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Aug 29, 2015

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The MBA Essay: Back to Basics

We often stress that, to present oneself effectively in one’s application essays, it is critical to think carefully about what a given question is asking and what this might indicate about a specific school’s admissions priorities. Of course, it’s also imperative to communicate clearly and appropriately regardless of the target program or particular inquiry. (For school specific essay topic analyses, click here.) Today, we’re going back to basics and offering a few broadly applicable tips on ton... Read more »

Aug 25, 2015

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London Business School 2015-2016 Essay Topic Analysis

Following up on the recent release of the 2015-2016 LBS MBA essay topics, we wanted to offer some guidance to applicants targeting London Business School this admissions season. The London Business School MBA essay prompts are largely unchanged from last admissions season; the program continues to require applicants to respond to two prompts in a total of 800 words, with an optional third essay prompt. As Admissions Director David Simpson confirmed in an interview with Clear Admit earlier this m... Read more »

Aug 21, 2015

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Clear Admit Keeps Applicants on Top of Approaching MBA Application Deadlines

Admissions teams are on the road meeting with prospective applicants around the globe, applications are now live for all of the leading MBA programs and interviews are even already underway at a handful of schools. The MBA application season is officially in full swing, and Clear Admit is primed to keep you on top of all the MBA application deadlines ahead. Our comprehensive Deadline Calendar is fully up to date, offering a single spot where you can quickly confirm that you’re on track for each ... Read more »

Aug 20, 2015

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Oxford / Saïd 2015-2016 Essay Topic Analysis

Following up on the release of the Oxford MBA essays for 2015-2016, we wanted to offer some pointers to applicants targeting Saïd Business School this admissions season. The Oxford MBA adcom has overhauled its essay set as compared to last year, reducing the number of required essays from three to just two of a total 750 words. This year’s prompts are both rather open ended, with the first inviting applicants to comment on the ways they fit the school’s larger mission, and inviting t... Read more »

Aug 19, 2015

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Admissions Director Q&A: Julie Barefoot of Emory’s Goizueta Business School

School’s in session at Emory’s Goizueta Business School! Just as students were beginning to stream onto the Atlanta campus for both the full-time and executive MBA programs, Associate Dean of Admissions Julie Barefoot made time to discuss all things Goizueta with Clear Admit. We are so grateful to her. Barefoot has been at Goizueta since 1988, so if anyone knows the school, it’s her. She herself holds an MBA from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business, so she also knows MBA admissions from both ... Read more »

Aug 18, 2015

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USC / Marshall Essay Topics 2015-2016

The USC / Marshall School of Business admissions committee has released the Marshall essay topics for the applicant pool seeking entrance for August 2016. The 1 mandatory, 1 optional essay, and 1 re-applicant essay follow respectively: 1. Required Essay: What are your short-term and long term personal and/or professional goals following graduation from USC Marshall? How will USC Marshall enable you to develop or improve your skills in order to reach your goals? (500-700 words) 2. Optional Essay:... Read more »

Aug 17, 2015

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Consortium for Graduate Study in Management Application Now Open

The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, the nation’s largest diversity network, is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 admissions season. The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management application enables applicants to apply to up to six of 18 member schools at once—including the very top MBA programs in the country—saving both time and money. U.S. citizens or permanent residents of any race who demonstrate commitment to the Consortium’s mission of reducing underrepresentation... Read more »

Aug 14, 2015

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Cornell / Johnson 2015-2016 Essay Topic Analysis

Following up on the release of the Cornell University / Johnson MBA essays for 2015-2016, we wanted to offer some pointers to applicants who are targeting the Cornell MBA Class of 2018. At a high level, Johnson’s two required essay prompts remain fairly similar to those posed to applicants last admissions season. The program has retained its creative Table of Contents essay, as well as its straightforward prompt about the candidate’s post-MBA plans. Of note, the school has expanded t... Read more »

Aug 11, 2015

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Emory / Goizueta 2015-2016 Essay Topic Analysis

Following up on the release of the Emory University‘s Goizueta MBA essay topics earlier this summer, we wanted to offer some guidance to applicants on how to approach these prompts. The Goizueta adcom has streamlined the essay portion of its application for the 2015-2016 admissions season; whereas last year’s essay set included five required prompts — including an inquiry about the candidate’s back up plan if they did not secure their target post-MBA position — this... Read more »

Aug 7, 2015

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London Business School Essay Topics 2015-2016

The London Business School’s admissions committee has released the essay topics for the applicant pool seeking entrance for August 2016. The 2 mandatory and 1 optional essays follow respectively: 1. What are your post-MBA plans and how will your past experience and the London Business School programme contribute? (500 words) 2. What specific areas of London Business School life are you most excited about getting involved in and where will you add value? (300 words) 3. Is there any other in... Read more »

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