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If you’re applying to business school, or thinking about it, you have likely seen the headlines about a recent MBA application decline. In addition to reporting fewer applications, schools including Duke, Tuck and Kellogg are adding additional rounds, and selectively...

What Business School Applicants Need to Know About the GMAT and GRE

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Covid has changed the MBA admissions landscape in many ways, including altering standardized testing requirements and options. Here is what business school applicants need to know about the GMAT and GRE. Which test should I take? Candidates have been wondering which...

Why you shouldn’t write your own MBA recommendations

Why you shouldn’t write your own MBA recommendations

Theoretically, no one should write their own MBA recommendations. However, it’s unfortunately all too common for applicants to be asked to do so. Although it might seem like the easiest path to acquiesce, here are three good reasons not to do so: You risk having your...

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