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Duke Fuqua Essays for 2022-2023: Top Tips + ‘25 Random Things About YOU’ Example

Jun. 15th, 2022 | by: Catherine Tuttle

“Team Fuqua” may seem like a tagline or gimmicky motto, but that’s far from the truth. Duke 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 […]

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Chicago Booth Essays for 2022-2023: Tips & Strategy

Jun. 13th, 2022 | by: Bill Kooser

Chicago Booth announced application deadlines for the Class of 2025 and affirmed that its MBA essays will remain the same. Booth application deadlines: Round 1 on Sept. 22, 2022, round 2 on Jan. 5, 2023, and round 3 on April 11, 2023. And while the application won’t be live until later in June, it’s not […]

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Texas McCombs MBA Essays for 2022-2023: Tips & Strategy

Jun. 11th, 2022 | by: Sharon Joyce

The McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas in Austin recently released its deadlines for the Class of 2025, with a round one deadline of Oct. 11, 2022. There are some notable changes to the McCombs application, including the debut of required video questions and the option to participate in a “McCombs Admission […]

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Wharton MBA Essays for 2022-2023: Tips & Strategy

Jun. 2nd, 2022 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

Wharton announced application deadlines for the Class of 2025 and affirmed that its MBA essays will remain the same. Wharton MBA application deadlines: Round 1 on Sept. 7, 2022, round 2 on Jan. 4, 2023, and round 3 on March 29, 2023. And while the application won’t be live until July, it’s not to early to […]

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Essential tips before you start your MBA application

Jun. 1st, 2022 | by: Fortuna Admissions

You’ve decided to pursue an MBA. Now that it’s nearly June, you’re starting to think about how to tackle the laborious application process. The amount of time, money and effort you’re gearing up to invest means that where you go to business school will be one of the biggest life decisions you’ll make. Re-imagining your […]

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HBS Essay for 2022-2023: New word count + tips

May. 25th, 2022 | by: Karla Cohen

Today, Harvard Business School released its MBA Application Guide for 2022-2023, confirming that its singular essay question remains intact: “As we review your application, what more would you like us to know as we consider your candidacy for the Harvard Business School MBA Program?” However, there’s a noteworthy change: The Harvard MBA essay now has […]

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How to Choose a Business School: 8 Key Factors

May. 17th, 2022 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

Getting an MBA from one of the world’s top business schools will provide you with a coveted distinction. Honing your target list of MBA programs demands self-awareness and introspection from the outset — a practice that continues throughout the application process. It also takes smart strategy. To make the most of your time and energy (not […]

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How To Research MBA Programs: 4 Key Tips

May. 3rd, 2022 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

Most MBA admission committees are obsessed with fit, and you should be too. That’s why you’ll want to adopt a fit-centric mindset to optimize your time and effort when narrowing down your short list of target schools. Why? Too often, candidates assume that if they get into a top MBA program, they are destined for a […]

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Should I Go to Grad School?

Apr. 30th, 2022 | by: Fortuna Admissions

“Should I go to grad school?” As seasoned admissions coaches, our answer invariably is: It depends. A graduate degree is a coveted distinction, especially from a top program. And while the best graduate degrees promise to enhance your job and financial prospects, not all degrees are created equal. When asking, “what should I go to grad […]

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Understanding the Different Types of MBA Programs

Apr. 28th, 2022 | by: Fortuna Admissions

Committing to pursuing the Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a life-changing endeavor. People that are drawn to risks and rewards associated with entrepreneurship, management, or corporations can duly benefit from business school. And, business school isn’t just about creating decision-makers — it’s about creating leaders. The most important qualities for catalyzing meaningful change across […]

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How To Negotiate An MBA Scholarship + Example Letter

Apr. 25th, 2022 | by: Catherine Tuttle

You’ve won an MBA scholarship, but not from your dream school. Should you take it? It’s a fortunate dilemma to have, but one that ties many of our clients in knots around this time of year. The scenario typically goes like this: You’ve been offered a good scholarship at one school – but not your […]

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Positioning Extracurriculars on Your MBA Application: Mistakes to Avoid

Apr. 22nd, 2022 | by: Heidi Hillis

As an MBA candidate, how you articulate your extracurricular involvement contributes to your overall story. Ideally, well-positioned extracurriculars will clarify and reinforce your passions, involvement in community, and commitment to pursuits outside of work. As mentioned in part one of this series on how to position extracurriculars on your business school application, what you share with the admissions committee sends […]

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