For the first time since BusinessWeek started ranking MBA programs 27 years ago, Harvard Business School has been ranked number 1 by the influential ranking published today. HBS rose seven spots to grab the top spot. The ranking shuffle is the result of a methodology change, which the publication says “now focuses on what most… Read more about Harvard Business School finally ranks #1
Source: The Wall Street Journal by Lindsay Gellman Sep 30, 2015 Business-school admissions officers are staying busy. The number of applicants seeking admission to M.B.A. programs grew at 57% of schools world-wide offering full-time, two-year programs, according to the latest data from the Graduate Management Admission Council, which tracks business-school data. And, after years in… Read more about Wall Street Journal: Why More People Want an M.B.A.
Emory University – Goizueta Business School Full-time MBA program – LOR Prompts Two letters of recommendations are required. How long have you known the applicant and in what capacity? What characteristics or attributes best describe the applicant? In what area is the applicant most exceptional? In what area does the applicant need the most improvement?… Read more about Emory Recommendation Questions 2015-2016
Emory University – Goizueta Business School Full-time MBA program – Application essays Define your short-term post-MBA career goals. How are your professional strengths, past experience and personal attributes aligned with these goals? (300 word limit) The business school is named for Roberto C. Goizueta, former Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, who led the… Read more about Emory Essay Questions 2015-2016
Source: Poets & Quants by John A. Byrne Jul 12, 2015 Surely, you’ve heard this one: “How many consultants does it take to change a light bulb?” One answer: “We don’t know. They never seem to get past the feasibility study.” Or there is this one: “Three. One to change the bulb, one to document… Read more about P&Q: Consulting: Why So Many MBAs Do It
Source: BBC By Andrew Eder, 2 March 2015. Times are good at the Wisconsin School of Business. [pullquote cite=”” type=”right”]It’s going to be a (graduating) students’ market for the next 15-plus years.[/pullquote] In a positive sign for its newly minted graduates, job postings so far in 2015 are up 36% from the year before. What’s… Read more about BBC: Newly minted MBA? It’s the best job market in years
Source: The New York Times By Samantha Stainburn Aug. 1, 2014 Streamline, accelerate, graduate. Educators have been scurrying to figure out how to cut short just about every field of professional study, be it law, medicine or business. Graduate business programs were first truncated in Europe in the late 1950s, half a century after the… Read more about New York Times: Time Management – One-Year M.B.A.s
Source: Bloomberg by Francesca Di Meglio July 11, 2012. The admissions interview is the business school’s opportunity to meet potential students face to face and go beyond the pages of their applications. “We are looking for qualities that you can’t necessarily assess on paper, such as communication skills, poise, charisma, and the right fit for… Read more about Bloomberg: MBA Admissions Interviews Gone Bad – Really Bad