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There’s nothing quite so bittersweet as finally getting a response from your MBA application – only to find out that you’ve landed on the waitlist. But while you might feel like you’re in limbo, there’s actually quite a bit you can still do to strengthen your candidacy.

Many schools review waitlisted applications on a rolling basis as they go through additional admission rounds, so early action should be a key component of your waitlist strategy. Take a deep breath, read the article, and get an action plan in place for improving your chances of getting in.

1. Don’t panic

It can absolutely…

Cornell Business has a new Masters in Management, or MiM, program in the works, Business Because has revealed. Plans are currently underway for Cornell to become the latest United States school with an MiM offering in 2017.

With the launch of the program, Cornell will become part of a larger trend. The MiM, a general management degree popular in Europe, has been on the rise in the United States the last few years.

A few top U.S. schools like Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business have launched MiM…

According to GMAC’s 2016 Application Trends Survey, specialized graduate businesses programs are gaining ground on MBAs in the United States although European MBA programs are still growing in popularity.

The results suggest that in a competitive job market, many business school hopefuls are looking to specialized degrees, highly-ranked MBAs and programs that can be completed quickly to get an edge.

While the number of applications received by top U.S. business schools keeps going up, 54 percent of U.S. B-schools overall saw no increase in applications from 2015 to 2016. This trend was especially pronounced in smaller programs, only 43 percent…

Along with its new MBA class, Yale School of Management has welcomed a smaller group of 63 people to campus. Representing 26 countries, this highly international cohort is Yale SOM’s Master of Advanced Management, or MAM, Class of 2017.

Yale’s MAM is an advanced degree with a global emphasis, designed for MBA graduates from the 25-school Global Network for Advanced Management. Founded in 2012, the Global Network facilitates collaboration between member schools in both research and learning.

For example, the partnership’s Global Network Week gives students a chance to attend week-long courses at other Global Network schools….

A Master in Finance, or MiF, is a common degree for people who want something more specialized than an MBA. MiF programs offer a more focused experience that can create an efficient path to a career in finance.

If you’re considering a Master in Finance or getting ready to apply for one, here are some things to know about the application process.

Applying to Master in Finance Programs

Who Should Apply for a Master in Finance? 

A Master in Finance can be a good option for anyone looking at a career in an area that…

In May, Yale’s Silver Scholars program celebrated its 15th year and its 100th graduate. Silver Scholars is a way for graduating seniors to apply to Yale School of Management’s MBA program straight out of college.

Unlike Harvard 2+2 and Stanford’s deferred enrollment program for college seniors, Silver Scholars brings admitted students to campus to begin their studies immediately.

Instead of deferring enrollment to gain work experience, Silver Scholars take a year off to work on an internship in between their two years of MBA coursework. Therefore, Yale Silver Scholars is a three-year program altogether:

– Year 1: Core curriculum

– Year 2: Internship

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Last month, University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business welcomed a cohort of 252 MBA students to campus with Week Zero, a series of orientation activities. Small by top B-school standards, the class was drawn from a pool of 4,031 applications.

Haas’s Week Zero included one day devoted to each of the school’s Defining Principles: Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, Beyond Yourself, and Students Always.

Haas cites the school’s culture as the number one factor attracting students to Haas over other top business schools, and there’s no doubt that Haas’s MBA program is…

Another year, another chance to set new goals!

If you’re applying to MBA programs, some of your goals for 2016 might include writing a killer application essay and acing the GMAT. But this is only half the story.

To really make 2016 a standout year, try setting some personal goals that take you out of your comfort zone too. Not only will this make life more interesting – it’ll also broaden your perspective as a person, help you become a stronger leader and make you a more attractive MBA applicant.

Here are eight simple things MBA applicants can do to make 2016…

MIT Sloan

MIT has long been known as an institution that nurtures and empowers great thinkers. But without action, it’s difficult for great thinking to change the world.

That’s why, from the MIT motto of mens et manus (mind and hand) to the Action Learning philosophy of Sloan School of Management, an Executive MBA from MIT Sloan is designed to help students turn ideas into action.

MIT Sloan EMBA Profile

The curriculum of MIT Sloan’s EMBA has been strategically designed to give students opportunities to apply their knowledge,…

Duke Fuqua

The “Team Fuqua” spirit is not just a catchphrase when it comes to Duke University’s iconic school of business. Instead, it is a culture and a set of values that defines the school’s offerings, from the full-time MBA program to the Weekend Executive MBA.

