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Road to Business School 2013: The Premier Forum for Networking with B-Schools

August 2, 2013 by

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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.

We have gathered admissions officers from over 30 of the … Read full post

Booth in Hong Kong

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.

According to a Bloomberg article, “Hong Kong was named the third-best city globally in terms of overall returns from an … Read full post

mbaMission’s 2013-2014 University of Chicago Booth Essay Analysis

July 29, 2013 by

Why not start our analysis of the University of Chicago Booth’s essay questions for this season with a few important words directly from the school’s admissions committee?

“This year’s questions have been specifically designed to get to know you on a deeper level and to go beyond why it is that you want an MBA.  As you review the essay questions … we encourage you to think about the experiences that have shaped and influenced you, your passions and interests (professionally and personally), and what you think the Admissions Committee needs to know about you in order to fully understand your candidacy. While essay questions are just one part of a holistic evaluation process, they are still a very relevant and valuable component for our Admissions Committee.

You may notice that we do not have a formal essay question asking you to outline your career goals and reasons for … Read full post

Road to Business School Spotlight: Penn State Smeal College of Business

March 27, 2013 by

As a part of the Road to Business School event series that will take place in August, we’ll be featuring a different business school every week to help you explore your options.  Keep in mind that the schools featured will be participating in our upcoming business school fairs, so you’ll have the chance to meet them in person or virtually during the Road series.

Finding the right school for you is always a challenge.  Take the time to dig in and get to know each program as you do your research.  This week’s spotlight is on Smeal.

Penn State Smeal College of Business

The Penn State Smeal MBA is a two-year, full-time, internationally ranked MBA Program that has been designed to provide the connections, resources, learning, and experiences to transform business life and the business world.  The program focuses on four critical thematic areas: Global Perspective, Total Business Focus, … Read full post

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