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Last Updated Apr 21, 2017 by

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MBA Applicant Spotlight: Share Your Story

In the past few weeks, we’ve shared the insights and experiences of two successful MBA candidates in our new series, MBA Applicant Spotlight. One faced the grueling marathon of 10 applications, while the other tackled the admissions process creatively for MIT / Sloan and Harvard Business School. Each had a... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 21, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: An HBS Alum’s Answer to Should Entrepreneurs Get an MBA?

Today’s post comes to us from recent Harvard Business School (HBS) alumnus Jon Staff (MBA ’16), who is now CEO and founder of a company that offers rural escapes to stressed-out city dwellers. Called Getaway, his startup designs tiny houses and places them in picturesque rural locations, where they can... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 20, 2017 by

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Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: #Competitions

While the competition during admissions can feel intense, MBA programs run competitions as a means of challenging and educating their students; as we see in this edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, business school students have been busy trying to reach the top—and learn along the way. We... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 18, 2017 by

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MBA DecisionWire Spotlight: Chicago Booth, Northwestern / Kellogg or UPenn / Wharton for Finance

In this week’s MBA DecisionWire Spotlight, which pulls the admissions results of students and alumni as shared in Clear Admit’s DecisionWire, we round up responses to a candidate considering Northwestern / Kellogg with a scholarship, Chicago Booth or The Wharton School for finance. While the F.C. Austin scholarship from Kellogg... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 17, 2017 by

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The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions – 04.17.17

Welcome back to 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 a couple of schools we cover have application deadlines. Schools... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 14, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: MBA Student Finds Support to Be Out at Wharton

For some MBA students, business school presents an entire new community with whom they can choose whether or not to share their sexual orientation. For Rafael de la Rosa, a second-year MBA student at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, the decision to be out to his classmates was one... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 14, 2017 by

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MBA Applicant Spotlight: A Creative Approach Yields Acceptances at HBS and MIT Sloan

Welcome to another edition of MBA Applicant Spotlight, in which we catch up with individuals on their admissions experiences. In contrast to the 10 applications of our last profiled candidate, this week’s applicant, Shelby Colby, shares her story about just two applications—one to Harvard Business School and the other to... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 13, 2017 by

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Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: #Entrepreneurship

This week, MBA programs considered the business of new business; in this edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, we round up posts regarding the work and (hopeful) success of entrepreneurship. Several programs, including INSEAD, Michigan / Ross, and UT Austin / McCombs, plugged their related offerings: Thanks to... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 11, 2017 by

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MBA DecisionWire Spotlight: Duke / Fuqua, Michigan / Ross, Northwestern / Kellogg, UNC Kenan-Flagler, USC / Marshall, Yale SOM for Consulting

In this edition of MBA DecisionWire Spotlight, which highlights the admissions results of students and alumni posted to Clear Admit’s DecisionWire, we round up responses to a candidate leaning towards Northwestern / Kellogg and Yale School of Management for consulting. Overall, his options include Duke / Fuqua, Michigan / Ross,... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 10, 2017 by

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The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions – 04.10.17

Welcome back to 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 a few more schools have their Round 3 deadlines,... Read more »

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