Categories: Getting In

Pushing Free Online Learning in a New Direction

Posted by: Alison Damast on February 27

Business professors from several top universities in the U.S. are among a dozen instructors participating in one of the online education market's latest experiments, a new website called the...

ForumWatch: The Dreaded Third Round

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 22

People often wonder about the timing of their business school applications. While the admissions committees always say that there are slots open for applicants in every round of the process,...

Wharton and NFL Launch Program for Teen Athletes

Posted by: Alison Damast on February 17

In the last few years, a growing number of business schools have designed executive education programs with the goal of helping former professional athletes transition to the business world. Undoubtedly,...

B-School Applicants Getting Younger, Pickier

Posted by: Alison Damast on February 14

Business school applicants taking the Graduate Management Admission Test today are younger than their counterparts five years ago, and are increasingly turning their sights to graduate masters programs in...

UCLA MBA Applicants Rejected for Plagiarism Totals 52

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 02

The number of MBA applicants at UCLA's Anderson School of Management that have been rejected because of plagiarism has grown exponentially, with 40 more rejected in the second round of...

UCLA MBA Applicants Rejected for Plagiarism

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 01

A dozen MBA applicants at UCLA's Anderson School of Management have been rejected after the school discovered plagiarism in their admissions essays--including a passage lifted from businessweek.com. As the Los...

ForumWatch: How Important is Essay Word Count?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on January 23

Business school applications revolve around the story one tells in the admissions essays. Applicants spend a long time carefully crafting their words and explaining why they should win a seat...

Kelley Receives $33 Million from Lilly Endowment

Posted by: Alison Damast on January 11

Indiana University's Kelley School of Business has received a $33 million grant from the Lilly Endowment that the school says will transform the school's undergraduate program. The school plans to...

ForumWatch: Books to Aid in Admissions

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on January 10

There are many places to go for help when applying to business schools. One of the quickest and easiest sources of admissions advice - not to mention most affordable -...

ForumWatch: Accepted or Rejected?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on December 23

Now is the time that many participants in the Bloomberg Businessweek Business School Forums are discussing whether they have been accepted, rejected, or waitlisted at top business schools. Those who...

ForumWatch: Practical Application Advice

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on November 23

MBA applicants would rather not bother admissions committees with logistical questions about deadlines, extensions, or directions to campus. They try to save more probing questions for the schools. They also...

ForumWatch: Researching B-Schools

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on November 11

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...

ForumWatch: The MBA Admissions Interview

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on November 04

It's the time of year that MBA applicants are receiving invitations for admissions interviews at top business schools. This is a stress-inducing time for many. And to calm their nerves...

ForumWatch: B-School Admissions' Waiting Game

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 27

Waiting to find out if you got into your dream business school can be distracting. To deal with the business school admissions waiting game - not to mention to keep...

ForumWatch: Ethics and Recommendation Letters

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 16

The business school application is top of mind with participants on the Bloomberg Businessweek Business School Forums. And one of the subjects they often discuss is the recommendation letter. Admissions...

MBA Applications Down

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 13

You wouldn't know it from looking at MBA programs at schools such as Stanford, where selectivity is typically in the single digits, but this year may have been one of...

ForumWatch: MBA Students Offer Application Advice

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 09

Applicants to MBA programs are always looking for current students to answer their questions about the application process, life on campus, and the internship and job hunt. Often, they have...

How to Address a Layoff in an Interview

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on September 06

MBA program admissions committees and MBA recruiters have come to expect their fair share of candidates who have experienced layoffs in recent years. A layoff is not a deal breaker,...

ForumWatch: The Search for an EMBA Program

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on September 02

Full-time MBA programs require a one or two year commitment and prevent students from working and earning a salary. They also tend to attract those who range in age from...

India's MBA Ranking Shakeup

Posted by: Alison Damast on August 30

It comes as no surprise that the majority of India's top management schools are the government-run Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). But which of the elite IIMs is the best?...

MBA Advice: What I Wish I'd Known

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on August 16

Thousands of new MBA students are about to start class, and thousands more are beginning the B-school application process. With that in mind, Bloomberg Businessweek asked its social media fans...

ForumWatch: Government Consulting Meets MBA

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 09

Many MBA applicants come to the Bloomberg Businessweek Business School Forum wondering if they will make the cut. Often, they specifically ask if their pre-MBA careers will be up to...

Texan Twitters His Way to Free MBA

Posted by: Alison Damast on August 04

About a month ago, we wrote about the University of Iowa's Tippie School of Management's effort to use social media tool Twitter to attract applicants, through a pilot program they...

