Saturday, June 22, 2019

2019-2020 Early MBA Deadlines

MBA Application Deadlines – Round 1 / Early Action

Many of the top business schools have already announced their MBA deadlines for the upcoming admissions season. So, to help you stay organized, we’ve compiled all of the earliest deadlines all in one place. For schools that have announced their essay topic(s), we’re provided a corresponding link to our Essay Topic Analysis as we update them. We will continue to update this table as more deadlines and essay topics are announced.
Last updated: June 20, 2019
School Deadline Decision Notification Essay Released?
UVA / Darden Early Action 9/3/2019 10/9/2019 Yes
IESE Early Decision Round 9/3/2019 10/18/2019 No
Harvard Business School 9/4/2019 12/10/2019 Yes
Cambridge / Judge 9/9/2019 11/20/2019 Yes
Yale SOM 9/10/2019 12/4/2019 Yes
Stanford GSB 9/12/2019 12/12/2019 Yes
UPenn / Wharton 9/17/2019 12/18/2019 No
Northwestern / Kellogg 9/18/2019 12/11/2019 Yes
INSEAD 9/18/2019 11/22/2019 Yes
Duke / Fuqua Early Action 9/19/2019 10/28/2019 Yes
U. Chicago / Booth 9/26/2019 12/5/2019 Yes
Michigan / Ross 9/30/2019 12/18/2019 Yes
Emory / Goizueta 10/4/2019 11/29/2019 Yes
Columbia Early Decision 10/4/2019 11/29/2019 Yes
UVA Darden 10/4/2019 12/11/2019 Yes
CMU Tepper 10/6/2019 12/11/2019 Yes
Dartmouth / Tuck 10/7/2019 12/12/2019 Yes
Cornell / Johnson October Round 10/8/2019 12/11/2019 No
IESE Round 1 10/10/2019 12/5/2019 No
Duke / Fuqua Round 1 10/14/2019 12/18/2019 Yes
Vanderbilt / Owen 10/14/2019 12/13/2019 Yes
NYU / Stern 10/15/2019 1/1/2020 Yes

IESE Business School MBA Deadlines 2019-2020

The graduate business school of the University of Navarra has released the 2019-2020 IESE deadlines. For more details on the IESE application requirements, visit their website.

2019-2020 IESE MBA Deadlines

Rounds Application deadline Decision released
Early Decision Round September 3, 2019 October 18, 2019
Round 1 October 10, 2019 December 5, 2019
Round 2 January 8, 2020 March 3, 2020
Round 3 March 3, 2020 May 8, 2020
Round 4 May 5, 2020 June 12, 2020

Applications for MBA courses at ロンドン・ウォーリック・ビジネス・スクール surge

  • 15 MBA programmes at the UK’s most renowned business schools are set for a bumper year after applications for the premium graduate courses rose by as much as 21 per cent at the same time as their US counterparts continue to struggle to attract students. 
  • Warwick Business School, London’s Cass Business School and Cranfield School of Management are on track for double-digit percentage year-on-year increases for applications to start in autumn 2019.
  • Demand for London Business School, the highest ranked British MBA provider on the Financial Times global rankings, is up 3 per cent on 2018. By contrast many US schools are forecasting a fifth year of declining demand.
        The surge in applications also confounds predictions made by many academics in the wake of the 2016 EU referendum that students would feel less welcome in the UK as Brexit approaches. One thing we can all agree on about Mr Trump is that he is the biggest plus for UK higher education. One theory is that the US trade war with China has diminished the attractiveness of American MBA providers, which were already suffering as a result of tightening visa restrictions, and made the UK appear a better option in terms of work opportunities after graduation. 
       Cass, part of City University in London, has attracted significant interest from Chinese and other Asian students, who would otherwise have applied to US schools, according to Steve Thomas, associate dean for MBA programmes. 
“One thing we can all agree on about Mr Trump is that he is the biggest plus for UK higher education,” Mr Thomas said. “His behaviour in relation to China, and against companies like Huawei in particular, is making the US significantly less attractive to students from Asia.” 
       Cambridge’s Judge Business School is the only one of the 11 UK members in the FT’s top 100 MBA ranking list whose applications have fallen in the past 12 months. A spokesman for the school blamed uncertainty over the UK’s departure from the EU. Brexit, it was assumed, would restrict or complicate the student visa process and dampen postgraduate students’ job prospects. 
       However, Brexit is not a deciding factor for many of those currently applying for course places, according to the most recent student survey by MBA entrance exam administrator the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). Its poll, conducted last December, found that 54 per cent said Brexit had no impact on their decision whether or not to study in the UK. 
  • Demand for the MBA globally was broadly flat last year, according to GMAC’s most recent global applications survey, with an 8.8 per cent increase in the Asia Pacific region offset by a 6.6 per cent decline in the US. 
  • Some of the sharpest falls in applications in the US have been at leading institutions, such as Harvard Business School and Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Both have frozen their tuition fees at 2018 levels, widely interpreted as a defensive move to prevent demand for their courses falling further.




