P&Q: Winning The $1 Million Hult Prize: The Ultimate Social Enterprise Challenge

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Source: Poets & Quants by John A. Byrne, 10.11.2016. The team was crestfallen. The four students — from the U.S., Kenya, India, and the Democratic Republic of Congo — had just pitched their idea for a social enterprise startup that fell flat. Competing against five other teams at Earlham College, a private liberal arts school in Indiana, the team had …

Financial Times: Application essays: Sell your personal brand

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Source: Financial Times by Laura Melina Loeven, Nanyang Business School, 10.7.2016. When reflecting on my experience of writing application essays I immediately remember struggling to reach the word count. I only applied to one school, but thankfully my writing earned me a place on Nanyang Business School’s MBA programme. Though gambling on only one college gave me several sleepless nights. …

Forbes: Don’t Wait For A Harvard MBA If You Want To Explore Your Career Options

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Source: Forbes by Matt Symonds, Jul 8, 2016 How do you measure the desirability of a business school? One of the best metrics is admission yield, the percent of applicants who choose to enroll in a particular program after having been offered admission. The Harvard Business School does particularly well by this measure, reporting a 91% yield for the MBA …

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 …

Interview with HEC Paris MBA Assoc. Dean Bernard Garrette

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Viv Pundir of Admissions.SG caught up with HEC Paris’ Assoc. Dean of the MBA Program, Prof. Bernard Garrette. The transcript of the interview follows. Viv Pundir: What would you like candidates to know about HEC Paris? Dr. Bernard Garrette: HEC Paris is ranked #1 MBA Program in Europe by The Economist and provides privileged access to a top-notch international faculty, …

HEC Paris Recommendation Questions 2015-2016

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école des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris Full-time MBA program – LOR Prompts Two letters of recommendations are required. How long and in what capacity have you known the candidate? If this is a work related reference, in what position is/was the candidate employed and for how long? What do you consider to be the candidate’s principal strengths / talents? …

HEC Paris Essay Questions 2015-2016

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école des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris Full-time MBA program – Application essays Why are you applying to the HEC MBA Program now? What is the professional objective that will guide your career choice after your MBA, and how will the HEC MBA contribute to the achievement of this objective? (500 words) What do you consider your most significant life …

New York Times: M.B.A. Programs That Get You Where You Want to Go

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Source: The New York Times By Duff McDonaldApril 7, 2015 With some 13,000 graduate schools of business across the globe, the M.B.A. degree has clearly become a commodity. Even among elite schools, courses and case studies are pretty much water from the same well (i.e., finance, operations, marketing, accounting). So how do you choose? By using the rankings? Which ones? The Economist’s? …

THE: The Schools That Make CEOs

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Source: Times Higher Education by David Matthews September 5, 2013 In most global university league tables, the UK comes a comfortable second, having more institutions in the elite lists than any country except the US. But in a new index that ranks universities by how many degrees they have awarded to the chief executives of the world’s biggest companies, UK …

Financial Times: How to get promoted

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Source: Financial Times by Ian Wylie, October 25, 2010. Even in the depths of a recession, an executive MBA raises salaries by an average of almost 10 per cent, according to a survey by the Executive MBA Council. The poll of 3,348 students from 112 programmes calculated students’ average salary at the start of their EMBA as $125,029 – which …