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Last Updated Jan 9, 2017 by

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Admissions Tip: Background Checks

With a slew of schools releasing their R1 notifications just before the holidays, we know that many of our readers will be asking about the background checks conducted by leading programs. Here are some quick facts to help explain the process: 1. What are background checks? Background checks involve the... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 4, 2017 by

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MBA Admissions Mashup: Last-Minute Round 2 Pointers & Timing Your Application

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. Now that everyone is well rested and ready to greet 2017 with energy and determination, we’re taking a look at some last-minute Round 2 pointers as well as advice on the... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 2, 2017 by

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The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions – 01.03.16

Welcome back to the Week Ahead and Happy New Year! In this weekly series, we provide a brief rundown of what we know is happening in the week ahead, as far as admissions related MBA deadlines and decisions are concerned at the top business schools. This is a very busy time for those... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 26, 2016 by

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MBA Admissions Round 2 Deadlines: The Moment of Truth

Over the last couple of weeks we published a series of MBA admissions tips for Round 2 application deadlines. Today, as a little holiday offering for our readers, we’ve conveniently gathered those tips into one tidy post, to help keep you organized. This next week, between Christmas and New Year,... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 19, 2016 by

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Admissions Tip: Unusual Data Form Questions

For this admissions tip, we continue our theme of focusing on Round 2 applicants, and the increasing importance of the application data forms. Last week we examined the eight standard question types that most MBA programs’ data forms tackle, and how applicants should approach those questions. This week we will... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 19, 2016 by

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The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions – 12.19.16

Welcome to The Week Ahead. In this weekly series, we provide a brief rundown of what we know is happening in the week ahead, as far as admissions related MBA deadlines and decisions are concerned at the top business schools. This week will be relatively quiet, as we head into the holidays... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 16, 2016 by

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Plan Ahead: MBA Recommendation Questions Gathered in One Place

We know it’s a bit unnerving to solicit recommendations without knowing what your recommenders are being asked. Luckily, we’ve done all the legwork for you and have gathered all of this admissions cycle’s MBA recommendation questions from the top business schools in one easy-to-manage spot. Good luck with Round 2!... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 16, 2016 by

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Admissions Tip: Planning for Round 2

Now that the bulk of Round 1 decisions are in, we wanted to take the time and look ahead to Round 2. The advice here is relevant for both Round 1 candidates who are considering additional applications in Round 2 as well as for those looking ahead to a later round. As most applicants... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 12, 2016 by

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Admissions Tip: Data Forms

As we approach mid-December and many of our readers begin to work in earnest on their R2 applications for the January deadlines, we would like to turn our attention to an oft overlooked element of the MBA application process: the application data forms. These forms – typically referred to as... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 21, 2016 by

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FREE Webinar: How to Determine and Develop a Winning Set of Career Goals

What are your short-term & long-term career goals? Before you answer this question in your business school application essays and even during your admissions interview, you should think long and hard about your post-MBA career goals. Taking the time to develop sound goals, will not only make you a better... Read more »

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