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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 »

Last Updated Jan 5, 2021 by

Real Humans of ASU Carey’s MBA Class of 2022

We head to Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business to meet some of the newest members of the Class of 2022 in this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students. Sixty students matriculated at the Carey School of Business for the Class of 2022. Forty-five percent of the class are women and 45 percent are international. The new class averaged a GPA of 3.56 during their undergraduate years. Forty-eight percent had majored in business and 28 percent in engineering. Eight percent each had studied social sciences or science/math. Three percent each earned undergraduate degrees in economics or humanities. The... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 5, 2021 by

Chicago Booth Employment Report: MBA Class of 2020 Finds Success in a Changing Economy

The Chicago Booth School of Business has released its 2020 MBA employment report. Nearly 93 percent of the 2020 graduating class received job offers within three months of graduation–an impressive feat in the changing economy, but still down 3.5 percent from 2019. Overall, 91.4 percent of Booth MBAs accepted offers after graduation. Chicago Booth facilitated over 80 percent of job opportunities across summer employer programs, the Entrepreneurial Internship Program, industry treks, campus interviews and the recruitment portal. Faculty and student groups, and Booth recruiting and networking events such as Corporate Conversation and Booth Panel Discussions also aided Booth MBAs in... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 31, 2020 by

Yale School of Management Employment Report: 2020 MBAs See Increased Salaries and Start-ups

The Yale School of Management employment report for the MBA Class of 2020 reveals consistent industry draws, but regional shifts for career destinations. More graduates remained in the U.S. to work, but also saw higher salaries. While the number of graduates receiving offers within three months of graduation (90.2 percent) and those accepting offers (85.9 percent) represents a decline from 2019, this year 6.1 percent of graduates opted to start their own business, an increase of 1.7 percent over last year. Yale School of Management Employment Report: Top 5 Industries Consulting 36.9% Finance 23.3% Technology 12.7% Retail 8.9% Healthcare 4.2%... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 30, 2020 by

Real Humans of Yale SOM’s MBA Class of 2022

We head to New Haven, Connecticut, to meet some of the newest members of the Yale School of Management’s Class of 2020 in this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students. 350 students matriculated at Yale SOM in the fall of 2020. Thirty-nine percent of the new class are women and 40 percent are international passport holders. Of the total class, 32 percent are U.S. students of color and 11 percent are underrepresented U.S. students of color. Eight percent identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community. Ten percent are first-generation college students and 13 percent are joint-degree students. The median undergraduate... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 29, 2020 by

Real Humans of Cambridge Judge Business School’s MBA Class of 2021

Welcome to another edition of Real Humans: MBA Students featuring members of the one-year MBA program at the Cambridge Judge Business School in Cambridge, England. 174 students joined the Cambridge MBA class that will be graduating in 2021. Thirty-seven percent of the group is comprised of women and, altogether, the class represents 38 different nationalities. Engineering and business/accounting/finance were the most popular undergraduate majors, each claiming 28 percent. Social and political sciences/languages followed at 24 percent. Another 14 percent had studied STEM majors and six percent had pursued the arts. New Cambridge Judge MBAs matriculated at an average age of... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 28, 2020 by

Harvard Business School Employment Report: MBA Class of 2020 Finds Success & New Businesses

The Harvard Business School employment report for the MBA Class of 2020 details significant accomplishments and notable entrepreneurial spirit for the graduating class. Ninety percent of the MBAs received an offer after graduation and 83 percent accepted, while another 11 percent defied the pandemic economy and began their own business ventures. Harvard Business School Employment Report: Top  Industries Financial Services 34% Consulting 24% Technology 19% Healthcare 7% Manufacturing 4% Non-profit/Government 4%   Harvard Business School Employment Report: Regional Placement Northeast 41% West 25% Midwest 8% Southwest 6% South 3% Mid-Atlantic 3% Top Industries Financial services remains HBS’s top industry for... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 23, 2020 by

Real Humans of Emory Goizueta’s MBA Class of 2022

MBA students in this Real Humans feature say they were drawn to Emory Goizueta for the close-knit community within a larger university. Altogether, the MBA Class of 2022 at Goizueta numbers 145 students and the school boasts a student to faculty ratio of 5:1. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the school’s full-time MBA program allows students to customize their MBA experience by focusing on industry specific skills and knowledge in addition to the foundational core courses. Eighty percent of the new Goizueta class scored between 640 and 740 on the GMAT and their average undergraduate GPA landed at 3.2. Thirty percent... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 23, 2020 by

Ross MBA Employment Report: Consulting & Tech Top Industry Choice for Class of 2020

The Michigan Ross MBA 2020 Employment Report showcases the success the Class of 2020 found while navigating the changing and uncertain economic climate. This year, 95 percent of the graduating class are career switchers, up from 89 percent in 2019. Over 83 percent of the class received a job offer by graduation. Within three months, 90.3 percent had received an offer and 88.4 percent had accepted. Ross MBA Employment Report: Top 5 Industries Consulting 35.7% Technology 24.5% Finance 11.9% Consumer Packaged Goods 7.2% Healthcare 5.3%   Ross MBA Employment Report: Regional Placement Midwest 30.2% West 26.7% Northeast 19.8% Southwest 6.6%... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 22, 2020 by

Real Humans of the CEIBS MBA Class of 2022

In this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students, we head to Shanghai, China, home of the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). The 18-month CEIBS MBA is well known for its China Focus, called “China Depth, Global Breadth,” as well as for preparing international leaders to enter the global business economy. 157 students from 26 different countries chose this leading program for their MBA studies in the Fall of 2020. Forty percent of the new class are women and nearly 34 percent joined from overseas. Sixty-six percent of students had resided in Mainland China. Fourteen percent came from the Asia... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 21, 2020 by

Duke MBA Employment Report: Team Fuqua’s Class of 2020 Success Stories

The Duke MBA employment report has been released for the Daytime MBA Class of 2020 at the Fuqua School of Business. The report indicates full-time offers and school-facilitated job placement are both up over last year, and average first-year compensation reached a record high. Ninety percent of the Class of 2020 had a job offer by graduation, with 84 percent accepting, and 93 percent had an offer by three months after graduation with 91 percent accepting. “Despite the challenges of this year’s market conditions, our graduates demonstrated a proactive, focused approach to their job searches. These qualities differentiated them as... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 17, 2020 by

McCombs MBA Class Profile: Flexibility and Transparency Yields Positive Results for 2022

The University of Texas McCombs School of Business has released data on its MBA Class of 2022. The school was able to hit its target class size and maintain test score statistics in line with previous years despite being flexible with waivers and deferrals. While McCombs welcomed 241 students to the new class, the school saw close to 90 deferrals this year, compared to the historical average of 25. “We were very proud of these class profile stats, given the pandemic and how flexible and open we were about deferrals,” says Rodrigo Malta, the Managing Director of MBA Recruitment and... Read more »

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