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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 »

Last Updated Feb 17, 2021 by

Real Humans of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School MBA Class of 2022

Who doesn’t love a nice waterfront as a backdrop to their advanced education? Or a picturesque stroll through the historic Fell’s Point for a coffee or croissant before class? Today’s Real Humans: MBA Students takes us to such a setting: Harbor East near the Baltimore waterfront, as we meet some members of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Carey’s Class of 2022 consists of 70 students, who average 4.6 years of pre-MBA work experience. Fifty-nine percent of the Class of 2022 are women and 30 percent are international. During their undergraduate education, they earned an average GPA of 3.4. The... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 16, 2021 by

Real Humans of the Washington Foster School of Business MBA Class of 2022

We set course for Seattle, Washington, in this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students, featuring new members of the full-time MBA class at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. 110 students joined the full-time MBA Class of 2022 at Foster. Women comprise 37 percent of the class and nearly a quarter are international. Twenty-eight percent of new students are Washington State residents. During their undergraduate years, Foster MBAs averaged a 3.37 GPA. Twenty-eight percent of the class had majored in business. Nineteen percent had studied engineering. Seventeen percent had studied the humanities and 12 percent social sciences. Nine... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 15, 2021 by

Toronto Rotman Takes Steps to Combat Systemic Racism with New Course, Conference

The University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management launched two initiatives this month to proactively fight anti-Black systemic racism in Canadian business. New MBA Course The Rotman School’s MBA curriculum introduced the first Black entrepreneurship and leadership course in Canada. The school developed the course in partnership with the Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism’s BlackNorth Initiative. It is an effort to combat anti-Black systemic racism in Corporate Canada. The course is open to MBA students, emerging young black leaders across Canada, and members of the business community. Many of the course’s case studies were developed specifically... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 10, 2021 by

Real Humans of the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management

In this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students, we hear from new members of the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management in Minneapolis. Eighty-nine students decided to become a part of the Carlson School of Management Class of 2022. Thirty-two percent are women and 19 percent are international. Sixteen percent identify as students of color. Nineteen percent had a military background. During their undergraduate years, Carlson MBA students earned a median GPA of 3.45. Business was the most popular major, as 22 percent studied it. Engineering was a close second, with a fifth of the class studying it. Social... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 9, 2021 by

The Financial Times 2021 MBA Ranking Reveals a Year in Disruption

The COVID-19 pandemic uniquely impacted The Financial Times 2021 Global MBA Ranking, released this week. Many of the top 10 U.S. schools opted out of the ranking this year to focus on the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this, more than half the rankings are U.S. programs. Data from MBA programs worldwide show that demand for MBAs and salary numbers remained strong through the end of 2020. In fact, many schools reported double-digit percentage increases in applications for the 2020–2021 academic year. Top Ten Overall Here are the Top 10 of The Financial Times 2021 Global MBA rankings... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 9, 2021 by

Real Humans of MIT Sloan’s MBA Class of 2022

New members of the MIT Sloan School of Management join us for this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students. 484 students comprise the MBA Class of 2022 at the Cambridge, Massachusetts, institution. Thirty-eight percent of the new class are women and a third are international. In addition to reporting along federal guidelines, MIT Sloan also employs multi-dimensional reporting so that students who identify as more than one race or ethnicity are represented that way in the class. Based on federal reporting, 8 percent of the class are African American, 18 percent are Asian American, 11 percent are Hispanic, and 2... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 3, 2021 by

Real Humans of OSU Fisher’s MBA Class of 2022

In this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students, we meet some new members of the full-time MBA class at the Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business in Columbus, Ohio. Fifty-nine new MBA students joined Fisher’s Class of 2022. Twelve percent of students who joined in the fall of 2020 are international, 36% are women and 15% identify as a member of a domestic minority group. Forty-one percent of them pursued undergraduate degrees in business. Another 26% had studied social sciences and 25% the arts and sciences. Eight percent had majored in engineering. The average GPA was 3.45.... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 2, 2021 by

