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Industry Bodies Demand Delay To Business School Rankings

Read our April 22 coronavirus roundup, as GMAC, AACSB and EFMD demand a delay to the release of business school rankings

April 22 Roundup


B-school bodies request rankings delay

Top business school industry bodies—GMAC, AACSB and EFMD—have requested a collaborative discussion with business school rankings organizations as COVID-19 continues to impact business education. 

In the letter to top MBA and b-school rankings providers—including the Financial Times, US News, the Economist, Forbes, and Bloomberg—industry leaders highlight how the current environment could alter key metrics that rankings institutions rely on to produce their respective data sets. 


Best online MBA programs

One ranking that has gone ahead is that of QS which released its ranking of the best online MBA programs in the world with Spain’s IE Business School coming out on top. 

IE Business School’s 18-month program costs $55,636. The remaining top five include Imperial College Business School (2nd), Warwick Business School (3rd), AGSM (4th), and MIP Politecnico di Milano (5th).

With coronavirus closing schools and social distancing measures putting a halt to campus education, interest in online MBA programs looks set to peak.

Read our full report:

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GMAT Online Exam: Using the Digital Whiteboard

One question mark over the new GMAT Online Exam is that you can’t use a pen and paper to take notes during the test. This is a security measure to ensure the test cannot be cheated. 

The only alternative you have is to use your mouse to write on an online whiteboard integrated into the online GMAT test.

If you’re taking the GMAT Online exam, then read our step-by-step guide to mastering the digital whiteboard.

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5 ways MBA programs are changing

MBA programs were changing even before the coronavirus crisis, with new topics on the curriculum and new ways of learning. Read the full article.

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Calculate your readiness for an MBA program

It’s Wednesday, but you can still take Accepted.com’s test of MBA program readiness.

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