- On September 7th and 8th business schools all over the world will be taking part in The Economist Group‘s Which MBA? MBA Online Fair. Don’t miss this opportunity to research different programs and engage with admissions officers, deans and recent graduates at your top choice schools –No travel required. Register today!
- GMAC has posted its first article in a series of Graduate Management News articles that will help MBA applicants navigate the four new question formats appearing on the GMAT exam in 2012. Each of the additional articles is accompanied by a video that further explains the new types of GMAT questions.
- US News examines the growing number of MBA students using their management degree to go into the nonprofit sector and examines some of the MBA programs that guide students in the nonprofit direction. The Social Enterprise Initiative at Harvard Business School, the Center for Social Innovation at Stanford Graduate School of Business, The Social Enterprise at Kellogg (SEEK) program, and the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford’s Saïd Business School, are just a few of the programs to help MBA students integrate the business and nonprofit worlds.
- Businessweek takes a look at a new test, the Certified Business Laureate Exam, which is a standardized business skills test for those planning on applying for entry-level corporate jobs. Guy Friedman, the test’s creator, argues that a good mark on the CBL exam could give job applicants a leg up. Even Businessweek believes that the exam could give students that extra edge.
- An article in The Washington Post provides helpful tips for future MBA applicants from admissions officers at five top-ranked MBA programs. Each admissions officer tackles one of the five main components of the MBA application process: application essays, letters of recommendation, academic credentials, work experience and an entrance interview.
- London Business School announced that it plans on having women make up 30% of its MBA programme this coming year. This goal was inspired by the target of the 30 Per Cent Club, which is shooting for 30% of British boardroom members to be female by 2015.
- The MBA market is booming in the UK, while applications to MBA programs in the US are slightly down. The Independent looks at why the London Business School has had 3,500 applications this year, and the demand for business courses in the UK is up 8%—higher than ever before. The top business masters in Britain are: London Business School, Said Business School, Oxford, Cambridge Judge Business School, Lancaster University Management School, Cranfield School of Management, Imperial College Business School, Manchester Business School, Cass Business School, London, Warwick Business School, and Strathclyde Business School.
- Poets and Quants featured Accepted’s own Linda Abraham! In the first article, in a series of MBA essay writing tips, Linda teaches you how to start attacking the scary essay questions thrown at you in the MBA applications. Her most important piece of advice: Start with notes.
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