Because of that spirit, Fuqua asks a bit more of its Executive MBA participants.

Duke Fuqua MBA Profile

The school requires a one-week residential orientation at the beginning of the program, as well as a two-week residential elective period during the end…

Columbia

For almost 100 years, Columbia Business School has opened doors and provided opportunities for the business world’s next generation of leaders. These students come to Columbia with, an average, 12 years of professional experience, many from around the world.

They come to study in New York, at one of the best business schools in the world. Columbia Business School has created three different Executive MBA programs, to ensure that anyone with the potential to benefit from it has the opportunity to earn a Columbia MBA.

Columbia Executive MBA Profile

Stanford Campus

Looking for a top executive MBA program?

While Stanford Graduate School of Business does not offer an Executive MBA option, they do have several program choices for professionals interested in Executive Education from Stanford:

 – Stanford MSx program, a one-year residential program for professionals with extensive experience in the business world. Students graduate with a Master of Science in Management for Experienced Leaders.

Stanford Executive MBA Profile

 – Stanford Executive Program, a six-week residential program for executives at the senior level with a general management curriculum….

HBS

Unlike many of the world’s top business schools, Harvard does not offer an Executive MBA program option.

Instead, they offer comprehensive, immersive leadership programs designed for executives at all levels. These programs offer more flexible and customized options for busy executives. 

HBS divides its Comprehensive Leadership Programs into four levels: 

 – Advanced Management Program: This general management program is designed to help senior executives prepare themselves for the highest levels of global corporate management. The coursework is entirely on-campus, and runs for eight weeks. 

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Meet Adaobi

AdaobiMany of our clients tell us that what makes EXPARTUS unique and successful is the extensive experience our consultants have navigating the MBA admissions process – combined with their passion about their work and dedication their clients’ success.

We want to introduce you to some of the great people who make EXPARTUS special. EXPARTS MBA Admissions Consultant Adaobi sat down for a conversation about her background and the EXPARTUS philosophy.

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What is your background?

I was part of a mentoring women’s group, and my…

Wharton’s Class of 2017 Profile

One of the best ways to refine your list of target schools and discover how you might fit into the MBA class is to review the profiles of previous admitted classes.

To coincide with the start of many MBA programs, the top schools have begun to release the profiles of the MBA class of 2017. In an upcoming series of posts, we will bring you an overview of those profiles to assist with your application process.

Wharton 2017 MBA Profile

We began with an overview of the incoming…

Meet Reyhan

ReyhanMany of our clients tell us that what makes EXPARTUS unique and successful is the extensive experience our consultants have navigating the MBA admissions process – combined with their passion about their work and dedication their clients’ success.

We want to introduce you to some of the great people who make EXPARTUS special. MBA Admissions Consultant Reyhan, an EXPARTUS consultant and a Columbia Business School graduate, sat down for a conversation about her background and philosophy on standing out in the MBA application process.

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Meet Kim

KimMany of our clients tell us that what makes EXPARTUS unique and successful is the extensive experience our consultants have navigating the MBA admissions process – combined with their passion about their work and dedication their clients’ success.

We want to introduce you to some of the great people who make EXPARTUS special. MBA Admissions Consultant Kim, an EXPARTUS consultant and a Columbia Business School graduate, sat down for a conversation about her background and philosophy on standing out in the MBA application process. 

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Meet Chioma

ChiomaMany of our clients tell us that what makes EXPARTUS unique and successful is the extensive experience our consultants have navigating the MBA admissions process – combined with their passion about their work and dedication their clients’ success.

We want to introduce you to some of the great people who make EXPARTUS special. EXPARTUS Co-Founder and former HBS Admissions board Member Chioma Isiadinsosat down for a conversation about her background and the EXPARTUS philosophy. 

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She is also the author is The Best Business Schools’…

Meet Our Clients

Many of our clients tell us that what makes EXPARTUS unique and successful is the extensive experience our consultants (cross link to Mollie’s profile) have navigating the MBA admissions process- combined with their passion about their work and dedication their clients’ success.

But we want you to get an insider’s view of what it is like to work with us. Recently, an international client, whowill be attending The Kellogg School of Management in 2015, sat down with us to talk about the process of working with EXPARTUS during the application process.

