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Praise for the Clear Admit Guides and the MBA Planner App

One of our newest contributors to Fridays From the Frontline, texaswannabecali recently shared her thoughts about the Clear Admit Fuqua School Guide, which she refers to as a “one stop shop.”  Here are some highlights from her blog:

“It lays a really good foundation of organized info on which you can build upon by allowing you to spend more time researching the details that are most relevant to you…I actually learned a lot about Fuqua that I hadn’t even thought to research or look into.”

texaswannabecali wraps up her review by saying, “I would highly suggest getting a copy,” and goes on to give her readers some insight into Clear Admit’s MBA Planner App:

“I especially find this useful for the essays such as Duke’s ’25 Random Things.’ I tend to forget the so-called interesting things I’ve experienced in my 24 years of life when put on the spot to actually list them, so I like the fact that when I randomly think of something, I can just whip out my phone and make a note.”

With Round 1 deadlines just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to do school research and get organized!  All 27 Clear Admit School Guides are available for immediate download in the Clear Admit Shop and you can find the MBA Planner App in the iTunes App Store.

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FREE Columbia School Guide – 24 Hours Only!

school guidesIn honor of our new Admissions Counselor Erin Hale, who joins us after three years in the Columbia Business School admissions office, Clear Admit is excited to offer applicants one FREE school guide to Columbia Business School.  Available for immediate download, each Clear Admit School Guide offers informative and detailed profiles of leading business schools; the definitive guide to CBS, the Columbia School Guide provides insight into the program’s core curriculum, popular professors and access to business leaders in NYC, among much more.  Prospective Columbia applicants should be sure to take advantage of this special offer, but even prospective applicants of other programs could benefit from learning more about what the Clear Admit School Guides have to offer. Admissions officers, applicants and the press all agree that the Clear Admit School Guides are a vital tool to successfully navigating the MBA admissions process.

In order to download your free Columbia School Guide, simply go to the Clear Admit Shop and enter coupon code CBSSG14 at checkout.  This limited-time offer ends tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. EST. 

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Trivia Tuesday: Public Management and Social Innovation at Stanford GSB

Stanford Social InnovationThis week in Trivia Tuesday, in which we highlight the distinguishing aspects of top business schools, we’re opening up our Stanford School Guide for a closer look at their Public Management and Social Innovation Program.

“The Public Management Program (PMP) was founded in 1960s by then-dean Arjay Miller to promote communication and collaboration between leaders of government and business. His experience as president of Ford Motor Companies provided the impetus for this initiative; in this role, he witnessed firsthand the misunderstandings between politicians and those in the private sector. The PMP became part of the Center for Social Innovation in 2000, and today the Center has the broader mission of preparing students to address social and environmental problems. Continue reading…

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Clear Admit Releases Revised 2014-2015 School Guides to Anderson, Darden, Fuqua, Haas, INSEAD, Johnson, LBS, Ross and Yale SOM!

We are excited to announce the release of the second batch of 2014-2015 Clear Admit School Guides!  Revised editions of the UCLA Anderson, Darden, Fuqua, Haas, INSEAD, Johnson, LBS, Ross and Yale SOM guides are now available for immediate download in a mobile-friendly PDF format to help you meet your tight time constraints as an MBA applicant. Earlier this month we published new editions of the Chicago Booth, Columbia, Harvard, Kellogg, MIT Sloan, NYU Stern, Stanford, Tuck and Wharton School Guides.

Included in the 2014-2015 editions are the most current information from leading programs – ranging from areas such as admissions guidelines to class demographics and placement statistics – as well as insights into year-over-year trends.  Our guides include* quotes from students, information on school-specific special programs, exclusive Clear Admit Q&As with admissions directors and career services directors, and our team’s analysis of essay topics.

