On November 7th, 2014 IE Business School will host the first installment of their signature Venture Day in Miami. IE Business School launched the International Venture Days Tour to support entrepreneurs and alumni.  The tour will consist of a series of competitions to glean the most exciting ideas. The Venture Day theme will be tailored to each host city’s ecosystem. In Miami, the theme is big data and will include talks from prominent experts in the field, established entrepreneurs, local investors and an exciting pitch competition for start-ups. The host company is Venture Hive which “offers institutions and communities efficient and effective turnkey models to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem based on sound educational principles.”

For more information visit: http://www.ie.edu/events/venture-days/miami-2014/ or e-mail IE at southusa@ie.edu. The deadline for pitch applications is October 23rd.

The QS World MBA Tour is hosting an MBA Admissions Event in Miami on October 14, 2014 from 4:30 pm to 9pm at the Hyatt Regency.   This voucher provides FREE ENTRANCE.

To redeem your FREE ENTRANCE voucher, please register via this link http://goo.gl/s3xTyd.You must go to the link as RSVP-ing through MeetUp does not secure admission to the event. 

MBA World Tour

Entrance to this event is usually $15 so this is an exclusive offer for members of this MeetUp.

The QS World MBA Tour provides the opportunity for attendees to speak face to face with MBA admissions directors from top local, regional and international schools – so in the case of the Miami fair, attendees will be able to speak directly to the likes of Univ of Miami, Univ of Florida, Florida International, UCLA, Temple Fox, Johns Hopkins, Northeastern, GWU as well as IE, MIP, Rice Univ, Arizona State Univ and many more.

Aside from speaking with admissions directors, attendees of the Miami fair will be able to apply for over $1.7M of MBA scholarships, learn how to improve your GMAT score with a presentation by GMAC and network with top MBA Alumni. So essentially this is an all-encompassing day for anyone considering an MBA at some point in their career.

Registration starts: 4.30pm
Pre-Fair presentations: 5pm
Main Fair opens: 7pm
*You can attend anytime between 4.30pm-9pm

Don’t forget to register for the event at: http://goo.gl/s3xTyd

IESE MBA Essay Questions have been released for the upcoming 2014-2015 MBA admissions year following the announcement of the IESE MBA Application Deadlines.  IESE Business School, University of Navarra has kept the number of MBA essay questions the same as last year, but reduced its goals question to a tweet and reduced the length and changed the focus of its accomplishment question.

IESE MBA Essay Questions

1.   Tweet” your post MBA goals. (280-character limit)

2.  Describe a recent professional situation (1-2 years ago maximum) that demonstrates your fit with IESE’s mission and values. (300-word limit)

3.  I wish that the application had asked me… (200-word limit)

Visit the IESE MBA Admissions website for more information about MBA admissions.

London Business School MBA Essay Questions have been released for the 2014-2015 admissions year following up on the previously released London Business School MBA Application Deadlines. London Business School has reworded its goal question, kept its contribution question the same and changed its third essay question to a more open-ended essay question than was used last year.

London Business School MBA Essay Questions

1.  What are your post-MBA plans and how will your past experience and the London Business School programme contribute? (500-word limit)

2.  How will you add value to the London Business School community? (300-word limit)

3.  Is there any other information you believe the Admissions Committee should know about you and your application to London Business School? (300-word limit)

4.  (Re-applicants only) How has your candidacy for the London Business School MBA changed since your last application? (300-word limit)

Visit the London Business School MBA Admissions website for more information about MBA admissions.

USC Marshall MBA Essay Questions have been released for the 2014-2015 admissions year following up on the previously released USC Marshall MBA Application Deadlines. Like last year, the USC Marshall School of Business has a 500-750 word goals question, but worded differently than the question was worded last year.

USC Marshall MBA Essay Questions

1.  What are your short-term and long term personal and/or professional goals following graduation from USC Marshall? How will USC Marshall enable you to develop or improve your skills in order to reach your
goals? (500-750 words)

2.  (Optional) Please provide any additional information that you believe is important and/or will address any areas of concern that will be beneficial to the Admissions Committee in considering your application. (250-word limit)  (250-word limit)

3.   (Reapplicant) Please describe any significant professional, personal, or academic growth since your last application to the USC Marshall School of Business. Discuss your specific professional goals and how the USC Marshall MBA Program will help you achieve these goals. (500-700 word limit)

Visit USC Marshall MBA Admissions website for more information about MBA admissions.

USC Marshall MBA Application Deadlines have been released for the upcoming 2014-2015 MBA admissions year. The USC Marshall School of Business has kept its First Round MBA Application Deadline the same as last year’s First Round MBA Application Deadline.

