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‘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 »

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 »

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 »

USC Marshall MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

My interviewer really set up a very chill and welcoming vibe. 1. How did you find about USC Marshall? 2. Tell me about yourself. 3. Why USC Marshall? 4. What motivates you? 5. What inspires you? 6. What’s your definition of success? When do you consider yourself successful? 7. What... Read more »

USC Marshall MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / Zoom

I interviewed with a member of the admissions committee this week. I do not believe she had seen my application, only my resume. My interview lasted 30 minutes. It was not on Microsoft Teams (as noted in the interview invite), but on Zoom. Walk me through your resume. Do you... Read more »

Indiana University & UNC Top U.S. News 2023 Online MBA Ranking

U.S. News & World Report has released its 2023 Best Online Programs rankings, including online MBA programs. At the top of the list, two schools tied for first in online MBA programs: Indiana University–Bloomington and University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. The University of Southern California, which tied for first last year,... 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 »

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 »

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines, January 2-6, 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 it’s time for the Round 2 crunch! Tuesday, January 3, Washington / Foster has their Round... Read more »

Real Humans for the Holidays: Winter Snow Edition

‘Tis the holiday season and we’re bringing you a festive short series inspired by Real Humans: MBA Students, called Real Humans for the Holidays! Read what students and alumni of top MBA programs like to do during the December holidays and their advice for our readers. Scroll down to see... Read more »

USC Marshall MBA Employment Report: Class of 2022 Declares Record Job Acceptances

The University of Southern California Marshall School of Business 2022 MBA employment report reveals that 97 percent of its MBAs reported accepting job offers within three months of graduation–the highest in Marshall’s history. The average base salary for the Marshall MBA Class of 2022 is $150,314, a near $20k jump over... Read more »

USC Marshall MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Virtual

I spoke with Laura Hartman, a member of the Admissions Committee, through Microsoft Teams. This was a blind interview so she was not the person who reviewed my application. Unlike some of the other interviews that I’ve had so far, this one was a little more formal, less conversation outside... 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, October 10-14, 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 application deadlines continue, as some programs begin releasing interview invites. Monday, October 10, UNC / Kenan Flagler has its Round 1 application deadline. Tuesday,... Read more »

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