Intersecting Minds: Education, Business and Technology at the North Carolina State Jenkins Graduate School of Management

The Mad Dash to Business School | November 6, 2008

Congratulations to President-Elect Barack Obama. He will face a number of challenges when he comes into office, including an economy that has been thrashed by the financial crisis. More relevant to this blog, America’s economic woes have caused a boom in the number of MBA applications across the country as people seek refuge from the crisis.

Here are some statistics from a recent article in the Wall Street Journal:

New York University Stern School of Business reports a 30% increase in attendance at off-site information sessions this year. Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management has had a 22% increase in applications so far. University of Chicago Graduate School of Business says it is seeing significant increases in inquiries online and attendance at information sessions. And University of Michigan Ross School of Business says that campus visits by prospective students have more than doubled….

U.S. GMAT registration volume for the first nine months of this year totaled 129,902, up 5.1% from the same period last year. Veritas Prep, a test preparation and graduate-admissions consulting company, says its GMAT test-preparation registration has gone up 50% since June.


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