Harvard Business School finally ranks #1

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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 people hope to get after …

Wall Street Journal: Why More People Want an M.B.A.

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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 which international students drove growth, …

Emory Recommendation Questions 2015-2016

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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? How well do you feel …

Emory Essay Questions 2015-2016

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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 organization for 16 years, extending …

BBC: Newly minted MBA? It’s the best job market in years

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Source: BBC By Andrew Eder, 2 March 2015. Times are good at the Wisconsin School of Business. In a positive sign for its newly minted graduates, job postings so far in 2015 are up 36% from the year before. What’s more, the Madison, Wisconsin-based university hosted more than 300 companies during a career fair in December, where recruiters competed for …

New York Times: Time Management – One-Year M.B.A.s

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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 two-year degree was introduced by …

Bloomberg: MBA Admissions Interviews Gone Bad – Really Bad

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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 the school,” writes Dawna Clarke, …