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Stanford GSB to Eliminate Admissions Essays, Require Video Instead

Palo Alto, CA – Citing a need for the MBA admissions world to modernize its selection process, the Stanford Graduate School of Business has unveiled a substantial change for the 2021-22 admissions cycle. The school will no longer require admissions essays, including its famed ‘What matters most?’ essay. Instead, MBA... Read more »

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Kellogg School Offers Rejected Applicants Kinder, Gentler Rejection

Evanston, IL – It’s no small secret that applying to leading MBA programs is a stressful process. While some programs take a ‘rip the band-aid off’ approach by delivering admissions decisions en masse, others slowly trickle out interview invitations or calls of congratulations, as applicants painfully sit by and wait.... Read more »

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ETS to Rebrand the GRE Test for Business School Applicants; Introduces ‘GreMAT’

Lawrenceville, NJ – Citing an increasing need to serve the growing population of MBA applicants, the Educational Testing Service (ETS) announced a business school-specific rebranding of their Graduate Record Examination (GRE), currently in use for virtually all disciplines of graduate education. ETS Director of Testing Products, Elaine Bennis, offered the... Read more »

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The “Association for Student Services, Employment & Success” Targets Clear Admit’s LiveWire

Washington, D.C. – Citing a multi-year study, a leading body of employers and career counselors has filed suit against Clear Admit, arguing that the firm’s LiveWire tool saps productivity amongst recent college graduates working in the professional world. The organization’s director, Martin McFly, stated: “Look, we get it. Young people... Read more »

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UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business to Offer Innovative New MBA Concentration

Berkeley, CA – One of the nation’s leading business schools, famous for its emphasis on innovation, social impact, and strategy, is innovating again. The Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley has introduced a new concentration focusing on the cannabis sector. Courses within the concentration will cover the historical, cultural,... Read more »

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HBS Reinstates Third Round of Admissions to Counter Sluggish Application Volume

Boston, MA – Harvard Business School has been forced to backtrack on a new initiative that was piloted in the 2018-19 admissions cycle: the elimination of school’s third admissions round.  Admissions director Chad Losee, who just months ago touted the benefits of moving to a more simplified two-round admissions cycle,... Read more »

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Leading B-Schools Make This Year’s Acceptance Calls in Reverse Alphabetical Order ‘Just for the Heck of It’

Philadelphia, PA – It’s a well-known fact that many leading schools enjoy congratulating accepted students via telephone, typically just before official admissions decisions are posted online.  Tools like Clear Admit’s MBA LiveWire have lent a great degree of transparency to this process; as applicants report their news in real time... Read more »

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Kellogg to Award Two Full Scholarships for Class of 2021

Evanston, IL — The Kellogg School of Management recently unveiled a special program to award two additional full-tuition scholarships to this year’s incoming class.  The scholarships will actually be offered up in specially marked boxes of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes and Kellogg’s Sugar Smacks that can be purchased at the campus... Read more »

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Get Your Admitted Students’ Swag—How One Program Is Getting Creative Wooing Applicants

New Haven, CT (Reuters)—Riding the wave of the Yale School of Management (SOM)’s re-acquaintance with the top 10 in U.S. News & World Report‘s Best Business School Ranking (a five-spot jump over last year), the school’s admissions committee is now going the extra mile in wooing admitted candidates. One SOM admit remarked on MBA LiveWire:... Read more »

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University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School to Offer Two-Year ‘Trump’ Associate’s Degree

Philadelphia, PA (AP)—While the University of Pennsylvania has done its best to distance itself from controversial presidential candidate Donald Trump in recent months, a new press release from the school suggests it has changed course. The prestigious Ivy League university has unveiled ambitious plans—funded by a $200 million donation—to offer... Read more »

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ETS’ Campus Badly Vandalized—All Signs Point to GMAT Bus

Princeton, NJ (Reuters)—The Educational Testing Service (ETS), makers of the GRE exam and several popular standardized tests, fell victim to vandalism on its lush, Princeton-area campus earlier this week—sustaining significant damage including to its staff-only golf course. It seems that a large vehicle, most likely a bus, drove across several... Read more »

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Clear Admit’s MBA LiveWire Killing Productivity Levels in Offices, Admissions Offices Alike

Philadelphia, PA (AP)—MBA LiveWire, Clear Admit’s live ticker of MBA admissions status updates, has been a runaway success—helping keep nervous applicants abreast of everything happening on the admissions scene. “I’m on LiveWire more than I care to admit, hitting refresh continuously to see what’s up,” said current MBA candidate Peter... Read more »

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NYU Stern Unveils New Media Outlet Ranking

New York, NY (Bloomberg)—Anxious to move on from a scandal involving the school’s recent tumble in the U.S. News rankings, the NYU Stern School of Business unveiled a ranking of its own last Thursday. Professors from the school’s marketing department published a paper in which they ranked the top 25... Read more »

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MIT Sloan School’s New Logo Results in Lawsuit

Cambridge, MA (Knight-Ridder)—Earlier this week, the MIT Sloan School of Management unveiled a new logo designed to bring the school’s “MIT brand” to the fore. “After extensive study and collaborative effort, the logo was designed to reflect the smart, open, grounded and inventive nature of the school,” read an official... Read more »

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