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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 »

Last Updated Oct 19, 2020 by

Kellogg MBA Class Profile: Surge in Applications Yields Supersized Class of 2022

The MBA Class of 2022 Profile for Northwestern Kellogg has been released and presents a group of students diverse in gender, race, and culture. In recognition of the challenges students faced during the application process due to the pandemic, Kellogg had made the decision to waive testing requirements for Round 3 full-time applicants. This year the school saw a 54 percent increase in applications, resulting in 559 students enrolled in the Class of 2022. In comparison, the Class of 2021 is comprised of 474 students. Classes are being held in a hybrid format at its recently completed flagship building, the... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 15, 2020 by

Ross MBA Class Profile: Diversity Reigns Despite International Deferrals

The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan released its profile of the MBA Class of 2022, showcasing a variety of unique experiences and backgrounds that breaks the usual mold of the MBA student. Here are some key elements of the profile: Ross MBA Class Profile: Undergraduate Background Average Undergraduate GPA 3.5 Percent majoring in arts, humanities, social sciences 23% Percent majoring in science, technology, engineering, and math 35% Percent majoring in business 42%   Ross MBA Class of 2022: GMAT Statistics Average GMAT Score 710 GMAT Score Middle 80% 660 – 750   Class of 2022 GRE... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 14, 2020 by

The Lauder MA/MBA Joint Degree Program: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the MBA

For prospective students looking to enter an MBA program, the University of Pennsylvania offers a unique option that expands the traditional master’s in business into a global learning experience, preparing graduates for enterprise in a diverse and connected world. The Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies two-year joint degree program (Lauder MA/MBA Joint Degree) offers an MBA from the Wharton School in concert with a master’s in international studies from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts & Sciences. Students pursuing a business degree receive more than the standard education in finance and management. In class and in... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 14, 2020 by

Real Humans of Carnegie Mellon Tepper MBA Class of 2022

This edition of Real Humans: MBA Students takes us to Pittsburgh, PA, and the pioneer of management science, Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. Tepper boasts access to world-class researchers, including a legacy of 9 Nobel Laureates. Their commitment to community can be seen in the energetic hub that is the Tepper Quad, and the strength of analytics and data-driven decision making in their curriculum led to their STEM designation. Tepper welcomed 141 students to their full-time MBA Class of 2022. A quarter of the new crew are women and 28 percent are international. Nineteen percent identify as a minority. The... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 13, 2020 by

Real Humans of Cornell Johnson’s MBA Class of 2022

292 students comprise the Two-Year MBA Class of 2022 at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management of Cornell University. This edition of Real Humans: MBA Students highlights some of their passions, common values and lessons from admissions. But first, let’s take a closer look at the new crop of students. Altogether, the Class of 2022 at Johnson averages an age of 28 and five years of pre-MBA work experience. Ten percent of the Johnson Class of 2022 have a background in the military. Financial services had been the most popular industry of choice, as 30 percent of MBA... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 12, 2020 by

Duke Fuqua Class Profile: Team Fuqua Sees Ten Percent Bump in Applications

The Class of 2022 profile for Duke’s Fuqua School of Business reflects the hard work that the admissions team carried out this year. Despite the uncertain climate, the school experienced a 10 percent increase in applications from which to assemble its 408-member class. Shari Hubert, Associate Dean of Admissions, credits much of the success to the nearly 200 worldwide events held by the school, pre-pandemic travel to other countries for recruiting, as well as the efforts of the Team Fuqua network. Here are some key elements of the profile: Duke Fuqua Class Profile: Undergraduate Background Average Undergraduate GPA 3.5 Percent... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 9, 2020 by

UCLA MBA Class Profile: Anderson School of Management Class of 2022

The UCLA MBA Class of 2022 profile for the UCLA Anderson School of Management has been released. The program took a firm stance on deferral options for newly admitted international students unable to secure visas to come to the U.S. Still, more than one-third of enrollees are from overseas. Here are some key elements of the profile: UCLA MBA Class Profile: Undergraduate Background Average Undergraduate GPA 3.5 Percent majoring in arts, humanities, social sciences 17% Percent majoring in science, technology, engineering, and math 32% Percent majoring in business 23%   UCLA Anderson Class of 2022 GMAT Statistics Average GMAT Score... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 8, 2020 by

Columbia MBA Class Profile: Internationals Hold Steady Despite Pandemic Punch

Columbia Business School released its Class of 2022 profile. The numbers in the Columbia MBA class profile reflect 782 enrolled students—211 who matriculated in January (J-Term) and 571 who began classes in August. Columbia saw an increase in applications for the current year and no significant changes in the class profile, including international students, which for a year full of uncertainty over the pandemic and difficulties with visas is an impressive success. Director of Admissions Emily French Thomas expanded on CBS’s ability to hold steady through the pandemic, telling Clear Admit, “Our strategy to extend deadlines at the beginning of... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 7, 2020 by

