MBA Applications Surge

It’s one of the laws of physics. Or at least one of the laws of physics as according to Ivy Coach. Maybe not according to Newton. When the economy tanks, applications to graduate schools soar. This law of physics applies — in particular — to our nation’s elite graduate business … 

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A Changing Wharton

This will not be President Trump’s Wharton. The times they are a-changin’ at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The elite business school recently hired Erika James as its new dean and, well, Dr. James has no intention of maintaining the status quo. Rather, she believes business students … 

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Law School Applications Skyrocket

Maybe it’s because of RBG. Maybe it’s because the LSAT is now offered online. Maybe it’s because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whatever the reason, law school applications are up this year — and they are up big time. As compared to this time last year, law school applications across the … 

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MBA Applications Skyrocket

In ninth grade algebra class, we learned the fundamentals of logic. If p, then q. Well, we’ve got an if p, then q for our readers today. Historically, if the economy tanks, applications to business school rise. We’ve been writing about this trend for many years and in fact the … 

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Gap Years for MBA Students

In light of all the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, many of our nation’s elite universities have assured this year’s batch of high school seniors that they can choose to take a gap year if they so wished. Our nation’s top MBA programs, however, have not all been as flexible with … 

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Grad Schools Will See Increasing Applications

There’s an old rule of thumb: As the economy sinks, graduate school applications rise and as the economy rises, graduate school applications sink. It was true in 2008. As our loyal readers know, we’ve got a crystal ball here at Ivy Coach. Our crystal ball, as crazy as it may … 

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Admissions Exams Canceled Across China

When we read about college or graduate school admissions test cancelations in nations such as China or South Korea, the first thing that comes to mind is: another security breach? After all, we’ve reported over the years on several test cancelations as a result of security breaches. So often exam … 

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Johns Hopkins’ MBA Program Leans Into Health

Johns Hopkins University recently publicly announced the elimination of the consideration of legacy status in undergraduate admissions. And it seems the university isn’t done quite yet announcing changes. Beginning in the fall of 2020, Johns Hopkins’ graduate business education will undergo a makeover of sorts. In light of five consecutive … 

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