GMAT: How Low is Too Low for Top B-Schools?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 03

When it comes to GMAT scores it's the high scores that get all the press--but what about the merely average, or even the well below-average? What about the guy who...

ForumWatch: Which GMAT Test Prep Course is Best?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on July 15

Recently, Bloomberg Businessweek asked participants of the Business Schools Forum to identify their preferred GMAT test prep courses. In tandem with this request, we also featured a story looking at...

Which College Scores Best on the GMAT?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on July 12

A few weeks ago we were discussing the correlation between undergraduate institution and GMAT scores. We knew which B-schools boast the highest scoring MBA students (Stanford, Yale). What we didn't...

ForumWatch: U.S. Or U.K.?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on July 08

Yachting2015, a Bloomberg Businessweek Business Schools Forum user, recently asked people to weigh in on which Executive MBA programs in the United Kingdom would help him move there from the...

Scrap the B-School Admissions Essay

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on July 05

B-school admissions is a process fraught with problems. With the stakes for applicants higher than ever, plagiarism is a growing problem and the widespread use of consultants to polish essays...

The $37,000 Tweet

Posted by: Alison Damast on June 30

Aspiring B-schoolers, it's time to get your tweet on. The University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business (Tippie Full-Time MBA Profile) announced a new twist to the business school application...

MBA Admissions Directors Tackle Plagiarism

Posted by: Alison Damast on June 15

Business schools are making it a priority to combat plagiarism in admissions essays, following an incident last year when a Penn State admissions officer discovered dozens of MBA applicants who...

ForumWatch: Are You Too Old To Get An MBA?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on June 10

One of the age-old questions in the Bloomberg Businessweek Business Schools Forums is how old is too old for an MBA program? Recently, forum participant Zone explained that he or...

Maximizing GMAT Scores: The Early Testing Strategy

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on May 17

Wisdom is supposed to come with age, but calculus, trigonometry, the ability to balance a checkbook...these things don't. In fact, the fall-off in math skills after college is about as...

ForumWatch: Do PhDs Need MBAs?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on April 06

Recently, Deena12, a participant in the Business Schools Forum posed the question: Do PhDs need MBAs to enhance their careers? With a PhD in engineering and a $100,000 annual salary,...

For MBA Applicants, Economy Doesn't Matter

Posted by: Alison Damast on March 08

The vast majority of prospective business school students said they plan to attend business school, regardless of economic conditions, according to a new survey from the Graduate Management Admission Council...

Taking the GRE? Now May Be Better Than Later

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 04

The new and improved Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is on its way, and for those who are taking the test either in addition to or as an alternative to the...

More B-Schools Accepting GRE

Posted by: Alison Damast on December 02

It's been well over a year since many top business schools started allowing applicants to submit the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for admissions, and the number of schools joining this...

Poets & Quants: Wharton Interview Questions Leaked

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on November 22

The new web site Poets & Quants is reporting that the questions asked during the Wharton admissions interviews have been leaked to consultants, who use them to give clients an...

GMAC Unveils Sample Questions For New GMAT

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on November 03

Anybody who will be taking the GMAT in the near future might want to sit up and pay attention to this. As many of you already know, the Graduate Management...

Helicopter Parents on the Rise at B-Schools

Posted by: Alison Damast on October 14

The parents of the millennial generation making their way through business school just can't seem to stay away...from the admissions office. A new study from Veritas Prep, a Graduate Management...

GMAC Hosts Virtual MBA Fair This Fall

Posted by: Alison Damast on October 12

The online college fair trend has taken off in the last few years, with hundreds of schools sending their admissions officers to virtual career fairs. Now, business schools are joining...

MBA Admissions Consultants vs. Business Schools

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 17

There's an interesting story today on the b-school web site Poets & Quants (started by former Bloomberg Businessweek editor John Byrne) about the increasingly cozy relationship between for-hire admissions consultants...

Veritas Prep Gets "Inside the Minds of MBA Applicants"

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on September 09

What do you think the biggest motivator among MBA aspirants is for applying to B-school? If you guessed a salary boost, you'd be wrong. According to a recent survey conducted...

MBA Application Numbers Reach "Turning Point"

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on August 25

A study released today by the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) confirms the MBA application "sputter" that was first reported by Bloomberg Businessweek on August 12. According to GMAC's annual...

Wharton MBA Program Links Admissions and Career Services

Posted by: Alison Damast on July 26

In a sharp reversal of traditional university administrator roles, the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School has tapped J.J. Cutler to run both the school's MBA admissions and Financial Aid and...

