There is no shortage of MBA admissions information, or media for presenting that data. Here are a few excellent podcasts I have come across in the last several weeks:
- “GMAT Not Required?: Which B. Schools Are Removing the GMAT Requirement from Admissions Criteria?” discusses EMBA programs and the pros and cons of requiring the GMAT for this applicant pool. Some say it maintains the credibility and rigor of their EMBA programs (Wharton and McCombs); others, like Kellogg, Chicago GSB, Ross, Anderson and Cornell’s Johnson School, say it doesn’t predict participant success in the program for this more professionally advanced group of students and therefore don’t require it. A third group requires it for some EMBA programs and not all (UNC, Duke Fuqua), and a fourth requires it but will grant a waiver for those who are technical degree holders or those with extensive professional experience (NYU, Emory).
- Forte Podcasts: The MBA Value Proposition. In Forte’s last podcast in a series of three Julie DeWitt, Manager of Business Recruiting at Eli Lilly and Co.; Mira Graetz-Ball, Managing Director at MetLife, and Katherine Bair Desmond, Manager of Recruiting for North America at McKinsey discuss why they recruit MBAs, the importance of diversity in their respective industries, and advice they would offer to MBA wannabes. Although the program is geared to women, it is beneficial for both genders.
- Haas Healthcare Management Programs. Kristi Raube, Executive Director, Graduate Program in Health Management, provides information on the MBA/MPH program and compares it to the Haas Certificate in Health Management within the MBA program. She does an excellent job of laying out the relative strengths of the two approaches, the curriculum of each one, and the job opportunities available to graduates of both. It is a succinct, informative podcast recommended if you are interested in a career in bio-industry or healthcare management.