Tuesday, June 18, 2019

レナード・N・スターン・スクール・オブ・ビジネス MBA Deadlines 2019-2020

NYU Stern MBA Deadlines
The Leonard N. Stern School of Business MBA deadlines for the 2019-2020 admissions season at New York University are as follows.

Stern notes that your application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on the day of the deadline.

2019-2020 NYU Stern Full-Time MBA Deadlines

Rounds Application Deadline Decision Notification
Round 1 October 15, 2019 January 1, 2020
Round 2 November 15, 2019 February 1, 2020
Round 3 January 15, 2020 April 1, 2020
Round 4 March 15, 2020 June 1, 2020

2019-2020 NYU Stern Fashion & Luxury MBA Deadlines

Rounds Application Deadline Decision Notification
Round 1 September 15, 2019 December 1, 2020
Round 2 November 15, 2019 February 1, 2020
Round 3 January 15, 2020 March 1, 2020
Round 4 February 15, 2020 April 1, 2020

2019-2020 NYU Stern Andre Koo Tech MBA Deadlines

Rounds Application Deadline Decision Notification
Round 1 September 15, 2019 December 1, 2020
Round 2 November 15, 2019 February 1, 2020
Round 3 January 15, 2020 March 1, 2020
Round 4 February 15, 2020 April 1, 2020

イェール大学経営大学院 MBA Deadlines 2019-2020

Yale SOM MBA Deadlines
The Yale School of Management MBA deadlines for the 2019-2020 admissions season are as follows.

2019-2020 Yale SOM MBA Deadlines

Rounds Application Deadline Decision Notification
Round 1 September 10, 2019 December 4, 2019
Round 2 January 7, 2020 March 24, 2020
Round 3 January 8, 2020 May 19, 2020

スタンフォード大学経営大学院 MBA Essay Topics 2019-2020

The Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA essay questions for the 2019-20 application cycle are as follows:

Essay A: What matters most to you, and why?
Essay B: Why Stanford?


Stanford GSB essay topicsBoth essays combined may not exceed 1,150 words. We recommend up to 750 words for Essay A and up to 400 words for Essay B. We often find effective essays written in far fewer words.

Optional Short-Answer Question

Think about times you’ve created a positive impact, whether in professional, extracurricular, academic, or other settings. What was your impact? What made it significant to you or to others? You are welcome to share up to three examples. (Up to 1500 characters, approximately 250 words, for each example)
The Stanford GSB admissions team notes: “Please do not include your short-answer response in your essays upload; use the text boxes provided in the application.”