Fiske Picks: Ten Undergrad Business Programs That Should Be On Your Radar

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on July 22

For more than two decades, Edward Fiske has authored the guide to colleges that bears his name, and The Fiske Guide to Colleges has long included information on undergraduate business...

Salaries Strong for Recent Business Grads

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on July 06

Finding a job for recent college graduates is getting easier, according to the 2010 Sales Compensation Survey of College Graduates and Interns. Of the more than 80 organizations polled, 70...

Positive Hiring Stats for Accounting, Finance Undergrads

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on July 01

Starting salaries continue to fall for college graduates in many of the top hiring fields. But there's a nugget of good news for business undergrads: accounting and finance students are...

GMAT Prep for the iPhone, BlackBerry

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on June 23

With summer now in full-swing, it's time for next year's crop of b-school applicants to seriously start thinking about the GMAT. In the past, that meant buying a few bulky...

Boston University School of Management Gets a New Dean

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on June 22

Boston University's School of Management (BU Full-Time MBA profile) is the latest b-school to turn to the corporate world for a leader. The school announced today that Kenneth W. Freeman,...

Penn State Checking MBA Application Essays for Plagiarism

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 21

Back in January, I wrote a blog post about a new service that checks application essays for signs of plagiarism by running them through a huge database of previously submitted...

Few MBA Applicants Submitting GRE Scores

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on June 10

It's been widely reported that more top business schools are accepting the GRE exam in place of the GMAT for admission into their full-time MBA programs. The list includes Harvard...

Weird MBA Admissions Interview Questions

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on April 14

The good folks at Veritas Prep, the GMAT test prep outfit and admissions consultant, posted a blog item yesterday called the Top Ten Weirdest MBA Admissions Interview Questions that was...

Why Are You on the Waitlist?

Posted by: Francesca Di Meglio on April 05

'Tis the season for business schools to make decisions about whether to admit, reject, or waitlist applicants. Being put on the waitlist is the equivalent of MBA purgatory. You just...

Turnitin Begins Crackdown on Plagiarism in Admissions Essays

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on January 20

For a long time, b-school applicants have had it good. Submit an MBA application to Harvard, and who's going to know if you send the same one to Wharton? And...

Indian and South Korean Enrollment Sinks at U.S. Grad Schools

Posted by: Alison Damast on November 10

This summer, U.S. graduate schools’ admissions offers to prospective international students plummeted, leaving many educators worried that international enrollment would be less than robust on campus this fall. Their fears...

Delayed Jack Welch Online MBA to Start in January

Posted by: Alison Damast on October 27

Here’s some good news for students planning on signing up for the Jack Welch Management Institute, a new online MBA program: Jack is back. The former General Electric CEO’s plans...

Chicago Booth Part-Time MBAs Get Their 15 Minutes...On Video

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 12

By Adam Fusfeld We’ve already reported B-schools using social media in the classroom . Now the University of Chicago Booth School of Business is taking it a step further –...

MBA Has Gone To The Dogs

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on September 24

Yet another distinguished young scholar recently entered the workforce with an MBA in hand, ready to face the dismal employment landscape like so many of his fellow grads. Chester Ludlow,...

MBA Applications Again On The Rise

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on September 23

According to the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), applications at 66% of full-time MBA programs have risen over last yer. GMAC president and CEO Dave Wilson views this as proof...

GMAC Takes a Stand on B-Schools and the GRE

Posted by: Alison Damast on September 11

It looks like the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is no longer content to sit on the sidelines as more and more business schools announce plans to accept the Graduate...

Kaplan Survey Indicates Not All B-Schools Ready to Accept GRE

Posted by: Alison Damast on September 02

After the recent announcements by the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, the NYU Stern School of Business and other top-tier business schools that they would soon allow students to submit...

NYU Stern Plans to Accept the GRE for Admissions

Posted by: Alison Damast on August 18

NYU Stern School of Business is joining the swelling ranks of business schools accepting the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) for admissions. Students applying to Stern's full-time and part-time MBA programs...

Ross School Offers New Weekend Option for Part-time Students

Posted by: Alison Damast on August 04

In recent years, business schools have been looking for better ways to accommodate the harried schedules of their part-time students, many who juggle families and full-time jobs. Early morning, evening...

Recession Driving Applicants to Business School?

Posted by: Francesca Di Meglio on June 23

By Francesca Di Meglio Things aren’t always as they seem, according to a recent survey of prospective business school applicants. Fewer people seem to be heading back to business school...

