Posts Tagged ‘us news’

Move From Family Business to B-School

By - Jun 3, 05:08 AM   Comments [0]

Applicants who have worked in a family business sometimes worry that their professional profile won’t measure up when compared with other MBA hopefuls with more traditional employment paths. Nothing could be further from the truth. Every year, top schools accept students who will go back to...

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US News Specialized Rankings

By - Mar 24, 08:59 AM   Comments [0]

In addition to its ranking of the top American MBA programs, US News also published rankings along different specialization categories. Here are the top 5 in the main categories: Accounting 1- Texas 2- Wharton 3- University of Illinois 4- Chicago Booth 5- Michigan Ross Entrepreneurship 1- Babson 2- Stanford 3- MIT Sloan 4-5- Harvard, Wharton Finance 1- Wharton 2-...

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Highlight Extracurriculars in Your MBA Application

By - Aug 27, 14:36 PM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA blog on U.S.News.com Many MBA applicants fear they don’t have enough or the right type of extracurricular activities and community service to impress b-school admissions committees. Business schools do not assess candidates’ extracurricular activities based on a...

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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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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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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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UPenn Wharton vs. Columbia vs. NYU Stern, new US News rankings – GMAT Club

By - Feb 5, 16:37 PM   Comments [0]

Wharton, Columbia and NYU Stern (full fellowship) – which one is the best? Read more. New grad school rankings from US News are yet to be released. Read a discussion.

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