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Insider Insight to Nail the Ross Essay (and Short Answers!)

The Ross essay starts off by asking a fairly standard question about your short-term and long-term goals. Then it gets more difficult with three short answer questions culled from nine different choices. Follow this approach to help tackle the long and the short of it. The University of Michigan-Ross MBA experience is filled with a… View Article

MBAnalysis Blog: Ross’ Essays Devious? Yes!

On Thursday, May 25, 2017, University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business unveiled its new application deadlines and essays. They seem to be really excited by them. Clearly, a lot of care has been taken in moving away from last year’s more traditional essays (“What are you most proud of?” “Career path?”) to essays that… View Article

Six Tips for MBA Application Preparation in June

Only 100 days until Round 1 MBA applications are due! Before you read on, visit the websites of ALL of the programs you are considering and sign up to receive information. You will be notified when each school’s application comes live as well as receive some school specific tips from admissions. Now, what else should… View Article

MBAnalysis Blog: Does “Size Matter” When Getting an MBA?

When asked why one business school is not like the other, most applicants will talk about things like scores, job placement, industries that grads go into, location, weather, and a few other things. What prospective applicants are less likely to mention is class size. This is always surprising to me, because out of all the… View Article

MBAnalysis Blog: When to Apply to Business School?

As essay questions and deadlines begin to be posted for most of the top business schools, one of the first questions that comes to mind is, “When should I apply?” or, more specifically, “What round should I apply in?” With most schools, there will be three rounds of application deadlines: generally in September, early January… View Article
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MBAnalysis Blog: The Forte Foundation

If you are a woman and considering business school, you must connect with the Forte Foundation which is a non-profit dedicated to helping women attend business school and then succeed professionally. They do this through scholarships, mentorship, conferences, workshops, networking and in other ways. As Elissa Sangster, the Executive Director explains, “the Forte Fellowship is not… View Article

MBAnalysis Blog: NYC, Fashion, and One-Year MBAs

NYU Stern recently announced two new one-year MBA programs with one focused on Technology and the other on Fashion & Luxury. Both programs are May to May programs with the first cohort starting in 2018 with applications due this fall. The addition of these programs are unsurprising, given NYU’s integration with Silicon Alley (the name given to… View Article

Indian Women: Six Tips to get Admitted to a Top MBA Program

Business schools are luring the best female candidates from the around the world and enrollment of women is on the rise at top programs. Here are six things Indian women applicants can do to increase their odds. 1. Portray a Well-Rounded Profile Admission to Indian educational institutions is focused on academic history. Business schools around… View Article