January 3, 2013

Common MBA application mistakes to avoid

The top business schools have a relatively low acceptance rate and it’s in the interest of the applicant to reduce the common MBA application mistakes most […]
October 31, 2012

Sample MBA Essays – 5 Reasons they won’t work for you

You’ll find sample MBA essays for download on the internet by MBA websites and bschool forums. These well-publicized web-pages or free pdf files are a great […]
August 23, 2012

Cornell MBA essay tips (Johnson): Book author of your life story

Cornell MBA essays cover the standard topics such as short term and long term goals, failure essay, career choice essay et al. Then there are some […]
July 30, 2012

ISB Video Tips: Life to me is… | Unusual MBA Essays

ISB now has a new video resume requirement in its application process. This is an additional ‘essay question’ (or resume or whatever you might consider it […]
May 4, 2012

How to write MBA Essays: The ‘What Has Shaped You’ Essay

While writing MBA essays related to personal and professional experiences, what you choose to write is as important as how you present the facts. Nupur Gupta […]
April 21, 2012

How to write MBA essays: The Failure Essay

Nupur Gupta (Wharton MBA and Founder of Crack The MBA) continues her guest series for MBA Crystal Ball. This time she explains how to write an […]
April 15, 2012

‘Why MBA’ Career Goals Essay

The ‘Why MBA’ question isn’t as straightforward as it sounds. There are the basic introspective aspects of whether you need an MBA in the first place, […]
January 22, 2012

MBA Essay Tips: Dealing with silly mistakes after submitting applications

Hope you never have to experience how frustrating it can be. After spending days on your MBA essays and ensuring all the answers to the why […]
November 27, 2011

Optional MBA Essays: How to decide if you should use them

After you’ve taken care of the compulsory MBA essays, there’s the open canvas of the optional MBA essay looking at you enticingly…all white and pure…waiting for […]
November 16, 2011

MBA Essays: How to write essays within the word limit

In an earlier post, we had talked about why MBA essay word counts are important and why you should not overshoot (or for that matter, undershoot) […]
November 13, 2011

MBA essays: How important is the word count

Having word limit problems while writing MBA essays? If not, sooner or later, you’ll face the frustrating roadblock.  Here are a few questions that may pop […]
July 31, 2011

Oxford MBA (Said) – How Jaskirat got an Oxbridge brand on his resume

Before Oxford MBA at the Said Business School made its mark came Oxford University, a name that’s been around in the academic world for 8 centuries. […]