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Last Updated Mar 12, 2018 by

Three Reasons to Apply to MBA Programs in Round 3

As we move through March, the Round 3 deadlines of leading MBA Programs are drawing near. Conventional wisdom in the MBA admissions world suggests it’s best to avoid the final rounds when applying to top business schools, but sometimes circumstances dictate otherwise. One thing to keep in mind is that all indications suggest... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 8, 2018 by

How MBA Rankings Can Provide Value To MBA Candidates

U.S. News will release their MBA Rankings for 2019 on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. For those of you currently navigating the admissions process, we thought it would be timely to look at rankings and the value they provide for MBA candidates.  So how can b-school applicants use rankings to discover the... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 5, 2018 by

Applying in Round 3? Get a Profile Review and Check Out the Stats of Fellow MBA Candidates

With just about a month to go to Round 3 deadlines for the leading MBA programs, applicants for this round should be finalizing school selections and drafting essays. We know that acceptance rates during this round can make things tougher for applicants than in earlier rounds, so we’re using this... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 15, 2018 by

5 Things You Need to Know Before Attending an MBA Fair

MBA Fairs are an opportunity for candidates to learn about a variety of MBA offerings. Some Fairs might include as many as a hundred programs, in a trade fair type setting. We wanted to use this week’s admissions tip to offer five pointers in terms of the best way to... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 10, 2018 by

GMAT Tip: Set Yourself Up For Success

In case you haven’t figured it out, the first full week of the new year can be a minefield. If you’re like most folks, you’ve taken some time off over the last few weeks, eaten too much, not exercised much, and committed to “starting fresh” once Ryan Seacrest rang in... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 8, 2018 by

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, 2018 by

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. Earlier this week we examined the eight standard question types that most MBA programs’ data forms tackle, and how applicants should approach those questions. In this admissions tip we... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 2, 2018 by

Admissions Tip: Data Forms

As we approach January 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 ‘data forms’... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 26, 2017 by

Admissions Tip: 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’s,... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 18, 2017 by

Admissions Tip: 5 Things You Need to Know Before Attending an MBA Fair

MBA Fairs are an opportunity for candidates to learn about a variety of MBA offerings. Some Fairs might include as many as a hundred programs, in a trade fair type setting. We wanted to use this week’s admissions tip to offer five pointers in terms of the best way to... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 11, 2017 by

Admissions Tip: Round 2 Deadlines

Anyone who’s familiar with the MBA application process knows that December moves forward at an accelerated pace, mixing work, with holidays and application preparation. Come the New Year, Round 2 application deadlines come swiftly. To help this year’s Round Two applicants avoid the classic time crunch, today’s blog post offers... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 4, 2017 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions – 12.04.17

Welcome to the series, 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 marks the beginning of a stretch of weeks... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 27, 2017 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions – 11.27.17

Welcome to the series, 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 are moving into the closing stages of the... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 20, 2017 by

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

As Round 1 candidates are immersed in the interview process, candidates that are targeting programs in Round 2 should be well underway with their research and drafting of applications. We are now switching our admissions tips to focus on Round 2, starting with a look at how best to present... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 20, 2017 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions – 11.20.17

Welcome to the series, 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 are moving into the thick of the Round... Read more »

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