Every piece of data tells a story. When compared, numbers reveal aptitudes and priorities. When connected, they illustrate tendencies and momentum. The same is true of business school rankings or inputs and outputs like GMAT scores, acceptance rates, and starting pay. Alone, they are a puzzle piece without little mooring or meaning. As other pieces are added and arranged, they slowly produce a picture profile of the best paths to take.
Every MBA applicant ultimately decides what’s important to them. At Poets&Quants, our job is to supply the instruments used to evaluate schools, candidates, and employers – along with explanations of their value and application (not to mention their contrasts, correlations and contradictions). Every story highlights their potential and purpose, all while never shying away from their tradeoffs and limits. Our goal is simple: supply the various pieces in one source so readers can spend more time exploring and evaluating than searching and speculating.
FROM ADMISSIONS DATA TO EMPLOYER SURVEYS
In 2017, P&Q devoted over 80 articles to crunching data and examining the reasoning and plucking out the storylines behind it. As second round deadlines near – or potential members of the Class of 2021 begin to weigh their options – we wanted to provide an easy reference source for them to understand what is available…what is expected…and what is possible.
How do your target schools compare? Check out our “MBA Rankings,” with stories on rankings from U.S. News & World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, Financial Times and The Economist (along with what these rankings truly measure and their potential flaws). Fretting over your GMAT, GRE, GPA or acceptance odds? You’ll find every bit of data from 2016-2017 under “Admissions Data.” Wondering which programs offer the best academics, facilities, or resources? We offer in-depth profiles of these areas and more in “MBA Experience.” Of course, if you’re concerned about pay and placement, we break those numbers down by school – along with taking deep dives into the leading employers. That doesn’t even include exclusive P&Q data like startup pay and evaluations of admissions consultants!
What are the criteria that will define the best MBA experience and post-graduation outcomes for you? That’s your call. Below, you’ll find the resources that can point you toward the right options. Thank you again for your readership and we look forward to critically evaluating business schools in 2018.
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