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Catch up on some business school news and tips with a few of this week’s top stories:

Here’s Why Applying To Harvard Business School Has Never Been Easier (Forbes)

Rather, it’s never been more straightforward – for you and close to 10,000 other applicants who are likely to apply this year for one of 940 or so places in the Class of 2016.

Want To Be An Entrepreneur? Then Get Your MBA (Really) (The Globe and Mail)

For those hoping to break into entrepreneurship, business school is an amazing path to do so because of its inherent opportunities.

10 Least Expensive Private Business Schools (U.S. News Education)

These private b-schools keep tuition and fees under $40,000 a year.

At Harvard Business School, Lessons in Leadership from Literature (Bloomberg Businessweek)

For the last 12 years, HBS students, who take a class on literature and leadership, have been scanning the pages of books for lessons to help them tackle business’s most challenging dilemmas.

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Seek Online MBA Programs The Provide Travel Opportunities (U.S. News Education)

Traveling abroad can help online business students network and improve their resumes.

The Nuances of an MBA Resume (Poets & Quants)

In an application, a resume is more than a chronology of your academic and professional career.

How Getting an MBA can Help You Be a Better Entrepreneur (Upstart Business)

Whether an MBA is necessary to be an entrepreneur is the subject of lots of debate, but getting a master’s in business administration can be a huge help in getting your startup off the ground.

M.B.A. Admission Tip: Always Go for an Easy ‘A’ (The Wall Street Journal)

Business-school applicants with high undergraduate grade point averages are more likely to be admitted than those who performed slightly less well but did so amid tougher grading standards.

From a Dark Foundry to The Milanese Sunshine: Do An MBA, Says MIP Engineer (BusinessBecause)

Former technical manager of engineering giant Metec WA shares why all engineers who want to be recognized as good managers should get an MBA.

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5 Essential Tips for Surviving Awkward Networking Events (Brazen Careerist)

Networking events are awkward. And when you don’t go to them often, you might have no idea what to do or how to act.

MBA students take their skills on the road (Graduate Guide)

Four Harvard Business School students are making a difference and learning in the process through a project known as MBAs Across America

Inflated GPAs Good For MBA Applicants (Poets & Quants)

To get into a highly selective business school, is it better to have a higher grade point average from a school where grade inflation is the norm?

Stress Management at B-School (Bloomberg Businessweek)

Case studies, class projects, recruiting, clubs, travel… the life of an MBA student is enough to make otherwise levelheaded adults crack under the pressure.

If You Don’t Define Your Personal Brand the Market Will (Both Sides of the Table)

Don’t forget about personal branding, the most important way to proactively control your career development and how the market perceives you.

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Startups Recruiting More MBAs (Poets & Quants)

Startups are getting increased attention from MBAs and they’re apparently returning the love, according to a new survey.

Why Your MBA Should be Accredited (About.com Education)

If the degree or business school is not accredited, your achievements may not even be recognized by an employer.

14 of the Most Essential Lessons You Learn in Business School (Business Insider Australia)

Top business professors share which case studies they think are the most essential for future business leaders.

The Best TED Talks By B-School Professors (Poets & Quants)

Generally, the best TED talks by B-school faculty tend to be delivered by professors whose names are rarely mentioned outside their own schools.

Master the MBA Interview as an International Candidate (U.S. News Education)

Prospective students should anticipate making some mistakes when speaking English, but shouldn’t expect that to ruin the interview.

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Wharton’s Record GMATs for New Class (Poets and Quants)

Despite a 5.8% fall in MBA applications, Wharton said it has enrolled a larger first-year class of 855 with an average GMAT score that is seven points higher at 725.

The World’s Best Business Schools (Business Insider)

Having an MBA can give you an edge in the cutthroat world of business—but only if you pick the right school.

Leadership Lessons from The Harvard of Europe (Forbes)

Associate Dean at HEC Paris talks about how leadership is far more about being knowledgeable and gaining respect than being able to do a good presentation in the boardroom.

Cornell To Offer One-Year MBA in NYC (Poets and Quants)

The Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University will soon offer a one-year MBA program based at Google’s New York City campus.

MBA Teaching urged to move away from focus on shareholder primacy model (Financial Times)

Academics and others are being increasingly vocal about how deeply entrenched the idea of shareholder primacy is in management.

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Boost B-School Applications by Attending Diversity Events (U.S. News Education)

Attending diversity events can give minority MBA candidates a window into the admissions process.

Three Myths About Your Strengths (Harvard Business Review)

HBR addresses the shift in focus from correcting weaknesses to identifying and expanding on strengths.

B-School Chart of the Week: June 2013 Social Currency Ranking (mbaMission)

For a different perspective on the value of an MBA, mbaMission turned to the New York Times society pages, where the editors select and profile promising couples.

Ask Farnoosh: What’s the Right Business School Program for Me? (Yahoo Finance)

Here is some advice for picking a program that meets your career objectives while carrying a price tag that doesn’t keep you indebted for decades to come.

In Business, Foreign Language Skills Help (Graduate Guide)

Whether individuals plan to work with colleagues in other countries or conduct business with companies abroad, having a global perspective helps.

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Reneging on an MBA Job Offer? It May Cost You $20,000 (Bloomberg Businessweek)

As two MBA students from Georgia Tech learned recently, reneging on an internship offer can have consequences.

Wharton Drops Application Essay (Poets and Quants)

The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School has cut the number of application essays in its 2013/2014 application to two, down from three in the previous application cycle.

B-Schools Get Serious About Writing (Bloomberg Businessweek)

Many students come to business school with writing skills that are lacking, and few MBA programs do much to improve them.

2+2 Program- A Change in Eligibility (Harvard Business School Admission Director’s Blog)

This week, Harvard Business School announced a change to their 2 + 2 Program, which is designed to give college students an opportunity to apply to HBS before entering the world of work.

Mission Admission: The MBA Resume, Part 3 (mbaMission)

Here are some great tips from our friends at mbaMission on ways to cut down and format your resume concisely.

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Catch up on some business school news and tips with a few of this week’s top stories:

Heading to Business School? An Essential Pre-MBA Strategy To Hit The Ground Running (Forbes)

Given your considerable investment of time, money, and effort in pursuing an MBA education, can you afford not to have a pre-matriculation strategy?

Business Schools Keep the Admissions Process Interesting (Graduate Guide)

Stiff competition between applicants has led some business schools to get creative in terms of how they select their ideal MBA candidates.

Business School Lessons From the Top of the World (Bloomberg Businessweek)

Professor at University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business plans to integrate his experience of climbing Mount Everest into a required leadership course for MBA students. Pretty cool!

Learning to Appreciate the Nuts and Bolts of B-School (Bloomberg Businessweek)

Associate dean of corporate partnerships at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management asks grads which aspects of their MBA experience they enjoyed most.

Find Health Care Opportunities for B-School Students (U.S. News Education)

A business school residency can prepare MBA candidates to be leaders in health care.

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