Kellogg School of Business 2011-2012 Essay Reviews

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 […]

Stanford GSB Essay Reviews 2011-2012

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 Indian School of Business (ISB) – In their own words

Field trip? Yes!  Hyderabad? Even better!  The beautiful city, located in the central east portion of India, is known for its spicy cuisine, Hindi-Islam mixture of culture, amazing corporate campuses and… The Indian School of Business (ISB) .   Mesmerized by the chance to leave the densely populated circus of NYC and the bone-chilling winter weather, […]

The MBA virus is spreading to…Washington.  No!

The MBA virus is spreading to…Washington. No!

As if 30-year old MBA dorks buying Porsche’s and returning triumphantly to high school reunions to outshine the washed-up, former star quarterback isn’t enough, now they have to run our politics!

B-School overseas? It’s complicated

Continuing our analysis of Businessweek’s “Best Business Schools 2010”, their annual journal, we take a look at their overarching themes for their article on international programs.   While there are many motifs and ideas raised by the article, a central one is the difficulty that students who are seeking jobs in Europe are having as they […]

MBA Podcaster: “Getting into the Wharton School”

Co-founder Kofi Kankam provides MBA Application tips and strategies for The Wharton School.

Holidays and the GMAT – a wonderful combo

Pumpkins recently showed up in grocery stores, reminding us all that summer is over and fall is here.  Soon, screaming children will show up at our doorstep demanding candy with threats of eggs and toilet paper all over the house,  the turkeys will arrive, and before you know it, it’s time for the Menorahs, Christmas […]

Getting into business school is getting easier?

Businessweek recently released an intriguing article entitled “Admission to Top B-Schools Gets Easier” –  The article addresses the acceptance rates at some of the top MBA programs in the country.  Certainly the title piqued our interest, but before you whip through the Stanford app with your 610 GMAT score, let’s reviews a few interesting […]

Candidate Q&A: What qualifies as work experience?

A question from a prospective MBA candidate: Thanks for helping us out.  I had some questions on work experience What is considered as work experience? If during my bachelors/masters I worked part time to pay for my education, would that be counted as work experience?  What kind of part-time work experience can help my profile?  […]

Beat the GMAT Guest Writer: ‘Be succinct, but responsive!”

Our friends (and partner), The Princeton Review, invited us to guest-write a few blog entries for them on Beat the GMAT.  We give a big thank you to them!  One topic that plagues so many applicants we see is their struggle with being concise with an essay, but still fully-responsive.   Sometimes, it can feel like being […]