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Feb 21, 2017

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Grads Praise MBA for Helping Land Jobs, Increase Pay, Expand Horizons

In a survey this past fall of 1,000 business school graduates from the Class of 2016, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), which owns and administers the GMAT, found that the vast majority is highly satisfied with the decision to seek an MBA. For starters, more than one in four graduates surveyed... Read more »

Feb 16, 2017

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Are LBS MBA Grads Falling Out of Love With Finance?

London Business School (LBS) MBA graduates are seeing higher salaries and increased hiring rates, but their love of the finance industry seems to be waning. According to the 2016 London Business School employment report, MBA grads are heading into the financial sector at the lowest rate in five years. Now, to be... Read more »

Feb 15, 2017

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MBA Admissions Mashup: Harvard’s IFCs & Interning at Amex

Every Wednesday, we share a roundup of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. This week we take a look at an internship experience at American Express, opportunities to practice newly learned skills in the field and three reasons why applying to business school is... Read more »

Feb 9, 2017

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Where McCombs MBAs Are Snagging Jobs

Many students pursue an MBA with one goal—to improve their career opportunities. Whether you’re leveraging an MBA to transition into a different industry or to move up within your current company, it’s important to get a return on your academic (and financial) investment. So, how do you know if a... Read more »

Feb 8, 2017

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UCLA Anderson and the Entertainment Industry: Two Peas in a Pod

Los Angeles is often called the “Creative Capital of the World” – fitting, with every six residents of the city working in a creative industry. In fact, there are more artists, writers, filmmakers, actors, dancers, and musicians living and working in L.A. than in any other city at any time... Read more »

Feb 7, 2017

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Columbia West Coast Treks: Bigger, Better Than Ever in 20th Year

MBA students are back on the Morningside Heights campus of Columbia Business School (CBS), shuttling to and from class, gathering to work on group projects and heavily involved in student clubs—much as they were in the first term. But close to 100 of those students have an expanded perspective of West... Read more »

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    Grads Praise MBA for Helping Land Jobs, Increase Pay, Expand Horizons

    In a survey this past fall of 1,000 business school graduates from the Class of 2016, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), which owns and administers the GMAT, found that the vast majori

    Are LBS MBA Grads Falling Out of Love With Finance?

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