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Last Updated Jan 16, 2018 by

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How to Get into a Top Business School: Admitted Students Share 10 Top Tips

Our ongoing Real Humans of the MBA Class of 2019 series has given us glimpses into tons of current MBA students who set their sights on leading business schools across the nation and the globe—and now call those campuses home. We’ve learned about some of their crazy accomplishments and the mind-blowingly diverse experiences they bring to share with classmates-turned-friends. They’ve also divulged when, why, and how they knew that x school was exactly where they belonged. Each installment in our series has focused in on a single school through the eyes of five or six amazing students. The resulting collages... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 12, 2018 by

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Is the MBA Really the Best Time of Your Life? An INSEAD Student Weighs In

Fridays from the Frontline Michel Assaad describes himself as “a management consultant with an academic background in accounting and finance, fueled by an expensive hobby of collecting academic degrees.” Indeed, the MBA he is currently pursuing at INSEAD makes his fourth business degree. What made him decide that he needed yet another set of letters after his name? Has it lived up to his expectations? Does he have any regrets? In the post that follows, he shares many thoughts on the MBA—taking on myths and stigmas that surround it and counterbalancing them with his own experiences. Will his year at... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 10, 2018 by

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Ross Round 2 Interview Invite Details Revealed

In the delightfully transparent manner Ross School of Business Managing Director of Full-Time MBA Admissions and Program Soojin Kwon is known for, she took to her MBA Admissions Blog today to provide some insight into what those of you who submitted Round 2 applications should expect in terms of next steps. Round 2 is Ross’s biggest round, Kwon notes, so to give all applications a proper review, interview invitations will go out in two waves. “The first group of invitations will be sent later this week,” she wrote. “The second (and final) batch will go out by the end of... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 5, 2018 by

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Why This Kenan-Flagler MBA Student Decided to Leave a Perfectly Good Life in DC Brokerage

Fridays from the Frontlines Ed Crocker is the first to tell you he had a great life in real estate in booming Washington, D.C. A third-year associate at a successful multifamily brokerage firm, he worked with a great team and some of the most dynamic developers in D.C. And yet, somehow, he wanted more. In the post that follows, learn how that yearning led him to consider business school and how the real estate program at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School immediately drew him in. As the second-year MBA student looks back on all he’s learned and all that his Kenan-Flagler... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 2, 2018 by

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Real Humans of the Georgetown McDonough MBA Class of 2019

Set in an international city with strong ties to government, it’s not surprising to find students at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business drawn to both of those aspects. More than a third of the class—34 percent—is international, and far more bring international experience of one sort or another. More than three quarters of the 276 students who make up the full-time MBA Class of 2019 have lived, worked, or studied in another country, and 67 percent speak more than one language. Women are not as well represented this year as they have been in recent years. The Class of 2019... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 30, 2017 by

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Hidden Gems for Top Tech MBAs: Schools You Shouldn’t Overlook

As promised follow-up to our piece earlier this fall on top business schools for technology, today we’ll examine an additional handful of schools that are similarly training MBA students for success in the burgeoning tech sector. Though they are sending a smaller percentage of their graduates to work at leading tech firms than the five we previously featured, the following schools are either not far behind, quickly gaining, and/or launching new initiatives specifically focused on training the next generation of tech leaders. MIT Sloan School of Management With technology in its very name, you would imagine that the Massachusetts Institute... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 29, 2017 by

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What’s the Most Integral Component of the Fisher MBA?

Fridays from the Frontline According to Rajat Gugnani, a first-year MBA student at Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business, everything comes back to your core team. So, if you’ve got the Fisher MBA program in your sites, you’d do well to familiarize yourself with core teams—what they are and the importance they play at the school. Fortunately, with Gugnani as this week’s Fridays from the Frontline contributor, he breaks down core teams and lets prospective applicants know exactly what to expect. As he shares below, his core team was the “one thing that kept him going” through the first five... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 28, 2017 by

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Can You Guess Our 17 Favorite Clear Admit Stories in 2017?

They range from one-on-one chats with business school deans to deep dives with top MBA recruiters. There were new admission directors to welcome and gorgeous new business school campuses to take in. Then, of course, there were threatened immigration bans that brought MBA students across campuses together in support of one another. And no Clear Admit year in review would be complete without some of our great admissions resource content. There were so many stories, in fact, that we couldn’t limit our list of top picks to just 10. We hope you’ll enjoy looking back through the year in graduate... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 26, 2017 by

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Career Services Director Q&A: Stanford GSB’s Maeve Richard

Earlier this month, Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) released its 2017 MBA Employment Report, revealing record-breaking salaries for the third consecutive year. The school’s most recent crop of graduates boasts average and median base compensation of $144,455 and $140,000 respectively—both up about $4,000 over last year’s all-time highs. (Incidentally, those figures are also higher than any other business school in the world.) The average signing bonus also increased by almost $3,000, setting a record as well at $29,534. Other guaranteed compensation, meanwhile, blew past last year’s all-time highs by close to $10,000 in both the average ($83,065) and the... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 22, 2017 by

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A Ross MBA Student’s Unexpected Journey: From Teacher in the Rural South to Investment Banker

Fridays from the Frontline Vaish Shastry came to the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business from the Mississippi Delta, where she taught middle school children. She came to business school thinking that she would return to the nonprofit world upon graduation. Instead, she’ll be working in the Consumer and Retail Group at global investment banking and asset management firm William Blair. Talk about a change in plans. In a recent blog post, Shastry explained how within just a few days at Ross she found her mind blown and her curiosity piqued by the world of finance. Read on to... Read more »

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