Category Archives: Application Tips

Should You Try to Negotiate a Merit Scholarship?

Landing a seat at the MBA program of your dreams is a major accomplishment. It makes all of those months of application preparation (and worrying) all worth it. If you’ve also received a merit scholarship, …

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Mastering the Harvard Business School Interview

Next week, anxious Round 2 candidates to Harvard Business School will receive news of their fate when interview invites go out on January 28th and 31st. In his recent post on the Director’s Blog, admissions …

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If Rejected, Take Advantage of Application Feedback Sessions

All MBA hopefuls fear rejection. Fortunately, many business schools now offer application feedback sessions to help unsuccessful candidates figure out where they might have gone wrong. This availability of application feedback confirms that the schools …

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The Most Important Part of the MBA Application is…

Every day, we receive e-mails and phone calls from potential new clients. They often go something like this: “I have a 2.9 GPA, 680 GMAT, and four years of work experience in consulting. I’ve been …

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Have You Hit Submit? Here are 5 Tips to Pass the Time While Waiting for News from the Schools

You spent months planning your application strategy, studying for the admissions exam, writing essays, and wrangling recommenders. Then you hit the submit button for your business school applications in round two. Now what? You’re probably wondering what …

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Background Checks in MBA Admissions

Background checks in MBA admissions are more common for some schools than others, but their overall use is growing. Some programs vet every admitted applicant, while others randomly select a percentage of candidates. Still others …

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