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How to Nail the CBS 2020-21 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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Michigan Ross Essay Tips

Updated for 2020/2021 Application Season The University of Michigan-Ross MBA experience is filled with a tight group of classmates who love to work together and who spend plenty of time learning outside of the classroom. Not only is it an opportunity to take classes from world-renown professors, participate in a Multidisciplinary Action based Project (MAP), or start an…

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June Pre-MBA To Do List

If you intend to submit business school applications in Round 1, you have 100 days (possibly fewer) until the first deadlines. Add these tasks to your June pre-MBA To Do list.

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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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Top MBA Programs Deadlines and Essay Prompts 2019-2020

*** This post shares deadlines and essays from a past admissions cycle. Click here to view our collection of required essay prompts for the 2020-2021 admissions season and visit our Application Deadlines page for important dates. *** The schools are listed in the order they appear on US News & World Report’s 2020 Best Business…

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How to Get into NYU Stern School of Business

NYU Stern is a leading business school located right in the heart of Manhattan in New York City. Along with its full-time MBA program, the school also offers part-time and Executive MBA options. Stern is widely recognized for its collaborative student community and emphasis on developing students’ academic and emotional intelligence, as well as for its large menu of elective course offerings. In addition, Stern’s New York City location helps position it as a popular business school for students aiming to secure post-MBA positions in finance.

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How to Write an Unforgettable Business School Essay

For most qualified MBA applicants, the difference between getting accepted or getting dinged usually comes down to a compelling Personal Statement. There is no denying that solid numbers can help your application be considered – but it definitely does not guarantee acceptance. While a 500 GMAT or a 2.5 GPA will most likely raise the…

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How to Get into Harvard Business School

Many people are intimidated by the prestige of Harvard – the worldwide reputation, internationally known professors, beautiful campus with manicured lawns – but once students settle in to the HBS experience along with hundreds of diverse peers from around the world, it just feels like the perfect place to earn your MBA.

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How to Get into Chicago Booth

Chicago Booth’s Full-Time MBA Program features a highly flexible curriculum, allowing students to take courses suited to their own interests and career goals. No specific courses are required — only categories of courses that must be met:

Foundations
Functions, Management, and Business Environment
Electives
LEAD – Leadership Exploration and Development

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How to Get into Wharton

In 1881, Wharton became the first collegiate business school in the world. Joseph Wharton’s legacy lives on (his image can be found on the MBA Pub shirts) through a highly-ranked MBA program, emphasizing collaboration, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

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