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What Are My Chances at Harvard Business School?

Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB, Wharton and other top business schools have become so competitive that none can be called a target anymore, even if you have a 3.9 from Stanford, a high GMAT score and stellar work experience. As an MBA applicant, you may have heard that you should apply to some stretch schools,… View Article

Top MBA Programs Deadlines and Essay Prompts 2018-2019

(*This article will be updated as dates and prompts are updated on school websites.) The schools are listed in the order they appear on US News & World Report’s 2019 Best Business Schools. Harvard Business School Application Deadlines: R1 9/5/18 R2 1/3/19 Decision Dates: R1 12/11/18 R2 3/26/19 Essay Prompt:  As we review your application,… View Article

Early Action/Decision and Rolling Admissions MBA Options

In the undergraduate admissions process, Early Action is a non-binding option for applicants to get an early notification of admissions, in contrast to Early Decision, which is a binding commitment to enroll if admitted. Rolling Admissions means that your application is evaluated as it arrives rather than at a scheduled date. But what about MBA… View Article

MBAnalysis Blog: Lessons on Writing an MBA Essay from Philip Roth

With the passing of Philip Roth on Tuesday, America has lost possibly the greatest of its twentieth century novelists and essayists. If not necessarily the greatest, he is at least my favorite writer whose work I have long respected, and loved, if we can love something that is at times brutal and cringe-inducing. As I… View Article

9 Tips for International Candidates Applying to Top US MBA Programs

Although uncertainty regarding ability to work in the US has increased in the past year and the volume of international applicants to top US MBA programs dropped in the 2016-17 admissions season, there are still thousands of qualified international candidates applying for a limited number of seats. International candidates submit more than half of MBA… View Article

How to Write a Compelling Georgetown McDonough Essay

Georgetown is asking a new question this year and giving applicants 500 words to answer: Describe a defining moment when you were challenged and exceeded expectations. The moment can be a professional or personal one. If personal, then please also include how it had an impact on your professional development. With this question, Georgetown University’s… View Article

MBA Candidates: How To Successfully Transition to a Healthcare Career

Healthcare is the leading producer of jobs in the United States, accounting for almost 16 million jobs as of the end of last year according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It’s an industry that’s ripe with opportunities for driven individuals to excel. So how do you get your foot in the door? One of… View Article

MBAnalysis Blog: 6 Things that Stop the MBA Admissions Clock

If you are reading this article you are probably bleary eyed, as the last minutes to submission deadlines are upon you. For some of you this may mean the light at the end of the tunnel, while for others it may mean a train is bearing down on you. So as the light gets closer,… View Article

October Tips to Get Ready for MBA Round 2 Submissions

As many aspiring MBA students are wrapping up Round 1 applications or anxiously awaiting a coveted interview invite, perhaps you haven’t even started yet! Don’t worry. If you use your time wisely, you can have several applications complete and ready to submit before Christmas. Here’s what you need to be doing in October. 1. Create… View Article