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IMD MBA Admissions Essays for January 2015 Admission (R2-R5)

Mar, 04, 2014


As IMD completely changed its essay questions for Rounds 2-5 for January 2015 Admission, this post replaces my prior post on 2015 Admission. It also serves as an update and expansion on what I have previously written about the new R2-R5 essay questions.  By the way, unless it is for curiosity’s sake, there is not [...]


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McCombs MBA Admissions Interviews

Feb, 16, 2014


My comments below are based on my experience and my review of McCombs School of Business in University of Texas at Austin MBA interview reports found at accepted.com.   Before reading this post, I suggest reviewing some or all of the following previous posts: -MBA Application Interview Strategy -Interview Practice is ABOUT SPEAKING! -Further Comments on MBA Admissions [...]


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An Interview with IMD’s Lisa Piguet on Changes to Curriculum & Application Essays

Feb, 15, 2014


This post is an interview with IMD’s Lisa Piguet, Associate Director MBA Admissions and Marketing. You can find my previous interview with Lisa here.  In addition, she was kind enough to give me a tour of the IMD campus in 2012. Please see IMD MBA Admissions Essays for January 2015 Admission (R2-R5) for my full analysis of IMD [...]


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Snowbound in the US or Japan? Or have some free time? No Valentine’s Day plans?

Feb, 14, 2014


Are you presently stuck at home because of the lousy weather in the United States or Japan?  Do you have any free time?  Maybe you  don’t have any Valentine’s Day plans.  I have some suggestions for you:     1.  Take a few minutes and get a chance to win to $500 just because you [...]


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Preparing for New York University Stern MBA Admissions Interviews

Feb, 13, 2014


In this post I discuss preparing for New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business MBA admissions interviews.     Before reading this post, I suggest reviewing some or all of the following previous posts: -MBA Application Interview Strategy -Interview Practice is ABOUT SPEAKING! -Further Comments on MBA Admissions Interviews  -General Characteristics of Admissions Officers, [...]


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How to Prepare for MIT Sloan MBA Admissions Interviews

Feb, 12, 2014


In this post, which is significantly updated, I discuss how to prepare for an MIT Sloan MBA admissions interview. If you have been invited to interview for the Class of 2016, this post is for you!     Beyond my 16 comprehensive service clients admitted to MIT Sloan since Fall 2008 entry (I began my own consulting [...]


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Fill out an MBA admissions survey for those applying/admitted for 2014 entry: Chance to Win $500

Feb, 11, 2014


I have a request: could you spare a few minutes to complete an MBA admissions survey? You will get a chance to win $500.  If you have been admitted to or applying to MBA programs with a 2014 start date, this survey is for you.  I’m a member of AIGAC, the Association of International Graduate [...]


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University of Chicago Booth MBA Admissions Interviews

Feb, 11, 2014


In this post I discuss MBA admissions interviews for the University Chicago Booth.      If you are looking for my analysis of Booth’s essays for Fall 2014 admission, you can find it here.     Beyond my 21 comprehensive service clients admitted to Booth since Fall 2008 entry (I began my own consulting service in September 2007), I [...]


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Michigan Ross MBA Admissions Interviews

Feb, 10, 2014


This post supplements my main post on preparing for Michigan Ross MBA Admissions Interviews.  It updates that list of questions found in that previous post.   Like he has done with many other schools, my colleague, Steve Green has compiled the following list of questions from from all the reports submitted to accepted.com   and clearadmit.com.  In addition to our client [...]


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Duke Fuqua MBA Admissions Interviews for the Class of 2016

Feb, 10, 2014


In my experience, Duke interviews are all about fit. Frankly, I would not characterize the interviews for Team Fuqua as hard when compared to those of other top schools.  As you will see from the questions, below, Fuqua interview questions are very typical MBA interview questions. If you are preparing for interviews for other schools, [...]


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