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Last Updated Nov 6, 2019 by

IU Kelley Shares How to Avoid 7 Common Mistakes MBA Career Switchers Make

MBA career switchers don’t have it easy, whether you do it at the beginning or middle of your career. It’s incredibly challenging to reinvent yourself. However, we can confidently say that it’s worth the effort. Changing your career to something that’s more suited to your goals, values, needs, interests, and skills is not only empowering, but it can drastically improve the course of your life. And it’s doable. Successful Career Transitions Require Courage, Knowledge, Confidence, and Assistance Almost everyone will go through at least one career transition in their life. The key to doing it successfully is courage, knowledge, confidence,... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 6, 2019 by

MBA News You Need: New Stanford Experiential Learning Electives, Wharton Launches Daily Radio Show, Record-Setting MBA Employment at Dartmouth Tuck, and More from Texas McCombs and UCLA Anderson

Each week we collect MBA news from around the world to give you a quick overview of the latest trending topics from leading business schools. In your MBA News You Need digest for the week of November 4th, we discuss new elective courses for second-year MBA students at Stanford GSB, the new Wharton Business Daily radio show, record-setting employment at Dartmouth Tuck, military support at UT Austin McCombs, and resume tips from UCLA Anderson. Stanford GSB Adds Action Learning Program Stanford GSB announced an addition to its second-year MBA and MSx student curriculum: the Action Learning Program. These brand new... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 4, 2019 by

Wharton MBA Class of 2019 Earns Higher Salaries and Chooses More Diverse Careers

The Wharton School released its MBA Careers Report for the Class of 2019, revealing an increase in compensation as well as some changing job interests. A few highlights: A significant (11 percent) increase in median base salary— from $135,000 to $150,000 from 2018 to 2019. Increased interest in venture capital jobs with the most placements to date—4.2 percent of the Full-Time MBA class. Continued strong job placement—98.5 percent of students reported a job offer three most post-graduation. Diversified financial services interests—35.8 percent of the class chose the finance industry, but they were spread out among investment banking (11.8%), private equity... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 1, 2019 by

Consulting Industry Insights from Dartmouth Tuck Alumni

Around a third of each Dartmouth Tuck class of MBA graduates go into consulting, with about a fifth joining the big three: McKinsey, Bain, and Boston Consulting Group. Tuck’s executive director of Career Services, Stephen Pidgeon T ’07, says “Tuck’s focus on the general management curriculum gives students a broad skillset…That, combined with our very hands-on approach to learning and practicing analytical tools and presentation skills, gives you what you need to hit the ground running.” This is all amidst an industry that is growing more complex, which can be seen in major issues such as Brexit and the Affordable... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 30, 2019 by

MBA News You Need: Visiting Chicago Booth, MBA Employment Reports from Vanderbilt Owen and Rochester Simon, and More from Rice Jones and UMD Smith

Each week we collect MBA news from around the world to give you a quick overview of the latest trending topics from leading business schools. In your MBA News You Need digest for the week of October 28th, we give three reasons for visiting Chicago Booth, unpack the Class of 2019 MBA employment reports from Vanderbilt Owen and Rochester Simon, introduce six outstanding MBA alumni from Rice Jones, and delve into the MicroMasters MBA Core Curriculum at UMD Smith. 3 Reasons to Visit Campus by Chicago Booth When deciding where to earn your MBA, the go-to moves are talking to... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 24, 2019 by

Insights into Michigan Ross MBA Grads’ Record Employment Rate

Michigan Ross School of Business just released its 2019 MBA Employment Report. It revealed that Ross graduates were more employable than ever, with an all-time high of 96 percent of graduates accepting jobs within three months. Key Employment Statistics for the Michigan Ross MBA Class of 2019 Other key employment statistics for the Michigan Ross MBA graduating Class of 2019 included: Consulting was the top industry (32 percent) followed by tech (21 percent) More than 50 percent of the class accepted jobs in four cities: New York City, Chicago, Seattle, and San Francisco. And 10 percent accepted jobs internationally, across... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 24, 2019 by

Wharton Directors Dig into New MBA Class of 2021 Profile

The Wharton School’s Director of Admissions Blair Mannix and Director of Student Life Eddie Banks-Crosson recently shared deeper insights into the class profile of the new MBA Class of 2021.  To begin, the latest group of candidates is closer to gender parity than ever before. This year, 47 percent of students identify as women. Banks-Crosson said, “If we’re talking about diversity and inclusion, women matter, and I think that women are saying globally, that, ‘We matter,’ and so, we should be leading that charge, and I think that’s what that feels like within this class.” And gender parity is only one... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 23, 2019 by

