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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 »

Last Updated Jan 14, 2021 by

Stanford GSB Employment Report: MBA Class of 2020, Achievement Through Creativity

The Stanford Graduate School of Business 2020 MBA employment report shows few signs of economic disruption or pandemic uncertainty. This year’s graduates reported record salary numbers and fostered the highest level of entrepreneurship since 2013. GSB’s communities of students, alumni, and faculty worked to ensure the success of the Class of 2020 by focusing on their goals and being creative in reaching them. The timing of offers and acceptances was slightly off from last year: 91 percent of students received a job offer within three months after graduation, and in that timeframe 85 percent accepted offers. “The big surprise was there was... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 13, 2021 by

Berkeley Haas Expands MBA Deferred Admissions Program

The UC Berkeley Haas School of Business has expanded its Accelerated Access deferred admissions program to all undergraduate seniors and final-year graduate students. First limited to UC Berkeley students, the pilot’s success led the school to open the program to outside applicants this MBA admissions season.  The program allows undergraduate seniors and final-year master’s students to apply to the full-time MBA program. Acceptance is conditional, and the applicants can enroll after a flexible two- to five-year deferment period. Students use this time to gain the professional experience required for traditional MBA candidates. Annual check-ins with admissions and a dedicated Slack community... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 13, 2021 by

Real Humans of UCI Merage’s MBA Class of 2022

The University of California, Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business is located in the center of Southern California’s Tech Coast. This edition of Real Humans: MBA Students introduces new members of their MBA Class of 2022. Half of the MBA class at UCI Merage are women. A third of the student body is comprised of international students. Merage MBAs have an average age of 29 and earned an average of five years of work experience before matriculating. During their undergraduate years, they averaged a GPA of 3.43. Thirty percent had earned degrees in science and 20 percent in humanities/social sciences.... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 12, 2021 by

Real Humans of IESE’s MBA Class of 2022

In this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students, we head to the bustling and dynamic city of Barcelona, Spain, to meet some of the newest members of the MBA Class of 2022 at IESE Business School. Around 350 students comprise the latest class at IESE. Eighty-five percent are international students and 30 percent are women. Thirty percent come from Europe and another 25% from Asia. Twenty percent each had lived in Latin America or North America. The final five percent came from other regions of the world. IESE MBA students average an age of 29 and 5 years of work... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 7, 2021 by

McCombs MBA Employment Report: Another Strong Year for Technology Jobs

The University of Texas Austin McCombs School of Business has released its 2020 MBA employment report. This year saw an increase in MBAs entering technology careers, one of McCombs graduates’ strongest industries, and the utilization of the school’s vast employer and alumni network to keep candidates competitive in the slowing economy. Eighty-eight percent of the class received an offer within three months of graduation with 85.6 percent accepting offers in the same time frame. McCombs facilitated 79.5 percent of job opportunities through internships, recruiting through Texas McCombs corporate partner ecosystem, alumni and staff networking, or other UT Austin resources. McCombs MBA... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 6, 2021 by

Real Humans of Rochester Simon’s MBA Class of 2022

In this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students, we head to just south of downtown Rochester, NY, where a small and diverse MBA cohort studies management and more at the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School. Just 126 students enrolled in Simon’s latest class, which the school aims to be small and diverse. Forty-two percent of the new class are women and 37 percent are international, representing 19 countries of origin. Forty-six percent of U.S. students come from underrepresented groups. During their undergraduate years, 32 percent had majored in humanities/social sciences. Twenty-nine percent had studied business/commerce. Fifteen percent earned degrees... Read more »

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