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  • Round 2 deadlines are coming up fast… Are you ready to click submit?

    R2 is a particularly tricky deadline because not only do you have the pressure of the MBA application, but you have to balance that with work, end of the year, AND the holiday season. That means everyone’s going to be rushing to the R2 deadlines in the last two weeks. However, ... Read More

  • The last couple of weeks have seen a flurry of activity on MBA Livewire regarding decisions for Columbia Business School’s Early Decision (ED) round. This makes Columbia one of the first MBA programs in the United States to get decisions out for the 2015-16 cycle – despite having a deadline for ED (October 7th) that […]

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  • This post has been republished in its entirety from its original source, María Belén Muñoz Toro, a Chilean student who will enter Oxford University’s Saïd Business School in January 2016, was awarded the second Oxford Executive MBA Scholarship for Women. Oxford Saïd offers the scholarship in association with the 30% Club, an organization ... 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. UNC Kenan-Flagler has its Round 2 deadline on Friday, December 4, at 5:00PM EST. Emory / Goizueta’s final notification for Round 1 […]

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  • Classes have been cancelled today at the University of Chicago, including the Chicago Booth School of Business, in response to an online threat of gun violence, according to a campus emergency update issued last night. University President Robert Zimmer said that FBI counterterrorism officials notified the school Sunday that an unknown individual had ... Read More

  • Last week was Thanksgiving in the United States, and on Thursday, millions of people took a break to reflect on everything they have to be grateful for. It’s a good time for MBA hopefuls to do the same.

    If you applied to schools in Round 1, you’re getting close to learning the final results of your efforts. Before you do, you should make a point ... Read More

  • Guest post by Vince Huang, Senior Admissions Consultant, The MBA Exchange   A common question I hear from smart, driven individuals is whether it’s better for them to jump into the “startup” life or to get an MBA education first.

    It’s never been easier to launch your own company or to join one that's eager to grow with ... Read More

  • The Duke adcom has sure bucked the trend. They’ve got not one, but two exceedingly permissively long essays, PLUS three short-answer questions that add up to another decently-sized essay. Plus an optional essay! And a supplemental answer if you need it! Man oh man, they’re just feeding you out all this rope for you to hang yourself with!

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  • We are currently having our first-ever Cyber Monday sale! That means ALL of our plans are 20% off our already reduced prices.


    Important details: You don’t need a coupon code. Just head to and click on your exam to find the reduced prices!

    The sale ends tonight at 11:59pm PST. So hurry on over!

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  • The following Columbia MBA interview report was submitted to Clear Admit by an Early Decision applicant. Congratulations to them! I had an interview at his office after working hours. The atmosphere was quite relaxed. Interview was nice and friendly. I think there were 2 parts on the interview. 1) The first part was like ice breaker. He asked […]

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  • The following Emory / Goizueta MBA interview report was submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them! My interview was with an adcom member. She did had my resume in front of her (she made a few notes on it during the interview), but she didn’t explicitly mention whether she had read my application. […]

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  • The following CMU / Tepper MBA interview report was submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them! My interview was with an adcom member. She mentioned that the interview was deliberately blind and she only had my resume. She encouraged me to feel free to use examples from my application. Questions were standard, no […]

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  • Every student has a predefined notion about a MBA degree:- hefty packages, good job opportunities, improvement in position and salaries but how many really know the journey of becoming a MBA student? Learning  management jargons, frameworks and business models, analyzing case studies & and eventually hopiing to reach the peak of self-actualization ... Read More

  • We hope you enjoyed that Thanksgiving turkey (or tofurkey)! Our friends at Veritas Prep are offering up a little extra gravy to go with those leftovers… From now through Friday, December 4, save up to $1,000 on GMAT Prep and MBA Admissions Consulting services from Veritas Prep. MBA Admissions Consulting Save $500 on a 1-School or 2-School ... Read More

  • The following Cornell / Johnson MBA interview report was submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them! I am from India. The interview was with an AdCom member on Skype. She had earlier replied to one of my queries by email so she remembered me and greeted me. The interview was semi-blind, she had […]

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  • We say we don’t do this, and yet here we are… We don’t publish “sample” essays. However today we’re going to offer you a veritable goldmine for your recommenders. We have some sample letters for you to pass along to them. If you’ve been paying attention, you may already have taken advantage of this. These…

