B-School Candidates Have More Choices Than Ever, GMAC's Betty Su Talks with AMBITION Magazine About How to Stand Out in the Crowd | Reminder to register for the GMAC Annual Conference 2019 | Online MBA launched by U. of Calif. at Davis
May 10, 2019
Topical news for the graduate management education community
Virtual recruiting is on the rise for MBAs, according to a study by the MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance for fall 2018. Overall, the job market for MBAs and specialty master's graduates remained stable compared with the previous year.
In advance of the Association of MBAs Annual Conference next week, Betty Su, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Student Recruitment Services at GMAC™ engaged in a Q&A with AMBITION Magazine focused on the modern day b-school recruiting environment. In the interview, Betty talks about the challenges schools face in a hyper-competitive global market and also how schools can approach those challenges in their effort to bring in talented classes each academic year. (Betty's interview can be found on pages 38-39)
It's not too late to register! This year, we have a fantastic program, engaging keynote speakers, and new and improved initiatives such as flash sessions, networking activities, and the popular GMAC Expo. Don't wait, secure your spot now.
The University of California at Davis this fall will begin offering an online-only MBA program, potentially doubling enrollment in the school's graduate business management program. "I think the key is from the faculty perspective ... they wanted to make sure the quality of the program will be no different than the program we deliver on campus," said Graduate School of Management Dean Hanumantha Rao Unnava.
A team of MBA classmates from The University of Vermont's Grossman School of Business has taken the top prize in the first Total Impact Portfolio Challenge created by Wharton's Social Impact Initiative and the Good Capital Project. Students were challenged to come up with a socially conscious capital-investment plan for a for-profit business.
More colleges and universities are using technology to keep students from "contract cheating" and plagiarism. However, David Rettinger, president of the International Center for Academic Integrity, says technology can only go so far and other methods, such as smaller class sizes and better supervision of students can help prevent cheating.
MBA applicants should consider how long they want their MBA program to be and which school would offer the best coursework for their industry, says Caroline Diarte Edwards of Fortuna Admissions. "Ultimately, the better you get to know the MBA programs of your choice, the greater your chances of acceptance," she notes.
Pursuing an MBA can give a professional a leg up on their competition and usually leads to an increase in salary and leadership potential. Amanda Shantz, MBA director at Trinity College Dublin's Trinity Business School, says the best students are those who "have a passion for knowledge, for understanding their new environment."