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Last Updated Dec 16, 2020 by

Real Humans of the HEC Paris MBA Class of 2022

We head to HEC Paris, located in the Paris-Saclay Innovation Cluster just kilometers from the center of Paris, in this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students. The 16-month long MBA program has two intakes, one in September and the other in January. Combined, the two cohorts are comprised of 290 students. January students still have time to defer, confirm, or decline their places in the program, so the official class size for 2022 may increase by a few dozen. Thirty-seven percent of the Class of 2022 are women and 93 percent are international. During their undergraduate years, 40 percent of HEC... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 15, 2020 by

Real Humans of INSEAD’s MBA Class of 2021

Whether you choose the Singapore or Fontainebleau main campus, you are guaranteed an intense year of learning and growing during an MBA at INSEAD. In addition to two campus options, INSEAD also has two intakes per year: September and January. September candidates complete the MBA program in 10 consecutive months while the January start includes a two-month summer break for an internship or other activities. MBA students who are scheduled to graduate in July can also apply for a two-month residential period on INSEAD’s Middle East Campus in Abu Dhabi. In this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students, we meet a... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 14, 2020 by

Darden Class Profile: UVA Responds to Challenges with Flexibility and Accommodation

See the UVA Darden MBA Class of 2023 profile here. The UVA Darden School of Business released its MBA Class of 2022 profile featuring its first-ever January cohort and record Consortium members. The class came together as the applicants faced significant challenges related to the pandemic, which the school responded to with flexibility and accommodation. Namely, the Darden admissions team extended the final application deadline to July 15 and accepted alternatives to standardized tests to demonstrate academic merit. Enough students faced too many challenges to make the August semester start date, so Darden created a new section of around 60 students... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 10, 2020 by

USC MBA Employment Report: Marshall Class of 2020 Mix in Media Industry

The University of Southern California Marshall School of Business has released its MBA Class of 2020 Employment Report showing a rise in salaries for the year over 2019 despite a slight decrease in signing bonuses. Sixty-one percent of job opportunities were facilitated by the school through the Campus Recruiting Program, summer internships, or staff and faculty referrals. USC MBA Employment Report: Top 5 Industries Consulting 28% Technology 27% Media/Entertainment/Gaming 11% Consumer Packaged Goods 9% Finance 8%   USC MBA Employment Report: Regional Placement West 88% Midwest 3% Southwest 3% Northeast 2% Mid-Atlantic 2%   Industry Placement USC Marshall’s MBAs are... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 9, 2020 by

Dartmouth MBA Employment Report: Tuck Class of 2020 Take Home Higher Salaries

The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth University has released its MBA Class of 2020 Employment Report. Ninety-four percent of MBAs received offers within three months of graduation and 92 percent accepted. This does represent a decline from 2019; however, the climate graduates faced this year was starkly different. Still, the median salary increased substantially over last year to $150,000 from $140,000. Tuck credits its personal approach to management education and exemplary career services for the success of the Class of 2020. Dartmouth MBA Employment Report: Top Tuck Post-MBA Industries Consulting 42% Financial Services 21% Technology 15% Healthcare 8% Consumer... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 9, 2020 by

Real Humans of Texas McCombs’ MBA Class of 2022

Meet some of the newest members of the Texas McCombs MBA Class of 2022 in this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students. 241 candidates joined the Austin-based business school in the fall of 2020. Thirty-four percent of the new cohort are women and 10 percent are international. Eighteen percent identify as underrepresented minorities and 31 percent as U.S. minorities. Altogether, students averaged an age of 29 and six years of work experience. The top five most popular pre-MBA industries were finance/banking, energy, government/non-profit, technology and consulting. During their undergraduate years, the students averaged a GPA of 3.66. When it came... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 8, 2020 by

Stanford GSB Releases its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report for 2020

The Stanford University Graduate School of Business has released its second annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Report, documenting progress made towards diversity on campus and in the broader community, equity in the school and the business world at large, and inclusion of people and perspectives necessary for success. Efforts Outlined in the Action Plan for Racial Equality This year, the Action Plan for Racial Equality (APRE), released in July 2020, is the report’s centerpiece. Launched in the wake of the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd in the first half of 2020 and the subsequent outpouring... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 8, 2020 by

