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Last Updated Sep 17, 2018 by

How to Make the Most Out of Your Yale SOM MBA Campus Visit

Sponsored Content During the MBA application season, there are countless things to consider. Not only do you have to research the right MBA programs for you and formulate a list of target schools, you have to start crafting your resume, essays, recommendation letters, and more. And a key part of the application process is the campus visit. Bruce DelMonico, the Assistant Dean for Admissions at Yale SOM But before you just jump right in and schedule your MBA campus visit at the Yale School of Management, make sure you’re prepared for success. Here’s what Bruce DelMonico, the Assistant Dean for... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 17, 2018 by

Tips for a Successful NYU Stern Campus Visit

Sponsored Content You wouldn’t buy a house without first seeing it in person. So, why should you choose to attend the NYU Stern School of Business without first visiting campus? During a visit, you’ll be able to see the general routine of students, get an idea for class dynamics, and better imagine yourself as part of the Stern community. All of which is valuable when it comes to choosing your target school and filling out your application. But, how do you make sure that your campus visit has the type of impact on your admissions that you want? Lauren Calio,... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 17, 2018 by

Visiting the UVA Darden Campus as an MBA Applicant

Sponsored Content Visiting the UVA Darden School of Business campus is a great way to get to know the business school and gain valuable insight into the MBA program. It can also be advantageous to the application process, but only if you go about your visit in the right way. Without the right planning, your campus visit can amount to little more than a short vacation. Dawna Clarke, the Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at UVA Darden So, how do you make sure that you get the most mileage possible out of a trip to your target MBA... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 22, 2018 by

Morgan Stanley Still Loves MBAs and the Feeling Is Mutual

Though interest in finance careers has never completely recovered after the global crisis of 2008, investment banks like J.P. Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley are still in-demand recruiters among many MBA students. (Although this just in: J.P. Morgan Chase is letting go of 100 people in its asset management group after a business review, according to this Aug. 22nd report in Bloomberg BusinessWeek.) Even absent a complete rebound, finance proved the third most sought-after post-MBA industry among recent business school graduates surveyed in 2017, according to a recent Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) study. It also boasted the... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 8, 2018 by

Oxford Saïd Appoints 6 New Faculty Members

In early July, Oxford University’s Saïd Business School announced six new faculty appointments with a range of teaching and research expertise. The new faculty come from a variety of backgrounds including gender diversity, sustainability, real estate, and more. Each new faculty member will join the school to engage in innovative research, scholarship, and academic excellence. A recent press release from the school introduced the six new faculty members to the Oxford Saïd community. We recently had the privilege of interviewing three of the new appointments to gain additional insight. Renée Adams “Oxford University is a place where true scholarship flourishes,” Reneé... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 1, 2018 by

Georgetown McDonough Announces New Flex MBA Program

In response to market research and student requests, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is adding greater flexibility to its part-time MBA program. The updates include technological innovations for the inclusion of hybrid courses, new course delivery options, and a more adjustable program duration. The idea behind the new Georgetown Flex MBA is to ensure that working professionals can better balance their career commitments with their personal commitments. “Our program, historically, while being successful—we just graduated our tenth class—was never designed to be very flexible,” Prashant Malaviya, MBA programs senior associate dean, tells MetroMBA. “But the feedback we were getting from our... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 31, 2018 by

Top Business Schools Respond to Trump Administration’s Repeal of Affirmative Action Guidelines

Potential future diversity on college and graduate school campuses may be impacted by the Trump administration’s decision earlier this month to withdraw guidance that higher education institutions use affirmative action in their admissions processes. The move was announced on July 3rd when the Departments of Justice and Education retracted several letters and memos that encouraged schools to consider race in admissions and other decisions to promote diversity. In a statement, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that he believed the letters and memos seemed to “circumvent the rule-making process.” He went on to further denounce the memos, drafted under former President... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 24, 2018 by

