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MBA Interview Formats: Morphing and Multiplying

By - Oct 15, 13:13 PM   Comments [0]

Welcome to the brave new world of MBA interviews! What just a few years ago was a straightforward one-on-one, in-person talk now has morphed into a kaleidoscope of forms and mediums. I’m writing a series of blog posts to look at each interview format and give...

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MIT Sloan Launches New Healthcare Certificate Program

By - Oct 14, 12:24 PM   Comments [0]

MIT Sloan’s MBA program will now offer students a Healthcare Certificate, giving all MIT students who are passionate about healthcare and health management an opportunity to participate in innovative research and healthcare related educational activities. After completing the certificate program, students will be prepared for careers...

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How to Choose X Number of Essay Questions to Answer from Y Number of Choices

By - Oct 14, 09:50 AM   Comments [0]

If you face multiple essay questions on an application, how are you going to choose which one(s) you should answer and which one(s) you should skip? (Note: Fewer schools are offering multiple-question options though it’s good to know how to approach this issue if you’re...

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Top 20 MBA Programs in 2013

By - Oct 13, 12:54 PM   Comments [0]

Here are the 20 best MBA programs in the U.S. for 2013 according to Forbes: SCHOOL AND RANK PRE-MBA SALARY 2012 SALARY 1. Stanford GSB $80,000 $221,000 2. Chicago Booth $76,000 $200,000 3. Harvard Business School $80,000 $205,000 4. UPenn Wharton $80,000 $205,000 5. Northwestern Kellogg $73,000 $176,000 6. Dartmouth Tuck $72,000 $189,000 7. Columbia Business School $74,000 $192,000 8. Duke Fuqua $63,000 $152,000 9. Cornell Johnson $59,000 $155,000 10. Michigan Ross $61,000 $153,000 11....

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INSEAD Appoints Ilian Mihov New Dean

By - Oct 13, 12:38 PM   Comments [0]

Big news at INSEAD! The top European business school just appointed Ilian Mihov, an INSEAD economics professor, as dean. Mihov will be the first new dean appointed from “the inside” in more than 12 years and the first dean ever to carry out his deanship...

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Cornell Introduces New Joint Program With Israel’s Technion

By - Oct 10, 13:39 PM   Comments [0]

Cornell Innovation Institute at Cornell Tech and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology are introducing a new joint program: an M.S. in Information Systems with a specialization in Connective Media. Students will receive degrees from both institutions. According to the Cornell Tech website, the program will meet...

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Are B-Schools Targeting Older Applicants?

By - Oct 7, 06:04 AM   Comments [0]

Is there such thing as being too young or old for an MBA? In case you missed it, Bloomberg Businessweek ran an interesting article a few weeks ago called the Graying of Harvard Business School which pointed out some of the stats of the...

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Wharton to Wall Street: A Thing of the Past?

By - Oct 6, 08:39 AM   Comments [0]

You’ve probably read the Wall Street Journal article, “What’s Wrong With Wharton?” that suggests that Wharton has “lost its luster.” I’d like to share my thoughts on that, but first, here’s a recap of the article: The article starts with some stats – first and...

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Wharton MBA Admissions Director, Ankur Kumar, Resigns

By - Oct 3, 07:32 AM   Comments [0]

Ankur Kumar, Wharton's MBA Admissions Director since 2009, has announced that she will leave Wharton as of Friday according to The Wall Street Journal. Dean Roberts informed students that Maryellen Lamb, the school's former careers director who recently became deputy vice dean for M.B.A. admissions, financial...

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Darden’s Dean On the Value of International MBA Students

By - Oct 3, 05:03 AM   Comments [0]

Against a backdrop of public debate on immigration, and assertions that international students are taking away places on college campuses that should go to American-born students, Dean Robert Bruner of the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business explains in a recent blog post why...

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