Podcast Episode 34: More on the Undergraduate Admissions Scandal and If It Could Happen in MBA Admissions
As we reported earlier this week, the undergraduate admissions scandal caused quite a stir. Dozens of parents were caught funneling a combined total of $25 million through a college admissions consultant, William “Rick” Singer, to athletic coaches and test proctors, all with the aim of gaining admission for their children to an elite undergrad program.
What motivated the parties involved? Could this happen in MBA admissions? What is there to prevent fraud now and in the future?
To dig deeper into the undergraduate admissions scandal and its implications, Clear Admit interviewed Scott Shrum, former president and CEO of Veritas Prep and current secretary of the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants (AIGAC). In this episode, Shrum walks listeners through what precisely happened in the scandal itself, who the main players are, if the same thing could happen in MBA admissions and why not all admissions consultants are the same, and more.
Our thanks to Shrum for making the time to share more about admissions with the Clear Admit audience!
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