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Trivia Tuesday: Scheduling the Academic Year at Chicago, Kellogg, MIT Sloan, Stanford, Tuck, and Wharton

It’s time again for Trivia Tuesday, our weekly examination of the policies and programs that influence the student experience at the leading business schools. This week we turn our attention to an important yet often overlooked feature of MBA programs: the academic calendar. Though not a factor most applicants take... Read more »

Chicago Booth MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 2 / Alumnus / Off-campus

I just had my off-campus interview with a recent alumnus. It took place at a local coffee shop and took a little more than an hour in all. It seems he was supposed to take roughly 30 for the interview and 15 minutes for answering my questions about the program... Read more »

Clear Admit Career Services Director Q&A: UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Amy Wittmayer

Our Career Services Director Q&A Series this week takes us to the southern United States, where we connected with Amy Wittmayer, the newly minted director of the MBA Career Management Center (CMC) at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. Just a few months into the job, Wittmayer was... Read more »

Berkeley / Haas MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / Adcom / Off-Campus

The interview was with someone who currently works at Haas and was on the east coast for a few days. He was friendly though in truth we didn’t have a lot in common. There weren’t any questions out of left-field. Here’s what I remember: Walk me briefly through your resume... Read more »

Harvard Business School Faculty Votes for Enhancements to MBA Program

The Harvard Business School (HBS) faculty voted last week in favor of two changes to the MBA program, according to a letter sent yesterday to newly admitted MBA students from Dean Nitin Nohria and Senior Associate Dean Youngme Moon. The first is the creation of a new required experiential leadership... Read more »

Admissions Tip: Choosing Between Schools

With the majority of schools having released their Round One decisions, many successful applicants will soon be facing the enviable – but often agonizing – decision of choosing between programs. Though we know that those of you in this position will already be juggling an overwhelming amount of information about... Read more »

GMAT Tip: Exponent Manipulation – Tough questions, basic approaches

Today’s GMAT tip comes from Kaplan. In this article, Kaplan GMAT instructor Bret Ruber explains how to tackle tricky quantitative problems involving exponents: Exponents questions are common among advanced quantitative problems and generally fall into two categories, both of which involve a variable in the exponent. First are problems that... Read more »

Cambridge’s Judge Business School Launches New Entrepreneurship Diploma Program

The Judge Business School at Cambridge University has launched a one-year part-time entrepreneurship diploma program, to debut in September 2011, the Financial Times reports. Program participants will spend three weeks on the Judge campus over the course of the year and complete an addition 10 hours of online learning each... Read more »

Fridays From the Frontline

Welcome to Fridays From the Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly blog feature covering the experiences of b-school applicant and student bloggers. This week aspirants were finding new ways to fill their time while students prepared for the recruitment season. Ellipser sought motivation in his post-submission life. MBA Dreamz recounted his weekend... Read more »

Twitter Thursdays: News from MBA Programs

Welcome to another edition of Twitter Thursdays, a weekly column in which we highlight the updates of the top MBA programs on Twitter!  If you’re not following Clear Admit already, be sure to check us out on Twitter for updates, special prizes, admissions tips and breaking news.   We’ve also created a... Read more »

Winners of GMAC Innovation Challenge to Share $260,000 in Prizes

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), owner of the GMAT exam, yesterday announced the winners of its global Ideas to Innovation (i2i) Challenge, part of an initiative to advance business education around the world. Twenty-one winners will share more than $260,000 in prize money for their ideas on how to... Read more »

Campus Chronicles: Entrepreneurship Conferences

Welcome once again to Campus Chronicles! MBA student newspapers have remained quiet due to winter break, so this week we’re examining three schools’ takes on entrepreneurship conferences: In early November, the Harvard Business School Entrepreneurship Club hosted IGNITE 2010, the 8th Annual Entrepreneurship Conference at HBS. The one-day event began... Read more »

GMAT Tip: How to Use Formal Logic on the GMAT Critical Reasoning Section

Today’s GMAT Tip comes from our friends at Knewton.  In this post, they give helpful advice on how to use formal logic on the Critical Reasoning section of the GMAT.  Read on to see what they have to say! GMAT Critical Reasoning questions test your ability to use logic. In... Read more »

Wiki Wednesdays: UT Austin / McCombs Interview

Welcome to another installment of Wiki Wednesdays, in which we highlight interview reports that MBA applicants have recently added to the Clear Admit Wiki.  As Round 2 interview season kicks into gear, we’ve received reports of interviews at schools such as Columbia Business School, Northwestern / Kellogg, and Stanford GSB. ... Read more »

GMAT Volume Reveals That European Business Schools Are Drawing More Applicants

The volume of applicants sending their GMAT scores to European business schools has almost doubled over the past five years, according to trend data from the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), which owns the GMAT exam. Though U.S. schools are still the top destination for aspiring business school students, schools... Read more »

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