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Last Updated Mar 19, 2020 by

HBS Extends 2+2 MBA Application Deadline

Harvard Business School announced an extension to the MBA application deadline for their 2+2 program, which is a deferred admissions option for college seniors and graduate students.  Due to the impact of protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including campus closures and testing suspension, HBS has changed the deadline... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 17, 2020 by

U.S. News 2021 Business School Rankings Insights: HBS Sinks While Others Float On

The U.S. News & World Report Best Business Schools rankings are out and there are a few surprises, especially within the top 10.  For those of you who have yet to see our announcement of the ranking, the top 25 schools in this year’s edition (with last year’s rankings included for... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 17, 2020 by

Stanford & Wharton Share the Throne of Best Business School in U.S. News 2021 Rankings

While Wharton held the #1 spot of the Best Business Schools list from U.S. News & World Report last year, it is now joined by Stanford GSB at the top of the 2021 rankings. Northwestern Kellogg shot up three spaces to join Chicago Booth at #3.  Then, MIT Sloan rounds... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 12, 2020 by

Wharton Creates Business Course on Coronavirus

Having escalated to a global pandemic, the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing business, financial and personal fallout.  In the MBA admissions space, it began with cancelling entrance exams, and extended to changing in-person interviews and campus events.  To better understand the impact of COVID-19, the Wharton School of the... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 12, 2020 by

HBS Announces Admissions & Campus Visit Changes Due to Coronavirus

Harvard Business School posted several planned changes to admissions and campus visits in the Direct from the Director blog due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19). While Round 2 MBA applicants can still expect a final decision on March 31st, the Admitted Students Weekend for the group has been... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 6, 2020 by

Let’s Discuss: MBA Admissions and Coronavirus

As the coronavirus / COVID-19 sweeps the globe, MBA applicants are asking some probing questions.  We have already touched on how the virus has impacted testing, recruiting, and fairs, and we have also offered up tips to ace a video interview for applicants who are dealing with cancellations of face-to-face... Read more »

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 27, 2020 by

Amazon Shakes Up B-School Recruiting for MBAs

Amazon has started recruiting MBA talent from a broader base of business schools and conducting interviews virtually, shaking up their longstanding practice of sending company reps and executives to select leading b-school campuses.  Instead of only hiring MBAs from elite business schools, the tech giant is now reaching out to... 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 25, 2020 by

Consulting & UK Top London Business School MBA Employment Report

The London Business School MBA Class of 2019 was, once again, highly diverse.  The 492 graduates of the Class of 2019 represented 62 nationalities and women comprised 38 percent of the group.  Altogether, they averaged five years of pre-MBA work experience, though professional experience ranged from 2 to 13 years. ... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 21, 2020 by

6 Reasons to Consider an MBA

Our friends from Access MBA outline 6 reasons why you should consider an MBA. Read on for their insights as well as their upcoming events near you. **Upcoming Events in San Francisco, Los Angeles & Canada with new Online Format.  Those events will take place online due to the current... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 19, 2020 by

Emory Goizueta Introduces Early MBA Admission Program

Emory University’s Goizueta Business School has joined other leading programs in opening up an early admissions option for college seniors.  Prospective students from any institution can secure their spot in the One-Year MBA, Two-Year MBA, or Evening MBA class in the spring, and then defer matriculating for two to five... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 13, 2020 by

UVA Darden Alumni Career Services Critique Career Books

From the business section of the bookstore, UVA Darden Alumni Career Services shared their reviews of what career-oriented books the b-school community should pick up and which ones they may prefer to pass on. The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger Jen Coleman, executive director of The Armstrong Center... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 6, 2020 by

Haas Alum Discusses Inclusion and Accessibility on Business School Campuses

Alvaro Silberstein MBA ’17 chose to attend the Berkeley Haas School of Business not only for its proximity to Silicon Valley and educational strengths, but also because the school had a proud history of helping students with disabilities. Silberstein, who has used a wheelchair since the age of 18 due... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 5, 2020 by

MBA News You Need: Northwestern Kellogg Deferred MBA, Berkeley Haas App Advice, & more from Yale, Cambridge, & Texas

Each week we collect MBA news from leading business schools to give you a quick overview of the latest trending topics. In this week’s MBA News You Need digest: Northwestern Kellogg announces their new deferred MBA enrollment program; Berkeley Haas offers tips on letters of recommendations; Yale SOM talks about... Read more »

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