Yale | Mr. Lawyer Turned Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Wharton | Ms. Strategy & Marketing Roles
GMAT 750, GPA 9.66/10
Harvard | Mr. Tech Risk
GMAT 750, GPA 3.6
Chicago Booth | Mr. Whitecoat Businessman
GMAT 740, GPA Equivalent to 3(Wes) and 3.4(scholaro)
MIT Sloan | Ms. Digital Manufacturing To Tech Innovator
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Duke Fuqua | Mr. IB Back Office To Front Office/Consulting
GMAT 640, GPA 2.8
Harvard | Mr. Big 4 To Healthcare Reformer
GRE 338, GPA 4.0 (1st Class Honours - UK - Deans List)
Chicago Booth | Mr. Mexican Central Banker
GMAT 730, GPA 95.8/100 (1st in class)
Harvard | Mr. Billion Dollar Startup
GRE 309, GPA 6.75/10
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Healthcare Corporate Development
GMAT 740, GPA 3.5
Columbia | Mr. Developing Social Enterprises
GMAT 750, GPA 3.75
IU Kelley | Mr. Advertising Guy
GMAT 650, GPA 3.5
Rice Jones | Mr. Tech Firm Product Manager
GRE 320, GPA 2.7
Yale | Mr. Education Management
GMAT 730, GPA 7.797/10
Columbia | Mr. Neptune
GMAT 750, GPA 3.65
Darden | Ms. Education Management
GRE 331, GPA 9.284/10
Columbia | Mr. Confused Consultant
GMAT 710, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Ms. 2+2 Trader
GMAT 770, GPA 3.9
Harvard | Mr Big 4 To IB
GRE 317, GPA 4.04/5.00
Stanford GSB | Ms. Engineer In Finance – Deferred MBA
GRE 332, GPA 3.94
Chicago Booth | Mr. Corporate Development
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Second Chance In The US
GMAT 760, GPA 2.3
Harvard | Ms. Big 4 M&A Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 2:1 (Upper second-class honours, UK)
Harvard | Mr. Harvard 2+2, Chances?
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Mr. Comeback Kid
GMAT 770, GPA 2.8
Wharton | Ms. Negotiator
GMAT 720, GPA 7.9/10
Harvard | Mr. Marine Pilot
GMAT 750, GPA 3.98

What Duke Fuqua Seeks In MBA Applicants

How B-Schools Are Using AI and VR

Around the world, b-schools are integrating artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR) into the classroom.

Seb Murray, a contributor at Financial Times, recently discussed how b-schools are using the latest technology to further business education.

Transforming B-School Education

In Europe, b-schools are utilizing AI and VR to transform the way students learn, give or receive feedback, network, and land a job.

At Italy’s MIP Politecnico di Milano, the MBA program is using an AI search engine called Flexa, which automatically recommends which areas of a CV a student should focus on making improvements. After a student uploads their CV, Flexa offers suggestions based on the student’s expertise and jobs advertised by recruiters, according to FT.

“The vast amount of information on the internet can be overwhelming. Flexa filters it,” Paolo Mazza, an MIP EMBA alumnus who tested Flexa, tells FT.

At IE Business School in Madrid, VR is being used to take MBA students to places that are traditionally too expensive or dangerous to visit in-person, such as an Airbus satellite production line.

The VR technology is also being used to improve students’ communication skills. Students can practice public speaking using VR as they receive a simulated audience reaction, according to FT.

“Students learn to tailor their communication style, depending on the reaction,” IE dean Martin Boehm tells FT.

VR case studies are also making their appearance in b-schools. For example, at Neoma Business School in France, students can use a VR case study’s 360-degree view to learn about marketing through changing a retail shop’s interior virtually.

“It’s an immersive and playful experience that forces you to engage with people to acquire information — not reading it on paper,” Estelle François-Brazie, who tried out the VR case, tells FT.

Increased Funding In AI

More and more b-schools are now funding money into teaching AI.

Most recently, Harvard Business School received a $5 million gift from alumnus Stephen A. Schwarzman, chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Blackstone, a multinational private equity alternative asset management and financial services firm. His multi-million-dollar gift will help spur the efforts of HBS faculty members who are researching and writing case studies on AI.

“Across Blackstone’s diverse portfolio, I have seen firsthand the impact that rapid technological change has on businesses and industries,” Schwarzman says in a press release. “The disruptive implications and opportunities surrounding AI are far-reaching. Executives need to understand how to anticipate, act on, and manage these changes. I am hopeful that through these case studies—hallmarks of the HBS experience that have helped train a century of business leaders— we can better prepare the next generation to help shape the application of AI in an ethical and accountable way that benefits the public interest.”

Sources: Financial Times, Poets & Quants, Harvard Business School