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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 […], MIT Stern, INSEAD, Kellogg, MBA video questions, acing your video interview, MBA video component

How to Ace Your MBA Video Questions

Nov. 16th, 2017 | by: Matt Symonds

The video statement isn’t only a challenge – it’s a valuable opportunity to bring your application to life. More business schools are adopting a video component in their applications than ever before. This year, the MIT video statement went from optional to mandatory, and last year Rotman, Yale and INSEAD adopted the practice. While programs have different […]

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Tailoring Your MBA Application to Yale SOM

Nov. 14th, 2017 | by: Fortuna

If you’re serious about Yale SOM, make sure your application is specifically tailored to its unique mission, values and culture. Any business school, for that matter, wants to be your number one choice. That means cutting and pasting isn’t going to win hearts and minds. But what does it take to effectively customize your MBA […]

Why European Business Schools Should Seize The Day

Nov. 10th, 2017 | by: Matt Symonds

  European MBA programs are on a roll. The oft-debated ‘Trump effect’, and concerns about stricter US immigration policy, combined with a growing appetite for the shorter one-year course length preferred by many European MBA programs has rocketed demand over the last year. GMAC Stats The Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC)’s annual Prospective Students Survey […]

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