INSEAD | Ms. Social Business
GMAT 750, GPA 4.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. Healthcare AI
GRE 366, GPA 3.91
Harvard | Ms. Risk-Taker
GRE 310 (to retake), GPA 3 (recalculated)
HEC Paris | Ms. Freelancer
GMAT 710, GPA 5.3
Harvard | Mr. Hedge Funder
GMAT 790, GPA 3.82
Chicago Booth | Mr. Non-Profit Latino
GMAT 710, GPA 3.06
Harvard | Mr. Fresh Perspective
GRE 318, GPA 3.0
USC Marshall | Mr. Supply Chain Guru
GMAT GMAT Waiver, GPA 2.6
Kellogg | Mr. Danish Raised, US Based
GMAT 710, GPA 10.6 out of 12
Harvard | Mr. Green Energy Revolution
GMAT 740, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. MPP/MBA
GRE 325, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Ms. Analytical Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBB to PM
GRE 338, GPA 4.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. Technopreneur
GRE 328, GPA 3.2
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Hanging By A Thread
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
London Business School | Mr. College Dropout
Harvard | Mr. MBB Latino Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.75
Stanford GSB | Ms. Top Firm Consulting
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
INSEAD | Mr. Truth
GMAT 670, GPA 3.2
INSEAD | Mr. Powerlifting President
GMAT 750, GPA 8.1/10
Harvard | Mr. Mojo
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Ross | Mr. Law To MBA
GRE 321, GPA 3.77
Stanford GSB | Mr. Failed Startup Founder
GMAT 740, GPA 4
Wharton | Mr. African Impact
GMAT 720, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. Sommelier
GMAT 710, GPA 3.62
Wharton | Mr. MBA When Ready
GMAT 700 (expected), GPA 2.1
Kellogg | Mr. AVP Healthcare
GRE 332, GPA 3.3

An Introduction to Poets&Quants

If you’re new to the site (and that’s probably the case because we’re new as well), we want to help you find your way around. Let’s start at the very top of the homepage under the Poets&Quants logo. There you’ll find the main navigation for the site. Clicking on any one of the eight categories, from rankings to community, will bring you to either our specific content on that subject or an area of the site. Click on rankings, for example, and you’ll not only get our rankings of the best business schools in the U.S. and outside the U.S., you’ll also see all other stories related to MBA rankings, including our analysis of each of the five major rankings from BusinessWeek to U.S. News & World Report. Click on business schools and it will lead you to our analysis of how one school compares to another, among many other stories specific to a given business school. Click on community and you’ll go directly to our own social network which requires that you register for the site to participate.

The top left portion of the homepage features our top five stories of the day, exclusive to Poets&Quants. This is where our writers plan to keep you up to date on the world of MBA education. Directly below the featured stories are our Exclusive Insights, largely pieces that compare and contrast the top business school with each other. And finally, on the left side of the page, are MBA Blogging Highlights. Here, we’re featuring posts by myself as well as former Harvard Business School admissions officer Chioma Isiadinso, who will answer your questions. From time to time, we’ll also feature what we consider to be the most valuable posts by MBA applicants or MBA students at the top schools.

In the middle of the homepage, we have “Net Net,” our take on the most important stories on business education around the web. You can get these updates automatically by subscribing to our three-times-a-week newsletter (click the registration box on the upper right hand part of the page to subscribe). This is our curated section: several times every day we’ll scan the world for blog posts, news announcements, and stories on the top business schools. If there’s an important story breaking, you’ll find it here immediately. “Back of the Envelope” is our regularly updated table featuring statistics and other interesting information on the top schools. We’re data geeks at heart and intend to have a lot of fun with this feature. Finally, there’s a calendar called “On the Horizon” of upcoming events at the top business schools with a special emphasis on events and deadlines for applicants.

In right column of the homepage, you’ll find a way to quickly get to our pages on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, along with a way to subscribe to our RSS feed for all new stories and post. Below that is “Facetime,” where we will bring you face to face with the leaders in the business school arena via video interviews. “Drill Down” is our way to alert you to the most popular content on the site, from the most-viewed stories and videos to slideshows. “Air Time” is our place to feature you–our collaborator in this venture–on the site. It’s a place where we’ll call attention to the best comments and perspectives that you contribute to Poets&Quants. Meantime, “MBA Tweets” is our constantly updating feed of tweets from the top business schools with their latest news.

One section of the site that I would especially like to call your attention to is our community. Click on the “Community” category in the navigation bar and it will lead you to a page that will show you our most active groups, which range from social entrepreneurship for MBAs to admissions help, as well as a listings of members who are currently online or who are among our most active members. We’ll also feature the latest comments and posts from members on this page. It’s a door to our piazza, our gathering place for people to share information, help each other, and contribute valuable content on the site.

Welcome! We hope you enjoy the site and come back often. And if you have any suggestions for improvements, please don’t hesitate to make them.

About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.