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Interview with Wharton Director of MBA Admissions, Ankur Kumar

09/01/2013

In this interview, Ankur talks about Wharton’s new Team Based Discussion as part of the school’s MBA Admissions process, and offers admissions advice for applicants. Ankur, you yourself are a Wharton MBA grad. Where were you when you received the call to say you had been admitted to Wharton? I missed my call. I was […]

Top B-Schools Make Changes to MBA Admissions, but the Strategy for Success Remains the Same

06/12/2012

Did your chances of securing a place at one of the world’s top business schools just improve? Well yes, … and no. Several of the top US full-time MBA programmes have reported a significant drop in applicant numbers in the last 12 months, including the Columbia Business School with a 19% drop, and NYU Stern […]

Selectivity, Yield, and MBA Admissions Math

20/11/2012

Beyond the headlines of the latest Bloomberg Businessweek MBA ranking, there is a tremendous amount of data for potential business school applicants to analyze. From class size, cost, and curriculum to community spirit and careers, the survey responses from more than 10,000 graduates provide invaluable perspectives on the search for the right MBA fit. The Rankings History, […]

Harvard, Stanford and Humility: The MBA Admissions Trinity

01/10/2012

With 17 applications for each place in the MBA program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and close to 10,000 applicants hoping to join the incoming class at the Harvard Business School, it is no secret that leading MBA programs have a highly competitive admissions process. Schools like Chicago Booth, INSEAD, UC Berkeley-Haas and the Indian […]

Fortuna’s MBA Edge Step 7 – The Interview

24/09/2012

Interviewing is a lot like dancing. You should probably dress up for it, learn the steps beforehand, and know who is “leading” during the dance itself. Here’s our tip: YOU are NOT the leader.

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