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MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: Why Worry? I Volunteered!

Some MBA applicants mistakenly view community service as simply a prerequisite for getting into a top program and sign up for volunteer opportunities without considering whether the organization or cause they are choosing is actually a reasonable fit for them. Community service is generally something positive to highlight in your application, given that it demonstrates … Read More  

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MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: The CFA Is a Liability

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, a grueling, three-part financial program that hundreds of thousands of people pursue each year covers many of the subjects included in a typical first-year MBA curriculum. A CFA aspirant must study basic economics, accounting, finance, and quantitative analysis areas that echo aspects of many first-year MBA core curricula. So, … Read More  

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MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: Reapplicants Should Not Reapply

You applied to business school(s) once and did not get in. It took a lot of effort and caused a lot of heartache. Now what do you do? You cannot apply to those schools again, can you? What would be the point? They already rejected you once, so they will definitely do the same thing … Read More  

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MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: Never Mention Religion or Politics in Your Application!

One of our consultants was chatting with a potential client one time who had applied to business school on his own the previous year but had not been accepted. Together, they were exploring what he might do differently this time, and our consultant asked whether he had discussed any of his community service activities in … Read More  

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MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: The Open Waitlist Is a Flood

Have you heard the following admissions myth? When a school that has placed you on its waitlist says that it wants no more information from you, this is some kind of “test,” and you should supply additional materials anyway. As we have discussed in the past, this is patently not true. Similarly, when programs tell … Read More  

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