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Coronavirus: Full-Time MBAs Want Compensation For Shift Online

Read our March 19 roundup for the latest news on the impact of coronavirus on business schools, as MBA students voice their concerns about studying online

Thu Mar 19 2020


March 19th Roundup

MBAs on Reddit voice concerns

Reddit is buzzing with coronavirus chat. Candidates and current students are concerned about having to pay for high-cost, full-time MBA programs which are currently being delivered online. However, some Reddit-users are now considering going to business school as the global economy and jobs take a hit.

MBA loans provider Prodigy Finance offers flexible terms

Prodigy Finance says student borrowers should get in contact if they need to pause loan repayments. Other flexible measures include: Free quotes without committing to a loan or signing a contract; You only need to sign final loan agreement when you’ve safely reached campus; Graduates only need to start repaying loans six months after course completion.

GMAC CEO issues response to COVID-19

New Master’s course helps professionals manage pandemics like coronavirus

Aston Business School launches its MSc in Crisis and Disaster Management as more businesses demand professionals trained to coordinate their response to disasters.   

Crowdsourced list of US universities closed by coronavirus

A list of universities in the United States closed by coronavirus is being regularly updated and is available online. Various business schools are closing campuses and moving classes online. Check it out to find out if your target business school is affected.

Coronavirus: Video Explainer from MBA Tube

Harvard extend 2+2 MBA admission deadline

Harvard’s 2+2 is a deferred admission process for current students, who are either in college or a full-time master’s degree program. Students pursue at least two years of professional work experience (maximum of four years) followed by two years on the HBS MBA. Instead of April 2, 2020, the new 2+2 new application deadline is June 1, 2020 at noon Eastern time.

GMAT reminder

Any GMAT test taker who wants to reschedule their current appointment (either a different date or to a different test center) can do so without incurring any fees.

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Latest on GMAT & GRE testing

More test centers close around the world as GMAT and GRE testing is disrupted by coronavirus. Check out our latest live updates on GMAT testing and GRE test center closures.

IE Business School professor studies impact on Corona beer!

Rotterdam School of Management offers GMAT waivers

As well as making conditional offers (pending submission of a GMAT or GRE score), RSM in the Netherlands are offering GMAT/GRE waivers to candidates with outstanding undergraduate GPAs and to PhD-holders. 

Instead of GMAT or GRE, candidates can also complete two Harvard online courses, the Mathematics for Management ($90 USD) and Quantitative Methods ($150 USD) courses, scoring over 75% on both.