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 …

New York Times: No Venture Capital Needed, or Wanted

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Source: The New York Times By Janet Morrissey, June 1, 2016. he business world is filled with starry-eyed entrepreneurs who hope that the blessings of angel investors and venture capitalists will transform their start-up dreams into companies with billion-dollar valuations. But some successful start-ups have been bucking the trend by growing and expanding without taking a dime from major outside …

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: 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 …

Harvard Business School finally ranks #1

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or the first time since BusinessWeek started ranking MBA programs 27 years ago, Harvard Business School has been ranked number 1 by the influential ranking published today. HBS rose seven spots to grab the top spot. The ranking shuffle is the result of a methodology change, which the publication says “now focuses on what most people hope to get after …

Dartmouth Recommendation Questions 2015-2016

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Dartmouth University – Tuck School of Business Full-time MBA program – LOR Prompts Two letters of recommendations are required. How long have you known the applicant and in what context? Have you served as the applicant’s supervisor? If so, please provide approximate dates. Please comment upon the frequency and nature of your interactions with the applicant What are the applicant’s …

Dartmouth Essay Questions 2015-2016

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Dartmouth University – Tuck School of Business Full-time MBA program – Application essays What are your short- and long-term goals? Why do you need an MBA to achieve those goals? Why are you interested in Tuck specifically? (500 words max, double-spaced) Tell us about your most meaningful leadership experience and what role you played. How will that experience contribute to …

Bloomberg: MBA Admissions Interviews Gone Bad – Really Bad

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Source: Bloomberg by Francesca Di Meglio July 11, 2012. he admissions interview is the business school’s opportunity to meet potential students face to face and go beyond the pages of their applications. “We are looking for qualities that you can’t necessarily assess on paper, such as communication skills, poise, charisma, and the right fit for the school,” writes Dawna Clarke, …