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Harvard Business School Essay Analysis, 2019-2020

by mbaMission on May 17, 2019

  At last the 2019–2020 MBA admissions season has kicked off, with Harvard Business School (HBS) releasing (or shall we say rereleasing) its single application essay prompt. [...]


Get All Your MBA Application Questions Answered in This Five-Part Online Event Series!

by mbaMission on April 12, 2019

Are you thinking of applying to business school this year? Perhaps you are just starting to prepare for the GMAT or GRE exam, or maybe [...]


Best MBA Essay Writing Strategies

by Stacy Blackman on April 2, 2019

Have you heard of the STAR interview technique? It’s when an interviewer asks you a behavioral question (which usually begins, “Tell me about a time [...]


“Lead” vs. “Led” and Not Overusing Techniques in Your Application Essays

by mbaMission on March 8, 2019

A common mistake we see in our clients’ MBA application essays is the misuse of the verb “lead.” A deeply entrenched and widespread misunderstanding seems [...]


The Wharton School 2018-2019 MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on March 4, 2019

The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania has updated the second essay question in this set of essays this year. Wharton is seeking to understand [...]


Northwestern Kellogg 2018-2019 MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on February 18, 2019

Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management is a close-knit community that values a diverse community and philanthropy. As Melissa Rapp, Kellogg’s Director of MBA Admissions, [...]


Chicago Booth 2018-2019 MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on February 11, 2019

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is consistently rated in the top echelon of MBA programs in the United States and is known [...]


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 [...]


UT McCombs School Fall 2019 MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman on January 29, 2019

The UT McCombs School of Business is a globally recognized MBA program, located in Austin, Texas, a center of technology and business for the region. [...]


Things to Keep in Mind for the 2018-2019 Kellogg Essays

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on January 17, 2019

I’ve been fortunate to have returned to Kellogg twice in the past 2 months, once for my 25th year Kellogg MBA reunion and once as [...]


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, [...]


Duke Fuqua 25 Random Things: Do’s and Don’ts

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on November 26, 2018

Not surprisingly, Duke’s Fuqua School of Business is asking for the same 25 random things again this year. Having read this essay for more than [...]


Tips on Writing the Columbia Business School Essay: Loving that New York Frame of Mind

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on November 22, 2018

  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 [...]