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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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What Are My Chances at Harvard Business School?

Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB, Wharton and other top business schools have become so competitive that none can be called a target anymore, even if you have a 3.9 from Stanford, a high GMAT score and stellar work experience. As an MBA applicant, you may have heard that you should apply to some stretch schools,…

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Top MBA Programs Deadlines and Essay Prompts 2018-2019

*** 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. *** (*This article will be updated as dates and prompts are updated on school websites.) The schools are listed…

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Indian Women: Six Tips to Get Admitted to a Top MBA Program

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Business schools are luring the best female candidates from the around the world and enrollment of women is on the rise at top programs. Here are six things Indian women applicants can do to increase their odds. 1. Portray a Well-Rounded Profile Admission to Indian educational institutions is focused on academic history. Business schools…

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MBAnalysis Blog: Business School Rankings – Why I Love/Hate Them (Part I)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The The Wall Street Journal and Fox News reported that several MBA programs are advising aspiring MBA candidates to stop considering academic rankings published by media outlets and that schools themselves stop participating. The claim is that such rankings are defined by an “overly narrow set of criteria.” Here’s my take on business school…

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MBAnalysis Blog: Create your Own Top Ten MBA Ranking

While business school rankings remain controversial, here are some things to think about when you create the only ranking that is important, your own! We like to call these guideposts the 5 Cs. Curriculum Does the school offer the academics that gets you to your short term career goal? This question has to be answered…

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MBAnalysis Blog: Business School Rankings – Why I Love/Hate Them (Part 2)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The The Wall Street Journal and Fox News reported that several MBA programs are advising aspiring MBA candidates to stop considering academic rankings published by media outlets and that schools themselves stop participating. The claim is that such rankings are defined by an “overly narrow set of criteria.” Yesterday I talked about why I…

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5 Business School Application Hacks to Improve Admissions Potential to Top Schools

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Last year, only 1 in 10 applicants were accepted to the top-ranked business schools in the United States – Harvard Business School, The Wharton School and Stanford Graduate School of Business. The Yale School of Management rejected 89 of every 100 candidates while MIT’s Sloan School of Management passed on 91 out of 100….

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Planning to apply to a top MBA program? Here’s what you should be doing right now.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] How do you actually start the process of applying to an MBA program? Drivers start your engines… While our discussion of preparing for business school admissions has until now been somewhat fluid, with the publishing of essay questions and due dates, the green flag has been dropped so now we are off to the…

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5 Myths About Applying to Top MBA Programs, Busted!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] As you begin the arduous process of putting together your MBA applications, you might wonder which of the conventional wisdom you hear from your friends or read on the Internet is actually true. Many times different sources lead you in different directions causing additional angst. Here are a few of the most common perceptions…

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