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MBA News Roundup: 2011 Application Trends, Fewer Women at Stanford, LSBF Offers Post-Graduate Job Guarantee

Posted in Test Prep on September 21, 2011 by

Welcome to another installment of Knewton’s MBA News Roundup! This week, check out articles on the latest application trends reported by GMAC, waning female enrollment at Stanford, and LSBF’s get-a-job-or-your-money-back guarantee

GMAC reports a slow-down in 2011 applicants, despite historically increased volume of applications in times of economic downturn.
The 2011 class profile is lighter on women and consultants, and more favorable towards minorities and engineering and math undergrads.
In response to the challenging UK job market, the London School of Business and Finance will begin issuing $4,000 refunds to students who haven’t found jobs 6 months after graduation.
HBS’s Allston campus is constructing a $100 million dorm and classroom building for its executive education program on the banks of the Charles River.
Dean Judy Olian pushes self-sufficiency to save money and improve planning.