Thursday, June 13, 2019

フュークア・スクール・オブ・ビジネス MBA Application Deadlines

Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business
Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business set an early action deadline of Sept. 19 for MBA applicants in its 2019-2020 admissions season. The round one deadline is nearly a month later on Oct. 14th.
For candidates who apply in the early action round, Fuqua promises to send interview decisions by Oct. 2, with final admission decisions to be released on Oct. 28th. That fast turnaround for the early action candidates is for applicants who are ready to commit to attending Fuqua’s MBA program. Round one applicants will get their interview decisions on Nov. 1, with final decisions out on Dec. 18th.
Round two has a deadline of Jan. 6, with interview decisions on Jan. 31 and final decisions on March 18. The third and final round three sports a deadline of March 11, with interview decisions on March 25, and final decisions on April 20th.

Duke Fuqua’s 2019-2020 MBA Application Deadlines

Fuqua Rounds Application Deadlines Interviews Decisions
Early Action Sept. 19, 2019 Oct. 2, 2019 Oct. 28, 2019
Round 1 Oct. 14, 2019 Nov. 1, 2019 Dec. 18, 2019
Round 2 Jan. 6, 2020 Jan. 31, 2020 March 18, 2020
Round 3 March 11, 2020 March 25, 2020 April 20, 2020

One thing that is different in the admissions process at Fuqua is that all applicants, regardless of the round in which they apply, are eligible to interview during the Open Interview Period from Sept. 11th to Oct. 9th. A completed application is not required to interview during the Open Interview Period. Travel to Durham to complete an interview is required for some Early Action applicants. If you don’t take advantage of this opportunity, you’ll face an additional admissions hurdle common at most other schools: you have to be invited to interview.

In its MBA application Fuqua asks applicants to answer all three of the following questions, responding in just 500 characters or about 100 words:
What are your short-term goals, post-MBA?
What are your long-term goals?
Life is full of uncertainties, and plans and circumstances can change. As a result, navigating a career requires you to be adaptable. Should the short-term goals that you provided above not materialize, what alternative directions have you considered?

The school also requires an iconic essay that is often among the most favorite exercises for most applicants:
You have to list 25 random things about yourself, numbering all of the items from one to 25. Some points may be only a few words, while others may be longer. In any case, the school advises that the complete list should not exceed two pages.
Finally, the second long essay is based on the school’s community and the applicant and should be no more than two pages in length. Here’s the prompt:
“Fuqua prides itself on cultivating a culture of engagement. Our students enjoy a wide range of student-led organizations that provide opportunities for leadership development and personal fulfillment, as well as an outlet for contributing to society. Our student-led government, clubs, centers, and events are an integral part of the student culture and are vital to providing you with a range of experiential learning and individual development experiences.

“Based on your understanding of the Fuqua culture, how do you see yourself engaging in and contributing to our community outside of the classroom?”

  • Applications to Fuqua fell by 6.2% during the 2017-2018 cycle to 3,557. Still, the acceptance rate also held steady at a demanding 22%, with 798 getting admit letters and 440 enrolling in the class. 
  • Academically, the 2020 Class ranks among the school’s best ever. Average GMATs continue their steady climb. Last year’s 704 average is two points better than the previous year – and eight points above the 2017 Class. Even more, its 3.5 undergraduate GPA average is a 0.1 of a point bump over the past three years as well.
  • In recent years, Fuqua has also trended towards accepting more business and accounting majors. Three years ago, these students represented 29% of the class. Last year, that share is 37%. This number has come at the expense of engineering and natural sciences majors, which fell from 26% to 22% over the past year. Liberal arts held steady at 19%, as economics majors hold 17% of the class’ seats.
  • In terms of professional backgrounds, Fuqua segments them into very small slices. Translation: there are three industries with larger blocs followed by 16 more with 5% or fewer members of the class. Not surprisingly, consulting ranks as the largest segment of the class at 24%. Financial services (22%) and healthcare (7%) also make strong showings in the class.