MBA News You Need: CEIBS Expands Campus, Social Impact at Top Schools, Yale SOM Real Estate Conference, and More from Berkeley Haas & UCLA Anderson

Each week we collect MBA news to give you a quick overview of the latest trending topics from leading business schools around the world. In your MBA News You Need digest for the week of October 22, 2019, we unpack the CEIBS campus expansion in Switzerland, top business schools for social impact research and teaching, the upcoming Yale SOM real estate conference, successful Berkeley Haas MBAs, and the qualities UCLA Anderson looks for in its MBA candidates. CEIBS Expands Campus in Switzerland CEIBS, the top business school in China, has doubled the size of its Switzerland campus with a major... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 18, 2019 by

Employment Report: NYU Stern MBA Class of 2019 Graduates Set Record for Earnings and More

This week, NYU Stern released its employment report for the full-time MBA Class of 2019. It was an excellent year for the graduating class, with some impressive increases. Specifically, median salaries increased 12 percent over last year, reaching an all-time high of $140,000. At the same time, the employment rate three months post-graduation reached 94.2 percent, the highest in more than a decade. Beth Briggs, the assistant dean of career services, said, “At NYU Stern, we equip our students with both the mindset and tools to excel in ambiguity and to embrace the change that characterizes today’s business landscape. This... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 16, 2019 by

MBA News You Need: UCLA Anderson on MBA Re-applicants, Texas McCombs MBA Class of 2021, LBS’s EUROUT, and more from INSEAD and UVA Darden

Each week we collect all the MBA news that’s fit to print and provide a quick overview of the latest updates from top business schools around the world. This week, we cover UCLA Anderson’s advice to MBA re-applicants, the MBA profile for the Texas McCombs Class of 2021, the EUROUT LGBTQ+ conference by London Business School, INSEAD’s new Chair of Environmental Responsibility, and UVA Darden’s $400M fundraising campaign. Here’s your MBA News You Need digest for the week of October 14, 2019. UCLA Anderson Offers MBA Re-applicants Advice Not everyone gets into their dream MBA program the first time around.... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 11, 2019 by

New Chicago Booth MBA Courses and Accelerated JD/MBA

Chicago Booth has made multiple changes to enhance their MBA coursework and curriculum for the 2019-2020 academic year. They have introduced four new areas of the curriculum as well as an Accelerated JD/MBA option. The faculty pioneered these notable updates and demonstrate Booth’s “living curriculum” model, which offers bold cutting-edge coursework. Read on for the details. 2019/2020 Booth MBA Curriculum Updates Most of the curricula updates fell into one of four categories: leadership, women in business, social enterprise and innovation, and STEM. Leadership Curriculum Chicago Booth offers a suite of courses focused on leadership, all headed by the Harry Davis... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 10, 2019 by

Decade of GMAC Data Reveals Shifts in Post-MBA Career Goals

After ten years of collecting survey data from MBA candidates and about their goals after business school, GMAC research released its latest report titled Career Aspirations: mba.com Prospective Students Survey 2019. The report looks at how post-MBA career goals have shifted over time by looking at candidates’ personal motivations alongside larger political and economic factors. Below are a few of the key findings from the career report. Fewer Career Switchers A decade ago, only 36 percent of MBA candidates planned to stay in their current career post-MBA—the rest were career switchers. In 2018, 41 percent of MBA candidates planned to... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 9, 2019 by

MBA News You Need: HBS Impact Investing Course, Yale SOM Women in Business, Berkeley Haas MBA Career Preparedness, and More from Dartmouth Tuck and UW Foster

Each week we collect all the MBA news that’s fit to print and provide a quick overview of the latest updates from top business schools around the world. Here’s your MBA News You Need digest for the week of October 7, 2019. Inside an HBS Course on Impact Investing Vikram Gandhi poses in an undated handout photo provided by Harvard Business School in Allston, Massachusetts, U.S. Susan Young/Handout via REUTERS. Impact investing is just one of several innovative courses Harvard Business School has added to its curriculum. Senior lecturer and Asha Impact founder Vikram Gandhi put together the course, “Investing... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 3, 2019 by

