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MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: My Recommender’s Grammar Will Ruin My Chances

At mbaMission, we emphasize the need for effective written communication. Indeed, gaining admission to your target business school involves no real “trick”—earning that coveted letter of acceptance depends on your ability to tell your story in a compelling way and in your own words. But is good grammar vital to good communication? And if so, will … Read More  

Admissions Myths Destroyed

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MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: Title Trumps All

In the past, we have addressed (and debunked!) the myth that you must personally know alumni from the top MBA programs to gain acceptance into those schools. Another admissions myth that is somewhat similar—in that it pertains to who you know instead of who you are—is that your recommendation must be written by someone with a flashy title. … Read More  

Admissions Myths Destroyed

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Why Personalized Recommendations Matter but Some Details May Not

If your supervisor is writing your business school recommendation and you are having trouble ensuring that they are putting the proper thought and effort into it, you are not alone. Because of this asymmetry of power, junior employees can only do so much to compel their supervisor to commit the necessary time and write thoughtfully. … Read More  

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Mission Admission: What If I Have No Supervisor?

Mission Admission is a series of MBA admission tips; a new one is posted each Tuesday. “I am self-employed.” “I am a vice-president in my family’s business.” “I am a freelancer.” “I am a contract consultant.” If you can describe your professional situation using any of these statements—or something very similar—you may very well be … Read More  

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Mission Admission: Finding Writers for Your Recommendation Letters

Mission Admission is a series of MBA admission tips; a new one is posted each Tuesday. Letters of recommendation are an important part of your overall application package—they provide the only outside information the admissions committee receives about you. One of the most stressful parts of the application process can be picking your recommender. The … Read More  

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