WSJ: Test Redos Give GMAT Scores a Lift

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Source: The Wall Street Jurnal by John Simons, Oct. 5, 2016. Higher test scores have intensified competition to M.B.A. programs Average scores on the most widely used business-school entrance exams are going up, but that doesn’t mean students are getting any smarter. Thanks in part to new rules that allow test-takers to cancel low scores and try the test again, …

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, …

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 …

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 …

Carnegie Mellon Essay Questions 2015-2016

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Carnegie Mellon University – Tepper School of Business Full-time MBA program – Application essays Describe a defining moment in your life. How has it shaped you professionally? (Maximum 300 words, 12-point font, double-spaced) Based on your research and interactions, describe how your strengths contribute to the Tepper School community. How will you benefit from being a member of the Tepper …

Carnegie Mellon Recommendation Questions 2015-2016

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Carnegie Mellon University – Tepper School of Business Full-time MBA program – LOR Prompts Only ONE letter is required. If you were to coach this candidate with respect to how s/he works within a team, what would you advise that s/he does well? What would you advise the candidate to do differently? Provide specific examples that support your advice. (300 …

New York Times: Luring Working Executives to M.B.A. Programs

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Source: The New York Times By Robert StraussMarch 19, 2015 The Conshohocken Curve, a bend in Interstate 76 west of Philadelphia, is one of those traffic-report designations with a plethora of nightmare rush-hour delays. Through much of the winter, nearby St. Joseph’s University took advantage of the inevitable delays to place a billboard promoting its executive M.B.A. program along the curve. …

Financial Times: Online MBAs: changing student profiles

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Source: Financial Times Adam PalinMarch 8, 2015 5:22 pm The fallout of the global economic crisis has meant lean times for many business schools, but despite this the number of MBAs being delivered online is expanding. Since 2009-10, the number of schools offering online MBAs has increased by a quarter, according to figures from AACSB International, the accreditation body. By …

Carnegie Mellon Interview

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Carnegie Mellon University – Tepper School of Business Full-time MBA program – Interview Questions In Singapore, Tepper offers Skype interviews with a member of the admissions team. Since this is a Skype interview, therefore: Check your equipment: Make sure your camera, mic, speaker, Internet, and Skype work. Make sure Windows is not getting ready for updates and restart. Make sure …