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Last Updated Feb 28, 2020 by

Coronavirus Concerns Disrupt MBA Admissions Interviews, Testing and More

As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases reaches over 80,000 globally, mounting concerns have disrupted normal operations of MBA admissions testing, interviews and events. Entrance Exam Sessions Suspended GMAT, GRE, IELTS, and TOEFL testing in mainland China has been pushed back further to the end of March. On its official... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 26, 2020 by

Wharton School Announces New Dean, Erika H. James

Erika H. James will begin her tenure as the newest dean of The Wharton School on July 1, 2020.  She is the first woman and person of color to lead the school in its 139-year history.  James, former dean of Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, succeeds Geoff Garrett, who plans... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 4, 2020 by

New Features! Like & Sort More on the Clear Admit Wires

We love seeing the lively community on Clear Admit, and are excited to highlight some new added features to MBA ApplyWire, MBA LiveWire and MBA DecisionWire to make these admissions tools more engaging and useful for top-tier MBA candidates. For anyone unfamiliar with the “Wires,” MBA hopefuls can share their... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 27, 2019 by

10% of Full-Time MBAs Got Low-Rate Student Loans from LeverEdge

Many 2020 presidential candidates have made student debt a major talking point—and for good reason. According to Forbes, 45 million Americans currently owe over $1.5 trillion in student loan debt. In the realm of business school, Bloomberg Businessweek notes that nearly 30 percent of MBA students at top MBA programs... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 20, 2019 by

Beyond the Bio Podcast by Bain & Company

Sponsored Content Bain & Company is one of the most highly regarded firms in the management consulting industry. One of the “Big Three,” Bain provides services to organizations around the world and across the public, private, and non-profit sectors. With an annual revenue of $4.3 billion, Bain commands by far... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 19, 2019 by

MBA News You Need: INSEAD to Open First North American Hub, Rice Jones Hosts 20th Women in Leadership Conference, and more from Carnegie Mellon Tepper, Georgetown McDonough, and UCLA Anderson

Each week we collect MBA news from leading business schools to give you a quick overview of the latest trending topics. In your MBA News You Need digest for the week of December 16th, INSEAD plans to open a San Francisco location in February 2020, Rice Jones hosts a Women... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 19, 2019 by

Texas McCombs Hosts Annual Women’s Weekend for MBA Students

The Texas MBA program at the McCombs School of Business in Austin hosted 55 MBA students along with alumni and faculty for their annual Women’s Weekend. The event seeks to support the empowerment of women in business, and as current student, Jessica Reese-White MBA ’21, said, it really gives a... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 7, 2019 by

Recent MBA Application Volume Declines at Top Schools Present an Opportunity for Applicants

As reported in The Wall Street Journal last month, even the leading U.S. MBA programs are seeing a decrease in applications to their full-time MBA programs. Harvard Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and MIT Sloan all saw five percent to seven percent drops in their MBA application volume... Read more »

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 »

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