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Time is Ticking on MBA ROIs

By - Jan 12, 00:42 AM   Comments [0]

Because of the economic crisis, the increase in b-school tuition, and the decrease of starting salaries post-MBA, business school grads are taking up to one year longer to see a return on their MBA investments than it took their peers from just a few years...

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MBA Recruiting Increases for Some Top Companies

By - Dec 29, 11:42 AM   Comments [0]

A Poets & Quants article highlights the hiring statistics reported by the MBA class of 2010. Here are some highlights from the 2010 employment reports at several top business schools: McKinsey & Co. was the number one recruiter at Wharton, Columbia, Chicago, and MIT, despite the...

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MBA Admissions News Roundup: Improv, Social Media, and More

By - Dec 23, 09:15 AM   Comments [0]

In a Businessweek blog post, "MIT Brings Improv to the MBA Classroom," Alison Damast describes the leadership focused MBA acting class called Improvisational Leadership: In the Moment Leadership Skills. The second-year course integrates creative arts into the more classic business school curriculum, and focuses on...

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MBA Hiring on the Rise on Wall Street

By - Dec 17, 06:29 AM   Comments [0]

Banks and brokerages on Wall Street have increased their MBA hiring, reports a Fins.com article from last week. Maryellen Reilly Lamb, senior associate director of MBA career management of Wharton, explains, "Two years ago, I couldn't get a bank to take our calls, last year they...

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MBA Recruiting Expected to Pick Up in 2011

By - Dec 16, 06:25 AM   Comments [0]

An optimistic article in the International Business Times, "2011 is going to be a strong year for MBA recruiting," discusses the hopeful future of the MBA job market in the coming year. "The economy may not have come out of the downturn entirely," says Rebecca Joffrey,...

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MBA Admissions News Round Up

By - Dec 8, 10:30 AM   Comments [0]

Businessweek recently published an interview with INSEAD's dean-to-be, Dipak Jain, former dean of Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management. The Q&A reveals insights into who Jain is, why he chose this top European b-school as his next post, and what he plans to contribute to the...

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Interview with Peter Johnson London Business School Masters in Finance

By - Dec 8, 10:26 AM   Comments [0]

During my recent visit to London, I spent the morning at London Business School. I have several posts worth of thoughts and material This is the first in a series of post stemming from my recent visit to London Business School. During my visit I...

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The State of the 2010 MBA Job Market

By - Nov 18, 12:50 PM   Comments [0]

Almost 90% of MBAs from the class of 2010 were employed after graduation, compared to 84% from the year before, reports a GMAC press release on the 2010 job scene. The press release also points out that these post-recession graduates are "faring better than their...

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How to Earn an A+ on Your Career Goals Essay

By - Nov 18, 09:31 AM   Comments [0]

by Tyler Cormney, MBA Prep School, Chief Executive & Founder There is a common misconception that we want to clear up – and that is that an acceptance letter to a top tier business school is all about what you’ve achieved so far. An acceptance letter...

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Are MBA Students Narcissistic?

By - Nov 17, 09:45 AM   Comments [0]

According to a Financial Times article, the answer is a resounding, "Yes." In "The narcissistic world of the MBA student," Jeffrey Pfeffer, author of Power: Why Some People Have it and Other's Don't, elaborates on the reasons why MBA students show "a remarkable sense of...

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