USC Marshall MBA Application Deadlines

Round 1  – October 15th, 2014 Application Deadline; December 15th, 2014 Notification Decision

Round 2  – January 15th, 2015 Application Deadline; March 15th, 2015 Notification Decision

Round 3  – April 15th, 2015 Application Deadline; June 1st, 2015 Notification Decision

Visit The USC Marshall MBA Admissions website for more information about MBA admissions.

London Business School MBA Application Deadlines have been released for the upcoming 2014-2015 MBA admissions year. London Business School has kept its MBA Application Deadlines roughly the same as last year’s deadlines.

London Business School MBA Application Deadlines

Round 1  –  October 3rd, 2014 Application Deadline; October 31st, 2014 Interview Deadline; December 11th, 2014 Notification Decision

Round 2  – January 5th, 2015 Application Deadline; February 5th, 2015 Interview Decision; March 26th, 2015 Notification Decision

Round 3  – February 27th, 2015 Application Deadline; April 2nd, 2015 Interview Decision; May 14th, 2015 Notification Decision

Round 4 – April 17th, 2015 Application Deadline; May 22nd, 2015 Interview Decision; June 25th, 2015 Notification Decision

Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. London Time of the deadline date to be considered for that round.

Visit the London Business School MBA Admissions website for more information about MBA admissions.

CMU Tepper MBA Essay Questions have been released for the 2014-2015 admissions year following up on the previously released CMU Tepper MBA Admissions DeadlinesCarnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business has reduced the number of MBA essay questions from four to two and words to 600 in comparison to the number of essay questions asked last year.

CMU Tepper MBA Essay Questions

Please use 12-point dont and double spaces between each line.

1.  Describe a defining moment in your life and explain how it shaped you as a person. (300-word limit)

2.  Based on your research and interactions with the Tepper community, please share why you are a good fit with the Tepper MBA program. (300-word limit)

3.  (Optional) Is there anything else that you think we should know as we evaluate your application? (500-word limit) Note: If you believe your credentials and essays represent you fairly, you should not feel obligated to answer this question. This essay is intended to provide a place for you to add information that you think is important but is not covered elsewhere in the application.

MBA Recommendation Questions

1.   If you were to coach this candidate with respect to how s/he works within a team, what would you advise that s/he does well? What would you advise the candidate to do differently? Provide specific examples that support your advice.

2.   If you were to coach this candidate on his/her professional development, in what areas would you suggest s/he focus? What are the areas of strength on which s/he can build? Provide specific examples that support your advice.

Visit the Tepper MBA admissions website for more information about their MBA admissions requirements.  Here is a list of useful links:

 

Emory Goizueta MBA Essay Questions have been released for the 2014-2015 admissions year following up on the previously released Emory Goizueta MBA Application DeadlinesEmory Goizueta Business School has goals, community and personal essay questions.

Emory Goizueta MBA Essay Questions

1.   Complete both of the following questions. (200-word limit total for each question)

A.  What is your short-term career goal and why is an MBA from Goizueta an important next step toward that goal?

B.   If your initial career plans are not realized, what else are you considering?

2.   The Business School is named for Roberto C. Goizueta, former Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, who led the organization for 16 years, extending its global reach, quadrupling consumption, building brand responsibility, and creating unprecedented shareholder wealth. It is his legacy and the strength of his character that gives rise to our vision: Principled Leaders for Global Enterprise. We encourage you to watch this short video for inspiration in answering the question. The transcript of the video can be found here.

How will you contribute to and make a lasting impact on the Goizueta Business School community as a student or alumnus? (300-word limit)

3.   Complete one of the following statements. (250-word limit)

A.   I am unique because…

B.   My most memorable cross-cultural experience…

C.   I am passionate about…

D.  The best piece of advice I’ve ever received is…

4.   Please share with the committee and your future classmates an interesting or fun fact about you. (25-word limit)

5.   (Optional) If you have additional information or feel there are extenuating circumstances which you would like to share with the MBA Admissions Committee (i.e. unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, academic performance issues, areas of weakness in application), please complete this optional essay in 250 words or less.

Reapplicant Essays

1.   Complete both of the following questions. (200-word limit total)

A.   What is your short-term career goal and why is an MBA from Goizueta an important next step toward that goal?

B.   If your initial career plans are not realized, what else are you considering?

C.   What are your long term professional aspirations?

2.   Explain how you have improved your candidacy for Goizueta Business School’s MBA Program since your last application. (200-word limit)

You may also submit the optional essay if you wish.

Visit the Emory Goizueta MBA admissions website for more information about their MBA admissions requirements.

MBA@UNC sent us an infographic about an MBA Return on Investment as well as ROI considerations for those MBA applicants that are considering online MBA degrees.

 

 

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