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Top MBA Programs’ Diversity Events for Prospective Students

One of the best ways for prospective business school students to learn about how well they might fit with an MBA program is by interfacing with enrolled students who come from a similar cultural background. To facilitate this research, top business schools are offering diversity events this fall (2021) to provide aspiring MBAs an opportunity…

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Do MBA Programs Care about Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies?

Do MBA Programs Care about Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies?

Do MBA programs care about what’s happening in the blockchain and crypto space? The short answer is yes, though not all have taken action to educate in this space. However, that may change by the time you finish reading this post because new blockchain and crypto-focused elements are being introduced at an increasing pace as…

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Is a Tech MBA for Me?

Is a Tech MBA for Me?

Technology is everywhere these days—and careers revolving around technology are the focus at many MBA programs around the United States. While a general management MBA will always help you build strong management and business skills, if you are looking to pivot specifically into technology, there are programs designed to help you get there. All tech…

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Tips for Your Consortium 2021–2022 Application Essays

The Consortium’s mission is to increase representation of African Americans, Hispanic American, and Native Americans in top MBA programs and throughout the US workforce. For more than 50 years, The Consortium has provided a streamlined application process to now 21 top MBA programs. It is exciting to see Columbia as the newest Consortium member for…

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So, You Think You Want to Go into PE/VC? – Part 1

Liberal Arts Major to Finance Professional: Four Tips for Leveraging an MBA

Many prospective students with nontraditional backgrounds, such as those with liberal arts degrees, plan to leverage the MBA to rebrand themselves and pivot into the finance industry. While an MBA will open many doors for liberal arts professionals, allowing them to meet prospective employers and build a network within sectors such as investment banking, private…

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What Is DEI, and Why Do Business Schools Care About It?

What Is DEI, and Why Do Business Schools Care About It?

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is a collection of policies and programs within an organization designed to encourage representation and participation of people across all racial, ethnic, gender, religion, and ability backgrounds. DEI has become increasingly important to organizations in recent years, and this is reflected in its elevation within MBA programs. In the United…

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Tips for Military MBA Applicants

Tips for Military MBA Applicants

Perhaps you are leaving active military service and hoping an MBA can help provide a smooth transition into civilian life. Or maybe you are pausing your active service to get an MBA with the goal of gaining skills to boost your military career. Will schools view your military service in a positive light? In a…

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Resources for Black MBA Applicants

Black students represent an important talent pipeline for firms across industries. However, enrollment at top MBA programs, which are gateways to access mid- and senior-level opportunities, has stagnated over the past decade; Black students make up less than 10% of annual enrollment on average nationally. Admissions experts attribute this to the lack of formal corporate…

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So, You Think You Want to Go into PE/VC? – Part 2

So, You Think You Want to Go into PE/VC? – Part 2

If you read Part 1 of this post and have decided to check out Part 2 as well, I assume you are serious about pursuing a career in private equity (PE) or venture capital (VC)—or are at least interested in learning more! While Part 1 provides a quick and general primer on PE/VC, this post…

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So, You Think You Want to Go into PE/VC? – Part 1

So, You Think You Want to Go into PE/VC? – Part 1

Private equity (PE) seems to be the holy grail for many MBA candidates and students—or so they think. Many candidates I talk to are interested in PE or venture capital (VC), but they don’t have a real grasp of what that means. Investing in early-stage companies and making a lot of money, right? Maybe.  PE…

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Tips for Management Consultants Applying to Business Schools

Tips for Management Consultants Applying to Business Schools

Applying to MBA programs from a management consulting position can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, MBA admissions officers know that as a management consultant, you may have had more opportunity than other applicants to interact directly with senior executives; work with and perhaps even manage large cross-functional teams; work in a variety…

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MBAnalysis Blog: An MBA for Future Entrepreneurs? Absolutely

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As an entrepreneur myself — having being involved in 4-5 startups over the last 10+ years – I am frequently asked if business school makes sense for a would-be entrepreneur. Admittedly there is a tension there, after all some of the most successful entrepreneurs never went to business school, and in fact, some never even…

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