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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 »

Does ‘MBA’ Now Stand for McKinsey, Bain/BCG and Amazon?

MBA programs provide a great formal business education that can help graduates accelerate their careers in many different business industries. In fact, MBA employment reports published by the business schools often list hundreds of employers who have hired recent MBA graduates. However, a closer inspection of these reports reveal that... 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 »

Northwestern Kellogg MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Virtual

Alum was very responsive and friendly when we set up the virtual interview. When the interview started, he set the stage and expressed that he was trying to create a low-stress, casual conversation. Also, he emphasized strongly that his notes on the interview were just a small part of my... Read more »

Northwestern Kellogg MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Zoom

Had my Kellogg interview with an alumnus, over Zoom – it was a blind interview and they had only seen my resume. We exchanged emails prior to the interview to set up a date and time. They were super candid when answering all my questions. 1. Walk me through your... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Interview Report Round-Up: Northwestern Kellogg, NYU Stern, UCLA Anderson, UVA Darden

Welcome to another edition of Interview Report Roundup. This week, we’re catching up on MBA admissions interview reports that applicants have shared to the Clear Admit Interview Archive. A Round 1 applicant to UCLA /Anderson chose a Zoom interview and faced the following questions: Then we saw the first on-campus... 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 »

Real Humans of Northwestern Kellogg’s MBA Class of 2024

New members of the MBA Class of 2024 at Northwestern Kellogg are here to share their insights into admissions, what they love about the Kellogg community and more in this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students. 503 students matriculated in the Kellogg MBA Class of 2024. Nearly half, 48 percent, are women... Read more »

Northwestern Kellogg Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Alum / Zoom

The only option was virtual. The interviewer didn’t ask “walk me through your resume.” Instead, they read my resume aloud and exclaimed they were impressed with my work experience at large/recognizable firms. They specifically said they admired my many majors in undergrad. o Why did you switch jobs? (Big 4... Read more »

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