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Successful Reapplicant to Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB

by Stacy Blackman on March 18, 2019

After being rejected by six top schools, Ed Redden reapplied the following year and won acceptances to both Harvard and Stanford’s MBA programs. Everyone hates rejection, [...]


Tips from Inside the HBS Interview Experience

by mbaMission on February 6, 2019

Devi Vallabhaneni, an HBS graduate and former HBS MBA interviewer, is now mbaMission’s HBS Interviewer in Residence, conducting HBS Intensive Interview Simulation Congrats—you received an invitation to [...]


January 2019 Event Roundup

by mbaMission on January 10, 2019

Are you applying to business school this year? If so, you can enroll in one of our free business school workshops, which are offered both [...]


How to Introduce Without an Introduction and Own Your Story in MBA Application Essays

by mbaMission on December 20, 2018

Most high school students in the United States are taught to write essays that have a formal introduction, a body that supports that introduction, and [...]


Deciding How Many Business Schools to Target and Choosing a “Safe” School

by mbaMission on December 13, 2018

When candidates consider their strategies for applying to MBA programs, many have a logical question in mind: To how many business schools should I apply? The answer, [...]


B-Schools Looking for More Than Just ‘Quant Jocks’

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on November 29, 2018

Many business school applicants worry that they don’t have a strong enough quantitative background to be accepted into a top program. If your entire career [...]


How to Take Ownership of Your Post-MBA Goals and Show They Are Attainable

by mbaMission on November 21, 2018

When admissions officers read your MBA application, they want to feel inspired by your personal statement; they want to know that you have a strong [...]


Wharton Team-Based Discussion 2018: What to Expect and How to Prepare

by mbaMission on October 31, 2018

The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania plans to send out Round 1 interview invitations on October 30, and once again, the school is [...]


Next Year Starts Now: A New Webinar Series for 2019–2020 MBA Applicants!

by mbaMission on October 3, 2018

Are you planning to apply to business school in 2019–2020? It is not too early to start preparing for your applications, and we can help! The [...]


Stanford Graduate School of Business Essay Analysis, 2018–2019

by mbaMission on September 26, 2018

If we were to choose an MBA essay question that we felt could be considered iconic, it would certainly be the Stanford Graduate School of [...]


Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, Essay Analysis, 2018–2019

by mbaMission on September 19, 2018

Last year, we noted that the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, seemed to have begun embracing the less-is-more movement with [...]


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT Sloan) Essay Analysis, 2018–2019

by mbaMission on September 12, 2018

The MIT Sloan School of Management’s application essay prompts make for an unusual but comprehensive set! First, you will have to provide the program’s unique [...]


Personal MBA Coach’s Tips For Kicking Off Round 2

by Personal MBA Coach on August 31, 2018

With summer coming to an end (though for those of us on the east coast it does not feel that way weather wise) and round [...]


New York University (Stern) Essay Analysis, 2018–2019

by mbaMission on August 29, 2018

New York University’s (NYU’s) Stern School of Business has simplified its application essays this season, dropping last year’s “Program Preferences” prompt, which asked candidates to [...]


University of Pennsylvania Wharton School Essay Analysis, 2018–2019

by mbaMission on August 22, 2018

Often spurned at the last minute for Harvard Business School (HBS), the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and, at times, Columbia Business School, the Wharton [...]