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Last Updated Sep 26, 2022 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Interview Invitations, September 26-30, 2022

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Round 1 deadlines continue.  Round 1 application deadlines continue, as some programs begin releasing interview invites. Monday, September 26, Dartmouth / Tuck and Duke / Fuqua have their Round 1 application deadlines. Wednesday, September 28, Columbia has its Early Decision application deadline and its regular application deadline for J Term entry. Georgetown / McDonough has its Round 1 application deadline. Oxford / Saïd is scheduled to release its Stage 1 interview invites. Thursday, September 29, MIT... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 23, 2022 by

Episode 253: New Online MBA at Georgetown McDonough

Sponsored Content With Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business announcement of launching an Online MBA program, we welcome Shelly Heinrich, the Associate Dean for MBA Admissions and Director of Marketing, and Prashant Malaviya, Professor of Marketing and Senior Associate Dean of MBA Programs, to the Clear Admit podcast to discuss the new offering. Shelly Heinrich and Professor Prashant Malaviya Shelly Heinrich leads the MBA Admissions team in both its marketing and operational strategy to build awareness, recruit, yield, and retain the Full-time and Flex MBA programs. She also develops the integrated marketing strategy for the team and manages the internal... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 23, 2022 by

Ross MBA Employment Report: Record-Breaking Offers, Placement and More

The Michigan Ross full-time MBA Class of 2022 broke several records, according to the employment report. A staggering 99 percent of graduates received job offers three months after graduation and 98.4% of graduates accepted jobs within three months of graduation. The median salary landed at $165,000, which represents a $21k increase over the Class of 2021. The median of salary packages, which includes salary and signing bonus, for the Class of 2022 came in at $192,270–about $21k above last year’s class, too. Heather Byrne, Managing Director of the Career Development Office at Michigan Ross, commented in the school’s announcement, “These... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 21, 2022 by

Kellogg MBA Class of 2024 Profile: Exemplifying Kellogg Leadership

Kellogg School of Management has released MBA Class of 2024 profile. The school noted in the report, “We are excited to welcome this new class of students who exemplify what it means to be a Kellogg Leader. They not only uphold Kellogg’s rigorous standard of academic excellence, but they demonstrate the unique combination of analytical, creative and social intelligence that sets our graduates apart time and time again.”  Here are some highlights of the class profile: Kellogg MBA Class Profile: Undergraduate Background Average Undergraduate GPA 3.7 Percent majoring in humanities 24% Percent majoring in science, technology, engineering, and math 38% Percent majoring in business/economics 45%  ... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 21, 2022 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Taya Sapp of Michigan Ross

In this edition of our Admissions Director Q&A series, Taya Sapp, Senior Associate Director of Admissions at Michigan Ross, shares insights into admissions and more at the MBA program. Taya earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan and then, seeking to return to her alma mater and Ann Arbor, joined the Ross full-time MBA program in 2011. Prior to Michigan Ross, she spent eight years in undergraduate admissions at another university in Michigan. She loves the Michigan Ross community, working with students, and helping prospective students decide if Ross is right for them. Read on for more about the... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 20, 2022 by

Real Humans of the NYU Stern MBA Class of 2024

This edition of Real Humans: MBA Students takes us to New York City to meet some of the newest members of the NYU Stern School of Business MBA Class of 2024. 324 students comprise the Stern MBA Class of 2024. Forty-five percent are women and 44 percent are international or dual citizens. Forty-seven percent of the class are U.S. minority students, and 21 percent are historically underrepresented minorities. Twenty-seven percent of students in the Stern MBA Class of 2024 hold undergraduate degrees in business, while 25 percent majored in engineering, math, or science. Twenty-one percent had studied the social sciences... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 19, 2022 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Interview Invites, September 19-23, 2022

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! The new MBA admissions season is underway!  Round 1 application deadlines are underway. Columbia is also already in full swing with its Early Decision and J Term admissions. Monday, September 19, Michigan / Ross has its Round 1 application deadline. Tuesday, September 20, IESE is scheduled to release its Early Decision interview invites. Thursday, September 22, Chicago / Booth, Berkeley / Haas, and Cornell / Johnson have their Round 1 application deadlines. Duke / Fuqua is... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 16, 2022 by

