Round 2 MBA deadlines – it’s a race to the finish!

Round 2 MBA deadlines – it’s a race to the finish!

Round 2 MBA deadlines are fast approaching. Check out a few tips to make the most of the tight window.

G.P.A. is the real differentiator for MBA admissions

Now that I have your attention, it’s not Grade Point Average, silly, it’s G.P.A: Great Impact, Persistence and Aptitude that are real differentiators for MBA admissions. Great Impact OK, I admit it – I took the easy way out and cheated on my “G”. Hiding “impact” behind “great” was kind of like choosing Kentucky in […]

Not just for nerds – MIT Sloan Essay Analysis

Not just for nerds – MIT Sloan Essay Analysis

So you have a perfect score on your SAT, you enjoy going to circuitry conferences in your spare time and you met your significant other in the library—MIT is clearly the place for you, right?  Undergrad, perhaps, but not exactly for business school.  One look at MIT Sloan’s 2013-2014 essay questions and you’ll see the […]

Loving Locust Walk!  Wharton Essay Analysis:  2013 – 2014

Loving Locust Walk! Wharton Essay Analysis: 2013 – 2014

The Wharton School of Business is certainly near and dear to the hearts of the founders of Admit Advantage having walked the halls of Huntsman for two (very short) years.   Wharton is certainly known for their analytical bent, so make sure you highlight areas of your background and career where you’ve demonstrated analytical rigor.  The […]

Good times & a great education in Austin! UT Austin Essay Analysis: 2013 – 2014

Don’t mess with Texas McCombs!  McCombs is a unique MBA program combining a small, tight-knit group of MBA students in a young, vibrant city (Austin, TX) with a program focused on building the next set of global leaders.  McCombs is built on four key pillars:  1) Knowledge and understanding; 2) Responsibility and integrity; 3) Communication […]

A Midwestern Dream! Kellogg Essay Analysis: 2013 – 2014

Kellogg is probably best known for its marketing program, but nearly equally publicized is its focus on teamwork and leadership.  The Kellogg MBA essays reflect this focus as the topics inquire about your leadership experiences, how others perceive you, and your differentiating factors.  Map out a plan for what you want to focus on and […]

Battling for Bay Area Supremacy – Haas Essay Analysis 2013-2014

University of California Berkeley (Haas) – 2013-2014 Essay Analysis While Haas’ MBA neighbor across the bay certainly gets a lot of the attention in the Bay area, Haas is one of the unquestionable leaders in the global MBA world and considered to be a top 10 global business school in the eyes of many.  The […]

Stanford Graduate School of Business – 2013-2014 Essay Analysis

Stanford GSB is generally somewhat unique in its essay questions.  They genuinely attempt to get to know your personality and interests to see what makes you tick.  In essay 1, almost like a law school personal statement, they want to know what matters most to you and why.  In essay 2, they want to dig […]

The “New York Advantage” – We’ve got Columbia Business School Covered

Columbia Business School’s essays have been modified a bit from last year, but the information they are trying to elicit remains the same: Why is CBS a good fit for you?  What are your career plans? How can you differentiate yourself from other candidates?  The short answer question asks you to articulate your career goals, […]

HBS releases their application and we analyze

That’s right– Harvard Business School’s 2013-2014 essays are out, and it’s not even time to put on shorts, at least where I live (stop bragging, SoCal/Florida).  Thus the trend continues: the season continues to start earlier and earlier.  Soon enough, we’ll be starting essay questions around Valentine’s Day!  Enough admissions banter…on to business. HBS continues […]