- A recent article in Graduate Management News (“Demystifying the GMAT: Scale Scores”) offers a useful reference for understanding the GMAT. Lawrence M. Rudner, vice president of research and development at the Graduate Management Admission Council, explains how the key to understanding GMAT scoring is “understanding the purposes” of the scales used for grading.
- In an open letter, Rich Lyons, the dean of Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, announced many new improvements to the university’s undergraduate program. In the winter and spring semesters the university has already added new electives, as well as experiential-learning courses for undergraduates. Haas has also been working with students “outside the classroom” in order “to foster a deeper sense of community” on campus.
- Bloomberg Businessweek sends surveys to b-schools every year in order to provide useful information for applicants through their b-school profiles. The article, “MBA Careers Data: What’s Important to You?,” explains what kind of information Businessweek is not able to obtain from the schools. Questions such as how many companies come to recruit at your target schools, and how many companies post job postings on the school’s job board, are left unanswered due to the CSC standards. Businessweek believes these facts are “vital” for prospective students. We agree. Associate editor, Louis Lavelle, requests that students and applicants inform Businessweek whether they agree or disagree so that they might together attempt to alter the CSC’s position.
- In a recent press release, Melbourne Business School announced that it has appointed Zeger Degraeve as its new dean and director. Professor Degraeve previously held a leadership role at London Business School and was very involved in establishing their Dubai Center.”
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