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Applicant Bulletin: Best B-Schools For Women And $130,000 In China MBA Scholarships

BusinessBecause brings you all the things you need to know this month

By  Amy Hughes

Thu Mar 21 2019

It’s finally spring, the long winter is behind us, and BusinessBecause is back with another monthly Applicant Bulletin—here’s everything you need to know about this month.

First up: US News released its ranking of the best business schools in the United States!

A snapshot of the top three sees the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School topping the list for only the third time in 30 years, closely followed by Stanford GSB. Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, and Chicago Booth are all jostling for position in joint-third place.

Read our coverage here: The 20 Best Business Schools In The US—According To US News


Meanwhile, Henley Business School in the UK has cancelled its full-time MBA course for this year, citing a reduction in applicant interest. This follows a growing trend among US schools, for instance Iowa’s Tippie College of Business, which are substituting full-time MBA courses for shorter, more specialized courses.

April 2nd will see Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) hold an event at Asia House in London for applicants looking to secure successful careers in China. Find out why you should study in China, and if you’re eligible for close to $130,000 in scholarships!

Read more: MBA Vs Masters: Which Should You Choose?


International Women’s Day took place on the March 8th, and to celebrate, we listed the 20 best business schools for women based on representation on the MBA. Fudan University School of Management in China tops our list with 63% female students in its cohort, while ESSEC in France followed with 56%.

Read it here: The 20 Best Business Schools For Women In 2019


As part of their own Women’s Day celebrations, Said Business School at the University of Oxford are offering an online career development workshop to help women identify their leadership potential. The free course will run until the end of the month and takes about an hour and a half to complete online.

That’s it for this month! Look out for next month’s Applicant Bulletin to find out what you need to know about in April.