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Last Updated Jun 21, 2017 by

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Chicago Booth MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

Following up on the release of the University of Chicago Booth MBA essay topics for 2017-2018, we wanted to offer some guidance to applicants as they prepare to tackle this potentially challenging prompt. The adcom presents candidates with images that capture life at Booth; applicants are asked to choose one... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 20, 2017 by

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NYU / Stern MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

Following up on the release of the 2017-2018 NYU / Stern Essay Topics, we wanted to share some advice for applicants targeting the NYU MBA Class of 2020. NYU Stern Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018 Let’s take a closer look at each prompt. Essay 1: Professional Aspirations What are your short and... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 20, 2017 by

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New GMAT Feature Offers Test-Taking Personalization

For hopeful business school students taking the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), a significant change will be going into effect on July 11, 2017. Previously, those taking the GMAT tackled exam sections in a set order: Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, and finally the Verbal section. The amendment made by the Graduate... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 20, 2017 by

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Berkeley / Haas MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

Now that the Haas MBA essay topics have been announced for the 2017-2018 season, we wanted to offer our thoughts on how to approach each of these prompts for business school applicants targeting the UC Berkeley MBA Class of 2020. The Haas admissions website notes that the adcom seeks “candidates from... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 19, 2017 by

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MIT Sloan Essay Prompt 2017-2018

The MIT Sloan School of Management has just posted its 2017-2018 essay prompt. An encore of last year’s change, the MIT Sloan application is foregoing the traditional essay requirement in favor of a cover letter and résumé. New this year, however, is the addition of a brief video statement.   2017-2018 MIT Sloan... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 19, 2017 by

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Chicago Booth Deadlines 2017-2018

The University of Chicago Booth deadlines for the 2017-2018 application cycle have been posted. Deadlines for the Class of 2020 are as follows: Round 1 Application deadline: September 21, 2017 Decision released: December 7, 2017 Round 2 Application deadline: January 3, 2018 Decision released: March 15, 2018 Round 3 Application deadline: April 3,... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 19, 2017 by

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Admissions Tip: Crafting the MBA Essay

With several of the leading schools having already released their MBA essay questions for this admissions season, we’re sure that quite a number of early birds are eager to get a jump on the process in order to complete as many applications as possible by Round 1. As applicants find themselves... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 15, 2017 by

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Stanford GSB MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

Since the Stanford Graduate School of Business just released its essay questions for the 2017-2018 admissions season, we are following up with some advice for GSB applicants on how to approach Stanford’s essays. Stanford has asked applicants to respond to the same two questions it has asked the past few years,... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 15, 2017 by

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Emory / Goizueta MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

Following up on the release of the Emory University’s Goizueta MBA essay topics for 2017-2018, we wanted to offer some guidance to applicants on how to approach these prompts. As with last year, this year’s essay section comprises four required responses, with a continued focus on career goals, leadership experiences,... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017 by

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Michigan / Ross MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

Following up on the announcement of the Michigan / Ross MBA essay topics for the 2017-2018 admissions season, we wanted to offer some thoughts about how prospective members of the Class of 2020 might approach this application. In her admissions director blog, Soojin Kwon announced a new format to the Ross application’s essay... Read more »

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