All MBA, All News: An MBA Admissions News Round Up

By - May 6, 00:50 AM   Comments [0]

Wharton will host the first official "MBA Peer School Forum," a gathering of top MBA student government leaders. The three-day President Summit will focus on "inter-school cohesion and collaboration" as well as initiatives that will "bring positive impact to business and society." The event will...

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How to Get into Notre Dame Mendoza

By - May 6, 00:46 AM   Comments [0]

U.S. News & World Report has been presenting how-to guides for getting in to top b-schools. In each article, admissions officials answer questions about what you can do to distinguish yourself in your application for their program. Last week, U.S. News published an informative interview with...

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NYU Stern Langone MBA: A Current Student Interview

By - May 5, 00:42 AM   Comments [0] has started a new blog series offering our readers a behind-the-scenes look at selected MBA programs. We hope to offer you a candid picture of student life, and what you should consider as you prepare your application. Here are some excerpts from an interview with...

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Clear Admit Announces BoB Winners!

By - May 5, 00:01 AM   Comments [0]

If you've been anywhere near the MBA blog-o-sphere lately, then you've probably encountered some of the excitement and anticipation around Clear Admit's annual Best of Blogging Competition. Each and every MBA applicant and student blogger brings wisdom, experience, and sometimes even heartbreak to the MBA forum....

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Kellogg’s New Dean: What Does She Mean (for You)?

By - May 3, 04:49 AM   Comments [0]

As discussed in an earlier Almanac post, Kellogg School of Management has a new dean, Sally Blount, who had served as Dean of NYU’s undergrad program and Vice Dean of the university’s Stern School of Business. This is good news for Kellogg on multiple levels—Blount...

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Startling Pay-Gap Research

By - May 2, 11:55 AM   Comments [0]

Here's yet another reason why women aren't lining up for MBAs: According to the Harvard Business Review, women make about $4,600 less per year than men do post-MBA. Apparently the pay gap is widening, even after making adjustments for giving birth and aspiring towards goals...

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News Flash!! Essays That Stick This Wednesday

By - Apr 29, 05:04 AM   Comments [0]

Since last week's presentation of "Essays that Stick" for the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants did not have enough room for all who wanted to attend, I decided to offer this thought-provoking webinar again for those who missed the previous event for whatever reason...

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Asian GMAT Stats Overview

By - Apr 29, 04:50 AM   Comments [0]

GMAC (the Graduate Management Admission Council) released a press release this week about the incredible jump in GMAT volume in Asia over the last five years. Below you'll find a summary of GMAC's recent statistics: 265,613 – The number of total GMAT exams taken globally in...

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More Students Head to Mom and Pop For Jobs

By - Apr 28, 10:52 AM   Comments [0]

With the job market as bad as it is, that family business is starting to look more and more appealing to many undergraduate business school students and graduates, reports a BusinessWeek article last week entitled "Family Inc.: The New B-School Job Choice." Many undergraduate business students...

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Latin American Universities Embrace Globalized Education

By - Apr 28, 10:50 AM   Comments [0]

Top universities in Latin America—concentrated mainly in Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil—have poured an increasingly large amount of government funds into sending students abroad to complete graduate degrees and on improving the educational standards at home, reports a Chronicle article titled "Latin America Hopes...

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