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 …

Financial Times: A cheap way of hiring MBA graduates

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Source: Financial Times by Adam Jones, April 10, 2016 New research suggests that an alumni link can sweeten a low offer MBA students are adept at putting a value on long-term cash flows. New research suggests this mentality is also present in their evaluation of job offers — particularly if an alumnus of their business school is doing the recruiting. …

U.S. News: Go Global as an MBA Student

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Source: U.S. News By Arlene Weintraub, March 23, 2016. Business schools are adding a range of options to help students gain experience in international markets. The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business is one of the multitude of business schools that have focused on broadening students’ horizons over the last couple of years. Some schools simply add a quick …

Financial Times: University of the People offers MBA with no tuition charge

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Source: Financial Times by Gonzalo Viña, March 15th, 2016. Online programme requires only assessment fees with a total cost of $2,400 In a world of rising tuition fees and mounting student debt, California’s University of the People has started offering an ultra low-cost MBA, it said on Tuesday. The online programme — open to 100 applicants in its first term …

Financial Times: Business schools build on real estate boom

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Source: Financial Times by Anna Nicolaou Jan 10, 2016 As MBAs ‘flee banking’, programmes that focus on property are becoming more popular When David Gleitman finished university in 2009, he, like many young finance graduates, wanted a flashy job in investment banking. But the industry was collapsing just as he scoured his home town of Munich, in Germany, for work. …

Fortune: The Hottest New MBA Is Not an MBA at All

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Source: Fortune by Ethan Baron Dec 8, 2015 For many mid-tier business schools, the last few years have been tough. The hyper growth of the MBA degree, making it the most popular graduate degree in the U.S., has stalled. Some schools, including Wake Forest University and Simmons College, have recently pulled out of the full-time, on-campus MBA market after years …

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 …

Washington Post: Where to go to business school if you want the highest salary

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Source: The Washington Post by Jonnelle Marte Oct 22, 2015 There’s more to choosing a business school than its name. Unless your primary goal is to make as much money as possible. Unlike undergraduate programs, where the schools producing the highest earners are often relatively unknown, the graduate schools with the highest-earning MBA grads are usually the ones with the …

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 …

P&Q: ‘Lean Startup’ Evangelist Steve Blank Builds B-School Pipeline

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Source: Poets & Quants by Ethan Baron Aug 15, 2015 It’s a sunny morning at Steve Blank’s ranch in the rolling grassy hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean west of Silicon Valley. Thirty educators, mostly high school and middle school teachers, have gathered for a workshop on entrepreneurship education. Blank, the pioneering entrepreneurship professor and evangelist of the “lean startup” process …

NYU Stern Recommendation Questions 2015-2016

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New York University – Stern School of Business Full-time MBA program – LOR Prompts Two letters of recommendations are required. How long have you known the applicant and in what capacity? How do the candidate’s performance, potential, background, or personal qualities compare to those of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? Please provide specific examples. Please describe the most important …

NYU Stern Essay Questions 2015-2016

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New York University – Stern School of Business Full-time MBA program – Application essays Professional Aspirations (750 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font) Why pursue an MBA (or dual degree) at this point in your life? What actions have you taken to determine that Stern is the best fit for your MBA experience? What do you see yourself doing professionally upon …

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 …

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, …