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Jan 18, 2018

20 Cities Make Amazon HQ2 Shortlist—What It Could Mean for MBA Students

When Amazon announced plans to construct a second headquarters, 238 North American cities began tripping over themselves to court the e-commerce behemoth, pulling out all the stops in hopes of advancing to the next round of consideration. New York City’s mayoral office lit up the Empire State building with Amazon’s glowing orange... Read more »

Jan 18, 2018

145,000 Reasons to Consider Making Your Post-MBA Career with Visa Inc.

The race for superiority in the global electronic payments market is a heated one. Every major credit card company has pulled out all the stops to persuade consumers to embrace digital transactions as their primary payment method—and they are going to need all the help they can get. It’s one... Read more »

Jan 16, 2018

DecisionWire Spotlight: Undecided about London Business School or Michigan / Ross with Scholarships

In this week’s MBA DecisionWire Spotlight, which highlights MBA candidates’ choices as shared in Clear Admit’s DecisionWire, we round up responses to a candidate considering Michigan / Ross or London Business School for tech with scholarship funding. The candidate laid out the options in the initial post: Initial responses honed in on the candidate’s atypical location:... Read more »

Jan 15, 2018

Why Tesla Wants MBAs—Despite What Elon Musk Might Say

Tesla, Inc. founder Elon Musk, a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, once pessimistically said, “As much as possible, avoid hiring MBAs. MBA programs don’t teach people how to create companies … our position is that we hire someone in spite of an MBA, not because of one.” While... Read more »

Jan 15, 2018

Carnegie Tepper Launches New MS in Business Analytics

In response to workforce demand for employees with more analytical skills and business knowledge, the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University has launched a new online Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) degree. The goal of its distinctive curriculum is to help fill the 2.7 million job openings... Read more »

Jan 12, 2018

FinTech Company Developed by an Oxford Saïd MBA Disrupts Banking in Brazil

Approximately 42 percent of Brazil’s population doesn’t have access to basic banking services. One of the main reasons behind this lack of access: violence. Violence disrupts capitalism, and for people living in favelas—low-income slums in Brazil—it keeps them from trusting in the country’s financial system and using a bank. That’s... Read more »

Jan 10, 2018

Are Tech Giants in Trouble in 2018? Why One LBS Prof Thinks They Could Be

Last year, tech giants such as Google, Amazon, and Facebook already started facing new regulations and pushback from government officials. For example, last November, the State of Missouri launched an investigation into Google to see if it had violated antitrust and consumer protection laws. Julian Birkinshaw, a professor of strategy... Read more »

Jan 4, 2018

The Biggest Earners at Intuit? MBAs, of Course

Since 1983, Intuit Inc.—the Mountain View, CA software company that spearheaded the creation of products like TurboTax, Quickbooks, and Mint—has effectively changed the way the average person manages their money. And with more and more MBAs shedding their finance industry aspirations for roles in tech, a job with one of the most well-regarded tech... Read more »

Dec 30, 2017

Hidden Gems for Top Tech MBAs: Schools You Shouldn’t Overlook

As promised follow-up to our piece earlier this fall on top business schools for technology, today we’ll examine an additional handful of schools that are similarly training MBA students for success in the burgeoning tech sector. Though they are sending a smaller percentage of their graduates to work at leading... Read more »

Dec 26, 2017

Career Services Director Q&A: Stanford GSB’s Maeve Richard

Earlier this month, Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) released its 2017 MBA Employment Report, revealing record-breaking salaries for the third consecutive year. The school’s most recent crop of graduates boasts average and median base compensation of $144,455 and $140,000 respectively—both up about $4,000 over last year’s all-time highs. (Incidentally,... Read more »

Dec 19, 2017

Not Just for Finding Jobs: For More and More MBAs, LinkedIn Is the Job

Since its 2003 launch, LinkedIn has been shaping the way people find jobs, becoming the most extensive professional social network on the planet. With more than 530 million users, it is clear how the platform could pair job seekers with a multitude of career prospects. LinkedIn was just voted Company of... Read more »

Dec 13, 2017

Can Stanford MBA Grads’ Pay Climb Any Higher?

