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You’ve got your grades and (maybe) your test scores. You’ve put in the time and effort at work, and have accomplishments and skills to show for it. You’re also active and involved in your community. You have the raw materials. So how do you put them together into a compelling... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines, Decisions & Interview Invites, April 24-28, 2023

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 3 continues. Round 3 continues, and several leading programs also have deadlines for their deferred enrollment programs. Monday, April 24, UNC / Kenan-Flagler is scheduled... Read more »

Real Humans of Bain & Co.: Casey Hubbell, HBS ’22, Consultant

Many people pursuing their MBA have established a family alongside their career. For Casey Hubbell, Harvard Business School offered the family-friendly setting he needed. In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, get to know Hubbell and how HBS supported his personal and professional choices on his way to Bain &... Read more »

HBS Awards 2023 New Venture Competition Winners

Harvard Business School recently crowned the winners of their annual New Venture Competition (NVC), doling out $225,000 in cash and prizes. Participants, which include any HBS students and alumni interested in starting a new business or social impact venture, spend at least a year developing their business idea and pitch.... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions, March 27-31, 2023

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 2 final decisions are coming. Round 2 decisions continue to roll out, Round 3 application deadlines are also beginning. Monday, March 27, Dartmouth / Tuck... Read more »

‘Big Tech’ Jobs & Careers Remain Popular with MBA Graduates

Take a closer look at MBA graduates’ tech industry jobs placement overall and at Big Tech firms for the full-time MBA Classes of 2018 to 2022. Despite a recent decline in tech industry hiring, the technology sector continues to be a popular choice for MBA graduates because it provides them... Read more »

Real Humans of Deloitte: Ryan Flamerich, HBS MBA ’21, Senior Consultant

Scientists and business professionals practically speak a different language. For Ryan Flamerich, pursuing his MBA at Harvard Business School enabled him to combine the science he knew with the business skills he needed to help organizations decarbonize. In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, Flamerich tells us how HBS prepared him... Read more »

HBS MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Off-Campus Hub

Much warmer and conversational than I expected! Interviewer started off by telling me she thought my essay was amazing, which instantly put me at ease. She asked me a great deal of follow-up questions about that, as well as dove into one of the extracurriculars I had briefly mentioned in... Read more »

How to Get into Harvard Business School

Let’s delve into how to get into Harvard Business School (HBS), one of the most prestigious business schools in the world that offers a rigorous MBA program and international opportunities for its graduates. Admission is highly selective and every year thousands of applicants from all over the world compete for... Read more »

From B-School to MBB: Consulting Jobs Placement at Leading MBA Programs

MBA graduates continue to seek out management consulting jobs for the opportunity to provide strategic advice to business leaders operating large companies. Jobs at leading strategy consulting firms such as McKinsey, Bain and BCG (MBB) are particularly coveted by business school students because these firms often provide a fast track... Read more »

The Financial Times 2023 Global MBA Ranking: CBS Takes Top Spot for the First Time

The Financial Times (FT) released its rankings of the 100 best Global MBA programs for 2023. Changes to the ranking’s methodology and the glaring absence of a familiar name have really shaken things up. “The weighting for salary-related metrics has been cut from 40% of the ranking to less than 33%... Read more »

M7 Business Schools Dominate in Venture Capital and Private Equity Fields

MBA graduates continue to be drawn to finance jobs due to the lucrative compensation packages, the chance to work on high-profile deals at investment banks, and the opportunity to invest in the next billion-dollar company at a venture capital or private equity firm. As we will see below regarding the... Read more »

The Week Ahead: Interview Invitations, January 30-February 3, 2023

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 2 is underway. Interview invites are beginning to roll out for Round 2 candidates. Wednesday, February 1, Duke / Fuqua and Harvard Business School are... Read more »

2019-2022 MBA Job Placement Trends: The Rise and Fall of Tech and the Return to Consulting and Finance

In our previous article, we highlighted the decline in tech industry jobs accepted and the increase in consulting jobs accepted from the Class of 2021 to the Class of 2022 among leading full-time MBA programs. To place this observation into a larger context, we dug into the last four years... Read more »

Tech Jobs are in Decline at Top MBA Programs. Is This the Canary in the Coal Mine for MBA Hiring?

MBA Class of 2022 graduates were clearly impacted by the softening in the technology sector in 2022 after the pandemic-fueled growth in tech industry jobs in 2020 and 2021. Compared to the Class of 2021, Class of 2022 graduates were offered fewer jobs in the technology industry, leading many graduates... Read more »

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