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Last Updated Oct 16, 2017 by

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Top 5 Reasons Diversity MBA Conferences Should Be on Your Recruiting Calendar

More than 10,000 MBA students, business school representatives, recruiters, and business executives filled the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia late last month for one of the largest career conferences serving minority professionals. The conference has been around since 1970, but for the first time this year the National Black MBA... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 10, 2017 by

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Social Impact MBAs: Programs That Help Students Make a Difference in the World

For years, social impact has been a growing area of emphasis at business schools. Increasingly, MBA students are stating that a well-paying career isn’t enough: They also want to make a difference. As Sherryl Kuhlman, the managing director of the Social Impact Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School,... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 20, 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 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 »

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