January 5, 2021
When asked why one business school is not like the other, most applicants will talk about things like scores, job placement, industries that grads go into, location, weather, and a few other things. What prospective applicants are less likely to mention is class size. This is always surprising to us, because out of all the…
October 29, 2020
Congratulations! You have been invited to interview at Wharton! Making it this far in the business school application process is a huge win, but preparing for the unique Team-Based Discussion (TBD) presents new challenges. Here are six tips to follow so you can feel ready (and maybe a little more excited!) for your Wharton Team-Based…
September 10, 2020
The Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, has continued to identify questions that help the admissions team get to know the authentic you—and it is important to make sure that shines through in your essays. Although the second essay has been rephrased, it still asks you to assess your leadership style…
September 3, 2020
UNC Kenan-Flagler’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is highlighted in a new essay question that addresses this topic. Keep Kenan-Flagler’s core values of excellence, leadership, integrity, community, and teamwork in mind as you consider your responses to the program’s essay questions. Here are the published deadlines for UNC Kenan-Flagler for 2020–2021.
August 20, 2020
One of the first schools of business in the United States, NYU Stern welcomed its first class of students in 1900 and quickly established itself as a leader and an innovator of business education. Stern’s culture is truly defined by their location which is in the heart of New York City. Stern’s collaborative, dynamic and diverse culture can be defined simply as IQ + EQ. Their education is fueled by “a community of exceptional individuals who possess both intellectual and interpersonal strengths to act as forces for change by turning ideas into action and inspiring others to their cause.”
August 6, 2020
For the 2020/2021 admissions season, Chicago Booth has made a slight change to one of its application questions. This will help you understand where the program is looking to focus its qualitative attention with respect to the diversity of the applicants for the upcoming year. The school has changed the second long essay to focus less on the flexible course curriculum and professional experience and more on the applicant’s unique experience.
July 29, 2020
When Francesca Cornelli stepped into her role as Kellogg’s dean in August 2019, she never could have imagined all the changes that have taken place at Kellogg and all over the world in the past year! While she has jumped in to lead Kellogg during these challenging times, the school’s core values have not changed. If anything, Kellogg wants to see even more deeply that applicants are adaptable and demonstrate the high-impact, low ego approach that informs its culture.
July 23, 2020
In this post, we share some tips on how to approach each question for the 2020-2021 application season. Make sure that all the answers complement rather than repeat each other. You don’t have that many words – every one should be carefully chosen.
July 22, 2020
It may just be the glory days of MIT Sloan. By sitting in the middle of the booming Boston economy, centered in the emerging world of biotech, leading a movement in sustainability, and sitting one block (yes, really one block) away from Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and more venture capital firms than you can count, MIT Sloan has never been better positioned as a business school.
July 20, 2020
The McCombs School of Business is looking for dynamic, driven people. The program gets better and stronger every year, and they want to admit students who will keep that forward momentum going. As you go about your essays, demonstrate that that’s exactly what you would do.
July 20, 2020
Cornell is known as a culture that works, learns, and plays hard. Does this represent your life? If it does, share the details with Johnson. Investment banker and whiskey connoisseur, that’s what we are talking about. Being the social catalyst for your group counts at Cornell. After all, Ithaca winters are cold and dark.
June 8, 2020
Like many of us, CBS just wants to be loved. For a successful candidate, that means making it clear to CBS that it is your first (and possibly only) choice for business school and that you possess the leadership qualities to succeed. If this is you—and you want the best chance of being accepted—then applying…