How Business Schools Have Failed Business

By - Apr 24, 12:13 PM   Comments [0]

Business school deans and educational thought leaders are doing a lot of soul-searching concerning the role and culpability of graduate business schools in the economic downturn. Dean Robert Bruner of Darden on April 5 wrote on Twitter "Controversy over the role of B-schools in the crisis. Did...

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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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Thank You Thursday Winner

By - Apr 9, 10:26 AM   Comments [0]

Tweet! It's Thursday again and time for our next winner!Thank YouThursday Liz Short 19 followers • from West Virginia, US Congratulations on winning your choice of Admissions Ebooks! We want to thank our Twitter followers. Twice a month, we randomly pick one of our followers as...

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Special Report: Applying to B-School in Times of Crisis

By - Apr 6, 08:25 AM   Comments [0]

Since September the Accepted Admissions Almanac has posted frequently about the impact of the financial crisis on MBA admissions, hiring, and financial aid. We have collected these posts in a free special report Applying to Business School in Times of Crisis. You will find in the...

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Crystal Ball Gazing on April Fool’s Day

By - Apr 1, 12:00 PM   Comments [0]

I have decided to make April 1, known as April Fool's Day in the United States,  the day I go public with my predictions for the next application season. If I'm wrong, it will be my April Fool's Day post. If I'm right, I can...

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Thank You Thursday!

By - Mar 26, 09:20 AM   Comments [0]

Tweet! It is with great pleasure that we announce our first Thank You Thursday winner! "WorldTutorExch" Congratulations on winning your choice of Admissions Ebooks! As mentioned earlier this week, we'd like to thank our Twitter followers. So twice a month, we will randomly pick one of...

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Princeton Review MCAT Discount

By - Mar 14, 11:47 AM   Comments [0]

Princeton Review Discount on MCAT for GMAT Club members: Enroll with Princeton Review MCAT class and get $100 discount. You must enter a coupon discount code when you register for your MCAT Class. To Enroll, search for an MCAT class here. This offer is available only for GMAT...

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New Job Prospects for MBA Grads

By - Mar 12, 10:11 AM   Comments [0]

In "New Horizons for MBAs", the Financial Times, reports that many MBA students are looking outside of traditional "MBA jobs" for work. Due to the current recession, job opportunities in financial services and investment banks are far more limited and MBAs are looking to use their...

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