Poets&Quants is working with schools to provide prospective applicants and the general public with updates on admissions and campus information. For as long as necessary, we'll send these communications weekly on Wednesday mornings via email.
School information is listed alphabetically below.
The W. P. Carey School is offering generous scholarship packages for all Full-time MBA admitted students for Fall 2020. Contact us today to learn more and get started: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The COVID-19 situation in Malaysia continues to improve.The Ministry of Higher Education announced that current international students will be allowed to return to Malaysia for the fall. If you are interested in applying to ASB, please reach out to us at email@example.com. Visit us at https://asb.edu.my/academic-program/mba-admissions for more information.
Amidst all the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, our students can rely on the Auburn MBA Programs to continue providing a consistent yet flexible learning experience. Our professors, classes, and current students haven't missed a beat, and we are actively accepting applications for Fall 2021. The Full-Time MBA and Online MBA programs are now admitting for Fall 2021, and the GMAT requirement can be waived for applicants who meet established criteria. Our Executive MBA program is also accepting applicants for Fall 2021. The Executive MBA does not require the GMAT and is designed specifically for professionals with at least 8 years of work experience. Our team is available for appointments and at firstname.lastname@example.org to help you through this process. Visit us at harbert.auburn.edu for more information.
While the long-term effects of COVID-19 is difficult to predict, it is clear that entrepreneurial leaders are needed more than ever. They are the leaders driving innovative solutions, championing ideas, and creating value that changes the world for the better. Please visit our COVID-19 website for more information about the College’s operation during this time.
The California Institute of Advancement Management (CiAM) continues focus on student success and serving the community during these trying times. While our physical campus is temporarily closed, we have not stopped serving our students and their educational goals. We've moved all lectures and class activities online, increased Student Success service hours, and continuing rolling admissions, now with a 100% online Admissions Process. For more information, please visit: https://www.ciam.edu/
Learn to thrive in times of change with a top-ranked MBA from Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business. Our MBA curriculum, available in 3 formats, combines the science of management with the art of leadership – skills in high demand. See for yourself! Register to watch an online class: Marketing Research, Executive Communication, Corporate Strategy, and more. Your choice!
We are looking forward to welcoming new students in September/October 2020 to begin face-to-face teaching and are working hard to ensure our high-quality teaching offer can continue through other channels if needed - visit our Covid-19 FAQs page for the latest updates here.
The Love School of Business at Elon University is working with prospective graduate students to ease the application process during this challenging time. Application fees and deposits will be waived for candidates applying to our nationally-ranked, part-time MBA program for the spring 2021 admission cycle. Additionally, some students may qualify for a waiver of the test requirement. We are available to meet with students in a variety of formats and welcome questions. Please email the Office of Graduate Admissions at email@example.com.
Goizueta Business School will return to campus in the fall delivering a mix of in-person, hybrid, and online classes. We are committed to delivering the full Goizueta experience. This means best-in-class course content from our world-renowned faculty supplemented with co-curricular and extra-curricular activities that are hallmarks of the Goizueta experience and create the vibrant Goizueta community. We are being very deliberate in our approach, following CDC guidelines for safety. Learn more at https://goizueta.emory.edu/forward
The Esade MBA’s flexibility has always been one of its strengths. We’ve now added even more options that make it one of the most adaptable and customizable MBAs in the world. You will start your academic activities on the 5th of October following some online career activities during September. You then have two options: #1 Start your MBA on-campus on October 5th. You will start your MBA program with as many in-classroom activities as possible from October on. We will use new and innovative hybrid offerings when necessary to adjust to health and safety requirements. #2 Start your MBA on-campus on January 4th. You will start your in-classroom activities in Barcelona in January with a newly designed fast-track entry programme. In this option, you will accelerate your MBA with a limited number of online subjects and activities between September and December. This will allow you to merge with the October group already for term 2. You’ll then continue the rest of the programme together as a single cohort. Both entry options will allow you to take advantage of the 12, 15, and 18 month Esade MBA tracks and all other programme activities (Exchange, LABs, study tours, etc).
Applications for the ESMT Berlin full-time MBA program and scholarships are open. Learn how Germany's top B-school combines innovation, technology, sustainability, startups and to advance your career in Germany or the world. The program begins in January 2021 and lasts 13 months. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an informal review of your profile before you apply. Alternatively, join us in a few weeks for our final virtual open house event of 2020. Click here for more information and to register. Click here to find out how ESMT and our students are working through Covid.
The next application deadline for the online Georgetown McDonough Master of Science in Finance Fall 2021 program start (August) is Nov. 20. We have continued accepting the online graduate exam score reports offered by GMAT and GRE test administrators. The next virtual information session will be held on Oct. 26 at 7PM ET and prospective students can register to attend here.