MBA Applications: Is the Party Over?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on May 26

By Anne Vander Mey For the last few years, the world couldn’t get enough of the MBA. Since 2005, the number of times the GMAT was administered has increased by...

Waitlist Strategies for the Etiquette Impaired

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on May 18

By Anne VanderMey It’s too early to say whether it will be a good or a bad year for waitlisted MBA applicants, though it’s probably safe to conclude that it...

It's Not too Late to Apply to B-School

Posted by: Alison Damast on May 04

If you thought the window for applying to an MBA program has passed, think again. Penn State’s Smeal College of Business has added a new June 1st deadline for MBA...

Fuqua to Offer One Year Master's in Business Program

Posted by: Alison Damast on March 26

Prospective students hesitant about shelling out $100,000 or more for a two-year MBA may be intrigued by a new program announced this week by Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business....

Five Schools That Will Help You Get to the White House

Posted by: Alison Damast on January 14

Here’s a quick trivia question for politically-minded students: Which school has produced the most alumni who have made it into the Cabinet? If you’re dying to know the answer to...

Harvard Business Schools Admissions Advice

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on December 19

We don't normally have a chance to present any advice from Harvard Business School admissions staff about getting into the MBA program since they've declined our invitations to take part...

Kellogg "Glitch" Results in 50 Disappointed Applicants

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on December 18

About 50 applicants to Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management must have thought they received an early Christmas present when they received an email recently informing them that they had...

Russian B-School Begins Admissions

Posted by: Phil Mintz on December 01

By Alysa Teichman Russia's Skolkovo business school – a project being backed by some of the country's top businessmen – has begun taking applications for its first fulltime MBA class....

So Long (Paper) Viewbook

Posted by: Phil Mintz on October 30

Talk about serendipity. Going through this morning's snail mail, I opened a heavy envelope containing the 112-page 2007 annual report of a philanthropy, which will remain unnamed. Color pictures. Heavy...

Applicants Resorting to Sabotage?

Posted by: Phil Mintz on October 23

According the Chicago Tribune, some applicants to top schools are apparently not above trying to sabotage the chances of rivals by sending damaging information or links to questionable entries on...

Is Now the Time for an MBA?

Posted by: Phil Mintz on October 10

The conventional wisdom is that a recession is a good time to get an MBA, because by the time graduation comes around, the job market will be in recovery mode....

Answering the MBA Application's "Why Now" Question

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 01

Paul Bodine, a senior editor at Accepted.com, a web site that helps MBA applicants (and others) get a foot in the door, has an interesting post today about an application...

An Admissions Consultant's Thoughts

Posted by: Phil Mintz on September 25

Business school admissions consultant Stacy Blackman e-mailed us the following thoughts on the financial crisis and its impact on business school: * This is similar to the dot com bust...

Monster branches out into college admissions market

Posted by: Alison Damast on September 24

Monster is dipping its toes in the lucrative college admissions market with the launch of new admissions Web site, www.admissions.com. The site is aimed at prospective college students and is...

Thunderbird's New Address

Posted by: Phil Mintz on September 03

Thunderbird School of Global Management, which adopted a new name a last year to stress its international emphasis, has extended its branding efforts to the school's street address. The location...

Prose from the Pros

Posted by: Phil Mintz on August 13

For those planning or thinking of applying to b-school, it’s getting down to crunch time, both in terms of time and finances. Since the application fee for a single school...

MBA Application Tip: Answer the Diversity Question

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 13

If the essay portion of your MBA application includes a diversity question, you should answer it--if you can make the case that your background and experiences are sufficiently unique that...

New Twist on UCLA Essay Questions

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 11

This year, UCLA Anderson School is adding two new essay questions and in an unusual twist it's pleading with with applicants to be susinct--one of the new questions is limited...

MBA Tour Kicks Off Next Month

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 07

If you're thinking about business school, pack your bags. The MBA Tour is planning one-day events in eight U.S. cities next month where prospective MBA students can meet with admissions...

The Results of My Self-Assesment Test and Why Knowing Your Personality Type Can Help You

Posted by: Francesca Di Meglio on August 01

Think self-assessment tests are just for aspiring MBAs? Well, this reporter, who has never even thought about going to business school, decided to try her hand at a personality test...

New application deadline for Ross

Posted by: Alison Damast on July 21

Students applying to University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business during the first application cycle this fall will have to get their applications together sooner than expected. The school announced...

