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Clear Admit’s archive of MBA-related events and happenings.

Yale School of Management to Host First Global Network Week for Faculty

yale2Yale School of Management (SOM) next week will welcome faculty members from the 27 business schools that are members of the Global Network for Advanced Management as part of a four-day program designed to foster collaboration around issues of sustainability.

The program, organized by the Yale Center for Business and the Environment, will begin on July 21st. The faculty event is an outgrowth of the network’s successful Global Network Weeks, which drew together students from the various member schools for weeklong courses with colleagues from peer schools. Continue reading…

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The MBA Tour Summer 2014 Events

The MBA TourIf you’re considering pursuing an MBA, attending an MBA fair is a great place to start. The MBA Tour is hosting nine events across the U.S. this July, starting in Chicago on July 16.

What are the benefits of attending an MBA Tour conference? Hear from students who have attended here!


MBA Panel Presentations cover valuable business school admissions topics and answer a wide range of MBA applicant questions. The panels are hosted by professionals with expertise spanning several topics, including: Preparing Your MBA Application, Financing Your MBA, and GMAT Strategy. 

School Presentations highlight unique program features in a 30-minute session given by admission representatives. These presentations are ideal for candidates to learn detailed information, compare different programs, and prepare for speaking with representatives during the MeetUp Sessions or MBA Fair.

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Meet MIT Sloan School of Management Admissions Team Members Around the Globe

airplaneMembers of the admissions team at the MIT Sloan School of Management are hitting the road in a big way, with admissions events scheduled in every corner of the globe over the next few months. The global trek starts tomorrow with events in Madrid and Bogota and will continue throughout the summer months and into the fall. The tour, called “MIT Sloan on the Road,” includes more than three dozen events in cities throughout North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. So regardless of how far you live from Sloan’s campus, you’ll have the opportunity to hear first-hand about the school’s MBA program, admissions process and more. Continue reading…

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UPenn’s Wharton School to Host MBA Admissions Events in Europe, Africa, South America

whartonHaving just concluded a series of events in cities throughout Asia for prospective applicants interested in the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, the Admissions team is preparing now to host additional admissions events in Europe, Africa and South America.

This week, members of the Admissions team will host events in Paris, London and Madrid, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday respectively. Continue reading…

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Ross School of Business MBAs Win Global Sustainability Challenge

ross nespressoA team of MBA students from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business defeated finalists from Yale School of Management and Rollins School of Business earlier this week to win the 2014 Nespresso Sustainability MBA Challenge, the school reports.

In total, 59 teams from business schools in 19 different countries took part in the challenge, in which Nespresso invited them to develop innovative solutions to issues surrounding its supply chain of high-quality coffee. Continue reading…

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Last Chance to Attend a FREE Admissions Workshop

Don’t miss your last chance to attend the Clear Admit Admissions Workshop in NYC from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. this Thursday, May 29.  Seats are limited and spots are going fast so register now!

During the Clear Admit Workshop, one of our counselors will lead you step-by-step through the MBA application process, from preparing for the GMAT to addressing common applicant weaknesses.  You will also have the opportunity to get your individual questions answered during a Q&A session following the presentation.  By attending an Admissions Workshop, you will be eligible for special discounts on Clear Admit’s consulting services, along with complimentary publications!

Members of our consulting team have served on the admissions committees of top 10 MBA programs, graduated from leading business schools, including Wharton, Stanford, and Booth, and worked for McKinsey, Bain, and the Boston Consulting Group, among other leading firms.  To attend the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Workshopin New York City, register here.

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Harvard Business School Admissions Coming Soon to a City Near You

Prospective applicants in parts of Europe and Asia will soon have an opportunity to learn more about the Harvard Business School (HBS) MBA program as part of a series of outreach events scheduled for June. Members of the HBS Admissions Board will be visiting Madrid, Milan, Berlin, Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo between June 9th and 14th. These international events will include a presentation from current HBS students, as well as alumni and a member of the Admissions Board. In several instances, the event will be followed by a reception, giving prospective applicants an opportunity to network with one another and members of the HBS community. Continue reading…

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MIT Sloan School of Management to Host Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum in Beijing

logo_mit-sloanMIT Sloan School of Management later this week will host a conference in Beijing focused on the challenges facing entrepreneurs in China, including a cultural focus on efficiency over innovation. The Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum will take place on Friday, May 17th.

“Entrepreneurship is critical for China’s economic development, yet entrepreneurs have to overcome many hurdles,” MIT Sloan Professor and Associate Dean for International Programs and Action Learning Yasheng Huang said in a statement. “Many of those issues are ones faced by all founders, such as retaining good employees and navigating government bureaucracy, but those in the technology sector are pioneering new territory in China.” Continue reading…

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Columbia Business School Students to Volunteer as Part of Inaugural Day of Impact

300px-Columbia_University_01Hundreds of MBA students, faculty and staff at Columbia Business School (CBS) will fan out into the communities surrounding the school this Friday for an inaugural student-led volunteering initiative called Day of Impact. As part of the day-long event, members of the CBS community will give back to their larger community by beautifying city parks, delivering meals to home-ridden residents, preparing food for a food bank, caring for animals in need and more.

“Making an impact on society — however large or small — is a huge part of who we are at Columbia Business School,” Sheila Lalani ’14, vice president of community service for the school’s Graduate Business Association, said in a statement. “The idea behind Day of Impact is to demonstrate our community’s commitment to not only bettering the business world once we graduate, but also working to improve the community in which we live.” Continue reading…

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UC Berkeley Draws Record Number of Entrants to Startup Competition

launch2More than 200 teams from UC Berkeley and UCSF have entered this year’s startup competition, including 18-Haas affiliated teams, competing for $60,000 in prizes.

The contest, previously known as Bplan, sports a new name this year, LAUNCH, which is intended to reflect the continued move away from long-form business plans to the one-page business model canvas and 10-slide presentation used by today’s startups.

“We thought about what this competition is really trying to do: It’s now much more about catapulting and launching companies from ideas to viable businesses over the course of the competition,” says Moses Lo, MBA ’15, one of the co-chairs of the competition. “LAUNCH exactly describes our aim.” Continue reading…

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Columbia Business School to Host Annual Odyssey Global MBA Competition

columbia_low_library-300x183Columbia Business School (CBS) is preparing to welcome top MBA students from around the world beginning tomorrow as part of the sixth annual Odyssey Global MBA Competition and Symposium.

The two-day, student-organized event will feature a three-part management competition in which students from leading global business schools will compete in pitching, case presentation and negotiation skills before a panel of industry leaders.

This year’s event will also include a symposium in which industry leaders will address the theme “Disrupt or Be Disrupted,” speaking to the need for companies to remain agile in the face of disruptive forces and manage innovation to stay ahead of any accompanying challenges. Keynote speakers include Frank Eliason, director of global social media at Citi; Neal Goldman, founder and CEO of Relationship Science; David Kidder, co-founder and CEO of Bionic; Bruce Greenwald, CBS Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management; and Craig Hatkoff, founder of Victor Capital Group and co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival and the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards.

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