“One of the unique things about Fuqua’s application process is the “25 Things About Me” essay. Don’t take this lightly, as it highlights the emphasis we put on authenticity and finding the right people to fill each class. It is important to spend time thinking about how you can genuinely convey something unique that you bring to the Fuqua community. Fuqua prides itself on bringing together a strong group of diverse leaders who will excel in the classroom, but more importantly can connect well with people and have the potential to lead teams.” 

“Fuqua is the best fit for applicants who embody our Paired Principles. Two of our principles that resonate with me the most are Authentic Engagement and Supportive Ambition. When applying to Fuqua, think about what you are passionate about and how you would engage with the student body. We value getting to know each other and what makes each person unique. We also pride ourselves on creating a community that supports each other. When applying to Fuqua, reflect on the ways that you would support your classmates and how you plan to have an impact on the school.” 

“Think carefully about what you want for your career. If you want to be a leader of people, then seriously consider Fuqua. If you solely want to focus on your technical skills or recruiting efforts, then seriously consider somewhere other than Fuqua. If you do consider Fuqua, then make sure to be authentic in your application essays and interviews. Lean into who you are, and let that shine through by focusing on what really matters to you.” 

“Be self-aware and authentic. In fact, “Authentic Engagement” is one of our paired principles. Future leaders of consequence should take time to internalize what that means to them and how they would engage and leave this school in a better place than when they found it. Also, if at first, you don’t succeed, try again! “Failing up” is okay! I did not get into school on my first attempt, but I learned a lot through the process and the reward is well worth the journey!” 

“Be authentic. The Fuqua community encourages everyone to be themselves, including during the admissions process. I would recommend that you use the essays, resume, and interview to tell different but complementary sides of your story to show who you are and what you would bring to Team Fuqua.” 


“I went back to business school for a career switch into the sports business. I wanted to go to a school that would give me an opportunity to build a network in the space as well as gain valuable internship experience. The Duke alumni base is incredibly talented, generous, and engaged in helping students succeed. Relative to its size, Duke has the strongest sports business alumni base in the country. Furthermore, Fuqua set me up to succeed in a relevant internship and working experiences. Fuqua gave me the foundational support and the connections to intern with Wasserman and the NFL, while also giving me opportunities with the Duke Athletic Department.” 

“The first time I visited Fuqua was during a Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) seminar, which was hosted by Duke. At the seminar, a Fuqua alumna spoke about the support her classmates showed her during a particularly challenging time in her life due to health issues. From her story and my interactions with the students as an applicant, I began to understand the meaning behind “Team Fuqua.” I wanted to be a part of a community that goes above-and-beyond for each other and one that invests in being responsible business leaders above all else. Additionally, in business school, it was important for me to develop my leadership skills. Fuqua offers a variety of hands-on opportunities to do this including the COLE Fellowship Program, where we not only work with first-year teams but also receive specialized training and hear from influential leaders such as Coach K.” 

“I chose Fuqua because the Team Fuqua culture really resonated with me. I was confident that I could get a strong general management education at any of the top schools, and I wanted to go to a school that would push me to be a better teammate, mentor, and leader. My wife often reminds me that I felt Fuqua would provide this the first time I visited, and I have been happy about my choice since day one. The “team” in Team Fuqua is more than simply working together on projects—it is an ethos that permeates everything from how we behave in the classroom to the expectation that we make personally beneficial decisions without being self-interested. Through my roles as a COLE Leadership Fellow, a leader in the Human Capital Club, and willing learner in our diversity initiatives, I have had the opportunity to lead, work for, and work with classmates who have held me accountable to my goal of becoming a better people developer for ALL people.” 

