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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 »

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 »

Cornell Johnson MBA Employment Report: Two-Year Class of 2022 Finds Success

The Cornell University Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management MBA employment report reveals a successful Two-Year MBA Class of 2022. Out of 276 graduates of the class, 259 sought full-time employment. Ninety-seven percent received job offers within three months of graduation and 96 percent of those graduates accepted jobs... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines, January 9-13, 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. It’s the New Year, which means Round 2 deadlines are upon us. Monday, January 9, Michigan / Ross, Emory / Goizueta, and... Read more »

Real Numbers of MBA Admissions: Cost of MBA Programs in the U.S.

In this edition of Real Numbers of MBA Admissions, see the total cost of a full-time MBA per year at U.S. schools. Tuition comprises most of the cost of each program. Other factors, including room and board, program fees, books and supplies, health insurance, transportation and other expenses, have been... Read more »

MBA Interview Report Round-Up: Chicago Booth, Cornell Johnson, MIT Sloan

Welcome to a new series, Interview Report Roundup, in which we highlight the MBA admissions interview reports that applicants have shared recently to the Clear Admit Interview Archive. We start with a look at a couple of Chicago Booth interview reports. A Round 1 applicant chose to visit campus for... Read more »

Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Virtual

My interview was conducted online, and the interviewer was a Cornell Adcom. She was interested in getting to know about my short-term and long-term goals. Along with why I wanted to pursue an MBA at Cornell. I thought she was a very pleasant person to speak to and I felt... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Admissions Decisions, December 5-9, 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 is getting close to its conclusion. Final decisions for Round 1 are abundant this upcoming week. Tuesday, December 6, Yale SOM is scheduled to... Read more »

Cornell Johnson MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom

The interview was very conversational and casual. He broke the ice by chatting about the weather and the city that I live in for a few mins, which put me at ease. The asked the following questions: – Walk me through your resume. – Why MBA, why Johnson? (in between... Read more »

Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Zoom

The interview process was pretty standard. The interviewer seems to have my resume and a brief summary of my application (not the entire application). Typical questions and the atmosphere was friendly and casual. Interviewer questions include: Tell me about yourself. Why did you choose your industry? How did you get... Read more »

Cornell Johnson Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

List of interview questions 1. Walk me through your resume. (I was cut off after a very short amount of time. I only got to mention my undergrad and one of my three jobs) 2. Why an MBA? Why now? 3. What attracts you to Johnson? 4. Do you feel... Read more »

Round 2 MBA Application Deadlines 2022-2023

To help you stay organized, we’ve compiled all of the Round 2 MBA application deadlines (and some Round 3 ones) all in one place. You’ll find links to our corresponding Essay Topic Analysis in the “Essay Analysis” column. School Deadline Decision Essay Analysis Application Live? INSEAD (R2 August Intake) 11/15/2022... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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