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Clear Admit Releases Revised 2013-2014 School Guides to Columbia, Harvard, Kellogg, Stanford, Wharton and more!

We are excited to announce the first release of the Clear Admit School Guides, updated for 2013-2014!  Praised by both admissions officers and applicants, the School Guides profile top business schools in detail, addressing programs from the perspectives of students, faculty, alumni and the popular press.  The latest editions of the Chicago Booth, Columbia, Harvard, Kellogg, MIT Sloan, NYU Stern, Stanford, Tuck and Wharton guides, among a number

Essay Tips: Stanford GSB

Stanford has shortened its app, removing one required question, but the overall structure is the same as it was last year. Unlike most schools, Stanford gives a lot of advice and guidance as to what it's looking for in the essays. INTRO We read your essays to get to know you as a person and to learn about the ideas and interests that motivate you. Tell us in your own words who you are. In other parts of the application, we learn

Consider Your Audience in Your Business School Application

I recently attended a workshop at the Stanford Graduate School of Business on pitching business plans to entrepreneurs. The experts there kept hammering it home: consider your audience. An MBA application is like any sales pitch.  Your audience will not only determine what you have to say, but how you are going to say it. Your audience is your target market.  The audience can be one person, it could be hundreds, or it could be a small

What We Can Learn From Graduation Speakers

Graduation time ushers in an optimistic feeling. It's a time of celebrating achievements, and more, it's a time of opening up the world for tomorrow’s young adults.  No wonder it’s called “commencement.” For those taking steps toward a business career or hoping to embark on an MBA program, you can draw upon that wisdom as you reflect upon your own experiences and goals.  What better way than to learn than from leaders who have been through

Top 10 Tech-Centric MBA Programs


Do you plan on tacking on an IS concentration to your MBA degree? According to a recent article in CIO Magazine, these tech-centric MBA programs give students the option to combine business administration with information systems studies-- essential for any Senior IT leadership position. The following rank as the U.S. News top 10 business schools for information systems: 1. Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of

Stanford GSB

Each year the Stanford Graduate School of Business has the hard job of deciphering who--among the 7500+ applicants--deserves a spot in their next incoming class of roughly 370. With such high stakes, you'll want expert advice on how to present yourself at your very best. In this episode of MBA PodTV, we've brought on Linda Abraham, founder & president of She'll break down each of the 2012-2013 essay questions and give you adv...

Harvard, Stanford, and Wharton

Harvard Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and The Wharton School are arguably the most prestigious business schools in the country. Every year thousands of applicants target these three programs. With the help of Graham Richmond -- CEO of the leading business school admissions consulting company 'Clear Admit' -- and MBA PodTV host Dilini Fernando, you'll be guided through each of these schools. Learn what makes them unique...

Getting Into The Stanford Graduate School of Business

MBA Podcaster host Bob O'Keefe takes you on a journey to the Silicon Valley to Stanford Graduate School of Business. With an acceptance rate less than 10%, Stanford is considered one of the most selective business schools when it comes to choosing candidates. Bob sits down with Linda Abraham of to find out what Stanford is looking for and uncover strategies on tackling Stanford's application and essays. You will also hear from sev...

MBA Admissions Panel

On today's show, we bring you coverage of a live event, “MBA Admissions and the New World Order”. How is the "new world order" affecting business schools? Has the MBA curriculum changed as a result of the economic downturn? How are schools coping with the economy? Panelists also answered audience questions about the panel topic, as well as general questions about their programs, admissions, and career prospects for graduates. The June 30th...

Words of Advice from Recent MBA Grads on Getting in & Succeeding After Graduation

If you’re on your way to enrolling in an MBA program, or already there now, chances are you would like words of advice on from those who’ve been there, done it and went on to succeed. Listen in as we get advice from our varied guests on everything from getting in, thriving while on campus and success beyond graduation....

Advice to the Younger Applicants

If you’re younger than the average business school student but want to get an MBA now, you're in a good spot. Top MBA programs are reaching out to applicants with little work experience. We’ll explore some things you can do to compensate for a short resume, what the admissions committee will be looking for in young candidates, and what being young is actually like on campus.


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