“Fuqua is truly a happy place. Fuqua students have a strong commitment to helping one another achieve their personal and professional goals. The administration and faculty are also equally yoked in ensuring that we collectively achieve a greater good for all. Those commitments resonated deeply with me. From the first time I walked through our school, it felt like home to me. It was for those reasons that I felt compelled to run for co-president of this school. As a student who has received so much support, it felt like it was my opportunity to pay those gifts forward.As someone who intends to start his own health care company, I was very interested in the Health Sector Management certificate. Given that health care is such a people-oriented field, I wanted to engage with a school that values leadership as much as business fundamentals.Finally, Fuqua truly values diversity, in all its forms. The school gives students an opportunity to tap into the value of diversity by structuring first-year teams to create an environment where diverse backgrounds can be called upon. I knew that Fuqua would give me an opportunity to interact with classmates from all walks of life on a daily basis, and that is something that I truly value.” 

“In applying to business school, I was searching for a program that would allow me to explore my interest in the connection between business and the environment. I chose Fuqua for its academics, extracurricular opportunities, and the community. Academically, Duke offers a dual degree Master of Environmental Management and MBA (MEM/MBA), allowing me to take energy-related courses at both Fuqua and the Nicholas School of the Environment. Outside of classes, Fuqua offers educational events, experiential learning, and networking opportunities for students, with endless ways of getting involved and taking on leadership roles. Finally, the Fuqua community is both collaborative and ambitious, with students encouraging each other to learn and grow. I also have had access to a wide network of energy-focused faculty, students, and alumni across the broader Duke community to help me make my career transition.” 

ケンブリッジ・ジャッジ・ビジネス・スクール 2019-2020 MBA Deadlines

The Cambridge Judge Business School MBA deadlines for the 2019-2020 admissions season are as follows.
Judge makes note on their website: “The application form will be offline during June 2019 for essential development work. If you have started but not submitted an application, any data you have entered in your application will be saved, and you can continue working on your application when the online form is live again in July.”

2019-2020 Cambridge Judge MBA Deadlines

Rounds Application deadline Interview days
Round 1 September 9, 2019 October 20 & 21, 2019
Round 2 October 28, 2019 December 8 & 9, 2019
Round 3 January 13, 2020 February 23 & 24 or March 1 & 2, 2020
Round 4 March 9, 2020 April 26 & 27, 2020
Round 5 May 5, 2020 June 7 & 8, 2020

シカゴ大学経営大学院 MBA Essay Topics 2019-2020

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business MBA essay questions for the 2019-20 application cycle are as follows:


Chicago Booth Full-Time MBA Essay Questions

  1. How will the Booth MBA help you achieve your immediate and long-term post-MBA career goals? (250 word minimum)
  2. Chicago Booth immerses you in a choice-rich environment. How have your interests, leadership experiences, and other passions influenced the choices in your life? (250 word minimum)

Response Guidelines:

  • Length: There is no maximum length, only a 250 word minimum. We trust that you will use your best judgment in determining how long your submission should be, but we recommend that you think strategically about how to best allocate the space.
  • Acceptable Formats: Submissions must be entered into the text box provided in the application.

Optional Question:

  • Is there any unclear information in your application that needs further explanation? (300 word maximum)

Re-applicant Question:

  • Upon reflection, how has your perspective regarding your future, Chicago Booth, and/or getting an MBA changed since the time of your last application? (300 word maximum)
Access our detailed analysis of Chicago Booth’s MBA Admissions essays. Please note, the content is generally updated with these new essays within a couple of weeks of the essay release.

ダーデン・スクール・オブ・ビジネス MBA Deadlines 2019-2020

UVA / Darden MBA deadlinesThe University of Virginia MBA deadlines at the Darden School of Business for the 2019-2020 admissions season are as follows.

2019-2020 UVA Darden MBA Deadlines

Rounds Application Deadline Interview Admissions Decision
Early Action September 3, 2019 Schedule Your Own October 9, 2019
Round 1 October 4, 2019 By Invitation December 11, 2020
Round 2 January 6, 2020 By Invitation March 18, 2020
Round 3 April 6, 2020 By Invitation May 6, 2020

ケロッグ・スクール・オブ・マネジメント Essay Topics 2019-2020

Northwestern Kellogg MBA Essays

The 2020 application for Full-Time Kellogg MBA Programs are now open. As Kate Smith, the Assistant Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid at Kellogg previously noted in their blog, there have been two changes to the essay questions for the upcoming admissions cycle. These include a change to Kellogg’s second written essay and the first video essay question.

