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Last Updated Nov 26, 2020 by

Wharton MBA Employment Report, Class of 2020: Strong Placement Amid Pandemic

The Wharton School has released its MBA Class of 2020 employment report, showcasing how its strengths in job placement and finance still stand even in the current climate of pandemic and economic recession. There were 904 graduating students in Wharton’s Class of 2020. Of the 681 MBA graduates seeking employment, 93.5 percent reported receiving job offers and 91.6 percent accepted a job offer. This represents a slight decline over last year, however, considering the environment these graduates entered, it should be considered a success. Overall, the median salary remained steady at $150,000. The majority of the 17.6 percent of the... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 25, 2020 by

Kellogg MBA Employment Report: Class of 2020 Breaks Regional & Salary Records

Though this year might have been the most difficult in recent memory for graduates to begin careers, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management employment report for the Class of 2020 tells a story of fresh MBAs finding success even in these challenging times. Kellogg’s employment report for this year’s two-year MBA program shows 95 percent of graduates received job offers and 93 percent of the class accepted job offers within three months of graduating in a year of record-high unemployment. The school also hit a record-high median base salary of $144,000. Over a third of jobs for the Class of... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 25, 2020 by

Real Humans of Boston College Carroll School of Management’s MBA Class of 2022

Just a few miles west of Boston, the Carroll School of Management is part of the private Jesuit institution, Boston College. Meet some of the newest members of Boston Carroll in this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students. Of the 80 candidates who matriculated at Carroll this fall, 31 percent are women. Fifteen percent identify as African-American, Hispanic, Asian or Native American. Ten percent are international. During their undergraduate years, 28 percent of the class studied humanities/social sciences. Twenty-six percent majored in business and another 25 percent pursued economics. Six percent each had a background in finance or math/physical sciences.... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 24, 2020 by

Real Humans of UVA Darden’s MBA Class of 2022

Meet some of the newest members of the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business in this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students. 404 candidates decided to matriculate at the Charlottesville, VA, b-school and that number includes the MBA program’s first January cohort as well. Twenty-four percent of new students are international and represent 35 countries. Women comprise 39 percent of Darden’s MBA Class of 2022 and 15 percent identify as domestic minorities. Darden MBAs joined at an average age of 27 with an average of five years of work experience. During their undergraduate years, they averaged a 3.5 GPA.... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 19, 2020 by

Forté Foundation Report Reveals Women Holding Their Ground in MBA Programs

Women, disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic at work, are poised to be at the forefront of the coming recovery. The Forté Foundation has released a report indicating that, despite conditions that have widened the gender gap in the worldwide economy, enrollment of women in its member schools’ MBA programs held its ground. After making gains in representation since 2013 from 33 percent to 39 percent in 2019, enrollment for women in 2020 currently averages at just over 39 percent in U.S. schools and 36 percent in international schools. The Forté Foundation is a non-profit founded in 2001 to promote gender... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 18, 2020 by

Real Humans of the Columbia Business School MBA Class of 2022

This edition of Real Humans: MBA Students takes us to New York City, where we find eager and diverse MBA students flocking to Columbia Business School. Columbia Business School offers two intakes, one in August and one in January. For the Class of 2022, 211 joined in January and 571 matriculated in August, bringing the total class size to 782 (out of 6,971 applicants). Forty percent of the new class are women and 44 percent are international citizens. Students who are minorities of U.S. origin comprise a third of the class. During their undergraduate years, business was the most popular... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 17, 2020 by

Real Humans of Northwestern Kellogg’s MBA Class of 2022

Whether in the Two-Year, One-Year or a dual degree MBA program, new Northwestern Kellogg students cite the culture and community as key factors in choosing the leading business school in this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students. The Global Hub, home of the Kellogg School of Management. A surge in applications this year (up 54%) led to a larger class size. 559 candidates chose to matriculate for the Two-Year MBA Class of 2022, compared to 474 for the Class of 2021. Forty percent of the new group are female and 26 percent are international. Under federal guidelines, the U.S. minority... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 16, 2020 by

HBS Announces Expanded Class Size and Internship Requirements

Harvard Business School announced it is expanding its class size for the next two years and will formalize internship requirements. HBS has traditionally enrolled around 900 students in the MBA program, but the full-time MBA Classes of 2023 and 2024 will each enroll around 1,000 students. Beginning with this year’s entering Class of 2022, a summer internship program will be a requirement of the MBA. Increasing Enrollment, Maintaining Community Connections HBS offered deferrals this year to help students navigate the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, reducing the current class size to 732. Increasing enrollment for the next two admission... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 12, 2020 by

MIT MBA Class Profile: Prioritizing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The MIT Sloan School of Management’s profile of their MBA Class of 2022 is a snapshot of the worldwide business community’s skills and experience. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the school chose to increase enrollment in an effort to provide more opportunities in a challenging year for candidates and ended up with a total class size of 484. Jennifer Barba, Senior Associate Director of Admissions, emphasizes the priority of enrolling a diverse class for MIT Sloan in their ongoing recruiting efforts: “Within our evaluation process, we ask every candidate invited to interview to share how they have contributed toward... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 11, 2020 by

Real Humans of Chicago Booth’s MBA Class of 2022

In this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students, we meet some of the newest members of the larger and more diverse MBA Class of 2022 at Chicago Booth. Out of 4,909 applicants, 621 matriculated at the Booth School of Business this fall. Thirty percent of the new group are international, representing 56 different countries. Forty-three percent identify as U.S. minorities and 38 percent are women. Veterans comprise eight percent of the latest matriculants. During their undergraduate years, the Class of 2022 had averaged a 3.6 GPA. Business was the most popular major, at 28 percent. Nearly a quarter had studied... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 10, 2020 by

