TransparentCareer: Startups & Entrepreneurship

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Source: TransparentCareer his year more and more MBA grads are choosing to work at – or start their own – high-growth startup companies over industry giants. An analysis of our 250,000+ data points reveals what it’s like to work for a startup company after graduating with your MBA. Harvard reports that demand for entrepreneurship-related offerings increases by 20%-30% every year. …

P&Q: MBAs Switching Careers At Massive Rates

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Source: Poets & Quants by Nathan Allen, 10.26.2016. hen Rob Schoder arrived in the San Francisco Bay Area in July, he boasted a new, shiny MBA from an elite business school and a robust network, but only about a year or two of part-time startup experience. Despite not having much experience in a professional bubble saturated with top talent and …

Financial Times: Chicago’s top food and drink spots for Booth MBAs

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Source: Financial Times by Julia McInnis, October 21. 2016. ince I have moved to Chicago for business school, the first thing my non-Chicago friends ask, long before they ask about Booth, is whether or not I like deep-dish pizza. Deep-dish is Chicago’s signature and gooey take on the otherwise thin and crispy student staple. The inhabitants of my native New …

P&Q: An MBA Will Make You Richer And Happier

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Source: Poets & Quants by Nathan Allen, 10.21.2016. or those who maintain that money cannot buy happiness, MBAs from the country’s top business schools will beg to differ. New data released exclusively to Poets&Quants reveals that MBAs graduating from full-time programs at the top 50 U.S. schools are 58% happier in their first jobs post-MBA than their jobs right before …

WSJ: Test Redos Give GMAT Scores a Lift

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Source: The Wall Street Jurnal by John Simons, Oct. 5, 2016. Higher test scores have intensified competition to M.B.A. programs verage scores on the most widely used business-school entrance exams are going up, but that doesn’t mean students are getting any smarter. Thanks in part to new rules that allow test-takers to cancel low scores and try the test again, …

Business Because: FINTECH: 6 MBA Start-Ups Disrupting Finance — From Blockchains To Artificial Intelligence

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Source: Business Because by Seb Murray, July 28th, 2016 Roster of the world’s top tier MBA graduates who’ve joined the fintech wave is growing inancial services are ripe for disruption. PwC, the consultancy, forecast last week that fintech start-ups could steal 20% of the banking market. And the roster of the world’s top tier business school graduates who’ve joined the …

Chicago Booth Recommendation Questions 2016-2017

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University of Chicago – Booth School of Business Full-time MBA program – LOR Prompts All applicants must submit two letters of recommendation. The first letter of recommendation should come from a supervisor. We prefer that you use a current supervisor for this recommendation. If you work for a family business or own your own company, please try to secure a …

Chicago Booth Essay Questions 2016-2017

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University of Chicago – Booth School of Business Full-time MBA program – Application essays View this collection of shared Booth moments. Choose the moment that best resonates with you and tell us why. Presentation/Essay Guidelines: Choose the format that works for you. Want to illustrate your response visually? Submit a slide presentation. Like to express yourself with words? Write a …

Bloomberg: Silicon Valley May Want MBAs More Than Wall Street Does

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Source: Bloomberg by Natalie Kitroeff, Patrick Clark March 17, 2016. Never mind the trash talk. More tech companies are hiring MBAs. ayPal co-founder Peter Thiel said MBAs are predisposed to “herdlike thinking and behavior.” Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen dubbed them a contrarian indicator, saying “if they want to go into tech, that means a bubble is forming.” In a post …

Wall Street Journal: Coveted Job Title for M.B.A.s: Product Manager

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Source: The Wall Street Journal By Lindsay Gellman, March 2, 2016 Business schools are adding courses and programs to set students on a path to product-management jobs in tech companies o much for buyout titans. The current crop of M.B.A. students has a new dream job: Product manager. More business-school students are setting their sights on tech company product-management roles, …

Financial Times: Scholarships up the ante in fight for top MBA students

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Source: Financial Times by Jonathan Moules, February 7, 2016. Financial aid is increasingly a carrot to lure promising talent, rather than just extending access atida Ndlovu has been lucky twice over in her education. First, as a teenager, she emigrated from Zimbabwe, which at the time was plagued by economic undertainty and instability, to Germany, where she completed her undergraduate …

Financial Times: MBA graduates’ love affair with consultancy endures

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Source Financial Times by Ian Wylie, January 31, 2016 How do the ‘big three’ firms influence elite schools? oogle, Facebook and Amazon might grab more of the headlines, but consulting firms are still snapping up the most students at top business schools as they remain the largest recruiters, according to the latest MBA placement statistics. Amid a surge of interest …

Bloomberg: The High Cost of Networking at Business School

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Source: Bloomberg Business by Sarah Grant Nov 18, 2015 For Victor Eng, a former Goldman Sachs investment banker in his first year at Columbia Business School, it was demoralizing to see his bank account diminish three months into the school year. “There’s something psychologically negative about it,” he said. But, he added, spending more than his budget allows is a …