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Michigan Ross Class of 2022 – Essay Questions & Analysis – Fall 2019 – Spring 2020

by Personal MBA Coach on June 18, 2019

University of Michigan Ross School of Business has released its application deadlines and essays for this season. Ross has delayed its Round 2 and Round 3 deadlines a bit this [...]


H1B Visa Program Updates to Benefit MBA Students in the US

by Stacy Blackman on June 17, 2019

There’s good news for international MBA students! The H1B visa program has been updated to benefit international graduate students, who will now effectively get two [...]


Columbia Business School Class of 2022 – Essay Questions & Analysis – Fall 2019 – Spring 2020

by Personal MBA Coach on June 14, 2019

Columbia Business School has just released its application deadlines* and essays for this season. Read below for Personal MBA Coach’s tips on tackling this year’s questions. *Applications are reviewed [...]


Essay Writing 101

by Personal MBA Coach on June 11, 2019

As the questions begin to roll out for 2019-2020 applicants (Harvard Business School and Columbia Business School have already released their questions, and more schools are expected [...]


Face Off: Stanford GSB vs Berkeley Haas

by Stacy Blackman on June 10, 2019

The school selection process for MBA applicants can seem overwhelming. With so many great business schools, how do you decide which one is right for [...]


Columbia Business School Essay Analysis, 2019–2020

by mbaMission on June 7, 2019

One of the first top programs to release its essay questions for this season, Columbia Business School (CBS) is again hitting candidates with a mix [...]


Harvard Business School Class of 2022 – Essay Question & Analysis – Fall 2019 – Spring 2020

by Personal MBA Coach on May 28, 2019

Once again, Harvard Business School was the first to officially kick off the official application season with yesterday’s announcement (as predicted) that its application question [...]


Should You Specialize Your MBA Degree?

by Stacy Blackman on May 27, 2019

  Unlike a master’s degree in finance or accounting or other specialty, an MBA is by definition a generalist program, exposing students to many different disciplines [...]


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. [...]


Use Social Media to Strengthen Your MBA Application

by Stacy Blackman on May 13, 2019

We’re going to tell you something you probably already know: if you’re applying to an MBA program this year, be careful about what you post [...]


MBA Success Story: From 24 Apps, 19 Dings to 1st in Class at Emory

by Stacy Blackman on May 6, 2019

“I wrote 24 applications over two years and was turned down nineteen times in a row before anyone said yes, and all said-and-done I received [...]


What Makes a Great MBA Resume?

by Stacy Blackman on April 22, 2019

First, the (kinda) bad news: it’s unlikely you’ll be able to use the current version of your resume for your business school applications. In fact, [...]


Should Your MBA Application Strategy Include ‘Safety’ Schools?

by Stacy Blackman on April 15, 2019

The term safety school gets thrown around quite a bit in MBA admissions, and it’s important for applicants to have a clear understanding of what that term [...]


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 [...]