Archives: May 2008

Parsing Harvard MBA Essays

Posted by: Phil Mintz on May 29

MBA consulting firm mbaMission has taken a look at the new slate of essay questions Harvard is asking the class of 2011. (2011!!)...

Ga Ga for Google

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on May 28

A new survey by Universum Communications finds that Google is once again the most coveted company for MBA students, with nearly one out of four listing it among the the...

IESE Program: Jobs and Pre-Admission

Posted by: Phil Mintz on May 27

How about a B-school acceptance, and a job? Sounds like a good deal. IESE in Spain says that's the allure of the Young Talent Program aimed at junior and senior...

No test score? No problem!

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on May 27

It was reported this morning in the Chronicle of Higher Education that Wake Forest University has decided to go 'test optional' when it comes to undergraduate applicants. This means that...

Changes Coming for GRE

Posted by: Phil Mintz on May 23

Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Education reports that the Educational Testing Service is adding a new non-cognitive portion to the Graduate Record Exam, starting in July 2009. The section will...

New Dean Named at Maryland

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on May 22

Today the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business named associate dean and management professor G. “Anand” Anandalignam dean of the B-school, effective July 1....

Big Cities for Business Degrees

Posted by: Phil Mintz on May 20

The Atlanta Council for Higher Education released a study today on the number of degrees awarded in the U.S. 50 largest metropolitan areas. The study lists the overall number of...

Who's On First?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on May 19

Do you ever read the "history" section of b-school web sites? It seems like they engage in some serious hair-splitting so that everybody can be "first" at something--whether it's "first...

Chicago's PowerPoint experiment

Posted by: Alison Damast on May 19

There are a handful of admissions officers in the MBA world who are looking to shake up the business school application process. Rosemaria Martinelli, associate dean for student recruitment at...

Dr. MBA?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on May 19

There was an interesting story in the Albany Times-Union a few weeks ago about how MBA programs are seeing a rise in the number of medical doctors seeking admission. The...

Job Gap In London Grows

Posted by: Phil Mintz on May 16

The New York Times Deal Book blog has a worrisome update on a growing gap between between job applicants and job vacancies in London's financial industry. Seems its not a...

Changes at Harvard?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on May 16

The Harvard Crimson is reporting that the nine graduate schools at Harvard, including the business school, might be changing their calendars. Each one is trying to decide what to do...

Milton Friedman Honored at U. of Chicago

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on May 16

It looks like the University of Chicago is establishing a research center in honor of the contributions made by the granddaddy of 20th century economic thought, Milton Friedman, a long-time...

Do I really need work experience???

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on May 16

Recently I’ve received a few emails from college seniors asking if it’s possible to go straight from undergrad to a top B-school without the “normal” two to five years of...

Psssst....Wanna Know Your Teacher's Salary?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on May 15

Quick...what kind of salary do business profs pull down? I believe the technical term is "a bundle." According to AACSB, full professors in accounting, marketing, and management information systems make...

No Recession for MBAs?

Posted by: Phil Mintz on May 15

How's this for a headscratcher? Despite huge layoffs in the financial services industries, more recruiters are planning to hire MBAs this year than a year ago, according to a report...

What You Think Is Important...Isn't

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on May 14

That's the upshot of some new research by Gregg Schoenfeld. Schoenfeld surveyed graduate b-school students and the recruiters who love them (or hire them at least) trying to determine what...

Video Killing Classroom Attendance?

Posted by: Phil Mintz on May 13

The Chronicle of Higher Education notes that with the increasing number of class lectures being posted via video, some students might find it easier to skip class and just catch...

The Waiting Game Continues...

Posted by: Jane Porter on May 13

Many b-schools are busy notifying applicants about their third round of admissions decisions this week and those on the waiting list are anxious to see how the waiting game has...

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