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  • MBA Open Evening

    by The UCD Smurfit MBA Blog on November 26, 2015

    The first Opening Evening for the classes of 2016 took place Wednesday evening in UCD Smurfit School with the newly installed Christmas tree in the front hall which gave the occasion a rather festive feel. This event concentrated on the post experience Masters and MBA programmes and was a lively event with a good crowd with lots of questions on the ... Read More

  • The following IESE MBA interview report was submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant. Good luck to them! The interview itself is very conversational. Adcom is friendly and attentive. Focused on firstly extracurricular activities during college, and then career goals. Expressed some concerns for CG (I aim for a career switch) and then switched ... Read More

  • On behalf of everyone here at Stacy Blackman Consulting, today we’d like to wish our U.S.-based readers and clients a lovely Thanksgiving and a joyous holiday season.

    In this time of gratitude, we give thanks for you, our loyal blog readers. We appreciate your confidence in our work and are grateful that you’ve chosen us as a trusted resource ... Read More

  • Left to right: Vince Cooney, Michael McDonnell, Sumit Chopra, Arka Banerjee, Finbarr Coghlan, Sreekanth Nagabhushana, Siddarth Raghunathan, Patrick Farrell, Minh Le, and Majid Al-Farayedhi (looking like an extra from Tron). UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is most known well for sculpting minds and international leaders. In November, it ... Read More

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    by EssaySnark on November 26, 2015

    Today is Thanksgiving in the States – gobble gobble! Tomorrow is a holiday, too, though the ‘Snark may be popping in from time to time in case anyone is diligently writing essays and needs help! Otherwise: Happy eating/drinking/shopping/sleeping! Read More

  • In this week’s Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, we take a look at how the business school community is getting into the gratitude-filled season that surrounds Thanksgiving. MIT / Sloan students decided to show their thanks through a fun photo booth setup: Jose Miguel Belloso Lara on Thank-A-Thon and three lessons learned from fall […]

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  • One of the most sought after graduate degrees is indubitably the MBA: there are many reasons for this, some related to the demand for top flight management professionals in today’s world, and some related to the opportunities that an MBA degree open up.

    We get many questions from people we coach about whether the MBA will still be a valuable ... Read More

  • This post has been republished in its entirety from its original source, UCLA Anderson School of Management MBA program grad Brian Thomas was still a student when he raised the money to start his business, Clutter, a self-storage company that offers a mobile app and customized packing and delivery services. Thomas has described Clutter ... Read More

  • The GMAT is administered year-round, so, unlike other standardized tests, you can take it at almost any time. However, test dates and times fill up quickly, especially during MBA admissions season. As with the rest of your business school application, planning ahead of time is key. Here are three timelines for GMAT success in 2016 […] Read More

  • Limited work experience? You can still make your business school application stand out.

    Which business schools come out on top in the latest MBA rankings? How can you impress the admissions committee when you have limited work experience? Why are so many applicants still plagiarizing their essays? Learn the answers to these questions and more in our ... Read More

  • Three of the most important statistical measures on the GMAT are the mean (or average), median and standard deviation. Familiarize yourself with these terms and these questions will become much easier. Read More

  • So we’ve been known to throw cold water on the idea of using bschool to launch a business.

    Yet the schools are putting more and more focus on this, and it’s certainly a shift in work and society, in that more and more of us will need to be entrepreneurial in how we manage our careers.

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    By Sarah Christine Davis on November 23, 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.

    As we delve deeper into adulthood, many of us are beginning to host our own Thanksgiving dinners.

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  • What will actually be on your score report? When will it arrive? Will your schools get it at the same time as you?

    In this week’s video I answer all these questions and more. Everything you need to know about your GMAT Score Report.

    Check out this week’s board!  

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  • At 5:00PM EST on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, our newsletter subscribers will receive a special freebie in their inbox. Don’t suffer from FOMO. Sign up today to be in the know on this deal (and any future deals). Benefits of signing up for the Clear Admit Newsletter: A Free Clear Admit Product. We must be […]

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  • While many folks in the U.S. celebrate the arrival of Thanksgiving (or an excuse to watch American football and pig out on decadent sweet and savory treats), there are others who cringe at the idea of cooking an extravagant multi-course feast. If you’re wondering what late night calls to the Butterball turkey help line have […]

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  • That was a question we got after our post on how to do the Booth essay. Can you write an essay-essay for Booth? Instead of a PowerPoint-essay? Of course you can. But is it OPTIMAL? That’s a question only you (or perhaps with EssaySnark’s help) can answer. It really depends on what you have to…

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