April 8 Roundup
6 Ways Coronavirus Could Impact Your Business School Application
Coronavirus (COVID-19) has hit business schools and MBAs hard. Disruptions to GMAT and GRE test centers, travel restrictions, and the closing of schools worldwide in light of the pandemic have left business school applicants adrift.
Fortunately, both the GMAT and the GRE have been reworked as online tests. The online GMAT test will be available by mid-April, with the online GRE available now.
Some schools, like Harvard, Kellogg, and Rotterdam School of Management, are also adjusting their application deadlines, and waiving test results or giving students conditional offers—many interviews are being conducted online too.
These are just some of the ways coronavirus could impact your business school application.
Harvard Turns Itself Into A Case
Just how do you move 1,800 MBA students and 200 faculty online in under two weeks? Harvard has the answer. Birthplace of the case study method, HBS has turned itself into a case study.
UNC Kenan-Flagler Delays Start Of Full-Time MBA
UNC Kenan-Flagler has delayed the official start of its Full-Time MBA program to August 31st. The school has also extended the round four application deadline for the full-time MBA to July 13th. In a statement the school said that applications will continue to be reviewed and admissions decisions released on a rolling basis.
Test scores are also being waived for new applicants. Applicants can submit other standardized test scores (for example, SAT, ACT, LSAT, or MCAT), and for those receiving waivers, formal offers of admission may be based on successful completion of the school’s Analytical Skills Workshop, before the start of the program.
USF Aids The COVID-19 Healthcare Effort In The US
A team of University of San Francisco (USF) science instructors and staff have donated $5,000 worth of masks and other PPE from the university’s labs, to the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center to aid health workers caring for COVID-19 patients.
USF’s Department of Public Safety also donated 1,000 surgical masks to local Kaiser hospitals from the university’s stock for the Northern California fires. The School of Nursing and Health Professions is also donating PPE supplies to St. Mary’s Medical Center. The team is also planning to donate hand sanitizer to local Kaiser hospitals.