Wharton’s MBA Deferred Admission Program Expands Outside UPenn

Promising undergraduate students outside of the University of Pennsylvania will now have a chance to participate in The Wharton School’s MBA deferred admissions program. This adds to the Wharton School’s existing Moelis Advance Access Program for UPenn undergraduates and the MBA sub-matriculation program for Wharton undergraduates. The Wharton MBA Advance Access Program allows accepted seniors at any university to secure their spot in a future Wharton full-time MBA class, two to four years down the road. It is a unique deferred pathway for MBA candidates who want to explore their options outside of traditional business and gain experience in a... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 3, 2019 by

Successfully Answer the UT Austin McCombs MBA Application Essays

The MBA application essays only allow you a few hundred words to tell admissions teams who you are, what you offer, and why you should be accepted. It’s a lot to fit in such little space. For those candidates applying to UT Austin McCombs, the adcom shared a blog post all about “Successfully Answering the MBA Essay Questions.” They cover what it takes to write a thoughtful and genuine response to their prompts and offer tips for submitting a strong application. Tips from McCombs on MBA Essay #1  Essay 1: We will learn a lot about your professional background through... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 2, 2019 by

MBA News You Need: Dartmouth Tuck Receives $25M, UCLA Anderson Talks MBA Program Research, Yale SOM Introduces New Elective, and More from UVA Darden and Michigan Ross

Each week we collect all the MBA news that’s fit to print and provide a quick overview of the latest updates from top business schools around the world. Here’s your MBA News You Need digest for the week of September 30, 2019. Record $25M Gift to Support Global Learning at Dartmouth Tuck Michaela and Zdenek Bakala In the largest-ever gift in Dartmouth Tuck’s history, the Bakala Foundation USA donated $25 million to support global learning opportunities. As part of The Tuck Difference campaign, which has a $250 million targets, the gift from Czech-born investors and philanthropists Michaela and Zdenek Bakala... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 27, 2019 by

UK Announces Extended Post-Study Work Visas: UK Universities Rejoice

In an exciting reversal of Theresa May’s immigration policy, the UK government announced plans to offer extended post-study work visas. For international students at UK universities, this means that they can now remain in-country for two years after graduation before they have to worry about applying for their Skilled Work visa. During May’s tenure, the time overseas students could remain in-country for work had shrunk to as little as four months. The reversal is a victory seven years in the making, and widely supported. According to a recent YouGov snap poll of 2,000 British adults: 46 percent say they are... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 26, 2019 by

Kellogg Class of 2021: Intelligence and Diversity Continue to Shine

Northwestern Kellogg’s incoming Class of 2021 reflects the intelligence and diversity that the school is known for. As Renee Cherubin, the senior director of Full-Time MBA admissions said, “Our incoming Class of 2021 class reflects everything that makes me proud to be an alumna and current leader at this school, namely the incredible depth and breadth of diversity that Kellogg strives for. We’ve built a class that is not only incredibly intelligent, but also includes a rich array of cultural backgrounds, industries, functions and perspectives — all of whom will come together to form a tight-knit community.” While there were... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 25, 2019 by

MBA News You Need: $5M Gift for NYU Stern Women, INSEAD to Host Africa Business Conference, 10 New Electives at Dartmouth Tuck, and More from IESE and Yale SOM

Each week we collect all the MBA news that’s fit to print and provide a quick overview of the latest updates from top business schools around the world. Here’s your MBA News You Need digest for the week of September 23, 2019. $5M Gift to NYU Stern Supports Women in Business Liz Elting, Founder and CEO of the Elizabeth Elting Foundation. NYU Stern just received the single largest gift from a self-made businesswoman in the school’s history. The $5 million donation from alumna Elizabeth Elting (MBA ’92) will support the next generation of entrepreneurial women. “As an NYU Stern alumna... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 20, 2019 by

CBS, HBS, INSEAD and More Meet to Discuss Diversity in Management Education

For today’s business world, “diversity” isn’t just a buzzword; it’s the reality. Firms are increasingly creating international teams, pushing for gender and racial balance, and advancing LGBTQ equality. That’s why leading scholars from ten of the top business schools in the world—including INSEAD, Columbia Business School, NYU Stern, and Harvard Business School—came together to have an in-depth conversation around the importance of diversity in management education. Addressing Diversity in the Classroom is Tricky Addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the classroom, while valuable, isn’t easy. It is an emotionally fraught topic that can trigger defensiveness, outrage, and more. The... Read more »

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