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M.B.A. Applications Rebound

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

We’ve all heard or read about the less than spectacular job prospects for law and business school grads over the last few years. But the tide might be turning around, at least for those choosing the M.B.A. route. According to new data from the Graduate Management Admission Council, the median number of applications for full-time, two-year M.B.A.s rose by nearly 12% for the class that started this year.

Here is a sampling of application volume for full-time, two-year M.B.A. programs:

Application volume for a sampling of full-time, two-year M.B.A.s

Number of applications, 2012 Number of applications, 2013 % change 2012-2013
Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis 1,289 1,404 8.9%
Columbia Business School 5,409 5,765 6.6%
Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University 2,094 2,343 11.9%
Harvard Business School 8,963 9,315 3.9%
Anderson School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles 3,335 3,124 -6.3%
Stanford Graduate School of Business 6,716 7,108 5.8%
Fuqua School of Business, Duke University 3,161 3,150 -0.35%
Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University 515 639 24%
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School 6,409 6,036 -5.8%
Krannert School of Management, Purdue University 556 576 3.6%

Source: The schools

 

Source: WSJ

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