Real Humans of Duke Fuqua MBA Class of 2022

Six new members of Duke Fuqua’s MBA Class of 2022 share insights into their admissions journeys and future plans in this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke’s Fuqua School of Business is noted for its strong healthcare education, and the emphasis it places on teamwork among its MBA students. Altogether, the Daytime MBA Class of 2022 at Fuqua is comprised of 408 students. Nearly half—46 percent—are women and 38 percent are international citizens. Thirty-eight percent identify as a minority and 23 percent are underrepresented minority students.  With an average age of 29, the new... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 6, 2020 by

Real Humans of Harvard Business School MBA Class of 2022

The Harvard MBA Class of 2022 may be smaller than usual, but the 732 students still pack a punch when it comes to their experience, aspirations and more. We are excited to kick off our Real Humans: MBA Students series this year with insights and advice from the new HBS candidates. HBS received 9,304 applications in the 2019-2020 admissions season. The school usually aims for a class size of around 930, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, accepted applicants were given the option to defer admission. 732 ultimately chose to matriculate. A third of the Class of 2022 are international,... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 5, 2020 by

Yale MBA Class Profile: Diverse Talent, Common Mission

The Yale School of Management brings together 350 talented and diverse individuals for their MBA Class of 2022. The new members began orientation in late August, followed by classes in the school’s new pandemic-inspired hybrid instruction model. Bruce DelMonico, Assistant Dean for Admissions, admires the diversity of the class, despite the challenges. “It’s been a year!” he declares. “As the season unfolded, there was a lot of speculation about what the class would look like and how much it would change from previous years. It isn’t dramatically different from previous classes.” Here are some key elements of the Yale MBA... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 1, 2020 by

Stanford MBA Class Profile: Successful Efforts in Diversity

Stanford Graduate School of Business has released its profile of the MBA Class of 2022. This year, 436 students make up the largest class in the school’s history. Despite the difficulties over the course of the admissions season, Stanford GSB managed to make significant progress in its efforts to diversify the program. Wil Torres, Assistant Director of Outreach and Diversity at Stanford since 2018, has been at the forefront of programs and initiatives designed to improve representation among students of more diverse backgrounds, including the recent launch of the school’s Action Plan for Racial Equity. Regarding the school’s outreach, he says,... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 21, 2020 by

USC MBA Class Profile: Domestic Diversity in the Marshall Class of 2022

The USC Marshall School of Business full-time MBA Class of 2022 profile is an example of how the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are not always apparent on the surface. While this year’s incoming students numbered 217—nearly identical to the 2019 class size—the student demographics are far different. Here are some key elements of the profile: USC MBA Class Profile: Undergraduate Background Average Undergraduate GPA 3.55 Percent majoring in arts, humanities, social sciences 29% Percent majoring in science, technology, engineering, and math 17% Percent majoring in business 33%   USC Marshall Class of 2022 Student Characteristics Women 40% Average Age... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 18, 2020 by

MIT Sloan Waives Standardized Testing for 2020-2021 Admissions Cycle

MIT’s Sloan School of Management has opted to waive the GMAT and GRE requirement for the 2020-2021 MBA admissions cycle. While the school maintains that standardized tests are important to the evaluation process, the challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic are too numerous and widespread to justify the requirement for candidates. Some schools chose to waive the standardized testing requirements during the spring and summer rounds of 2020 due to limited testing accessibility. While the GMAT and GRE are now online for many, they are not available in all areas, nor do all users have the technology necessary to... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 15, 2020 by

UC Berkeley MBA Class Profile 2022: A Cultivated Mix of Backgrounds and Aspirations

UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business Class of 2022 officially kicked off the fall semester on August 24th, 2020. This year’s incoming UC Berkeley MBA class profile reveals students coming from a wide array of professional and academic backgrounds. Here are some key elements of the profile: UC Berkeley MBA Class Profile: Undergraduate Background Average Undergraduate GPA 3.65 Percent majoring in arts, humanities, social sciences 23% Percent majoring in science, technology, engineering, and math 27% Percent majoring in business 13%   Berkeley MBA Class of 2022 GMAT Statistics Average GMAT Score 727 GMAT Score Range 690 – 760   Berkeley... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 14, 2020 by

NYU MBA Class Profile: Academic Achievement Highs for the Stern Class of 2022

We continue our round-up of the characteristics and highlights of new MBA classes, this time at the NYU Stern School of Business. NYU’s MBA class profile for Stern students includes some record-breaking academic highlights for the school, despite the entering class being around 10 percent smaller than usual. Here are some key elements of the MBA Class of 2022 profile: NYU MBA Class Profile: Undergraduate Background Average Undergraduate GPA 3.6 Percent majoring in arts, humanities, social sciences 34% Percent majoring in science, technology, engineering, and math 23% Percent majoring in business 29%   NYU Stern Class of 2022 GMAT Statistics... Read more »

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