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Last Updated Jan 18, 2017 by

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MBA Admissions Mashup: Welcome Weekend & Recommendations

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. Now that most of the Round 2 deadlines for the schools that we cover have passed, the blogosphere is admittedly a bit quiet. However, we were able to find some timely... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 11, 2017 by

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Fuqua Professor Campbell Harvey on the “January Barometer” Myth

More than 40 years since its incarnation, the so-called “January Barometer”—a theory that the direction stocks take in January predicts how their entire year will play out—is still going strong in some camps. But it’s not without its vocal detractors. In a recent Wall Street Journal article entitled “Sorry, the ‘January Barometer’... Read more »

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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Free Webinar on Preparing Your Cornell Application

This webinar has ended.  Join Clear Admit & Cornell Johnson’s Executive Director of Admissions & Financial Aid Judi Byers for a FREE MBA admissions webinar. Wednesday, January 4, 2017  |  11:00AM EST In this online information session, you’ll be provided with an overview of how to put together a strong application... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 28, 2016 by

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MBA Admissions Mashup: Winter Break & Happy New Year!

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. It’s been rather quiet in the b-school blogosphere, which is completely understandable since many admissions offices have closed up shop for the holidays / winter break. So, with that in mind,... 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 14, 2016 by

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MBA Admissions Mashup: Round 1 Decisions

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. It’s decision week at several of the top business schools that we cover, including Harvard Business School and Northwestern / Kellogg which released decisions today. We also have an employment report... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 7, 2016 by

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MBA Admissions Mashup: Admissions Tips, Exchanges, and Women in Business

Welcome back! Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. And, today we’re sharing insights from women-focused conferences and networking dinners, advice from Booth and HBS for Round 2 applicants, and a look at educational opportunities abroad. First for... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 6, 2016 by

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GMAT Tip: Wait, the GRE, too?

In our last two posts (Part 1 and Part 2) we’ve covered overlaps between the GMAT and GRE for those students who find themselves in the situation of requiring both exams for dual degree programs. In this post, we’ll address how to dominate all things essays. First and foremost –... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 16, 2016 by

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MBA Admissions Mashup: Veterans Day 2016

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. Since last week was Veterans Day, we’ve pulled together military-related posts from the past week. At Dartmouth / Tuck, veterans participated in an eight-person panel, fielding questions from the audience. Questions... Read more »

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