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Harvard Business School Application Deadlines

The application deadlines for the Harvard Business School MBA Class of 2017 have been announced. The three rounds are: Round 1 Deadline: September 9, 2014 Notification: December 2014 (Date TBA) Round 2 Deadline: January 5, …

The application deadlines for the Harvard Business School MBA Class of 2017 have been announced. The three rounds are:

Round 1

Deadline: September 9, 2014
Notification: December 2014 (Date TBA)

Round 2

Deadline: January 5, 2015
Notification: March 2015 (Date TBA)

Round 3

Deadline: April 6, 2015
Notification: May 2015 (Date TBA)

Application materials must be submitted by 12 noon EST on the day of the deadline.

Harvard Business School strongly encourages international applicants to apply in rounds one or two to allow sufficient time for visa processing, as well as additional time to work on English fluency.

For more information, please visit the HBS admissions website.

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Yale SOM 2014-2015 MBA Application Deadlines

The Yale School of Management has announced the deadlines for the 2014-2015 MBA admissions cycle. The three deadlines are: Round 1 Deadline: September 18, 2014 Decision: December 8, 2014 Round 2 Deadline: January 8, 2015 …

The Yale School of Management has announced the deadlines for the 2014-2015 MBA admissions cycle. The three deadlines are:

Round 1

Deadline: September 18, 2014
Decision: December 8, 2014

Round 2

Deadline: January 8, 2015
Decision: March 27, 2015

Round 3

Deadline: April 23, 2015
Decision: May 25, 2015

The online application for the Yale SOM Class of 2017 will be available starting in July, and stay tuned for a preview of the required MBA essays, coming soon.

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NYU Stern 2014-2015 MBA Essay Questions

New York University’s Stern School of Business has posted the two required and one optional essay included in the MBA Class of 2017 application. NYU Stern anticipates the application will go live in August after …

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New York University’s Stern School of Business has posted the two required and one optional essay included in the MBA Class of 2017 application. NYU Stern anticipates the application will go live in August after undergoing annual updates.

Essay 1:  Professional Aspirations

(750 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)

  • Why pursue an MBA (or dual degree) at this point in your life?
  • What actions have you taken to determine that Stern is the best fit for your MBA experience?
  • What do you see yourself doing professionally upon graduation?

Essay 2: Choose Option A or Option B

Option A: Your Two Paths

(500 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)

The mission of the Stern School of Business is to develop people and ideas that transform the challenges of the 21st century into opportunities to create value for business and society. Given today’s ever-changing global landscape, Stern seeks and develops leaders who thrive in ambiguity, embrace a broad perspective and think creatively about the range of ways they can have impact.

  • Describe two different and distinct paths you could see your career taking long term. How do you see your two paths unfolding?
  • What factors will most determine which path you will take?
  • How do your paths tie to the mission of NYU Stern?

Option B: Personal Expression

Please describe yourself to your MBA classmates. You may use almost any method to convey your message (e.g. words, illustrations). Feel free to be creative.

If you submit a non-written piece for this essay (i.e., artwork or multimedia) or if you submit this essay via mail, please upload a brief description of your submission with your online application.

Please note the following guidelines and restrictions:

  • Your submission becomes the property of NYU Stern and cannot be returned for any reason.
  • If you submit a written essay, it should be 500 words maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font. If you submit a video or audio file, it should be five minutes maximum.
  • If you prepare a multimedia submission, you may mail a CD, DVD or USB flash drive to the Admissions Office. These are the only acceptable methods of submission. Please do not submit an internet link to any websites or to a video hosting service such as YouTube.
  • The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request an alternate essay if we are unable to view your submission.
  • Do not submit anything perishable (e.g. food), or any item that has been worn (e.g. clothing).
  • Mailed materials must be postmarked by the application deadline date. Please follow our mail and labeling instructions.

Essay 3. Additional Information (optional)

Please provide any additional information that you would like to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee. This may include current or past gaps in employment, further explanation of your undergraduate record or self-reported academic transcript(s), plans to retake the GMAT, GRE and/or TOEFL or any other relevant information.

If you are unable to submit a recommendation from your current supervisor, you must explain your reason, even if you are a re-applicant.

