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Last Updated Jan 17, 2023 by

MBA Admissions Tip: Letters of Support

While business schools require candidates to submit anywhere from one to three recommendations as part of the regular MBA admissions process, we’re devoting this admissions tip to a lesser known relative of the formal recommendation: the letter of support. The letter of support is very different from a typical letter... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 5, 2023 by

Admissions Tip: Essay Polishing

The deadline is looming and you’re making one final pass through your application before hitting submit. This isn’t the time for drastic changes – but there might still be an opportunity for small improvements. Read on for three big picture, “crunch time” tips! Keep It Professional It’s true that many... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 3, 2023 by

MBA Admissions Tip: Five Questions to Ask Yourself Before Submitting an Optional Essay

We realize that the questions of whether or not to answer an optional essay—and, if so, what to say—are ones that loom large for many MBA applicants. In addition to our school-specific Essay Topic Analysis, we wanted to suggest a few questions that applicants might want to consider when making... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 5, 2022 by

5 MBA Interview Questions You Need to Ace (And How to Do So)

Interviews, interviews, interviews…they are the post-essay hurdle to gaining admission. Instead of driving yourself crazy with worry, why not buckle down and perfect your answers to the questions you are most likely to be asked? To help you prepare, we’ve scoured our Interview Guides and Interview Archive to compile our very own list... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 3, 2022 by

Admissions Tip: Letters of Support

While business schools require candidates to submit one or two recommendations as part of the regular admissions process, we’re devoting this admissions tip to a lesser known relative of the formal recommendation: the letter of support. The letter of support is very different from a typical letter of recommendation, in... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 22, 2022 by

Admissions Tip: 3 Ways to Show an MBA Program That You Mean Business in Your Essays

During the MBA application process, you’ll need to learn more about your target programs in the process of rounding out your “why are you pursuing an MBA/why [school name here]” essays. Keeping this important component of the MBA admissions process in mind, we wanted to offer some advice on how... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 1, 2022 by

What Are M7 Business Schools?

In U.S. graduate management education, the M7 business schools are considered to be the seven best in the space. They offer elite MBA programs and are known for their highly selective admissions processes—it’s no wonder the “M” stands for “magnificent.” Which Business Schools Comprise the M7? The schools that make... Read more »

Last Updated May 18, 2022 by

MBA Math, HBS CORe and Other Pre-MBA Courses to Boost Your Profile

While you will never have a time machine to retake undergraduate courses and improve your GPA, there is something you can do to “repair” your transcript for MBA admissions. Transcript repair – aka “supplemental coursework” or “pre-MBA coursework” is the act of pursuing non-degree coursework to demonstrate your academic aptitude... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 8, 2022 by

Four Reasons to Apply to MBA Programs in Round 3

As Round 2 interview invitations and decisions roll out, the Round 3 deadlines of leading MBA programs still glimmer on the horizon, holding chances for redemption, acceptance or even just practice. Conventional wisdom in the MBA admissions world suggests it’s best to avoid the final rounds when applying to top... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 21, 2021 by

Ace Your MBA Interview: Clear Admit’s Interview Guides

The MBA interview—the nail-biting, stomach-churning, sleep-robbing component of the MBA application process that ties some applicants up in knots—is upon us. But there’s no reason to fret: not with Clear Admit’s in-depth Interview Guide Series as part of your arsenal. Providing expert advice and insider tips on what to expect and... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 20, 2021 by

Webinar: A Sneak Peek at Rice Business – Video Recap!

Welcome. We are Rice Business. Rice broke school records in employment outcomes this year. Come find out why our #1 entrepreneurship ranking continues to draw students to campus and reap the benefits of Rice being in the heart of the largest city in Texas, the hottest state for relocating tech... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 19, 2021 by

Webinar: CMU Tepper MBA: Designed for the Intelligent Future – Video Recap!

Interested in an MBA degree that will stand the test of time? Check out our video recap of the recent Clear Admit and Carnegie Mellon Tepper webinar, “CMU Tepper MBA: Designed for the Intelligent Future.” In a future defined by vast quantities of data, will you be able to harness... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 30, 2021 by

Webinar: Pursuing an MBA Without a Business Background – Video Recap

Interested in an MBA degree, but come from a non-traditional background? Watch as Clear Admit and the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School take part in a panel discussion, “Pursuing an MBA Without a Business Background.” Did you know that over half of UNC Kenan-Flagler Full-Time MBA students enter... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 13, 2021 by

U.S. News 2022 College Rankings – What It Means for MBA Applicants

With the announcement of the 2022 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings, MBA applicants may be wondering how their undergraduate records fit into MBA admissions. Within the MBA application itself, candidates supply their GPA, identify their undergraduate institution and provide unofficial transcripts. Clear Admit Co-founder Graham Richmond explains, “It’s really important... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 12, 2021 by

MBA Admissions Tips & Advice from HEC Paris MBA Director & Star Applicant

Sponsored Content  Two women very familiar with what it takes to be successful in MBA admissions, particularly at HEC Paris, offer advice on each stage of the admissions process at the leading program. The HEC Paris MBA Director of Marketing, Sara Vanos, and a star MBA applicant, Kendra Bills, share... Read more »

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