Stay on top of the latest
insights.

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

search

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.

CentreCourt MBA Festival is Essential Viewing

Oct. 1st, 2020 | by: Matt Symonds

This is your invitation to join the CentreCourt MBA Festival on October 6 & 7! CentreCourt brings together the Admissions Directors, Career Services Directors, and Deans from over 25 of the world’s top 35 business schools in a dynamic virtual format. Register now to secure your place. Whether you’re targeting a place next year and […]

Duke Fuqua Essays: Top Tips + ‘25 Random Things About YOU’ Example

Sep. 30th, 2020 | by: Catherine Tuttle

“Team Fuqua” may seem like a tagline or gimmicky motto, but that’s far from the truth. Fuqua’s mission is to transform its students into leaders who are equipped to inspire organizations in a way that leads to positive impact on the bottom line, but also positive impact on the world. Admissions is looking to create […]

5 Tips for Maximizing Virtual MBA Admissions Events

Sep. 29th, 2020 | by: Julie Ferguson

Generally speaking, online MBA events have replaced in-person admissions events and campus visits. Before the global pandemic, my advice to applicants was to visit campus in order to assess the personality of the school, get to know the community, and see if the program is a right “fit” for them. Now that the bulk of […]

MBA Interview Tips: the M7 landscape to Your Prep Strategy

Sep. 28th, 2020 | by: Malvina Miller Complainville

If you receive an MBA interview invite from an M7 business school, it’s a clear signal the school believes in your potential. At the same time, competition is fierce among prospective students, and in a year of record-breaking MBA application volume across the top business schools, the interview has never been more important. Nowhere is this truer […]

MBA Interview Prep: 3 Key Qualities of ‘Professional Presence’

Sep. 22nd, 2020 | by: Brittany Maschal

There’s an awkward coaching moment that most of us hope to avoid when preparing our clients for the MBA interview. As former senior admissions professionals at top-tier schools, my fellow MBA Admissions coaches and I are seasoned at navigating sensitive subjects while guiding candidates to convey their greatest potential as future business leaders. But anything […]

MBA Admissions Etiquette: 5 Essentials & Mistakes to Avoid

Sep. 21st, 2020 | by: Brittany Maschal

I have a few MBA applicants who talk to me like we are buddies, and we are not. I fear that if they communicate with anyone else in the business school admissions process (admissions officers, alums, student ambassadors, etc.) in the same way they communicate with me, they will seriously harm their chances of admission. […]

MIT Sloan Video Statement Tips & Strategy

Sep. 18th, 2020 | by: Brittany Maschal

Just as MIT Sloan eschews the M7 convention throughout its MBA application process (requiring a cover letter and org chart in lieu of traditional written essays), its MIT Sloan video component is unlike the others. Instead of seeing how you’ll field a series of randomly selected questions, MIT Sloan wants a one-take video statement in which […]

MIT Sloan Org Chart: How to Tackle It

Sep. 17th, 2020 | by: Heidi Hillis

In 2018, MIT Sloan became the first top tier MBA program to ask applicants for an organizational chart that outlines the “internal structure of your department and company.” Sloan’s application requirements already buck the M7 standard by sidestepping traditional written essays and soliciting a cover letter and video statement (see our related blog on How to Tackle […]

Kellogg MBA Interview: 3 Things You Need to Know + Tips to Prepare

Sep. 16th, 2020 | by: William Kotas

Kellogg is unique in many ways, not least that it’s the only top business school that seeks to interview every candidate who applies. It’s able to attempt this feat by flexing the strength of a worldwide network of passionate alumni, who opt-in both as ambassadors for the program and messengers to its admissions committee. The […]

MBA Application Advice: 5 Must-Dos Before You Hit Submit

Sep. 15th, 2020 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

The single most important thing you can do when you hit submit on your MBA application is to be confident that it’s the very best reflection of you and your candidacy – no matter which admissions round you’re targeting. Having reviewed thousands of applications during my career in MBA admissions, as head of Admissions at INSEAD […]

Sign up for a