Posted on July 30, 2012 by GMAC
Provided by Derrick Bolton, Assistant Dean and Director of MBA Admissions, Stanford Graduate School of Business
What Are We Really Looking for?
There are two separate processes happening as schools admit an MBA class. One is evaluation, and the other is selection. The difference is more than semantics.
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Posted on July 18, 2012 by Graduate Management Admission Council
Aaron D. Anderson, Ph.D., Acting Executive Director, Graduate Business Programs, San Francisco State University
We at San Francisco State University’s Graduate Business Programs are very happy to have an opportunity to answer the prompt posed by the GMAC: “can you provide some tips on things to do or not do at information sessions and MBA fairs.” The decision to attend an Master in Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) program is an important one, and should be given serious consideration. Before you attend any fairs or information sessions, you have to do some homework.
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Posted on July 11, 2012 by GMAC
Provided by Al Turner, Assistant Director, Rutgers Business School Office of Graduate Admissions
Applying to graduate school can be an overwhelming process. And, the landscape is changing with regard to the age demographic applying to and entering graduate business school. The field is getting younger, and those with years of professional maturity will find that the youthful are extremely competitive. There can be no taking comfort in having a job that lasts forever and not experiencing some sort of restructuring. Growing pains and bottom lines dictate the profitability of big and medium sized business, therefore all the more reason to be prepared for the shift and pursue your graduate studies. However, there are definitely some checks and balances that need to be adhered to during the process.
There is a lot to be gained by having an MBA degree and the financial reward can be quite lucrative. What is required to be that breakout candidate and star? When applying to b-schools, research is extremely important, as evidenced by the numerous graduate MBA fairs that are conducted in cities across the globe. Seeing what schools have to offer with reference to the program is important in your search. When you’ve narrowed down your choice of institutions, it is also important – and demonstrates your level of commitment – to know a lot about the school to which you’re applying. Researching the following are all worthwhile pieces of information:
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