Babson Olin Appoints Keith Rollag as New Dean

Earlier this month, the Babson College F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business named its new dean: Keith Rollag. A management professor with more than 17 years of experience teaching entrepreneurial leadership at Babson, Rollag was chosen for his campus leadership and vision for the graduate school’s future. When speaking about the appointment, President Kerry Healey said in a press release, “We are thrilled to welcome Keith Rollag to his new role as dean of Babson’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business.” She continued saying, “Keith’s leadership will help ensure that Babson remains at the forefront of business education and continues to innovate... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 24, 2018 by

Top MBA Recruiters: Starbucks

So, the following post about Starbucks as a top MBA recruiter ran on our sister site, MetroMBA, before the coffee giant was propelled into the headlines by an event at one of its Philadelphia locations that raised questions around the issues of race and discrimination. Starbucks responded by announcing that it will close all 8,000 of its company-owned locations for an afternoon in May to conduct “racial-bias” training. “The company’s bold move, which was announced Tuesday and followed the social-media uproar and in-store protests that erupted after the arrest of two black men waiting at one of the coffee giant’s Philadelphia cafes,... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 13, 2018 by

How Can You Land a Post-MBA Job at Deloitte?

In 2017, Deloitte placed 11th out of “Fortune’s 100 Best Companies” to work for. It achieved its top slot thanks to the company’s focus on work/life balance where “you decide how fast paced/slow paced you want to take it.” In fact, 91 percent of Deloitte employees say their workplace is great, citing: Great challenges (96 percent) Great atmosphere (95 percent) Great rewards (94 percent) Great pride (97 percent) Great communication (95 percent) Great bosses (94 percent) So, it’s no wonder that Deloitte is a top career choice for many MBA students. The company fits the 33 percent of 2016 post-graduate... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 12, 2018 by

Getting to Know John Gilligan: The New Director of the Oxford Saïd Finance Lab

Are you looking to dive deep into finance during your MBA program and seeking opportunities to interact with banking firms, funds, and industry leaders? That’s precisely the theory behind the Finance Lab at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. Inside the Oxford Saïd Finance Lab The Oxford Saïd Finance Lab is a joint venture between multiple areas of the university including the Private Equity Institute, the finance faculty, the program office, and the Careers Center. It was designed to provide financial graduate training—particularly for MBA students—that includes practical workshops, financial modeling, and real-life case studies. Also, each workshop includes a networking... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 6, 2018 by

What the Relaunch of the Berkeley Entrepreneurship Association Could Mean for Haas MBA Students

Entrepreneurship at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley is getting an upgrade. Right now the university is working to rebrand and relaunch the Berkeley Entrepreneurship Association (BEA). While the newly updated BEA isn’t available yet, it’s in the works and will have many exciting announcements over the next weeks and months. We were lucky enough to get an inside look at what’s coming to the BEA in a talk with Luca Cosentino, MBA’19, BEA president and co-chair and the man behind the re-launch. Here’s the inside scoop! Clear Admit: What is the Berkeley Entrepreneurship Association (BEA)? Luca Cosentino:... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 15, 2017 by

Should You Invest in Bitcoin? A Michigan Ross Professor Weighs In

Earlier this month, Bitcoin prices topped $10,000. For many, it was a huge shock and sparked feelings of remorse for not having jumped on the Bitcoin train sooner. In fact, Google searches for Bitcoin, and Bitcoin-related topics, went up 1,000 percent over six months. Suddenly many previously dismissing the cryptocurrency as nothing more than a bubble about to burst were having second thoughts and doing the math on how much they would have made if only they’d gotten in sooner… But should you be disappointed that you didn’t purchase any Bitcoin yet? That all depends on how well you understand... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 26, 2017 by

Wharton Tops Forbes Rankings for the First Time with Highest Compensation World Wide

