A summary of events in the MBA admissions world:
- On Thursday October 23 at 10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET/5:00 PM GMT Accepted.com will host an online chat for MIT Sloan's. The last chat was "standing room only" and highly informative. Although we covered a lot of ground, some of you didn't get your questions answered. This is another opportunity for you to ask those nagging questions and learn more about MIT Sloan. And it's less than one week prior to Sloan's first deadline on Oct. 28.
- On Thursday October 23, 2008 at 5:00 PM PT/8:00 PM ET/12:00 AM GMT, Accepted.com will host an online chat for those interested in applying through the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. Jackie Olden, the Consortium's Director of Recruiting, and representatives of different Consortium schools will be available to answer your questions about researching schools, early preparation, and the steps you should be taking at this point in the application process.
- The Wharton Adcom blog has posted a wonderful summary of Wharton's programs and resource in entrepreneurship. If you are interested in Wharton and entrepreneurship, check it out.
- The media has been falling over itself to publish articles on the surge in applications due to the economic storm (hurricane?) that we find ourselves in, as well as the melt-down's impact on current students and soon-to-be graduates. Here are a few:
- As economy sputters, grad schools overflow
- Would-Be Bankers Turn to Consulting
- Escape Route: Seeking Refuge in an M.B.A. Program
- In Tough Times, M.B.A. Applications May Be an Economic Indicator
- Keeping an eye on the bigger picture
- The MBA Tour keeps chugging along. Next stop: Canada.
Vancouver – November 6; Toronto November 8; Montreal, November 10.
- The Financial Times reports that London Business School received a multi-million pound gift from Jeremy Coller of Coller Capital to expand and rename LBS's private equity research center. It will become the Coller Institute of Private Equity.