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Archive for July 2008

Recommendation Etiquette

With July 4th behind us, many applicants are now getting ready to approach their recommenders for reference letters. This simple step can be a deal breaker for applicants if not handled correctly as seen by the following statement from Stanford GSB: “It is a violation of the spirit of the Fundamental Standard and Honor Code…

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Financing the MBA

A good two-year MBA program costs in the vicinity of $140,000. For all but a few students this represents a major sacrifice. An MBA degree, of course, constitutes a sound investment – there is no replacement for the rigorous training and vast networking opportunities offered at a top school. Nevertheless, financing an MBA requires careful…

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GMAT Cheating Scandal

GMAT Cheating SCANDAL Cheating scandals involving MBA students and applicants seem to be occurring more frequently. In 2005, some applicants who logged on an unauthorized site to learn their admission outcome paid the price by losing their admission offer to schools like Harvard Business School. In 2007, an ethical firestorm erupted at Fuqua when thirty…

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