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MBA Admissions Mashup: Application Tips, Orientation Week, and Healthcare

MBA Admissions Mashup

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. This week we found several business school blogs already looking ahead at the next admissions cycle, offering up a glimpse of your first few days on campus will be like as well as a post from Cornell about the business courses that will jive with a career in healthcare. 

For those of you looking forward to getting your MBA at Georgetown / McDonough, you have Orientation Week to look forward to. Lauren John, a McDonough MBA, shared how that week really helped jumpstart her time in business school. “Georgetown McDonough’s Opening Term was much talked about before I started the Full-time MBA Program, and it turned out to be a rewarding experience. Once my class was done with Orientation during the first week of August, we were off!  After being out of school for almost seven years, the thought of sitting in the classroom every day for three weeks seemed daunting.  However, the intense classes helped knock off the rust quickly.”

If you’re considering a career in healthcare, be sure to check out these 5 courses (that are, for the most part, pretty standard at most business schools).
Dr. Geraldine McGinty, MD compiled her favorite courses at Cornell / Johnson that really helped prepare her transition into new leadership roles. First on the list: Negotiations. “Negotiations was quite possibly my favorite course in business school. I use the knowledge I gained in that class every day. I work on negotiating agreements with insurance companies, which requires an understanding of how the physician organization’s interests align with theirs.”

Now, if you’re new to this site and new to the realm of applying to business school, have no fear! In addition to our treasure trove of admissions tips, the Dartmouth / Tuck blog posted their advice on how to get started with the application process. First tip: Dig Deep. “Introspection is key during the MBA application process. By the time you hit submit, you should know—and be able to articulate—exactly why you want an MBA. What are your short- and long-term career goals, and how is an MBA going to help get you there? Start big.”

That’s all for this week!

Posted in: Admissions Tips, Application Tips, General, MBA Admissions Mashup, Weekly Columns

Schools: Cornell / Johnson, Dartmouth / Tuck, Georgetown / McDonough

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