A few interesting items on the MBA admissions scene
- Businessweek has published a valuable survey of top b-school waitlist practices in “How to Survive the Waitlist.” Not surprisingly, the first rule cited by BW is the inverse of the first of The Nine Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make on an MBA Waitlist..
- Dr. Peter Regan of Tuck and MBAMath wrote me this week about a blog that he has launched, Mbaquant.com. He started this blog with a series of posts on the steps applicants can take to prepare for the quant demands of b-school. He is also asking for applicant and student input on this question. I have been very impressed with Dr. Regan’s work and if you have any concerns about your quant skills, this blog could be of tremendous assistance to you.
- And the hiring news just gets better and better reports BW in “Forecast: MBA Hiring Up Again”: “An improved economy, business growth and employee retirement all contribute to this escalating demand for newly minted MBAs.” The article reports that MBA hiring in 2007 is expected to soar 22.1% over 2006, which wasn’t too shabby either. Manufacturing is reporting the largest increase in hiring (32.4%) . The service sectors anticipate a 15.4% increase. In the article recruiters agree that the market hasn’t been this good, from the student perspective, since 2000.