Graduate Management News
 

May-June 2004

  Effective Practices

Specializing in Success: Specialized MBA Programs Are Meeting the Demand for Focused Grads

The word from the corporate world to MBAs is no longer “Show me your degree”—it’s “Show me your specialty.” Particularly in a tough economy, companies want new MBA hires to have more than a general management education. They want MBAs with industry or functional expertise who can add value in the workplace from their first day on the job. Business schools are taking the hint, reevaluating what they do best, and offering specialized programs that can hone the schools’ competitive edge and help focused students seize the best opportunities in a tight job market.   . . . read more

  What's New

As Schools Question the Rankings, GMAC® Continues Efforts to Provide a Better Alternative

You have undoubtedly read or heard about the recent developments in the world of business school rankings. Harvard and Wharton released statements in April that to protect the privacy of their students and alumni, they would cease to provide BusinessWeek with student and alumni contact information, which the magazine uses to compile information for its rankings issues. The move prompted a flurry of stories in the media, letters to the editor, and conversation in person, online, and over email. But what does it all mean, and how is the Graduate Management Admission Council® involved?   . . . read more

  Data & Trends

Corporate Recruiters Survey Results Vital for Career Services

Want to know what companies look for in MBA grads? Want the inside track on the care and feeding of on-campus recruiters? The Corporate Recruiters Survey has the information you’re looking for—and some you didn’t even know you needed.   . . . read more

  Recap

2004 Directors Symposium Encourages a Cross-Functional Approach to Admissions

The three-city tour of the Directors Symposium got participants talking about admissions “hits” and “misses”—and turned out to be a hit itself.   . . . read more

  What's New

Leaders Exchange Ideas for Bridging Minority Achievement Gap

Following a grant from the GE Foundation, the Diversity Pipeline AllianceSM recently brought together some important players in the effort to help underrepresented minorities move through the education and business pipeline.   . . . read more

  Effective Practices

Face-to-Face Recruiting in a Post–MBA Forums World

As recruiting season approaches in many b-school markets, admissions offices are starting to plan their recruiting trips. What are your options this year? What happened to MBA Forums®, and where can you now meet applicants face to face?   . . . read more

  What's New

U.S.-Run Visa Information Center Closes in China

The Chinese government recently closed an office used by Chinese citizens to secure visas to study in the United States.   . . . read more

  What's New

MBA Pathfinder® Contest Winners

In the last issue of Graduate Management News, we advertised a contest for schools participating in the MBA Pathfinder® school search database. Find out who the winners are.   . . . read more

  Data & Trends

Year-to-Date GMAT® Volume

GMAT® test-taking volume in the United States continues to pick up, outpacing testing elsewhere.   . . . read more

  People on the Move

People on the Move

Read who's been hired and promoted. Remember to share your school's good news with us by sending announcements to Graduate Management News at gmnews@gmac.com.   . . . read more

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