It’s time for a round-up of news and new resources for b-school applicants.
- HBS Director of Admissions Dee Leopold has started her own blog. At the moment it’s kind of quiet, but I suspect that as summer winds down and the application season heats up, she will post more frequently. Needless to say, HBS MBA applicants should read what she has to say.
- Tuck is justifiably proud of its exceptionally strong alumni network, and Tuck’s alumni excelled yet again: 2 out of every 3 alumni donated to Tuck’s annual giving campaign this past year. Considering that most schools would consider 40% a number to brag about, two out of three is stellar. If you want to attend a close-knit school with strong and long-lasting ties among students and alumni, examine Tuck more closely to see if its other attributes appeal.
- Darden modifies its application process for the next year. In an excellent video interview on BusinessWeek, Sara Neher, Darden’s Director of MBA Admissions, reveals several changes in Darden’s admissions for the upcoming year. A few highlights:
- Interviews will be by invitation only.
- Darden will have only 3 questions; they will be slightly shorter and more directed.
- Darden will be encouraging younger applicants to apply.
- During the interview Sara also gives first-class admissions advice applicable to any top MBA program
- MBA Podcaser has a great podcast “Part III of Understanding the Various MBA Tracks: Accounting, Human Resource Management, Operations and Supply Chain Management” If you are interested in Accounting, HR, Operations, or SCM, listen to this podcast.
- Finally Forbes provides a worthwhile article on “green” business, growth areas in the field, and MBA programs that meet anticipated needs for green (both the environmental and financial varieties). The article briefly mentions that Stanford, the University of Michigan, and the University of North Carolina offer joint M.B.A./environmental science masters degrees.