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Last Updated Jun 11, 2018 by

Admissions Tip: Considering the Campus

Continuing our series of admissions tips geared towards those individuals who are just beginning to think about their MBA applications, we wanted to offer some advice on factors to consider with respect to a school’s facilities and location. Whether speaking with current students or touring the campus for yourself, it’s... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 30, 2018 by

Should Scholarship Money Impact Your Choice of Business School?

A brief look at MBA DecisionWire appears to indicate that more and more leading MBA programs are offering scholarship money, either need-based or merit-based, to encourage admitted candidates to enroll. This may be the result of competing for a smaller pool of top applicants amidst declining application volume (particularly in the... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 17, 2018 by

Quiz: Which Business School Are You?

Have you spent hours poring over b-school websites, Clear Admit guides, MBA LiveWire, and MBA DecisionWire? Have you asked alumni from different schools for advice and talked with admissions officers? Are you just beginning to consider whether business school might be right for you, and which school to choose? Do your... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 9, 2018 by

Admissions Tip: 5 Tips for Welcome Weekend Attendance

It’s April, which means that the majority of leading programs will be hosting business school welcome weekends for those candidates that they have admitted during their first two admissions rounds. These “sell” weekends are very important for the schools as part of their push to encourage those that they have admitted... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 26, 2018 by

Admissions Tip: Choosing Between Business Schools

With R2 decisions coming fast and furious the deposit deadlines are not far behind. Many successful applicants are facing the enviable – but often agonizing — decision of choosing between programs. Though we know that those of you in this position will already be juggling an overwhelming amount of information... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 20, 2018 by

Anticipating Round 2 Decisions via Clear Admit’s LiveWire and MBA Chats

Throughout the rest of March, leading business schools will be rolling out their decisions to Round 2 MBA applicants. While many are eager for the gift of admission via phone, email or portal, waiting for a decision can push anxiety levels to full tilt for the Class of 2020 hopefuls.... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 20, 2018 by

MBA DecisionWire Spotlight: Applying to Business School for the Non Profit Sector

In this week’s MBA DecisionWire Spotlight, which recounts MBA candidates’ choices as shared in Clear Admit’s DecisionWire, we’re setting the spotlight on a candidate choosing a business school for the non profit sector. We take a closer look at a post from a candidate considering Cornell / Johnson, Georgetown /... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 9, 2018 by

Four Things to Consider When Visiting Full-Time MBA Programs

Fridays from the Frontline The process of picking a business school is both an art and a science. Broadly speaking, prospective students must decide which industry they ultimately want to infiltrate and then figure out which MBA program will give them the necessary tools to get where they need to... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 20, 2017 by

Add Your Story to MBA DecisionWire

Over the last two weeks, many of the leading MBA programs have released their Round 1 decisions. For a number of you, this means you now know which b-school campus you will be heading to in 2018. Before you start packing for your new adventure, head on over to MBA... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 19, 2017 by

MBA DecisionWire Spotlight: Undecided about Cambridge / Judge, Stanford GSB and Wharton

After receiving multiple Round 1 notifications (and reporting them on LiveWire), MBA candidates are now turning to DecisionWire, to post—and often seek advice on—where they are attending. This week, we’re shining the MBA DecisionWire spotlight on a candidate with acceptances to Cambridge / Judge, Stanford GSB, and UPenn / Wharton.... Read more »