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Strategic advice on executing your MBA application, including tips on your résumé, data forms, and essays.

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Feb 9, 2016

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The MBA Interview: Think You’re An Expert? Take Our Quiz

Are you ready for your MBA interview? Test your knowledge of the interview process at the leading business schools by taking our short quiz! We promise you’ll learn a thing or two along the way. Plus, there’s a special offer for anyone who completes the quiz…

Jan 11, 2016

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Admissions Tip: Background Checks

With a slew of schools releasing their R1 notifications just before the holidays, we know that many of our readers will be asking about the background checks conducted by leading programs. Here are some quick facts to help explain the process: 1. What are background checks? Background checks involve the... Read more »

Jan 6, 2016

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MBA Admissions Mashup: R2 Deadlines and Admissions Tips

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from admissions blogs at the top business schools. Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be in the midst of Round 2 deadlines and so this week’s MBA Admissions Mashup focuses on the latest admissions tips from the various adcoms... Read more »

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Jan 4, 2016

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Admissions Tip: Data Forms

With MBA programs’ Round 2 deadlines coming thick and fast over the next two weeks, we wanted to offer some words of advice about an often overlooked element of one’s file: the application data forms. All too often, candidates leave these online application forms for the last minute, even rushing... Read more »

Dec 2, 2015

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MBA Admissions Mashup: Thanksgiving & Admissions Tips

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from admissions blogs at the top business schools. This week’s MBA Admissions Mashup features many reasons for why admissions teams are thankful this season as well as some handy admissions tips to help you prep for Round 2. But first,... Read more »

Nov 16, 2015

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Admissions Tip: Letters of Support

While business schools require candidates to submit anywhere from 1-3 recommendations as part of the regular admissions process, we’re devoting this admissions tip to a lesser known relative of the formal recommendation: the letter of support. The letter of support is very different from a typical letter of recommendation, in... Read more »

Nov 11, 2015

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MBA Admissions Mashup: Veterans Day Edition

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from admissions blogs at the top business schools. As today (in the United States) is Veterans Day, several business school blogs are paying homage to our veterans. This week’s MBA Admissions Mashup highlights those posts, in addition to a look... Read more »

Nov 9, 2015

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Admissions Tip: The Résumé

Your résumé serves three purposes in the application process. First, for those in the early stages of the application process, it’s a great place to start when crafting your overall positioning strategy – to distill the essentials of your candidacy into a concise summary. Second, the résumé is a great tool... Read more »

Nov 4, 2015

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MBA Admissions Mashup: It’s Interview Season

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from admissions blogs at the top business schools. If you’ve already checked out MBA LiveWire, you may have noticed that over the past couple of weeks it’s been lighting up with interview invites from Wharton, Michigan / Ross, London Business... Read more »

Nov 2, 2015

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Admissions Tip: Submitting Additional Materials

For those of you who applied in Round 1, your applications are now submitted and you are ideally hearing from some of your target schools regarding interview invites. You should be feeling good about all the work you put in and are perhaps even a bit excited about any upcoming... Read more »

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