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Last Updated Sep 18, 2014 by

Twitter Thursdays: News from MBA Programs

Welcome to another installment of Twitter Thursdays, in which we highlight some of the latest “tweets” from the top MBA programs on Twitter.   If you want to stay on top of our updates, special prizes, admissions tips and breaking news, be sure to check Clear Admit out on Twitter. We’ve also created several lists related to MBA admissions to ease your daily access to breaking news from the top MBA programs. The Dean of the Kellogg School of Management, Sally Blount, welcomed second-year students back to campus this week. In addition to plugging the school’s Executive Education programs, the Dean of... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 17, 2014 by

MIT Sloan School of Management to Host Diversity Weekend for Prospectives

Prospective MBA applicants from diverse backgrounds are invited to take part in an upcoming Diversity Weekend at the MIT Sloan School of Management. On October 2nd and 3rd, MIT Sloan will host a range of interactive sessions designed to help prospective MBA students get to know the MIT Sloan community by interacting with current students and getting a glimpse of the school’s experiential learning curriculum in action. MIT Sloan’s Diversity Weekend events begin on Thursday night, October 2nd, with a welcome reception. Following the reception, Diversity Weekend participants are also invited to take part in the school’s weekly C-Function. These informal,... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 16, 2014 by

NYU Stern School of Business Names New Head of Career Services

The New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business late last month appointed Roxanne Hori to serve as its associate dean of corporate relations, career services and leadership. Hori joins Stern from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where she led career management and corporate partnership for many years. In her newly created role at Stern, Hori will be charged with building and managing corporate relationships to support career development for the school’s MBA students and alumni. “As new industries emerge and grow, redefining the nature of the workplace and creating new means of value, it is essential that... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 16, 2014 by

Trivia Tuesday: MIT Sloan’s First-Year Class

In this week’s installment of Trivia Tuesday, we turn our focus to the Clear Admit School Guide to MIT Sloan, examining how the school creates first-year teams and how these teams impact students’ experiences. “Each first-year class of approximately 400 MBA students is divided into six smaller cohorts, or “oceans” (Atlantic, Baltic, Caribbean, Indian, Mediterranean and Pacific), which help to give shape to the core curriculum experience. Students in each ocean take all of their core courses together. As a result of this shared academic experience, students within each ocean tend to spend time together outside of the classroom as well, often forming close-knit social groups. “Within the... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 15, 2014 by

Interview Updates from Harvard Business School Admissions Director

As anyone applying to Harvard Business School (HBS) knows only too well, Round 1 applications were due last Tuesday. As the HBS Admissions Committee has settled into reading applicants’ files, an antsy set of applicants has settled into wait. HBS Dean of Admissions Dee Leopold devoted a post on her Admissions Director blog on Friday to letting the expectant candidates know how the next stage of the process will unfold.   Leopold’s team will send out invitations to candidates advancing to the interview stage in two batches next month, one on October 8th and a second on October 15th. The invitations,... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 15, 2014 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Dawna Clarke of Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business

Dawna Clarke is a veteran in the MBA admissions world, where she has worked for almost 30 years. She was appointed director of MBA admissions for the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth by Dean Paul Danos in September 2005, and since then she has served as the primary point of contact for MBA applicants and worked to actively promote the Tuck MBA program to prospective students. Clarke came to Tuck from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, where she spent 15 years, the last five as director of admissions. And before Darden, she was associate... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 15, 2014 by

Admissions Tip: Word Limits

With applicants for the round one deadlines putting the finishing touches on their applications, the question of how strictly applicants need to adhere to word limits is perhaps more popular than ever.  MBA candidates naturally have a good deal of information they want – and need – to convey in their materials, and getting the important ideas down under restrictive word counts is a difficult task.  While it might be tempting to run a bit beyond the guidelines to slip in that one extra thought, it’s important to keep the reasons for word limits in mind. In addition to being... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 11, 2014 by

Yale School of Management Draws Together Top Business Leaders for Global Strategy Input

Led by Dean Edward Snyder, the Yale School of Management (SOM) is focused on developing and implementing a strategy that will help the school become the most distinctively global U.S. business school—one that educates its graduates to become truly effective global leaders. Earlier this week, Snyder hosted the first of a series of discussions scheduled this fall to assess the school’s progress toward this goal. Top business leaders came to the Yale SOM campus on September 8th and 9th to examine the steps the school has taken so far and what remains to be done. Participants in this first discussion... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 11, 2014 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Rupesh Bisht of the Indian School of Business

Moving right along in our Q&A Series, we turn this week to India, specifically the Indian School of Business (ISB). With campuses in Hyderabad and Mohali, ISB features an accelerated one-year Post Graduate Program (PGP) in Management, as well as a PGP for Senior Executives, a Fellow Program, a Management Program for Family Business and several additional executive education offerings. Against time zone odds, we were lucky enough to connect with Rupesh Bisht, ISB’s associate director for admissions and financial aid. An alumnus from the ISB class of 2009, “I am an experiencer of the product itself, which gives me... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 10, 2014 by

UVA’s Darden School of Business Takes Its Case Method on the Road

The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business prides itself on its distinctive case method style of teaching – and it wants those who are considering applying to have a chance to experience it firsthand. So it’s hosting an event tomorrow in Philadelphia where prospective applicants will get to do just. Darden Admissions Dean Sara Neher will kick off the evening with a mini case discussion. (In addition to leading admissions, Neher is also a member of the Darden teaching faculty.) There’s no need to prepare in advance – just show up to take part in a lively discussion based... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 9, 2014 by