Bloomberg Businessweek Business School Rankings 2022-2023 Key Takeaways

Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2022-2023 Best B-Schools ranks the top business schools globally by region, charting assessments of programs in the U.S., Europe, Asia-Pacific region, and Canada through a rigorous analysis of data and survey responses. This year, the ranking covers 117 business schools. To qualify, programs had to be taught primarily in English. Bloomberg Businessweek surveyed 6,422 students, 11,304 alumni, and 778 employers, and also weighed compensation and employment data to determine schools’ scores. The top five of the U.S. business schools ranking sees the same schools as last year’s, with some slight shuffling. The Stanford Graduate School of Business maintained... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 16, 2022 by

Berkeley Haas MBA Class of 2024: Gains in International & Women Representation

The UC Berkeley Haas School of Business has released its MBA Class of 2024 profile, encompassing 247 new students. Compared to last year’s class, Haas saw an increase in international representation and the percentage of women. The new class also gained 3 points in their average GMAT score over last year’s class, landing at 729. Here are some key elements of the profile: UC Berkeley Haas MBA Class Profile: Undergraduate Background Average Undergraduate GPA 3.64 Percent majoring in engineering 23% Percent majoring in arts, humanities, social sciences 19% Percent majoring in economics 15% Percent majoring in business/commerce 13%   Berkeley... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 16, 2022 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Mikale Elliott of WashU Olin

In this edition of our Admissions Director Q&A series, we land in St. Louis, Missouri, to learn about Washington University’s Olin Business School. Mikale Elliott, Graduate Programs Recruiter at WashU, spent her undergraduate career at the University of Missouri–Columbia studying business communication and gaining experience recruiting underrepresented minorities. After graduating, she took a non-traditional pathway working as a flight attendant for a few years. Eventually, she returned to higher education to work on an HIV prevention research project. Through all of these pivots, the thing that brought her back to admissions was her passion for others from diverse backgrounds to... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 15, 2022 by

Harvard MBA Class of 2024 Profile: Diversity Reigns & Deferrals Conclude

Harvard Business School shared their MBA Class of 2024 profile today and, while HBS couldn’t dodge the industry-wide dip in application volume, the program maintained diverse representation, academic strengths and an enlarged class size. The percentages of women, international students and U.S. minorities nearly mirror last year’s class. The new HBS MBA candidates also maintained the median GMAT score of 730 and had earned an average undergraduate GPA of 3.70. HBS received 8,264 applications for the Class of 2024 and 1,015 ultimately enrolled. The year prior, the MBA program received 9,773 applications and landed at a class size of 1,010.... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 14, 2022 by

Tuck MBA Class Profile: Record-Setting Class of 2024

The Dartmouth Tuck School of Business just released their class profile and the newest members of the MBA Class of 2024 continued the trend of setting records at the school. The 287 new members of the class reported a record average GMAT score of 726, which just edged out last year’s school record of 724. “We’ve recruited a gifted class of students who are incredibly smart but also curious,” says Amy Mitson, director of admissions, recruitment, and marketing in the press release. “I can’t wait to see where their curiosity leads them as they stretch themselves, rise to new challenges,... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 14, 2022 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Cara Sonnier of the University of Georgia Terry College of Business

This edition of our Admissions Director Q&A takes us to Athens, Georgia, to learn all about the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business MBA program from Cara Sonnier, the Director of Admissions. Cara began working for Georgia Terry in the alumni relations and development office managing events for the college. Working with the Full-Time MBA program on prospective student and alumni events was where she developed an interest in working for the program. Cara then joined the Georgia MBA office in January 2012 as an admissions counselor where she managed all front-line communications for the program. Now, as Director... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 12, 2022 by

The Week Ahead: MBA Admissions Deadlines, September 12-16, 2022

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! The new MBA admissions season is underway!  Round 1 application deadlines are underway. Columbia is also already in full swing with its Early Decision and J Term admissions. Tuesday, September 13,  Stanford and Yale SOM have their Round 1 application deadlines. Wednesday, September 14, Northwestern / Kellogg has its Round 1 application deadline. Thursday, September 15, NYU / Stern has its Round 1 application deadline. How Clear Admit+ and “The Wires” Can Help Subscribe to Clear Admit+ for... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 9, 2022 by

MBA Admissions Interviews 2022-2023: On-Campus, Off-Campus or Virtual?

