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Last Updated Oct 15, 2021 by

Kellogg MBA Class of 2023 Sets New Standard for Representation and Achievement

Kellogg School of Management has released MBA Class of 2023 profile. The 508 incoming students bring with them the school’s highest average GPA, and the greatest representation of both women and US minorities in MBA class history. Here are some highlights of the class profile: Kellogg MBA Class Profile: Undergraduate Background Average Undergraduate GPA 3.7 Percent majoring in arts, humanities, social sciences 21% Percent majoring in science, technology, engineering, and math 35% Percent majoring in business 49%   Kellogg MBA Class of 2023 GMAT & GRE Statistics Average GMAT Score 727 GMAT Score Range 630 – 780 GRE Quant Median... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 13, 2021 by

Berkeley Haas Full-Time MBA Class of 2023

The UC Berkeley Haas School of Business has released its MBA Class of 2023 profile. This year, an impressive number of first-generation college students, LGBTQ+ students, and veterans comprise the 291 enrolled class. Here are some key elements of the profile: UC Berkeley Haas MBA Class Profile: Undergraduate Background Average Undergraduate GPA 3.67 Percent majoring in arts, humanities, social sciences 36% Percent majoring in science, technology, engineering, and math 34% Percent majoring in business 22%   Berkeley Haas MBA Class of 2023 GMAT Statistics Average GMAT Score 726 GMAT Middle 80% 690 – 760   Berkeley Haas MBA Class of... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 8, 2021 by

Wharton MBA Class of 2023 Achieves Long-Sought Milestone

The years-long effort to promote gender parity in the business leadership pipeline has paid off for The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, whose MBA Class of 2023 hit a historic milestone for the representation of women. The 897-member class also made records for GMAT score highs and LGBTQ representation. Keep reading for more details about the latest Wharton MBA class profile. Dean Erika James, who also has the distinction of being the first woman appointed to lead the school, announced in the school’s press release, “This landmark achievement demonstrates Wharton’s commitment to providing a diverse and representative community... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 1, 2021 by

UVA Darden MBA Class of 2023 Breaks Multiple Academic and Diversity Records

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business full-time MBA Class of 2023 has broken school records for representation and academic achievement. Here is the breakdown of stats within the 351-student strong profile at Darden. Darden MBA Class of 2023: GPA, GMAT & GRE Scores Average Undergraduate GPA 3.52 Average GMAT Score 715 Average GRE (Combined) 321   Darden MBA Class of 2023: Student Characteristics Women 40% Countries Represented (by citizenship) 40 International Students 40% Average Work Experience 5 years   The new class includes 52 Consortium members, a record for the program. There are also 15 scholars from Darden’s... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 30, 2021 by

NYU Stern’s MBA Class of 2023 Demonstrates the Applicant-Centric Approach

New York University’s Stern School of Business has released its MBA Class of 2023 profile, proudly introducing a diverse crop of future business leaders with a competitive edge in both experience and academic achievement. Assistant Dean of MBA Admissions Lisa Rios credits Stern’s applicant-centric approach and coronavirus response measures in adding additional test options and waivers for the increased demand and growth in the program. “The combination of a more seamless process for applicants and continued strong demand for our rigorous program led to an 8% increase in applications as well as a total enrollment of 360 students in the... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 28, 2021 by

Michigan Ross MBA Class of 2023: Record-Setting Return

The University of Michigan Ross School of Business MBA Class of 2023 Profile demonstrates a return to normal on some fronts as international students come roaring back, and the class reaches above and beyond with record academic achievement and representation. In a statement provided by the school, Soojin Kwon, managing director of Full-Time MBA Admissions and Program at Michigan Ross stated, “The Class of 2023 has broken nearly all our admissions records after being selected from what was our most competitive applicant pool ever. We are incredibly excited to have these accomplished and talented students a part of our Full-Time... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 24, 2021 by

