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MBA Admissions Mashup: Harvard’s IFCs & Interning at Amex

MBA Admissions Mashup

Every Wednesday, we share a roundup of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. This week we take a look at an internship experience at American Express, opportunities to practice newly learned skills in the field and three reasons why applying to business school is like writing a movie script. 

At Harvard Business School(HBS), students get the opportunity to take what they’ve learned in the classroom and put it into practice out in the real world. In a recent blog post, HBS lists four things you need to know about these Immersive Field Courses (IFC). Driven by faculty research and connections, the IFCs “tend to hit maximum capacity – which can vary by IFC. Typically, about six IFCs are offered each year with capacity for about 40-45 students in each. This is the equivalent of about ¼ of the entire second year (EC) class!” Check out the HBS Voices blog for a video on this aspect of the curriculum.

Speaking of the real world…Yale SOM MBA student Vesi Bikova (’17) took the school’s admissions blog to recount her experience interning with American Express in New York, NY. “My project was to create a framework to identify potential clients for a new Amex data product that utilizes advanced analytical models with internal and third party data to improve marketing effectiveness and grow revenues. ”

It’s award season, and soon the Oscars will have come and gone. In keeping with this time of year, the Dartmouth / Tuck blog shared three reasons applying to business school is like writing a movie script. One of those being that one “needs a compelling plot.” Hop on over to the Tuck blog to read more.

That’s all for this week! Catch us next time on another MBA Admissions Mashup!

Posted in: Admissions Tips, Careers

Schools: Dartmouth / Tuck, Harvard Business School, Yale SOM

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