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Last Updated Jun 5, 2017 by

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Defining Your Post-MBA Career Goals

Though essay prompts tend to vary year to year, the two things that nearly every prospective student can count on being asked are “What are your short-term and long-term post-MBA goals?” and “How will Business School X help you achieve these goals?” And, even though many schools have now opted to... Read more »

Last Updated May 1, 2017 by

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To Pre-MBA Boot Camp or Not? How to Spend Your Summer Before Business School 

It used to be that you got into business school, gave notice at your job, maybe spent some time backpacking through some faraway part of the world, and then showed up on campus ready to start your next chapter. Today, though, recruiters who are eager to meet with promising members... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 22, 2017 by

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MBA Admissions Mashup: Application Tips, Recruiting, and Alumni Spotlight

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. While last week marked the start of Round 2 Decision releases at some of the top programs, we’re taking this opportunity to look ahead to Round 3, life on campus, and... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 16, 2017 by

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Are LBS MBA Grads Falling Out of Love With Finance?

London Business School (LBS) MBA graduates are seeing higher salaries and increased hiring rates, but their love of the finance industry seems to be waning. According to the 2016 London Business School employment report, MBA grads are heading into the financial sector at the lowest rate in five years. Now, to be... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 7, 2017 by

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Columbia West Coast Treks: Bigger, Better Than Ever in 20th Year

MBA students are back on the Morningside Heights campus of Columbia Business School (CBS), shuttling to and from class, gathering to work on group projects and heavily involved in student clubs—much as they were in the first term. But close to 100 of those students have an expanded perspective of West... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 17, 2017 by

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Employer MBA Hiring Projections Suggest It’s a Great Time to Go to Business School

If you’re growing weary of all the MBA data forms and essays and interviews and anxiety—keep your eyes on the prize! That light at the end of the tunnel? Well, a recent employer poll from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) suggests it just keeps getting brighter. Each November, GMAC... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 10, 2017 by

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MIT Sloan 2016 Employment Report Reveals Slightly Slipping Salaries

MIT Sloan School of Management late last week released its 2016 MBA Employment Report, revealing slightly slipping salaries year over year and slightly lower percentages of graduates heading into consulting and technology than in prior years. The pharmaceutical/healthcare industry drew the third largest percentage of graduates—5.8 percent—knocking investment banking out... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 4, 2017 by

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A Look Inside Tuck’s 2016 MBA Employment Statistics

Shortly after ascending to the top five in Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s latest annual ranking of best U.S. business schools, Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business released its 2016 employment statistics. Contributing to its strong showing in the Bloomberg BW ranking was the annual salary reported by Tuck grads. According to the latest... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 30, 2016 by

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UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Top 5 Reasons to Apply for Jobs During the Holidays

Taking a little time off never hurt anyone. But while many people use the holidays as an opportunity to relax and recharge, it also has become a sneaky-good time to start looking for a new job. Elizabeth Wallencheck, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School director of alumni career management, and Kris Hergert... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 30, 2016 by

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Stanford 2016 MBAs Have Banner Year for Employment

Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business (GSB) recently revealed data that cemented 2016 as a banner year for MBA graduates when it comes to both employment and salaries, demonstrating how in demand the talent and flexibility of its graduates are in the marketplace. The mean compensation for graduating MBAs from Stanford’s most recent... Read more »

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