MBA Admissions Articles

  • 2014-2015 Cornell MBA Essay Tips

    2014-2015 Cornell MBA Essay Tips

    by on October 30th, 2014

    Over the past several years Cornell’s Johnson MBA program has revamped everything from the curriculum, to the programs offered by the school to the application process. Candidates can now choose between a traditional … Read More

  • 2014-2015 Northwestern Kellogg Essay Analysis

    2014-2015 Northwestern Kellogg Essay Analysis

    by on October 29th, 2014

    The Kellogg School of Management is going positively retro with its rather robust application components this admissions season, requiring two written essays and two video essays. The school seems to actually want to get … Read More

  • 2014-2015 Cornell Johnson MBA Essay Analysis

    2014-2015 Cornell Johnson MBA Essay Analysis

    by on October 28th, 2014

    You can be forgiven for feeling a little annoyance with Johnson at Cornell University’s decision to unnecessarily complicate things this season by stipulating a character limit, rather than a word limit, for its MBA … Read More

  • The Case For Writing About Your Passions

    The Case For Writing About Your Passions

    by on October 27th, 2014

    Imagine you’re an admissions officer, into the third week of reading applications. You’re rubbing your fatigued eyes, having already pored through 20 applications today. Private equity, private equity, investment … Read More

  • Preparing For Your B-School Interviews

    Preparing For Your B-School Interviews

    by on October 25th, 2014

    Whether you’ve recently submitted your Round 1 business school applications or are still in the application-writing process, now is a great time to get ready for your upcoming interviews. One of the most useful … Read More

  • 5 Tips for Getting into the Best Business Schools

    5 Tips for Getting into the Best Business Schools

    by on October 24th, 2014

    Get into the best business schools by preparing early! If you’ve been following along, you’re probably already familiar with the handy MBA application checklist we gave you a few weeks back. For you underclassmen out … Read More

  • 7 MBA Interview Tips

    7 MBA Interview Tips

    by on October 23rd, 2014

    What makes a great MBA Interview? We’ve gotten MBA interview tips from former admissions counselors, our own expert consultants, and even our successful applicants have weighed in. And now, our COO Lauren Herskovic is … Read More

  • MBA Application Guide from MBA@UNC

    MBA Application Guide from MBA@UNC

    by on October 22nd, 2014

    At Admissionado, we believe it’s our responsibility to get you the best MBA application related information on the Internet. Now this isn’t easy. Even once you get past the cat memes and celebrity gossip, there is … Read More

  • Demonstrating Your B-School Interest

    Demonstrating Your B-School Interest

    by on October 20th, 2014

    One of our goals at Fortuna is to provide you with valuable insider information, from former MBA Admissions Directors, to help with your business school applications. When we were gatekeepers at our respective business … Read More

  • Top Insider Tips for Applying to HBS

    Top Insider Tips for Applying to HBS

    by on October 17th, 2014

    Since Harvard Business School reduced its application requirement to just one essay in 2013 (which is now an optional essay), applying to HBS became a lot easier. But getting in is a whole other story. Several other top … Read More

  • Long-Term Goal Essay: Changes? Transitions? Does it Matter?

    Long-Term Goal Essay: Changes? Transitions? Does it Matter?

    by on October 16th, 2014

    One of the most common pieces of feedback I hear from admissions committees for rejecting applicants at top schools is that, when candidates apply on their own, they often fail to successfully voice a realistic long-term … Read More

  • MBA Interview Advice from a Former Admissions Counselor

    MBA Interview Advice from a Former Admissions Counselor

    by on October 15th, 2014

    After weeks of endless essay editing and resume revamping, all your hard work has paid off because you got an invite for an MBA interview! You’re basically at the finish line … right? WRONG. While the MBA interview … Read More

  • How to Discuss Leadership if You’ve Never Led a Team

    How to Discuss Leadership if You’ve Never Led a Team

    by on October 14th, 2014

    What counts as having “enough” leadership experience? Many candidates write to me very concerned that they will not meet the standards of the top-10 business schools because they feel they do not have enough … Read More

  • Is My GPA High Enough? (FAQ)

    Is My GPA High Enough? (FAQ)

    by on October 13th, 2014

    “Do you think my GPA is too low?” This is one of the most frequent questions I get from MBA applicants. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Research about each business school’s … Read More