Kellogg School of Management Essay Questions for 2020 Application:

Video essays

Video essay 1: Please introduce yourself to the admissions committee.
Video essay 2: What path are you interested in pursuing, how will you get there, and why is this program right for you? 
Video essay 3: Each of you will receive a randomly selected prompt, all of which have the same objective. We want you to show us how you handled a challenging situation in your career or personal life. For example, we might ask you to tell us about a time you failed to achieve a goal you had set for yourself.

Written essays

Written essay 1: Kellogg’s purpose is to educate, equip & inspire brave leaders who create lasting value. Tell us about a time you have demonstrated leadership and created lasting value. What challenges did you face, and what did you learn?
Written essay 2: Values are what guide you in your life and work. What values are important to you, and how have they influenced you?

タック・スクール・オブ・ビジネス Essay Topics 2019-2020

Dartmouth / Tuck essays

Dartmouth / Tuck just released their essay questions for the 2019-2020 admissions season. There is one small change to note: the short answer section of the application is gone. This change will allow applicants to have more space to share how a Tuck MBA advances their aspirations.

Access our detailed analysis of Dartmouth’s MBA Admissions essays. Please note, the content is generally updated with these new essays within a couple of weeks of the essay release.

Tuck School of Business School Essay Questions for 2019-2020:

  1. Tuck students can articulate how the distinctive Tuck MBA will advance their aspirations. Why are you pursuing an MBA and why Tuck? (300 words)
  2. Tuck students recognize how their individuality adds to the fabric of Tuck. Tell us who you are. (300 words)
  3. Tuck students invest generously in one another’s success even when it is not convenient or easy. Share an example of how you helped someone else succeed. (300 words)

タック・スクール・オブ・ビジネス MBA Deadlines 2019-2020

Dartmouth Tuck MBA deadlines

The Dartmouth MBA deadlines at the Tuck School of Business for the 2019-2020 admissions season are as follows.
For the upcoming season, Tuck notes that they made changes to their deadlines to give applicants more time to apply for round 1.

2019-2020 Dartmouth / Tuck MBA Deadlines

Rounds Application Deadline Applicant-Initiated Interview Deadline Admissions Decision Enrollment Decision and Deposit Due**
Round 1 October 7, 2019 November 1, 2019 December 12, 2019 February 17, 2020
Round 2 January 6, 2020 January 31, 2020 March 12, 2020 April 27, 2020
Round 3 March 30, 2020 April 2, 2020 May 7, 2020 May 29, 2020
Round 1 Consortium October 15, 2019 November 1, 2019 December 12, 2020 February 17, 2020  or April 27, 2020***
Round 2 Consortium* January 5, 2020 January 31, 2020 March 12, 2020 April 27, 2020
If you plan to apply to Tuck during any of the above rounds, all applications are due by 5:00 p.m. EST.

ロス・スクール・オブ・ビジネス MBA Deadlines 2019-2020

Michigan Ross MBA deadlines 

The Michigan MBA deadlines at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business for the 2019-2020 admissions season are as follows.
For the upcoming season, Ross notes a couple changes to their deadlines. The Round 2 deadline will be pushed back a bit so applicants have a little more time after the holidays to finish applications. Ross is also pushing the Round 3 deadline back by a few weeks to accommodate applicants who get more clarity on their business school plans later in the winter.

