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US News Names 10 Most Expensive MBA Programs

By - Aug 20, 09:39 AM   Comments [0]

In addition to its standard business school rankings released annually, US News and World Report occasionally releases a “short list” magnifying individual data points. This week, the news magazine takes a look at the ten most costly private MBA programs in the United States. According to...

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B-Schools Battle for Top Talent

By - Aug 19, 05:47 AM   Comments [0]

Competition among top MBA programs to attract the most brilliant applicants has grown fierce, according to a news piece in Business Because. With tactics ranging from launching online programs, expanding class sizes, increasing scholarship opportunities, overhauling curricula and creating ever more specialized courses, it’s clear the...

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Assess 5 Funding Options to Help Pay for an MBA

By - Aug 18, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com Getting your MBA acceptance letter is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but submitting your deposit for business school is a thrill of a different kind. After you decide where to attend, you’ll only have a few months...

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Indian School of Business Announces New Scholarships

By - Aug 15, 05:53 AM   Comments [0]

The Indian School of Business has introduced 10 merit-based full tuition fee waivers applicable to candidates applying this year to the Post Graduate Program in Management. According to the school, the PGP admissions committee will make the selection of candidates, looking at a combination of academic...

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Indian School of Business 2014-2015 Deadlines, Essay Topics

By - Aug 15, 05:52 AM   Comments [0]

The Indian School of Business has announced the following deadlines and essay questions (found within the online application) as part of the 2014-2015 admissions season. Cycle 1 Deadline: September 15, 2014 Notification: November 15, 2014 Cycle 2 Deadline: November 30, 2014 Notification: February 15, 2015 Essay Questions Essay 1: Innovation or doing things differently...

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London Business School Deadlines, Essays for August 2015 Intake

By - Aug 14, 09:28 AM   Comments [0]

London Business School has posted the four application stages and essay prompts for the upcoming MBA admissions season. Deadlines Stage 1 Deadline: October 3, 2014 Decision Notification: December 11, 2014 Stage 2 Deadline: January 5, 2015 Decision Notification: March 26, 2015 Stage 3 Deadline: February 27, 2015 Decision Notification: May 14, 2015 Stage 4 Deadline: April 17,...

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MOOCs and the Future of Management Education

By - Aug 14, 05:43 AM   Comments [0]

The growing number of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offered at the top business schools is something of a hot button topic these days. Harvard Business School joined the fray this past spring, but rather than using an existing platform such as Coursera to launch...

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5 Ways to Stand Out in a Competitive Job Market

By - Aug 13, 05:43 AM   Comments [0]

Distinguishing yourself from other applicants  is crucial in a competitive, post-MBA job market. Accenture recruiter Katherine LaVelle recently shared with Bloomberg Businessweek some of the characteristics she’s looking for in new hires. It doesn’t matter where you plan on working after b-school; if you’re not...

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Tuesday Tips: 2014 UCLA Anderson Essay Tips

By - Aug 12, 04:36 AM   Comments [0]

Last year UCLA Anderson reduced the required essays to only one, following the trend started by Harvard. UCLA’s essays were previously focused on career goals and last year’s single essay only asked about short- and long-term goals. This year the one required question adds an...

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USC Marshall 2014-2015 MBA Application Deadlines

By - Aug 11, 09:46 AM   Comments [0]

The University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business has announced the Fall 2015 MBA application deadlines. Round 1 Deadline: October 15, 2014 Notification Begins: December 15, 2014 Round 2 Deadline: January 15, 2015 Notification Begins: March 15, 2015 Round 3 Deadline: April 15, 2015 Notification Begins: June 1, 2015 Applications must be submitted by 11:59...

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