[email protected] Infographic Demonstrates ROI of MBA

[email protected], the online MBA program at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, has created an in-depth infographic to help demonstrate the return on investment (ROI) of the MBA degree generally – as well as some specific benefits offered by online programs. The infographic notes that 96 percent of MBA graduates rate the value of their degree as outstanding, excellent or good and would recommend a graduate management education to others, citing data from the Graduate Management Admissions Council. Three out of four of those surveyed by GMAC said they could not have obtained their current job without their... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 9, 2014 by

Meet Top Business Schools One-to-One on the Access MBA Tour

Meet the world’s top business schools and find the MBA program that is right for you at Access MBA’s One-to-One events across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia this fall. Highlights of the events include One-to-One meetings and workshops with the Admissions Directors of some of the world’s best MBA programs, interactive panel discussions featuring school representatives, individual MBA consulting sessions and GMAT preparation advice. Most events are free of charge for prospective MBA candidates. The Access MBA Tour travels to 65 cities per year and showcases over one hundred international business schools. The One-to-One events give selected candidates the... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 9, 2014 by

Trivia Tuesday: INSEAD’s Wharton Exchange Program

Welcome to this week’s Trivia Tuesday, in which we examine special offerings that differentiate the leading MBA programs from their peers. Today we’re taking a look into the Clear Admit School Guide to INSEAD in order to share with you an excerpt about the school’s exchange opportunity with the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. “Through an alliance with the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, one of the leading MBA programs in the U.S., INSEAD students can also spend one period in the city of Philadelphia taking elective courses at Wharton.” “Space in this exchange program is... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 8, 2014 by

Haas School of Business Dean’s Series Speaker Brings Innovative Leaders to Campus

The Dean’s Speaker Series kicked off last week at the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, featuring Jamba Juice CEO James D. White discussing how he led the company through a turnaround to emerge as the nation’s largest fresh juice and smoothie retailer. White talked about how he led transformational change – which in his case meant shifting the business model to include more franchises than company-owned stores. Through innovative leadership, he took a company that when he joined in 2008 was facing management and profitability challenges and helped it navigate the recession and come... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 8, 2014 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Kurt Ahlm of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Kurt Ahlm is a 12-year veteran of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business admissions office, and he has been at the helm for the past four years. During that time, he has helped welcome a new dean, Dean Sunil Kumar, and seen the school continue its international expansion. Ahlm started his career in undergraduate admissions at Northwestern University and then spent time working as a corporate recruiter before coming to Chicago Booth. “I really liked higher education but I also liked the more professional type of atmosphere that the corporate world offered,” he says, adding that MBA admissions... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 8, 2014 by

Admission Tip: MBA Application Data Forms

With MBA programs’ R1 deadlines past or just around the corner, we wanted to offer some words of advice about an often overlooked element of one’s file: the application data forms.  All too often, we see candidates leave these online application forms for the last minute, even rushing to enter all the required information from work on “deadline day.”  The truth is that a weak effort on these forms can do serious harm to one’s candidacy, as it might reflect poorly on the applicant’s professional polish or commitment to the application process.  This being the case, here are a few... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 5, 2014 by

IU’s Kelley School of Business Partners with NFL for Online MBA Programs

The Indiana University (IU) Kelley School of Business has partnered with the National Football League (NFL) Players Association to offer graduate-level educational programs – including an MBA degree – tailored to the needs of current and former NFL players, the school announced earlier this week. “For more than a quarter century, the Kelley School has provided customized programs that have met the needs of many students within a variety of corporate and educational settings,” Kelley School Dean Idalene Kesner said in a statement. This newest program – which will be offered in a blended format including in-person and online components... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 4, 2014 by

Twitter Thursdays: News from MBA Programs

Welcome to another edition of Twitter Thursdays, in which we compile the latest news on leading MBA programs, as reported on Twitter.  If you want to stay on top of our updates, special prizes, admissions tips and breaking news, be sure to check Clear Admit out on Twitter. We’ve also created several lists related to MBA admissions to ease your daily access to breaking news from the top MBA programs. This week, the Senior Associate Director of Full-Time MBA Admissions at Michigan / Ross, Diana Economy, updated followers on Michigan’s new digital office for education. Meanwhile, Rich Lyons, the Dean of... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 4, 2014 by

Tuck School of Business Introduces New Immersive Global Experience Requirement

Beginning next fall, all students at the Tuck School of Business will be required to complete a course that involves spending time in a country new to them, the school announced yesterday. The new Tuck Global Insight Requirement will be mandatory for all members of the Class of 2017 and beyond – part of an effort by the school to ensure that a Tuck education includes global immersion, which the school deems essential in today’s business environment. “The world has become much more global,” Phillip C. Stocken, Tuck associate dean for the MBA program, said in a statement. “As a... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 4, 2014 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Stephanie Fujii of UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business

As we reported here on the Clear Admit blog earlier this week, Stephanie Fujii just stepped into a new position at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business: assistant dean of the full-time MBA program and admissions. She was appointed to this newly created role last month by Haas Dean Rich Lyons, and she now oversees both the full-time MBA admissions and the full-time MBA program offices. A 2004 Haas alumna, Fujii knows the school inside and out. She has been working in admissions there for almost a decade, advancing through the ranks to become executive director in 2010. Between obtaining... Read more »

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