tackling-essay

hbs 2+2 essaysHBS has changed its essay questions for the 2+2 program. This year’s applicants won’t have the flexibility of having some optional essays. This time, all four essay questions are required.

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

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

– Why do you…

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calender

GSB and HBS have announced their MBA application deadlines. You can find their deadlines below.

Regarding which round applicants should target, the answer is “when you think you will have the strongest application”.

Ideally, you should target round one. It…

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now-what

interview (1)In the past, getting invited for an interview was not necessary for admission to business school.

Today, however, more and more top business schools make it a point to interview every candidate to whom they expect to extend an acceptance letter.

So if you’ve received an admissions interview invitation, pat…

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We can dissect the data of who gets admitted into top MBA programs and we will see that the majority have strong academic backgrounds and work experiences.

But what’s often interesting is to look at many of those, the more than 80% of the successful MBA applicants, who are unsuccessful in their bid to land an admission offer at a top business…

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risk

Risk and the MBA Application: Risk. A four letter word that has a major role this year in the MBA application process. The admission climate is such today that candidates who remotely look too risky are likely not to be admitted to a top school.

Everyone’s appetite for risk has been curtailed. Gone are the days when candidates with top scores and…

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I had the privilege to participate on a Financial Times MBA Admission panel called Ask the Experts: MBA 2011,  a few days ago and it was interesting to hear what was top of find for many aspiring business school applicants.

The panel was comprised of Tom Robertson, Dean of Wharton, Fiona Sandford, Director of Career Services at London Business School,…

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The Financial Times has published their 2011 global MBA program rankings and this year London Business School shares the top slot with Wharton.

Harvard Business School, the only other school to nab the top honor in FT rankings history, rounds out the top three.

The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology jumped from tenth to sixth place this year while The…

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