Top 10 Posts of 2015
Happy New Year! While today is a day of looking ahead at what 2016 will bring (new beginnings, Round 2 applications and possibly attending business school), we also allow ourselves to get a bit nostalgic. With that in mind, we took a look at the 10 most popular posts from 2015.
Metro MBA Top 10 Posts of 2015
1. Direct from the Dean: Robinson College’s Dr. Richard Phillips
The J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University boasts a top-notch MBA program, currently ranked in the top 25 in the United States by the Financial Times. To get a more in-depth and unique view of the program, we spoke to Dean Richard D. Phillips. His interview continues our Direct from the Dean interview series, which features deans from top MetroMBA schools.
2. Can MBA Applicants Overcome a Low GPA?
If you have an undergraduate GPA lower than 3.0 (a B average) or a few low grades sprinkled into an otherwise spotless academic record, you have a hurdle to overcome when applying to MBA programs.
3. Letters of Recommendation: When You Can’t Ask Your Boss
Applying for an MBA program is stressful. For many applicants, seeing the dreaded application step, 3 Letters of Recommendations required, compounds the stress exponentially. For those individuals with understanding supervisors who work for open-minded companies, this step is a breeze. But what happens when you can’t ask your employer without risking your job?
4. UTA Allows Students to Research How Human Behavior Affects Business
The new Behavioral Lab at the University of Texas- Arlington College of Business is giving both students and faculty the opportunity for research in human behavior.
5. GMAT: How Long Should I Take to Prepare?
Starting your GMAT prep before the admissions process fully ramps up is the best way to make sure that you don’t fall behind schedule.
6. An In-Depth Look at the Forté Foundation for Women MBAs
According to Catalyst.org, women make up only 36.5 percent of MBAs earned in the United States. The Forté Foundation is working to change those numbers. It’s a non-profit consortium dedicated to launching women into fulfilling, significant careers through access to business education, opportunities and a community of successful women leaders.
7. Santa Clara’s Leavey School Produces Silicon Valley’s Finest
Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business Dean Caryn Beck-Dudley was recently interviewed by the Silicon Valley Business Journal in a piece covering job options for recent business school grads in the region.
8. St. Joseph’s University’s Haub School to Offer Healthcare Executive MBA Through Team Effort
Beginning in March 2016, Saint Joseph’s Haub School of Business (HSB), in collaboration with the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), will offer an online executive MBA program for alumni of PCOM.
9. Johns Hopkins Ranked 10th in Best Business Schools Rankings
In the latest U.S. News & World Report “Best Business Schools” rankings, Johns Hopkins University, home of the Carey Business School, climbed two spots from No. 12 to a tie for 10th.
10. Interview Tips: Boston College Carroll School of Management
At Boston College’s Carroll School of Management interviews give the school’s admissions committee a chance to learn more about candidates beyond the scope of their résumé. In turn, the candidates get a chance to ask specific questions about the school to ensure that it is the best fit for their MBA degree.