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3101, 2020

EMBA Deadlines: Should You Apply? The Answer is YES!

By |January 31st, 2020|Categories: Chicago Booth, Columbia, Darden, EMBA, Fuqua, GMAT, Kellogg, LBS, MIT Sloan, NYU Stern, UC Berkeley Haas, UCLA Anderson, Wharton|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

EMBA's work on rolling admissions, versus the more concrete deadlines we usually associate with straight MBA programs. However, if you have more than 6 years professional experience in your particular field, the EMBA might just be a better fit for you, and more than help your career. Furthermore, EMBA programs don't usually require a GMAT score!  Yes, you heard that correctly and I know it made your day!  A high GMAT could still help you, but it isn't necessary, and often you can get a waiver, take the EA (Executive Assessment) test instead, or depending on the particular  school selected, not even take any standerized test at all! EMBA admissions is all about your resume, what you've currently done with your career, and where you want to go: your goals and dreams.  Not only that, but really how you want to use your degree to get there. Are you looking for networking?  Building your knowledge base?  Exploring certain aspects of a parallel field to help you or your company's growth?  All of those answers are ones the EMBA admissions committee will like, and are good reason for wanting to continue your business education. All that said, if you're looking to get

2901, 2020

Rejected From HBS or Your “Top Ten” MBA Program?

By |January 29th, 2020|Categories: EMBA, GMAT, Harvard, HBS, MBA, MBA Admissions, MBA Essays, Rec Letters, resume, Stanford, Wharton|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Rejected From HBS or Your "Top Ten" MBA Program? What should you do now?  Should you even think about reapplying next year? It's January, and it's cold in most parts of the country, freezing cold depending where you are, but nothing quite matches the cold sting of rejection you feel, if you got rejected from all of your MBA or EMBA programs this year. Yup, sadly to say, it happens. You took the time to apply, you really wanted to get in to a "Top Ten" MBA or EMBA program, your GMAT scores or EA (Executive Assessment) scores were strong, you've have a good job, with a prestigious, known-name firm in your field, and your recommenders were more than happy to help you out and write your rec -- so, let's just say, in terms of gaining admissions to not only the MBA or EMBA business school program of your choice, but ANY MBA or EMBA program at all...you really don't know what exactly went wrong. And, then the next question that comes to mind is, "should I even try to apply again this year?" That's where I come in with some strong advice.  I'm a former Harvard admissions interviewer,

512, 2019

TheTop Ten MBA + EMBA Programs for Entrepreneurs!

By |December 5th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

MBA + EMBA business school admissions is up this year, and one of the strongest MBA categories is for those interested in becoming successful entrepreneurs. Most entrepreneurs and business owners know it takes more than just a good idea to build a strong company. Success is built on networking, forming strong business connections, knowing how to raise capital, as well as how to properly plan, research, brand, and strategize your company and product, and only THEN launch your business…all while protecting your idea. And what better place to do this than within a top MBA or EMBA business school where you will be able to access all the support you need for both a successful launch AND future growth! Staying ahead of the game is what gives you an advantage, and what some of the most successful business leaders, MBA students and entrepreneurs already know is that the elite innovation labs at some of the best MBA business school programs in the country (and around the world) can certainly give you and your new business a great start in the process of becoming successful. These MBA programs WORK, and they work because they strive to give you the exact tools

312, 2019

The 5 mistakes That Will Ding Your MBA Application!

By |December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Chicago Booth, Columbia, Darden, Dartmouth Tuck, EMBA, Fuqua, GMAT, GRE, Harvard, HBS, Ivy League, Kellogg, LBS, MBA, MBA Admissions, MBA Essays, MIT Sloan, NYU Stern, Ross, Stanford, Wharton|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

HBS, Wharton, Columbia, NYU Stern, Kellogg, Booth, they’re all the same when it comes to one thing: “dings.” If you’re applying for your MBA degree this year, you’re probably all too familiar with what that little word means. “Dings” are the marks made against you on your MBA application, the things you’ve done wrong, your failings, the things that will keep you from the MBA degree and business school and career of your dreams. “Dings” = MBA slang for really, really bad. What if you knew ahead of time though, the top five things that you could avoid that would make sure an MBA admission officer’s “ding” on your application never happened? What if you could in fact, avoid the “dings” altogether and create a stellar application, by avoiding the most common dings, below? Again, these are the top five things NOT to do: 1. DING #1: Speaking in a general versus personal matter = don’t do it. This happens way too frequently among MBA applicants. In the essays, the applicant makes very general and sweepingly broad statements about “society” or “the global climate,” or “the issue” and goes on and on from their soapbox making a broad, generalized point,

112, 2019

Get In To A Top Ten MBA Program: What You Need To Know!

By |December 1st, 2019|Categories: Columbia, Darden, Dartmouth Tuck, EMBA, Fuqua, GMAT, Harvard, HBS, MBA, MBA Admissions, MBA Essays, MIT Sloan, NYU Stern, Ross, Stanford, UC Berkeley Haas, UCLA Anderson, Wharton|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The ability to be concise is a gift, and is one of the business skills MBA admissions committees, not just at Harvard and Stanford, but at any of the “Top Ten” highly competitive business school #MBA and #EMBA programs consistently look for: can you convey your assets and talents in a clear, crisp, concise professional way? Get you message across in a moderate amount of words (under or near, but not over the maximum), in a way that’s succinct, and yet shows the committee who you are as a future successful business innovator and leader, and that will make you stand out. So, to relate the following as an example: This year's Harvard MBA essay question is: "As we review your application, what more would you like us to know as we consider your candidacy for the Harvard Business School MBA Program? (no word count limit)." Most of the applicants who are successful in getting in to HBS have, on average, essays that come in with a word count of 1,000 words. Not 1,500 words, and not 2,000 words or more (!) I’m telling you, write a manifesto, and will get you dinged. The goal, especially at an Ivy League

2911, 2019

The Harvard 2+2 Program: Is it Right For You?

By |November 29th, 2019|Categories: 2+2, Harvard, HBS, MBA Admissions|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

HBS's 2+2 program looks for students who have already demonstrated that they have strong promise to succeed. This can come from a bunch of different areas -- maybe you have a really high GMAT score (over 720). Maybe you are an entrepreneur and started your own business already and are scaling it for continued growth. Maybe you have some unusual or impressive internship or mentors, or summer job, or professional experience in your background. All these things make you stand out to admissions, especially at the top schools that offer 2+2. AS Harvard's own website states: The 2+2 Program is a deferred admission process for current students, either in college or full-time master’s degree programs. It is comprised of at least two years of professional work experience followed by two years in the regular HBS MBA Program. We're looking for innovative thinkers who have demonstrated leadership and analytical skills and want to develop their knowledge and passion to make a difference in the world. Upon graduation, admitted 2+2 students spend a minimum of two years (maximum of four years) working in a professional position in the public, private, or nonprofit sector. College seniors from any academic background are eligible to

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