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  • Visit to University of Dubai – Dr. Eesa Mohammed Bastaki takes a selfie with the Smurfit MBA group On a wet, windy and dark night in September, having just returned to year two of the EMBA after having had the summer off, signing up for the 2016 MBA International Study Tour was a no-brainer. The trip came highly recommended from alumni, promoted ... Read More

  • When attacking the argument for the writing section of the GMAT, it’s important to be versed in the many common errors that pop up. This week we look at sampling errors.

    For access to the argument that I mention in the video, and all the other possible arguments, click here to download the PDF from

    Check out this week’s board!

    The ... Read More

  • An English major with a master’s degree in social work, Beth Briggs brings an array of resources to her role as senior director of the Office of Career Development at NYU’s Stern School of Business. After devoting the first portion of her career to various forms of social work, she transitioned to a more formal consulting role at Mercer, where she ... Read More

  • What’s the best way to say thank you to your interviewer?

    Following up after an interview You left the interview feeling good and loved everyone you met in the office. Although you may feel confident, you aren’t done with the interview process just yet.

    As a proactive job seeker, you want to guarantee that you’ve done everything you can to ... Read More

  • The Emory / Goizueta MBA admissions committee has posted the Goizueta deadlines 2016-2017 for the school’s full-time MBA Program.

    The deadlines are as follows:

    Round 1 Application Deadline: October 14, 2016 Notification Date: December 1, 2016 Deposit Due: December 21, 2016

    Round 2 Application Deadline: November 11, 2016 Notification Date: January ... Read More

  • Do you have a profile on any of the major social media platforms? Do you frequently tweet, upload pictures to Instagram or Flickr, or post updates on Facebook? If so, you might want to make sure your online presence won’t derail your MBA application efforts.

    If an admissions team is leaning toward admitting you to their program, it’s possible that ... Read More

  • Regardless of how a student decides to spend his/her summer, they should find some way to challenge themselves.

    This modus operandi will not only open up possibilities for a valuable, fulfilling and fun summer holiday, but it will also give significant muscle to a college application. By choosing to stretch their potential somehow, students will demonstrate ... Read More

  • Maybe “discouraging” is the wrong word. But most adcoms are doing their darnedest to get you to think about whether you really need to include an optional essay at all. There’s only one school that encourages the optional essay, but MIT is weird. Assuming they keep things the same this year, they’ll allow for an extra submission ... Read More

  • EXPARTUS MBA Admissions

    Most top business schools expect you to have work experience by the time you apply, but there are still some options if you’re currently in school. One of these is Harvard Business School’s 2+2 Program.

    2+2 is a deferred admissions program for students applying straight out of college ... Read More

  • In previous posts, we have discussed how the best way to tackle a difficult looking quantitative question on the GMAT is to clean it up – consolidating like terms, adding or subtracting inside of parentheses, or reorganizing variables to where it is easier not substitute equations.

    Not only is cleaning up quantitative questions helpful to cutting ... Read More

  • “Millennials. Gen Y’ers. Echo Boomers. Children of the ‘90s.”   Whatever term you prefer to describe early 20-somethings, if you’re a current college undergraduate student, you’re unique in a number of ways. Society views you as being more self-confident, collaborative, and impatient that those who came before ... Read More

  • It’s that time of year! Clear Admit is excited to announce the release of our 2016-2017 School Snapshots: FREE overviews of 32 of the world’s top MBA programs. These guides are designed to be your first step in learning about the schools and their student bodies as you decide where to apply for your MBA studies. Since their initial release in 2012, ... Read More

  • 1) In quadrilateral ABCD, is angle D ≤ 100 degrees?

    Statement #1: AB = BC

    Statement #2: angle A = angle B = angle C


    2) Point P is a point inside triangle ABC.  Is triangle ABC equilateral?

    Statement #1: Point P is equidistant from the three vertices A, B, and C.

