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Last Updated Aug 16, 2017 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Rodrigo Malta of the University of Texas’s McCombs School of Business

Rodrigo Malta, a native of Brazil, moved to the United States for high school and college and ultimately graduated from the McCombs School of Business full-time MBA program in 2007. While a student at McCombs, he was highly involved in admissions activities, and after graduation he remained in Austin, accepting... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 14, 2017 by

Savvy MBA Application Strategy: How Many Apps, Which Schools, When to Apply

You’ve decided the MBA is the next stop on your career path. What now? The smartest applicants are those who take the time to create an informed MBA application strategy—a well thought-out game plan that can help you obtain your goals as efficiently and effectively as possible. One of the... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 7, 2017 by

Your Business School Application: Four Things to Do Right Now

Sponsored Content Congratulations on the decision to pursue a professional business degree! Are you wondering where to start? Applying to MBA and specialized master’s programs requires careful planning and preparation. Checking these first tasks off your list can help put you on the path to success. 1. Know your strengths.... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 7, 2017 by

Admissions Tip: Deadlines

Anyone who’s familiar with the MBA application process knows that August moves forward at an accelerated pace, and come September, entire weeks seem to disappear. To help this year’s Round One applicants avoid the classic time crunch, today’s blog post offers some basic advice on how to approach the Round... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 27, 2017 by

Indiana / Kelley MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

Following this season’s release of the Indiana / Kelley MBA essay topics, we wanted to share our essay topic analysis for the 2017-2018 admissions season. Indiana / Kelley Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018 Let’s take a closer look at each essay: Essay 1 Please discuss your immediate post-MBA professional goals. How... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 27, 2017 by

UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

Following up on the release of the Kenan-Flagler MBA essay topics for 2017-2018, we wanted to offer a few pointers to applicants targeting the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for their business school studies next fall. The UNC MBA essay set is mostly unchanged from last admissions season.... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 24, 2017 by

UT Austin / McCombs MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

Following up on our post with the 2017-2018 2017-2018 UT Austin / McCombs MBA essay questions, we wanted to offer our analysis of this season’s UT Austin MBA essays. The broad format of these essays is nearly identical to last year’s, with applicants introducing themselves to their cohort via a 250-word essay... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 24, 2017 by

Georgetown / McDonough Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

Following up on the Georgetown / McDonough essay topics for 2017-2018, we wanted to share our essay topic analysis. The adcom has maintained the video essay, as well as optional and reapplicant essays.  The main required essay, however, has shifted in focus to a defining moment that entailed exceeding expectations.... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 24, 2017 by

UVA / Darden MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

Following up on the announcement of the Darden essay topic for 2017-2018, we wanted to take a closer look at this season’s prompt for UVA MBA Class of 2020 hopefuls. This is the fifth consecutive year that the Darden essay section has comprised a single 500-word essay asking applicants to recount... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 20, 2017 by

Dartmouth / Tuck Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

With the release of the 2017-2018 Dartmouth / Tuck MBA essays, we wanted to offer some guidance for applicants targeting the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth for their business school studies. Tuck has maintained the length of the essay section of its application, once again asking for two essays... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 10, 2017 by

Admissions Tip: Addressing Unemployment or Gaps in Employment

Given the emphasis that schools place on a candidate’s work experience, it is important to be proactive in addressing unemployment or gaps in employment. When applying to business school, many candidates worry about how the adcom might perceive gaps in employment. We would like to take some time to discuss... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 26, 2017 by

Admissions Tip: How to Write a Résumé that Will Get You Into Business School

Your résumé is not only an important component of your MBA application, it’s also a great place to start when crafting your overall positioning strategy.  This document forces one to distill a candidacy into a concise summary, focusing on key aspects and themes.  With that in mind, here are a few... 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 »

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