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Fridays from the Frontline: It was the best/worst of times

This week in the business school blogosphere, MBA students travel the world and embark on promising business ventures, while applicants continue wading through the complex and often mysterious process of applying to business school.

Many applicants are doling out advice about how to navigate the MBA admissions game. First, Texaswannabecali recommends getting “behind the scenes info” on your target schools by contacting alumni, current students, and visiting campus. She also stresses the importance of researching your schools before visiting: “Don’t you just hate the person who asks a question in class that the teacher LITERALLY just answered 3 seconds ago? Yeah, don’t be that person.”  Continue reading…

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Twitter Thursdays: News from MBA Programs

Welcome to another summer take of Twitter Thursdays, in which we highlight some of the top “tweets” from MBA programs on Twitter.  If you want to stay on top of our updates, special prizes, admissions tips and breaking news, be sure to check Clear Admit out on Twitter. We’ve also created several lists related to MBA admissions to ease your daily access to breaking news from the top MBA programs.

The Senior Associate Director of Full-Time MBA Admissions at Michigan / Ross, Diana Economy, directed followers to Clear Admit’s exclusive Admissions Director Q&A with Soojin Kwon. Amidst his heavy reading, the Dean of the Darden School of Business, Bob Bruner, plugged his own writing on the value of explorers. In addition to expanding on the school’s four Defining Principles, Rich Lyons, the Dean of the Haas School of Business, announced the release of the latest alumni magazine. Continue reading…

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Trivia Tuesday: Public Management and Social Innovation at Stanford GSB

Stanford Social InnovationThis week in Trivia Tuesday, in which we highlight the distinguishing aspects of top business schools, we’re opening up our Stanford School Guide for a closer look at their Public Management and Social Innovation Program.

“The Public Management Program (PMP) was founded in 1960s by then-dean Arjay Miller to promote communication and collaboration between leaders of government and business. His experience as president of Ford Motor Companies provided the impetus for this initiative; in this role, he witnessed firsthand the misunderstandings between politicians and those in the private sector. The PMP became part of the Center for Social Innovation in 2000, and today the Center has the broader mission of preparing students to address social and environmental problems. Continue reading…

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Fridays from the Frontline: GMAT Anticipation and Regret

This week in the business school blogosphere, applicants are gearing up to take the GMAT or contemplating what went wrong for them last time. Meanwhile current students prepare to enter the business world, and alumni look back on their time in business school.

Scheduled to take the GMAT next week, Naijambagal shares his advice on GMAT test-taking, which comes down to knowing the material, doing practice questions, reviewing your mistakes and not getting nervous.  The last one is easier said than done! Continue reading…

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Twitter Thursdays: News from MBA Programs

Welcome to another summer take of Twitter Thursdays, in which we highlight some of the top “tweets” from MBA programs on Twitter.  If you want to stay on top of our updates, special prizes, admissions tips and breaking news, be sure to check Clear Admit out on Twitter. We’ve also created several lists related to MBA admissions to ease your daily access to breaking news from the top MBA programs.

The Senior Associate Director of Full-Time MBA Admissions at Michigan / Ross, Diana Economy, forwarded some application advice from Director of Admissions, Soojin Kwon.  Amidst his heavy reading, the Dean of the Darden School of Business, Bob Bruner, plugged articles on the health benefits of being kind and cautionary advice for CEOs. The Dean of the Kellogg School of Management, Sally Blount, focused her Twitter feed on developing women in business. Rich Lyons, the Dean of the Haas School of Business, mourned the loss of “beloved alum and tech entrepreneur,” Priya Haji. Continue reading…

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Trivia Tuesday: The Case Method at Harvard Business School

SocratesThis week for Trivia Tuesday, we take a peek inside our Harvard School Guide to give you the scoop on their use of the case study method.

“Harvard’s mission is to ‘educate leaders who make a difference in the world.’ HBS seeks to accomplish this mission by admitting individuals with proven leadership skills and demonstrated records of success and then imparting the knowledge and skills they will need to be effective across a range of business situations. To accomplish this objective, the school places heavy emphasis on the case method of instruction.

“The case method defines Harvard’s MBA program. There are two components to the approach: the case study and the class discussion. The case itself is a short description of an actual business problem, as told from the point of view of one individual in the situation. Written by a Harvard faculty member who has spoken with the person at the center of the story and spent extensive time at the company featured, each case walks the reader through the considerations facing the protagonist, leaving students to determine how the person should proceed.

