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MBA Jobs Market Suffers From Coronavirus Crisis

Read our April 2 roundup for the latest news on the impact of coronavirus on business schools, as the MBA jobs market suffers

By  Business Because

Thu Apr 2 2020


April 2 Roundup

MBA Jobs Suffer Impact Of Coronavirus

Coronavirus is negatively impacting the jobs prospects of current MBA students, according to a leaked document obtained by Poets&Quants. The document, from the careers office of a top US b-school, explains that out of 116 major companies 40 have already reported a hiring freeze or cancelled or rescinded internship and job offers.

Students who are considering careers in transport, hospitality, or the sports industry, in particular, face the toughest recruitment challenge. Companies reported as cancelling or freezing hiring for jobs and internships include: AB InBev, Adobe, Visa, Wipro, Facebook, LEK Consulting, and Johnson & Johnson.

Read more about the jobs available to MBA graduates.

2020 MBA Application Deadlines Extended

Business schools are extending 2020 MBA application deadlines to give you more flexibility during the coronavirus pandemic. Check out our list of the latest MBA application deadlines for the world’s top b-schools.


Zoom With Pets: Cornell Johnson students share cute dogs pics

Sage Socials are a longstanding and long-cherished tradition at Cornell Johnson: Every Thursday evening, the Dyson Atrium at Sage Hall transforms from café and study seating to a place for food, drink, networking, and programming that highlights Johnson students’ talents. Now, Johnson MBAs are doing it virtually instead, taking part in a Meet My Pet hangout session in the latest social meetup.


NUS Business School extends app deadline

The National University of Singapore will now continue to accept applications to its full-time MBA through to April 15 and test scores through to May 10. ‘We would like to ensure that every candidate who wishes to apply for the August 2020 intake may continue to do so during this challenging period,’ the school says.

Applications received by 15 April will be reviewed and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted for an interview latest by 30 April. Application reviews and decisions will be made on a rolling basis, and final admissions offers can only be made to selected candidates who have submitted completed applications, including their test scores.