Recruiting Articles

MBA Admissions Mashup: Round 1 Decisions

by Clear Admit on Dec 21, 2016

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. It’s decision week at several of the top business schools that [...]

GMAC Survey Reveals 'Robust' Post-MBA Job Market

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 4, 2016

Companies working directly with business schools plan to hire more MBAs this year than they hired in 2015, according to a  global survey report  released by the  Graduate Management Admission [...]

B-Schools Urge: Demonstrate Strong Communication Skills

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 18, 2016

The so-called hard skills of financing, accounting, supply chain management are widely available at business schools across the board, but it seems the soft-set skills, such as the ability to [...]

Today's MBA Applicants Know What They Want

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 4, 2016

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has released its 2016 mba.com Prospective Students Survey Report , which shows that business school candidates today consider applying to fewer program types and [...]

4 Key Career Benefits from MBA Programs

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on May 25, 2016

Business school graduates benefit not only from a solid return on investment through substantial salary increases, but also by deepening the knowledge, skills and abilities they will need for future [...]

MBA Remains a Strong Value Proposition, Says GMAC Survey

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 6, 2016

The return on investment, or ROI, of a full-time two-year MBA fluctuates in accordance with prevailing economic conditions, yet it has remained positive three years after graduation in 19 of [...]

Sunny Job Outlook for 2016 MBA Grads

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 5, 2016

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has released the findings of its 2015 Year-End Poll of Employers , which reveal solid 2015 hiring numbers and robust 2016 hiring projections that [...]

Harvard Business School Expands Peek Program for 2016

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 14, 2015

Harvard Business School has announced the initial details for its 2016 Peek Weekend , an educational experience designed to give current college sophomores, juniors, and seniors insight into the Harvard [...]

4 Things to Know Before Going to B-School

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 1, 2015

Even though many incoming first-year MBA students think they have a pretty good idea of what awaits them, there's always something about business school that takes them by surprise. Whether you [...]

HBS Dean Nohria Discusses Value of the MBA

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 27, 2015

The debate over whether the MBA degree is overrated never seems to get old, thanks to the media's regular stoking of the topic. We thought we'd share with you this [...]

ROI of an MBA

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 25, 2015

A master’s degree in business is now the most popular graduate degree in America, according to the U.S. Department of Education. But while there is clear demand for MBAs, some [...]

2015 Survey Results of Prospective MBA Applicants

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on May 31, 2015

More than 34% of business school applicants believe that the admissions process is less rigorous for women, the annual survey by Stacy Blackman Consulting reveals. The poll also indicated that 63.46% [...]

B-School Alumni Report Boost to Earning Power, Career Trajectory

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 17, 2015

Business school alumni earn increased compensation, exercise enhanced purchasing power, consistently climb to the executive ranks, and give overall high marks to the value of their education in driving their [...]

Strong Job Market Predicted for 2015 B-School Graduates

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 12, 2015

What turned out to be a strong job market for business school and management degree graduates in 2014 should continue into 2015, according to the Graduate Management Admission Council‘s (GMAC) [...]

3 Challenges Facing B-School Recruitment

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 9, 2014

Top MBA programs worldwide value diversity because the presence of distinctly different points of view usually leads to more enriching discussions in the classroom and beyond. However, there are challenges [...]

MBA Career Search: How Recruiters Use the GMAT to Assess Job Candidates

by Beat The GMAT on Oct 31, 2014

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYrYAa6e0pY[/youtube] Did you know that your GMAT score may impact your MBA career opportunities? Jeff Rice, Executive Director of Career Management for the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State [...]

MBA Hiring Up in 2014, Says New GMAC Survey

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on May 28, 2014

More companies plan to hire MBAs and other business school graduates in 2014, according to a recently published global survey of employers. Some 80% of business school recruiters plan to [...]

What Admissions Offices Won't Tell You

by Beat The GMAT on Feb 2, 2014

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKjK9voaaJg[/youtube] Gary Christensen, Director of Graduate Admissions at The University of Tampa , will reveal insider secrets on how to improve your application package and increase your chances of being admitted. [...]

MBA as Great Equalizer for Women

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 22, 2013

Although US Labor statistics still report women's wages lag behind their male counterparts at 81 cents on the dollar, Forté Foundation 's Elissa Ellis Sangster believes the gap could well shrink [...]

Jobs in Finance Will Take a Hit, Says New Recruiting Trends Report

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 1, 2013

The job outlook for 2014 MBAs keen on working in the financial sector is worrisome, according to Michigan State University 's new survey of 6,500 employers---the largest of its kind [...]

MBA Career Search: How Recruiters Use the GMAT to Assess Job Candidates

by Beat The GMAT on Nov 3, 2013

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scJ6Xuj2YIA[/youtube] Did you know that your GMAT score may impact your MBA career opportunities? Jeff Rice, Executive Director of Career Management at Fisher College of Business , will explain how hiring [...]

Hiring Up 4% for Class of 2013 B-School Grads

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 1, 2013

The job market continues to improve for graduate business school degree holders, as more employers plan to hire MBAs and specialized business master’s talent than did so last year, according [...]

Exit Interview: Hari Graduates from IESE

by Beat The GMAT on Jun 24, 2012

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOy-DKhmrp8[/youtube] In this exit interview, I sit down with Hari (username: hk ) to learn about his last two years as an MBA student at IESE .  Hari shares many insights [...]

The Future Looks Bright for B-School Grads

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 19, 2012

This post originally appeared on Stacy's "Strictly Business" MBA blog on U.S.News.com Class of 2012 grads are breathing a collective sigh of relief—and likely doing some version of the happy [...]

Interview with Rich Carbone, CFO of Prudential

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 22, 2012

My posts talk a lot about veterans, MBAs, and finance so I thought it would be a great idea to hear about all of these topics from someone who is [...]

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