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What Is DEI, and Why Do Business Schools Care About It?

What Is DEI, and Why Do Business Schools Care About It?

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is a collection of policies and programs within an organization designed to encourage representation and participation of people across all racial, ethnic, gender, religion, and ability backgrounds. DEI has become increasingly important to organizations in recent years, and this is reflected in its elevation within MBA programs. In the United…

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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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Help! Am I Ready to Apply in Round 1?

Help! Am I Ready to Apply in Round 1?

Getting accepted to a top MBA program is more competitive than ever. We are quickly approaching round 1 MBA submission deadlines. Are you REALLY ready to submit? Will your applications reflect your best effort? We encourage you to attend our upcoming webinar on Tuesday, August 10, 2021: Help! Am I Ready to Submit in Round…

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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 College (and Pro) Athletes Applying to MBA Programs

Tips for College (and Pro) Athletes Applying to MBA Programs

The phrase “An athlete will die twice, the first time at retirement” will ring true for many athletes. After years of investing so much time and energy to the sport, they’ve created lasting memories, built lifelong friendships, and developed personality traits during the peaks and troughs of their career. The extensive personal sacrifice required often…

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The Top Seven Things to Do While on an MBA Waitlist

Top US One-Year MBA Programs

While European business schools are starting to offer more two-year MBA programs, the number of one-year programs in the United States continues to grow. Such schools as Northwestern Kellogg and Cornell Johnson have long offered one-year options to prospective students. Before highlighting some of the top US-based one-year MBA programs, let’s talk about why you…

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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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Am I Too Old for an MBA? Four Reasons to Consider Alternative MBAs  

Am I Too Old for an MBA? Reasons to Consider Alternative MBAs  

The average age of a first-year MBA student is 29—roughly the same as the average age of starting quarterbacks in the NFL. Yet at 43, Tom Brady secured his sixth Super Bowl win earlier this year. (Side note: As a New Englander, I’m still conflicted by the fact that Tom and Gronk play for Tampa…

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Tips for Your Dartmouth Tuck 2021–2022 Application Essays

Known for its extremely close-knit, down-to-earth community, Dartmouth Tuck wants to learn about you and how you will embody and add to its culture. Use your application essays to show a side of you that is not conveyed in the other parts of your application. Tuck students can articulate how the distinctive Tuck MBA will…

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