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  • Valuable Suggestions from the Dean of a US Top 10 MBA Program: PythaGURUS’ Interview

    We are very fortunate to get opportunities to meet with “VERY VERY” diverse group of candidates who are keen on joining the Top Global MBA Programs. And this diverse group comes with very similar questions.

    In order to address these better, we reached out to ... Read More

  • EXPARTUS MBA Admissions

    Located in one of the great financial epicenters of the world, London Business School’s MBA program attracts a truly global class of students with a wide range of education and work experiences. MBA applicants hoping to gain admission to London Business School in 2016-2017 should keep the following ... Read More

  • In the spirit of hopefully helping you to avoid feeling like the world’s biggest idiot, today’s post is a reminder that you have to pay attention.

    As in: Don’t submit your application at the very last minute.

    As in: Don’t skimp on the proofreading.

    As in: Don’t forget to “accept all changes” before submitting ... Read More

  • You wouldn’t walk into an important job interview without first looking in the mirror to make sure you look your best, right?   Well, the same is true when applying to a top business school. Serious MBA candidates don’t submit an application before double -- and even triple -- checking the spelling and grammar.   But there are ... Read More

  • Hello Indian readers. Someone wrote to me recently, asking, “why do the credentials for Indians have to be so much higher than for, say, Nordic applicants?”

    And it made me think to myself, maybe not all Indians are “in on” the dynamics of business school admissions. This is the stuff that admissions representatives will not tell you. I will ... Read More

  • Following up on the announcement of this year’s Tepper essay topics for the 2016-2017 admissions season, we wanted to offer some guidance on how to approach these prompts for candidates targeting the Carnegie Mellon University MBA Class of 2019.

    Letting go of the long time prompt about a defining professional moment, the Tepper adcom this year has ... Read More

  • You’ve decided the MBA is the next stop on your career path.

    What now?

    The smartest applicants are those who take the time to create an informed MBA application strategy—a well thought-out game plan that can help you obtain your goals as efficiently and effectively as possible.

    One of the first challenges you’ll face is school selection—strategically ... Read More

  • For career-changers, there can be some real complications to pitching a set of goals with credibility. We had a BSer struggling with defining his post-MBA career path last year and after many rounds of review with our Career Goals App Accelerator and lots of follow-up questions, he finally got to this important question: Also, for…

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  • EXPARTUS MBA Admissions

    University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business has launched its 2016 Impact Challenge, an annual program in which first-year MBA students turn their skills toward making a positive social impact.

    This year, Ross students will team up with 20 Detroit food entrepreneurs to design ventures ... Read More

  • Another Saturday post! Yes, we’re around to support you through your Essay Panic Season!!!

    Today we’re circling back to that critical reading exercise we posted last weekend – and darn it, we only had one brave Brave Supplicant participate! What’s up with that, people??

    We’ll forgive you. Apparently EssaySnark’s ... Read More

  • The Schools With the Highest SAT Score Averages, and Why You Shouldn’t Care You probably think that the schools with the highest SAT score averages are the same as the schools with the highest ranking, right?


    A study published by Forbes indicated that, in fact, average test scores does not correlate directly with school ranking.

    Figure ... Read More

  • Our Friday from the Frontlines submission comes to us this week from Tahira Taylor, a full-time MBA student at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. As you’ll read, Taylor’s path to the MBA was unlike some of her classmates. Specifically, her journey to Georgetown included prior stops in Morocco and Lesotho, where she worked with the Peace ... Read More

  • The F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business of Babson College Full-time MBA application is live, which means that the essay topics are available for applicants to view. Here are the two 2016-2017 Babson Olin Essay Topics for applicants seeking entry in Fall 2017.


    2016-2017 Babson Olin Essay Topics Define Your Future Please describe your short ... Read More

  • EXPARTUS MBA Admissions

    HBX, Harvard Business School‘s online learning initiative, has unveiled a finance certificate program that will enroll its first cohort this fall.

