A Refreshingly Candid Conversation About The Current MBA Applicant Market

As MBA candidates work to complete first round applications this August, here's a 'pulse of the market' report from a tell-it-like-it-is admissions consultant

Henry Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri in Kansas City

The Dark Side Of MBA Rankings

'We all knew the No. 1 ranking was bullshit' -- A rankings scandal engulfs a school that badly wanted the cred that comes from a ranking


50 Reasons To Date An MBA Student

The number one reason: Admissions has already done a great job screening your dates

Students in Wake Forest University's part-time MBA program

Why Interest In Part-Time MBA Programs Is Sagging

B-school officials weigh in on what went wrong

Goizueta MBA students plan their strategy for an exercise at Fort Benning Photo by

MBAs Face No-Nonsense Hurdles At Fort Benning

A grueling day at Fort Benning under a blistering sun for new MBAs at Emory's Goizueta School


Exclusive Insights

Michigan’s Ross vs. Northwestern’s Kellogg

Michigan's Ross School of Business is ranked 13th among the best business schools in the U.S. by Poets&Quants.

A candid smack down featuring two great schools in two quintessential university towns: Ann Arbor and Evanston. The similarities between these two top schools will surprise you. So will the differences.

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Harvard Business School vs. Stanford GSB


How the two best B-schools in the world--Harvard Business School and Stanford's Graduate School of Business--compare with each other in full-time MBA programs.

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Teaching at Wharton

UPenn’s Wharton School vs. Columbia Business School

Philly or New York? Wharton and Columbia are giants in finance, but they're much more than that as we point out in this smack down between two of the best business schools in the world.

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Berkeley's Haas School of Business

MIT’s Sloan School vs. Berkeley’s Haas School

Berkeley and Cambridge are two of the world's great university towns. Though they are separated by 3,000 miles, the Sloan School and the Haas School of Business share many similarities.

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Real Deal MBA

Have An MBA Admissions Question? Ask Jon, Our Resident Expert

submitted by: Jon Fuller

3:02 pm, March, 10, 2014

Welcome Jon Fuller of Clear Admit, formerly on the adcom team of the Ross School of Business, who has agreed to help anxious MBA applicants with difficult admissions questions. No question is out of bounds. Just fire away.

Have A Question About MBA Career Strategy? Ask Ivan, Our Resident Expert

submitted by: Ivan Kerbel

2:20 pm, January, 29, 2014

Welcome Ivan Kerbel, the former MBA career director at Yale University's School of Management. He's here to help you with any and all MBA career questions--even before you apply for admission

Have A GMAT Prep Question? Ask Andrew, Our Latest Resident Expert

submitted by: Andrew Geller

11:59 pm, April, 23, 2014

Welcome Andrew Geller who has agreed to answer all your GMAT test prep questions -- he scored a 770 on the test and can help you achieve better results to help you get into a highly selective MBA program

My Three Biggest Mistakes In Prepping For The GMAT Exam

submitted by: GrantMeAdmission !

4:51 pm, July, 20, 2014

On his first try out, he scored a 710 -- but he really wants to nail the GMAT and is aiming for a 760. This is what he intends to do differently to get that higher score

Welcome to Poets&Quants

submitted by: John A. Byrne

10:11 pm, July, 09, 2010

Poets&Quants is the first of a dozen websites we're launching as part of my new company, C-Change Media. Our goal with P&Q is ambitious: it is to become an invaluable source of information and analysis on the world's best business schools. In time, we hope that it will become the place on the web for analysis, news, and features on global business education.

Tuck: Write Your Rec Letter & Face Expulsion

Schools warns applicants not to draft or write one

A Lurker Visits The MBA Tour

A glimpse at today's crop of MBA applicants

The Case For Applying To One School

The focus & the story could up your odds

From Consulting To Oxford’s B-School

The Haiti earthquake inspires an MBA

Essential Business MOOCs For August

Courses in ethics, negotiation, globalization

Kellogg Ups Video, Drops A Written Essay

Reduces word count to 900 from 1350

Back of the Envelope

The Cost of an MBA

School Total Cost Tuition
Columbia $168,307 $106,416
Wharton $168,000 $108,018
Stanford $166,812 $106,236
Chicago $165,190 $101,400
Tuck $162,750 $101,400
MIT $160,378 $100,706
Harvard $158,800 $97,200
Kellogg $156,990 $102,990
Haas $144,746 $95,274
Duke $105,944 $95,920

Source: Schools

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