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Last Updated Jul 19, 2017 by

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Adcom Director on MIT Sloan Application Changes: Video Essay, GMAC Common Recommendation Letter, Increased Word Count for Cover Letter, More

The 2017-18 MBA application to MIT Sloan School of Management went live last week, featuring a range of changes from last year’s. The debut of a new video statement (required of all applicants), the implementation of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) Common Letter of Recommendation form, and an increased... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 18, 2017 by

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Real Humans of MBA Admissions: Haas Dean Rich Lyons

Though we usually feature admissions officers in this space, we recently had a chance to sit down with Dean Richard Lyons of UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and couldn’t resist learning a little bit more about who he is as a person and how that influences the school he... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 17, 2017 by

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Yale Faculty Discuss the Global Network for Advanced Management

What happens when leading business schools join forces to increase their resources for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and stakeholders? This is what the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM) set out to discover in 2012. GNAM is a collection of 29 leading business schools from around the world working together to connect... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 14, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: A Wharton MBA Techie Shares Six Strategies for Recruiting

Recent Wharton/Lauder graduate Victoria Cheng left Philadelphia for Hangzhou, China, where she’ll complete a one-year rotational program at e-commerce giant Alibaba. She came to the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School MBA program and Lauder Institute East Asia program with the goal of working in China upon graduation. But that doesn’t... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 14, 2017 by

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Kellogg Admissions Director Dishes on Essay Questions, Application Volume, More

Mugs and glasses clinked all around and the smell of bacon and freshly brewed coffee was enough to awaken even the sleepiest of senses as Melissa Rapp, director of admissions for the full-time MBA and MSMS programs at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, and I sat down to breakfast last... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 13, 2017 by

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Ross Professors Tackle Trump Era Policies

In the new e-book Economics and Policy in the Age of Trump, University of Michigan Ross School of Business Professors Kyle Handley, Thomas Buchmueller, and Nirupama Rao detail the first policy changes of the early Trump presidency. The authors highlight three of the most pronounced aspects of the Trump administration... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 13, 2017 by

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Making the Most of MBA Admissions Events? Ross Adcom Director Shares Dos and Don’ts

If you’ve met Soojin Kwon, who leads admissions at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, you know that she doesn’t pull punches. She’s whip-smart, no nonsense, and gets right down to business, whatever the business at hand happens to be. Most recently, on her Admissions Director’s Blog, she... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 12, 2017 by

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Forté Foundation Power Pitch Competition Gives Women the Floor

Women-led businesses were once relatively rare, but that is no longer the case. According to the 2016 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity, women make up 40 percent of new entrepreneurs in the United States: a nearly 30 percent increase from 2007. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that women entrepreneurs get the same... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 11, 2017 by

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Johnson Admissions Director Weighs in on Recently Released Application Essays

Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management recently posted essay topics for the 2017-18 MBA application season, revealing some new twists as well as some old favorites. We caught up with Judi Byers, executive director of admissions and financial aid, to learn more. New this year is a novel fill-in-the-blank goals... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 10, 2017 by

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Real Humans of MBA Admissions: INSEAD’s Virginie Fougea

We were delighted at last month’s Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) annual conference in San Francisco to catch up with admissions directors from top business schools from around the globe. Among them was Virginie Fougea, INSEAD director of MBA recruitment and admissions, who we hope racked up plenty of frequent... Read more »

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