Harvard Business School essayI was reading the essays of one of our clients who was a re-applicant to Harvard Business School and was reminded of the core ingredients that successful essays to HBS have.

While her work experience did not change fundamentally, what resulted in her admission to HBS, this time, was the way she…

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Harvard Business School Application EssaySo Harvard Business School application essays are out and a few changes are worth noting. The standard accomplishment essay is back with one slight variation.

Last year they asked you “What are your three most substantial accomplishments, and why do you view them as such?” This year HBS asks you to…

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A friend and I were talking about the importance of networking and how it often can yield great results…think that new job, a potential deal, even a new dynamic friendship.

I was reminded of the fact that this friend was able to start his hedge fund based on having gone to a dinner and meeting with a business woman who would later…

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The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is undergoing its biggest overhaul in years and applicants need to consider the implications that the change will have on their preparation.

Slated to launch June 2012, the GMAT will remove the second essay and a new section titled “Integrated Reasoning” will be added.

This section will require test takers to analyze and draw conclusions based on…

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With more business schools accepting the GRE, should applicants jump on this bandwagon and register for the GRE instead of the GMAT?

No. I continue to recommend taking the GMAT over the GRE, especially if you are from the more traditional backgrounds, such as private equity, banking, or consulting.

My first reason for taking this stand is that there is a lack of…

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Today, top business programs are seeing the highest GMAT scores ever.

Because of this, competition is greater for today’s applicants and applicants must make the GMAT a priority if they intend to give themselves a real shot at admission to a selective business school.

Assess Your Preparation Needs

As a first step you should determine your base score by taking a practice…

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The Harvard Business School admission questions for the class of 2014 are now out. Here are the questions:

HBS Essay (MBA applicants only):

All application questions below are required.

– Tell us about three of your accomplishments. (600 words)

– Tell us three setbacks you have faced. (600 words)

– Why do you want an MBA? (400 words)

– Answer a question you wish we’d asked. (400 words)


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