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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

3 Team-Based Discussion Admission Tips

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Wharton has introduced a new element to its admissions process – the team-based discussion. Other schools, like INSEAD, are also experimenting with this new evaluation method. These discussions, according to the Wharton invitation letter, allow applicants “the opportunity to interact with…fellow applicants through discourse, which will highlight how [applicants] approach and analyse specific situations.” Through discussion prompts (like what

Essay Tips: The Wharton School

To earn a spot at this globally-ranked business school, you’ll need to prove that you are worthy of learning from and among top business minds from around the world. Your qualifications should shine through well-written prose that also exhibits your passion, skill, and excitement towards what you do now and what you plan on doing in the future. Wharton first-time applicants and reapplicants are required to complete the same set of essay

Top 10 Tech-Centric MBA Programs

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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

Question from a Listener: How to Respond to Wharton Interview Question

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We recently received an email from a listener about Wharton's interview question "What can you bring to the table?": Question: Dear MBA Podcaster, I am applying for Wharton's MBA program and in the interview I've heard that they will ask me what I can bring to the table as part of Wharton's incoming class. Kindly provide me the answer. Answer: We cannot that answer for you but we can point you in the right direction to search

Getting Into Wharton

Go behind-the-scenes to The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in this episode of MBA PodTV! With the help of Kofi Kankam--a Wharton MBA alum and director of Admit Advantage, a global MBA admissions consulting company--you'll discover the key characteristics Wharton looks for in candidates and what makes or breaks a Wharton Business Schoo...

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...

Conquering the GMAT

MBA Podcaster host Mia Saini hunts down great GMAT tips and GMAT preparation ideas from Manhattan GMAT. Discover how much you can improve from your first GMAT practice test, as well as what to do the night before and the day of the GMAT exam. Learn about GMAT's computer adaptive method from a GMAC rep (Graduate Management Admission Council) and find out how business school...

Deciding Whether to Pursue a JD and an MBA

Joint degree programs are proliferating and one of the most popular are the programs offering to join a graduate business degree (MBA) with a law degree (JD) for a joint JD/MBA. More and more schools are offering these combined programs in response to strong student demand driven by the potential for substantial savings of time and money. We talk to the experts to find out what the real value of these programs are, when a dual degree makes the...

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...

Business School Panel, hosted by Microsoft Corp

The Africans at Microsoft diversity group recently assembled a panel of experts to talk about earning and making the best of an MBA degree. The panel is a candid discussion with business school admissions and career services people, current students and MBA graduates on a range of topics. Speakers included representatives from some of the best schools in the country, including Harvard Business School; Sloan School of Management at MIT; UC Berk...

The Current Economic Environment

It's official - the U.S. economy is in a recession, and economists predict it's going to get worse before it gets better. With the job market tightening, large companies and even entire industries that used to snap up MBAs as soon as they graduated are instead laying off workers or even shutting down entirely. Meanwhile the tough times are steering more applicants towards business school. What does this all mean to currently enrolled MBA student...

Getting an MBA Later in Life

Are you ever too old to go for your MBA? If you’re feeling like the clock is ticking and you’re over thirty-five… this show is for you. You may already have a healthy salary but a nagging feeling that you can do better and move higher up the corporate ladder. Is it worth going back to the classroom this far down the road? We will get advice from so-called older MBA’s, directors of MBA and EMBA programs, and an expert job-seeker....

MBA Podcaster Day in the Life Series

Wharton was founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, and that spirit of innovation still drives the school today. Wharton offers a distinctively collaborative MBA experience, unparalleled academic and career resources, and a commitment to learning and personal growth. Wharton professors create the new ideas that are transforming businesses and governments around the world and they bring that cutting-edge knowledge into the clas...

Business School Admissions Panel

Listen in on an Admission Panel with top business schools around the country. Admissions Directors from NYU Stern, Columbia and Wharton will field questions on a range of topics, all with one goal in mind: how you can beat the odds and gain admittance to their schools.

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Working Global

Interested in a career abroad? An MBA in international management could be your best bet. You’ll gain foreign language skills, be exposed to a culturally broad curriculum and make worldwide contacts. We’ll explore some global career opportunities and look into a U.S.-based global MBA programs.

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Your Application Essays

Hot off the press: this year’s business school application essay questions have recently been released for all applicants to pursue. All over the world prospective MBA applicants begin tapping at the keyboard and searching for the right words that will get them into school and farther down their career path. This week's show looks at how to make your application essay sing. Learn how to approach the school’s applications, dissect the essay...

The Best Age to Go For Your MBA

It’s been a wide-held notion that in order to get the most out of an MBA education you need at least a few years of working experience. Business schools compounded the theory by favoring candidates with solid work experience and turning out classes with an average age in the late twenties. Recently however, some top schools, including Harvard and Stanford, have been bucking the trend by reaching out to younger applicants in an effort to dive...

Financing Your MBA

You know you need an MBA to progress in your career and earn a higher salary. But how will you finance the $40,000+/year in MBA expenses? Our guests explain the options available to students, how best to prepare financially to be a student again and help you determine which financing strategy will work for you. In some cases, your MBA educational expenses can be tax deductible, learn if this option works for you....

MBA Admission Consultants

Many have relied upon the services of an admission "coach" or consultant to get them into their top choice school, yet few have admitted to it. We explore the benefits and risks of using such services and find out what type of candidate is best suited for the advice of a professional. Hear what schools think about the use of a consultant and what they consider the tell-tale signs of relying too heavily on a 3rd party on your application.

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