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Yale SOM MBA Interview: What to Expect & How to Prepare

Sep. 30th, 2021 | by: Zachary White

The Yale SOM interview tends to be a comfortable and friendly interview experience, lasting approximately 30 minutes, with a second year MBA student or member of the admissions committee. A unique feature of Yale SOM’s MBA Interview is its pre-interview assignment. If you’re invited to interview (as are approximately 40% of applicants), you’ll be asked […]

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GMAT Prep: How to Score High on Verbal

Sep. 28th, 2021 | by: Marty Murray

Scoring high on the GMAT Verbal section is an important part of earning an impressive Total Score on the GMAT. Furthermore, business schools generally prefer to see “balanced” GMAT Quant and Verbal scores as opposed to wildly divergent ones, because both quantitative skills and management-level reading and analytical skills are necessary for success in business […]

Tips for Writing the HBS Post-Interview Reflection

Sep. 22nd, 2021 | by: Karla Cohen

The HBS Post-Interview Reflection is a distinctive element of the Harvard MBA evaluation process, and you’ll have just 24 hours to submit it the Admissions Committee after your interview. At first blush, this might feel like a timed test version of the HBS essay (‘what more would you like us to know as we consider […]

MBA Interview Tips: the M7 landscape to Your Prep Strategy

Sep. 20th, 2021 | 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 […]

How to Answer Stanford GSB’s Essay: What Matters Most To You and Why?

Sep. 9th, 2021 | by: Matt Symonds

In opening its application for the 2020-2021 cycle, Stanford GSB demonstrated that its iconic essay question persists for well over a decade. Stanford’s “What matters most to you, and why?” query embodies the sentiment ‘simple but not easy.’ It demands a level of profound self-awareness and unapologetic authenticity that can overwhelm the most excellence-driven applicant in […]

Top MBA Programs Waiving the GMAT – Waiver Information

Sep. 3rd, 2021 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

Top MBA Programs Waiving GMAT Test Scores An increasing number of MBA programs are waiving the GMAT. In other words, you can submit your application without a GMAT or GRE score. Should you consider applying in round one without a GMAT score? Or should you take the GMAT and see how you do, and apply […]

GMAT Prep Strategies: How to Study While Working

Aug. 23rd, 2021 | by: Scott Woodbury-Stewart

So you’re preparing for the GMAT — no easy task by itself — and you’re also working a demanding job that has the uncanny ability to usurp your every waking moment. Do you worry about how to prepare for the GMAT efficiently without going bonkers? There are a few time-tested strategies that you can use […]

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How to Get Into IESE Business School: 5 Top Tips

Aug. 12th, 2021 | by: Lisa Bevill

IESE’s star continues to rise. This year, the Barcelona-based business school ranked #1 in the Economist’s Full-time MBA ranking, where it has maintained the #1 or #2 spot since 2016, and it is rarely out of the top five in the Financial Times. It also boasts an impressive ROI: more than 95% of the graduates […]

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IESE Essays for 2021-2022: Tips & Strategy

Aug. 11th, 2021 | by: Lisa Bevill

IESE opened its application for the 2021-2022 cycle, and in doing so made some changes to its slate of MBA essays. IESE Business School 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 your career aspirations. The combination of […]

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Cambridge Judge Essays for 2021-2022: Tips & Strategy

Aug. 9th, 2021 | by: Karen Ponte

Cambridge Judge opened its application for the 2021-2022 season, and in doing so revised its first essay related to post-MBA career goals. Along with INSEAD, Judge continues to evade the business school trend of fewer MBA essays, requiring your thoughtful response to no less than four required questions. Yet its word counts are deceptively slim […]

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