MBA News Roundup: Work Experience, Job Prospects, and a Q&A with MIT Sloan
This week’s MBA news roundup starts with a question on every applicant’s mind: How much work experience do you need before b-school? Read on to learn about the experience question, post-MBA job prospects, and what MIT Sloan is looking for in its applicants.
Students are applying to b-school programs at younger ages these days, and more schools are offering acceptance to applicants without work experience. Read more in this Wall Street Journal article.
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business students and faculty had their own New York Stock Exchange closing ceremony, complete with cowbells.
If you’re interested in attending Sloan, read these application tips straight from the admissions team. A big challenge for applicants? Making sure those “beneath the water” qualities show up.
Recruiting is on the mend at Washington University in St. Louis’ Olin Business School. Read more about the statistics in the school’s publication, Student Life.
One UMass MBA student is stretching his skills all the way to Tajikistan to help farmers in need. Read more about what he’s doing in this Amherst Bulletin piece.
From Harvard Business School to social innovation, Elizabeth Scharpf is making an impact on women’s lives in Africa. Find out more about it in this Fast Company piece.
Bay Area businessmen no longer need to switch coasts to earn an MBA from Babson. Babson’s Fast Track program in San Francisco cozies up with Stanford Graduate School of Business and UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business to attract the brightest business minds in that area. Read more in this article in The Bay Citizen.
Not a Harvard student (yet)? You can still date one! Two female Harvard Business School graduates created DateHarvardSQ.com to help people find dates.
Starting in May 2011, you can attend Columbia Business School on the weekend without quitting your job. Learn more about this program in this article in the Wall Street Journal.
10. Peer to Peer
For more info on E.M.B.A. programs in general, check out this Wall Street Journal piece that discusses how these Executive Program students at schools such as Notre Dame, Duke, and Texas A&M are learning a lot not only from their teachers, but from their peers as well.
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