- How To Make or Break an MBA Admissions Interview- Adam Markus’ Blog gives b-school applicants some helpful tips on what not to do in an admissions interview. For example, Markus explains that surefire ways to blow your interview are: forgetting to review your resume and essay in advance, not researching the school before you meet your interviewer, and forgetting to prepare some good questions to ask during the interview. However, if you remember all these steps, dress appropriately and explain why the school is your first choice then you should knock it out of the park.
- And You Think You Had a Hard Time Applying to B-School!- The Financial Times tells the story of a platoon leader, Aaron Perrine, applying to MBA programs while leading his troops in Afghanistan. After being accepted to Wharton, Perrine and a second-year classmate started the Wharton Veterans Club to help fellow veterans apply to b-school. As it turns out, veterans are great material for MBA programs and future employers because they “possess proven leadership skills, a solid work ethic and a team-player mentality.” So while applying in the midst of a mission in Afghanistan isn’t easy, it’s good to know that being in the military can also help your chances of getting into b-school.
- How Ethical Is Your B-School?- Poets and Quants reports that a survey of academics published in the journal Business and Society showed the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School are the “clear leaders in the field of business ethics.” Harvard Business School was the third leading school listed, but the irony behind this honor is that both Wharton and Harvard graduates have played prominent roles in business scandals in the past year. Darden, on the other hand, has shown tremendous dedication to ethics with its Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics.
- Kellogg is Shrinking- Poets and Quants reports that Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management has decided to accept 25% fewer students to its 2-year MBA program. Meanwhile, the school plans on doubling or even tripling the size of its one-year MBA program for business graduates. After doing a review the school discovered that its 12-month MBA program for students with an undergraduate business degree was more valuable than its 2-year program. The school will also expand its executive education courses in both Shanghai and San Paulo with partner schools, but it will not be launching additional degree programs abroad.
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