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

Jul. 19th, 2019 | by: Matt Symonds

In opening its application for the 2019-2020 cycle, Stanford GSB demonstrated that its iconic essay question persists for well over a decade: What matters most to you, and why? This elegant 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 […]

Brand-building & Storytelling for the MBA: Your How-To Guide

Jul. 13th, 2019 | by: Curtis Johnson

We all have a personal brand, regardless of whether or not you intentionally manage it (and if you don’t, let this be your impetus to start). In short, your personal brand encompasses what you represent, what you stand for and what comes front of mind to people when they see your name. What traits, qualities […]

Tips on Financial Aid for Part-Time MBAs

Jul. 12th, 2019 | by: College Coach

The harsh reality is that scholarships and grants for part-time MBA students are limited. Many institutions who award scholarships to part-time students offer small awards, and they may not be renewed after the first year, or even first term. Part-time programs often assume that your employer will be sponsoring your degree through tuition assistance. If […]

7 Essential Tips for GMAT Prep

Jun. 26th, 2019 | by: Joanna Graham

Business schools have reported a significant rise in GMAT averages over the last 15 years. Last fall, the average GMAT score was 732 for the incoming classes of Stanford GSB, Wharton and Kellogg, and for HBS it was 730. And while your GMAT score is just one component in your broader narrative, it’s clear why […]

5 Top Tips: Reapply to Harvard Business School

Jun. 24th, 2019 | by: Karla Cohen

Don’t presume that Harvard Business School isn’t interested in your candidacy solely because you’ve been rejected before. Often, MBA candidates endure more than one application cycle before securing a coveted place at their dream school. Furthermore, approximately 10 percent of HBS candidates apply more than once. Navigating the process once gives you more concrete information […]

Positioning A Post-MBA Pivot to Consulting In Your Business School Applications

Jun. 21st, 2019 | by: Michel Belden

The possibility of making a career transition to consulting from an unrelated discipline is the motivating factor for many a business school candidate, especially given the willingness of consulting firms to recruit MBAs from a broad spectrum of backgrounds. The challenge, however, is that “consulting” has morphed into an overarching, reflexive professional aspiration for MBA […]

7-Step Strategy For Your MBA Application

Jun. 5th, 2019 | by: Fortuna

MBA admissions deadlines for the world’s top business schools are rolling out for the class of 2021. Harvard Business School’s R1 deadline is Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Second up is Chicago Booth’s R1 deadline of Thursday, September 26 and Wharton’s on September 17. This gives you roughly three months to apply for a top-notch MBA […]


May. 29th, 2019 | by: Fortuna

Getting an MBA from one of the world’s top business schools will provide you with a coveted distinction. Because no two programs are alike, exploring your options effectively and efficiently means deploying a strategic research process. So, what aspects are most important for your decision-making and how do you create a target list of schools? […]

Essential tips before you start your MBA application

May. 28th, 2019 | by: Fortuna

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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INSEAD Announces New Masters in Management Program

May. 23rd, 2019 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

INSEAD today announces the launch of it’s new Master in Management programme (MiM). Like the INSEAD MBA, it follows an intense one year format, but unlike the MBA, it targets candidates coming out of undergraduate programs, before they enter the job market. This rounds out INSEAD’s portfolio of programs, which to date has only addressed candidates with […]

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