Depending on the program to which you are applying, your graduate business school application requires you to get one or more recommendations. Consider these to be your "expert witnesses," testifying on your behalf. Getting references for your application is not simply an exercise of finding people willing to do this for you and then having them do it - if done well, you will come out looking better.
Some schools operate on a rolling admissions schedule, while others use rounds. Schools that use rounds expect that your application is complete and submitted by the posted deadline. All of the applications that were submitted by that deadline are reviewed together. The next batch of applications will be reviewed after the next deadline has passed. For example, if a deadline is November 15 and you submit your application on November 16, you may have missed the chance to be reviewed in that round. Fisher uses a rolling admissions schedule.
It may be the most popular course for grad students at the Fisher College of Business and it's one of the most talked about: Negotiations with Associate Professor Robert Lount. Professor Lount is nationally-regarded as an expert in negotiation and organizational behavior-- and he sat down with us to share more about his background, the course outline, and why he thinks the course resonates so strongly with students in all graduate programs at Fisher.
"Diversity" was not a word you'd hear-- or see with your eyes-- often in business schools when they were first established. Schools were filled with people holding similar backgrounds and viewpoints -- and no understanding of how attainment of diversity can help an organization succeed (let alone create greater good).
Fast-forward to 2016 at the Fisher College of Business. In addition to various recruitment and retainment efforts aimed at making the school representative of the world outside its doors, diversity is infused into the curriculum. A popular class, taught by Professor David Greenberger and Associate to the Dean Francisco Gomez-Bellenge, is Managing Diversity. Both are proud of this unique class and what it offers students-- and share their insight below.
As you focus on an upcoming application deadline, you may be planning to submit all of your application materials at the same time.
If you’re looking to pursue a graduate degree in business, you may automatically think about an "MBA." This may be all you know about graduate business degree options.
You may not be aware of specialized graduate business degree options - these advanced graduate degrees in business provide you with deeper exposure, education, and training in a specific area of business. Specialized graduate degree programs in business are numerous - you'll find programs that provide specialization in subjects such as accounting, finance, human resources, logistics, management, data analytics, etc. The list is long. Because there are differences within each type of degree program, note that the differences listed below are generalizations for full-time programs and may not always be true in every single instance.
Good news! The application is now live for 2017 enrollment terms for all Fisher graduate business programs, including the Full-Time MBA, Master of Accounting, Master of Human Resource Management, Master of Finance, Working Professional MBA and PhD programs.
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