Source: Forbes by John Byrne, 02.20.2018. More people than ever are enrolling in online MBA degree programs. In fact, in the past year alone, the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business boosted enrollment in its online MBA program by 151% to 369 students from only 147 a year ago. The University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler… Read more about Forbes: Is Getting An Online MBA Worth It?
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… Read more about WSJ: Test Redos Give GMAT Scores a Lift
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… Read more about Wall Street Journal: Coveted Job Title for M.B.A.s: Product Manager
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,… Read more about Fortune: The Hottest New MBA Is Not an MBA at All
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… Read more about Harvard Business School finally ranks #1
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… Read more about Carnegie Mellon Essay Questions 2015-2016
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… Read more about Carnegie Mellon Recommendation Questions 2015-2016
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… Read more about New York Times: Luring Working Executives to M.B.A. Programs