Occasionally, applicants take a less honest approach to business school applications. They write their own letters of recommendation or pay other people to write their application essays for them. What could possibly go wrong?
According to Financial Times, B-schools are increasingly fed up with having to deal with ghostwritten essays and recommendations, and they’re taking steps to crack down. These steps range from speaking to recommenders directly to reaching out to candidates via email for quick writing samples.
The most basic technique, though, is looking for discrepancies in the essays and recommendations themselves.
Pristinely written essays from an applicant…
It’s the beginning of a new year, and that means a new set of online MBA rankings from U.S. News & World Report.
U.S. News’s decision to keep an annual ranking of online MBA programs reflects the rising popularity of online MBAs. Not everyone can afford to leave their job or their life for B-school, so online MBAs are an excellent opportunity for those who would otherwise find it difficult to enroll in MBA programs.
According to the U.S. News online MBA rankings, the top online MBA in the…
The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business has announced the Indonesia Fellowship, which will give full financial support to select MBA applicants from Indonesia. The fellowship is funded by the Rainbow Foundation, an organization based in Jakarta.
Besides tuition and fees, the fellowship is intended to cover living costs and other study costs, like textbooks and a computer.
Dawna Clarke, executive director of admissions and financial aid at Darden, summarized the scholarship as “an incredibly generous offer for talented students from Indonesia.”
According to Clarke, “The level of funding the fellowship provides exceeds that provided by…
New York University’s Stern School of Business has been on the hunt for a new dean for more than half a year, and they’ve now made their pick. The school announced this week that Rangarajan “Raghu” Sundaram would become the new dean, effective January 1.
In the course of their search, the school ultimately found their preferred candidate at Stern itself.
According to Andrew Hamilton, president of NYU: “Stern’s reputation is such that it had an outstanding group of candidates for the dean’s post. But in the end, the Search Committee found the best candidate here…
Harvard Business School has held onto its first-place spot in Bloomberg Businessweek’s ranking of MBA programs in the United States. Meanwhile, Wharton and Sloan are ascendant, taking over second and third place respectively.
Here are Bloomberg’s top ten:
– Harvard Business School
– The Wharton School
– Sloan School of Management
– Booth School of Business
– Stanford Graduate School of Business
– Fuqua School of Business
– Tuck School of Business
– Kellogg School of Management
– Columbia Business School
– Jones Graduate School of Business
Both HBS and Booth are unchanged in their rankings from last year,…
Each year, U.S. News and World Report releases its business school rankings for US MBA programs.
The best graduate business schools can’t stop at conferring MBAs.
Top graduate business schools have to integrate real life scenarios into courses, build tomorrow’s leaders and improve your chances of entering rewarding careers.
Each of these advantages has to be delivered at reasonable tuition rates.
For the second year in a row, Stanford University’s graduate business school took the…