Kellogg: More Than You Wanted To Know

Posted by: Phil Mintz on July 17

If you really want to know everything there is to know about Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management, we've got the just the book for you. To mark Kellogg's 100th anniversary,...

GMAT Cheating Scandal....GMAC to Answer Questions

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on July 17

As everybody knows by now, the publisher of the GMAT, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), has shut down the Scoretop.com test prep Web site and is trying to determine...

New Online Resource for Business School Applicants

Posted by: Francesca Di Meglio on July 16

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), an accrediting body, recently launched BestBizSchools.com, a new online resource for applicants to business school. Featuring information on undergraduate, masters, and...

Wharton Posts Essay Questions

Posted by: Phil Mintz on July 09

While some MBA programs are being creative with their essay questions, Wharton has posted its essays for class of 2011 applicants on its admissions blog and, for first-time applicants, they...

Weak Dollar Draws More Foreign MBA Applicants

Posted by: Francesca Di Meglio on July 02

The weak U.S. dollar might be a good thing for business schools, especially those who are seeking more international students. The MBA Tour, a group that organizes top business programs...

3 Bucks for Brendan

Posted by: Alison Damast on July 02

Those looking for a creative way to finance their B-School education need look no further than Brendan Baker’s Web site, 3 Bucks For Brendan. The 28-year-old has come up with...

GMAT Scandal Claims First Casualty

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on July 01

This morning, I managed to contact David Wilson, the president and CEO of GMAC, and I thought I'd share with everyone some of his thoughts. First, the explosive news: GMAC...

GMAT Cheating Scandal: Answers from GMAC

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 30

The long-awaited GMAC FAQ, answering questions about the ongoing GMAT cheating scandal, just arrived. It addresses many of the questions that have been raised on this blog, in our MBA...

Italian Business School Teaches in English

Posted by: Francesca Di Meglio on June 27

Scuola di Direzione Aziendale Bocconi, among the top business schools in Europe and considered the best in Italy, is turning to an all-English format for its MBA program. Dean Alberto...

Darden "will brook absolutely no cheating."

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 26

In his blog, Darden Dean Robert Bruner--who happens to be a member of the GMAC board--takes a tough stand against cheating. The post is a little short on details. He...

GMAT Cheating Scandal, Part II

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 26

Folks, I just received a copy of the complaint GMAC filed against the Scoretop web site and I'm posting a link here for all to see. According to the complaint,...

New Head of Admissions at Thunderbird

Posted by: Francesca Di Meglio on June 26

Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Ariz. recently announced the appointment of Jay Bryant as head of admissions. Bryant will replace Judy Johnson, who served at Thunderbird for 18...

The MBA Parent Trap

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on June 25

As we reported a little more than a year ago, helicopter parents are cementing their positions in their child’s MBA search. According to graduate school admissions officers who attended the...

GMAT Cheating Scandal Unfolds

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 23

Folks, we just posted an important story on the business school channel about an effort by GMAC to identify prospective MBA students who may have used the Scoretop web site...

Chicago GSB Admissions Chat

Posted by: Phil Mintz on June 23

Chicago's Graduate School of Business has scheduled an online chat with prospective students on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 9:00 a.m CDT. You can get more infomation on their chat...

New Aspen Institute Book

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 23

The Aspen Institute, which ranks MBA programs for their commitment to teaching and researching socially and environmentally responsible business practices, is publishing a guidebook to its top MBA programs. "The...

Best MBA Program in the Land....Cornell

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 20

I never thought I'd see a ranking where Wharton is NOT in the top 3, but an economist at Vanderbilt University's b-school has created just that. Mike Shor took the...

University of Chicago puts spotlight on marketing

Posted by: Alison Damast on June 12

The marketing program at the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business has stood for years in the shadow of the school's more well-known finance program. Administrators at the school...

Does Your Undergraduate B-School Matter?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 11

Peter von Loesecke, the CEO of The MBA Tour, answers that question with an emphatic yes, especially for MBA applicants with little work experience: Some students have asked us whether...

Conventional MBA Wisdom

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 09

If past is prologue, then there are probably a lot of people out there who are giving serious consideration to applying to MBA programs in the fall right now, for...

What Reapplicants Should Know

Posted by: Jane Porter on June 05

Facing one round of admissions rejections can be tough and picking up and starting from scratch is a challenge. What to do differently the second time around? How much of...

Blue MBA

Posted by: Alison Damast on June 04

Environmentalists with business leanings will soon have a degree program tailored to their dual passions. The University of Rhode Island (URI) will be launching the nation's first climate science MBA...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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