Stay on top of the latest

Advice, tips and insights from the MBA
admissions dream team.


We offer a wealth of tips and strategies across a range of topics—from application advice on Harvard or INSEAD to acing the GMAT, writing essays, navigating MBA interviews and more.

IESE Barcelona

IESE Essays: Tips & Strategy

Jun. 17th, 2021 | by: Lisa Bevill

While the IESE application isn’t yet open for the 2021-2022 cycle, it’s not too early to start preparing your application – especially when it comes to crafting your MBA essays. IESE is forward focused and career advancement driven and the application aims to understand your career development and growth, how the MBA aligns and what are […]

Columbia Business School MBA Essays for 2021-2022: Tips & Strategy

Jun. 16th, 2021 | by: Karen Hamou

Columbia Business School just posted its deadlines for the Class of 2024, along with a new essay question related to diversity and inclusion. However, Columbia now gives you a choice for essays 2 and 3. Unlike its M7 rivals, Columbia operates on a rolling admissions process – both for early and regular decisions – and […]

Stanford GSB Essays for 2021-2022: Tips & Strategy on Writing What Matters Most

Jun. 15th, 2021 | by: Matt Symonds

Stanford GSB just released its application for the Class of 2024, with a round one deadline of September 9, 2021, and round two January 5, 2022. Also noteworthy: the website lists a round three deadline “TBA” and provides some additional guidance on how to choose an application round. Perhaps reassuringly, there are no major changes […]

Kellogg MBA Essays for 2021-2022: Strategy & Tips

Jun. 8th, 2021 | by: Fortuna

Kellogg Northwestern released its application deadlines for the Class of 2024 (round one is Sept. 15, 2021), affirming that the Kellogg MBA essays remain unchanged. However, Kellogg has refreshed question 3 of its video essays. Last year’s prompt named the momentous events of 2020 and asked how you responded. Similarly, this year’s question will be […]

Kellogg MBA Video Essays & How to Tackle the New Question

Jun. 7th, 2021 | by: William Kotas

Kellogg asks each applicant to complete a video essay component after submitting its MBA application. This year, the school gives you all three questions upfront. This year, Kellogg has refreshed question 3 of its video essays. Last year’s prompt named the momentous events of 2020 and asked how you responded. Similar to previous years, this year’s […]

How to Earn a High GMAT Quant Score Without a Calculator

Jun. 6th, 2021 | by: Scott Woodbury-Stewart

Guest article by Scott Woodbury-Stewart, Founder & CEO, Target Test Prep Many GMAT test-takers, particularly those who don’t consider math their strongest subject, start to panic when they learn that they won’t have access to the GMAT calculator for the Quant section of the exam. The truth is that — unless there are special circumstances […]

5 Things to Do Now Before Starting the MBA this Fall

Jun. 2nd, 2021 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

Imagine: How do you want to feel when your head hits the pillow after your first day as an MBA candidate on campus? Thrilled to enter a new chapter of your life surrounded by fascinating people and big ideas, while appropriately daunted by the scope of challenge you’ve undertaken? Or will the quality of your […]

Wharton MBA Application: Tips From a Former Admissions Director

Jun. 1st, 2021 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

Wharton just released its MBA application deadlines for the Class of 2024 (round 1 due Sep. 8, 2021). And while the application won’t be open until July, it’s not too early to get started. Part of the venerated trinity known as HSW (Harvard/Stanford GSB/Wharton), and a place in Wharton’s incoming class is more competitive than […]

How to Get Into Stanford GSB

May. 26th, 2021 | by: Rachel Erickson Hee

Stanford GSB is the most selective MBA program in the world – only 7% of its annual MBA applicants secure a seat in its class. The dean estimates that Stanford is the preferred choice for 3 out of every 4 applicants admitted to both HBS and the GSB. Meanwhile, the school’s small size lends itself to […]

Executive MBA vs MBA: 5 Key Differences

May. 24th, 2021 | by: Bill Kooser

As the MBA degree becomes more popular and competitive, an increasing number of schools are offering an alternative in the Executive MBA (EMBA). As opposed to a traditional fulltime MBA, the EMBA is designed to appeal to working managers with significant experience. Both are general management degrees. Where the MBA is an immersive, full-time experience, […]

Sign up for a