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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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4 Cases Where MBA Applicants Should Write an Optional Essay

To write or not to write an optional business school application essay…that is a question that concerns many MBA candidates each season. Some schools ask for you to address only extenuating circumstances in this section. Meanwhile, …

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How to Address Weaknesses, Strengths as MBA Applicant

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s ‘Strictly Business’ MBA blog on U.S. News Faced with increasingly stiff competition for a spot at the top business schools, MBA applicants must possess more than stellar test scores and a pedigreed …

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Will a Low GMAT Score Doom Your MBA Application?

The GMAT. It’s an acronym that strikes fear in the hearts of many a prospective MBA student. And for good reason: while your GMAT score is just one data point out of your entire package …

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Tuck School Gets Real About Round Three

Everyone has an opinion about submitting your MBA application in Round 3—including us here at SBC—and a lot of the conversation circles around how competitive it is and how scarce spots are. While it may …

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4 Reasons to Write an Optional Business School Application Essay

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com When it comes to the optional essay question posed by most business schools, MBA hopefuls often wonder if it is really optional. Many …

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