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Fridays From the Frontline

GMATHello and welcome to Fridays from the Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly exhaustive enumeration of the enterprising entries in the b-school blogosphere.  This week, current applicants are in full GMAT prep-mode, contemplating choice of schools and full versus part-time programs, while the Class of 2016 is looking forward to starting their MBA programs  in just a few short weeks, and all the life and career changes that will bring. This week we also welcome blogger QuietTiger81who is sharing his perspective as a second year student at Oxford

MBAonMyMind has added YaleSOM to the tally board, given the school’s focus on  social impact businesses, and with three weeks into GMAT prep, all is going according to plan. With a GMAT prep plan of his own, GrantMeAdmission is gaining on his 760 goal with three life hacks to help him stay focused and positive.  GrantMeAdmission also takes some time to discuss the pros and cons of doing a part-time MBA, and why he chose to go the full-time route.

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Trivia Tuesday: Chicago Booth’s International MBA

Trivia Tuesday: Chicago Booth’s International MBA

internationalWelcome once again to Trivia Tuesday, our weekly examination of the offerings that help distinguish the top business schools from each other.  Today we’re focusing on Chicago Booth’s International MBA, as featured in the Clear Admit Guide to Booth.

“Chicago Booth is one of the only leading MBA programs that gives students the opportunity to pursue a specialized International MBA (IMBA) degree.  To receive the IMBA, full-time students must spend one academic term abroad, complete five courses related to international business and demonstrate proficiency in a non-native language before graduation.  Chicago requires interested students to declare their intent to pursue the IMBA in Autumn Quarter of their first year, significantly earlier than most of their peers.

“The IMBA shares the same core requirements as the traditional Chicago Booth MBA, which means that students first receive a solid foundation in general business principles before focusing on international topics.  In addition to completing the 10-course core curriculum, IMBA candidates must take at least five more courses in international business, at least three of which must be offered by Chicago Booth.  Because this course sequence is meant to provide them with a deep understanding of the global economy, IMBA students are not permitted to concentrate in international business, as the designation would be redundant. Continue reading…

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Fridays From the Frontline – News from the B-School Blogosphere

fireworksHello and welcome to Fridays From the Frontline, Clear Admit’s weekly roundup of the ruminations of the b-school blogosphere.  This week, we continue to meet UCLA Anderson’s entering class of MBA bloggers, welcome a new applicant blogger to the weekly round-up, as well as check up on the hard-working current applicants already kicking off round 1 applications, even as summer is just beginning to heat up. Zubin Davar ’15 is a second year Anderson student, who is sharing his experience as a summer intern at Google.  Despite his  first day nerves, Zubin is relying on key takeaways from his first year.  Those who are looking forward to their first year at Anderson include Mike Leve who recounts the true cost of an Anderson acceptance letter, of which the actual application fee is a very small part. Piyush Jain shares his excitement at joining the Anderson community, and explains his unique international perspective, as he prepares to leave his current location in the Middle East for California’s West Coast. Continue reading…

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Twitter Thursdays: News from MBA Programs

Welcome to another installment of Twitter Thursdays, in which we highlight some of the latest “tweets” from the top MBA programs on Twitter.  If you want to stay on top of our updates, special prizes, admissions tips and breaking news, be sure to check Clear Admit out on Twitter. We’ve also created several lists related to MBA admissions to ease your daily access to breaking news from the top MBA programs.

Rich Lyons, the Dean of the Haas School of Business, highlighted the expansion of Silicon Valley. Meanwhile, Judy Olian, the Dean of UCLA / Anderson plugged the school’s transition to self-supporting status, as Clear Admit covered earlier this week. Conrad Chua, the Head of Marketing and Admissions at Cambridge / Judge, reported on topics covered in a recent campus talk, including hubris and effective leadership. The Dean of the Kellogg School of Management, Sally Blount, shared some insightful commentary from the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado, on topics ranging from global warming to the power of storytelling. Continue reading…

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Trivia Tuesday: Master Classes at Columbia Business School

columbia_low_library-300x183This week in Trivia Tuesday, where we highlight the distinguishing aspects of top business schools, we’re opening up the Clear Admit School Guide to Columbia Business School to learn more about Columbia’s Master Classes.

“In the fall of 2006, Columbia introduced Master Classes, a new type of elective course. Each Master Class is organized around a theme, such as Operations Consulting or Private Equity & Entrepreneurship in Africa, and incorporates a se­mester-long experiential project. The projects are designed in conjunction with partner companies or organizations and conclude with students making a managerial recommendation to the partner organization. The Master Class program utilizes alumni and practicing professionals as teachers and mentors to ensure that students are exposed to both theory and prac­tice within the MBA curriculum…. Continue reading…

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