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Last Updated Nov 14, 2018 by

2018 Forté Foundation Data Reveals Women’s MBA Enrollment at 38%

2018 was a big year for female MBA students. According to the latest membership school data from the Forté Foundation, women’s enrollment at full-time MBA programs reached 38 percent on average. In addition, one Forté school reached gender parity (50 percent male/female enrollment) for the first time, and more than one-third of schools reached 40 percent enrollment. “While the number of Fortune 500 women CEOs has declined in the last year, it’s heartening to see women’s enrollment in business school continues to increase, albeit at a slower pace than last year,” Elissa Sangster, Forté Foundation CEO, said in a press... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 13, 2018 by

Georgetown McDonough 2018 MBA Employment Report Reveals Record-Setting Job Offers, Salaries

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business set records this year for both salaries and job offers according to its Class of 2018 Employment Report, released earlier this month. An impressive 98 percent of students received job offers within three months of graduation, and average full-time salary rose to an all-time high of $116,946. MBA Graduates Get More Money and More Job Offers Compared to last year, average starting salary increased by 4 percent. The average signing bonus for the latest graduating class was $31,036, up 9 percent year over year. The record-setting 98 percent of students who received job offers within three months... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 9, 2018 by

Why Top Business Schools Want Veteran MBA Students in Their Classrooms

Veterans make excellent MBA candidates. From well-developed leadership skills to creativity, resiliency, adaptability, and perseverance, they have many of the attributes required to be successful both in the military and in business. They make versatile candidates and employers with a high record of success. In honor of Veteran’s Day, we thought we’d interview four veterans who are attending some of the top MBA programs in the country: NYU Stern School of Business, MIT Sloan School of Management, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Our goal is to share their stories and provide reflections from their time in the military.... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 8, 2018 by

From Lawyer to Leading at Waymo Google’s Self-Driving Car Division: An Alliance Manchester MBA Journey

Sponsored Content What if five years into your career you could totally change directions? What if you could reinvent yourself and go from lawyer and internal auditor to working at your dream company as a senior program manager? That’s exactly what Leticia Cavalcante (Lety) did thanks to her Alliance Manchester Business School MBA. A Lawyer and Auditor Lety’s journey started nine years ago in São Paulo, Brazil where she graduated with her J.D. from the Universidade de São Paulo. But after working three years as a tax lawyer in Brazil, Lety was offered an opportunity to work abroad and she... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 8, 2018 by

MBA News You Need: Yale SOM Dean Search Continues, Berkeley Haas Discusses Value of MBA for Women Leaders, HBS Opens Lehman Brothers Exhibit, and More

Each week we collect all the MBA news that’s fit to print and provide a quick overview of the latest trending topics from top business schools around the world. Here’s your quick MBA News You Need digest for the week of November 8, 2018. Yale SOM Search for New Dean Enters Interview Stage The search for someone new to lead Yale SOM began last spring when Dean Edward Snyder announced he would step down at the end of this year.  A search advisory committee chaired by Finance Professor Andrew Metrick and composed of nine other faculty members was created to identify... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 8, 2018 by

Gettin’ Paid: Recent Harvard MBA Grads See Starting Salaries North of $160K

Harvard Business School (HBS) this week joined other top MBA programs in publishing employment stats for its most recent graduates. Top takeaways? Try starting salaries exceeding $160,000. This year’s median base pay, $140,000, is up $5,000 over last year. In addition, 65 percent of the class earned median sign-on bonuses of another $25,000. There were also other upticks, with 14 percent of students reporting median guaranteed first-year comp of $28,500, up from 13 percent and $25,000 the year before. Within three months of graduating, 95 percent of the class reported receiving at least one job offer, and 89 percent had accepted an... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 5, 2018 by

NYU Stern 2018 Employment Report Reveals Best Employment Rate in 5 Years, Large Salary and Bonus Increases

NYU Stern School of Business released its 2018 MBA Employment Report at the end of last month, revealing that more graduates in the Class of 2018 had accepted full-time job offers three months after graduation than anytime in the past five years. Not only that, many recent grads reported a large jump in salary and bonuses. There are just a few of the highlights from this year’s employment report, which also Amazon topping the this of MBA employers for the second year in a row. Stern Job Offers and Salaries Increase This year, 93.7 percent of MBA graduates from Stern... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 1, 2018 by

MBA News You Need: HBS Celebrates Alumni Entrepreneurs, H1-B Visa Lottery Changes, Cornell Research on Endorsements, and More

Each week we collect all the MBA news that’s fit to print and provide a quick overview of the latest trending topics from top business schools around the world. Here’s your quick MBA News You Need digest for the week of November 1, 2018. Rock 100 Summit Showcases Successful HBS Alumni Entrepreneurs According to a new survey of Harvard Business School alumni interviewed 10 to 15 years after graduation, 50 percent characterize themselves as entrepreneurs. To celebrate the many successful alumni who have launched or are launching a newly minted enterprise, HBS gathered 100 of entrepreneurs for the Rock 100... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 29, 2018 by

Wharton Publishes 2018 MBA Employment Report, Announces $25M Gift

Lots of news out of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania recently. Employment statistics have been published for the most recent graduating class, and a big donation will fund a cool new building dedicated to entrepreneurship in West Philadelphia as well as more international scholarships for undergraduates. Here’s what’s going on at the Wharton School. 2018 Employment Report The 2018 MBA Career Report revealed a slight increase in job offers and salaries with finance drawing in more students than ever. In 2018, 36.9 percent of full-time MBA graduates went into financial services (up from 33 percent last year).... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 25, 2018 by

The Threat Trump Could Pose to Chinese Student Visas

If you’re a Chinese student looking to study in the United States, the trade war could start making things more difficult as the situation escalates. In fact, getting a student visa may become impossible depending on how things go. Earlier this year, the Financial Times reported that the Trump administration considered banning all Chinese students from the U.S. According to the newspaper, “Stephen Miller, a White House aide who had been pivotal in developing the administration’s hardline immigration policies, pushed the president and other officials to make it impossible for Chinese citizens to student in the U.S.” However, if that... Read more »