MBA Admissions News Roundup: New Test Prep, NYU Stern Application Tips, and New B-School Rankings for Consulting

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  • Test prep companies have a busy season ahead of them; test prep traffic is bound to increase as future b-school applicants scramble to prepare for the Next Generation GMAT, reports a Businessweek article, "GMAT Test Prep: Changes on the Way." The new GMAT, which will launch in 2012, will include a new integrated reasoning section in which test takers must analyze data and draw conclusions using multiple data sources. This BW article highlights some of the changes top test prep courses plan to make in the next years in response to the GMAT's new section.
  • Applicants planning on applying to NYU Stern should check out Businessweek's latest Admissions Q&A on NYU with Anika Davis Pratt, Stern's assistant dean for MBA admissions and financial aid. Wondering if you're a fit with NYU's prestigious program? According to Pratt, this is what they're looking for: "While our academic program is certainly rigorous, and we certainly seek students who are bright and accomplished, intellectually curious, and who will excel in the classroom, we also place a very high value on emotional intelligence and strong interpersonal skills. We attract students who are forward-thinking and student who really want to have an impact right away." Check out BW's article for tips that could help you improve your chances of getting into NYU Stern. (Or contact us -- we could help you with that too!)
  • A new Poets & Quants article, "In Consulting, Which B-School is No. 1?," John Bryne lists the top b-schools for consulting, in general and in individual cities, based on a new survey by Here are the results (see his article for his commentary -- he doesn't completely agree with Vault's methodology):

Top 10 Schools for Consulting:

  1. Northwestern Kellogg
  2. Harvard Business School
  3. Chicago Booth
  4. Wharton
  5. Michigan Ross
  6. Columbia
  7. Duke Fuqua
  8. MIT Sloan
  9. Stanford
  10. NYU Stern

Top 3 B-Schools for Consulting in New York

  1. HBS
  2. Columbia
  3. NYU Stern

Top 3 B-Schools for Consulting in Boston

  1. HBS
  2. MIT Sloan
  3. Dartmouth Tuck

Top 3 B-Schools for Consulting in Washington, D.C.

  1. UVA Darden
  2. Wharton
  3. Northwestern Kellogg

Top 3 B-Schools for Consulting in Atlanta

  1. Emory Goizueta
  2. HBS
  3. Duke Fuqua

Top 3 B-Schools for Consulting in Silicon Valley

  1. UC Berkeley Haas
  2. MIT Sloan
  3. Michigan Ross

Note the role of geography in determining top schools in specific regions. Something to keep in mind if you know where you want to live.

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