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Last Updated Jan 9, 2020 by

Wharton Director of Admissions Debunks 10 Myths About the MBA Program

If you’ve considered applying to Wharton’s MBA program, you’ve probably been inundated with information—not all of it true. To clarify fact from fiction, Blair Mannix, the Wharton MBA Director of Admissions, recently wrote a blog debunking the 10 most common myths about the application process. Read on for a summary... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 8, 2020 by

Georgetown McDonough & USC Marshall Extend Round 2 MBA Deadlines

Two leading MBA programs have quietly extended their Round 2 admissions deadlines in the past several days.  In emails to applicants who had begun (but not submitted) applications or who had previously expressed interest in the MBA program, both USC and Georgetown offered additional days for applicants to submit–albeit in... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 2, 2020 by

Vanderbilt Owen Outlines How to Finish an MBA Application in 7 Days

The MBA application deadlines are fast approaching, so the admissions team at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management recently offered strategic tips for completing an MBA application in just seven days.  Read on for their daily advice. Day 1 Gathering information and create a comprehensive checklist of what you will... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 26, 2019 by

Chicago Booth Addresses How to Finance Your Booth MBA

The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business recently offered prospective MBA students advice on planning for tuition and other anticipated expenses while they pursue an MBA. The Value of the Booth MBA Within the first three months, 96 percent of the Class of 2018 received job offers. This year,... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 24, 2019 by

UNC Kenan-Flagler Launches STEM-Designated MBA Concentration in Business Analytics & Management Science

In January 2020, UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School is slated to launch a new STEM-designated MBA concentration in business analytics and management science as part of its full-time MBA program. Townsend Family Distinguished Professor of Marketing, Rajdeep Grewal, says of the new program, “Our focus is on strategic decision-making to prepare... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 23, 2019 by

Calling All Admits: Share Your Journey on Clear Admit’s MBA DecisionWire

We’d like to offer hearty congratulations to all who gained admission to their top choices and encourage you to share which business school you plan to attend this Fall. MBA DecisionWire was designed to let MBA applicants, students and alumni share more information with their peers—specifically about where they decide... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 17, 2019 by

Stanford MBA Class of 2019 Logs Record-High Social Impact Careers, Women in Entrepreneurship and Salaries

The 418 members of Stanford GSB’s Class of 2019 reached some impressive benchmarks as interest in social impact, women in entrepreneurship and salaries all reached record highs.  Let’s take a closer look at how the full-time MBA graduates launched into a strong job market. Social Impact Careers Surge Stanford GSB’s... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 12, 2019 by

HEC Paris Dethrones LBS at Top of Financial Times Ranking of European Business Schools

What is the best business school in Europe? The Financial Times just released its 2019 rankings and determined that HEC Paris claims the spot this year.  London Business School has long been at the top, but slipped one spot to second place.  Beyond assessing business schools overall, Financial Times also... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 11, 2019 by

Forget Competition: Women Help Other Women at HEC Paris

Women’s MBA enrollment has reached its highest level ever, reaching 36 percent in Europe and Canada, according to the Forté Foundation. Over the last five years, there’s been a definitive increase in female students at top business schools around the world, and Forté CEO Elissa Sangster believes that “at this... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 5, 2019 by

Silicon Valley Visits and More Out West Strengthen Dartmouth Tuck MBA Ties to Tech

Dartmouth Tuck might be tucked away on the East Coast, but that hasn’t stopped graduates from taking the West Coast by storm. In October, 40 students ventured West to network with tech and venture capital companies. It’s just one of the ways that Tuck is increasing its visibility in Silicon... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 5, 2019 by

Duke Fuqua MBA Class of 2019 Beats Hiring Records

The Duke Fuqua MBA Class of 2019 had a record year for hiring. Within three months of graduation, 97 percent of the class had received job offers with 95 percent accepting, which, according to the associate dean of their Career Management Center, Sheryle Dirks, marks the highest percentages in at... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 28, 2019 by

MBA Interview Advice Directly from Dartmouth Tuck

If you’re interested in applying to the Dartmouth Tuck MBA program, you need to highlight four critical characteristics throughout your application and interview: Smart, Accomplished, Aware, and Nice. In a recent Tuck Admissions Insight blog post, the admissions team offered concrete advice on how applicants can provide a complete picture... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 27, 2019 by

Chicago Booth Offers 5 Tips on the MBA Admissions Interview

MBA interview season is in full swing at Chicago Booth.  Even if you’ve attended your fair share of information sessions, you might still have questions about the interview process. To help you understand what’s expected during the interview and what can you do to ensure it goes off without a... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 22, 2019 by

High Employment Rate and More Revealed in Northwestern Kellogg MBA Class of 2019 Employment Report

An impressive number of this year’s MBA graduates from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management received job offers within three months of graduation—98 percent, according to the Class of 2019 employment report. This is a noteworthy 3.4 percent increase over last year when 94.6 percent received job offers.  Read on... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 21, 2019 by

Annual Diversity Symposium at Cornell Johnson Marks 20th Anniversary and Celebrates Distinguished Alumni

More than 160 prospective students, alumni, faculty and staff attended Cornell /Johnson’s annual Diversity Symposium earlier this month. Hosted by the Office for Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) and held in conjunction with Johnson Means Business, the theme of the weekend’s events was “Belonging in Business,” which highlighted the personal and... Read more »

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