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  • If you missed the GMAT data presented yesterday, you may want to go back and check that out first.

    Continuing on…

    In a EMBA admissions posting recently, the Wharton team mentioned strategies about when to apply in Round 1 versus Round 2, saying that sometimes it’s better to delay in order to have time to retake the GMAT.

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  • Each year, the top National Football League teams compete in the Super Bowl and, in this edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, we’re rounding up how this main event captured the attention of the business school community. While the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers battled on the field, business school students and professors […]

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  • Every Wednesday, we share a round up of the latest news from admissions blogs at the top business schools. If you’ve already checked out MBA LiveWire, you may have noticed that over the past couple of weeks it’s been lighting up with interview invites from Wharton, Michigan / Ross, London Business School and Cornell / Johnson. Given […]

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  • By Elana Goodwin  on February 10, 2016

    This article is brought to you by Uloop and Kaplan.  Search Uloop for student housing, college roommates, sublets, part-time jobs, internships, tutors, and campus news. 

    Being able to meet deadlines is a crucial skill you need to have mastered by the time you’ve finished college as it’s not only important ... Read More

  • Homelessness is uncomfortable and destabilizing at the best of times, but especially painful during cold and snowy East Coast winters.

    For that reason, students of Harvard University have run the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter every winter since 1983. From November 1 to April 15, the shelter hosts 30 people each night on a two-week or nightly lottery ... Read More

  • EXPARTUS MBA Admissions

    One of the most important things you can do during this stressful time of applying and waiting to hear from your top b-schools is to find the love in the entire process. That may sound a little out there, but it’s true.

    Regardless of whether you are dating, married, or single – you should ... Read More

  • In choosing among the different Executive MBA programs, then we are going to toot that same horn that we so often do about rankings. Sure, the ranking and reputation of your bschool matters. Yeah yeah yeah we know that it does.


    If you’re actually looking at the program and the education and the experience that you will have then we have ... Read More

  • The following IE Business School interview report was submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant who was admitted. Congratulations to them! The interview took place in an office space the interviewer was borrowing. He was very friendly and easy to speak to. He did not necessarily ask me questions about my résumé, but instead brought […]

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  • The following INSEAD interview report was submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant who was accepted. Congratulations to them! I had two interviews for INSEAD both at local coffee shops. In both interviews it was clear that they wanted to get a sense if I would be a good cultural fit for the school above all […]

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  • The following Yale SOM interview report was submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant. Good luck to them! Overall the interview was very pleasant. The questions were straightforward and conversational, and there were no real surprises. She dug into details here and there. I was expecting a few curveballs based on the interview archives and […]

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  • You may have heard that the Denver Broncos won the Super Bowl on Sunday—and even that the team’s star Peyton Manning became the winningest quarterback in National Football League (NFL) history. But according to marketing students at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, bragging rights go to Toyota for its ad promoting the Prius, which ... Read More

  • How do you approach a difficult passage with seemingly impenetrable paragraphs?

    Welcome to “Land Your Score,” a blog series in which Kaplan instructor Jennifer Land shares key insights and strategies for improving your GMAT performance on Test Day. This week, Jennifer discusses how to approach Reading Comprehension passages using the Kaplan Method.

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  • With the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania scheduled to send out Round 2 interview invitations today, we know many of you are probably anxiously awaiting word. We’re sending you all good luck. According to school representatives, all invitations will go out at once—at 12 p.m. EST—and applicants will receive an email alerting them ... Read More

  • Continuing on with more thoughts on the EMBA from yesterday: There really is no excuse NOT to do the campus visit when applying to an EMBA since, theoretically, you’re local to the school. Yes, it’s true that more and more students are commuting further distances to an EMBA and other part-time formats. We’ve seen plenty…

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  • The following Yale SOM interview report was submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant. Good luck to them! I attended Yale’s first Super Interview Day of Round 2. The interview was part of a full day that included a SOM tour, a full Yale campus tour, a presentation from Dean Snyder, a faculty […]

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  • The road to grad school can be a long one with several moving pieces. In last week’s blog, we talked about the GMAT and the importance of creating a plan for preparation. This week, we’re going to take a look at some of the key decision points that you’ll need to make, some of which […]

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  • EXPARTUS MBA Admissions

    No matter how much we believe in the work that we do here at EXPARTUS, there is nothing that compares to the real life stories from the people we have worked with.