LBS Employment Report: MBA Class of 2020 Shows International Strength

The London Business School’s 2020 MBA Employment Report has been released, opening a larger window on the international MBA community’s optimistic prospects and potential success. Ninety-one percent of LBS graduates received an offer within four months, and 90 percent accepted offers. Out of a class of 476, 29 are starting their own businesses. “I am confident that having dealt with so much uncertainty over the last 12 months and having overcome so many challenges with such collaborative spirit, this group of successful students are prepared to kick-start their newfound professional careers with a fearless and selfless mindset that will serve... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 2, 2021 by

Real Humans of Esade’s MBA Class of 2021/2022

The beautiful city of Barcelona is home to the full-time MBA program of Esade. At Esade, MBA students can choose whether they want to complete the MBA program in 12, 15 or 18 months. The school only takes in a maximum of 190 new students each September. The most recent class at Esade has 186 students. Thirty-nine percent of the class is comprised of women. Ninety-five percent of the group is international with 31% of students hailing from Latin America, 28% from Europe and 26% from Asia. Nine percent came from North America, 3% from the Middle East and 1%... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 27, 2021 by

Real Humans of Vanderbilt Owen’s MBA Class of 2022

This edition of Real Humans: MBA Students takes us to Nashville, TN, and Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. 182 students joined the Owen MBA Class of 2022. Women comprise 32 percent of the class and 17 percent identify as U.S. minorities. Thirteen percent are international students, representing 15 countries, and 12 percent have a military background. During their undergraduate years, their median GPA landed at 3.42. The Owen MBA Class of 2022 matriculated at an average age of 28 with an average of 5.2 years of work experience. Students came from 154 different companies, including the likes of... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 26, 2021 by

Real Humans of Washington University Olin’s MBA Class of 2022

At Washington University in St. Louis, the Olin Business School welcomes a small yet diverse MBA class each year. The Olin MBA Class of 2022 is comprised of 90 students, who average the age of 27. Women comprise 46 percent of the new group and international students make up 36 percent of it. Twenty-eight percent identify as underrepresented minorities. During their undergraduate years, the Olin MBA class averaged a 3.4 GPA. Forty-six percent had majored in natural/social sciences and 26 percent had studied business/commerce. A fifth of students pursued engineering and six percent had studied the humanities. When it came time... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 20, 2021 by

Real Humans of Rice Business MBA Class of 2022

The Rice Business MBA at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business is known for flexibility–students can tailor their specializations to their intended career paths. While the Rice MBA provides a well-rounded general management education (the first year is dominated by core courses), the fields of real estate, entrepreneurship and energy stand out at the Houston-based program. In this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students, some new members of the MBA Class of 2022 shed light on how these strengths factored into their decisions to attend Rice Business. Many also cite the close-knit and small class as part of the... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 19, 2021 by

Moving from Academia to Industry: PhDs Getting MBAs at HEC Paris

Sponsored Content In 2012, Jean-Marc Peyrat left his role in science and technology development at Siemens to team up with a colleague and start a company. This was no idle pursuit: Peyrat holds two separate master’s degrees in engineering and biomedical engineering, as well as a PhD in computer science. The venture lasted just a few months, but this brief foray into entrepreneurship whet Peyrat’s appetite for more. Peyrat hit the books again in 2016 when he started the MBA program at HEC Paris. Today, he is the co-founder and CEO of inHEART, a start-up that marries cardiac electrophysiology and... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 19, 2021 by

Real Humans of Indiana Kelley’s MBA Class of 2022

In this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students, we head to Bloomington, Indiana, to meet some new MBA candidates at the Indiana Kelley School of Business. The 92 members of the Kelley MBA Class of 2022 have an average age of 29 and an average of 5.5 years of work experience. Women comprise 35% of the class and 23% are international students. Twenty-nine percent identify as minorities. During their undergraduate years, the group averaged a 3.32 GPA. Thirty-seven percent had earned undergraduate degrees in business administration. Thirty percent majored in social sciences and humanities, while another 28% pursued science and... Read more »

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