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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Profiles of HBS and Stanford GSB Students

What are typical profiles of Harvard Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Business students? Wonder no more. Poets & Quants has published an outstanding piece in which a team analyzed more than 1,200 LinkedIn profiles to gauge the educational backgrounds and work experiences of Class of 2020 at HBS … 

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MBA Applications Fall

While the general trend may be that more and more students apply for undergraduate admission to America’s highly selective colleges each year, that same trend does not hold true for admission to MBA programs. In fact, over the last three years, MBA applications have dropped off rather precipitously across the … 

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24 Brown University Doctoral Programs Drop GRE

If you’re applying to one of 24 doctoral programs at Brown University for enrollment during the 2020-2021 academic year and you don’t happen to be a strong GRE test-taker, you’re in luck! As it turns out, 24 of Brown’s doctoral programs recently announced that they will drop the GRE requirement … 

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2019 Bloomberg MBA Ranking

‘Tis the season for university rankings. Bloomberg Businessweek recently conducted a survey of 126 business schools around the globe, polling the alumni of these graduate business programs on the academic quality of the programs, innovation, reputation, and the power of the school’s alumni network. And the result of the survey … 

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Cornell Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program Drops GRE

Cornell University’s Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering will no longer be requiring applicants to its graduate program to submit GRE test scores. And why? Well, the department essentially found that the GRE didn’t serve as a good predictor of students’ success once they began their graduate studies. In fact, the … 

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