We will be launching our new application for autumn 2018 no later than July 10, 2017. For the programs that accept applications twice per year (e.g. MBA for Working Professionals and Master of Human Resource Management), the spring 2018 application will also be available at this time. Here are some of the changes you can expect to see:
If you're planning to apply for autumn 2017, you better start working on this ... the application deadline for all Fisher graduate programs is May 1, 2017 and that day will be here sooner than you think.
Despite many hours preparing to take your standardized test, you may have scores lower than you anticipated. In a previous blog post, we gave some advice about taking the GMAT or GRE more than once. Let's say you decided to take the GMAT or the GRE again. How do we view multiple test scores from a single applicant? Here are three things we consider:
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.