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Alternative MBA Options: Part 2 (The EMBA)

Alternative MBA Options: Part 2 (The EMBA)

A few weeks back we ran a post on part-time programs as part of a broader concept: finding and presenting alternative MBA options to those applicants who desire an MBA but do not fit the traditional profile for an elite, full-time MBA program. Today, we continue the theme by exploring the Exeuctive MBA (EMBA) and looking at some of the elite and interesting options available to students in that space.

Filed in: Business School
HBS 2+2 Application Deadline Announced for 2010

HBS 2+2 Application Deadline Announced for 2010

Harvard Business School has just announced this year’s application deadline for the HBS 2+2 Program: June 15, 2010. Note that this is a couple of week’s earlier than last year’s deadline.

Four Important Characteristics of the Duke MBA Program

Four Important Characteristics of the Duke MBA Program


Continuing our series of admissions insights clipped from Veritas Prep’s Annual Reports, our in-depth insider’s guides to 15 of the world’s top MBA programs, this week we investigate a few things that make Duke’s approach to graduate management education unique. (Our Annual reports are absolutely free with registration, but we thought we’d share some snippets here to help get you started in your Fuqua School of Business research.)

Filed in: Annual Reports
Alternative MBA Options: Part 1

Alternative MBA Options: Part 1

One of things we are often asked to do is identify new trends and themes that emerge in the MBA admissions process. One theme we are starting to feel pretty sure about this year is that the notion b-schools are “skewing young” is legitimate. Not every MBA program is shifting as rapidly and aggressively as HBS, where over half the class enters business school less than three years after graduating from college, but the ideal age range seems to be either holding rigid or even shrinking.

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Round Three or Not Round Three: Part Two

Round Three or Not Round Three: Part Two

Part One of our series about applying to business school in Round Three, today we look at a couple of other factors to consider when planning your Round Three admissions strategy.

Another key consideration is the business school to which you’re applying. Schools vary greatly in how they approach Round Three. While some are upfront about the fact that seats go fast and there aren’t many left in Round Three, others (such as UCLA Anderson) make a point of holding seats for the last round, knowing that there will still be many great applicants applying then.


According to Anderson’s MBA Insider’s Blog:
Filed in: MBA Admissions
Six Must-Have Professors at Chicago Booth

Six Must-Have Professors at Chicago Booth

Continuing our series of admissions insights clipped from Veritas Prep’s Annual Reports, our in-depth insider’s guides to 15 of the world’s top business schools, this week we take a look at six professors who have earned Chicago Booth students’ love. (Our Annual reports are absolutely free with registration, but we thought we’d share some snippets here to help get you started in your Booth research.)

Filed in: Annual Reports
Five Things That Make UCLA Anderson Unique

Five Things That Make UCLA Anderson Unique

Continuing our series of admissions insights clipped from Veritas Prep’s Annual Reports, our in-depth insider’s guides to 15 of the world’s top MBA programs, this week we investigate a few things that make UCLA Anderson’s approach to graduate management education unique. (Our Annual reports are absolutely free with registration, but we thought we’d share some snippets here to help get you started in your Anderson research.)

Filed in: Annual Reports
Financial Times MBA Rankings for 2010

Financial Times MBA Rankings for 2010


The Financial Times has just released its 2010 business school rankings, with London Business School remaining in the #1 spot. This comes after LBS and Wharton actually shared the #1 position in last year’s rankings.

Yale SOM Names Edward A. Snyder New Dean

Yale SOM Names Edward A. Snyder New Dean

This morning the Yale School of Management announced that Edward A. Snyder, currently Dean and George Shultz Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, has agreed to become the next Dean of the Yale School of Management. Snyder, who last fall announced his decision to step down from the role of Dean at Chicago Booth on June 30, 2010, won’t actually begin his term immediately. He will take a year off, and then step into the Dean’s office at Yale SOM on July 1, 2011. Current Yale SOM Dean Sharon Oster will continue on in her current role until then.


When Snyder announced that he was leaving Chicago Booth, it made a lot of waves in the education space, since he had put together one of the most successful tenures of any business school dean in recent memory. Under his leadership, Chicago Booth almost doubled its number of endowed professorships and more than tripled its scholarship assistance to MBA students. He transformed Chicago Booth by overseeing the move to the school’s new Hyde Park campus and establishing a new campus in London. The school is now expanding its presence in Singapore and is playing a significant role in the University
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Six Must-Have Classes at Stanford GSB

Six Must-Have Classes at Stanford GSB

Continuing our series of admissions insights clipped from Veritas Prep’s Annual Reports, our in-depth insider’s guides to 15 of the world’s top business schools, this week we take a look at six classes that are universally popular among Stanford GSB students. (Our Annual reports are absolutely free with registration, but we thought we’d share some snippets here to help get you started in your Stanford research.)

Filed in: Annual Reports
More Women Than Ever Are Going to Business School

More Women Than Ever Are Going to Business School


According to a new article by Rebecca Knight in the Financial Times (free registration required), the typical MBA classroom now has more women in it than ever before. The article cites a study by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, which shows that women now make up about 37% of the student body at traditional full-time business schools in the U.S., up from 33% just five years ago (and up from 30% ten years ago).

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Veritas Prep iPhone GMAT Prep App Reaches More Than 50,000 Downloads!

Veritas Prep iPhone GMAT Prep App Reaches More Than 50,000 Downloads!


With our GMAT prep classes starting around the world this week, we were so hard at work that we almost missed a huge milestone: Our Veritas Prep GMAT Practice Quiz iPhone App has been downloaded more than 50,000 on the iTunes store!

Filed in: GMAT Prep