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Kellogg MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Adcom / On Campus

I interviewed with a member of the admissions committee on September 8th, 2011 and was told that I was one of the earliest applicant initiated-interviewees. I was allotted 30 minutes and spent about that much time. I had the chance to conduct a mock interview with a friend of mine... Read more »

Clear Admit Provides Essay Analysis for Beat the GMAT’s “Write Like an Expert” Series

Clear Admit and Beat The GMAT (BTG) are working together to provide prospective applicants with detailed analysis of the essay questions from nine of the top business school programs as part of BTG’s 2011 “Write Like an Expert” series. The free series of online events debuts next Tuesday and Wednesday... Read more »

Harvard Business School Snags Top Spot on Forbes Best Business Schools Ranking

Harvard Business School (HBS) came out on top this year for the first time since 2003 in the Forbes Best U.S. Business Schools ranking, released this week. Stanford, the former No. 1, dropped to second. The Forbes ranking, which focuses on the return on investment graduates achieve from attending business... Read more »

Community Education Bond Enlists Business School Alumni to Invest in Loans for Current Students

Since the credit crisis, international students have faced harder times obtaining student loans for graduate management education. In response, three INSEAD alumni have established an innovative community education bond that calls on business school alumni to invest in their successors, the Financial Times reports. Founded by INSEAD alumni Cameron Stevens,... Read more »

Kellogg School of Management to Expand to Three Continents

Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management plans to establish hubs on two more continents as part of a global expansion, according to a report yesterday in the Financial Times. In addition to its home campus in Evanston, outside of Chicago, Kellogg will establish at least two more centers, including one... Read more »

INSEAD to Offer U.S. MBA Program, PoetsandQuants Reports

INSEAD, a leading business school with campuses in Fontainebleau, France, and Singapore, has plans to offer an MBA program in the United States, according to a recent report in PoetsandQuants. The details of the program are not yet clear. “But we will offer some degree, either the MBA or the... Read more »

Clear Admit Releases 2011-2012 School Guides to Chicago Booth, Columbia, Harvard, Kellogg, Ross, Stanford and Wharton!

Applauded by admissions officers and applicants alike, the Clear Admit School Guides are informative and detailed profiles of leading business schools that combine the views of faculty, students, alumni and the popular press. The Chicago Booth, Columbia, Harvard, Kellogg, Ross, Stanford and Wharton guides, along with the rest of the... Read more »

Northwestern / Kellogg Essay Topic Analysis 2011-2012

Following up on the announcement of Kellogg’s 2011-2012 essay topics last week, we’d like to take some time to consider each of the school’s essays and offer some guidance to this season’s applicants.  Four of Kellogg’s six essay topics remain identical to those of last year’s application, reflecting a continued... Read more »

Analysis of Northwestern / Kellogg Essay 4, Option C: The riskiest personal or professional decision I ever made was…

The riskiest personal or professional decision I ever made was… (400 word limit) Similar to last year’s prompt about the “best mistake” the candidate had ever made, this essay asks applicants to discuss a time they took a major gamble. Unlike the mistake prompt, this year’s formulation also allows one... Read more »

Analysis of Northwestern / Kellogg Essay 4, Option A: Describe a time you had to inspire a reluctant individual or group.

Describe a time you had to inspire a reluctant individual or group. (400 word limit) This prompt is a slightly gentler version of an option that appeared here last year; whereas applicants were previously asked about “resistance,” this season’s inquiry centers on “reluctance.” This change opens this essay up to... Read more »

Analysis of Northwestern / Kellogg Essay 4, Option B: People may be surprised to learn that I…

People may be surprised to learn that I… (400 word limit) This essay prompt enables candidates to discuss some element of their backgrounds that will show a new and interesting side of themselves that doesn’t come across in the rest of their application materials, and which might make them more... Read more »

Analysis of Northwestern / Kellogg Essay 3: Assume you are evaluating your application from the perspective of a student member of the Kellogg Admissions Committee. Why would you and your peers select you for admission, and what impact would you make as a member of the Kellogg community?

Assume you are evaluating your application from the perspective of a student member of the Kellogg Admissions Committee. Why would you and your peers select you for admission, and what impact would you make as a member of the Kellogg community? (600 word limit) This is one of the trickier... Read more »

Analysis of Northwestern / Kellogg Essay 2: Describe your key leadership experiences and evaluate what leadership areas you hope to develop through your MBA experiences.

Describe your key leadership experiences and evaluate what leadership areas you hope to develop through your MBA experiences. (600 word limit) This essay is a great opportunity to showcase the various leadership roles you have taken on in college and afterward. Given the number of subjects that need to be... Read more »

Indian School of Business Kicks Off “Coffee with Alumni” Sessions

Alumni from the Indian School of Business (ISB) will host informal sessions for prospective applicants in more than 20 cities around the world throughout the summer months. Part of the school’s international outreach, these “Coffee with Alumni” sessions are intended to provide prospective students with a chance to interact and... Read more »

Analysis of Northwestern / Kellogg Essay 1: Briefly assess your career progress to date. Elaborate on your future career plans and your motivation for pursuing an MBA.

Briefly assess your career progress to date. Elaborate on your future career plans and your motivation for pursuing an MBA. (600 word limit) This is a fairly standard career goals/why MBA essay. As usual, it’s important to remember that specificity of goals is key, and keep in mind that the... Read more »

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