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Michigan Ross has released its 2013 application essays. Unlike most programs this year, it has not shortened its essays or reduced the number of required essays. It has removed options from its fourth essay and focused the question for Essay 2. ESSAYS Essay 1: Introduce yourself to your future Ross classmates in 100 words or less. What’s your elevator pitch? What do you want them to know first about you? That’s not what do you think they

Want to get into b-school? Be yourself!

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word "authentic?" My bet would be that you don't automatically think of an MBA student. But someday, you just might. Why? The top business schools are not only looking for applicants with academic potential, but they’re seeking out a new breed of leader—­someone who’s passionate, collaborative, and wants to make a difference in the world. They want applicants with more than good

Inspiration and Opportunity for MBA Applicants

MBA Podcaster host Mia Saini brings special coverage of a Forte Foundation MBA Alumnae Panel from top MBA programs held in Washington DC. The Forte Foundation hosts Forte Forum events that provide opportunities for potential MBA students to learn about business schools and MBA careers. Learn from these veteran MBAs as they field questions from current MBA applicants such as: what to consider when choosing a business school and launching the ap...

MBA Tour

Wondering what happens at an MBA Fair or Tour? Now is your chance to get a behind-the-scenes view of how the tours work, what school reps are looking for when they meet potential applicants and how to make the most of your time. Guests feature the CEO of The MBA Tour, admissions reps from various business schools and current applicants.

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Last Minute Applicants

You've suddenly realized you DO need an MBA to progress in your career. Or maybe you just got laid off and it's the perfect time to go back to school. The only issue? Applications deadlines are days away if not already passed. What options do you have at this point? How can you present your case to the admission's committee without seeming disorganized and haphazard? Our guests will share their strategies with you to help successfully get you...

Landing Your Ideal Summer Internship

MBAs are feeling the employment squeeze from a tightening economy. This makes the summer internship, taken between the first and second year of your MBA program, an even more crucial step toward the ultimate goal of landing full-time employment with the company of your choice. On today's show, Landing Your Ideal Summer Internship, we'll talk with a former MBA student with an unusual story to tell; the career development director from the Unive...

MBA Podcaster Day in the Life Series

Join us as we travel to business schools across the country and around the world to bring you an in-depth profile of life and times on campus. This time we travel to Michigan to spend a week at Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Listen in as we meet with current students in Ross's various MBA programs, admission's officers, the dean and others.

The Ross School of Business is known for unique programming that develops leadership through...

GMAT Not Required

The GMAT score is one of the essential pieces of an application for most full-time MBA programs. But many Executive MBA programs are quietly removing it from the admissions criteria. This time, we’ll explore why more than half of BusinessWeek’s top 25 Executive MBA programs don’t have a GMAT requirement. We’ll also find out if you can apply for a waiver even at the schools where the GMAT is required for admission. Listen in as we talk to...

Acing the MBA Interview

For most MBA programs, being granted an interview is your first step toward acceptance into business school. It’s the opportunity for you to make yourself come alive to the admissions committee and show them why you should be included in their upcoming class. It’s also a time that many candidates have a hard time setting themselves apart from all the other candidates and verbalizing their individual value proposition. Listen in as we discu...

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