Business School Essays Articles

Save My Essay! “Why a Part Time MBA?” Part 2

by Jim Jacobson on October 6, 2010

I put this “sample” essay out as the first of a series of articles about the types of things I am handed as an editor; [...]


Admissions Tip: The Optional Essay

by Clear Admit on October 1, 2010

We realize that the questions of whether to answer an optional essay and, if so, what to say are ones that loom large for many [...]


How to Approach Essay-Writing: Don’t Sweat It, Write It!

by Stacy Blackman on September 26, 2010

Once you know your deadlines and have mapped out a timeline, once you have planned and researched and made important decisions and once the essay [...]


Veritas Prep MBA Admissions Consulting Debrief 1 – money9111

by Richard Battle-Baxter on September 23, 2010

The following is a guest post by money9111, one of the five Giant GMAT Giveaway winners for Beat The GMAT.  For his prize, money9111 chose [...]


Admissions Tip: Specifics Persuade

by Linda Abraham on September 22, 2010

Reviewing a client essay served as the catalyst for this post. The Before and After examples have been changed, but they are similar to any [...]


ESSAY #2 “Demonstrate How You Will Contribute to the School…”

by Anthony Russomanno on September 19, 2010

With the upcoming application cycle getting closer, I have decided once again to connect with guest author Kofi Kankam, Co-founder & Director or Admit Advantage, [...]


Developing “Brand You”: The Way to Drive Home Your Main Points

by Stacy Blackman on September 18, 2010

Think for a moment about the audience for your business school application: you will be spending hour upon hour writing a magnum opus that may [...]


Save My Essay! “Why a Part Time MBA?” Part 1

by Jim Jacobson on September 14, 2010

Business school essays are no joke. Both talking up limited work experience and picking highlights from longer careers are a real challenge with restrictive [...]


ESSAY #1 “Be Succinct but Responsive to the Questions”

by Anthony Russomanno on September 11, 2010

Once again I have reached out to guest author Kofi Kankam, Co-founder & Director of Admit Advantage, an MBA advisory company.  Last week his article [...]


What You Need to Know About the MBA Programs

by Stacy Blackman on September 9, 2010

As my clients prepare to write the “Why MBA?” essay that most business school applications require, I am frequently asked the question “what do I [...]


How to Get in: Finance Pros

by Linda Abraham on September 6, 2010

You’ve got a few years of work experience in investment banking (or private equity or venture capital), a 3.7 GPA from a top university and [...]


Plan Ahead: Prepare Early for Your MBA Application

by Stacy Blackman on September 5, 2010

Planning ahead and preparing for the application process in advance can help make the MBA application process run more smoothly.  When it comes to your [...]


Learn How to Write a Killer Business School Essay

by David Park on September 2, 2010

I was reading some blogs the other day when I came across this fascinating post called My MBA Essay Gauntlet on the Random Wok blog. [...]


How to Overcome the Three Obstacles Faced by Older Applicants

by Linda Abraham on August 30, 2010

Last week we discussed who falls into the “older applicant” category and mentioned the three common concerns adcoms have when considering a more experienced applicant’s [...]