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Harvard Business School admitted 94 reapplicants – approximately 10 percent – of the 937 students in the MBA class of 2017. This marks the first time the school has publically disclosed the number of reapplicants it has admitted.

The level of unprecedented transparency at the school is refreshing after years of a black box culture and is reflective of the leadership of the current admissions managing director Dee Leopold.

94 Reasons to Reapply to Harvard Business School

It’s fair to say that now more than ever HBS is a school that is…

We know how daunting the task of applying to b-school can be.

We work with MBA applicants like you everyday who need help refining their personal brand and distilling it into a compelling story for the admissions committee.

Our blog is brimming with b-school admissions tips for you – the time-strapped, busy applicant.

So, as we head into a long Labor Day weekend, we compiled our Top 10 blog posts so far this year.

10 Ways To Keep Your B-School Applications on Track

Bubbling up the most insightful information – based on your views –

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Said B School

At Oxford’s Saïd Business School, there are two core ideas that run through every course, project, and programme the school offers: That the world today is an incredibly interconnected place, with global threats and opportunities that affect all of us; and that Saïd graduates should be well-prepared to tackle these threats and take advantage of the opportunities.

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The Global Threats and Opportunities: Oxford (GOTO)…

HBSHarvard Business School unveiled HBX Live on Aug. 25, a new virtual classroom designed to reproduce its case teaching method online.

The news for prospective students is notable on several fronts. First, the classroom is designed to allow participants from around the globe to participate in real-time, case-based sessions with HBS faculty, thus expanding the school’s global footprint for MBA and other students without them having to travel outside of Cambridge.

HBS Takes Case Method to the Virtual Classroom

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IMD, the Institute for Management Development, offers students an opportunity for a global MBA experience like no other.

Each year’s MBA program at IMD business school is limited to 90 students. The admitted students form a carefully curated group, one selected to draw exceptional students from a diverse range of nationalities, industries, and experience levels.

IMD Business School Profile

In addition to the small overall class size, IMD also aims to recruit a…

As the MBA class of 2017 heads back to campus at many top schools, there will be record breaking numbers of women in the ranks of several programs.

Business schools have traditionally struggled to attract women.

But with an eye toward increasing the diversity of their students, many have honed their focus on initiatives geared to attract female applicants.

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How Women Make Up 40% of the 2017 MBA Class at These Top B-Schools

The University of California’s Berkeley Haas School, for example, announced last week that…

Meet Graham

Many of our clients tell us that what makes EXPARTUS unique and successful is the extensive experience our consultants have navigating the MBA admissions process – combined with their passion about their work and dedication their clients’ success.

We want to introduce you to some of the great people who make EXPARTUS special. MBA Admissions Consultant Graham, an EXPARTUS consultant and a Wharton Business School graduate, sat down for a conversation about his background and philosophy on standing out in the MBA application process. 

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London Business SchoolLondon Business School describes itself as drawing strength from “the hunger and dynamism of London”, with access to incredible cultural diversity and some of the most successful businesses in the world.

It’s certainly true that the school is a place for students who are eager and willing to put in the hard work to advance their career – and a lot of it.

London Business School

Classes at LBS take place…

Meet Rob

MBA Admissions ConsultantMany of our clients tell us that what makes EXPARTUS unique and successful is the extensive experience our consultants have navigating the MBA admissions process – combined with their passion about their work and dedication their clients’ success.

We want to introduce you to some of the great people who make EXPARTUS special. MBA Admissions Consultant Rob MacRae, an EXPARTUS consultant and a Harvard Business School graduate, sat down for a conversation about his background and philosophy on standing out in the MBA application process.

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IE_Business_SchoolIE Business School describes its International MBA as “An MBA Out of the Ordinary”. The accelerated one-year program, based in Madrid, draws students who are attracted to the opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurialism within the school.

IE prides itself on offering a strong framework of fundamentals onto which students can create a truly personal education. MBA candidates have the option to choose from a wide range of business labs, consulting opportunities, elective courses, and international trips.

Meet Mollie

MollieMany of our clients tell us that what makes EXPARTUS unique and successful is the extensive experience our consultants have as former business school admissions board members. In addition our consultants are passionate about their work and their clients’ success.

We want to introduce you to some of the great people who make EXPARTUS special. MBA Admissions Consultant Mollie Wolin sat down for a conversation about her background and philosophy on standing out in the MBA application process.

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