Bloomberg: The High Cost of Networking at Business School

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Source: Bloomberg Business by Sarah Grant Nov 18, 2015 For Victor Eng, a former Goldman Sachs investment banker in his first year at Columbia Business School, it was demoralizing to see his bank account diminish three months into the school year. “There’s something psychologically negative about it,” he said. But, he added, spending more than his budget allows is a …

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, …

Rice Recommendation Questions 2015-2016

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Rice University – Jones Graduate School of Business Full-time MBA program – LOR Prompts Only ONE letter is required. Two are required if your referees don’t include your current supervisor. How long and in what capacity have you known the applicant? What are the applicant’s special talents or strengths? In what area(s) does the applicant have noticeable opportunity for growth …

Rice Essay Questions 2015-2016

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Rice University – Jones Graduate School of Business Full-time MBA program – Application essays Describe your short-term and long-term goals, and how the MBA will help you to achieve those goals. Include in your discussion: Why is now the appropriate time to pursue an MBA and why are you interest interested in obtaining a Rice MBA? Choose one of the …