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Last Updated Apr 27, 2020 by

Admitted HBS MBA Students Can Now Defer Due to COVID-19

The crisp campus air, the collegiate atmosphere, a new city and surroundings, study groups, house parties, club meetings, new networks—the list of exciting and educational business school experiences goes on and on.  Sadly, the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to hamper plans for on-campus matriculation in the fall of 2020 due to... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 23, 2020 by

Stride Funding and a Better Way to Finance Your MBA

Sponsored Content Whether you are currently celebrating acceptance letters or just starting to consider business school, you will need to plan for covering the cost of your MBA. Tuition for full-time MBA programs at top business schools can range from $60,000 to over $80,000 a year. For instance, tuition alone... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 15, 2020 by

Fundraising by Wharton EMBAs Supports Frontlines of COVID-19 Response

A team of 10 Executive MBA students from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania have banded together to deliver personal protective equipment (PPE) to those on the frontlines of the COVID-19 battle.  The team leverages expertise and their network to be an end-to-end trusted supply chain, with great... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 15, 2020 by

The Chicago Booth Experience During COVID-19

One of many hallmarks of the Chicago Booth MBA is flexibility.  While this has mainly referred to the curriculum and course scheduling (e.g. MBA students only have one required course, and can tailor the rest of their studies), it’s been put to the test during the COVID-19 pandemic.  As we... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 13, 2020 by

The Northwestern Kellogg Experience During COVID-19

“Teamwork” and “Kellogg MBA” are practically synonymous.  So it’s hard to imagine what happens when student teammates can no longer convene on Northwestern University’s campus.  But such is the tough reality of social distancing and quarantining efforts amidst the threat of COVID-19.  Of course, business leaders are creative and adaptive,... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 10, 2020 by

The Yale SOM Experience During COVID-19

While the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19 has disrupted admissions for this year’s MBA applicants, current students are also facing some shake-ups in their graduate management education.  To see how student life has changed, we have been catching up with MBA candidates across top programs.  To kick off this series, we... 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

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 »

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