Let’s take a look at a few developments during a busy October for MBA applicants:
- The Dartmouth News published an article about the increasing percentage of women at Tuck with a couple of factoids about Harvard and Wharton. Unfortunately, there is an inaccuracy in the article regarding a non-existent experience requirement at Tuck. I checked with Dawna Clarke, Director of Admissions, who clarified, “While the average years of work experience (at matriculation) is 4-5 years, that is not a requirement for admission.”
- The Economist this week published its eighth annual rankings of international business schools, which it bases on responses to surveys sent to students/alumni and over 100 top MBA programs. The criteria are “open new career opportunities; personal development and educational experience; increase in salary; and potential to network.” The Economist’s Top Ten:
- New Global Entrepreneurship Program. EMLYON in France, Babson College in the USA, and Zhejiang University in China have partnered to create the first ‘Global Entrepreneurship Program’ which opens its doors this month. The program begins with 65 students, who will study on each of the three campuses en route to earning an MSc in Entrepreneurship.
- First round deadlines are slowing getting checked off, and their passing means that round one interview invitations will be arriving soon. In fact, they have already started to arrive. As a result, BusinessWeek just published an excellent piece, “Acing the MBA Application Interview“, which I want to bring to your attention along with the many MBA interview resources at Accepted, specifically:
- MBA Interview Coaching and Mock Interviews
- MBA Interview Feedback Database — See the questions that have been asked previously and then share your interview experience.
- MBA Interview Prep Mini-Course, a succinct, free, 5-day email course.
- MBA I.V.: MBA Interview Questions & Tips, an instantly downloadable ebook.