The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School claimed the number one spot in Forbes’ 10th biennial ranking of U.S. business schools, released yesterday. The Philadelphia school shot up six spots from its seventh-place 2015 finish to claim first for the first time ever in a ranking that focuses primarily on return on investment for MBA graduates. Wharton did rank second twice before, in 2001 and 2005.  For the ranking, Forbes surveyed more than 100 schools and 17,500 alumni from the Class of 2012 regarding their pre- and post-MBA compensation, career choice, and location. Responses received from 25 percent of those alumni (4,375)... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 21, 2017 by

An Oxford Saïd MBA Tuition Free? Yes, for Four Skoll Scholars Focused on Social Impact

The University of Oxford Saïd Business School announced its 14th cohort for the Skoll Scholarship presented by the Skoll Centre, a social impact center with the goal of accelerating the impact of social entrepreneurship. The scholarship is available only to incoming MBA students and requires candidates to go through a rigorous application and interview process. For the 2017-2018 academic year, four entrants from Portugal, India, and the United States were chosen. To be considered for the Skoll Scholarship, MBA applicants must demonstrate pursuit of an entrepreneurial solution for an urgent economic, social, or environmental challenge. Typically, the scholarship is awarded to... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 20, 2017 by

Professors at Top MBA Programs Offer Advice for Incoming MBAs

As MBA programs begin to kick into high gear, the Financial Times sat down with leading professors from some of the top business schools from around the globe to ask their advice on how students can get the most out of their education. These professors—from Chicago Booth, Oxford Saïd, IE Business School, Columbia, and other leading business schools—spoke about everything from focusing to trying different things, being patient to setting goals. Focus on Your Education Professor Ayelet Fishbach from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business encourages first-year MBA students to engage with their program. She says that students must be... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 20, 2017 by

Large, Top-Tier U.S. Graduate Business School Programs Skirt Otherwise Prevalent Application Volume Decline

Large U.S. graduate business programs—those with more than 200 students—report that times are good. In fact, three in four (73 percent) of these programs saw application volume increase this year, according to the 2017 Application Trends Survey, released yesterday by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). But the news is not as rosy for smaller programs. For programs that count 50 students or fewer, only 39 percent saw growth in application volume, while 7 percent remained steady, and 55 percent lost applicants year over year. Overall, among full-time, two-year MBA programs, less than a third (32 percent) of U.S. programs reported... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 20, 2017 by

Choosing the Best Business School for Consulting

If you are a prospective MBA applicant looking to business school as a way to enter or accelerate your career in the consulting industry, you are certainly not alone. According to the 2017 Prospective Student Survey conducted by the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), consulting is once again the most sought-after postgraduate industry, with 33 percent of applicants surveyed citing consulting firms as their destination of choice. The consulting function, too, is a top draw. One in four indicated it as their chosen job function, after just marketing/sales (30 percent) and finance/accounting (28 percent). With so many MBA graduates vying for... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 19, 2017 by

Michigan Ross Class of 2019: Record-Setting GMAT Score, 14-Year High for Minority Students

The official University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business Class of 2019 profile reveals that this year’s incoming class is the school’s most academically successful class yet, as well as one of its most diverse. The incoming full-time MBA Class of 2019 is made up of 422 students, 43 percent of whom are women—3 percent more than last year. And these students performed well on their GMAT—achieving the highest average GMAT score ever at 716 (an 8-point jump from the previous record set last year). Overall, 80 percent of the class scored between 670 and 760. This year, Michigan Ross also... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 18, 2017 by

Marketing Analytics in Business and the MBA

Analytics are invaluable in marketing decision-making, but many firms lack personnel with the skills needed to compile the data and leverage this information. According to the CMO Survey, a biannual report that provides insight into the field of marketing, marketing analytics are used to make 37.5 percent of business decisions—but only 1.9 percent of firms have the people in place to measure, analyze, and use the marketplace data. McKinsey & Company recently found that 36 percent of executives report that they lack big data specialists. Not only that, McKinsey forecasts that 1.5 million more managers and analysts with analytical skills... Read more »

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