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Do Business Schools Have “Types”?

Do business schools have “types”—meaning, are shared characteristics common among all students? The short answer is yes, but it is more nuanced than that. What you think is a school’s type may not be its type at all. So, how does this play itself out? The most mundane way is that most people who gain acceptance to a…

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Eight Things to Consider When Selecting an MBA Admissions Consultant

Marketing Role to MBA: Seven Easy Tips to Get Accepted

More and more candidates with a marketing background are applying to top MBA programs, and the competition to land a spot in a coveted program gets fiercer every year. How can you capitalize on your background in marketing to submit the strongest possible applications? Here are seven tips to consider: 1. Remember, you’re marketing yourself….

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Using Lessons from Greek Life in Your MBA Applications

Using Lessons from Greek Life in Your MBA Applications

Often, I have conversations with clients about whether or not they should use a story from their fraternity or sorority days as part of their business school application. As with most extracurricular experiences, you can use Greek experiences to show leadership, highlight what you learned, and explain how it’s helped you grow as a person….

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MBA Application Tips for LGBTQ Candidates

LGBTQ Clubs and Admissions Events at Top 25 MBA Programs

As we discussed in our MBA Application Tips for LGBTQ Candidates, business schools value diversity along every dimension and go to great lengths to make their programs welcoming to all, including LGBTQ applicants and students. The top 25 MBA programs in the United States all have LGBTQ student clubs, and many of them also have…

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Tips for Military MBA Applicants

Top Business School Recruiting Events for Active Duty Military and Veterans

Are you an active military member or a veteran considering applying to business school? MBA programs seek veterans and active military members because, as we discuss in our blog post “Tips for Military MBA Applicants,” traits that lead to success in military service can also lead to success in business school and beyond—in particular, leadership…

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Do MBA Programs Care about Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies?

Do MBA Programs Care about Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies?

Do MBA programs care about what’s happening in the blockchain and crypto space? The short answer is yes, though not all have taken action to educate in this space. However, that may change by the time you finish reading this post because new blockchain and crypto-focused elements are being introduced at an increasing pace as…

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Tips for Management Consultants Applying to Business Schools

Tips for Management Consultants Applying to Business Schools

Applying to MBA programs from a management consulting position can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, MBA admissions officers know that as a management consultant, you may have had more opportunity than other applicants to interact directly with senior executives; work with and perhaps even manage large cross-functional teams; work in a variety…

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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

To view an up-to-date version of this post, click here.  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…

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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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