The Clear Admit School Guides will help you to:

  • Become an expert on your target schools overnight
  • Craft essays that stand out in the admissions process
  • Compare schools head-to-head using objective data that goes beyond published rankings and school-published marketing materials
  • Prepare for your admissions interviews by knowing your target schools inside and out
  • Make an informed decision about where to enroll

Stay tuned to our blog for the release of the 2014-2015 versions of our remaining nine School Guides at the end of this month!

To purchase the latest editions of the Clear Admit School Guides, visit the Clear Admit Shop.

*Be sure to use the “Look Inside” feature to review each guide’s contents.

 

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Trivia Tuesday: Chicago Booth’s International MBA

Trivia Tuesday: Chicago Booth’s International MBA

internationalWelcome once again to Trivia Tuesday, our weekly examination of the offerings that help distinguish the top business schools from each other.  Today we’re focusing on Chicago Booth’s International MBA, as featured in the Clear Admit Guide to Booth.

“Chicago Booth is one of the only leading MBA programs that gives students the opportunity to pursue a specialized International MBA (IMBA) degree.  To receive the IMBA, full-time students must spend one academic term abroad, complete five courses related to international business and demonstrate proficiency in a non-native language before graduation.  Chicago requires interested students to declare their intent to pursue the IMBA in Autumn Quarter of their first year, significantly earlier than most of their peers.

“The IMBA shares the same core requirements as the traditional Chicago Booth MBA, which means that students first receive a solid foundation in general business principles before focusing on international topics.  In addition to completing the 10-course core curriculum, IMBA candidates must take at least five more courses in international business, at least three of which must be offered by Chicago Booth.  Because this course sequence is meant to provide them with a deep understanding of the global economy, IMBA students are not permitted to concentrate in international business, as the designation would be redundant. Continue reading…

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Clear Admit Releases Revised 2014-2015 School Guides to Columbia, Harvard, Kellogg, Stanford, Wharton and more!

We are excited to announce the first release of the Clear Admit School Guides, updated for 2014-2015!  Praised by both admissions officers and applicants, the School Guides profile top business schools in detail, addressing programs from the perspectives of students, faculty, alumni and the popular press.  The latest editions of the Chicago Booth, Columbia, Harvard, Kellogg, MIT Sloan, NYU Stern, Stanford, Tuck and Wharton guides, among a number of other titles in our publication lines, are available for immediate download in our mobile-friendly PDF format, offering the information, convenience and timeliness that busy MBA applicants need.

Included in the 2014-2015 editions are the most current information from leading programs–ranging from areas such as admissions guidelines to class demographics and placement statistics–as well as insights into year-over-year trends.  Our guides include* quotes from students, information on school-specific special programs, exclusive Clear Admit Q&As with admissions directors and career services directors, and our team’s analysis of essay topics.

The Clear Admit School Guides will help you to:

  • Become an expert on your target schools overnight
  • Craft essays that stand out in the admissions process
  • Compare schools head-to-head using objective data that goes beyond published rankings and school-published marketing materials
  • Prepare for your admissions interviews by knowing your target schools inside and out
  • Make an informed decision about where to enroll

Stay tuned to our blog for the release of the 2014-2015 versions of our remaining 18 School Guides throughout this month!

*Be sure to use the “Look Inside” feature to review each guide’s contents.

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Trivia Tuesday: Master Classes at Columbia Business School

columbia_low_library-300x183This week in Trivia Tuesday, where we highlight the distinguishing aspects of top business schools, we’re opening up the Clear Admit School Guide to Columbia Business School to learn more about Columbia’s Master Classes.

“In the fall of 2006, Columbia introduced Master Classes, a new type of elective course. Each Master Class is organized around a theme, such as Operations Consulting or Private Equity & Entrepreneurship in Africa, and incorporates a se­mester-long experiential project. The projects are designed in conjunction with partner companies or organizations and conclude with students making a managerial recommendation to the partner organization. The Master Class program utilizes alumni and practicing professionals as teachers and mentors to ensure that students are exposed to both theory and prac­tice within the MBA curriculum…. Continue reading…

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Trivia Tuesday: Entrepreneurship at Fuqua

Duke FuquaHello and welcome to another edition of Trivia Tuesday, in which we examine individual program elements that differentiate the leading MBA programs from their peers. Today, we’re digging into the Clear Admit School Guide to Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in order to share with you some insights about the school’s entrepreneurship offerings.

