Much digital ink has been spilled regarding the dips in application volume across U.S. business schools. Overall, U.S. business schools received just 135,096 applications this year, which is down 9.1 percent from last year. That’s on top of the 7 percent drop in applications in 2018, marking a steep application decline year-over-year.
Clear Admit Co-founder Graham Richmond and resident expert Alex Brown are here to sift through the resulting media coverage and MBA bashing to dig into the larger (and positive!) trends behind the numbers. Despite noted changes, there have been positive side effects for applicants—now is a great time to apply—and the MBA is still worth it.
Tune in to hear their analysis, as they discuss such factors as better global markets, more competition, immigration and more.
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