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Clear Admit Releases Revised 2013-2014 School Guides to Columbia, Harvard, Kellogg, Stanford, Wharton and more!

We are excited to announce the first release of the Clear Admit School Guides, updated for 2013-2014!  Praised by both admissions officers and applicants, the School Guides profile top business schools in detail, addressing programs from the perspectives of students, faculty, alumni and the popular press.  The latest editions of the Chicago Booth, Columbia, Harvard, Kellogg, MIT Sloan, NYU Stern, Stanford, Tuck and Wharton guides, among a number

Top 10 Tech-Centric MBA Programs

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Do you plan on tacking on an IS concentration to your MBA degree? According to a recent article in CIO Magazine, these tech-centric MBA programs give students the option to combine business administration with information systems studies-- essential for any Senior IT leadership position. The following rank as the U.S. News top 10 business schools for information systems: 1. Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of

MBA Podcaster Day in the Life Series: The Lisbon MBA

A Day in the Life of The Lisbon MBA brings together deans, directors, professors, and students of the new Lisbon MBA program to discuss what their MBA program has to offer. The unique program is an MBA joint-venture between MIT Sloan School of Management, Nova School of Business and Economics and

Listener Question: Is Engineering & an MBA a Good Combo?

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Question: Is engineering+MBA a good combination? Most of the students who speak in the videos(How to get into....) have worked in the management field. But since I am going to do engineering I will have no such experiences.How is that going to work against me? What is the average number of students with a science background admitted to the top business schools every year? -A. Gogoi Answer: Without a doubt the answer is YES, business

GMAT vs GRE

The GRE is the buzz word around business schools. It's a growing trend among top MBA programs to accept the GRE in addition to the GMAT. Just to name a few: Harvard Business School, Stanford, MIT Sloan, NYU Stern, and Columbia. In this show, you'll find out the key differences between the two tests and learn about the upcoming changes to the GRE in August 2011. If you're asking yourself, "which test should I take?" or "will I do better on the...

Getting Into MIT Sloan

Check out our sneak preview of "Getting into MIT Sloan School of Management." Join us on a trip to Cambridge, Massachusetts to MIT Sloan School of Management. Find out what qualities MIT Sloan looks for in candidates from Director of Admissions Rod Garcia. Meet some fellow "Sloanies" and learn about their experiences on campus. This guide to getting into MIT Sloan covers everything you need to know about Sloan's condensed core curriculum, inte...

From the Military to an MBA Part II

For many military personnel it’s not an easy transition from the battlefield to the campus and then to the boardroom. Military leaders – with their sense of responsibility and strategic thinking -- are often naturally driven to get their MBA to develop their technical, business and managerial skills, to prepare for the move into corporate life. In this show, From the Military to Corporate America, you will get advice and information from...

Standing Out Among the Outstanding

MBA Podcaster co-hosted Microsoft Corporation’s 2nd Annual MBA Panel at their Redmond, WA headquarters. The theme for this year’s panel was “Standing out among the outstanding: Recession, Competition, and Business School Admissions”. The panel, featuring INSEAD, University of Washington Foster School of Business, The National Black MBA Association, and others, helps MBA applicants learn strategies that can help them secure admission to...

Getting Your Employer to Fund Your MBA

Tuition bills for MBA programs are in the tens of thousands, if not reaching well over six figures. Wouldn’t it be great if someone else paid for your MBA? Well it might not be as hard as you think. Many companies have existing programs for funding MBA’s and even if your company doesn’t have a program, it is possible to convince your boss that she should pay for your MBA. We’ll speak to our guests for the best strategies to get your empl...

MBA for Engineers

We often get the question if an MBA makes sense for engineers and how engineers can stand apart in their applications from the many others like them who are applying to business school. To answer the question and more, we’re speaking to an admission consultant, several students, and a couple of deans about engineers and business schools. Which business schools typically like the engineers? How should applicants with engineering backgrounds p...

From the Military to an MBA

Strong young military leaders often make the successful leap to Corporate America, with the MBA providing the tools. In this show you will hear from more than a dozen deans, soldiers, students and experts about the military-friendly schools, how to find available benefits, you’ll learn about the resources and the challenges. In our companion show, Military MBA: From the Military to Corporate America: Fitting In you will hear how to make th...

Business School Panel, hosted by Microsoft Corp

The Africans at Microsoft diversity group recently assembled a panel of experts to talk about earning and making the best of an MBA degree. The panel is a candid discussion with business school admissions and career services people, current students and MBA graduates on a range of topics. Speakers included representatives from some of the best schools in the country, including Harvard Business School; Sloan School of Management at MIT; UC Berk...

Getting Into a Top 10 MBA Program

To get into a Top 10 MBA program you need sky-high GMAT scores, a perfect GPA from an Ivy League school, fluency in five languages, a Nobel prize, and have already started your own successful company. Well, not quite. Though it may seem that way, the top schools are not full of super heroes. They want to know who you are as a person, how you have overcome obstacles, and why you want that top-tier degree. Getting that prized acceptance letter from...

Answering Your MBA Related Questions

After receiving a number of MBA related questions from our listeners, we went out to find the answers. This time, we answer questions on MBA salaries, career options, courses to take to prepare for business school, and much more. Join us as we hear from GMAC (The Graduate Management Admission Council), an admission’s director, career development directors, and an admission consultant....

Part I of Understanding the Various MBA Tracks

More business schools are crafting specialized curriculums that are giving students a targeted approach to their education and careers. You can get an MBA in finance, global management, technology, real estate, or health-care, just to name a few. This time we'll explore four top MBA programs with concentrations in entrepreneurship, finance, technology and general management. We’ll find out how a specialized curriculum can play a big role in...

Part I of Understanding the Various MBA Tracks

Part-time Versus Full-time MBA

When considering the pursuit of an MBA, one of the first options you're likely weighing is going back full-time versus part-time. Historically it has been deemed that for graduate students in business, the decision to attend school full-time vs. part-time largely depends on whether you want to continue on a pre-established career path or alternatively change careers or industries. However with the recent recession and unemployment trends, more...

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