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Last Updated May 23, 2019 by

MBA Admissions Brief: UCLA Anderson School of Management

In this edition of MBA Admissions Brief, we hear from Alex Lawrence of the UCLA Anderson School of Management.  The Anderson School of Management is situated amid the greater University of California, Los Angeles campus in the Westwood section of the city of Los Angeles. Alex Lawrence, UCLA Anderson Assistant Dean of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid Alex Lawrence, Class of 1999, became the Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid in August 2012. He had been the Executive Director of The Riordan Programs at UCLA Anderson since 2004, working with Professor Bill Ouchi and Riordan Programs’ founder Mayor Richard... Read more »

Last Updated May 21, 2019 by

MBA Admissions Brief: UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

For our next installment of MBA Admissions Brief, which brings you advice and insights directly from leading business schools’ admissions, we head to North Carolina.  Kenan-Flagler Business School is housed within the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The school is well-regarded for its emphasis on team-based learning, its numerous international study programs and the variety of careers its graduates enter. Danielle Richie, Senior Associate Director of MBA Admissions & Student Recruitment, UNC Kenan-Flagler / alexjonesphoto.com Danielle Richie is Senior Associate Director of MBA Admissions & Student Recruitment at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. She has over 11 years of... Read more »

Last Updated May 21, 2019 by

MBA DecisionWire Spotlight: Berkeley / Haas, UCLA Anderson or Yale SOM for Consulting

In this MBA DecisionWire Spotlight, which highlights MBA candidates’ choices as shared in Clear Admit’s DecisionWire, we take a closer look at a candidate accepted to UCLA Anderson, then taken off the waitlist—with scholarships—to Berkeley / Haas and Yale SOM. Initial feedback favored Haas in light of the applicant’s preference for California: The original poster then revealed surprising news: The original poster then explained the situation: Another community member asked for some more details: The candidate then responded: Clear Admit co-founder Graham Richmond brought up other factors: And another community member wrapped up the thread: Best of luck with your decision!... Read more »

Last Updated May 20, 2019 by

Podcast Episode 10 Replay: The Great Test Debate—GMAT Versus GRE

One of the first decisions you may make on your journey to an MBA is which test to take: the GMAT or GRE?  The GMAT, which is owned and administered by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), is about three and a half hours long.  The GRE, or Graduate Record Exam, is another entrance exam produced by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), which also makes tests like TOEFL test for English-language proficiency. While the GMAT used to be the only test to take for MBA admissions, the GRE has been gaining widespread acceptance as an entrance exam for leading business... Read more »

Last Updated May 16, 2019 by

MBA Admissions Brief: Cambridge Judge

Margaret O’Neill, Head of MBA Admissions, Marketing and Careers In this edition of MBA Admissions Brief, in which leading business schools provide guidance for your application and insight into their program, we hear from Cambridge Judge Business School.  Highlights of Judge’s MBA program include its condensed timeline of just one year, its dedication to international diversity, and its unique curriculum that gives students additional learning opportunities in the form of seminars, consulting projects and workshops.  Read on for tips and info from Margaret O’Neill, Head of MBA Admissions, Marketing and Careers of the Cambridge MBA programme. What would you say... Read more »

Last Updated May 14, 2019 by

Podcast Episode 37: Rankings to Infinity and Beyond!

In this episode, Clear Admit co-founder Graham Richmond digs into the scale and scope of the plethora of MBA rankings with guest Marco De Novellis, journalist and editor at BusinessBecause. Marco De Novellis, Journalist and Editor at BusinessBecause De Novellis has been covering the management education space for years. In addition to writing for Cheung Kong Graduate School of Management, QS Quacquarelli Symonds, and AACBS International, he started work for BusinessBecause in the fall of 2015 as an assistant editor and content community manager.  Just a few months later, he began reporting on b-schools and general business content as a... Read more »

Last Updated May 14, 2019 by

MBA DecisionWire Spotlight: Chicago Booth or MIT / Sloan for Consulting, Tech and Entrepreneurship

In this MBA DecisionWire Spotlight, which highlights MBA candidates’ choices as shared in Clear Admit’s DecisionWire, we take a closer look at a candidate accepted to U. Chicago Booth and MIT Sloan with multiple career interests. Clear Admit’s resident admissions expert, Alex Brown, kicked off feedback: The original poster then had some follow-up questions: A community member then chimed in: The original poster returned: A future Sloanie offered some advice: Then a future Booth MBA added to the conversation: The thread then concluded: Best of luck with your decision! See more feedback on MBA admissions decisions at: DecisionWire Spotlight: Georgetown / McDonough... Read more »

Last Updated May 13, 2019 by

MBA Admissions Brief: Michigan / Ross

In this installment of MBA Admissions Brief, we bring you tips and advice from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Soojin Kwon, Managing Director for Full-time MBA Admissions and Student Experience Soojin Kwon is the Managing Director for Full-time MBA Admissions and Student Experience at Ross. She is also an adjunct lecturer in Ross’ Business Communications department. Soojin joined Ross in 2004 and has led the Admissions Office since 2006. Before joining Ross, Soojin was a Manager in Deloitte’s Strategy and Operations practice, focusing on consumer business clients. Prior to consulting,... Read more »

Last Updated May 13, 2019 by

Real Humans of Bain: Consultants

We kicked off our Real Humans of Bain with a pair of summer associates, and now we’re turning to some more experienced consultants.  A summer internship may seem daunting, not to mention planning out your post-MBA career.  That’s why we’re happy to hear from Bain members with a few years of experience—and thereby perspective—on the professional journey consulting can be. The Bain consultants profiled below walk us through their MBA and career experiences, as well as a few “Real Humans” questions.  Whether you’re just starting the MBA application process or kicking off your own summer internship, these consultants  from Bain &... Read more »

Last Updated May 8, 2019 by

MBA Admissions Brief: Harvard Business School

Moving right along in our new series, MBA Admissions Brief, we hear from Chad Losee (HBS MBA 2013), the Managing Director of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid at Harvard Business School. HBS Managing Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Chad Losee Losee knows what it’s like to be on the applicant side of the process, having gone through it himself not too long ago.  Moreover, he has a storied history with the school and passion for education that shines through his professional choices.  After a couple of years at the management consulting firm Bain & Company, he headed to HBS—... Read more »

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