MBA Admissions Articles

  • Your MBA Application Checklist

    Your MBA Application Checklist

    by on June 27th, 2016

    A checklist—there’s nothing simpler, you might think. And you’d be right. That checklists are so simple is what makes them so powerful. In The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, surgeon Atul Gawande … Read More

  • 2016-2017 NYU Stern MBA Essay Tips

    2016-2017 NYU Stern MBA Essay Tips

    by on June 26th, 2016

    As the NYU Stern School of Business website states, “Stern develops leaders who make an impact on business and beyond.” Evolving from a pure finance school into one that focuses on areas like entertainment and … Read More

  • 2016-2017 Berkeley Haas Essay Tips and Application Deadlines

    2016-2017 Berkeley Haas Essay Tips and Application Deadlines

    by on June 25th, 2016

    The Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley requires applicants to answer three essay questions when applying to attend their program in sunny California. Haas’ MBA application deadlines for … Read More

  • 2016-2017 Wharton Essay Tips and Application Deadlines

    2016-2017 Wharton Essay Tips and Application Deadlines

    by on June 24th, 2016

    The Wharton School of Business has released deadlines and essay questions for 2016-2017 MBA applicants. Wharton’s MBA admissions deadlines are: Round 1: September 27 Round 2: January 5 Round 3: March 28 Wharton has … Read More

  • Which MBA Essays Should You Work on First

    Which MBA Essays Should You Work on First

    by on June 23rd, 2016

    While not all Class of 2019 MBA applications have gone live yet, several programs have posted their essay questions so that applicants can get going on their drafts. But how should you pick which school to start with? … Read More

  • How to Use a Huge Failure to Your Advantage in Your B-School Application

    How to Use a Huge Failure to Your Advantage in Your B-School Application

    by on June 22nd, 2016

    A couple weeks ago, NPR ran a segment called When a Resume of Failure Becomes a Recipe for Success. Listening to it got me thinking about the role of failures and embracing failures in the MBA application process. When … Read More

  • GRE vs. GMAT for B-School

    GRE vs. GMAT for B-School

    by on June 21st, 2016

    The GMAT is required by many business schools. But more and more often, graduate business programs are also accepting the GRE. If you have recently decided to get a graduate degree in business, you may wonder which of … Read More

  • MBA Social Media Strategy: Be Careful Before You Post That Selfie

    MBA Social Media Strategy: Be Careful Before You Post That Selfie

    by on June 20th, 2016

    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 … Read More

  • How to Score a Great Letter of Recommendation

    How to Score a Great Letter of Recommendation

    by on June 19th, 2016

    When applying to business school, it’s tempting to only focus—or focus too heavily—on your GMAT score. After all, that’s within your control, the result of stellar GMAT prep. But any and every part of your … Read More

  • The MBA Recommendation Game Changer

    The MBA Recommendation Game Changer

    by on June 18th, 2016

    Recommendations are important. How important? Well, here’s what Stanford Dean of Admissions Derrick Bolton had to say in an interview with the Stanford Business Reporter: If you asked me “could I make a decision on … Read More

  • 2016-2017 Wharton Essay Topic Analysis

    2016-2017 Wharton Essay Topic Analysis

    by on June 17th, 2016

    Following up on our announcement earlier this week with the Wharton essay topics for the 2016-2017 admissions season, we wanted to offer our essay topic analysis for the Class of 2019 UPenn MBA hopefuls. The Wharton … Read More

  • Countering a Low Verbal Score in MBA Admissions

    Countering a Low Verbal Score in MBA Admissions

    by on June 15th, 2016

    MBA applicants know too well the pain of receiving a lousy verbal GMAT score. It can feel like the end of your career before you’ve even started, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Since b-school students are … Read More

  • What to Do if You’re Light on Extracurriculars

    What to Do if You’re Light on Extracurriculars

    by on June 14th, 2016

    If you’re applying to business schools in Round 1, the process of pulling your materials together will consume much of your life in the coming months. Of particular focus will be planning how to best position yourself. … Read More

  • 2016-2017 Berkeley Haas MBA Essay Topic Analysis

    2016-2017 Berkeley Haas MBA Essay Topic Analysis

    by on June 13th, 2016

    Now that the Haas MBA essay topics have been announced for the 2016-2017 season, we wanted to offer our thoughts on how to approach each of these prompts for business school applicants targeting the UC Berkeley MBA … Read More