Wondering what kind of pay day you can expect if you are among the select 6 percent of applicants who gain admission to Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB)? Are you sitting down? Perhaps you should be, because the school’s 2017 employment report—released today—reveals record-breaking salaries for the third year... Read more »

Dec 13, 2017

Georgetown McDonough Offers New FinTech Elective

Starting in spring 2018, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will offer a new elective course focused on fintech and blockchain. Specifically, FINC 258 will go into depth about how these technologies are disrupting financial systems and impacting business. The course has been designed to help students develop an understanding... Read more »

Dec 11, 2017

MIT Sloan Launches New Business Analytics Certificate

To better prepare students for careers in data science and business analytics, the MIT Sloan School of Management last month announced the launch of its new Business Analytics Certificate. The certificate program comes in response to growing demand from employers and students for more rigorous academic content focused on data science.... Read more »

Dec 5, 2017

Columbia Business School Announces New M.S. in Business Analytics Degree

Columbia Business School (CBS), together with Columbia Engineering, yesterday announced a new full-time Master of Science in Business Analytics degree. Distinct from CBS’s MBA degree, the new program features a three-semester curriculum and is really geared toward students who want to learn the modeling techniques and data science tools that help... Read more »

Dec 5, 2017

Top Tuck 2017 Employment Stat Takeaways: Salaries Up, Tech Growing, West Beckons

Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business today became the latest leading business school to share details from its Class of 2017 MBA Employment Report, revealing an all-time high average first-year base salary and signing bonus of $158,194. To get there, the mean base salary climbed to $127,986 from last year’s $123,934,... Read more »

Nov 28, 2017

Latest Kellogg Employment Statistics Reveal Rising Interest in Tech

A record one in four—25 percent—of graduates from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management Class of 2017 headed off into jobs in the technology field, according to the school’s most recent employment report, released earlier this month. That’s up from 22 percent last year and just 15 percent the year before... Read more »

Nov 16, 2017

Beyond Business School: How a Chicago Booth MBA Helped Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Once a ferocious beast in the kingdom of tech with massive product launches and antitrust sagas, it could be argued that Microsoft has spent the first two decades of the 21st century in search of solid ground. The Steve Balmer era, which focused on “devices and services,” brought us the Xbox,... Read more »

Nov 14, 2017

Best Business Schools to Jumpstart Your Career in Tech—or Advance It

We’ve all heard about the time Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg—who holds an MBA from Harvard Business School—went on record in a Quora forum saying that while she got great value from her experience, MBAs aren’t necessary at Facebook she doesn’t think they are important for working in the tech industry.... Read more »

Nov 7, 2017

What’s Facebook Looking for in MBA Hires?

These days, it seems like everyone and their mother is on Facebook—no, really, your mom sent me a friend request last week. Your family vacation looked like a blast! As more and more people subscribe to the undisputed king of social media, Facebook seems to hire more and more MBAs... Read more »

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MBA LiveWire

Accepted to London Business School via phone.
GPA: 2.86. GMAT: 710. New York.
Accepted to U. Chicago Booth via phone.
GMAT: 660. India.
Rejected at NYU Stern via portal.
GPA: 3.9. India.
Accepted to London Business School via phone.
GPA: 3.6. London.
Accepted to London Business School via phone.
GPA: 4.0. Korea.

MBA DecisionWire

CBS
Enrolled: Columbia
Admitted: Columbia
GMAT: 740 GPA: 8.4
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
CBS
Enrolled: Columbia
Admitted: Columbia
GMAT: 740 GPA: 3.4
Post-MBA Career: Other
Ric
Enrolled: Rice / Jones
Admitted: Rice / Jones
GPA: 3.7
Post-MBA Career: Investment Banking
CBS
Enrolled: Columbia
Admitted: Columbia
GMAT: 740 GPA: 3.73
Post-MBA Career: Private Equity
Haa
Enrolled: Berkeley / Haas
Admitted: Berkeley / Haas, None
GMAT: 722
Post-MBA Career: Consulting

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