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UCLA Anderson Essay Strategy for 2021-2022

Aug. 6th, 2021 | by: Jessica Chung

Over the last few years, UCLA Anderson has amended its required essays with ever-slimmer word counts, challenging applicants to be as direct and incisive as possible. Last year it makes the bold move by wiping the slate clean and replacing its slate of essays with a singular question, which endures for the 2021-2022 season. Required Essay: […]

How to Secure the Best Letters of Recommendation

Aug. 4th, 2021 | 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. The MBA essay questions understandably get a lot of early attention and focused effort. (For insider tips and advice for every top 20 business school, view the Fortuna […]

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Dartmouth Tuck Essays for 2021-2022: Tips & Strategy

Jul. 8th, 2021 | by: Amy Hugo

Dartmouth Tuck just opened its application for the Class of 2024, and in doing so replaced one of its essay questions. While many top schools have slimmed their MBA essays down to one or two questions, Dartmouth Tuck maintains three required essays (plus an optional prompt). That said, each Tuck essay has a hard cut-off at 300 […]

MIT Sloan MBA Strategy for 2021-2022: How to Tackle the Application

Jun. 30th, 2021 | by: Brittany Maschal

MIT Sloan just released deadlines for the Class of 2024, with round one set for Sept. 28, 2021, round two for Jan. 19, 2022, and round three on April 12, 2022. And while the application won’t be open until mid-July, MIT Sloan affirms that its application components remain the same. Its MBA application typifies the […]

Berkeley Haas Essays for 2021-2022: Strategy & Tips

Jun. 18th, 2021 | by: Sharon Joyce

Berkeley Haas released its deadlines for the Class of 2024, with round 1 due Oct. 12, 2021 and round 2 on Jan. 6, 2022. And while the application isn’t yet open, Haas affirms that its essay questions will remain unchanged. Berkeley Haas has been at the forefront of addressing inclusivity in business school and beyond, […]

Stanford GSB Essays for 2022-2023: Tips & Strategy on Writing What Matters Most

Jun. 15th, 2021 | by: Matt Symonds

Stanford GSB just released its deadlines for the Class of 2025, with a round one deadline of September 13, 2022, round two January 5, 2023, and a round three of April 11, 2023. Perhaps reassuringly, there are no major changes to Stanford GSB essays this year. The Stanford GSB’s two required essays and two optional […]

How to Earn a High GMAT Quant Score Without a Calculator

Jun. 6th, 2021 | by: Scott Woodbury-Stewart

Guest article by Scott Woodbury-Stewart, Founder & CEO, Target Test Prep Many GMAT test-takers, particularly those who don’t consider math their strongest subject, start to panic when they learn that they won’t have access to the GMAT calculator for the Quant section of the exam. The truth is that — unless there are special circumstances […]

5 Things to Do Now Before Starting the MBA this Fall

Jun. 2nd, 2021 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

Imagine: How do you want to feel when your head hits the pillow after your first day as an MBA candidate on campus? Thrilled to enter a new chapter of your life surrounded by fascinating people and big ideas, while appropriately daunted by the scope of challenge you’ve undertaken? Or will the quality of your […]

How to Get Into Stanford GSB: Entering Stanford’s MBA Program

May. 26th, 2021 | by: Rachel Erickson Hee

Stanford GSB is the most selective MBA program in the world – only 6.2% of its annual MBA applicants secure a seat in its class. The dean estimates that Stanford is the preferred choice for 3 out of every 4 applicants admitted to both HBS and the GSB. Meanwhile, the school’s small size lends itself to […]

Executive MBA vs MBA: 5 Key Differences

May. 24th, 2021 | by: Bill Kooser

As the MBA degree becomes more popular and competitive, an increasing number of schools are offering an alternative in the Executive MBA (EMBA). What is an Executive MBA? As opposed to a traditional full-time MBA, the EMBA is designed to appeal to working managers with significant experience. Both are general management degrees. Where the MBA […]

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