    Statement #2: Triangle ABC has two different lines of symmetry that ... Read More

  • This post is most relevant to folks applying to Harvard Business School in 2016, but in many ways, it could be helpful for folks considering application essays for many business schools.  This year, the question on the application for the class of 2019 is simply the open ended question: “As we review your application, what more would you ... Read More

  • The following Duke / Fuqua interview report was submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 3 applicant who was admitted. Congratulations to them!

    I submitted my application on the day of my deadline, May 4th, for the class of 2017. I’m not sure if that was the reason I was interviewed by the Admission Officer director, but I’m glad I did.

    The ... Read More

  • Your Expert Guide to Self-Preparation For LSAT, GRE, GMAT, MCAT, and PCAT By Jay Cutts Lead Author, Barron’s LSAT and MCAT Prep


                                                    REMEMBER: The 3 Keys to Self-Prep Success:

    A well-planned study schedule High quality prep materials Peer support

    If ... Read More

  • Today we want to offer some tips for those of you who are just embarking on the admissions cycle for the 2016-17 season. In this post, we turn our attention to engaging the community of one’s target b-schools. Communicating with business school insiders can be beneficial for a number of reasons: In addition to learning about a given school and your ... Read More

  • All the business schools have one question in common for the applicants - "Why MBA?"It is be asked either in the application or during the interview. It is be asked either directly like "Why MBA?" or it could be asked indirectly like "Where do you see yourself after 5 years?" But it is always asked for it is very important for a business school to understand ... Read More

  • Last week, the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business announced that a new dean has been appointed to succeed Alison Davis-Blake when her term comes to an end on June 30th. Taking the reins is 39-year-old D. Scott DeRue, who joined the Ross faculty in 2007 as an assistant professor of management and has since gone on to lead the school’s ... 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.

    This upcoming week things appear to be quieting down, with three deposit deadlines that we are aware, and two decision releases; next week we will see ... Read More

  • When the College Board’s concordance tables were released last week for the SAT, many breathed a sigh of relief.

    Finally, the act to sat score conversion wouldn’t be so opaque. Then again, many were disappointed when the conversion tables seemed to make matters byzantine. And that’s no surprise: there are so many moving parts going on that really ... Read More

  • You’ve seen ’em. On all the forums. Some intrepid wanna-be MBA applicant posts their profile and asks for people to tell them if they’ve got a chance.

    It goes something like this:


    My profile at a glance: GMAT ... Read More

  • The busy MBA life is nearing completion. Without doubt, it has been one of the most happening years in my life to date. Working for the MBA Social Outreach Society was one great experience that I had during the MBA term. We got the opportunity to organize a number of events for various social causes as part of the club’s activities.

    We started off ... Read More

  • Spending time with your pet can help get you through the semester.

    You love dogs because… well, they are just so darn cuddly and cute. But did you also know that being around these friendly canines can improve your health?

    Being a dog lover reduces stress Studies have shown that dog owners are less likely to suffer from depression and have lower ... Read More

  • The University of Michigan has announced the Ross MBA deadlines for the 2016-2017 admissions season. The school operates its admissions process in three rounds, with decisions being released within a few months of the application deadline.

    Michigan / Ross MBA Deadlines for 2016-2017 Round 1 Application Due: October 3, 2016 Decision Released: ... Read More

  • Since the admissions season hasn’t really started (even though it has) we’re going to throw out some useful and productive ways for you to keep yourself busy and your head in the game for this whole MBA shindig you say you’re interested in.

    We’re gonna give you a reading list.

    Today we’re offering a random assortment ... Read More


    Eating Your Way to The Top: 4 Recipes that can cook up a storm Basically, this comes as a healthy alternative to the baseless chips snacking we all do once in a while, ... Read More

  • A celebrated professor who helped lead the school’s executive education program to its best performance in a decade will be the next dean of the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, effective July 1st, the school announced today.

    The school’s Board of Regents today approved a five-year appointment for D. Scott DeRue, who is currently ... Read More

  • Could a new app give MBAs more confidence in their speaking?

    From MBA applicants narrowing their focus to analytics and Big Data bringing big opportunities—catch all the trending stories for future business leaders.

    Narrower focus in business education A new survey released by the Graduate Management Admission Council, the folks who make the GMAT, ... Read More