ForumWatch: Researching B-Schools

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on November 11, 2011

When people decide they want to pursue an MBA degree, they must begin the long, exciting process of researching all the possibilities. Nowadays, there are so many viable MBA programs that many MBA candidates feel overwhelmed at first. What they seek are Web sites that can help them narrow down their choices, speak with other candidates, and gain a sense of where they might fit in best. From there, they can start looking at the schools’ Web sites and talking to students and alumni. It is knowing which sites to trust and where to begin that can be frustrating.

Recently, a participant on the Bloomberg Businessweek Business School Forums, newmanea05, posed the question about which Web sites are reliable during the research process. The discussion included a few interesting sites with explanations about why these are good places for applicants seeking help. There are probably many others.

If you would like to share your favorite sites for researching business schools or check out the answers thus far, visit the “Best Sites for Research on Programs” discussion thread.

-Francesca Di Meglio

Editor’s Note: This blog post is part of a series about discussions taking place on the Bloomberg Businessweek Business School Forums, where prospective MBA program applicants, current students, and recent alumni trade admissions tips, job-hunting advice, and the occasional barbed comment. We invite you to join these discussions or start one of your own.



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