2019-2020 Michigan/ Ross MBA Deadlines

Rounds Application deadline Decision Notification
Round 1 September 30, 2019 December 18, 2019
Round 2 January 6, 2020 March 18, 2020
Round 3 March 30, 2020 May 8, 2020

エモリ大学ゴイズエタスクール MBA Deadlines 2019-2020

Emory Goizueta MBA Interiew
The Emory MBA deadlines at the Goizueta School of Business for the 2019-2020 admissions season are as follows.

2019-2020 Emory/ Goizueta MBA Deadlines

Rounds Application deadline Decision Notification Deposit Due
Round 1 October 4, 2019 November 29, 2019 December 20, 2019
Round 2 November 15, 2019 January 24, 2020 February 21, 2020 (International) April 20, 2020 (Domestic)
Round 3 January 10, 2020 March 13, 2020 (Domestic) March 20, 2020 (International April 20, 2020
Round 4 March 13, 2020 May 1, 2020 May 15, 2020

ケリー・スクール・オブ・ビジネス Online MBA: Major Update

Already ranked #1 by the U.S. News & World Report, the IU Kelley Direct Online MBA has revamped its program for a more customizable experience. 

The same faculty that teach in the IU Kelley on-campus programs also teach in the Kelley Online program. The Kelley Direct Online program also still includes live case studies within every in-residence week, offers global and domestic immersions, and focuses on quality student experiences.

The Kelley Direct Online MBA now offers students 50 percent electives, seven majors, and a signature integrated core experience focused on business fundamentals.

More Electives for a More Customized Student Experience

Candidate s with specialized knowledge are more valuable than a general management MBA candidates. So the Kelley Online MBA program has drastically increasing the number of electives offered.
  • The new online MBA, which launches this fall, requires students to complete 27 credit hours of core coursework and 27 credit hours of electives—a 50/50 split. The previous format allowed for just 12 elective credits. The increase—with at least ten different electives in each of seven disciplines—results in a far more customizable student experience that’s aligned with both student and employer expectations. 
  • Breaks down the core curriculum into three blocks: understanding markets and institutions; delivering value through functional excellence; and creating and sustaining competitive advantage. Each block includes a trio of 12-week courses with eight live sessions each that leverage technology to get the content out synchronously and asynchronously.
Core 1: Business law and ethics, economics, and organizational behavior.
Core 2: Operations management, marketing management, and financial management.
Core 3: Digital tech and innovation, developing strategic capabilities, and an integrative live case experience.

  • There’s a little more overall work. Online students now have to complete a total of 54 credits compared to 51.
However, the hope is that this increased workload will result in MBA students from a wider variety of backgrounds choosing the program thanks to the depth and breadth of their new course offerings, which includes seven new majors:
  1. Business Analytics
  2. Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  3. Finance
  4. Global Supply Chain Management
  5. IT Management
  6. Marketing
  7. Strategic Management
These majors allow students to choose the curriculum that best reflects their interests and career goals. Now, it’s possible to go deep into a specific business area or industry in a way that wasn’t possible before, providing students with a way to optimize their resume and find the best opportunities for moving forward.

Learning Doesn’t Stop Inside the Classroom. It’s an Immersive Experience with Many Co-Curricular Opportunities.

But learning doesn’t stop in the classroom when you choose the Kelley Online MBA. It’s an immersive experience that helps you build skills and confidence far beyond the curriculum through co-curricular opportunities.
“We know that online MBA students want to build a set of experiences that complement what they do in their online courses, but there’s a lot of variability in terms of what students want to build,” says Adam Herman, executive director of the Kelley Direct MBA and MS programs. “So, we offer a wide range of co-curricular opportunities that students can use to strengthen their professional profile.”
There are four main types of co-curricular activities:
  1. Experiential learning, including global and domestic immersion experiences as part of credit-bearing courses.
  2. A robust slate of affinity groups/clubs, both identity-oriented and career field-specific.
  3. Twice-annual Global Connect Networking Night in 25-30 cities across the globe.
  4. A suite of high-impact offerings from the career and professional development center.
In particular, experiential learning is a hallmark of the Kelley Direct Online MBA program. From a variety of in-person courses that focus on a particular business area to global and domestic immersion experiences, experiential learning is a highlight of many students’ education.
For example, there’s an annual trip to Washington D.C. that focuses on public policy. Students spend a week at the Washington Campus exploring, site seeing, and learning from the best and brightest individuals in politics.

