Transparent MBA: Industry Guide: Healthcare

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Source: Transparent MBA If you’re an MBA student recruiting for jobs in healthcare, chances are you’re interested in one of the largest – and most complex – industries in the world. The opportunity to tackle huge problems – an aging population, rising drug and procedure costs, and a constantly-changing scientific landscape – attracts many a newly-minted MBA to the field. …

Transparent MBA: MBA Industry Guide: Real Estate

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Source: Transparent MBA Real Estate When is comes to the hottest industries for MBA graduates, real estate tends to fall lower on the list. Despite opportunity in the field, schools such as Northwestern and Columbia report that only between 2% and 4% of MBA graduates enter the industry. The flipside of these low involvement numbers means that many involved are …

Transparent MBA: MBA Industry Guide: Startups

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Source: Transparent MBA This year more and more MBA grads are “sticking it to the man” and choosing startup firms over industry giants. While consulting jobs still attract many MBAs each year, the number of students with an interest in entrepreneurship is on the rise. Harvard reports that demand for entrepreneurship-related offerings increases by 20%-30% every year. Additionally, programs such …

Transparent MBA: MBA Industry Guide: Venture Capital

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Source: Transparent MBA Have you considered private equity or investment banking, but worry it won’t “scratch your entrepreneurial itch”? If you aren’t ready to start your own company just yet, working in venture capital may be the perfect way to combine your interests. While private equity or investment banking works with established and large firms, venture capital allows you to …

Transparent MBA: MBA Industry Guide: Investment Management & Hedge Funds

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Source: Transparent MBA Investment Management + Mutual & Hedge Funds There are few industries as glamorized as investment management. TV shows and movies portray cutthroat competition, moral grey-zones, and the chance at fortune. While the salary for MBA graduates entering investment management positions can be quite high, these positions aren’t all about hot shot personalities and monetary success. Our 250,000+ …

Transparent MBA: MBA Industry Guide: Investment Banking

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Source: Transparent MBA Investment banking has long been a coveted industry for emerging MBAs, but are the tides changing for these financial institutions? As interest in technology increases, MBA interest in investment banking is declining. The percent of MBA’s entering investment banking from schools such as Harvard and London Business School declined by nearly half between 2007 and 2013. Psychology …

Transparent MBA: MBA Industry Guide: Consulting

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Source: Transparent MBA Consulting is a consistently one of the hottest industries for MBAs. Each year over 1 in three students from top schools such as Columbia, MIT, INSEAD, and Northwestern accept positions in consulting. This is an industry of a few firms dominating the MBA hiring scene – for example, the big three (McKinsey / Bain / Boston Consulting …

Transparent MBA: How much more could you make with an MBA?

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Source: Transparent MBA An analysis of career switching, compensation increases, and more. If you’re thinking of a full-time MBA, chances are you’re looking to switch careers. If you’re like most people, that is – because an incredible 87% of all MBA students report switching careers by changing either their job function or industry. Even more incredible, 7 of 10 MBAs …

Financial Times: MBA kicks British sportsman into US big league

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Source: Financial Times by Jonathan Moules, 11.28.2016. A former professional footballer from the UK now promotes soccer in America Jake Edwards soaks up the cool ocean breeze drifting through the window of the president’s office at the United Soccer League headquarters in Tampa, Florida. “It’s another day in paradise,” he coos. It is a long way from the muddy pitches …

P&Q: Singapore among top 3 countries for highest GMAT scores

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Source: Poets & Quants by John A. Byrne, 11.25.2016. If the Guinness Book of Records tracked GMAT scores around the world, which country could lay claim to the highest average scores? Believe it or not, Bermuda is the country that beat the GMAT. For the latest 2016 testing year, ended June 30th, Bermuda test takers averaged 639, a remarkable 142-point …

What Warren Buffett Tells MBA Students

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Source: University of Maryland by David Kass, 11.20.2016. Warren Buffett’s Meeting with University of Maryland MBA/MS Students – November 18, 2016 (Notes primarily taken by Professor David Kass, Department of Finance, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. Additional notes taken by Beija Fu, Yanting Ma, and Shiyue Wu were also included.) Warren Buffett (WB) (age 86) met …

New York Times: 650 Harvard Business School Women Assail Stephen Bannon

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Source: The New York Times 11.18.2016. To the Editor: Hatred for women — hatred for anyone — has no place in the White House. We are female graduates and current students of Harvard Business School. We represent a wide range of religions, ethnicities and professions. We are daughters, sisters and mothers; native-born Americans and immigrants; Republicans and Democrats. While we …

P&Q: Most & Least Popular MBA Specializations

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Source: Poets & Quants by Jeff Schmitt, 11.10.2016. Men are from Mars and women are from Venus. That may be true for relationships. When it comes to where men and women specialize in business school, they may increasingly be following the same orbit — with a few notable exceptions. That was one insight from a new report from Ready4, a …