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[Updated] 2022-2023 MBA Essay Prompts for the M7

2021-2022 MBA Essay Prompts for the M7 | The Red Pen

One of the most challenging, yet crucial parts of the MBA application process is the essay. A way to express your accomplishments and goals, along with personal and professional attributes, the MBA essay can give you an edge over other candidates with similar scores and work experience. With questions such as “What strengths and weaknesses […]

2021-2022 Essays Prompts for MBA Programmes in Europe

2021-2022 Essays Prompts for MBA Programmes in Europe | The Red Pen

When it comes to putting together your MBA application for business schools in Europe, one of the most crucial elements is the essay. The MBA essay serves as a way to tie together all your experiences, show the admissions committee who you are beyond your test scores and demonstrate how you are a good fit […]

Why are English Language Proficiency Tests Important?

Why are English Language Proficiency Tests Important?

When applying to colleges abroad, international students might be required to submit an English Language Proficiency Test as a part of their application. This demonstrates to the colleges that the applicant’s English is at an adequate level to cope with college-level lectures and classes. These tests may be required even if English is your first […]

7 Points to Check Before Submitting Your MBA Applications

7 Points to Check Before Submitting Your MBA Applications | The Red Pen

You have laboured over your MBA applications for the past few months and now the time has come to submit them. While you have gone through numerous iterations of your application form, resume and essays, there might still be some aspects that you have overlooked. Here are some things to recheck before you hit that […]

Your 9-Step Guide to MBA Applications

Your 9-Step Guide to MBA Applications | The Red Pen

The MBA application process is long and time-consuming. It takes months of committed effort to create a strong application that increases your chances of getting into the business school of your choice. If you have just started to consider an MBA and don’t know where to start, read through our step-by-step breakdown of what makes […]

Should I Use American English or British English When Applying to University?

Should I Use American English or British English When Applying to University? | The Red Pen

The English language curriculum set by the Indian boards has evolved over time, differing from the curriculum in international schooling systems such as the US or the UK–upon which the Indian curriculum was originally modelled. Differences in American English, British English and Indian English cover spelling, usage of active/passive voice and specific expressions and idioms. […]

Received Multiple Acceptances? Here’s How to Decide Between Them

At some point during the MBA application process, you must have thought that you would never be finished with your application. Then came the interminable wait when all you wanted was to get accepted somewhere. Now, however, as the results flood in, and you’ve received a host of positive admissions results, you have a hard […]

MBA Interview Preparation Part 2 – Preparing for a Team-Based Interview

2nd in a 5-part series on MBA interviews While most MBA programmes interview applicants one-on-one, some schools follow a different interview style. The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Ross School of Business, for example, use a team-based interview format, where four to five candidates are assessed simultaneously on their ability to work […]