    A former client, who is earning his EMBA at London Business School, was worried about how his age and lack of experience would affect ... Read More

  • The Smurfit MBA Molson Team. L-R – James Owens, Cormac Kelleher, David Cashman & Conor Connolly While the bags may have been packed, the airline certainly was not ready to let us go. The beep of a phone at 5.03am on January 2nd casually notified us that our flight was cancelled due to ‘aircraft maintenance’ – no other information ... Read More

  • Are you ready for your MBA interview? Test your knowledge of the interview process at the leading business schools by taking our short quiz! We promise you’ll learn a thing or two along the way. Plus, there’s a special offer for anyone who completes the quiz…

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  •   While almost every business school requires that applicants have a 1-on-1 interview prior to admission, Wharton has taken this aspect to a higher level with its Team-based Discussion (TBD). After scrutinizing applications, the admissions committee invites a subset of Wharton applicants  to convene as group of 4-5 for a 35-minute dialogue ... Read More

  • The following Berkeley / Haas interview report was submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant.  I interviewed with a recent Haas alum at a local restaurant. The interview was conversational and the interviewer was very friendly. It lasted about an hour. Pretty standard questions, nothing too surprising. Questions: 1. Tell me about yourself. ... Read More

  • This story has been republished in its entirety from its original source, Recently, MBA programs have received a lot of criticism. Many business leaders and experts have claimed that the necessity of an MBA to achieve success is a myth. However, while there are examples of successful people like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and […]

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  • This is the second post in a four-part series I wrote to describe my experience applying to MBA programs. Here’s a link back to the first post about why I decided to apply in the first place, just in case you want to start at the beginning.

    A touch of background about my family’s academic background might be helpful in painting a partial ... Read More

  • Interviews, interviews, interviews…it’s all anyone seems to be talking about these days, and with good reason. Wharton is scheduled to release its interview decisions on Tuesday, Harvard Business School has already released its decisions, as have many other top schools. Instead of driving yourself crazy with worry, why not buckle down and perfect ... Read More

  • On February 9, Wharton will release invitations to its Group Interviews (“Team Based Discussions” or “The Wharton TBD”). If you haven’t done so already, please review our dedicated post for preparation tips for your team based discussion. As in previous rounds, MBA Admissions Advisors will be holding several mock group ... Read More

  • In this weekly series, we provide a brief rundown of what we know is happening in the week ahead, as far as admissions related MBA deadlines and decisions are concerned at the top business schools. Interview invites for Round 2 applicants continue to roll out for many of the schools we cover, as reported on MBA LiveWire. […]

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  • We started off recently with some musings on why is “EMBA” a four-letter word. If you missed that, be sure to read the comments at the end from a BSer who’s currently in an EMBA. Helpful stuff.

    One reason we didn’t mention for the bias against the EMBA is, some BSers want to do the full-time MBA thing because hey, who wouldn’t ... Read More

  • Lindsey Nguyen Full-Time MBA 2015, Highly Commended Nominee As one of the six finalists for the Independent MBA Student of the Year Award, I was invited to attend a face-to-face interview with the Judges on 28 January 2016 at the Association of MBAs (AMBA) offices in London. I was already honoured by the nomination from UCD Smurfit, but it was so exciting ... Read More

  • School Profile: Duke MBA

    by HBS Accept on February 6, 2016

    Perhaps known best for its men’s basketball team – winners of five national championships, including last year’s  – Duke University is also home to an elite full-time MBA program. Located in Durham, NC, the Fuqua School of Business’ MBA program graduates about 400 students annually. Over the last fifteen years, US News & World ... Read More

  • The following Cornell / Johnson MBA interview report was submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 2 applicant. Good luck to them! My interview with Johnson was a really enjoyable, relaxed conversation with a member of the Adcom. Although I received some questions I wasn’t expecting, nothing was completely out of left field and the interview process ... Read More