June 25, 2013

Why regular full-time MBA and not Executive MBA

For many late bloomers (age > 30 years), the question of why a regular, full-time MBA instead of an Executive MBA (EMBA) will most likely pop […]
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, […]
February 1, 2012

Simon MBA Rochester admit with scholarship

MBA scholarships are tough to come by at the good business schools. Convert $20,000 into Indian Rupees (what would you do with the extra 10 lakhs […]
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 […]
December 7, 2011

MBA applications: FAQ regarding voluntary career breaks

Two questions that we get often get from aspiring MBA applicants regarding taking a career-break for completing their MBA application. As opposed to forced career breaks […]
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) […]