Tepper | Ms. Coding Tech Leader
GMAT 680, GPA 2.9
Harvard | Ms. Big 4 M&A Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 2:1 (Upper second-class honours, UK)
Kellogg | Mr. Danish Raised, US Based
GMAT 710, GPA 10.6 out of 12
McCombs School of Business | Ms. Registered Nurse Entrepreneur
GMAT 630, GPA 3.59
Wharton | Mr. Rates Trader
GMAT 750, GPA 7.6/10
Tuck | Mr. Engineer To Start-up
GRE 326, GPA 3.57
Columbia | Mr. RE Investment
GMAT 720, GPA 3.0
Wharton | Mr. Firmware Engineer
GMAT 730, GPA 9.04 (scale of 10)
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Captain CornDawg
GRE 305, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Mr. Tech Start-Up
GMAT 720, GPA 3.52
Chicago Booth | Mr. Banker To CPG Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 7.36/10
Chicago Booth | Mr. Desi Boy
GMAT 740, GPA 3.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. Impactful Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Kellogg | Mr. Hopeful Engineer
GMAT 720, GPA 7.95/10 (College follows relative grading; Avg. estimate around 7-7.3)
Rice Jones | Mr. Simple Manufacturer
GRE 320, GPA 3.95
Chicago Booth | Mr. Corporate Development
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Mr. Former SEC Athlete
GMAT 620, GPA 3.8
Tuck | Mr. Army To MBB
GMAT 740, GPA 2.97
Columbia | Mr. Forbes 30 Under 30
GMAT 730, GPA 3.4
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBB Advanced Analytics
GMAT 750, GPA 3.1
Ross | Mr. Leading-Edge Family Business
GMAT 740, GPA 2.89
Darden | Mr. Logistics Guy
GRE Not taken Yet, GPA 3.1
Kellogg | Mr. Stylist & Actor
GMAT 760 , GPA 9.5
Columbia | Mr. Ambitious Chemical Salesman
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Irish Biotech Entrepreneur
GMAT 730, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Mr. Cricketer Turned Engineer
GMAT 770, GPA 7.15/10
Wharton | Mr. Planes And Laws
GRE 328, GPA 3.8

The Nuances Of An MBA Resume

How Not to Fail the Failure Question

It’s the last thing you want to think about. For years, you’ve blotted out the memory of missing your sales quota. Your heart sinks when you remember that sure fire promotion that produced zero orders. And God forbid anyone learns how you were demoted for going around your boss. What’s the point of going back, you think. I’ve forgiven myself. Can’t we just leave it be?

Well, not if you’re applying to Ross, Haas, or Tuck. Each of those schools includes an essay question that requires you to face a failure. And how you’ve faced workplace adversity is often a guide to how you’ll deal with it at business school…and beyond. Accepted.com, a consulting firm that’s advised graduate students for nearly 20 years, recently weighed in on how to turn a disappointment into a positive on an admissions essay. Here is their advice:

1) Show How Failure Led to Success: If you never try, you never learn. In your essay, share how your mistakes laid the groundwork for a step forward, such as a successful alternative or a procedure that prevented a recurrence.

2) Share Why Things Went to Wrong: No, this isn’t the time to point fingers. It is an opportunity to demonstrate self-awareness. Go through your decision-making process. What factors – hubris, defective data, or organizational shifts – produced this result? What were the consequences? Once you examined the wreckage, what steps did you take to ensure it never happened again? Remember, the quality of the solution reflects the depth of your learning.

3) Focus on What You Learned: This is your mea culpa. Don’t be afraid to show some humility. How has your experience changed how you deal with people and adversity?  In your essay, you need to show how you’ve grown, whether it is conducting deeper dives or keeping emotion out of decision-making. Show how you can adapt and grow. After all, isn’t that what business school is all about?

Source: Accepted.com

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Blast from the Past:

 

How MBAs Learn Finance: The Story Behind A Best-Selling B-School Textbook

It covers 1,184 pages. Now in its 14th edition, it’s used by nearly 40,000 students annually. And it generates $5 million dollars each year. It is Financial Management: Theory & Practice by Eugene Brigham and Michael Ehrhardt. And it is the best-selling textbook of all time for MBAs!

That’s right: It is the book that has been studied by hundreds-of-thousands of MBAs – and shaped the thinking of three generations of business school professors. Once sold for $7.95 during the Johnson administration, it now carries a list price of $242.95 at your bookstore. And it has been built on a half century worth of hard business lessons.

So how did this textbook get its start – and why is it so popular among students and educators alike? And how did it survive business fads, clashes among authors, and a near fatal endorsement? Check out our investigation to get the inside story of this iconic textbook.

Source: PoetsAndQuants

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