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The MIT Sloan Fellows, Stanford MSx, and LBS Sloan Masters: one-year alternatives to regular MBA programs

By Vincent Ho-Tin-Noe (last updated: June 12, 2016)

Over the last few applications cycles, we have received an ever increasing number of inquiries regarding three 1-year MBA programs aimed at senior managers:

  1. The MIT Sloan Fellows program (probably the most popular amongst our clients)
  2. The Stanford MSx program
  3. The London Business School Sloan Masters program

In this post, we will review what makes these programs particularly attractive to some of the most experienced MBA applicants. We will also highlight the key facts that candidates should consider before starting the application process. Continue reading

HBS Round Two Decisions

By Vincent Ho-Tin-Noe (last updated: March 29, 2016)

On Wednesday, March 30th, 2016, Harvard Business School will be sending round-one notifications to applicants who went through the interview process this winter.

50% to 60% of interviewed applicants should receive an offer from HBS.

The Baker Library

The Baker Library

Harvard Business School’s admissions rate has been pretty steady in recent years, and when emails go out at noon, Boston time, on Wednesday, more than half of second-round interviewees should receive a positive answer (“Yes!”, according to Dee Leopold, admissions director at HBS ). These lucky applicants will have more than 5 months to get ready for their HBS journey, and their main challenges going forward will be to stay focused at work, and plan their attendance at the Admitted Student Weekend in Boston.
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Wharton Round Two Decisions

By Vincent Ho-Tin-Noe (last updated: March 29, 2016)

Having helped a number of first round applicants prepare for their Wharton interview, we are excited about the school’s round two decision notifications on Tuesday, March 29, 2016.

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How to Prepare for the Wharton Team Based Discussion

By Vincent Ho-Tin-Noe (last updated: March 3, 2016)

On February 9, Wharton will release invitations to its Group Interviews (“Team Based Discussions” or “The Wharton TBD”). If you haven’t done so already, please review our dedicated post for preparation tips for your team based discussion.
As in previous rounds, MBA Admissions Advisors will be holding several mock group interviews to help applicants prepare. Continue reading

HBS Round Two Interviews

By Kyle Watkins (last updated: January 27, 2016)

Round Two Interview Invites for HBS Class of 2018 Applicants

The Harvard Business School Admissions Committee will send out interview invitations to its first round applicants in two distinct waves. The first will go out at 12pm noon ET on January 27, 2016. A second batch of interview invites will be sent on February 3, 2016, along with “releases” for unlucky candidates (2+2 applicants will all be notified on that date, whether invited or released). Based on data from previous years and a recent communication from Dee Leopold, here’s how we expect HBS round two interview invitations to be released this year: Continue reading

Wharton Round One Decisions

By Vincent Ho-Tin-Noe (last updated: December 16, 2015)

Having helped a number of first round applicants prepare for their Wharton interview, we are excited about the school’s round one decision notifications on Thursday, December 17, 2015.

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