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MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: I Have a Gap!

The perfect MBA applicant does not exist. However, a perception of the perfect applicant does—an individual who is scaling greater and greater personal, community, and professional peaks unabated until he/she finally applies to business school. So, those who take time off at any point perceive themselves as disadvantaged. They worry that the admissions committees will see the … Read More →

MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: I Must Interview with the Admissions Committee!

After submitting your MBA application, you endure weeks of nervous anticipation before ideally being invited to interview. You then start to prepare for the interview, ready to prove yourself to the admissions committee. You take your tour, sit in on a class, and head to the Admissions Office only to find—gasp!—a second-year MBA student waiting … Read More →

February 4, 2017

Admissions Myths Destroyed

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MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: The CFA Is a Liability

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation—a grueling, three-year 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, could working toward … Read More →

January 28, 2017

Admissions Myths Destroyed

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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 →

January 21, 2017

Admissions Myths Destroyed

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