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MBAnalysis Blog: An MBA for Future Entrepreneurs? Absolutely

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As an entrepreneur myself — having being involved in 4-5 startups over the last 10+ years – I am frequently asked if business school makes sense for a would-be entrepreneur. Admittedly there is a tension there, after all some of the most successful entrepreneurs never went to business school, and in fact, some never even…

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Resources for Hispanic / Latino Candidates Applying to MBA Programs

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Hispanics and Latinos make up the largest ethnic or racial minority in the U.S. at about 17% of the US population, but they hold only about 4% of senior executive leadership positions in corporate America. To begin to change this trend, we need to increase the pipeline and increase the awareness in the Latino community…

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MBAnalysis Blog: Mixing Babies and B-School: Can You Do It? (Spoiler: You Can!) 2/2

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Part II: Doing Babies and b-school can mix. I had a great experience as an MBA mom, but it required some trials and re-calibration to make it work. I know mamas who initially left their babies behind at the advice of others; a mentality that B-school isn’t for babies. Others find they have competing…

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Tips for LGBTQ Candidates Applying for MBA Programs

Historically, the LGBTQ community has been under-represented in MBA programs, but that has begun to change as members have made their presence felt on campuses across the country. An average of 3.43% of MBA students are considered to be openly LGBTQ at the 28 schools whose clubs self-reported data for their school in 2014-15, an…

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MBAnalysis Blog: Mixing Babies and B-School: Can You Do It? (Spoiler: You Can!) 1/2

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Harold: I’m not a mother and it is something I can never be…so I’ve asked my colleague Chelsea to share her thoughts on mixing motherhood and an MBA. (written by an MBA mom, Wharton ’16) Part I: Planning At 29, an Army Veteran, and bringing a husband of six years, I was a bit above…

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Using Lessons from Greek Life in MBA Applications

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Recently, I had a conversation with a client about whether or not he should use a fraternity story as a part of his business school application. After learning more about his story, it was obvious the life skills and leadership he learned is his role as president of his fraternity was directly applicable to business…

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Asian MBAs to European Business School

Tips for Sponsored Asian MBA Candidates Applying to European MBA Programs

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]European MBA programs have been increasingly a top choice for employer-sponsored Asian MBA candidates, given their shorter duration (hence higher ROI for the employer), more flexible curriculum and more internationally diversified student body than their North American counterparts. INSEAD typically receives 15% sponsored students in a year, while this figure drops to below 5% at…

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Tips for Indian Candidates Applying to European MBA Programs

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]According to a 2016 application trends survey by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), India is the top country of origin among international candidates for both one-year and two-year MBA programs in the world. Compared to their American or Asian counterparts, European full-time MBA programs have been gaining momentum in a relatively stagnant global MBA…

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MBAnalysis Blog: Part of a Family Business? An MBA is Right for You! (Part 2)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]While you may have the desire – and even the funds – to go to business school, you may be lacking one important thing: the time. While the idea of taking a couple of years off to learn business in a different way may be especially appealing, your commitment to your family enterprise simply may…

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MBAnalysis Blog: Part of a Family Business? An MBA is Right for You! (Part 1)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An estimated 80% of all businesses are considered to be family businesses to some degree. Unsurprisingly, the vast majority of business schools have one or more courses focused on the unique challenges of running a business that means a whole lot more to you than making money. If you are already working in a family…

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8 Tips for Chinese Female MBA Applicants

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]There are more women from China in the MBA pipeline than from anywhere else in the world. In 2017, the Graduate Management Admissions Council reported that 46,274 women in China took the GMAT, representing a whopping 67% of all Chinese GMAT testers. Additionally, the mean GMAT score sent to MBA programs from all Chinese test…

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Finance to MBA: 5 Valuation Tips

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Finance is one of the largest industries that business schools draw from. And I mean “finance” in the broadest possible terms, including corporate finance, investment banking, private equity, asset management, and others. MBA admissions committees like candidates with experience in finance. The flip side is that competition for a place at top MBA programs is…

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