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Last Updated Jun 16, 2015 by

Georgetown McDonough’s Shari Hubert Points to Subtle Changes in New Application

Refreshed following a two-day staff retreat, the head of admissions at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business took time this morning to share with Clear Admit her advice to prospective candidates on how to approach the school’s application for the Class of 2018. Though its essay question remains unchanged from... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 11, 2015 by

NYU Stern Head of Admissions Offers Advice on Essays Posted Today

Just after New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business posted its essay questions for the 2015-16 admissions cycle this morning, Assistant Dean of MBA Admissions Isser Gallogly got on the phone with Clear Admit to share some advice on what the school is looking for in prospective applicants’ responses.... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 10, 2015 by

McCombs Director of MBA Admissions Weighs in on Essays, Application Changes

The McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin earlier this week posted its essay questions for the 2015-16 application season. Though the prompts remain largely the same as last year, McCombs Director of MBA Admissions Rodrigo Malta had several interesting tidbits of news to share yesterday in... Read more »

Last Updated May 27, 2015 by

Columbia Business School Admissions Director Provides Insight into 2015-16 Essays

Columbia Business School (CBS) kicked off the application cycle for the Class of 2018, sending its application live in late April, before any other leading business school. Though this year’s essay questions aren’t hugely different from last year’s, the school’s admissions director took time to share her perspective on the... Read more »

Last Updated May 22, 2015 by

Ross Admissions Director Provides Insight into New Essay Questions

The admissions director at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business weighed in on the school’s new application essay questions—announced this week—in an exchange of emails with Clear Admit. Read on to learn what she had to say. On Wednesday, Ross Admissions Director Soojin Kwon posted the school’s new essay questions... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 6, 2014 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Dana Brown of Saïd Business School at Oxford University

Dana Brown recently assumed the role of MBA director at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. In this position, Brown has overseen the review of the MBA program and implemented new elements to help “ensure that Oxford MBAs – as future leaders – have the skills, knowledge and personal qualities needed... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 13, 2014 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Grace Kim of the USC Marshall School of Business

Grace Kim is senior associate director of MBA admissions at the University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business. She was generous enough to make time recently to answer our questions about the admissions process at Marshall, and we thank her! In the interview that follows, Kim shares new... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 9, 2014 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Maryellen Lamb of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School

Maryellen Lamb was named deputy vice dean of Wharton MBA Career Management, Admissions and Financial Aid last fall, and she tells us that she absolutely loves the role. “I have a great job because I get to see both the comings and goings. I see Wharton students from when they... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 6, 2014 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Itziar de Ros of IESE

Itziar de Ros has been leading the charge since 2011 as MBA admissions director and president of the MBA Admissions Committee at IESE in Barcelona, Spain. She is responsible for global marketing, student selection and administration of scholarships for the IESE MBA class of 280 students. No stranger to the... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 25, 2014 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Isser Gallogly of New York University’s Stern School of Business

Isser Gallogly, assistant dean of MBA admissions at New York University’s Stern School of Business, understands the MBA and its potential for changing people’s lives first hand. “I am on my third career,” he told us in an interview. He worked in banking after college and then returned to business... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 11, 2014 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Rupesh Bisht of the Indian School of Business

Moving right along in our Q&A Series, we turn this week to India, specifically the Indian School of Business (ISB). With campuses in Hyderabad and Mohali, ISB features an accelerated one-year Post Graduate Program (PGP) in Management, as well as a PGP for Senior Executives, a Fellow Program, a Management... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 8, 2014 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Kurt Ahlm of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Kurt Ahlm is a 12-year veteran of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business admissions office, and he has been at the helm for the past four years. During that time, he has helped welcome a new dean, Dean Sunil Kumar, and seen the school continue its international expansion.... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 25, 2014 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Alex Lawrence of the UCLA Anderson School of Management

~ A CLEAR ADMIT EXCLUSIVE ~ Alex Lawrence, an alumnus of the UCLA Anderson School of Management (MBA ’99), took the helm as assistant dean and director of MBA admissions and financial aid in August 2012. Lawrence, who replaced interim director Rob Weiler, knows the school intimately. Five years after... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 21, 2014 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Conrad Chua of Cambridge’s Judge Business School

Conrad Chua met an alumnus of Cambridge University’s Judge Business School while working in business development and was soon sold on the school’s values and ethos. In 2009, he became head of MBA recruitment and admissions. Chua, a native of Singapore, worked in the public sector there for 10 years,... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 18, 2014 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Rodrigo Malta of the University of Texas’s McCombs School of Business

Rodrigo Malta, a native of Brazil, moved to the United States for high school and college and ultimately graduated from the McCombs School of Business full-time MBA program in 2007. While a student at McCombs, he was highly involved in admissions activities, and after graduation he remained in Austin, accepting... Read more »

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