Application Advice

Stanford MBA Essay Tips

Earlier this week, Stanford announced its application deadlines for the ’23-’24 admissions cycle and confirmed that its main essay questions will remain unchanged next year. Round 1 applications will be due on September 12, 2023 and Round 2 applications will be due on January 4, 2024. Given the reflection and iteration required to craft a compelling...

Should I Hire an MBA Admissions Consultant? Three Non-Obvious Reasons the Answer May Be Yes

In past articles, we’ve discussed how MBA admissions consultants charge for their services and the questions to ask when you’re interviewing MBA admissions consultants. It dawned on us, however, that we’ve never really shared our perspective on why you should hire an MBA admissions consultant in the first place. So, if you’re pondering the question, ‘should...

What GMAT Score Do I Need for Harvard? Answers to Your Most Pressing GMAT and GRE Questions

As an MBA admissions consultant, I find that clients and prospective clients, especially those early in their MBA journeys, are often fraught with anxiety and indecision about standardized testing – namely the GMAT and GRE exams. Should I take the GMAT or GRE? When should I prepare and sit for the exam? What GMAT score do...

Who Gets into Harvard Business School and What Does that Mean for You?

You may have seen this recent article on Poets & Quants, which shared some eye-opening data from our peer firm, Fortuna Admissions, about who gets into Harvard and Stanford’s MBA programs. In a nutshell, the article proved that, while these two uber competitive programs tout their diverse class compositions, in reality they show a clear preference...