Bloomberg Businessweek Ranks Best Business Schools for 2021-2022

Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2021-22 Best B-Schools ranks the top business schools globally by region, charting assessments of programs in the US, Europe, Asia, and Canada through a rigorous analysis of data and survey responses. The ranking covers 119 MBA programs. To qualify, all programs had to be taught primarily in English. The rankings are based on 19,955 surveys from students, recruiters, and alumni, in addition to compensation and employment data. The top four ranked US schools have retained their positions since the 2019-20 rankings. The Stanford Graduate School of Business retook the top spot, scoring a 100 overall. Dartmouth’s Tuck School... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 22, 2021 by

Columbia’s MBA Class of 2023 Defies the Pandemic

Columbia Business School‘s MBA Class of 2023 shows no signs of having weathered a pandemic to get where they are. The class profile covers 847 total enrolled students, up from 782 last year. Classes began in August with 614 students and another 233 will begin their studies in January. Here are some key elements of the profile: Columbia MBA Class Profile: Undergraduate Background Average Undergraduate GPA 3.5 Percent majoring in arts, humanities, social sciences 19% Percent majoring in science, technology, engineering, and math 24% Percent majoring in business 37%   Columbia MBA Class of 2023 GMAT Statistics Average GMAT Score 729... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 15, 2021 by

Fuqua’s Class of 2023 Shows Significant Growth

Duke Fuqua School of Business released its MBA Class of 2023 profile, showcasing a diverse group of students with worldwide roots. This year’s incoming class numbers 447, around 10% growth over last year. Like many schools impacted by COVID-19 upending the last two admissions cycles, Fuqua has benefited from an uptick in demand by adapting its process, such as adding a fourth round, and achieving a significant increase in international students. Here are some key elements of the profile: Duke Fuqua Class of 2023 Student Characteristics Women 48% Countries Represented (by citizenship) 54 International Students 47% Average Work Experience 5.9... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 2, 2021 by

Tuck Again Sets Records with the Class of 2023

Patricia Harrison, Co-Executive Director of Admissions & Financial Aid This semester, Dartmouth Tuck’s first-year MBAs have again set records for class size and academic performance. The incoming class of 2023 is the largest in Tuck’s history, holds a record high average GMAT score, and boasts the largest representation of first-generation college students for the school. Pat Harrison, co-executive director of admissions and financial aid, said in the school’s press brief, “We’ve enrolled a class of engaged and impactful students with a proven track record of academic excellence. These are students who are excited by challenges and motivated to learn from... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 11, 2021 by

HEC Women in Leadership Club Uplifts Women in the MBA Program

The HEC Paris MBA’s Women in Leadership Club (WIL) has been at work for decades on its mission to “embrace solidarity, celebrate equality.” One of the 26 student-run associations within the MBA program at HEC Paris, the club’s elections have generally been unremarkable, with students sometimes running uncontested for the role of President and other positions on the board. However, over the past 18 months, these positions have become incredibly sought after. The most recent elections have encompassed full-blown media campaigns to earn votes from fellow students. What is behind the excitement and energy driving Women in Leadership? For former club... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 2, 2021 by

When it Comes to the B Corporation Movement, the Terry College Means Business

When Ally Hellenga began her role as community manager for Creature Comforts Brewing Co. in Athens, Georgia, in January 2020, she had approximately two and a half months of normalcy before the pandemic took hold in the U.S. A University of Georgia alum, Hellenga stewards community impact initiatives, and as the project manager behind the brewery’s B Corporation certification process, is also affectionately known as their “B keeper.” When she walked in the door on her first day, the groundwork for Creature’s journey to B Corp certification was laid by MBA students from the Terry College of Business as part... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 1, 2021 by

Wharton Joins AltFinance, a $90M Investment in HBCUs

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is investing in the promise of alternative finance to bring diversity to the financial industry. The business school has partnered with Apollo Global Management, Ares Management, and Oaktree Capital Management to launch the $90 million AltFinance: Investing in Black Futures™, an initiative that will fund recruiting, training, and career opportunities at three Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) over the next ten years. The consortium of finance companies has established a non-profit, ALT Finance Corporation, to administer the program, with $3 million from each company pledged annually. This initiative is the first of... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 30, 2021 by

Operation Cura Personalis: Georgetown McDonough Deploys One of its Central Tenets to Support its Students

As a Jesuit institution, cura personalis is part of Georgetown University’s DNA. The Latin phrase translates to “care of the whole person,” which the university takes seriously. Students receive a holistic education through the curriculum, student programming, and community. Care for the whole person–and each unique person–means students walk away with both mind and spirit supported, cultivated, and grown. The Georgetown McDonough School of Business prides itself on its community. While the pandemic has taken a heavy toll on MBAs across the globe, McDonough made preserving and enriching their community a priority.  Kerry Pace is an associate dean of the MBA program,... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 19, 2021 by

What Can MBA Applicants Expect During the Upcoming Admissions Season?

