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Road to Business School 2013: The Premier Forum for Networking with B-Schools

August 2, 2013 by

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Our third annual Road to Business School series of events kicks off in Chicago on Thursday, August 8, 2013. Chicago is just the first in a week-long tour around the United States that includes On-Site B-School Fairs at prestigious venues in some of the greatest cities in the world that are home to the absolute best MBA programs out there: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, New York City, and Washington, D.C.

We have gathered admissions officers from over 30 of the … Read full post

mbaMission’s 2013-2014 NYU Stern Essay Analysis

June 25, 2013 by

New York University’s (NYU’s) Stern School of Business jumps on the “less is more” bandwagon this application season by reducing its essay count from three to two. However, that is the only change—Stern’s essay questions are actually the same as last year’s, but for Essay 2, candidates can now choose between two prompts that were previously both mandatory.

For Essay 2, it will be interesting to see whether candidates favor Option A, taking the rather straightforward path and exploring their envisioned careers in greater depth, or the challenging creative essay in Option B, hoping to provide a far deeper personal picture for the admissions committee. Our guess is that most applicants will choose the latter—doing so will allow the candidates to differentiate themselves from many “careerists” in the applicant pool. We also suspect that some candidates will worry that if they choose Option A, they will be inadvertently revealing themselves … Read full post

Road to Business School Spotlight: Penn State Smeal College of Business

March 27, 2013 by

As a part of the Road to Business School event series that will take place in August, we’ll be featuring a different business school every week to help you explore your options.  Keep in mind that the schools featured will be participating in our upcoming business school fairs, so you’ll have the chance to meet them in person or virtually during the Road series.

Finding the right school for you is always a challenge.  Take the time to dig in and get to know each program as you do your research.  This week’s spotlight is on Smeal.

Penn State Smeal College of Business

The Penn State Smeal MBA is a two-year, full-time, internationally ranked MBA Program that has been designed to provide the connections, resources, learning, and experiences to transform business life and the business world.  The program focuses on four critical thematic areas: Global Perspective, Total Business Focus, … Read full post

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