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London Business School MBA Interview: Everything You Need to Know

Mar. 7th, 2022 | by: Emma Bond

London Business School has begun releasing MBA interview invitation for round two candidates. Due to the Covid pandemic, LBS is opting to conduct its interviews both virtually and in-person (typically in the location where you’re based). The LBS interview is a dynamic one, as beyond the standard one-on-one interview you’ll be asked to give a […]

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3 Reasons To Pursue An MBA In Europe Right Now

Feb. 28th, 2022 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

If your shortlist of business schools doesn’t include any top European MBA programs, it should. There are several distinct advantages to pursuing an international MBA. From the impressive ROI to peerless global leadership experience to make your resume stand out, more candidates are taking notice and targeting an MBA for an unforgettable international experience. European […]

MBA Interview Prep: What to Wear on Video

Feb. 25th, 2022 | by: Karen Hamou

Did you see this selfie of the business school dean that went viral? As ESMT Berlin Associate Dean Nick Barniville prepared to preside over a virtual MBA graduation via laptop in June of 2020, he posted a photo of himself (at left) in a tuxedo top with shorts and flip-flops below. Nowadays, most of us embrace […]

Advice for the Wharton 2021-2022 TBD Prompt + 5 Tips for Your Pitch

Feb. 23rd, 2022 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

Wharton interview invites are out and this year’s question is a doozy. Are you ready? The Wharton interview is distinctive among the M7 interview landscape for its Team Based Discussion, and this year continues with Covid Protocols and preparing to collaborate with your unknown teammates in a virtual format over Zoom. This approach means briefing yourself on […]

MBA Interview Prep For Stanford GSB + Example Behavioral Questions

Feb. 22nd, 2022 | by: Tatiana Nemo

Stanford GSB will conduct its MBA interviews both virtually and in person for round two, and invitations to interview have begun to go out. The GSB persists in being the most selective business school in the world, with an acceptance rate for the full-time MBA program below 6%. The school maintains the highest ratio of applicants to […]

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10 Tough MBA Interview Questions & How to Handle Them

Feb. 10th, 2022 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

What do you do when the MBA admissions interviewer asks you whether 3,599 is a prime number? (Besides trying not to break into a cold sweat.) Or, whether the government should apply tariffs based on a product’s environmental sustainability? Or how the pandemic has influenced the impact you’d like to make in your community? Now […]

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How to Get a Perfect 800 GMAT Score

Feb. 8th, 2022 | by: Marty Murray

Many people wonder how to score a perfect 800 on the GMAT, and often they hear that scoring 800 will not help their MBA applications or is virtually impossible. However, while I agree that business school admissions officers generally don’t view an 800 GMAT score much differently from how they view, for instance, a 770 […]


INSEAD To Welcome Lower GMAT Scores

Feb. 7th, 2022 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

News abounds on the topic of ever-higher GMAT averages among the world’s top business schools. As P&Q reported recently, 20 schools saw double-digit average GMAT gains in 2021. This includes a 5-point jump for Stanford GSB, which boasts a record-setting 738 average. Both Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan have a 730 average, which for […]

5 Top Tips: Reapply to Harvard Business School

Jan. 26th, 2022 | by: Karla Cohen

The first question I am usually asked is, “What did I do wrong?” after an MBA applicant is rejected. Don’t assume you did anything wrong – it could be you applied from an overcrowded sector and/or demographic. Check your assumptions and solicit feedback but be careful not to fall prey to hindsight bias. Just because […]

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7 Tips for International MBA Applicants

Jan. 19th, 2022 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

How we present ourselves and others is influenced by our culture, and these differences invariably impact your MBA candidacy. For example, a British applicant whose understated style makes her reluctant to boast in the MBA essays, versus an Indian – for whom tenacious self-promotion was frankly critical to his success, but whose tone could be […]

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