If you are a re-applicant from last year, please explain how your candidacy has improved since your last application.

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NYU Stern 2014-2015 MBA Deadlines

The Stern School of Business at New York University has announced the application deadlines for the 2014-2015 MBA admissions season. The four deadlines are: Round 1 Deadline: October 15, 2014 Notification: December 15, 2014 Round …

The Stern School of Business at New York University has announced the application deadlines for the 2014-2015 MBA admissions season.

The four deadlines are:

Round 1

Deadline: October 15, 2014
Notification: December 15, 2014

Round 2

Deadline: November 15, 2014
Notification: February 15, 2015

Round 3

Deadline: January 15, 2015
Notification: April 1, 2015

Round 4

Deadline: March 15, 2015
Notification: June 1, 2015

*Applicants will receive one of three initial notifications: invitation to interview, waitlist offer, or denial of admissions.

Online applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on the day of the deadline. Any mailed application material must be postmarked by the deadline date.

NYU Stern encourages international applicants to apply by the November 15 deadline to facilitate visa arrangements and to have priority consideration for off-site interviews, if desired. You may also apply for any other deadline.

For more information, please visit NYU Stern’s admissions website.

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Emory Names First Black Female Dean of Business School

Emory University Provost Claire Sterk has announced that Erika Hayes James, Ph.D., has been appointed dean of the university’s Goizueta Business School. James will assume her new role on July 15. She comes to Emory …

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Emory University Provost Claire Sterk has announced that Erika Hayes James, Ph.D., has been appointed dean of the university’s Goizueta Business School.

James will assume her new role on July 15. She comes to Emory from Darden School of Business, where she served most recently as senior associate dean for executive education.

“Erika James has all of the qualities that we want for a leader at Goizueta,” Sterk says. “She brings a background of impressive scholarship and strong skills in academic administration, and she will work collaboratively with faculty, students, staff, alumni and supporters to take the school to the next level—all the while honoring the principled leadership of Mr. Goizueta’s legacy.”

Emory’s business school was founded in 1919 and was named in honor former Coca-Cola chairman and CEO Roberto C. Goizueta in 1994.

“I believe the Goizueta Business School is a world-renowned school that is on the verge of greatness,” James says, adding, “I want to be a part of helping the school reach that greatness.”

In Atlanta, Goizueta is positioned well for corporate partnerships, entrepreneurial activities and other collaborations with industry. James hopes to deepen the connections between Goizueta and Atlanta’s business community, nonprofit organizations and other universities.

“I see a real opportunity to align business thought leadership in Atlanta and, in the tradition of the academy, to bring research to bear on challenges,” she says.

James also sees opportunities to bring Goizueta’s business acumen together with Emory’s health care expertise to address the enormous national challenges facing health care delivery systems.

“I am sure our father would consider Erika James to be an inspired choice, given their shared interest in innovative teaching and learning, and developing business leaders who are committed to excellence and integrity,” says Olga Goizueta Rawls, chair and CEO of The Goizueta Foundation. “We are anticipating even greater successes for the Goizueta Business School and its graduates under her leadership.”

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Columbia Business School 2014-2015 MBA Essays

The Columbia Business School Class of 2016 MBA application is now live, and here is a preview of the essay questions for the 2014-2015 admissions season. Applicants must complete one short answer question and three …

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The Columbia Business School Class of 2016 MBA application is now live, and here is a preview of the essay questions for the 2014-2015 admissions season.

Applicants must complete one short answer question and three essays.

Short Answer Question:

What is your immediate post-MBA professional goal? (75 characters maximum)

Examples of possible responses:
“Work in business development for a media company.”
“Join a consulting firm specializing in renewable energy.”
“Work for an investment firm that focuses on real estate.”

Essay 1:

Given your individual background and goals, why are you pursuing a Columbia MBA at this time? (Maximum 500 words)

Essay 2:

Please view the video below:
The Center
How will you take advantage of being “at the very center of business”? (Maximum 250 words)

Essay 3:

What will the people in your Cluster be pleasantly surprised to learn about you? (Maximum 250 words)

Optional Essay:

An optional fourth essay will allow you to discuss any issues that do not fall within the purview of the required essays.

For further details, please visit the Columbia Business School  admissions website.

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