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 …

Forbes: How To Ace (Or Fail) Your MBA Video Essay

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Source: Forbes by Matt Symonds, September 1, 2016. Smile! You’re on camera — a video camera, now integral to our lives. Video Conferencing applications have gone from nouns to verbs. Most of us Skype, Google Hangout, or FaceTime friends and relatives both near and far. Web conferencing solutions like GoToMeeting and Vydio have become a regular part of our working …

P&Q: Why More Applicants Are Retaking The GMAT

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Source: Poets & Quants by John A. Byrne, August, 09 2016. Hoping to get a better GMAT score, test takers are increasing sitting for the test multiple times. The Graduate Management Admission Council says that 28% of all test takers now take the test at least twice if not more times, up from the historical level of 22% to 24% …

Understanding Power Dynamics Will Make You More Persuasive

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Source: Kellogg Insight Aug 1, 2016 How powerful you feel affects the messages you convey—and the ones you want to hear. Based on the research of David Dubois, Derek D. Rucker and Adam D. Galinsky Persuasion is a fundamental component of communication, whether between brands and consumers, within organizations, or in everyday discussions. So how can you be more persuasive? …

Kellogg Recommendation Questions 2016-2017

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Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management Full-time MBA program – LOR Prompts You must submit two letters of recommendation through the online application. Ideally, one letter should come from a current supervisor or manager. The second should come from someone who can evaluate your professional performance and your managerial/leadership potential (e.g., former supervisor, previous employer, client). How do the …

Kellogg Essay Questions 2016-2017

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Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management Full-time MBA program – Application essays Leadership and teamwork are integral parts of the Kellogg experience. Describe a recent and meaningful time you were a leader. What challenges did you face, and what did you learn? (450 words) Pursuing an MBA is a catalyst for personal and professional growth. How have you grown …

U.S. News: 3 Unconventional Steps to Writing Great MBA Essays

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Source: U.S. News By Stacy Blackman, July 15, 2016. Keeping a journal of inspirational moments can kick-start the process of writing your MBA essays. The essay component is arguably the most important piece of your business school application. After all, a compelling story can help counterbalance weaker aspects of your candidacy. Before you start working on your MBA applications in …

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 …

P&Q: Rotman Reinvents The MBA Internship Model

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Source: Poets & Quants by John A. Byrne June 1, 2016 After a grilling from faculty over a new innovation for MBAs at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, the full-time MBA administrative team left the conference room with glum faces. Jan Mahrt-Smith, academic director of Rotman’s full-time MBA offering, led the presentation on a chlly February day …

Wall Street Journal: What Happened When a Business School Made Tuition Free

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Source: The Wall Street Journal by Lindsay Gellman, April 6, 2016 Applications at Arizona State’s b-school nearly triple as prospective students from as far away as Uganda, Uzbekistan express interest Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business received a lot of global attention after saying it would make its two-year M.B.A. program free starting this fall. It also got …

Wall Street Journal: Coveted Job Title for M.B.A.s: Product Manager

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Source: The Wall Street Journal By Lindsay Gellman, March 2, 2016 Business schools are adding courses and programs to set students on a path to product-management jobs in tech companies So much for buyout titans. The current crop of M.B.A. students has a new dream job: Product manager. More business-school students are setting their sights on tech company product-management roles, …

Financial Times: Silicon Valley goes back to school to manage growth

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Source: Financial Times by Jonathan Moules, February 14, 2016 As tech start-ups turn into big corporations they are hiring MBA graduates as well as dropouts Gdrowing up often means changing your attitudes to how the world works. The mantra of drop out, start up, helped define the revolutionary spirit of companies like Facebook, Apple and Microsoft , whose founders quit …

Financial Times: MBA graduates’ love affair with consultancy endures

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Source Financial Times by Ian Wylie, January 31, 2016 How do the ‘big three’ firms influence elite schools? Google, Facebook and Amazon might grab more of the headlines, but consulting firms are still snapping up the most students at top business schools as they remain the largest recruiters, according to the latest MBA placement statistics. Amid a surge of interest …