Are MBA Admissions Consultants Worth the Cost?

Note: In this article, we’ll primarily focus on MBA applicants considering working with MBA admissions consultants. However, here at The Art of Applying, in the spirit of our founder who is a joint degree graduate of Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School, we work with applicants to top business schools as well as other… Continue reading

Harvard Business School’s “HBX,” provider of “HBX CORe” is now Harvard Business School Online

As many of you may already know, Harvard Business School Online is an online learning platform that provides engaging, immersive courses that can help MBA applicants get up to speed before applying to business school and professionals of all levels advance in their careers. Formerly HBX, Harvard Business School Online has recently rebranded as they… Continue reading

Opportunity Spotlight: The Consortium

Hello and welcome back! Last week we spotlighted UCLA Anderson and showed you the flexibility it offers to tailor your education. For this week, we’re shifting directions and want to talk to you about options for financing your education at UCLA Anderson. UCLA Anderson has many types of financial aid, and offers a wide variety… Continue reading

School Spotlight: UCLA Anderson School of Management

Hello, and welcome back to our Schools and Scholarships spotlight series! Throughout the last few weeks we’ve shown you top business, policy, and law schools around the country, as well as scholarships that are available from each of the schools. If you aren’t caught up, check them out on our blog! For this week, we’ve… Continue reading

School Spotlight: Stanford Graduate School of Business

Welcome back, everyone! This week we’re shifting to a topic that we know is on your minds: which schools should I apply to???  We’ve been there. It can seem that there’s an endless pool from which to pick, so for the next few weeks we’ll be highlighting some fantastic programs across multiple disciplines, including business,… Continue reading

School Spotlight: Yale School of Management

Yale School of Management Admissions Highlights: 2017-2018 Application Deadlines: Source: Yale SOM 2017-2018 Essay Questions: Round 1 Application deadline: September 13, 2017 Decision release: December 6, 2017 Round 2 Application deadline: January 4, 2018 Decision release: March 27, 2018 Round 3 Application deadline: April 18, 2018 Decision release: May 17, 2018 Essay prompt: Describe the biggest… Continue reading

School Spotlight: University of Chicago Booth School of Business

University of Chicago Booth School of Business Admissions Highlights: 2017-2018 Application Deadlines: Booth 2017-2018 Full-Time MBA Essay Questions: NOTE: These are the questions from the 2016-2017 application season. We will post the new ones once they are available. 2016-2017 Chicago Booth Full-Time MBA Essay Question: View this collection of shared Booth moments. Choose the moment that best… Continue reading

Consultant Spotlight: Marcus from Harvard Graduate School of Design

Bio of Marcus from Harvard Graduate School of Design Marcus is a third year student at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design pursuing dual masters degrees in architecture (MArch I) and urban planning (MUP). Marcus was selected as one of twelve students from graduate schools across Greater Boston to receive the Rappaport Summer Public Policy… Continue reading

Consultant Spotlight: Elisa from Cornell Johnson School of Business and School of Industrial Labor Relations

Bio of Elisa from Cornell Johnson School of Business and Cornell School of Industrial Labor Relations Elisa has an MBA and Masters of Industrial Labor Relations from Cornell’s Johnson School of Business and Cornell’s School of Industrial Labor Relations. Elisa focused on Marketing during her MBA and Organizational Behavior during her time at ILR, combining her interests… Continue reading