As an innovative business school, HHL is currently conducting all academic, program-related, and admissions activities digitally. Our admissions team is here to help you with a simplified application process during these turbulent times: 1. Online HHL Entry Test can substitute GMAT/GRE. 2. English skills tested during interview as alternative to TOEFL/IELTS. 3. One letter of recommendation is now sufficient. These changes are to ensure that everyone has continued opportunity to apply for HHL’s MBA & Master programs. We care about your education. Get in touch for more: email@example.com.
Final interviews for the IMD MBA Class of 2021, starting in January, are taking place now. Our full-time program is an intimate, personalized leadership development experience delivering an unmatched emphasis on entrepreneurship, globalization and digitalization, while equipping MBAs with the classic MBA toolkit. Unlock your true potential and make an impact in the world – applications for our 2022 class will open in November, but you can already join our upcoming virtual events to help prepare. Good luck!
Imperial College Business School is continuing to offer a highly personal Admissions process with our teams working remotely, providing ample opportunities for prospective candidates to connect with us online. We have relaxed our requirements around GMAT/GRE test scores to apply for the Full-Time MBA and MSc International Management programmes to allow candidates to submit an application without their score, and we are offering conditional offers to the programme where necessary. We are also accepting test scores from the GRE General Test at home. Where required, MBA and MSc interviews are taking place online through one-to-one interviews or via our online interview platform. We have also increased our flexibility in the official copies of documents we usually require at the application stage, and are also making them a condition of offer. If you would like to contact our Recruitment team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, we will be happy to discuss your application and individual circumstances with you. In this challenging time we are especially proud of our colleagues at Imperial College London, who are leading the response to tackle COVID-19.
Recognizing the challenges and concerns presented by the ever-changing situation related to COVID-19, the Kelley Direct Online MBA program’s previously in-person course requirements can currently be taken fully online (e.g. Kelley Connect Weeks and Global and Domestic Immersions) until authorities confirm it is safe to travel once again. The application deadline for Spring 2021 is January 15, 2021. In addition to watching the recorded Curriculum Overview webinar, applicants can chat directly with admission staff during online office hours or register to attend an upcoming webinar on the Kelley Direct program's Meet Us page, or email the admissions team directly at email@example.com. The Kelley School’s Full-Time MBA program admits high-potential applicants into our academically rigorous curriculum. We typically require the GMAT or GRE as one demonstration of quantitative and analytic capability. In light of the recent challenges associated with taking standardized tests, candidates may apply for a waiver of this requirement and submit other evidence of their academic qualifications. We expect to award a limited number of waivers to candidates with otherwise strong qualifications. In evaluating waiver requests, we consider many factors, including rigor and achievement from previous undergraduate and graduate degrees, evidence of work experience requiring analytical and quantitative skills, and post–bachelor’s degree career growth including demonstration of leadership. To request a GMAT/GRE waiver, you must complete the following two steps: 1. Complete and submit our online information request form (to ensure that we have your most current contact information); and 2. Submit via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) a current professional resume, your unofficial or official undergraduate transcripts (and graduate school transcripts, if applicable), and a brief statement (500 words or less) summarizing why you believe you qualify for a waiver. You should receive a response to your request within one week of submission.
INSEAD has postponed the start of the upcoming Master in Management (MIM) and MBA programmes in light of the current restrictions. We welcomed the MIM’21 class on 1 September 2020, and the MBA‘21 class on 28 September. Visit this page for the latest updates on INSEAD Master programmes: https://inse.ad/mpupdates
The London Business School admissions team remains available to support all applicants at this challenging time. In response to this unprecedented global situation, our world-leading Faculty have developed a webinar series ‘Leading through a pandemic’. We are offering virtual experiences for prospective candidates to access information and advice, and are conducting candidate interviews virtually. To ensure minimal disruption to candidates, we are making few changes to admissions processes, and our admissions deadlines remain the same. We are accepting applications without GMAT/GRE for candidates who have not yet taken a test; you will need to take a test later. Please see our Coronavirus FAQs for further updates, or contact email@example.com.
The NUS MBA Intake 2020 will now commence in January 2021 for both full-time and part-time formats.
Our MBA Admissions team is available virtually to answer any questions, and connect you with a member of the Admissions Committee or a current student. Please reach out via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 212-998-0600. Visit Stern’s Admissions website for updates.
The Penn State Smeal MBA program has instituted a new GMAT/GRE test waiver policy for highly qualified candidates. Waivers may be available for candidates who possess one or more of the following criteria: advanced degrees; at least five years of relevant and progressive post-undergraduate work experience; significant leadership experience, particularly in the armed forces; readiness to complete graduate education; quantitative ability; and advanced analytical reasoning skills. For more information, visit https://mba.smeal.psu.edu/apply or contact our admissions team.
At Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, we act with integrity, have courage with compassion, and lead with an entrepreneurial spirit. Now, more than ever, is the time to upgrade your skills and redefine what's possible for your life and your career as you take steps towards becoming a Best for the World Leader. Application awards are available for all programs when you apply by the priority and or final deadline date. Submit your application by the final deadline date to receive a $750.00 scholarship. Deadline dates vary by program. For additional information schedule an individual consultation. To learn more about our programs, courses, and world-class faculty members, visit our website or join us for a virtual event.
The Purdue University Krannert School of Management is understanding of the challenge applicants are facing in the wake of recent COVID-19 disruptions. The following adjustments have been made for our fall 2020 semester, in an effort to assist in the application process and help applicants still reach their academic and career goals: Virtual engagement opportunities are available in place of on campus visits. Contact email@example.com to connect and learn how to participate • Visit us to learn up to date information on the Full-Time MBA and all Masters programs.
Fall semester began September 1, with a mix of face-to-face and virtual delivery. Due to the continuing challenges in completing GMAT and GRE tests, Rutgers Business School will waive the GMAT requirement for select, new applicants to the Full-Time MBA program. Priority will be given to Rutgers alumni, veterans of the US military, and STEM professionals (scientists, engineers, programmers). Test waiver is dependent on all admissions criteria, and is not guaranteed. RBS does not require the GMAT or GRE for applicants already holding a doctoral degree or law degree from an accredited US university. Existing criteria for test waivers remain in force. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org so our admissions counselors can help you work through individual circumstances. Due to the current pandemic, we are willing to waive the application fee. To request a waiver, please put “RBS Cares” in the email subject line.
At Santa Clara University we understand the incredible stress and anxiety COVID19 is causing across the globe. For those of you who have planned for graduate school only to have your exam(s) canceled, transcript evaluations held and travel banned, please know we feel for you and are committed to helping you achieve your dream of graduate education. Visit this page for more answers.
Smith School of Business at Queen’s University has updated requirements for international students. Until further notice, we will be waiving the World Education Services (WES) assessment requirement for international students. We will move forward with unofficial transcripts for any student who cannot secure original transcripts because their institution is closed, but will need to have officials before the start of their MBA in January, assuming access is available at that time.
The entire EGADE admissions process moved online, including admissions and English-proficiency tests, interviews as well as all personalized enrollment support. To facilitate the application process, GMAT and TOEFL requirements may now be waived for all applicants who meet established criteria.T he EGADE Full-Time programs, i.e. MBA in Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Master in Business Management are admitting again in September 2021. January admission is still open for the renowned EGADE – W. P. Carey Executive MBA, few seats are left. Meanwhile, courses take place via remote platforms, the digitalized study offer is complemented by various virtual experiences: (i) free bi-weekly Webinars aimed at strengthening Leadership for the Future of Business, (ii) courtesy access to over 2.500 courses on global learning platforms, (iii) one to one career counseling services, and (iv) numerous networking events on platforms like VirBella or Zoom. The EGADE team is available for appointments or guidance at email@example.com and more information is available at https://egade.tec.mx.
We’ll continue to update our website as new information becomes available including additional virtual events and activities. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University at Buffalo has returned to campus this fall, offering educational and research programs under a modified in-person format. While final guidance will come from the Governor and SUNY Chancellor, the university intends to offer a mix of in-person and online instruction, while protecting the health and safety of the campus community. Fall classes began August 31 with a highly flexible campus-based, residential instruction paired with online remote learning. All instruction will shift to distance learning on November 30, after U.S. Thanksgiving holiday break. The final three weeks of the semester and final exams will be conducted remotely and online. Our fall semester will conclude on December 21. For more information, please visit www.buffalo.edu/coronavirus.
Says Thomas Roulet, Deputy Director of the MBA programme and University Senior Lecturer in Organisation Theory & Information Systems at Cambridge Judge Business School
"The Cambridge MBA class of 2020-21 began classes on 28 September with a blended approach of face-to-face and online teaching. This followed an extensive programme over the summer to restructure existing courses and delivery to move some elements online, pursue interactive activities in the classroom, and to install new safety procedures and prepare our buildings for physical distancing including one-way lifts and stairs.
While we have taken up blended learning for the initial part of the school year, we asked all students to attend Cambridge in person as soon as possible in line with University of Cambridge rules. Some students felt unable to make such a commitment in this unusual year, so the deferral rate is higher, as expected, and our class size is smaller at 174. We did not alter stringent admissions requirements to meet student number targets, also knowing that a smaller number would enable us to allocate more resources to each student and maximize faculty-student and student-student interactions.
