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Chicago Booth Admissions on the Road in August

Admissions officers from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business are circling the globe this month to meet with prospective applicants and share information about the Chicago Booth MBA program. Admissions staff will hold receptions in more than 70 cities around the world to meet with prospective applicants and... Read more »

Analysis of NYU / Stern Essay 2: (a) What is your personal experience with the Stern community? Tell us what actions you have taken to learn about us. (b) Describe what most excites you about Stern from both an academic and extracurricular perspective. (c) How do you anticipate making your mark on the Stern community?

We take great care to shape the Stern community with individuals who possess both intellectual and interpersonal strengths. We seek individuals who are highly intelligent, collaborative and committed to flourishing as Stern leaders. Please answer the following questions: (a) What is your personal experience with the Stern community? Tell us... Read more »

Trivia Tuesday: UNC Kenan-Flagler’s STAR Program

Welcome to this week’s Trivia Tuesday, in which we help applicants differentiate one leading MBA program from the next by highlighting the elements that set each one apart. Today, we’re setting the spotlight on UNC / Kenan-Flagler. In particular, let’s take a look at their special program, STAR, as detailed... Read more »

Harvard Business School Offers Visits to Second-Year Classes in September

With the Round 1 deadline for the Class of 2014 just 60 days away, Harvard Business School (HBS) has opted to open up a small number of second-year classes to visitors in September. The traditional first-year class visit program doesn’t begin until October, after Round 1 applicants will have submitted... Read more »

Analysis of NYU / Stern Essay 1: (a) What choices have you made that led you to your current position? (b) Why pursue an MBA at this point in your life? (c) What is your career goal upon graduation from NYU Stern? What is your long-term career goal?

Think about the decisions you have made in your life. Answer the following: (a) What choices have you made that led you to your current position? (b) Why pursue an MBA at this point in your life? (c) What is your career goal upon graduation from NYU Stern? What is... Read more »

NYU / Stern 2011-2012 Deadlines and Essay Topics

The 2011-2012 NYU / Stern deadlines and essay topics have been released! The three rounds of deadlines are as follows: Round 1 Deadline: November 15, 2011 Notification: February 15, 2012 Round 2 Deadline: January 15, 2012 Notification: April 1, 2012 Round 3 Deadline: March 15, 2012 Notification: June 1, 2012... Read more »

Admissions Tip: Planning for the R1 MBA Deadlines

Anyone who’s familiar with the MBA application process knows that August moves forward at an accelerated pace, and come September, entire weeks seem to disappear.  To help this year’s Round One applicants avoid the classic time crunch, today’s blog post offers some basic advice on how to approach the Round... Read more »

GMAT Tips – Critical Reasoning Strategies

Today’s GMAT tip comes to us from Veritas Prep.  In this article, they provide helpful strategies for answering critical reasoning questions on the GMAT. Read on to see what they have to say! There may not be a more aptly named question type on the GMAT than “Critical Reasoning,” a... Read more »

Harvard Business School Snags Top Spot on Forbes Best Business Schools Ranking

Harvard Business School (HBS) came out on top this year for the first time since 2003 in the Forbes Best U.S. Business Schools ranking, released this week. Stanford, the former No. 1, dropped to second. The Forbes ranking, which focuses on the return on investment graduates achieve from attending business... Read more »

Fridays from the Frontline

Hello there and welcome to Fridays From the Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly look into the b-school blogosphere.  This week our applications posted some application updates while the student bloggers tackled business lifestyle. Rolipolli featured guest blogger Katherine Watson to talk Indian MBA Job market.  The Phoenix reported that his GMAT practice... Read more »

Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business Welcomes New Dean

Earlier this week, David A. Thomas assumed the duties of dean of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Thomas, who will officially retire from the Harvard Business School (HBS) faculty on October 1st, is an expert in organizational behavior and strategic human resource management. His research focuses on issues related... Read more »

Georgetown / McDonough Essay Topic Analysis 2011-2012

Georgetown’s MBA application essay questions  for the 2011-2012 admissions season consist of four required responses totaling a maximum of 3.5 pages of text.  The topics covered in these question focus largely on the applicant’s career goals (and require a high level of specificity and reflection on this subject), and also... Read more »

GMAT Tips – More Fun with Weighted Averages

Today’s GMAT Tip comes from our friends at Knewton.  In this article, they explain how to use the concept of “weighted averages” to help answer quantitative questions more quickly on the GMAT.  Read on to see what they have to say! In last week’s post, I discussed how weighted averages... Read more »

Wharton Vice Dean of MBA Career Management, Admissions and Financial Aid Leaves Post

In a letter last week to current students at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Dean Tom Robertson shared that J.J. Cutler, deputy vice dean of MBA career management, admissions and financial aid, will be leaving the school to take a senior management position at Aramark. “This is a wonderful... Read more »

Stanford GSB’s Knight Management Center Bustles Through the Summer

Think business school campuses shut down for the summer when students are away? Nothing could be further from the truth at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB)’s Knight Management Center, where more than 1,600 people have been taking part in a range of executive programs, summer institutes, conferences and... Read more »

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