MBA Applicants: Overcome Background Blemishes

MBA News & Around the Web Blog – #56

Each week we rifle through the world wide web to bring you news, blog posts and any other information we find relevant. Below you will find a few useful, interesting, or otherwise relevant links from around the world of career exploration, talent acquisition, and more.

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Here are the findings for the week prior to February 5th 2018photo from U.S. News (Hero Images/Getty Images)

  1. MBA Applicants: Overcome Background Blemishes

“When you apply to an MBA program, particularly at a prestigious business school, the admissions committee will scrutinize every element of your background to determine how well-rounded you are and whether you’re up to the program’s academic rigors.”

Read the full article on U.S. News

  1. MBA Programs With The Most Women

“Five years ago, only three of the top 25 U.S. schools had 40% or more women enrolled in their MBA programs. Now nearly half do. Meanwhile, only five of the top programs have backslid over the last five years — and none more than three percentage points — while at some programs the number of women has skyrocketed.”

Read the full article on TopMBA

  1. The Growth of Start-Up Campus Mentors

“Business schools may sometimes struggle to convince entrepreneurs of the value of an MBA degree, but they are recruiting droves of them to teach at their institutions. So-called “entrepreneurs-in-residence” are, increasingly, being brought into top business schools to educate, coach and mentor MBA students on how to succeed as a start-up founder.”

Read the full article on Poets & Quants