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Last Updated Jul 16, 2020 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Rebekah Lewin of the University of Rochester, Simon Business School

We continue our Admissions Director Q&A series with Rebekah Lewin, Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at the University of Rochester, Simon Business School.  She has more than 20 years of experience working in undergraduate and graduate admissions, financial aid and student experience roles, primarily within the University of... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 14, 2020 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Shari Hubert of the Duke Fuqua School of Business

Diversity and inclusion stand out in the thorough Duke MBA admissions process.  Here to tell us all about it in our ongoing Admissions Director Q&A series is Shari Hubert, Associate Dean of Admissions at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.  Hubert is responsible for overseeing recruitment and admissions for Fuqua’s Daytime... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 13, 2020 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Rebecca Mallen-Churchill of ASU Carey

In this edition of our Admissions Director Q&A, the Director of Graduate Student Recruitment, Rebecca Mallen-Churchill, joins us to discuss the W.P. Carey School of Business at the Arizona State University (ASU). ASU is located just outside of Phoenix, AZ, and the W.P. Carey MBA program boasts executive connections and an... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 9, 2020 by

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

The Anderson School of Management at UCLA boasts diverse career placement, but stands out for its strengths in marketing and technology. MBA students also enjoy a tight knit community—class size hovers around 360—amid the larger setting of Los Angeles.  Here to discuss additional features of the leading MBA program is... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 7, 2020 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Donna Swinford of Chicago Booth School of Business

In addition to being one of the Best Business Schools for Finance, the Chicago Booth School of Business also stands out for its culture of curiosity and a teaching style called The Chicago Approach.  The educational philosophy of The Chicago Approach is about critical thinking—by understanding fundamental scientific disciplines, the... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 6, 2020 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Margaret O’Neill of Cambridge Judge Business School

“Collaboration is a buzz word that is often used, but at Cambridge we live and breathe it,” says Margaret O’Neill, Head of MBA Marketing, Admissions and Careers at Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS). O’Neill has oversight of the whole MBA journey, from the moment candidates first engage with the school,... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 1, 2020 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Lisa Rios of NYU Stern School of Business

Lisa Rios, the Executive Director of MBA Admissions at NYU Stern, joins us in this Admissions Director Q&A to cover the hallmarks of the Manhattan-based MBA program. A member of the admissions team since 2008, Rios works with the Full-time MBA programs. Prior to Stern, she worked in industry at... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 29, 2020 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Blair Mannix of the Wharton School

We continue our Admissions Director Q&A series with Blair Mannix, the Director of Admissions of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in Philadelphia.  In addition to rigorous quantitative training, Wharton MBA students enjoy an intimate learning environment due to the Learning Team and cohort structure. Students spend their first year... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 25, 2020 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Chad Losee of Harvard Business School

When it comes to community, Harvard Business School’s Chad Losee, current Managing Director of MBA Admissions and HBS MBA ’13, can attest: Business school classmates transcend campus relations and become lifelong friends. As we all continue to adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic, Losee cites the support of his HBS sectionmates... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 23, 2020 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Lihao Ji of CEIBS

MBA admissions directors from around the world will be discussing their programs, the admissions process, essays, interviews and more in our annual Admissions Director Q&As.  We are excited to kick off the 2020-2021 series with insights from Lihao (Steven) Ji, the assistant director of the MBA Marketing, Admissions & Financial Aid... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 17, 2020 by

Episode 81: Admissions Director Q&A with Columbia Business School’s Michael Robinson

Special guest Michael Robinson, Director of MBA Admissions at Columbia Business School (CBS), joins us for a podcast episode that will cover everything you want to know about the leading MBA program. Robinson was an entrepreneur, running a music publicity firm, prior to becoming a member of the CBS MBA Class... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 25, 2019 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Chad Losee of Harvard Business School

Before you submit your Harvard Business School application, you’ll want to read our Admissions Director Q&A with Chad Losee, the Managing Director of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid.  He walks us through the life of admissions, new and exciting developments at Harvard, the interview process and more. Losee applied to... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 26, 2019 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Anna Farrus of IMD

We continue our series of Admissions Director Q&As with the leading business school in Switzerland.  Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, the IMD MBA does not just prepare you for your immediate post-MBA job, but looks at your long-term career.  Two key streams that run throughout the program are... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 19, 2019 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Tino Elgner of IE Business School

IE Business School is centrally located in Madrid’s financial district. Their international appeal and urban environment fosters strong student, faculty and alumni communities. In addition to the school’s one-year, full-time International MBA, IE offers tech, part-time and executive MBA options.  In this edition of Admissions Director Q&A, we hear more... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 12, 2019 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Kelly Wilson of Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business

We continue our Admissions Director Q&A series with the newly STEM-designated Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business.  Hear all about their MBA admissions, the exciting campus scene, life in Pittsburgh and lots more from Kelly R. Wilson, Executive Director of Masters Admissions, below. Clear Admit: Can you tell us... Read more »

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