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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 »

Last Updated Feb 6, 2020 by

Real Humans of Amazon: Michael Larrenaga, Booth ’15, Manager of Vendor Management

What is the path from A to Z?  How do you leave one industry for another?  Anything you need along the way can certainly be delivered by Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer.  And leading MBA programs, like University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, can ensure you are equipped... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 4, 2020 by

New Features! Like & Sort More on the Clear Admit Wires

We love seeing the lively community on Clear Admit, and are excited to highlight some new added features to MBA ApplyWire, MBA LiveWire and MBA DecisionWire to make these admissions tools more engaging and useful for top-tier MBA candidates. For anyone unfamiliar with the “Wires,” MBA hopefuls can share their... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 3, 2020 by

Real Humans of McKinsey: Jenna Benefield, Wharton ’18, Associate

The MBA is a vehicle for advancement in–or into–many industries, and consulting is consistently one of the most popular destinations.  And within the consulting industry, McKinsey & Company is considered one of the most prestigious firms in the world. MBA graduates usually enter McKinsey as an associate, working either as... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 30, 2020 by

Northwestern Kellogg Professor Explores Value of Super Bowl Ads

Every year, millions upon millions of dollars are spent on Super Bowl ads. The average reported entry cost for just a 30-second commercial is $5.6 million, and that doesn’t include any production costs. For 60-second and 90-second commercial spots, the costs can reach as high as $10 to $20 million!... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 27, 2020 by

Harvard Reclaims Top Spot in Financial Times 2020 Global MBA Rankings

The Financial Times released their 2020 Global MBA rankings this week. Harvard Business School reclaimed the #1 position—after a four-year absence from the top spot. Wharton also surpassed last year’s top seed (Stanford GSB) to land in second place. Stanford GSB, which has held the top position for several years, fell to third in the... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 24, 2020 by

Inside the Updates to Dartmouth Tuck MBA Core Curriculum

The new refined curriculum at Dartmouth Tuck began in earnest last summer with the arrival of the Class of 2021. The goal was to improve the core curriculum with more integrated courses and programs to lay a better foundation for future learning. The update began after a multi-year review conducted... Read more »

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