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Friday Factoid: Career Change Mentoring at NYU Stern

We all know that some aspiring MBAs view their time in business school as a platform through which they can execute a career change. Recognizing that these “career switchers” can benefit from as much exposure as possible to their desired new industry, New York University’s (NYU’s) Stern School of Business offers its Industry Mentoring Initiative (IMI). … Read More  

Friday Factoids New York University (Stern)

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Beyond the MBA Classroom: Liquidity Preference Functions at the Stanford GSB

When you select an MBA program, you are not just choosing your learning environment, but are also committing to becoming part of a community. Each Thursday, we offer a window into life “beyond the MBA classroom” at a top business school. Essentially happy hours, Liquidity Preference Functions (LPFs) at the Stanford Graduate School of Business are weekly … Read More  

Beyond the MBA Classroom Stanford University (Stanford Graduate School of Business)

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Professor Profiles: Saras D. Sarasvathy, UVA’s Darden School of Business

Many MBA applicants feel that they are purchasing a brand when they choose a school, but the educational experience at the business school is crucial to your future, and no one will affect your education more than your professors. Each Wednesday, we profile a standout professor as identified by students. Today, we focus on Saras D. … Read More  

Professor Profiles University of Virginia (Darden)

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Mission Admission: Weighing the Pros and Cons of a Part-Time MBA

Mission Admission is a series of MBA admission tips; a new one is posted each Tuesday. This time of year, we get an increasing number of questions about part-time MBA programs. So we thought we would take a look at some of the pros and cons of this option. As for the pros, the one … Read More  

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Monday Morning Essay Tip: The Optional Mistake

Last week, we discussed taking responsibility for blips in your personal, academic and/or career history via the optional essay. This week, we follow up with a simple discussion about the optional essay itself. Our title for this entry, “The Optional Mistake,” is a double entendre in that candidates often make the mistake of completing the optional essay … Read More  

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