Real Humans of the Wharton School’s MBA Class of 2022

Great things happen in Philadelphia, including earning an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. In this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students, get to know some of the newest members of the leading business school. The MBA Class of 2022 at Wharton is one of the largest in the school’s history, comprising 916 members. The school had received 7,158 applications, which represents a 20 percent increase over the previous year. Forty-one percent of the new class are women and 19 percent are international. In regards to U.S. ethnicity, 24 percent identify as Asian American, 10 percent... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 4, 2020 by

Real Humans of Georgetown McDonough’s MBA Class of 2022

This edition of Real Humans: MBA Students takes us to Georgetown McDonough in Washington, D.C. The McDonough MBA boasts an emphasis on global business and a focus on principled leadership, all while supporting the school’s Jesuit heritage and values. As you’ll see in the following pages, these hallmarks are just a few of the reasons new students chose the leading business school for their MBAs. First, let’s meet the new MBA Class of 2022 at Georgetown University. Out of 1,482 applicants, 247 chose to enroll in the Fall of 2020. Nearly a third of the new class are women and... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 3, 2020 by

Real Humans of the Michigan Ross MBA Class of 2022

In this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students, we’ll get to know a representative mix of new “Rossers” and why they chose Michigan Ross for their MBAs. The Ross MBA Class of 2022 is comprised of 358 students, of which 43 percent are women and 18 percent are international. Thirty-six percent identify as U.S. students of color. During their undergraduate years, 42 percent of the new class had majored in business. Thirty-five percent had pursued STEM studies and just shy of a quarter earned degrees in the humanities. The average GPA for the Ross Class was 3.5.  When it came... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 29, 2020 by

Tepper MBA Class Profile: Carnegie Mellon Takes an Empathetic Approach

Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper MBA Class of 2022 profile reveals a resilient community of students who are navigating uncertain terrain together through mutual support and determination. For a school where the full-time MBA class size is usually over 200, the 141 enrolled students represent a concerted effort on the part of admissions to adjust their approach in such a way that future classes would benefit from choices made to navigate the current challenges of the pandemic. “We wanted to take an empathetic approach, but an approach that would take us to where we needed to be as a school,” says... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 28, 2020 by

Real Humans of Dartmouth Tuck’s MBA Class of 2022

Each of the new students profiled in this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students says they were drawn to the community at the Tuck School of Business of Dartmouth College. For a few years now, Tuck’s admissions team has been assessing candidates based on the four attributes of smart, nice, accomplished, and aware, and their efforts clearly culminated in a community reflecting those qualities. The remote setting of the Upper Valley and small class size certainly support deeper and richer relationships, too. The Tuck Class of 2022 is comprised of 289 students. Notably, Tuck achieved gender parity, with women making... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 27, 2020 by

Real Humans of NYU Stern’s MBA Class of 2022

In this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students, we meet some of the newest members of the NYU Stern School of Business Class of 2022. Of the 317 members of the NYU Stern Class of 2022, 43 percent are women, which represents a six percent increase from last year and a tie with the highest representation ever. Thirty-two percent have international citizenship; this includes foreign nationals, dual citizens and U.S. permanent residents. Altogether, the class represents 30 different countries. Thirty-two percent of the new class identify as minorities and 12 percent as underrepresented minorities. The average age of the group... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 26, 2020 by

Chicago Booth Class Profile: Values & Culture Draw Expanded Class

Chicago Booth’s class profile for the MBA Class of 2022 is not only larger overall than previous years, but also represents more students from more diverse backgrounds as well. This year’s incoming class numbers 621 at a school where historically the class size has been under 600. This year, the school also introduced an accelerated JD/MBA dual degree program that has enrolled 14 of the incoming students. Here are some key elements of the profile: Chicago Booth Class Profile: Undergraduate Background Average Undergraduate GPA 3.6 Percent majoring in arts, humanities, social sciences 13% Percent majoring in science, technology, engineering, and... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 22, 2020 by

Cornell MBA Class Profile: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

The Cornell MBA class profile for the Two-Year Class of 2022 saw an increase in class size and diversity. Cornell’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management experienced a 22 percent increase in applications this year over last and managed to increase the class size to the current 292 enrolled students, despite the challenging environment of the pandemic and uncertainty over international travel. “Every year, our team does an outstanding job of bringing in a diverse, unique, and global group of students,” says Eddie Asbie, Interim Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 21, 2020 by

Real Humans of the UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Class of 2022

We head to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, for this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students, featuring some new members of UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. The new Kenan-Flagler Class of 2022 numbers 344 MBA students, who accumulated an average of 4.5 years of work experience before joining the program. During their undergraduate years, the group averaged a 3.4 GPA. When it came time to take the GMAT, the class averaged a score of 694, with the middle 80 percent range landing between 660 and 720. Thirty-one percent of the MBA class at Kenan-Flagler are women. Twelve percent identify as an underrepresented... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 20, 2020 by

Real Humans of USC Marshall MBA Class of 2022

In this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students, we introduce a handful of new members of USC Marshall’s Trojan network. Based in Southern California, USC Marshall was the first AACSB-accredited business school of the area and boasts deep connections to Los Angeles and the greater SoCal regional community. 217 students matriculated for the Class of 2022. They averaged 28 years of age and 5 years of work experience. Nearly a quarter of the new class earned pre-MBA professional work experience in financial services. Technology was the next most popular industry source at 15 percent. Consulting followed at 12 percent. Eleven... Read more »

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