Real Humans of the London Business School MBA Class of 2022

We take a trip to England in this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students, as eight new London Business School candidates share their backgrounds, interests and admissions journeys to the leading program. 532 students enrolled for the LBS Class of 2022. Thirty-six percent of the new class are women. Altogether, the group represents 66 different nationalities. Eleven percent came from the United Kingdom and another 17 percent joined from Europe. Eighteen percent had resided in North America and 17 percent in Central/South America. Twenty-eight percent of new students hailed from Asia. Admissions really looks for at least three years of... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 7, 2020 by

MIT Sloan Employment Report: MBA Class of 2020 Secure Higher Salaries & Signing Bonuses

The MIT Sloan School of Management employment report for the MBA Class of 2020 revealed that 95.5 percent of students had offers within three months of graduation and 91.1 percent had accepted offers. Both the median salary and signing bonuses increased over last year to $150,000 and $34,000, respectively. MIT Sloan Employment Report: Top Post-MBA Industries Consulting 31.1% Technology 27.6% Financial Services 18.5% Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech 5.6% Automotive/Aerospace 3.1% Consumer Products 3.1%   MIT Sloan Employment Report: Regional Post-MBA Placement Northeast 44.1% West 29.7% South and Southwest 9.1% Mid-Atlantic 2.8% Midwest 2.8% Industry Placement For the past three graduating classes at MIT... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 3, 2020 by

Columbia MBA Employment Report: Consulting Tops Industry Choice

Columbia Business School released its employment report for their MBA Class of 2020. This year’s 755-strong graduating class entered the pandemic-rocked global business community and found success. Ninety percent received job offers within three months of graduation and 87 percent accepted. While the median salary remained flat over 2019, median signing bonuses slightly increased. Despite the economic uncertainty, 19 students went on to found their own companies upon graduation. Columbia MBA Employment Report: Top 5 Industries Consulting 34% Financial Services 33.2% Media/Technology 19.8% Manufacturing 4% Healthcare/Pharma 3.8% Graduates entering the consulting industry made up 34 percent of the class, a... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 2, 2020 by

Real Humans of the UC Berkeley Haas MBA Class of 2022

Student Always, Question the Status Quo, Beyond Yourself, Confidence Without Attitude. These four Defining Principles represent the culture at Berkeley Haas and also serve as the magnet for the new students profiled in this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students. The Haas MBA Class of 2022 is comprised of 331 students–their largest class to-date. Thirty-nine percent are women and the same percentage identify as U.S. minorities. Seventeen percent identify as underrepresented minorities. International students comprise just above a fifth of the class, at 21 percent. During their undergraduate years, Haasies earned an average GPA of 3.65. Seventeen percent each studied... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 1, 2020 by

Georgetown MBA Employment Report: Alumni and Technology Support Career Outcomes

The Georgetown MBA employment report reveals a successful year for the McDonough School of Business Class of 2020. The results reflect the combined efforts of the university and the alumni network to combat the economic effects of the pandemic. Within three months of graduation, 93 percent of the class received job offers and 90 percent accepted those offers. Georgetown McDonough also boasts hitting a record average starting salary of $128,162, representing a $4,000 increase over 2019. Georgetown MBA Employment Report: Top 5 Industries Consulting 32% Financial Services 24% Technology 19% Social Impact 6% Real Estate 6%   Georgetown MBA Employment... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 1, 2020 by

Real Humans of Stanford GSB’s MBA Class of 2022

A diverse and intimate class forms each year at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, one of the most selective of leading MBA programs. Of the 7,324 applicants, 436 ultimately matriculated for Stanford’s MBA Class of 2022. Stanford has made efforts to diversify their student body, which can be seen across international, minority and gender representation.  Thirty-five percent of the new class are international and altogether represent 66 countries. U.S. students of color, which includes U.S. citizens, dual citizens, and permanent residents, make up 37 percent of the total class. Students of color are recognized as those who identify as... Read more »

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 »

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