P&Q’s Must Reads: Best & Brightest Online MBAs: Class of 2022

Hello everyone  –- Welcome back to Poets&Quants’ Must Reads, a quick, digestible recap of the top business school news, sponsored by CentreCourt, P&Q’s virtual admission events.

I’m your host, Kristy Bleizeffer, and I’ll be highlighting the most important P&Q stories you might have missed. So, Let’s get to it. 

No. 1: Best & Brightest Online MBAs: Class of 2022

If you’re looking for a little inspiration in your MBA journey, take the time to click through some of our Best and Brightest Online MBAs for 2022. This is one of our largest recognition projects of the year, and one of our most popular. It features the stories, accomplishments, and career highlights of 50 truly remarkable MBA candidates from the top business schools in the world. If you can’t get inspired by these stories, you might be uninsurable.

The full package is now featured on our homepage. To see the full list and start clicking through their profiles, go to page 3. 

No. 2: The Motherhood Penalty Starts in Business School

Tamar, an MBA at Stanford GSB, gives us an inside look at the experience of mothers and expecting mothers at an elite business school in this touching personal essay. After one miscarriage and with the focus of starting a family ever-present, she figured her chance for an MBA was behind me. She had no role models with a similar experience. 

Tamar’s MBA consultant told even her not to mention miscarriages in her business school application because schools may question her commitment to studying if they knew she was trying to start a family.”

You can read her full essay now, on our homepage.

No. 3: Nominate The Undergrad B-Schools That Deserve Our Attention

Over at Poets&Quants For Undergrads, we pride ourselves in bringing you the most useful, up-to-date business school news and advice from the best programs. 

We also understand that with well over a thousand business schools and colleges around the world, that there are certainly outstanding programs that have fallen under our radar. 

That’s where you come in: We want you to tell us about the hidden gems, the best kept secrets, and the programs punching well above their weights in undergraduate business school education. You can nominate a school or program we should know about, and we may feature them in a new series we’re calling Under the Radar. Nominate a school at Poetsandquantsforundergrads.com.

No. 4: Our Weekly Round of  News You Can Use

No matter where you are in your B-school journey – weighing your options, researching programs, or ready to apply – we’ve got several helpful stories for you this week.

First, a top MBA Consultant explains why candidates should definitely apply in Round 1 this year. Troubling economic signs could lead to a wave of applications in the later rounds, so polish those apps sooner than later. 

We’ve also updated our guide on the MBA application deadlines, with dates for first, second, and third rounds. We’ll continue to update the story as new information rolls in, so check back if your preferred schools aren’t yet on the list. NYU Stern also announced its deadlines and said it will continue to waive the GMAT for some students. 

Finally, we breakdown Financial Times’ latest ranking for Masters of Finance programs and the world. And one country in particular dominated the list, home to all five of the top schools. To find out which country, find this story, and many more tips, advice, and resources in our admissions hub, accessible from our main menu.

And, that’s it for this week’s Must Reads recap. But, before I go, I want to alert all the school seekers out there to CentreCourt’s upcoming MBA Festival events. These events connect prospective students with admission experts, alumni, and career development teams at the top MBA programs around the country. 

Our next series, The MBA & Your Career, is happening October 4-5, and you can register for free on our events tab at Poets&Quants.com. 

For online MBA prospects, our next Backstage event is July 12. This is your chance to hear from current students, admission teams, and alumni from some of the best online programs around. Register on our events page


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