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MBA es la abreviatura de Master of Business Administration. Se trata de un curso de postgrado en negocios. Estos programas están diseñados para introducir a los estudiantes en las diferentes áreas de un negocio, tales como marketing, recursos humanos, contabilidad, etc.
10 de October de 2013 - 9:22h.
UC Berkeley Haas and UCLA Anderson are coming to Madrid!
Thursday Oct 11: Tonight at Rafael del Pino, meet admissions reps and alumni from UC Berkeley Haas’s MBA program. Register here.
Monday Oct 14: at AC Avenida de America, meet representatives from UCLA Anderson, including admissions and alumni. Register here.
Tuck MBA y mucho más en el QS World MBA Tour el 17 de octubre! No pierdes este oportunidad! Regístrate aquí.
3 de October de 2013 - 18:23h.
A good resume/CV is an essential part of your MBA application and many admissions directors consider it as important as your essays! Some schools, such as MIT Sloan even tell you exactly how it should be formatted, and other schools such as Judge Business School even provide a template for applicants.
There are two main issues to consider when creating a resume/CV for an MBA application: Content and Format.
Show what YOU do, don’t simply write your job description
If your CV/resume reads like a job description (conduct M&A, create cost-analysis models, advise clients on business strategy, plan product launches…) then it is not about you—it is about your job. Instead, tell what you do/did (have advised on four M&A deals in the energy, telecom and retail sectors, valued up to $5bn; created a cost-analysis model for Chile’s largest retailer identifying 12% in savings; advised a leading French aerospace firm on entering the LATAM market; led a team of 6 to launch the company’s most strategic product of 2013 increasing sales by 20%).
Show growth and progression
If you started as an intern and were hired after only 3 months, if you were one of only three out of 4,000 applicants to get the position, if you got promoted in 18 months when the average is 24…SAY IT!
Leadership does not always mean leading large groups of people. If you do lead a group, definitely include that on your CV. If you don’t, look for other examples of leadership: managing a project or workstream, initiating a partnership, coordinating client teams, teaching, training, mentoring. And don’t forget your extracurriculars. Were you captain of your university volleyball team? Did you create your own gastronomy club? Did you lead a volunteer effort? Do you organize padel tournaments at work?
Include other MBA-relevant skills
Soft skills such as team work, collaboration and negotiation are obvious, but don’t forget the three “I’s”: innovation, initiative, impact.
Do not include
Driver’s license information, a photo, an objective statement (your objective is getting into an MBA!), marital status, or any vague (boring) comments like “my hobbies are reading and my family”*—Yeah, you and the rest of the world! Every bit of information in the CV/resume should add value and show how you stand out.
* “Started a reading club and organize monthly meetings for ~12 people”—now that is someone who really likes to read and also has initiative and leadership.
Your MBA CV/resume should be in English
And make sure the English is correct. Be consistent with verb tense (use present tense for your current activities and past for your former activities); use consistent punctuation (if you put a . at the end of a description, then use a . at the end of every description); avoid the word “I” in your CV/resume.
One page please!
It is true that HBS has stated on its application page that you can have up to two pages, but one is vastly preferred—by MBAs and by job recruiters. And, with the average 2 to 4 years work experience of most MBA applicants, do you really need two pages? Brevity is a skill, learn it!
Fonts and stuff
You should be able to clearly read the CV/resume if printed out, and that generally means no smaller than a 10 point font in a standard style such as Times New Roman, Arial… And don’t try to cram everything onto one page by using miniscule margins, you need at least 1,5 cm.
Here are some CV/resume templates to get you started:
Candy Lee LaBalle, founder of mbaSpain, is a member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches http://www.parw.com/ and has been writing CVs, resumes, and cover letters for over 20 years.
|ESADE (has 10 rounds)||28-Oct||2-Dec||13-Jan|
|IE Business School||no specific deadline, rolling|
|IMD (has 5 rounds)||1-Feb||1-Apr||1-Jun|
|London Business School (4 rounds)||4-Oct||3-Jan||28-Feb|
28 de August de 2013 - 16:59h.
MBA Multi-School Event!
On September 25th, five top MBA programs will come to Madrid to present their schools. This multi-school event will feature:
At the event you will meet admissions officers and alumni, get application tips and learn about each school’s academic offerings, student life and career services. This is an amazing opportunity to get to know five of the top US MBA programs; don’t miss it! Register now through EventBrite: http://mbaeventmadrid2013.eventbrite.com/
When and Where:
Wednesday, 25 September 2013, at 19:00
AC Hotel Atocha
c/ Delicias, 42
Prepare for the Multi-School MBA Event in Madrid!
On September 18th, Candy Lee LaBalle of mbaSpain is offering a free MBA Seminar to help you prepare for and take advantage of the multi-school MBA event. In this seminar, Candy will discuss:
–how to prepare for the event
–what you should bring
–your CV presentation
–what to wear
–questions to ask (and NOT to ask)
–how to impress the admissions
Candy will also discuss the five schools participating in the event (Cornell, Darden, Duke, Stern and Yale) and answer your questions about the programs and applying to them. The event will finish with a general Q&A about MBA applications.
Register by email: email@example.com
When and Where:
Wednesday, 18 September 2013, at 20:00
c/Velazquez, 119, 2A