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Duke Fuqua 2020-2021 MBA Application Essay Analysis

by on Jul 3, 2020

  Duke Fuqua has shortened its MBA application essays for 2020-2021 MBA hopefuls. Previously, Duke had one of the longest MBA applications so this should come as a welcome and [...]

Focus on These 5 Areas for MBA Admissions Success

by on Jul 2, 2020

The MBA admissions process is rigorous and time-consuming. Therefore, having a strategy in place to guide you will go a long way toward helping you manage this experience. Admissions committee [...]

Interview with Personal MBA Coach Founder, Scott Edinburgh

by on Jun 30, 2020

This week we are changing things up a bit and turning the camera (so to speak) on Scott Edinburgh, Personal MBA Coach founder. Get Scott’s insight on the value of [...]

COVID-19 MBA Admissions Forecast

by on Jun 29, 2020

  About two weeks into the coronavirus pandemic, when the paralysis and shock started to fade, the volume of inquiries for round one MBA deadlines sharply increased at SBC. Many [...]

Harvard Business School Essay Analysis, 2020–2021

by on Jun 26, 2020

  Although Harvard Business School (HBS) has not made an official announcement about its 2020–2021 application essay question, the admissions committee has verbally shared that the program will be using [...]


by on Jun 25, 2020

Like many of us, Columbia Business School just wants to be loved. For a successful candidate that means making it clear to CBS that it is your first (and possibly [...]

Stanford GSB 2020-2021 Essay Analysis

by on Jun 23, 2020

  Stanford GSB, as expected, did not change the essay questions this year. However, Stanford lowered the combined word limit from 1150 to 1050 words, suggesting clients allocate up to [...]

Getting an MBA During the Pandemic

by on Jun 22, 2020

  Are you thinking about applying for an MBA during the pandemic? You'll have plenty of company, as some news outlets predict the largest year-over-year increase in MBA applications in [...]

Personal MBA Coach: Michigan Ross 2020-2021 Essay Analysis

by on Jun 18, 2020

  The University of Michigan Ross School of Business has released its application deadlines and essays for this season. Michigan Ross will have four application rounds for the 2020-2021 cycle [...]

Columbia Business School Class of 2023 - Essay Question Analysis - Fall 2020 - Spring 2021

by on Jun 16, 2020

As we predicted, Columbia Business School announced today that it will NOT be changing the three essay questions for class of 2023 business school hopefuls. While the application will open [...]

COVID-19 Won't Spike MBA Deferrals at Tuck School

by on Jun 15, 2020

Don't expect to see a raft of MBA deferrals at Tuck School of Business due to the COVID-19 crisis. In a recent update on the Tuck 360 Blog, admissions director [...]

Wharton 2020-2021 Essay Analysis

by on Jun 12, 2020

  The Wharton School has confirmed the 2020-2021 application essays. For the first time in two years, Wharton has decided to change the second essay question while essay 1 will [...]

Insider Intel for Chicago Booth Applicants

by on Jun 11, 2020

Starting an MBA in this economic, political, and social climate shows a real strength of character. These students have stepped forward to become change-makers, showing faith in the programs they’ve [...]

Harvard Business School Class of 2023 - Essay Question; Analysis - Fall 2020 - Spring 2021

by on Jun 9, 2020

  Once again, Harvard Business School was the first to kick off the official business school application season, sharing deadlines and details for class of 2023 hopefuls. While the application [...]

Snapshot of a Successful MBA Application Process

by on Jun 8, 2020

Sometimes, it's instructive (not to mention, fun!) to take a granular look at the successful MBA application process of an actual SBC client. Today, we've asked SBC consultant Kim (pictured) [...]

Explaining Your Contribution and Using School-Specific Info in MBA Application Essays

by on Jun 5, 2020

Many business schools use their essay questions as an opportunity to ask about the unique contributions you will make to their particular program. Unfortunately, candidates often make the mistake of [...]


by on Jun 4, 2020


How to Write Winning MBA Application Essays

by on Jun 2, 2020

  Essay questions for the 2020-2021 cycle are starting to be released, and there are many essay questions that candidates can and should get started on today Before you put [...]

MBA Consultants are Worth it When Applying to Elite Schools

by on Jun 1, 2020

The debate over whether MBA consultants are worth it is on the minds of countless MBA applicants. We are proud to be the only firm with a complete panel of [...]

Columbia Business School Class of 2023 - Updated Essay Question Analysis - Fall 2020 - Spring 2021

by on May 29, 2020

As predicted, Personal MBA Coach learned today that Columbia Business School will NOT be changing either the first or second essay questions for class of 2023 business school hopefuls. CBS [...]

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