Also worth every penny are the global experiences where students will see the world and gain international economic knowledge and skills to move their careers forward.

MBA Students Are Going to Work in a Global Environment, and Being Online Doesn’t Change that Fact.

These Global Immersions typically include 5-6 weeks of online content to give students a deep understanding of business in a rapidly emerging market such as Thailand, India, South Africa, or Cuba. Then students head to their country of study to visit key companies and work on a real-world project. After returning to their homes, students work on—and submit—valuable deliverables designed to meet their clients’ needs.
For Elisa Stampf, that meant going to Vietnam for a consulting project.
“Our group was paired with a client and tasked to solve some of their business problems,” remembers Elisa. “We faced some challenges along the way, but we were able to consult with a local MBA student who knew the language and culture and who helped strengthen our experience.”
Even if students choose not to head out on a week-long international trip to a foreign country, they still have the opportunity to gain exposure to global business during their second Kelley Connect Week. During that time, they take on a business case study in a foreign country, which forces them to solve an international business problem, giving every student a global perspective.

IU Kelley MBA students in Vietnam

Kelley Connect Weeks Are When Students Fall in Love with the Program

Kelley Connect Weeks are a chance to feel connected to your classmates, professors, and the program on a much deeper level. Students head to Indiana University’s Bloomington campus for a week when they’ll meet faculty and classmates, work on team projects, undergo intensive coursework, and attend networking events. The highlight of the week is the live business case where students work in a team to solve a real client/company problem before presenting their solution to the real company, face-to-face.


Top-Ranked Career Services Take Online MBAs to the Next Level

And making a career change is why many online MBA students choose an MBA. They’re looking for a change in their function, industry, location, or promotion—a way to enhance their potential. And that’s why the Kelley’s Graduate Career Services are so valuable.

These career coaches regularly check in with their students one-on-one to provide insight, offer feedback, and help with overall career navigation. Combined with online materials, weekly communication, and the ability to take classes delivered by the career services office, students have endless opportunities to impact their career in both small and large ways.

With a 115,000-strong alumni network, there are thousands of ways to make meaningful career connections.

For Joe Hwalek, that meant changing his career twice throughout the course of the program. He started out working at an advertising agency, but what he really wanted was to make the switch to working for a corporation. And that’s exactly what he did.
“I’m very fortunate that throughout my online MBA, I was able to move to another ad agency and then to a strategic role with Hyatt,” Joe explains. “The MBA gave me the knowledge that I needed to showcase myself well and demonstrate my commitment to my career field.”

Choose an MBA where your success is paramount. Learn more and apply at the Kelley Direct Online MBA website.





 ビビアンは番組の取材にメールで回答。現在はシンガポールに住んでおり、月に1、2回、上海まで通い勉強を続けていたという。「14歳から一生懸命働いてきた私の一番の心残りは学業を続けられなかったこと」と、学校に通えなかったことを後悔していたといい、「学業を成し遂げることは、私の人生のTo Doリストにずっと入っていました」といつか、必ず勉強をしようと考えていたという。




Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Why Online MBAs Are The Future

Recently,  the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announced the closure of its full- and part-time MBA programs as the school intends to focus on expanding its online MBA program. 
The move highlights the growth in popularity of online-format MBAs in recent years. According to 2016 data from the Graduate Management Admission Council, the majority of online MBA programs that year – 57% — reported an increase in applications, up from 50% in 2015. 

And rankings of online MBA programs show that they are available in all price points and lots of different formats.

Online MBAs
  • Offer more choice
  • Cost less money 
  • Have increasing credibility