We are living in turbulent times here in 2020. Industries are shifting, traditional macro and micro economic models are under question and some are even calling these next two years “the lost years.” Rather than tread water and “hold on” as the world figures itself out, many business professionals are looking at the 2020 MBA Admissions intake as the perfect opportunity to begin working on their network, placing themselves at the helm of new trends and best practices, and “leveling up” in top MBA programs so they can come out on top in the next 2-3 years when the chaos has been calibrated. Here is an introduction to the MBA and GMAT that might give you or a friend the push needed in the right direction to take control of your future.
The world of postgraduate studies can be confusing with the litany of potential postgraduate degree options across the world. Here we will break down what exactly an MBA is to help you figure out if going to business school is the right option for you!
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Below you’ll find a list of news regarding GMAT, MBA programs, and webinar updates!
With more states and countries now reporting new surges of coronavirus cases, GMAC has now extended the deadline for taking the at-home version of its test a second time until Aug. 14th. Of course, it’s also possible that with the pandemic still wreaking havoc in the world, test-takers will have even more time to take the test. For now, however, it will be available at least until the middle of August. Read more here
The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School has announced the launch of a new full-ride MBA fellowship available to a LGBTQIA+ student. The new funding will cover the full cost of tuition for the two-year MBA program (the current cost of tuition is over $80,000 per year.) The new “Prism Fellowship” was established in 2019 by a Wharton alum and will be awarded annually to one student in the MBA program.
UNC Kenan-Flagler will delay the official start of the Full-time MBA program to August 31 and has extended the Round 4 Full-Time MBA program deadline through July 13. Applications will be reviewed and admissions decisions released on a rolling basis. Due to COVID-19 and applicants’ reduced ability to access and prepare for the GMAT or GRE, GMAT/GRE waivers are available for new applicants. Applicants can submit other standardized test scores (e.g., SAT/ACT/LSAT/MCAT/etc.) and for those receiving waivers, formal offers of admission may be based on the successful completion of our Analytical Skills Workshop prior to the start of the program. Our admissions team is eager to help you with your questions about the application process, admissions policies and program-related information. We encourage you to connect with us any time by email at email@example.com, join us for an upcoming webinar or visit our admissions status page for timely updates. In the meantime, be kind, be compassionate, be safe.
Amid testing center closures and economic uncertainties related to COVID-19, we have given Fall 2020 Full-time and Flex MBA applicants more flexibility. We now accept the online and onsite GMAT/GRE and expired GMAT/GRE scores, the EA, MCAT, and LSAT. For English testing requirements, we accept the online TOEFL and online DuoLingo in addition to the standard TOEFL/IELTS. For those who meet strict COVID inaccessibility and academic standards, we will consider waiving the standardized test. Applicants should visit the “Application Components” portion of our website for more information. Applications accepted through July 13.
Georgetown McDonough this month announced the launch of a new online MS in Business Analytics, the latest foray in the school’s search for “future business leaders interested in learning how to understand and use data to create, share, and sustain value.” The new program will begin in January 2021 and applications are open through mid-December.
Australia’s UNSW Business School has announced plans to launch a new online Master of Financial Technology (FinTech) program.The FinTech program will be delivered completely online and is designed to be completed in two years. The program’s core courses include “Technical Tools for FinTech,” “Data Management for FinTech,” and “FinTech Ecosystem and Industry Insights,” among others. Students will also work to develop their own applied FinTech project. For more information, please see the UNSW news release announcing the launch of the new Master of Financial Technology (FinTech) program.
Round 1: September 8
Round 2: January 5 2021
Round 1: September 15
Round 2: January 5 2021
Round 3: March 31 2021
Round 1: September 15
Round 2: January 6 2021
Round 3: April 6 2021
Round 1: September 7
Round 2: October 19
Round 3: January 11, 2021
Round 4: March 8, 2021
Round 5: April 26, 2021
Round 1: October 2 (Early and Regular Decision)
Round 2: April 9 (Regular Decision)
Class of July 2022
Round 1: September 11
Round 2: November 6
Round 3: January 8, 2021
Round 4: February 26, 2021
Class of December 2022
Round 1: March 5, 2021
Round 2: April 23, 2021
Round 3: June 18, 2021
Round 4: July 30, 2021
Round 1: September 14, 2020
Round 2: January 4, 2021
Round 3: March 29, 2021
Round 4: June 1, 2021
Duke / Fuqua MBA Deadlines 2020-2021
Early Action: September 23, 2020
R1: October 20, 2020
R2: January 7, 2021
R3: March 25, 2021
R1: September 24, 2020
R2: January 14, 2021
R3: April 5, 2021
R1: October 5, 2020
R2: January 4, 2021
R3: April 7, 2021
R1: September 24, 2020
R2: January 12, 2021
R3: April 1, 2021
R3: March 29, 2021
R2: Jan. 4, 2021
R1: Sept. 28, 2020
Take advantage of these free online MBA events updated weekly!
In this current Covid world we are living in now, traditional networking events and school visits have been replaced by online webinars and meetings. It is absolutely crucial that you participate in these meetings in order to have those first “touches” with admissions directors and show your interest in learning the most you can about your target MBA programs.
Take note of the dates, important messaging and phrases the speakers say, and who proctored the event to leverage in your future essays and interviews. These small details can make the difference between getting accepted and not.
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