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Last Updated Mar 27, 2020 by

Many Factors at Play for MBA Admits: Follow-up Survey Analyses

Yesterday, we shared the results of our COVID-19 MBA Impact Survey, which asked Fall 2020 MBA admits how the novel coronavirus outbreak is influencing their decision-making about matriculating, and how much they anticipated COVID-19 to impact the educational experience and career outcomes for MBA students starting this fall. Today, we’re... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 26, 2020 by

To Matriculate or Not To Matriculate: COVID-19 Impact Survey Results

COVID-19 and the extreme measures required to slow its spread have had a profound impact on workers, students, families, and the global economy. With established day-to-day routines being wildly disrupted, major life changes—like enrolling in a full-time MBA program—can seem even more daunting than usual. After seeing some lively conversation... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 23, 2020 by

ETS Unveils GRE at Home – Test Temporarily Available Online

Test Offered Online In Wake of COVID-19 Test Center Closings As of March 23rd, the GRE exam will be available to take from the comfort of your home.  In light of public health concerns, ETS has made the exam available online in some markets. Those markets are as follows: United... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 19, 2020 by

Take Our Survey: How Do You See COVID-19 Impacting Your MBA Experience?

In these uncertain times, school stakeholders and prospective students alike are wondering how the novel coronavirus outbreak will impact MBA admissions, education, and career opportunities. In the past few weeks, business schools have suspended in-person instruction, canceled admitted student events, and extended application deadlines. Meanwhile, current MBA students and prospective... 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

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 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 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 7, 2020 by

China Cancels GMAT, GRE, IELTS, TOEFL Exams

In light of the impact of the coronavirus (there have been more than 20,000 confirmed cases and 425 deaths at the writing of this article), China canceled the GMAT, GRE, IELTS and TOEFL exams for the month of February.  The goal behind the cancelation is to help contain the spread... 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 »

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