Anyone thinking about going to business school knows the value proposition includes networking. When I was asking around my social circle about what an MBA education was all about one close friend told me that 50% of the value was in the education itself and the other 50% came from the relationships you build while in school. The education-to-network breakdown fluctuates widely for different individuals, but a 50/50 split is a reasonable generalization.
The expectations around network-building likely involve your classmates, other b-schoolers you might meet at business competitions, and perhaps even outside professional relationships founded via an internship. Each expected source is reasonable, valuable, and realistic. However, an oft overlooked and severely under-valued source for enriching relationships the diverse, highly intelligent, experienced, and invested group of individuals that comprise your institution’s teaching faculty.
TONIGHT! Join us for our final event in our Road to Business School event series: Women in Business Management. We are incredibly excited to end this year’s RTBS with such a powerful, relevant seminar. This moderated panel of accomplished professionals will offer insight through experience and take your questions, live online. Let’s learn more about the panelists!
Christine Wu, Senior Director, Sony Brand Marketing & Media
- Prior to joining Sony Corporation of America in 2008, Ms. Wu was the Senior Marketing Manager at Pepsi-Cola North America. She received her MBA at Northwestern and BS at Wharton. Christine has climbed to and remained at the top of her field, engendering unique perspective on what it means to be a business professional.
Nell Derick Debevoise, Founder and CEO, Inspiring Capital
- Inspiring Capital is an organization and network of entrepreneurs and investors dedicated to assisting our non-profit companies in earning and optimizing
TONIGHT! Join us for an exclusive Kaplan event we cannot be more excited present: Minority MBA: The Road Less Traveled. A fabulous moderated panel of accomplished professionals will offer insight through experience and take your questions, live online. Let’s learn more about the panelists!
Daria Burke, CEO Black MBA Women
- Ms. Burke is a celebrated speaker and business leader. Her professional background began in the fashion and cosmetics industries before she dedicated her life “to influencing and empowering the next generation of black female business leaders” (click for Daria’s full bio). Black MBA Women, founded in 2012, has found footing and success in elevating its unique constituency.
Nicole Lindsay, CEO Diversity MBA Prep
- Diversity MBA Prep is an organization dedicated to coaching women and minorities through the business school application process. Ms. Lindsay is also the principal at Strong Seed Professional Development LLC. She holds a BS
Kaplan’s On-Site Road to Business School 2013 event series has been bouncing across the country this week. We kicked off the tour in Chicago and then headed west to Los Angeles and up the coast to San Francisco. After SF, we charged back across the country for a Monday night in Boston and then rallied for a New York City Wednesday. Finally, we closed out the tour last night in Washington, D.C.
I know what many of you are thinking: All of that sounds absolutely incredible, but due to an odd mix of circumstances and fate, if you do not live near one of those world-class cities, you may feel slighted. But, please don’t fret. We’ve got you covered. We would not be Kaplan GMAT if we did not take our Road series online!
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Our first Road to Business School event happens tomorrow in Chicago with the next one coming up this Saturday in Los Angeles. Still, we have just a few schools left to share with you. This week, University of Iowa Tippie School of Management, their focus creating leaders to make a better world.
Ever wanted to study on the banks of a river? Well, even if you’ve never thought about it, by going to the University of Iowa Tippie School of Management you’ll be doing just that. Located in Iowa City, Iowa along the banks of the Iowa River, this business school successfully combines a small learning community with the resources of one of the largest schools in the country.
- MBA Class of 2014 has 56 students enrolled.
- School specializes in accounting.
- Cost of tuition for Iowa residents is $19,246 per year while out-of-state students pay $35,314 per year.
Completing business school applications is an intense undertaking. From start to finish, b-school applicants are looking at months of grueling preparation. All too often, the process is underestimated and prospective MBAs find themselves blowing right by Round 1 deadlines and cramming for Round 2.
If approached soberly and appropriately, one should anticipate spending at least two months working on all the various aspects of the package (researching programs and faculty, writing essays, polishing resumes, gathering letters of recommendation, etc.). Further, this two-month time frame is set aside from GMAT prep. Considering an adequate test preparation runway, you could be looking at a total b-school application development time of three to six months. With such a clear and present pain, it is no wonder a business is offering a product to mollify that pain.
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Our third annual Road to Business School series of events kicks off in Chicago on Thursday, August 8, 2013. Chicago is just the first in a week-long tour around the United States that includes On-Site B-School Fairs at prestigious venues in some of the greatest cities in the world that are home to the absolute best MBA programs out there: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, New York City, and Washington, D.C.
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The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is dropping nearly USD40 million on a new campus in Hong Kong while closing their long-standing campus in Singapore after 13 years and 1,000 graduates. This is a huge move by a major player — something that is surely being closely watched by Booth’s top-tier b-school colleagues.
The numbers coming out of China are too big to ignore. According to a Graduate Management Admission Council survey for the 2011-2012 GMAT testing year, 27 percent of foreign applicants to MBA programs were citizens of China. Clearly, Booth’s strategic plan includes capitalizing on the demand for MBAs in the world’s second-largest and quickly growing economy. Apparently, the best way they can figure to do that is move their Asian installation 1611 miles northeast.
Seventy-four percent more MBAs were minted in 2012 than in 2001 and the MBA degree comprised a full twenty percent of masters degrees awarded.1 The law of supply and demand is fairly straightforward: as supply increases, demand decreases. This notion as applied to MBA-degree holders reveals that “right now it appears there’s more than enough supply of highly educated talent out there to satisfy employer demand.”2
Naturally, with over-supply comes reduced demand. In other words, the MBA degree carries less cache than it has in the past and, thus, those graduating with these degrees are as hard-pressed as ever to differentiate themselves in the job market beyond simply touting the advanced degree. This saturation coupled with an anemic market leaves should inspire prospective MBAs to understand how best to position themselves in school so as to ensure professional competitiveness when it comes time to secure employment.
Only a few weeks until our Road to Business School event. This week we highlight a MBA located in Washington DC, Georgetown Business School at the McDonough School of Business. Their mission is to educate students to be ethically responsible and effective business leaders.
The Georgetown Business School at the McDonough School of Business is a top internationally-focused business school located in Washington, D.C. Located at a major research university, the school offers multiple formats of MBAs.
At a Glance
- The Georgetown Business School enrolls about 1,000 MBA students and 1,200 participants in executive education programs.
- The program is renowned for its international emphasis, with fully 80% of students having had some sort of international business experience before enrollment.
- On average, the program costs $99,650.
- The average salary at graduation is $99,799.
- 92 percent of graduates receive job offers within three months of graduation.
- Consulting is a