GMAT 2020 NEWS
As the world is hit by a global pandemic, along with our lifestyle, food habits, everything changed and education is not excluded from everything. In the globally top B-Schools, the first and foremost step of getting enrolled – the admission procedure has gone through a major change. The admission dates are extended and along with the traditional admission rounds, there will be COVID-19 admission round too.
At this point of time, the greatest deal for international candidates is to stay updated with the admission guidelines of the world's top B-schools. That’s why we are here and our sole purpose is to keep you updated with universities’ admission requirements doing the pandemic situation. So, continue reading!
Due to Covid-19 outbreaks, almost 6 out of 10 b-schools will expand their career offices and companies will probably hire the MBA candidates virtually. MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance completed a survey on 250+ B-schools and corporations among which 134 have a plan of adding to their career management staff. 84% B-schools will conduct MBA in a hybrid format and 13% in fully online mode.
Wharton School will conduct their fall MBA mostly in online mode. Previously, it was decided to be conducted in hybrid mode, but the Dean has recently used the term ‘mostly online’.
Harvard Business School is going to conduct all the interviews of 2020-2021 session online as the authority is not willing to take any risk during this pandemic situation.
In McDonough School of Business of Georgetown University, MBA of 2020 fall will be conducted in a fully online mode. Initially, there was a plan of a hybrid program, and students who came from the coronavirus hotspots are advised to get quarantine of two weeks. But the latest announcement stated that all the undergraduate and graduate courses will be conducted virtually as more than millions of people are infected nationwide.
UCLA Anderson announced that there will not be any deferrals for the international MBA applicants. The students who were unable to get their student visas on time, they either have to take online classes or complete the admission procedure for the next session.
As the international students are finding difficulties to get the visa to come to USA, Stanford University allows the MBA candidates to apply for deferrals. Here, the candidates who postpone their MBA study this year, will be eligible to enroll themselves in Stanford Graduate School of Business for Fall 2021 or Fall 2022.
Yale SOM has planned to welcome the MBA candidates in their campus. Though the classes will be taken in a hybrid format, in-person classes will be resumed with a specific percentage of candidates from August.
IE Business school of Spain talks about the complete reopening of the campus and the authority has released a video on campus life after it reopens. The nearly 3 minutes’ long video shows that the campus is ready to welcome 4000 candidates in September.
Also, the video shows the upcoming changes in terms of teaching – the professor will enter only after the students take their seats, masks and gloves will be compulsory and students will have to through thermal checking. Along with that, robots with UV waves will disinfect the classrooms every night. For more details check the video here.
The University of Texas-Austin has announced that in-person and virtual instruction will resume this fall and at that time candidates and staff will require face masks mandatorily to slow down the spread of coronavirus.
Stanford University, GSB has planned to complete its first quarter of autumn earlier this time. Also, they have plans to start first-year MBA classes by 4th September and it will be a blended class of online and in-person tuition.
Goizueta Business School of Emory University plan regarding the MBA of fall is to complete it by Thanksgiving of this year. The MBA classes will be a hybrid, and the faculty has announced that during the in-person class all the safety guidelines will be followed. It is also mentioned in their announcement that 19th August will be the start date and they will wrap up by 24th November. The final exam will be conducted in December that too in online mode. Plus holidays will be cur to complete the classes earlier and probably, this time, there will be no fall break.
IMD Switzerland started their in-person MBA classes. Daily temperature checking, use of Masks, and plexiglass are announced mandatory for the MBA class of this fall, and smaller groups of students made mandatory to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
Survey: MBA hiring paused in 9 in 10 B-Schools.
Harvard Business School announced that the number of students in its next MBA Class will be 200 candidates less than its usual population. The approximate number of students in the fall MBA will be 720.
MBA employment start date gets delayed. A huge number of candidates get their job offer canceled.
London Business School campus will be opened for the students by 7th September but online classes will be continued as it is running now. The classes of hybrid format may start by 21st September.
As the French Government permitted on-site learning from 1st September, the start date INSEAD’s next class is extended till 5th October from August-end. Due to this reason, the curriculum is getting reduced and the final period of the MBA program is getting extended to July. INSEAD is waiting for updates from the government in Singapore to resume classes on that campus.
Columbia Business School is planning a hybrid class this August for the MBA program.
Rise in the number of canceled internships in business schools.
Yale School of Management keeping tuition rates Stable (by increasing 3.25%) due to the economic disruptions during COVID-19.
In 2021, Harvard Business School will increase the number of candidates.
Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business announced the plans to resuming classes in Hanover and New Hampshire for fall.
Wharton School will have hybrid MBA classes in the fall.
Stanford Graduate School of Business plans to start the fall MBA in September.
GMAT can be taken from the home.
Due to COVID-19, B-schools recruitments are paused.
Kellogg’s Chief MBA Gatekeeper tells why business Schools are waiving GMAT and GRE.
Harvard MBA students claiming tuition refund.
HBS directs the students to check a website to know country-by-country and state-by-state what hospital resources.
Around 70% of US colleges lay off staff.
29% of employers are planning to n move their summer internships in a virtual format.
Stanford Graduate School of Business postpones the 2021 MSx program.
Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management will have a round 3 application extension.
GMAC is to launch online proctored GMAT alternative
The University of California-Berkeley is changing its default grading for undergraduate courses.
The Admission Consultants asks everyone related to business school to stay hopeful during this pandemic
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