve compiled all of the earliest deadlines, including Early Action and Round 1, of the top business schools in one place. For schools that have announced their essay topic(s), you’ll find links to our corresponding Essay Topic... Read more »

Business Schools Begin to Announce Fall 2020 Plans

With ongoing uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, evolving government mandates, and public health concerns, many business schools are heading into the fall semester with contingency plans for the fluid situation they expect to face. Some MBA programs remain mum about what the fall semester might look like, but others have... Read more »

Admissions Director Q&A: Chad Losee of Harvard Business School

When it comes to community, Harvard Business School’s Chad Losee, current Managing Director of MBA Admissions and HBS MBA ’13, can attest: Business school classmates transcend campus relations and become lifelong friends. As we all continue to adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic, Losee cites the support of his HBS sectionmates... Read more »

HBS Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Off-Campus

I initially scheduled a Skype interview, but finally decided to fly to Dubai for an in-person interview, which is better for me as I was not sure about how convincing I seem on a webcam.  I arrived 20 minutes prior the interview as requested and the lady called me 1... Read more »

HBS Reduces Class Size for Fall 2020

Harvard Business School is expecting 720 MBA students to enroll this fall, which is roughly 20 percent smaller than its typical class size of around 930. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, students accepted for the Class of 2022 had until June 1st to submit a request to... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Decisions & Deadlines, June 1-5, 2020

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Final Rounds are Underway, Decisions Roll Out!  Rounds 1 and 2 are now behind us. Round 3 is near completion. The decision dates listed are up... Read more »

Harvard Announces MBA Admissions Deadlines for 2020-2021

Harvard Business School has announced their two rounds of admissions deadlines for those hoping to join the MBA Class of 2023: Round 1: September 8th, 2020 Round 2: January 5th, 2021 All application materials are due by noon ET the day of the deadline. For the 2020-2021 admissions cycle, the... Read more »

MBA Students Host Virtual Game Show to Raise Funds for Doctors Without Borders

Let’s get ready to… fundraaaaaaaise!  The MBA Battle Royale, a virtual game show featuring students from leading business schools, will raise funds for Doctors Without Borders this Saturday, May 16th at 8 p.m. EST.  Tickets are on sale now for $12, $25, $50 or however much more you’d like to... Read more »

Celebrate our 100th Podcast Episode!

Tens of thousands of MBA hopefuls have tuned into Clear Admit’s various podcast episodes since our debut with the format in March of 2018. We proudly released our 100th podcast episode this week—another advice-packed edition of the series, Wire Taps.  Having reached this milestone, we’re taking a look at our... Read more »

Admitted HBS MBA Students Can Now Defer Due to COVID-19

The crisp campus air, the collegiate atmosphere, a new city and surroundings, study groups, house parties, club meetings, new networks—the list of exciting and educational business school experiences goes on and on.  Sadly, the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to hamper plans for on-campus matriculation in the fall of 2020 due to... Read more »

Fridays from the Frontline: HBS Students Launching Non-Profit in Response to COVID-19

A batch of Harvard Business School students have teamed up to help the vulnerable members of their community during the COVID-19 crisis.  Together, they are launching LivelyHood, a “safe and simple platform that connects healthy, young volunteers with elderly and immunocompromised individuals who need help running errands.” In this edition... Read more »

Episode 97: Wire Taps—Special Guests Discuss Choosing Harvard, Stanford or Wharton

We have an exciting podcast episode of Wire Taps for you this week, featuring a pair of special guests who have been sharing their interesting admissions journeys this season on MBA ApplyWire and MBA DecisionWire. Tune in for their discussion with Clear Admit’s admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown,... Read more »

Episode 94: Wire Taps—Harvard, Stanford GSB or Wharton?

We have a new episode of Wire Taps ready to be heard, so tune in for the latest from Clear Admit’s admissions experts.  As usual, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown discuss MBA admissions strategies for applicants and candidates who have shared their stories on MBA ApplyWire and MBA DecisionWire.  In... Read more »

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