Our Road to Business School event series starts this August and every week we are highlighting a new MBA program and the school’s campus and city. This week’s school spotlight features the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. Their motto: Shaping Leaders and Driving Results.
The towns in North Carolina have a reputation for laid-back hospitality, as the inhabitants of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the home of the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, will certainly prove to you. But don’t be fooled. Once you’re off the town’s quaint streets and away from its trendy bar and club scene, it’s all business at the school itself, which will fully prepare you for the often-cut-throat world of business that lies ahead.
- There is a class size of 290 students.
- The school focuses on both consulting and finance.
- Tuition is $34,560 for NC residents and $53,922 for others.
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The 2013 round took place six months ago. 142 players bought-in for $85-$225 and around ten percent finished in the money, a chunk taken from 70% of the pot and the remainder is donated to Keep Memory Alive at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Thirty-six players were invited for an interview.
2013 was the eighth year Caesars Entertainment has used a Texas Hold-em poker tournament as a recruiting tool from MBAs. The 2014 dates are January 17-19 at Planet Hollywood Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Event recruiting is a tactic utilized now at many big-name companies. According to an ABC News article, Amazon, Deloitte, Microsoft, and Tiffany are several examples of organizations that host fun events to get prospective employees in the door in order to observe their behavior and assess their potential viability for employment.
Paul King, Caesar’s corporate director of talent and recruiting, … Read full post
Pervasive stereotypes paint b-schoolers as unapologetic, ethics-be-damned capitalists arming themselves to cause yet another economic meltdown only to enrich themselves at the destitution of others. Yet, many MBAs truly do enter into graduate management programs with the expressed intention of using that education to drive positive change in the social and environmental sectors. These mission-driven individuals have a sober understanding that the salaries commensurate with such noble pursuits will very likely not justify the financial case for attending b-school in the first place. Despite income pragmatism, b-school graduates by the thousands seek out and accept government, social, and environmental sector jobs eager to apply the skills honed during MBA study.
The towering price of b-school along with all the associated expenses and, of course, the opportunity costs sum to an overwhelming invoice. For most, student loans are the only way to make graduate education possible and just as students get … Read full post
The Yale School of Management (SOM) in New Haven, Connecticut, is comparatively young considering the long and noble history of the campus. But, in its nearly forty years of existence, SOM has imposingly established itself as a world-class management grad school, offering MBA, EMBA, PhD, and MAM (master of advanced management) programs. Especially in the last five years, SOM has made impressive gains in global rankings. Watch out top 3 — Yale is coming after you, again.
- Current SOM headcount: 500 students
- Tuition: $115,321
- Average salary among graduates: $104,147
- Rank in US for expected salary after graduation: 6th
- Graduates with job offers within three months of graduation: 90%
- Top industry recruiting Yale graduates: Consulting
- Program reputation: Global focus with emphasis on financial services and consulting
- Prospective student numbers: 3.56 GPA, 720 GMAT
The following might not come as a shock: it’s … Read full post
Especially considering the grim employment trends for bachelor’s degree holders and experienced direct-industry hires, the continued upward momentum of MBA and specialized master’s in management degree holders in the global labor market is particularly heartening. A new article posted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the writers of the notorious b-school admissions test, the GMAT, outlines key findings in two complementary surveys posted in late-May 2013: the 2013 Corporate Recruiters Survey and the 2013 Global Management Education Survey.
“B-school graduates are finding that their education is providing a clear and valued competitive edge in the job market,” said Dave Wilson, president and CEO of GMAC.
A 4% jump in planned MBA hires was uncovered by the 2013 Corporate Recruiters Survey as well as increases in planned hires for master in management, master of accounting, master of finance, and other specialized master degrees. Further, US employers expect to pay … Read full post
One’s level of Emotional Intelligence (EI), sometimes referred to and measured as an Emotional Quotient (EQ), not to be confused with one’s Intelligence Quotient (IQ), is gaining more and more importance in the minds of psychologists, sociologists, human resource professionals, and, now, business school admissions officers – at least at Yale anyway. The Yale School of Management will begin testing its 2013 MBA cohort on their ability to both manage and understand emotions, according to a recent article. The testing is being initiated with the expressed intention of one day including such EI evaluations in the admissions process at the school. From the article:
“It is our goal to more closely tie the Leadership Development Program and admissions process together,” writes Bruce DelMonico, assistant dean and director of admissions, in an e-mail. “We feel it would be a natural complement to the more … Read full post
During my time as a GMAT instructor for Kaplan Test Prep, I have had the great pleasure to work with a select few individuals who display such foresight and reason as they stare down the barrel of their future that I hold a special place of respect and admiration for them. Taken individually, they comprise a highly diverse group, but the one thing all have in common is that they are fresh out of undergrad and studying for the GMAT.
I know what happens after undergraduate commencement: life. The vast majority of my aspirant MBAs are 3-5 years into their professional lives by the time they start positioning themselves for b-school. As the reality of the GMAT sets in, these individuals are soon overwhelmed and questioning how they might be able to pull off GMAT study in addition to all of the other things that were already … Read full post
Time: 9:30pm-11:00pm ET/6:30pm-8:00pm PT
What: GMAT Bootcamp
Hosts: Kaplan GMAT Instructor Team — Justin Doff, Teresa Rupp, and Lucas Weingarten
Why: To learn the strategies you need to build the speed and accuracy to tackle the most advanced content on the test.
Listen up, people! You’ve got somewhere to be on Tuesday, May 14, 2013! One of Kaplan’s Elite GMAT instructors, Justin Lawrence Doff (shown here), will be on-camera and coming to you live from Los Angeles, CA dead-set on a singular agenda: arming you with what you need to conquer the most advanced attacks the GMAT has to throw at you. Learn how to set the pace on the climb to the top scoring tiers and, most importantly, how to maintain that level of performance to the end.
It’s bootcamp*. Expect to work hard and to make gains. No matter where you … Read full post
From The Free Dictionary:
a. Able to express oneself readily and effortlessly
b. Flowing effortlessly; polished
2. Flowing or moving smoothly; graceful
3. Flowing or capable of flowing; fluid
When I teach people how to beat the GMAT a common refrain of mine during class #1 goes something like this:
“It is not enough to study content. It’s not enough to study methods and strategies. It’s not enough to merely understand how to get the right answer to a GMAT question. If you truly want to dominate this test, which is entirely possible for you to do, then you must attain GMAT fluency. You must be fluent in all aspects of the GMAT: content, methodology, strategy, timing, what the GMAT is, what the GMAT is built to test, why you have to take it, what the scores … Read full post
MBA degrees are increasingly global in scope; after all, a degree based on commerce must be so. US schools are shaping curriculum to reflect the mechanics of the global economy, and these schools continue to attract more foreign MBA-degree seekers than any other continental graduate management programs. However, data from GMAC gives an interesting story about education trends across the Atlantic.
According to the 2013 annual ranking report of European business schools by Bloomberg Businessweek, in collaboration with QS Quacquarelli Symonds, publisher of the TopMBA website, European-born GMAT test takers are increasingly choosing to remain on EU soil rather than seek admission to US graduate programs. Further, US-born GMAT test takers appear to be ever more interested in obtaining their MBA and related management degrees from European business schools.