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HBS Essay 2014 Questions

The Harvard Business School admission questions for the class of 2014 are now out. Here are the questions: HBS Essay (MBA applicants only): All application questions below are required. – Tell us about three of your accomplishments. (600 words) – Tell us three setbacks you have faced. (600 words) – Why do you want an MBA?…

Tackling the 2011 HBS 2+2 Essays

HBS has changed its essay questions for the 2+2 program. This year’s applicants won’t have the flexibility of having some optional essays. This time, all four essay questions are required. – Tell us about three of your accomplishments. (600 words) – Tell us three setbacks you have faced. (600 words) – Why do you want…

MBA Application Deadlines and Admission Dates for Stanford GSB and HBS

[For more top 20 b-school application deadlines and requirements, click here to visit our 2016-2016 MBA Application Deadlines and Requirement page] GSB and HBS have announced their MBA application deadlines. You can find their deadlines below. Regarding which round applicants should target, the answer is “when you think you will have the strongest application”. Ideally, you…

You got an interview! Now what?

In the past, getting invited for an interview was not necessary for admission to business school. Today, however, more and more top business schools make it a point to interview every candidate to whom they expect to extend an acceptance letter. So if you’ve received an admissions interview invitation, pat yourself on the back.  You’ve reached…

Ten Things Successful MBA Applicants Know and Do

We can dissect the data of who gets admitted into top MBA programs and we will see that the majority have strong academic backgrounds and work experiences. But what’s often interesting is to look at many of those, the more than 80% of the successful MBA applicants, who are unsuccessful in their bid to land…

Risk and the MBA Application

Risk and the MBA Application: Risk. A four letter word that has a major role this year in the MBA application process. The admission climate is such today that candidates who remotely look too risky are likely not to be admitted to a top school. Everyone’s appetite for risk has been curtailed. Gone are the…

FT: Ask the Experts

I had the privilege to participate on a Financial Times MBA Admission panel called Ask the Experts: MBA 2011,  a few days ago and it was interesting to hear what was top of find for many aspiring business school applicants. The panel was comprised of Tom Robertson, Dean of Wharton, Fiona Sandford, Director of Career…

2011 FT Rankings

The Financial Times has published their 2011 global MBA program rankings and this year London Business School shares the top slot with Wharton. Harvard Business School, the only other school to nab the top honor in FT rankings history, rounds out the top three. The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology jumped from tenth…

You Have Received Your Admission Decision. Now What?

I’m shocked that the first month of 2011 is almost behind us and we are only eight months away from the first admission round for next application season. All round one applicants should have received their admission decisions which would likely fall in the following three categories: Admitted, Rejected, or Waitlisted. You are admitted, what…