“Fuqua established the Center for Entrepreneurship and In­novation for students interested in founding their own busi­nesses or pursuing careers in venture capital or private equity. The center works to incorporate practices and ideas associated with entrepreneurship into Fuqua’s curriculum.

“The teaching style of the school’s entrepreneurship electives varies, with both lecture-based and experiential offerings common. The more traditional, lecture-based classes include Entrepreneurial Strategy and Venture Capital and Private Equi­ty, while the experiential options include Invention to Applica­tion and the Mentored Study in Entrepreneurship. Continue reading…

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For a Limited Time Get a FREE Resume Guide

Strategy GuidesIn preparation for the 2014-2015 admissions seasons, we’re offering each member of the Clear Admit community a FREE Clear Admit Resume Guide for a limited time only!  Use the code FREERESUME14 at checkout to redeem your free guide between now and Friday, June 20 at 11:59 pm EST.

This comprehensive guide will teach you how to tailor the content and format of your résumé to the unique requirements of the business school application process. Includes illustrative examples, a résumé verb list and two full sample templates.

And don’t forget you can send us your resume at any time for a free assessment of your MBA candidacy!

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Trivia Tuesday: Entrepreneurship Support at UC-Berkeley Haas

entrepreneurship supportIt’s time again for Trivia Tuesday, our weekly look at the programs, resources and opportunities that differentiate the leading business schools. Today we take a peek into the Clear Admit School Guide to Haas School of Business, and share an excerpt on the resources offered to students interested in pursuing a career in entrepreneurship.

“Aspiring entrepreneurs at Haas can take advantage of a variety of academic and extracurricular resources to sup­port their goals. The school’s entrepreneurship offerings are organized by the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship, which was founded in 1991 to serve as the focus for UC Berkeley’s programs in innovation and new enterprise development. The center’s busy calendar of events provides numerous learning opportunities for students who plan to enter industries such as venture capital, social entrepreneurship, high technology and biotechnology enterprises.

“Each year, the Haas School offers over two dozen elective courses designed to support future entrepreneurs (see Figure 3.1). Beyond its course offerings, the Lester Center supports a variety of extracurricular opportunities for networking and exploration. The center’s Entrepreneurs Forum brings Bay Area leaders to campus to discuss topics in entrepreneurship and innovation. Topics of recent forums include ‘The Power of Mobile in Emerging Markets’ and ‘The 2012-13 Angel & Ven­ture Capital Financing Overview.’ The Entrepreneurs Forums tend to attract professional entrepreneurs and venture capi­talists from throughout the Bay Area, making these events a valuable opportunity for networking as well as for education. Continue reading…

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Trivia Tuesday: Social Enterprise Initiative at Harvard

social enterpriseIt’s time again for another edition of Trivia Tuesday, our weekly examination of the programs and opportunities that differentiate the leading MBA programs.  This week we take a peek into the Clear Admit School Guide to Harvard Business School to share an excerpt on HBS’s Social Enterprise Initiative.

“Founded in 1993 with the support of John C. Whitehead ’47 and funded by continued donations from alumni, the Social Enterprise Initiative (SEI) aims to prepare both MBA and Executive Education students for socially responsible leader­ship in nonprofits, public management and private ventures. Several MBA electives, as well as the Required Curriculum’s Leadership and Corporate Accountability course, address the subjects of business involvement in the social sphere or strat­egy and management of social enterprises (s
ee Figure 3.1). Students also have the opportunity to pursue field-based study of these issues. Twenty-two faculty members list social enterprise as an area of research and teaching interest, with seven identifying it as their primary focus. Continue reading…

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