March 31 Roundup
Find out how business schools are battling coronavirus
Wherever business schools are based, the future is uncertain and the present is constantly changing. In the months ahead, schools need to be as proactive as possible in communicating to students how their learning experiences may be disrupted, and to maintain a pipeline of prospective learners, ready for a return to campus whenever that may be.
Our editor writes about the initiatives business schools are taking to combat coronavirus on the AACSB blog.
Experts explain how COVID-19 will impact your MBA application
Among other experts, Linda Abraham, from Accepted.com, says:
Schools are extending these deadlines both out of compassion and self-interest. They probably fear a larger ‘summer melt’ than usual. They may also know that their application volume was either down or flat from last year, which wasn’t a great year for business schools. (Most schools are experiencing a prolonged slump in application volume.)
You may find that you are able to get into a program R3 of this year or R1 of next year that you would have a harder time getting into later. It’s worth thinking about these odds while you have more time than usual on your hands.
Duke Fuqua shifts start dates
Fuqua is shifting the start dates of some programs because of the combination of delays in visa processing and social distancing practices. Full-time programs have been pushed back by a month.
ESSEC Dean talks up online learning success