The MBA Decoder Bulletin

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Judge Business School

Deadlines: R1 – SEPT 7, 2018 R2 – Oct 26, 2018 R3- Jan 11, 2019 R4 – March 8, 2019 R5- May 3, 2019 Cambridge Judge Essay Questions: Essay 1: Please provide a personal statement. It should not exceed 500 words and must address the following questions: What are your short and long term career […]

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The Career Goals Essay: Why Do Business Schools Ask This?

The career goals essay is the quintessential topic you will find in almost every b-school application for both the MS and the MBA programs. Why are B schools so fond of asking this? MBA education is a significant investment. It is important that you are aware why you are making this investment and what would you […]

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Darden MBA Essays 2018-19

Darden has made a few changes to their application this year. They have changed their MBA essays for 2018-19 by replacing their main 500 word essay with smaller essays that cover a larger gamut of the applicant’s profile. Not just this, they have also introduced a new deadline for early applicants: 7th September, 2018. This is […]

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Cornell MBA Essays 2018-19

For the 2018-19 Cornell MBA Essays, applicants have to answer the career goals question along with two other questions. GOALS: To the best of your understanding today, please share your short and long term goals by completing the following sentences and answering the enclosed short answer question (250 words maximum): Immediately post-MBA, my goal is […]

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LBS Sloan Fellows Program

In our earlier posts about the Fellowship programs for senior citizens, we discussed about the MIT SLOAN Fellows Program and the Stanford MSx programs, both based in the USA. Across the Atlantic Ocean is the Brit version of the program (We almost wrote European version. Brexit, eh!), the LBS Sloan Masters in Leadership and Strategy. At […]

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MSx STANFORD: MBA Fellowship for Senior Applicants

In this 3 part series focused towards mid-level/ senior managers who are searching for the best fit  MBA, we bring three such Fellowship programs to you. In the first article, we have already covered the MIT Sloan Fellows program, located on the American East coast. This one is on the opposite side- a West coast program, offered […]

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MIT Sloan Fellows Program

Every year we get hundreds of enquiries from senior applicants with 10+ years of work experience who wish to do an MBA. This pool of applicants has it difficult in the admissions process for the two year MBA program, where the average class work experience is 5 years. Plus, their age (30+years) is also more […]

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To MBA, in Europe or the USA?

This past year, there has been increasing interest from applicants about European MBA programs. A major reason is an uncertainty about the US visa laws as well as a lack of clarity over Brexit, which has made both US and UK lose some sheen among Indian applicants as favored MBA countries. This article makes a […]

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Chasing the American MBA Dream: Applicant with Multiple Admits

The MBA Decoder team was fortunate to interact with Nishant Verma who had applied to several American b-schools for the Fall 2018 intake and got into some top programs such as Austin McCombs, UNC Kenan Flagler and ISB. Nishant tells us about his goal of getting into product management post-MBA, how this impacted his b-school […]

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How to get into Kellogg MBA: Advice from a Kellogg Admit

FuturePM91 is a Kellogg MBA candidate for the class of 2020. She was one of the most active members on GMAT Club last year and continued to help applicants after gaining admission to several b-schools. She applied to 10 b-schools and was accepted into 5 of them, including Kellogg with scholarship. Kellogg is where she […]

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