Harvard | Mr. Consumer Goods Senior Manager
GMAT 740, GPA 8.27/10
MIT Sloan | Mr. Indian Healthcare Analytics
GMAT 720, GPA 7.8
Stanford GSB | Mr. Filipino Startup
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Ms. Media Entertainment
GMAT 740, GPA 3.3
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Evolving Teacher
GRE 328, GPA 3.26
Columbia | Mr. Indian I-Banker
GMAT 740, GPA 8.63
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Chef Instructor
GMAT 760, GPA 3.3
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Tech-y Athlete
GRE , GPA 3.63
Harvard | Mr. Deferred Financial Poet
GMAT 710, GPA 3.68
Harvard | Mr. Lieutenant To Consultant
GMAT 760, GPA 3.7
Berkeley Haas | Ms. EV Evangelist
GRE 334, GPA 2.67
Wharton | Ms. Product Manager
GMAT 730, GPA 3.4
Wharton | Mr. Indian Engineer + MBA Now In Consulting
GMAT 760, GPA 8.7 / 10
Chicago Booth | Mr. EduTech
GRE 337, GPA 3.9
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Indonesian Salesperson
GMAT 660, GPA 3.49
Berkeley Haas | Mr. LGBT+CPG
GMAT 720, GPA 3.95
McCombs School of Business | Ms. Tech For Non-Profits
GRE 312, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Mr. Combat Pilot Non-Profit Leader
GRE 329, GPA 3.73
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Actual Poet
GMAT 720, GPA 12.0/14
Harvard | Mr. Healthcare Administration & Policy Latino Advocate
GRE 324, GPA 3.4
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Asian Mexican Finance Hombre
GMAT 650, GPA 2.967
Columbia | Mr. Fintech Data Scientist
GMAT 710, GPA 3.66
Tuck | Mr. Opportunities In MBB
GMAT 710, GPA 3.4
Stanford GSB | Mr. Co-Founder & Analytics Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 7.4 out of 10.0 - 4th in Class
Harvard | Mr. Strategy For Social Good
GRE 325, GPA 3.5
MIT Sloan | Mr. Spaniard
GMAT 710, GPA 7 out of 10 (top 15%)
NYU Stern | Ms. Hopeful NYU Stern Marketing Ph.D.
GRE 297, GPA 2.8

COVID-19 Update: What 2021 Looks Like So Far At The Leading MBA Programs

Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA students are back on campus, but with heavy restrictions and frequent testing. Stanford photo

The latest EFMD report, The Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Business Schools, analyzes the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on business schools’ internal and external environments. Published in collaboration with survey software Le Sphinx, the report sheds light on how business schools are responding to the crisis and how they see the future.

The report finds that pandemic has shaken the foundations of business schools’ operations and teaching, but even more importantly, that schools have re-evaluated the core of their missions, re-established relations with global and local environments, realigned their approach to key stakeholders, and redefined their business models. The survey collected responses from over 100 business schools between October-November 2020 and analysed responses according to the Business Schools Impact System model.

Four in five business schools (79%) are confident that they have managed to sustain or increase their impact during the pandemic. The only significant difference between schools is based on their location: in Europe, fewer schools believe that their impact has increased (17% instead of 30%, on average).

School Covid Update Page Latest Updates
Stanford GSB https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/experience/about/covid-19-information Students are on campus, course instruction is a hybrid of online and in-person
Harvard Business School https://www.hbs.edu/keephbshealthy/Pages/default.aspx Classes remain hybrid; student gatherings outdoors limited to 25, indoors to 10
Penn Wharton https://www.wharton.upenn.edu/spring-2021/ Alert Level 2: Heightened Awareness. At this level, Wharton “is able to conduct its various hybrid scenarios”
Chicago Booth https://www.chicagobooth.edu/coronavirus In-class student participation on all three Illinois campuses limited to “local” residents
MIT Sloan https://mitsloan.mit.edu/returntocampus/covid-19-testing-mit-sloan All students registered for in-person classes are required to test twice a week, 3-4 days apart
Northwestern Kellogg https://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/about/coronavirus.aspx Classes to be hybrid; spring class-bidding postponed to February 19
Columbia Business School https://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/mba-students/returning-to-campus CBS continues its “HyFlex” model of teaching, in which students are mixed between in-person and remote instruction
UC-Berkeley Haas https://coronavirus.berkeley.edu Self-sequester for residential students lifted
Dartmouth Tuck https://covid.dartmouth.edu/covid19-dashboard 78,000 students have been tested since July 1, with 103 cases found; hybrid teaching will continue through the spring 2021 term. Dartmouth College requires those accessing campus facilities to be tested for Covid twice weekly. 
Yale SOM https://som.yale.edu/COVID Hybrid: Half of students will attend a given class session in person while the other half participates remotely
Virginia Darden https://www.darden.virginia.edu/about/return-to-grounds/updates As of Feb. 12, UVA leadership is keeping the restriction on meetings and gatherings at six people, but may move to even more limited operations if there is a continued increase in cases
Cornell Johnson https://www.johnson.cornell.edu/new-students/two-year-mba/covid-19-frequently-asked-questions/ Ithaca campus “reactivation” underway
Michigan Ross https://michiganross.umich.edu/covid-19-info Ross is continuing to offer a mix of remote, hybrid, and a few fully in-person classes to undergraduate and graduate students
Duke Fuqua https://coronavirus.duke.edu/?_ga=2.35544361.985064538.1613507788-1214926969.1613507788 Hybrid; 20 positive cases found Feb. 8-14 through about 12,000 tests of students, faculty and staff across Duke University
NYU Stern https://www.stern.nyu.edu/experience-stern/stern-returns/information-for-students Hybrid
UCLA Anderson https://www.anderson.ucla.edu/news-and-events/covid-19-faq#x273984 Remote
CMU Tepper https://www.cmu.edu/coronavirus/ Hybrid
USC Marshall https://www.marshall.usc.edu/coronavirus Remote
UNC Kenan-Flagler https://carolinatogether.unc.edu/dashboard/ Remote
Texas-Austin McCombs https://protect.utexas.edu/campus-operations/#campus-open-status Hybrid: Campus is at Level 3: Ultra-low density, meaning buildings are open but a large number of classes are being conducted remotely
Washington Foster https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/ Phase 2: Most classes are remote
Emory Goizueta https://goizueta.emory.edu/forward Hybrid, but all in-person classes also will be available online to accommodate vulnerable populations
Indiana Kelley https://www.iu.edu/covid/prevention/index.html Hybrid
Georgetown McDonough https://msb.georgetown.edu/corona-info/ Most classes are remote, but some graduate courses may have in-person components
Georgia Tech Scheller https://health.gatech.edu/coronavirus/students Hybrid
London Business School https://www.london.edu/about/contact/safe-and-open Under national lockdown; learning is all remote
HEC Paris https://www.hec.edu/en/news-room/coronavirus-information Remote
INSEAD https://www.insead.edu/covid-19-updates/safety-measures-on-campus Classrooms open with extensive safety measures
IESE https://www.iese.edu/ready-safe-go/safe/ MBA classrooms have reopened


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