The autumn term got off to a good start with a mix of time-honored MBA subjects and timely new topics related to the pandemic, including the implications for leadership of managing remote teams. Applications for the class of 2021-22 opened on 1 July, with our first-round application total being significantly higher than last year, and our other interest metrics similarly high – there is no shortage of interest in the MBA this year. Cambridge Judge Business School seeks a diverse MBA cohort of people who are highly motivated, creative and innovative, and have already exhibited clear progression within their career. This year's cohort have already displayed courage and drive in these difficult global circumstances, and will experience the Cambridge experience to the full, including the benefits brought by a collegiate and interdisciplinary university, albeit differently."
All events have been moved to a digital format. See all of our MBA events at https://warrington.ufl.edu/mba/events/. We are offering a series of virtual GMAT tips to those that are looking to fine-tune their test-taking skills. Learn more at https://warrington.ufl.edu/mba/events/gmat-boot-camp/.The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our most pressing concern. Providing these groups with the necessary resources to be successful in these unprecedented times is our top priority.
UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Full-Time MBA Round 1 application deadline is Tuesday, October 13. GMAT/GRE waivers are available by request, and can be accessed and submitted from within your application. If you are planning to request a waiver, we highly recommend submitting it as soon as possible to account for processing time. You can continue to work on your application while your waiver request is processing. We are here to support you and encourage you to connect with us any time by email at email@example.com, schedule an Office Hours appointment with a student or admissions officer, or join an upcoming webinar.
The University of Arizona has adjusted plans for campus mitigation in accordance with the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Officials at Arizona are also working closely with the Arizona Department of Health Services and Pima County Health Department in continuing to monitor the situation closely. Please contact the Eller College directly for more information. Stay safe.
The University of California, Riverside is putting the finishing touches on our fall 2020 class. Courses begin on October 1. All graduate business programs now have a STEM designation. Scholarships are still available. Find more information at https://business.ucr.edu/. Join us for one of our weekly Information Sessions at the following link: https://ucr.secure.force.com/events/targetx_eventsb__events#/list
To maximise the benefits of our truly international and experiential MBA face-to-face, we have taken the decision to delay the start of the 2020 September full-time programme to December 2020, when we will be offering a flexible induction period with core curriculum beginning in early January 2021. This slightly later start date will enable us to plan with certainty and minimise any potential disruption caused by continued travel restrictions to allow our students from a large number of countries to start the MBA in Manchester together. We are delighted to be offering flexible 15 or 18 month pathways as normal, with the same high-degree of programme customisation that includes the choice of a paid internship in the traditional period. https://www.alliancembs.manchester.ac.uk/study/mba/
The University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management’s Full-Time MBA Program is offering a GMAT/GRE test waiver to highly qualified candidates for the 2020-2021 application cycle. Applicants can complete a GMAT/GRE waiver request in the full-time MBA application. Due to this recent decision, we are extending our Round 1 deadline to October 23rd. For more information on the waiver or application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our recruitment cycle for the Oxford MBA Class of 2021-22 has opened as planned on 1 August. We will continue to accept the GMAT™ Online Exam and the GRE® General Test at Home from applicants who are still affected by test centre closure in their region. Our recruitment and admissions team are here to help with enquiries and assistance, please contact us on email@example.com. For further information about our application requirements, or for the latest coronavirus updates, please visit our website.
WashU Olin Business School is here to support you as COVID-19 impacts your graduate school plans. We also have some changes to announce. Rather than starting the six-week, three-continent global immersion in June, we are moving it to spring 2021. Our MBA Admissions team is available virtually to answer any questions. You can connect with us any time by email or by phone at 1-314-935-7301. Click here for the latest information on Covid-19 updates.
Virtual Campus Visits are now available. During your virtual visit you can attend a lunch with current students, a Recruiting & Admissions Small Group Session, a Career Management Center Small Group Session, and a Vanderbilt MBA Insider Webinar. Applicants who complete all four components of a virtual campus visit will have their application fee waived. Additionally, Vanderbilt MBA is offering GMAT/GRE test waivers to qualified candidates for the 2020-21 MBA application cycle. Waiver requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Applicants who are interested in a GMAT/GRE waiver must start an application in order to complete the test waiver request form and upload supporting documentation. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Wake Forest University School of Business has launched new applications for Fall 2021 entry to the MS in Accountancy program and for Summer 2021 entry to the MS in Management and MS in Business Analytics programs. We have made adjustments to the application process, including waived application fee and essay questions. Due to suspension of testing center offerings, we are offering GRE/GMAT waivers for qualified students. This fall, we will be hosting Inclusion Weekend: A Virtual Experience. The application deadline to participate has been extended to October 19th. Please reach out to email@example.com for more information, to request waiver codes, or to schedule a call with our enrollment team.