B-School Class of 2010 More Confident, Job-Wise, than Class of 2009, Despite Fewer Jobs

By - Jun 8, 11:49 AM   Comments [0]

According to the Global Management Education Graduate Survey, graduate optimism is particularly impressive, especially since only 40% of full-time MBA students had job offers prior to graduation this year, down from last year's 50%. For part-time students, the percent of pre-graduation job offers was at...

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Words of Wisdom to Graduating MBAs

By - Jun 7, 10:28 AM   Comments [0]

Celebration and cheer are in the air as b-school students flip their tassels, get their long awaited diplomas, reflect on their past two years, and contemplate what the future holds. According to a recent Bloomberg Businessweek article, "Goodbye B-School, Hello World," expectations are high for...

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UCLA Anderson 2011 MBA Application Questions, Tips.

By - Jun 4, 02:35 AM   Comments [0]

UCLA Anderson 2011 MBA Essay Questions My comments are in red: GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS: Please be introspective and authentic in your responses. Content is more important than style of delivery. We value the opportunity to learn about your life experiences, aspirations, and goals First-time applicants -- 2 required essays:...

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Demonstrating Professional Growth in a Flat Organization

By - Jun 3, 02:18 AM   Comments [0]

A recent response to my blog post on assessing your profile as prelude to selecting schools posed an important question: if you work in a flat organization, how do you demonstrate advancement and growth?  After all, your progress will be compared to that of other...

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MBAs Make it Big in Vegas, Behind-the-Scenes

By - May 30, 10:27 AM   Comments [0]

Harrah's, and other big Las Vegas casinos, are recruiting new MBAs to work behind-the-scenes to improve their businesses, reports a Bloomberg Businessweek article entitled "Viva Las Vegas: MBAs Catch the Gaming Bug." With extensive knowledge and experience in marketing, refinancing, human resources, and management, these...

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B-Schools News: More Expensive Programs Yield Higher Paid Grads

By - May 26, 23:14 PM   Comments [0]

According to new Bloomberg Businessweek research, graduates from top business schools (which are also the most expensive programs) earn more straight out of school and down the road than do grads from lower ranked, less expensive schools. And they don't just make a little more…but...

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New MBAs Offer Mixed Reviews on Job Market

By - May 17, 10:56 AM   Comments [0]

A Wall Street Journal article, "State of the Job Market for M.B.A.s," explores the ups and downs of the post-recession job search and how recent MBA grads are coping. While graduates from top business schools like Wharton or Northwestern Kellogg are seeing a positive pick up...

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INSEAD: A Current MBA Student Interview

By - May 14, 03:28 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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GMAC Releases Global Management Education Graduate Survey Results

By - May 11, 12:51 PM   Comments [0]

Every year the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) releases the findings from its MBA student survey, the Global Management Education Graduate Survey, which is taken by MBA students in the last few months of b-school. The survey assesses student opinions on their educational experiences, the...

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GMAC Releases Results from 2010 Corporate Recruiters Survey

By - May 11, 12:09 PM   Comments [0]

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) surveyed 2,367 employers about their experiences in recruiting and hiring business school graduates from top b-schools around the world. The goal of this annual survey is three-fold: to examine current employment conditions, to assess hiring trends and the market...

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