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  • The Baker Library at HBS

    HBS changed its essay question this year and made it no longer optional.

    At MBA Admissions Advisors, we thought that it would be useful to provide our readers with fresh recommendations to tackle Harvard’s new question. We also tried to summarize what the web is saying about it.

    Here is the new Harvard Business School’s ... Read More

  • Let’s make sure we have an accurate perception of what we are getting into. We often don’t take time to really consider, assess, and reflect because we jump on the MBA and JD bandwagon without researching one key element, and that is….. This shit is hard!!!! Not to say we shouldn’t pursue graduate education because of its difficulty, ... Read More

  • Wharton GMAT Score Ranges and Averages I’m just going to cut right to the chase on this one: no messing around because Wharton is not messing around when it comes to GMAT scores. In fact, it is the toughest out of all the top b-school dogs when it comes to scores.

    Let’s take a look at the numbers:

    For the Wharton incoming class of 2017, ... Read More

  • MBA Acceptance Rate by Country

    Most top American business schools brag about how internationally diverse they are. Although American business schools try to make sure they have students from all over the world, the reality is that there are winners and losers. Applicants from some countries have an easier time than others. In this analysis I calculated ... Read More

  • Your three MIT Sloan Fellows essays must collectively convey the unmistakable message that you surpass your peers through consistently outstanding impact, and that you are destined to become a leader in your company and even industry.  Simultaneously, the essays must convey fit with MIT Sloan’s enduring emphasis on being an innovative, principled ... Read More

  • The average GMAT score of this year’s MBA class means more competition.

    From a more diverse, more competitive entering MBA class to important insights from two business school deans—let’s dig into the latest headlines in the world of top-ranked MBA programs. Leave your comments below… please.

    Higher GMAT scores, more diversity at top-ranked ... Read More

  • Students applying to business school might be wondering: “Which MBA admissions factors matter most? What is the order of importance of the GMAT, TOEFL, GPA, Resume, Letter of Recommendation, Essay, and Interview in my business school application?”

    When asked which of the various application components is most important, a lot of Admissions Officers ... Read More

  • ($) Timewarps.

    by EssaySnark on August 27, 2015

    Continuing with WRITING WEEK, today we’ll talk about flip-flopping (not the kind that politicians do; this is the kind that some of you do, in your essays, a lot). Here’s a comment we left on a BSer’s main Duke essay some time back: Again, why are you telling us this here? Either group all of…

    While much of the blahg is available ... Read More

  • Once you have completed this exercise, you will be able to immerse yourself in the things that matter most to you (from a preparation perspective) on a given day, and save time in reworking an entire practice paper, or on going back and learning an entire concept because of one small segment within it.

    Set up interactions with friends who are at a ... Read More

  • What is your leadership style? Don't know?.. find out.What are some of the strengths and weaknesses that really make you YOU?What is unique about your personality and how you handle problems?One of the most important qualities of a true leader is that the leader knows himself much better than those who follow him.Like Sun Tzu said,"If you know your ... Read More

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  • McCombs Acceptance Rate Analysis

    McCombs School of Business is a top MBA program and part of University of Texas Austin. The full-time program is small; the class of 2017 is 267 students. McCombs average GMAT is 694 and average GPA 3.40. The acceptance rate is at the higher end of the spectrum at 35%. UT Austin also has an evening business school with ... Read More

  • We actually had a Brave Supplicant do this last year – and we were impressed with the creativity.

    We had read through several drafts of essays from this person and we kept commenting on the grammar errors around hyphenated words. We saw a bunch of instances like “team-dynamics” and “five-years” and “live-training” ... Read More

  • There’s mad hype around getting multiple degrees to complement or supplement a JD or MBA. It’s tempting: Why not apply to all the programs your heart desires? Pile ‘em on! What is there to lose?! Well, actually, a lot.

    As someone who’s in the middle of a joint degree program, I can attest to the challenges: money, time, logistics of moving ... Read More

  • HBS just announced the launch of HBX Live, its new virtual classroom. While not immediately relevant to Full Time MBA applicants, this is truly an exciting piece of news from HBS. Indeed, HBX Live promises to open the HBS classroom and the school’s famous case method to way more participants than was previously possible.

    According to Harvard ... Read More

  • Today, you’re going to see a step-by-step college application strategy in action:

    How to Get into Yale and Stanford.

    First, we will tell you a little bit about our student’s background information. For privacy sake, let’s call him Brian.

    Then, we’ll show you exactly how we helped Brian get into Yale and Stanford.

    Let’s get started.

    HOW ... Read More

  • The next video in the series, we take on an inference question in the Official Guide to the GMAT. This is the second video in the series, breaking down how to approach reading comprehension questions associated with the passage on Winters v. United States.

    This week’s board:

    If you want more practice with inference questions in the reading ... Read More

  • Since the GMAT is a computer-based event with time restrictions that can trip up even the most seasoned test-takers, it probably sounds absurd to think that adding work could actually help you get through a section faster. However, passages in the reading comprehension section of the GMAT can be particularly tricky, especially considering that at an ... Read More

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    By Megan Weyrauch on August 25, 2015

    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.

    It’s a dream come true: you were accepted into business school.

    Now, it’s time to prepare for long nights of studying ... Read More

  • It’s Day 2 of WRITING WEEK on the EssaySnark blahg! In case you missed our starting post: Don’t cheat your reader. Today we’ll talk about combining essay-writing strategy and tactics. When you have hardly any space in a bschool essay, you need to make every word count. Seems obvious, right? If it were, then we…

    While much of ... Read More

  • Data sufficiency is designed to measure your ability toAnalyse a quantitative problem Recognize which information is relevantSynthesize dataDetermine at which point there is sufficient information to solve a problem.Data sufficiency questions contains a question statement, followed by two sub statements labeled (1) and (2). Do not waste valuable ... Read More

  • It’s a banner year for business school students and alumni. From MBA programs to specialized master’s degrees in accounting, management, finance, and beyond, things are looking good across the board — and around the world.

    According to the GMAC 2015 Corporate Recruiters Survey, “2015 may well turn out to be the best year so far ... Read More

  • One Page to Bind them AllFor the uninitiated, this list will act as the starting point. For those who’re already familiar with various GMAT strategies, this will act as a revision list:GMAT Quant Strategies:When you don’t have a formula, always go back to the basics:An equation with 2 variables x and y can be solved for both variables only if there ... Read More

  • Registration & Breakfast This morning, we kick started day one of Foundation Week. We have had a busy morning welcoming our newly arrived MBA students to Smurfit Business School, that is the Full-Time MBA Class of 2016 and the Executive MBA Class of 2017. It has been a great morning meeting everybody, welcoming our international students to Dublin, ... Read More