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Last Updated Jun 19, 2017 by

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

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

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

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 »

Last Updated Jun 12, 2017 by

Clear Admit 2017-2018 School Snapshots Released!

Clear Admit is excited to announce the release of our 2017-2018 School Snapshots: FREE overviews of 47 of the world’s top MBA programs. These guides are designed to be your first step in learning about the schools and their student bodies as you decide where to apply for your MBA studies.... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 12, 2017 by

NYU Stern Essay Questions 2017-2018

Following up on the release of the 2017-2018 deadlines, the NYU MBA admissions committee has announce the 2017-2018 Stern essay questions for applicants targeting the NYU MBA Class of 2020.   2017-2018 NYU Stern Essay Questions The essays for entrance to Stern in the Fall of 2018 are as follows: Essay... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 12, 2017 by

Admissions Tip: Selecting & Preparing Recommenders

As we continue our focus on those of you who are applying for next year’s admissions cycle, we wanted to offer some basic tips on a critical variable in the MBA admissions equation: recommender selection. When choosing your recommenders, remember that it can be seen as a test of judgment... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 7, 2017 by

Stanford GSB MBA Essay Questions – 2017-2018

Following up on the announcement of its 2017-2018 deadlines, the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) has revealed its essay questions for the coming admissions season. Applicants are required to respond to two essay questions and given 1,150-1,200 words in which to do so.   2017-2018 Stanford GSB Essay Questions Essay A: What matters... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 7, 2017 by

Emory Goizueta MBA Essay Questions 2017-2018

The Emory University admissions committee has posted the Goizueta MBA essay questions for the school’s full-time, two-year MBA Program. Applicants are asked to respond to four brief required prompts. The adcom also offers an optional essay. The prompts for this year’s application remain unchanged from the prior year. However, re-applicants are asked to... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 6, 2017 by

UCLA Anderson MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

With the release of the 2017-2018 UCLA Anderson MBA essays, we wanted to offer some guidance for applicants targeting the University of California, Los Angeles for their business school studies. Anderson MBA essay section is identical to last season’s: first-time applicants are required to respond to one 750-word response and... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 5, 2017 by

Defining Your Post-MBA Career Goals

Though essay prompts tend to vary year to year, the two things that nearly every prospective student can count on being asked are “What are your short-term and long-term post-MBA goals?” and “How will Business School X help you achieve these goals?” And, even though many schools have now opted to... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 4, 2017 by

Berkeley / Haas MBA Essay Questions 2017-2018

The UC Berkeley MBA admissions committee has announced the Haas essay topics for applicants targeting the Class of 2020. Haas MBA applicants will respond to three brief required essays of no more than 250 words (each). The Haas admissions website notes that the adcom seeks “candidates from a broad range of industries,... Read more »

Last Updated May 29, 2017 by

Digging Deep with Your Target B-Schools: Anecdotes & Advocates

Today we continue our focus for our admissions tips for those of you who are just embarking on the admissions cycle for the 2017-18 season. In this post, we turn our attention to engaging the community of one’s target b-schools. Communicating with business school insiders can be beneficial for a number... Read more »

Last Updated May 26, 2017 by

Admissions Director Soojin Kwon Shares the Skinny on Ross’s New Application Essays

Soojin Kwon, who leads MBA admissions at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, began her most recent Director’s Blog by suggesting that things are quiet on campus right now—only to reveal big news about planned changes to its approach to essay questions this year. Soojin Kwon, Ross director of admissions... Read more »

Last Updated May 26, 2017 by

Michigan / Ross MBA Essay Questions 2017-2018

The Michigan / Ross MBA essay questions have been announced for the 2017-2018 application season. 2017-2018 Michigan Ross MBA Essay Questions In her admissions director blog, Soojin Kwon announced a new format to the Ross application’s essay portion: “There is now a short answer section and a more traditional essay question.” The... Read more »

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