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Aug 25, 2016

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Yale SOM Class of 2018 Shows Increasing Diversity, GMAT Scores

Up, up, up might be the best way to describe the incoming class at Yale School of Management (SOM) this year. The median GMAT score jumped to 725, up from last year’s 720. Women make up 43 percent of the Class of 2018, up from 40 percent last year. U.S.... Read more »

Aug 24, 2016

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP@ NYU Stern: $1 Million Alumni Gift Will Create Summer Immersion Program for Entrepreneurs

MBA students at NYU Stern School of Business interested in entrepreneurship will now have an opportunity to take part in a new summer immersion program in lieu of a traditional internship thanks to a generous gift from an alumnus and his wife, the school announced today. NYU Stern alumnus David... Read more »

Aug 23, 2016

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A Fond Farewell to Stanford’s Long-Time MBA Admissions Czar Derrick Bolton

Next week marks the end of an era. Derrick Bolton, who has led MBA admissions at Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) since 2001, is moving on. Though he’s not going far—he’s headed across campus to become the inaugural dean of admissions at Stanford’s recently launched Knight-Hennessey Scholars Program—he leaves a... Read more »

Aug 23, 2016

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Book Excerpt: Five Overarching Attributes Fundamental to a Strong MBA Candidate

Welcome back to our 10-part series, in which we share an excerpt from the recently published book Becoming a Clear Admit: The Definitive Guide to MBA Admissions, with added commentary from its author, Alex Brown. In this third part of the series, we look at the five overarching attributes that are fundamental... Read more »

Aug 22, 2016

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Real Humans of MBA Admissions: Soojin Kwon of Michigan’s Ross School of Business

Moving right along with our fun and quirky series, we’ve continued talking admissions directors at leading MBA programs into answering our silly stream of personal questions. To our delight, we’ve had many tell us that they actually had fun in the process. Soojin Kwon has led MBA admissions at the... Read more »

Aug 19, 2016

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Friday from the Frontlines: From Lesotho to the Hilltop

Our Friday from the Frontlines submission comes to us this week from Tahira Taylor, a full-time MBA student at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. As you’ll read, Taylor’s path to the MBA was unlike some of her classmates. Specifically, her journey to Georgetown included prior stops in Morocco and Lesotho,... Read more »

Aug 18, 2016

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Career Services Director Q&A: Julia Min Hwang of the Berkeley-Haas MBA Career Management Group

We are delighted to feature Julia Min Hwang of UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business in our series of Career Services Director Q&As. Hwang, assistant dean of the Berkeley MBA Career Management Group, has spent 10 years at Haas. Before taking over as assistant dean two years ago, she served... Read more »

Aug 17, 2016

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Wharton, HBS, Kellogg Class of 2018 Profiles Reveal Subtle, Interesting Shifts

Despite its continuing rise in recent years in terms of average GMAT scores—considered an all-important metric in certain annual rankings of schools—the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School back slid just a hair this year, according to its Class of 2018 Profile, released today. After a meteoric rise of 14 points since 2012... Read more »

Aug 17, 2016

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Foster School MBA Offers Outstanding Value

There’s no reason a top MBA program can’t be affordable. While the average MBA student debt exceeds $100,000 for many top-ranked schools, that’s not the case at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. MBA graduates from the Foster School can expect just $35,104 in debt; that’s over $3,000 less... Read more »

Aug 17, 2016

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MBA Admissions Mashup: Brexit, Veterans, and Relocating With Your Partner

And, we’re  back for the 2016-2017 admissions season! Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. This week we’re shining a spotlight on veteran MBAs, sharing advice on remaining close to your partner during b-school, and getting some reassuring news... Read more »

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