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HBS Draws More Women, Adds Six Points to GMAT Average

When it released its preliminary class profile in June, Harvard Business School (HBS) was expecting its incoming class to be 41 percent female, a record for the school. In August, with students preparing to move in on campus, things look even better. HBS DRAWS MORE WOMEN THAN PRELIMINARY PROFILE SUGGESTED Dee Leopold, HBS managing director of admissions and financial aid, posted the final Class of 2017 profile on her Direct from the Director blog today, revealing that women will in fact make up ... Read more »

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MBA Interview Jitters? Don’t Miss Clear Admit’s Latest Interview Guides

We know. The interview can be one of the most nerve-wracking components of the entire MBA application process. But it doesn’t have to be. Clear Admit’s in-depth Interview Guide Series provides expert advice and insider tips on what to expect and how to prepare—helping you quash the MBA interview jitters and ace the interview. A sample page from one of the guides. With interview invites already rolling out at schools like Columbia Business School and Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, now’s the... Read more »

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UCLA Hosts 13th Annual Diversity MBA Admissions Conference Saturday, August 22nd

Admissions representatives from 25 leading business schools meet with prospective business school applicants today in Los Angeles as part of the 13th annual Diversity MBA Admissions Conference (DMAC). This annual event is organized by the Riordan Programs Alumni Association (RPAA), a Los Angeles‒based organization devoted to helping prepare high school and college students and recent college graduates from diverse backgrounds and underserved communities for careers in management. Admissions team... Read more »

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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 »

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21 Days To Go: Harvard Business School Round 1 Deadline

Attention all Harvard Business School applicants, the Round 1 Deadline of September 9, 2015 is just three weeks away! Need help with your application? Clear Admit has all the news, resources, and advice to make sure your application is as strong as possible! Start with the Harvard Business School profile page as this page includes resources such as: 1. Our detailed Essay Topic Analysis, which is great if you are just beginning to tackle your essays, is also great if you have nearly finished and ... Read more »

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Financing Your MBA, Part II

In the first of our multi-part series on financing your MBA, we took a look last week at the costs involved in attending a top-tier business school. Now, with a better handle on how much money you’ll need, let’s start looking at where that funding will come from. Students typically rely on a mixture of savings, fellowships and scholarships, employer or outside assistance, and loans to meet the cost of an MBA program. According to the GMAC 2015 Prospective Student Survey, domestic applicants from... Read more »

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Harvard Business School Case Method Video Slated for Makeover

If you’ve looked at the new essay prompt for Harvard Business School (HBS) this year, you may have noticed that applicants are encouraged to view a video before starting to write. If you hadn’t noticed, you’re welcome. HBS Managing Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Dee Leopold is passionate about applicants watching this video, which brings to life the signature HBS case method. “I am a nut about that,” she confesses. “If I could require that applicants watch it, I would.” The case method... Read more »

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A PEEK Is All It Takes: HBS’s Innovative Initiative to Woo Women

HBS Professor Youngme Moon teaching PEEK students Photo credit: Evgenia Eliseeva For Priyanka Krishnamoorthy, a 2015 Mt. Holyoke graduate working in investment banking at Bank of America, a recent weekend at Harvard Business School (HBS) helped set her sights on pursuing an MBA. The Sri Lankan native majored in economics and minored in math and had been thinking about business school for a while. She originally read about PEEK—an innovative weekend program HBS debuted last month for students fro... Read more »

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HBS 2015-2016 Recommendation Questions

The 2015-2016 HBS MBA recommendation questions are up on the Harvard Business School admissions website. The HBS recommendation comprises identifying information about the recommender, a brief explanation of the recommender’s relationship with the applicant, and a question about how many HBS MBA applicants the recommender is supporting this year, followed by a grid on which the recommender is asked to rate the applicant on a series of skills and qualities. The program then poses two questi... Read more »

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FIFA Corruption Scandal Serves Up Ethics Course Material for MBA Students

“Ethics and integrity are essential in the world of sport and are topics that have continued to gain importance for FIFA and the football community in recent years.” These words, spoken by former Fédération Internationale de Football (FIFA) President Joseph “Sepp” Blatter in August of last year, ring somewhat hollow today. At the time, the international governing body for soccer that he then led was preparing to host the first-ever World Summit on Ethics in Sports in Belgium. “We the... Read more »

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