    HBX Finance: Leading with Finance is designed for business leaders interested in a more in-depth knowledge of finance and financial professionals ... Read More

  • We had a BSer ask us a very valid question about filling in the schools’ online applications recently and we thought we’d post our answer here for all of you. We also realized that even though we’ve answered stuff like this plenty o’ times, we don’t have an official blahg category on this topic so…

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  • Attention all applicants, the Cambridge / Judge MBA Round 1 Deadline of September 9, 2016 is just three weeks away!

    Need help with your application? Clear Admit has all the news, resources, and advice to make sure your application is as strong as possible!

    Start with the Cambridge / Judge School profile page as this page includes resources such ... Read More

  • Attention all Oxford Saïd Business School applicants, the Round 1 Deadline of September 9, 2016 is just three weeks away!

    Need help with your application? Clear Admit has all the news, resources, and advice to make sure your application is as strong as possible!

    Start with the Oxford Saïd Business School profile page as this page includes resources ... Read More

  • Hello world!

    by 780 on August 18, 2016

    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing! Read More

  • In this post I will discuss the Class of 2019 MBA application admissions essays for the MIT Sloan School of Management.   You can see the my client results and testimonials here.   Before analyzing MIT Sloan School of Management MBA Essays for Fall 2017 entry, I think it is important to take a look at MIT Sloan’s motto: MIT’s motto, “Mens ... Read More

  • We hate to do this but…

    by EssaySnark on August 18, 2016

    The “what ifs?” can drive you nuts. We hate to be the instigators of more mental distress among the BSer community. Gawd knows, there’s enough anguish and drama and second-guessing at so many stages of this MBA application obstacle course. But we sometimes wonder… What if a BSer had used us instead?

    Yeah, we know, this sounds ... Read More

  • EXPARTUS MBA Admissions

    Stanford has announced that Director of MBA Admissions Derrick Bolton will step down on September 1.

    His departure marks the end of a 15-year tenure at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. During his time as Director of Admissions, Stanford saw a 55 percent increase in applicants and ... Read More

  • Welcome to another installment of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, in which we pull some notable Twitter posts from leading MBA programs; as competition continues in Rio, we’re taking another look at the 2016 Olympics.  After all, we cannot help but watch the elite athletes in awe, just like the Dean of Emory / Goizueta:

    Been staying up much too late ... Read More

  • The Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management Full-time MBA application is live, which means that the Owen MBA essay topics are available for applicants targeting the Class of 2019.

    2016-2017 Vanderbilt Owen MBA Essay Topics Required Essay

    Tell us what you want to do immediately after the MBA. What skills and attributes will help ... Read More

  • With the release of the 2016-2017  Notre Dame / MendozaMBA essay topics, we wanted to offer some guidance to applicants as they prepare to tackle a potentially challenging prompt. This year, Notre Dame / Mendoza has provided three essay options and applicants are asked to only answer one of them. In the application itself, there is an additional slide ... Read More

  • There’s no reason a top MBA program can’t be affordable. While the average MBA student debt exceeds $100,000 for many top-ranked schools, that’s not the case at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. MBA graduates from the Foster School can expect just $35,104 in debt; that’s over $3,000 less than last year. And that lower ... Read More

  • The Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland Full-time MBA application is live, which means that the Smith MBA essay topic is available for applicants targeting the Class of 2019.


    2016-2017 Maryland / Smith MBA Essay Topic Required Essay

    Why Smith? Why an MBA? Why now? Be sure to include your short-term and long-term ... Read More

  • And, we’re  back for the 2016-2017 admissions season! Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. This week we’re shining a spotlight on veteran MBAs, sharing advice on remaining close to your partner during b-school, and getting some reassuring news out of Cambridge about how ... Read More

  • Attention all applicants, the Harvard Business School Round 1 Deadline of September 7, 2016 is just three weeks away!

    Need help with your application? Clear Admit has all the news, resources, and advice to make sure your application is as strong as possible!

    Start with the Harvard Business School profile page as this page includes resources such ... Read More

  • After we wrote this, we realized how much it may seem like the post that went up last week, talking about “that thing that BSers do in their essays.” But keep reading, BSer. It’s not. We keep seeing these very innocent Brave Supplicants trying to write essays for schools like Wharton, where they ask you…

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