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Is a Tech MBA for Me?

Is a Tech MBA for Me?

Technology is everywhere these days—and careers revolving around technology are the focus at many MBA programs around the United States. While a general management MBA will always help you build strong management and business skills, if you are looking to pivot specifically into technology, there are programs designed to help you get there. All tech…

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Tips for Your London Business School

Tips for Your London Business School 2021–2022 Application Essays 

According to the London Business School (LBS), what makes its program so unique and valuable is its continued business impact, global growth, and world-class people. LBS is particularly proud of its multinational students who hail from a variety of professional and personal backgrounds. The school’s application has just one mandatory essay and one optional essay….

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Tips for Your Consortium 2021–2022 Application Essays

The Consortium’s mission is to increase representation of African Americans, Hispanic American, and Native Americans in top MBA programs and throughout the US workforce. For more than 50 years, The Consortium has provided a streamlined application process to now 21 top MBA programs. It is exciting to see Columbia as the newest Consortium member for…

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Tips for Your INSEAD 2021–2022 Application Essays

We hope you’re ready to write! With three motivational essays (plus a fourth optional one) and four short answer questions (plus a fifth optional one), INSEAD definitely demands that you do a lot of it. Plus, you’ll need to record four short videos for the video component of the school’s application. INSEAD certainly asks a…

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Tips for Your UNC Kenan-Flagler 2021–2022 Application Essays

Real-life learning, concentrations tailored to your professional goals, a career team behind you, a STEM-focused curriculum, an engaged MBA community, a small class size with big faculty resources—UNC Kenan-Flagler provides all these to help you amplify your career impact and prepare you to excel in a global business environment.  The school’s first essay question asks…

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Tips for your Oxford Saïd 2021–2022 Application Essays

Tips for your Oxford Saïd 2021–2022 Application Essays

Oxford Saïd business school takes great pride in being part of a “world-class university, tackling world-class problems.” The school attracts a diverse student body that comes from all areas of life and is motivated to drive change and turn ideas into action. The program’s 250-word essay is a great way to showcase a personal aspect…

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Tips for Your Texas McCombs 2021–2022 Application Essays

Transformation. The Texas McCombs MBA is all about personal and professional transformation. The program offers countless opportunities for you to learn and grow. So before you start writing your application essays for the school, reflect on the direction you want to take and how McCombs will help you get there. What impact do you see…

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Tips for Your Carnegie Mellon Tepper 2021–2022 Application Essays 

Carnegie Mellon Tepper offers a STEM-designated MBA program that prepares individuals to become the next generation of leaders “at the intersection of business, technology, and analytics.” The school fosters a culture of teamwork and encourages its students to work together, be innovative, and create impact through effective leadership. Because Tepper’s student body is small and closely…

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Tips for Your Cornell Johnson 2021–2022 Application Essays

Cornell Johnson has a small, close-knit community and an amiable culture with an international focus and an emphasis on collaboration. The school looks for candidates who will have an impact on the program both as students and after graduation. Leadership, teamwork skills, the ability to analyze problems, and strong interpersonal capabilities are key traits the…

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Tips for Your MIT Sloan 2021–2022 Application Essays

MIT Sloan wants you to make your pitch for admission in a somewhat unique application essay format: a business cover letter. Although the information the admissions committee wants is not that different from what most programs seek, the presentation might be a bit daunting for some candidates. Sloan also asks for a short video introduction,…

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Tips for Your Wharton 2021–2022 Application Essays

For its application essays, Wharton doubles down and asks two questions that require you to present your knowledge of its program. In short, Wharton really wants to know that you want to be at the school. So, really do your homework before you start writing—talk to students and alumni and attend online or (if possible)…

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Tips for Your Yale SOM 2021–2022 Application Essays 

The Yale SOM’s one official essay prompt delves in an interesting way into applicants’ values, priorities, and sense of dedication. The information you’ll provide in your essay response will not likely overlap with any other information about you that the admissions committee can glean from the rest of your application. It is a great chance…

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