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Last Updated Nov 14, 2018 by

2018 Forté Foundation Data Reveals Women’s MBA Enrollment at 38%

2018 was a big year for female MBA students. According to the latest membership school data from the Forté Foundation, women’s enrollment at full-time MBA programs reached 38 percent on average. In addition, one Forté school reached gender parity (50 percent male/female enrollment) for the first time, and more than... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 13, 2018 by

Georgetown McDonough 2018 MBA Employment Report Reveals Record-Setting Job Offers, Salaries

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business set records this year for both salaries and job offers according to its Class of 2018 Employment Report, released earlier this month. An impressive 98 percent of students received job offers within three months of graduation, and average full-time salary rose to an all-time high of $116,946.... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 9, 2018 by

Stanford GSB Tops Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking for First Time

The Stanford Graduate School of Business is no stranger to a top spot, but this is their first time claiming #1 on the Bloomberg Businessweek Best B-School list for U.S. programs. There are more familiar faces in the lead, with Wharton holding steady in second and Harvard Business School placing... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 9, 2018 by

Why Top Business Schools Want Veteran MBA Students in Their Classrooms

Veterans make excellent MBA candidates. From well-developed leadership skills to creativity, resiliency, adaptability, and perseverance, they have many of the attributes required to be successful both in the military and in business. They make versatile candidates and employers with a high record of success. In honor of Veteran’s Day, we... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 8, 2018 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Shari Hubert of Duke’s Fuqua School of Business

Anyone anxiously awaiting an interview invitation from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business? Well, we can’t make them roll out an sooner—but we can offer you something you should read while you wait. Shari Hubert, who had been in charge of admissions at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business since 2013, choose to... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 8, 2018 by

Gettin’ Paid: Recent Harvard MBA Grads See Starting Salaries North of $160K

Harvard Business School (HBS) this week joined other top MBA programs in publishing employment stats for its most recent graduates. Top takeaways? Try starting salaries exceeding $160,000. This year’s median base pay, $140,000, is up $5,000 over last year. In addition, 65 percent of the class earned median sign-on bonuses of another... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 5, 2018 by

Stanford GSB Financial Aid System Overhauled: New System Based Solely on Need

Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) will implement a new financial aid system next month that allocates fellowships and loans to incoming MBA students using a formula based solely on financial need, the school announced today. This will formalize the transitional system the school has used for the past year—ever... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 5, 2018 by

Eight Tips to Ace the Wharton TBD—From Applicants Who’ve Been There

Many of you are in the throes of preparing for Wharton’s team-based discussion (TBD), so we combed Clear Admit’s Interview Archive and compiled the following pieces of advice from applicants who have gone through it. Please, as you experience the Wharton TBD yourself, feel free to add you own insights by submitting an... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 5, 2018 by

NYU Stern 2018 Employment Report Reveals Best Employment Rate in 5 Years, Large Salary and Bonus Increases

NYU Stern School of Business released its 2018 MBA Employment Report at the end of last month, revealing that more graduates in the Class of 2018 had accepted full-time job offers three months after graduation than anytime in the past five years. Not only that, many recent grads reported a... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 2, 2018 by

Top B-School Deans Gaze into Their Crystal Balls to Foretell the MBA’s Future

A conference last month at Rutgers Business School drew top names in graduate management education to discuss how today’s digital revolution is reshaping the ways business schools teach their students—both in the classroom and beyond. Keynote speakers included deans from Stanford Graduate School of Business, Columbia Business School, the University of... Read more »