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Last Updated Sep 19, 2017 by

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Choosing the Best Business School for Consulting

If you are a prospective MBA applicant looking to business school as a way to enter or accelerate your career in the consulting industry, you are certainly not alone. According to the 2017 Prospective Student Survey conducted by the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), consulting is once again the most sought-after... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 12, 2017 by

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Top Investment Banks for MBAs to Work for in 2018

While a career in investment banking may not be as highly sought after anymore among MBAs, it’s still a fairly popular option. And according to a U.S. News interview with Jeff McNish, assistant dean of the Career Development Center at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, investment banks... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 6, 2017 by

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Top MBA Recruiters: Unilever

A job is possible for any determined MBA graduate. Obviously, the ideal job differs from graduate to graduate, but if you’re into sustainable choices for consumers, Unilever might be right for you. The company specializes in household products like soap, shampoo, and even iced tea. Well-known brands like Lipton and... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 26, 2017 by

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The Cambridge Judge MBA Finance Approach

According to U.S. News & World Report, a career as a financial manager is the third hottest job for a graduating MBA student in 2017, while a career in accounting ranks number one. Indeed, finance careers pay well and they offer robust job growth, low unemployment rates, and the opportunity for MBAs... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 24, 2017 by

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Beyond Business School: Two Goizueta Grads Turned Up-and-Coming CEOs

At Emory’s Goizueta Business School, one of the MBA program’s goals is to develop and support entrepreneurship in its students at every stage of their careers and venture creation. “This includes those not only supporting those who plan to start a business but also enhancing entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial thinking amongst all Goizueta... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 21, 2017 by

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Darden Debuts MBA Application Tip Video Series Amid MBA Program Leadership Changes

Sara Neher, long-time assistant dean of admissions at UVA’s Darden School of Business, recently announced the debut of a 12-part MBA application tip video series for the 2017-18 admissions season. The brief videos—each between three and five minutes long—cover individual components of the application and are designed so that applicants... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 14, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: A Wharton MBA Techie Shares Six Strategies for Recruiting

Recent Wharton/Lauder graduate Victoria Cheng left Philadelphia for Hangzhou, China, where she’ll complete a one-year rotational program at e-commerce giant Alibaba. She came to the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School MBA program and Lauder Institute East Asia program with the goal of working in China upon graduation. But that doesn’t... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 10, 2017 by

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Admissions Tip: Addressing Unemployment or Gaps in Employment

Given the emphasis that schools place on a candidate’s work experience, it is important to be proactive in addressing unemployment or gaps in employment. When applying to business school, many candidates worry about how the adcom might perceive gaps in employment. We would like to take some time to discuss... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 30, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: Two UCLA Anderson MBA Alums Discuss Running a Company

Entrepreneurship is one of the fastest growing career choices; Forbes estimates that approximately 543,000 new businesses are started each month. That said, the truth is that 90 percent of startups eventually fail, which makes it vital for budding entrepreneurs to learn from their predecessors. Recently, Erik Basu, a UCLA Anderson... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 20, 2017 by

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MBA Jobs Plentiful, Visa Worries Not a Deterrent for International Hires, According to Latest GMAC Employer Survey

The release today of the annual GMAC employer survey report from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) means the time has come once again to read the tea leaves as far as what the year ahead promises for MBA grads and the job search. And the tea leaves look auspicious.... Read more »

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