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PRE-MBA TIPS: 7 THINGS TO DO IN APRIL FOR ROUND 1 APPLICATIONS

Pre-MBA Tips: 7 Things To Do In April For Round 1 Applications

During these uncertain times, many are doing a great deal of self-reflection and thinking about what comes next. If business school is possibly in your future, take some time between Netflix binges and Zoom happy hours to prepare for submitting your Round 1 applications this fall. Here are seven things you can be doing now.

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Researching MBA Programs From Afar

If ever there was a year when MBA programs completely understand why you have not visited their school, this is the year. Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, it will be very difficult for most applicants to visit an MBA program between now and Round 1 deadlines. Naturally this is not great news…but let’s look…

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Attention International Applicants: Top US MBA Programs with STEM Designations

International applications to U.S. MBA programs declined 10% from 2017-18 according to the Graduate Management Admission Council, a big part of why overall applications have declined the past few years. Fewer international students are applying because the recent visa restrictions have limited those students to working only one year in the U.S. after graduation. One…

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Goizueta MBA: It’s the Real Thing

(Updated for 2019-2020) Emory’s Goizueta Business School is named after Roberto Goizueta, the former CEO of the little local company, Coca Cola. Goizueta’s values of curiosity, intellectual courage and integrity are part of the Emory Goizueta ethos.  There is also a strong emphasis on leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, teamwork, global awareness and social responsibility at Goizueta,…

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How to Stand Out in Your Kenan-Flagler Essays

While UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Full Time MBA application has gone live for the 2019/20 season with slightly different essay questions, the key things that UNC Kenan-Flagler is looking for does not appear to have changed. If anything, the change to the second question about providing an example of how you upheld a core value gives UNC…

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Haas Essay Hacks

New Haas essays for 2019-2020! And the continued opportunity to share how your path has shaped you. While Haas has changed its essays, you still have the same amount of words to tell your story. Haas has continued to identify questions that help to know the authentic you – and it is important to make…

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Tips for Tackling Tuck’s 2019-2020 Essay Prompts

For the 2019-2020 application for the Tuck School of Business MBA program, some things have changed and some haven’t. What’s the same? Tuck has maintained their purposeful admissions criteria: smart, accomplished, aware, and nice. What’s changed? Essays. Tuck has done away with the short-answer question section of the application. They also replaced last year’s two…

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College Seniors: Is an MBA in your Future? Consider Deferred Admissions!

More and more top MBA programs are offering admission to exceptional students in their senior year of undergraduate studies or students who started a master’s degree directly after college. Although the programs differ, the gist is that if college seniors know an MBA is the degree they need to achieve their goals, they can secure…

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How to Tackle Kellogg’s 2019-20 Essay Prompts

Kellogg has announced its new 2019/2020 application with deadlines as follows: ROUND 1 – SEPT 18, 2019 | ROUND 2 – JAN 8, 2020 | ROUND 3 – APRIL 8, 2020 In addition to several changes in the application, there are a few other important changes at Kellogg to emphasize. First, Kellogg welcomes incoming new…

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How to Nail the CBS 2019-20 Essay Prompts

Like many of us, Columbia Business School 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…

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How to get into Georgetown University School of Business

Program Overview The McDonough School of Business is a leading MBA program located right in the heart of Washington, D.C. by the Potomac River. According to Senior Associate Dean Prashant Malaviya, three things set McDonough apart: Presence in Washington, D.C. Georgetown has unparalleled access to leaders across the globe, including not only on Capitol Hill…

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How to get into UVA Darden School of Business

Program Overview The Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia is a top MBA program in Charlottesville, Virginia located about two hours from Washington, D.C. Established in 1955, Darden has always drawn its core values from UVA, which was founded by Thomas Jefferson, who believed students should always pursue the “why.” Dean Scott…

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