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Last Updated Jul 9, 2019 by

Episode 39: 5 Key GMAT Tips As You Approach Test Day

Before taking on the dreaded GMAT, what are the most important tips you’ll need to remember? One of the world’s few owners of both a 99th percentile GMAT score and an NBA championship ring, Brian Galvin, Veritas Prep’s Director of Academic Programs, would gladly help Charles Barkley (but not Karl... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 28, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Recruiting for a Non-Traditional Industry at Anderson

While finance, consulting and technology tend to dominate business school employment stats, the recruiting landscape can, in fact, support a variety of goals—real estate, energy, sports business, non-profit and more.  The MBA is a versatile degree, empowering business school students to blaze brighter professional trails. Current UCLA Anderson student Tim... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 17, 2019 by

#1 Ranked IU Kelley Online MBA Undergoes Major Curriculum Update

Already ranked #1 by the U.S. News & World Report, the IU Kelley Direct Online MBA has revamped its program for a more customizable experience. Now, their online program is even more robust while still offering the same flexibility and strengths that have made Kelley Direct a long-time business leader.... Read more »

Last Updated May 10, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: My First-Year Tuck Project with Authentica, India

One of the major perks of an MBA is the opportunity to practice in an international business environment. On site, MBAs develop new strategies to adapt to distinct cultural norms and do business under very different sociopolitical circumstances than the ones to which they are accustomed. While most MBA programs... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 26, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: The Hardest Thing of the MBA So Far: Learning to Unlearn to Understand the Impact Investing Space

No doubt spurred by the growing conversation about climate change and corporate social responsibility (or lack thereof), one industry that has many in the MBA community buzzing is impact investing. Current Oxford Saïd MBA student Alma C. Gutierrez Toledano recently took to the Saïd blog to discuss how she has... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 19, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Starting up at Booth

The MBA is a framework to explore what matters most to you. Much of the value of business school is in helping students define and refine their professional goals, and then equip them with the tools to excel in their desired field. As you might imagine, the sheer number of... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 12, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Cornell Johnson Park Perspectives, From Internship to Mentorship

There has been much digital ink spilled on these pages about the value of MBA networks, post-graduation. However, one of the most crucial aspects of the business school experience has to do with peer networks that emerge during MBA programs. Peer mentorship relationships between first- and second-year students can make... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 8, 2019 by

Incoming MBAs: Start your summer with Bain & Company

Bain & Company invites incoming MBA students to apply to ExperienceBain, a series of immersive workshops and events held at Bain & Company’s 57 offices around the world. ExperienceBain consists of five programs—outlined below—that give incoming MBA students exclusive access to Bain & Company before arriving on campus. We want... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 5, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Interview Prep at UCLA Anderson

One crucial part of any MBA curriculum is to teach students how to put their best foot forward in the job market, whether that means helping them write better resumes or shine in the interview process. In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, we bring you a firsthand perspective... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 29, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: 4 Lessons from My Microsoft Internship

Internships are where MBAs-to-be can apply the theoretical skills they’ve cultivated in the classroom, and also places where connections and careers are made. Make an impression at your dream company as an MBA and who knows? You might find yourself being invited to working closely with the C-Suite after graduation.... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 26, 2019 by

Reviewing the Undergraduate Admissions Scandal—Could it Happen with MBA Programs?

Earlier this month, dozens of people were caught greasing the wheels of undergraduate admissions.  Parents funneled a combined total of $25 million through a college admissions consultant, William “Rick” Singer, to athletic coaches and test proctors, all with the aim of gaining admission for their children to an elite undergrad... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 22, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: WBA Presidents Reflect on Gender Equity and Alliance at Kellogg

At many elite MBA programs, like Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, the conversation around gender has seeped into how the curriculum is being designed so MBA graduates from across the entire gender spectrum are better equipped to do business.  Student organizations play a pronounced role, rallying to support female-identified MBAs... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 8, 2019 by

International Women’s Day in the Business School Community

Each year, the business school community takes extra time on International Women’s Day to promote gender parity and celebrate women.  Given the plethora of events and related research, we’re rounding up what the top business schools are doing as shared on Twitter. A picture from Cornell / Johnson summarized International... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 8, 2019 by

Fridays from the Frontline: Tuck’s OnSite Global Consulting Takes a Closer Look at China’s Running Culture

As we enter the third decade of the Asian Century, Stateside MBA programs are taking strides to find ways to embed themselves and their students in Asian markets. One clear method to gain a foothold in any market—or at the very least get a lay of the land—is through cultural immersion.... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 4, 2019 by

Top Deferred Enrollment MBA Programs Geared Toward Younger Candidates

Most of the time, full-time MBA programs require work experience to apply and, overall, class averages of professional experience land close to five years. Rarely are programs open to younger candidates who are still pursuing their undergraduate degrees. However, that all changes when it comes to deferred enrollment programs. These... Read more »

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