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How to Demonstrate Academic Readiness in Your Application

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February 6, 2020

a student talking to a professor at the front of a classroom; academic readiness

Here at Fuqua, we practice holistic admissions, which means that no one component of the application is a ‘make or break’ factor in your likelihood of being admitted. That being said, the first questions most prospective MMS students ask are related to their academic readiness.

A Little Help on the 25 Random Things Application Essay

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December 20, 2019

Cory, Ariel and Varsha pose for a photo for their application essay blog

Deciding how to approach the “25 Random Things” essay on the MQM application can be difficult. But with these tips from admissions and some examples from our own lists below, hopefully you’ll get off to a smooth start

How to Connect with Admissions

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September 16, 2019

Grady in the foreground, taking a selfie with the admissions team in the background; connect with admissions

As a prospective student, it is important to connect with admissions and to be in touch with our department throughout your whole application process

Our 25 Random Things

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December 3, 2018

a dozen students displaying the Blue Devil paintings they created during a Wine and Design event, 25 Random Things

The “25 Random Things About Yourself” essay—it’s become a hallmark of Fuqua’s application. Admissions provided some great tips on how to approach it, and we wanted to share some of our ‘random things’…

Master of Management Studies Application: 3 Key Changes

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December 23, 2015

Master of Management Studies admitted students

I have been in Admissions at Fuqua for almost 10 years, and I have to say that each new application year is always exciting. Who will I meet through the application process this…

The 26th Interesting Fact

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January 23, 2015

It’s time for new student admissions here at the MMS: FOB and MMS: DKU programs. With prospective students gearing up to do their best in writing the essays, I’m here to give you…

My 25 Interesting Facts

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August 29, 2014

A recent trend in MBA applications has been to ask questions that allow schools to get a sense of the applicant beyond the application itself. Fuqua specifically prides itself in valuing characteristics that…

To Apply or Not? That’s the Question & Here’s My Answer:

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January 27, 2014

It’s seventh grade, and I’m listening to my teacher, Mrs. Stoltz, speak about our assignments for the day. The flow chart on the wall delineates our projects for the duration of class. As…

25 Random Things: Are You the Next Piece of the Puzzle?

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January 9, 2014

In my last post, I talked about Team Fuqua. Team Fuqua is what it is because of its people. Each person admitted into one of the MMS programs is an irreplaceable piece of…

My 25 Random Things

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November 25, 2013

Recently, Fuqua’s Admissions team instituted a question in the application that asks for 25 random things about applicants. From quirks and passions to hopes and fears, be yourself and let your personality shine…

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