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How Business Schools Have Failed Business

By - Apr 24, 12:13 PM   Comments [0]

Business school deans and educational thought leaders are doing a lot of soul-searching concerning the role and culpability of graduate business schools in the economic downturn. Dean Robert Bruner of Darden on April 5 wrote on Twitter "Controversy over the role of B-schools in the crisis. Did...

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Twitter Thank You Thursday Winner (#TTYT)

By - Apr 23, 10:51 AM   Comments [0]

Tweet! It's Thursday again and time for our next Thank You Thursday winner! nicoleweltman/ Nicole Weltman 35 followers · from NY, NY · What up 2-1-2. Go Gators. Congratulations on winning your choice of Accepted.com Admissions Ebooks! We want to thank our Twitter followers. Twice a month, we...

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Rankings (Part 5 of 5): 8 Flaws in Rankings

By - Apr 23, 10:43 AM   Comments [0]

How NOT to use the rankings Don’t give them too much importance. Don’t replace research and self-reflection with school ranking to determine where you apply or attend. Using them mindlessly could contribute to an expensive, time-consuming mistake. Blinding yourself to the rankings’ flaws leads to poor decisions....

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US News Grad Rankings Are Out!

By - Apr 23, 10:38 AM   Comments [0]

The US News just released its 2009 Grad School Rankings. I'm going to list the top ten for business school, law school, and medical school (research) and provide links to the ranking methodology for each category. For other graduate specialties, please visit the US News...

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Rankings: Bragging Rights? (Part 4 of 5)

By - Apr 22, 10:22 AM   Comments [0]

Why do graduate schools both brag about their ranking and complain about the rankings? The rankings reverse roles. The schools are being graded, and they don’t like it any more than you do – unless of course you earn that A or that award. Then you...

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Columbia January 2010 Accelerated MBA Program: Essay Tips and Deadlines

By - Apr 22, 10:10 AM   Comments [0]

Columbia's 2010 J-Term Deadlines Columbia will review applications for its accelerated program between April 20, 2009 and October 7, 2009. It promises a response in eight weeks. Columbia's January 2010 Accelerated MBA Essay Questions and Tips (My comments are in red.) The following essay questions are part of the...

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How Should You Use Rankings? (Part 3 of 5)

By - Apr 21, 12:00 PM   Comments [0]

How should you use the rankings? For initial research and data mining. And maybe a little reputation checking if you are lucky enough to receive multiple acceptances. First for that initial research: Let’s say you are looking into the schools you will apply to. You recognize...

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The Rankings (Part 2)

By - Apr 17, 08:00 AM   Comments [0]

The rankings are not… The rankings are not objective measures of educational quality that apply across the board to all students. Nothing fits that bill. Educational quality is highly subjective, and experts debate it endlessly. Moreover, student objectives vary so “quality” differs from student to student. For...

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The Rankings (Part 1)

By - Apr 16, 12:31 PM   Comments [0]

US News is publishing its much-watched, much-maligned annual ranking of graduate programs by April 23. I have developed several posts on rankings, what they are, what they aren't, and how to use them. I will post them over the next several days. Ahh, those rankings. Hated...

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The MBA is a Means to an End

By - Apr 15, 12:00 PM   Comments [1]

Ahembeea, author of the MBA Beckons blog, writes in"Lessons From My Journey," the lessons he has learned while applying to several top business schools and ultimately gaining acceptance to Emory's Goizueta Business School with a full tuition scholarship. Congratulations! Although the entire post is worthwhile, I...

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