Due to Covid-19, business schools conducted MBA admissions interviews virtually the past few seasons. Now, some business schools are opening back up to welcome MBA applicants to campus for visits and interviews. See if your target programs offer the options of on-campus, off-campus, and/or virtual interviews for the 2022-2023 admissions season in the chart below.   School On-Campus Off-Campus Virtual Columbia Business School ✔ ✔ Cornell University SC Johnson Graduate School of Management ✔ Limited ✔ Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business ✔ Duke University Fuqua School of Business ✔ ✔ ✔ Harvard Business School ✔ ✔ ✔ INSEAD ✔... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 9, 2022 by

MBA Applicants, We Need Your Input! $200 Gift Card Opportunity!

What are your impressions of U.S. business schools? We certainly have some idea – but we want to hear from you! Clear Admit is conducting a short survey to understand your top-of-mind images and impressions of some business schools across the U.S. The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete. There are no right or wrong answers and there is no need to do any “homework” or investigation to inform your responses. Even if you do not consider yourself knowledgeable about a particular school, we are still very interested in your general impressions or what you would assume... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 9, 2022 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Betsy Ryan of the Minnesota Carlson School of Management

We continue with our Admissions Director Q&A series with Betsy Ryan, MS, the Senior Associate Director of Admissions for MBA & MS Programs at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. She holds a Master’s in Community Counseling from Mount Mary University (WI) and has over 10+ years of experience working with adult, graduate, and professional students in both academic advising and admissions roles at institutions in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Colorado. Read on for Betsy’s insights into the Minnesota Carlson MBA, what to expect during admissions and more. Betsy Ryan, Senior Associate Director of Admissions for MBA & MS... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 8, 2022 by

Duke Fuqua MBA Class of 2024 Profile: Near Gender Parity & Bump in International Representation

Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business welcomed 399 students to its MBA Class of 2024. International students, as based on citizenship and dual citizenship, represents the greatest jump from last year’s class with a five percent increase from 47 to 52 percent. The middle 80 percent range of GMAT scores shifted up by ten points at each end. Meanwhile, the average combined GRE test scores for the newest class landed at 317. The Daytime MBA program at Fuqua also maintained it’s near-parity representation of women, at 48 percent. Here are some key elements of the profile: Duke Fuqua Class Profile... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 8, 2022 by

Real Humans of the Cornell Johnson MBA Class of 2024

We get a look inside the Cornell Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management Two-Year MBA program with the Class of 2024 in this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students. 303 students matriculated to be part of the Johnson MBA Class of 2024. Forty-three percent of the incoming class are international students and represent 43 countries. Thirty-nine percent are women, and 43 percent identify as U.S. minority students. Historically underrepresented minorities, classified as students who identify as Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous peoples, make up 16 percent of the class. Fifty-four percent earned their undergraduate degree in business. Eighteen percent pursued engineering... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 7, 2022 by

Columbia MBA Class Profile: Diversity Abounds in the Class of 2024

Columbia Business School‘s MBA Class of 2024 welcomed 844 students, with 629 starting in August and 215 beginning in January. Diversity abounds as percentage of women rose to 44 percent and international students make up 51 percent of the class. U.S. minority representation also increased over last year, to 42 percent. According to this year’s class profile, CBS received 6,177 applications this past admissions season, compared to 6,535 for the Class of 2023. The school admitted 1,363 this year compared to admitting 1,215 applicants last year. The overall class size remained virtually the same–844 this year vs. 847 total for... Read more »

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