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Last Updated Aug 21, 2015 by

Clear Admit Keeps Applicants on Top of Approaching MBA Application Deadlines

Admissions teams are on the road meeting with prospective applicants around the globe, applications are now live for all of the leading MBA programs and interviews are even already underway at a handful of schools. The MBA application season is officially in full swing, and Clear Admit is primed to... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 19, 2015 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Julie Barefoot of Emory’s Goizueta Business School

School’s in session at Emory’s Goizueta Business School! Just as students were beginning to stream onto the Atlanta campus for both the full-time and executive MBA programs, Associate Dean of Admissions Julie Barefoot made time to discuss all things Goizueta with Clear Admit. We are so grateful to her. Barefoot... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 18, 2015 by

Indiana / Kelley 2015 – 2016 Essay Topic Analysis

Following this season’s release of the Indiana / Kelley Essay Topics, we wanted to share our essay topic analysis. Let’s take a closer look at each essay: Essay 1 Please discuss your immediate post-MBA professional goals. How will your professional experience, when combined with a Kelley MBA degree, allow you... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 14, 2015 by

Admissions Director Offers Advice on Kellogg’s New Essay Questions

We caught up with Director of Admissions Beth Tidmarsh late last week to discuss the new essay questions posted by the Kellogg School of Mangement on July 8th. Though the wording and order of the questions has changed slightly this year, applicants are asked, like last year, to respond to two required... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 9, 2015 by

Chicago Booth 2015-2016 Essay Topics

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business posted an innovative new essay topic today for prospective applicants seeking to enroll in 2016. “In the spirit of diverse perspectives and challenging the status quo—even our own status quo—we are excited to prompt applicants to think in a different way when responding... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 30, 2015 by

Fuqua Admissions Dean Dishes on Essays and Life

It’s not every admissions director who will make time during her vacation to discuss how prospective business school applicants should approach their essays. And yet Liz Riley Hargrove, associate dean for admissions at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, did just that. Speaking from North Carolina’s Outer Banks this morning,... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 16, 2015 by

Georgetown McDonough’s Shari Hubert Points to Subtle Changes in New Application

Refreshed following a two-day staff retreat, the head of admissions at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business took time this morning to share with Clear Admit her advice to prospective candidates on how to approach the school’s application for the Class of 2018. Though its essay question remains unchanged from... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 11, 2015 by

NYU Stern Head of Admissions Offers Advice on Essays Posted Today

Just after New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business posted its essay questions for the 2015-16 admissions cycle this morning, Assistant Dean of MBA Admissions Isser Gallogly got on the phone with Clear Admit to share some advice on what the school is looking for in prospective applicants’ responses.... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 10, 2015 by

McCombs Director of MBA Admissions Weighs in on Essays, Application Changes

The McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin earlier this week posted its essay questions for the 2015-16 application season. Though the prompts remain largely the same as last year, McCombs Director of MBA Admissions Rodrigo Malta had several interesting tidbits of news to share yesterday in... Read more »

Last Updated May 28, 2015 by

Yale SOM 2015-2016 Essay Topic Analysis

Following up on the release of their Class of 2018 essay question earlier this week, we wanted to offer our Yale SOM Essay Topic Analysis for 2015-2016. As was the case last year, Yale MBA hopefuls are required to respond to one 500-word essay, and in fact, the Yale adcom... Read more »

Last Updated May 28, 2015 by

Yale SOM Essay Topic 2015-2016

Following up on the announcement of their application deadlines last week, Admissions Director Bruce DelMonico has released the Yale SOM Essay Topic for 2015-2016. The prompt is as follows: The Yale School of Management educates individuals who will have deep and lasting impact on the organizations they lead. Describe how... Read more »

Last Updated May 27, 2015 by

Columbia Business School Admissions Director Provides Insight into 2015-16 Essays

Columbia Business School (CBS) kicked off the application cycle for the Class of 2018, sending its application live in late April, before any other leading business school. Though this year’s essay questions aren’t hugely different from last year’s, the school’s admissions director took time to share her perspective on the... Read more »

Last Updated May 22, 2015 by

Michigan / Ross Essay Topic Analysis 2015-2016

Following up on the announcement of Michigan / Ross’s essay topics for the 2015-2016 admissions season, we wanted to offer some thoughts about how prospective members of the Class of 2018 might approach this application. The overall length of the essay component of Michigan’s MBA application is the same as last year’s:... Read more »

Last Updated May 22, 2015 by

Ross Admissions Director Provides Insight into New Essay Questions

The admissions director at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business weighed in on the school’s new application essay questions—announced this week—in an exchange of emails with Clear Admit. Read on to learn what she had to say. On Wednesday, Ross Admissions Director Soojin Kwon posted the school’s new essay questions... Read more »

Last Updated May 22, 2015 by

Harvard Business School Essay Topic Analysis 2015-2016

Harvard Business School’s 2015-2016 MBA application essay was announced last week. This is a new prompt for this admissions season; whereas applicants were previously invited to share something with the admissions committee that didn’t appear elsewhere in their applications, they are now asked to introduce themselves to their sections: the 90 students... Read more »

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