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How to Craft a Stand-out Resume for Your MBA Application

Jan. 23rd, 2018 | by: Jody Keating

Let’s face it: Chances are that there’s someone applying to your target school with the same job title. Applying to a top tier business school means you’ll be competing with many high-achieving wunderkinds with like profiles, especially if you happen to be working in consulting, tech or finance. That’s why your resume needs to demonstrate […]

This Season’s MBA Essay Changes, and How to Tackle Them

Jan. 17th, 2018 | by: Matt Symonds

According to legend, novelist Ernest Hemingway was challenged by fellow writers to tell a full story in six words. His response, penned in a few minutes on a bar napkin, won him $10 from each challenger: 
“For sale: baby shoes. Never worn.” UC Berkeley Haas showed some literary panache in setting this challenge to MBA applicants […]

How to Secure the Best Letters of Recommendation

Jan. 15th, 2018 | by: Jessica Chung

Ensure your MBA letters of recommendation are poised to tip the balance in your favor – from selecting your recommenders to preparing them to champion your candidacy. Your MBA letters of recommendation offer business schools a third-party perspective on your management and leadership potential, interpersonal skills, teamwork abilities, and fit and readiness for their program. […]

How to Use LinkedIn to Enhance Your MBA Strategy

Jan. 3rd, 2018 | by: Sharon Joyce

When AdCom views your LinkedIn profile – and chances are good they will – make sure it will tip the balance in your favor, not undermine your MBA application.    It’s no surprise that your social media posts are fair game within your business school candidacy. More than one-third of admissions officers visit applicants’ social media […]

8 Tips for Tailoring Your Business School Application

Dec. 29th, 2017 | by: Amy Hugo

When reviewing your MBA application, you want the Admissions Committee to think, ‘Ah, they really understand the culture of our school.’ What does it take to customize your application to a specific MBA program? It’s tempting to want to plug your winning story into play for each program on your list once you’ve done the […]

Waitlisted? Six Actions To Take Now

Dec. 26th, 2017 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

While the waitlist can be tormenting, there are specific actions you can take now to increase your chances of MBA admissions success. Learning that your dream school has placed you on its waitlist is frustrating, and often disheartening. It certainly beats being rejected. But it’s also maddening – to be so close to your goal […]

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Why Wharton Outshines Harvard in the Ranking of MBA Rankings

Dec. 16th, 2017 | by: Matt Symonds

Rankings success isn’t a new thing for Wharton. Wharton sat at the top of the BusinessWeek ranking from 1994 to 2000, and over the past 25 years has claimed the #1 spot no fewer than 10 times in the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking. But the last time they received the #1 distinction was in […]

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Fortuna Ranking of MBA Rankings 2017 – European Business Schools

Dec. 11th, 2017 | by: Matt Symonds

Which is the #1 ranked MBA program in Europe? It depends on who you ask. For the FT and BusinessWeek the winner in 2017 is INSEAD. Ask The Economist the same question and they say that this year it is HEC Paris. Forbes throws up other options, ranking IMD and LBS at #1 (in separate […]

Why Tyrion Lannister Should Run Your Organization

Dec. 11th, 2017 | by: Matt Symonds

Teaching leadership to the next generation of executives takes more than academic theory. So MBA programs around the globe have been tripping over themselves of late to find creative ways to engage students on their personal leadership journey. Budding captains of industry have consequently found themselves lifting lessons from the works of Shakespeare, from polar […]

Fortuna Ranking of MBA Rankings 2017 – US Business Schools

Nov. 20th, 2017 | by: Matt Symonds

Fortuna Admissions has compiled the results of the big five MBA rankings of the last 12 months to produce the Fortuna Ranking of MBA Rankings 2017. How do the top business schools in the US perform when you combine these results? The big news is that Wharton has displaced Harvard at #1, based on its […]

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