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2013-2014 MIT Sloan MBA Essay Analysis

by Beat The GMAT on Aug 31, 2013

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylYQFcYXg_0[/youtube] Beat The GMAT is proud to present the MIT Sloan Essay Analysis for 2013-2014! During our 11-part "Write Like an Expert" webinar series, Marc Zawel, Co-Founder & CEO of AcceptU, [...]

2013-2014 Kellogg MBA Essay Analysis

by Beat The GMAT on Aug 30, 2013

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13dyNefvVTo[/youtube] Beat The GMAT is proud to present the Kellogg School of Management Essay Analysis for 2013-2014! During our 11-part "Write Like an Expert" webinar series, Jon Frank, CEO & Founder [...]

Diversity Application Through The Consortium

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 30, 2013

Lydia was confused about the various options available to her as she started researching for her MBA application. As an African-American applicant she realized that her profile was underrepresented in [...]

Admissions Tip: Applying to Business School as a Younger Applicant

by Clear Admit on Aug 30, 2013

As many of our readers know, it has become increasingly common for younger individuals to apply to MBA programs. Whereas the average age and years of work experience at the [...]

How to Answer Multi-Source Reasoning Questions - Part 2

by Clear Admit on Aug 30, 2013

In the first part of this article , we took a look at how to read MSR passages and take some light notes. We finished off with a problem—now let’s [...]

2013-2014 Harvard Business School Essay Analysis

by Beat The GMAT on Aug 29, 2013

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4AnKHXHe9s[/youtube] Beat The GMAT is proud to present the Harvard Business School Essay Analysis for 2013-2014! During our 11-part "Write Like an Expert" webinar series, Travis Morgan of Veritas Prep breaks [...]

Quick Fixes To Improve Your MBA Application

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 29, 2013

Here are five quick fixes that could every easily move your application from a ‘maybe’ to a ‘yes.’ 1)  This is not the time to ho-hum.   Applying to [...]

Kellogg Adds Video Essay Component

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 26, 2013

The upcoming MBA admissions season is full of change, as several schools sharply reduce the number of essay questions or word count, require fewer letters of recommendation, and get creative [...]

Columbia Alumni Give $40M for Manhattanville Campus

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 25, 2013

Columbia Business School recently announced that two of its alumni have pledged a combined $40 million toward the construction of the school’s innovative new Manhattanville campus. Finance titans Arthur J.  [...]

Smith School Appoints New Dean with Global Outlook

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 24, 2013

The University of Maryland recently announced that it has appointed Alexander J. Triantis as dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business . Triantis, who has been with the [...]

Group Interview Advice from Michigan Ross Admissions Director

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 23, 2013

As many readers know, the University of Michigan Ross School of Business will introduce a group exercise as an optional component of the upcoming MBA application season. It's not actually [...]

Last-Minute Community Service

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 22, 2013

When Ali started working with Stacy Blackman Consulting he had stellar undergraduate grades, an impressive GMAT score and consistently growing work experience at a prestigious investment bank. What Ali did [...]

How to Read Multi-Source Reasoning Problems - Part 1

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 22, 2013

Given that Integrated Reasoning may become more important for those who want to go into consulting or banking, let’s take a look at a Multi-Source Reasoning (MSR) problem! In this first [...]

UCLA Anderson School of Management MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 21, 2013

UCLA Anderson always kept the application process streamlined, with only two required essays. This year the required essays were reduced to one, focusing only on your career goals. With such [...]

LBS Previews 2013-2014 MBA Essays

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 20, 2013

London Business School has launched an MBA admissions blog, and the first post by Oliver Ashby , head of MBA recruitment and admissions, gives a sneak peak of the essay [...]

Don’t Ignore a Low GPA in B-School Applications

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 17, 2013

MBA candidates have anxiety over many facets of their applications, from less-than-stellar GMAT scores to weak quantitative profiles to blemishes on their academic records. One common weakness facing MBA hopefuls is a low undergraduate [...]

Admissions Tip: Planning for the R1 MBA Deadlines

by Clear Admit on Aug 16, 2013

Anyone who’s familiar with the MBA application process knows that August moves forward at an accelerated pace, and come September, entire weeks seem to disappear. To help this year’s Round [...]

Consulting Firms Might Start Using IR

by Clear Admit on Aug 14, 2013

Bloomberg Businessweek recently reported that Bain & Co, a well-respected management consulting firm, is considering using Integrated Reasoning scores in its hiring process . What does this mean for you? Bain [...]

Evaluate in Which Round to Submit Your B-School Application

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 13, 2013

I field questions every admissions season from clients about when to submit business school applications. They ask if they have a better shot in round two rather than round one, [...]

Don’t Be a Delusional MBA Candidate

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 8, 2013

As you continue your business school research and narrow down your list of favorites, there are several things to keep in mind throughout the process. Here are my eight suggestions [...]

Business School-Hosted Blogs

by Clear Admit on Aug 7, 2013

As the summer progresses and applicants begin researching their target schools in more depth, we would like to highlight a valuable research tool: school-hosted blogs. The last few years have [...]

The Master Resource List for Reading Comprehension

by Clear Admit on Aug 6, 2013

They manage to pick such interesting topics for RC, don’t they? It’s always the kind of thing you’d choose to read at home in your free time! Wait. No, that’s not [...]

Meet the 2013-2014 MBA Watch School Champions

by Beat The GMAT on Aug 2, 2013

Out of 73 candidates we have selected 6 dedicated Beat The GMAT members  to champion MBA Watch, the largest social media platform for MBA applicants, for the entire 2013-2014 application [...]

Cornell's Johnson School Launches One-Year Tech MBA in NYC

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 1, 2013

The Johnson School at Cornell University has announced it will launch a new one-year, full-time MBA program based in New York City that combines business, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. The [...]