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Crafting the Perfect MBA Essay

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 30, 2013

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc2wwtm8oIQ[/youtube] In this video, Kofi Kankam, Co-Founder of Admit Advantage and a Wharton & Harvard MBA graduate, shares proven strategies for ensuring your essays are dynamic, authentic, and effective. [...]

University of Pennsylvania Wharton MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 30, 2013

Joining the trend of streamlined application essays, University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School has published only two required essay questions for the 2013 application. Wharton seeks diverse candidates who understand the Wharton [...]

Duke Fuqua MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 29, 2013

A clear application strategy is crucial to approaching these essays. Duke’s mission is to "identify, engage, and foster the development of future leaders of consequence," and you will want to [...]

De-Mystifying the GMAT Exam: A Closer Look at AWA & Verbal

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 28, 2013

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uakONJuYdsU[/youtube] Get an inside look at the GMAT exam from the makers of the GMAT exam! In part two of this two-part webinar series, Trevor Reaske, Field Marketing Coordinator for GMAC, [...]

Admissions Tip: Know Your Audience

by Clear Admit on Sep 27, 2013

As Round 1 deadlines approach (or, in the case of HBS, have already taken place!), applicants are coming to understand that applying to business school is an incredibly demanding process. [...]

How to Do Any Sentence Correction Problem - Part 1

by Clear Admit on Sep 24, 2013

For the past six months, we’ve been developing a new process for Sentence Correction. Some beta students and classes have seen it, but this is the first time we’re debuting [...]

Columbia Business School Redesigns Core Curriculum

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 20, 2013

Columbia Business School made headlines recently when it announced it will institute a redesigned core curriculum for the class of 2015 beginning this fall. The school also unveiled twelve new [...]

Admissions Tip: Declare Your Love and Explain It

by Clear Admit on Sep 20, 2013

With Round One deadlines for a number of programs just around the corner, it’s the time of year when many applicants are working hard on their application essays and learning [...]

Are B-Schools Targeting Older Applicants?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 19, 2013

Is there such thing as being too young or old for an MBA? In case you missed it, Bloomberg Businessweek ran an interesting article a few weeks ago called the [...]

MIT Sloan School of Management MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 18, 2013

On its website, MIT Sloan states that “MIT Sloan is simply more dedicated to creating effective innovation than any other leading school." Innovation is key for MIT Sloan and seeks [...]

De-Mystifying the GMAT Exam: A Closer Look at IR & Quant

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 18, 2013

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydt3-GOuHnY[/youtube] Get an inside look at the GMAT exam from the makers of the GMAT exam! In part one of this two-part webinar series, Trevor Reaske, Field Marketing Coordinator for GMAC, [...]

Try These Fixes for a Low GMAT Score

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 16, 2013

A strong performance on the GMAT is a key component of the MBA application to most top business schools. But what can you do if your score is not where [...]

Story Problems: Make Them Real - Part 2

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 16, 2013

Last time, we talked about how to make story problems real ; if you haven’t read that article yet, go take a look before you continue with this one. I’ve got [...]

$100M Gift for Michigan Ross School

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 15, 2013

Business school namesake and alumnus Stephen M. Ross will give $200 million to the University of Michigan to significantly transform the student experience at the business school and athletic campus, [...]

Story Problems: Make Them Real - Part 1

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 15, 2013

I’ve been on a story problem kick lately. People have a love / hate relationship with these. On the one hand, it’s a story! It should be easier than “pure” [...]

UCLA Anderson: 3 Tips for Recommendation Letters

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 14, 2013

The UCLA Anderson School of Management   MBA Insider's Blog recently provided three bits of advice for any applicant feeling flustered by the process of procuring letters of recommendation for [...]

MIT Sloan Launches Alumni-Student Mentoring Program

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 13, 2013

MIT Sloan School of Management has announced the creation of a new, online mentoring program that will match MIT Sloan alumni with MBA students to help them with career guidance [...]

Building Your MBA Story Strategy

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 12, 2013

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhNYDVNI5CI[/youtube] In this exclusive Beat the GMAT webinar, Marc Zawel, co-founder of  AcceptU , discusses how to build a story strategy for MBA applications that will help you stand out in the [...]

Delve Into the Nuances of the MBA Resume

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 11, 2013

Most MBA programs require a resume submission as part of the written application. This single-page document should highlight important aspects of an individual and often is an untapped opportunity for [...]

An International MBA: Why Opt for ISB in Asia?

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 10, 2013

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP7cmxdP0t0[/youtube] In today's economy, international exposure is an important factor for success. Hima Bindu, Admissions Senior Associate Director at the Indian School of Business , shares what studying in India entails [...]

2013-2014 NYU Stern Essay Analysis

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 9, 2013

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3f5Y0OJ3kOU[/youtube] Beat The GMAT is proud to present the NYU Stern Essay Analysis for 2013-2014! During our 11-part "Write Like an Expert" webinar series, Stacey Oyler of Clear Admit breaks down [...]

No Mute Button: 6 Tips to Ace Your MBA Interview

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 9, 2013

There is no mute button in an admissions interview to get into a top business school. Here are six interview tactics that will leave them wanting more of you. 1) [...]

2013-2014 London Business School Essay Analysis

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 8, 2013

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsXl4LjNUz8[/youtube] Beat The GMAT is proud to present the London Business School Essay Analysis for 2013-2014! During our 11-part "Write Like an Expert" webinar series, Jon Fuller of Clear Admit breaks [...]

2013-2014 Duke Fuqua Essay Analysis

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 7, 2013

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbv89ilgrcM[/youtube] Beat The GMAT is proud to present the Duke Fuqua School Essay Analysis for 2013-2014! During our 11-part "Write Like an Expert" webinar series, Jon Fuller of Clear Admit breaks [...]

Test Your Critical Reasoning Skills: Are Top GMAT Scorers Less Ethical?

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 7, 2013

Some interesting —and alarming—articles have been making the rounds lately, following on the heels of an academic study published by professors at the University of Akron and Cleveland State University. [...]

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