The Upcoming MBA Admissions Season The COVID-19 pandemic has forced students and schools worldwide to change plans and adapt in the midst of a constantly shifting health and economic crisis. The consequences of those changes and adjustments will have an impact on MBA admissions for the foreseeable future. As the murky post-pandemic world begins to come into focus, many prospective students are wondering what they can expect from the upcoming 2021-22 business school admissions season. It’s no secret that the pandemic caused economic distress and made in-person instruction challenging, if not impossible.  It also put a damper on the prospect... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 6, 2021 by

HBS Online’s CORe Business Essentials Program: Confidence and Skills for Every Stage of Your Career

An MBA is a valuable credential, whether you want to advance your career or become an entrepreneur. This degree adds value to your work experience and makes you more attractive to prospective employers by conferring the necessary skills for business success and unparalleled networking opportunities. It requires an investment of your time and energy to succeed in an MBA program. It can also be an expensive path, so you must consider the return on that investment for yourself and your career. How do you know an MBA is the right path for you? How do you know you are ready... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 30, 2021 by

U.S. News 2022 Business School Rankings: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

U.S. News & World Report has released its 2022 Best Business Schools Rankings. Despite a rather tumultuous year in world events, this year’s results in the MBA rankings realm remain largely unchanged. Stanford Graduate School of Business ranked number one this year, no longer sharing the top spot with the Wharton School, which came in second. Stanford boasts the highest reported salary and full-time average undergraduate GPA and GMAT scores combined with the lowest acceptance rate. Chicago Booth remained at number three but is no longer tied with Kellogg, now ranked number four. The top 25 schools in this year’s edition (with... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 23, 2021 by

Celebrating Women’s History Month With More INSEAD Alumnae

To mark Women’s History Month in 2021, INSEAD’s Limitless Campaign celebrates women entrepreneurs and role models who conquered obstacles and cast aside barriers to achieve success. INSEAD launched the Limitless Campaign as part of its Gender Initiative toward advancing gender balance.  Meet three INSEAD alumnae who exemplify the spirit and determination of women in business, using their education, experience, and skill to remake the business world in their image.     Sue Adams, MBA ’00 Sue Adams, MBA 2000 Sue Adams, INSEAD MBA Class of 2000, is a coach, organizational development facilitator, and consultant with Singapore-based Bamboo Being. Bamboo Being crafts and curates... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 16, 2021 by

Georgetown University Ranks Second in Graduating Women Entering Venture Capital

Georgetown University has placed second among universities graduating women entering venture capital, according to a study conducted by Different Funds. Different Funds, an investment firm specializing in venture capital, organized a comprehensive report on the dynamic of women from venture capital firms. The report analyzed the careers, geography, and education of women-led emerging firms to provide insight into the industry’s future and women’s place in it. Georgetown’s programs and network are geared toward supporting entrepreneurship and empowering women entering fields traditionally dominated by men. The Georgetown Venture Fellows Program offers a one-year apprenticeship in a venture capital or private equity... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 9, 2021 by

Celebrating International Women’s Day with INSEAD Alumnae

In 1967, the March 8th celebration of International Women’s Day was adopted by the feminist movement. The same year, INSEAD welcomed women into its prestigious MBA program, and they have been pushing limits ever since. To mark International Women’s Day 2021, INSEAD’s Limitless Campaign celebrates women entrepreneurs and role models who conquered obstacles and cast aside barriers to achieve success. INSEAD launched the Limitless Campaign as part of its Gender Initiative toward advancing gender balance. Meet three INSEAD alumnae who exemplify the spirit and determination of women in business, using their education, experience, and skill to remake the business world... Read more »

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