Sunday, July 24, 2011

MBA Watch: A "Social" way to explore MBA programs

Author: Riley Alexander, MD, MBA

I saw this on TechCrunch today about a new feature launched today by Beat the GMAT, the self-described "MBA Social Network," called the "MBA Watch." The MBA Watch organizes articles, information, and postings about business schools and arranges them into a feed that is not too dissimilar from what you see on Facebook. It also pulls together applicant stats so that interested applicants can see the demographics of accepted candidates and a place for comments to be made. This all requires a registration. Currently, profiles to only 20 of the "top" business schools are available (I was happy to see my alma mater, IU's Kelley SOB, included) with plans to roll out the feeds to more in the future. Also, these are currently only for the full-time programs, as well.

If you're not familiar with the core site, it provides access and guides to GMAT prep and MBA schools and applications processes. I did not use it for my preparation so I can't comment on its utility first-hand, but it does look like an excellent resource for anyone out there considering an MBA.

You can find the site for MBA Watch here.

About the author:

Dr. Riley Alexander is a pathology resident at Indiana University School of Medicine, blog "addict" and avid follower of technology. His primary interests revolve around how technology, especially mobile, will create increased efficiency, enhanced physician education and better delivery of care in the medical field. Dr. Alexander is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine with a combined MD/MBA, in partnership with IU's Kelley School of Business. Due to this, he is also very interested in management, healthcare policy and non-clinical aspects of the medical field and enjoys exploring non-clinical opportunities for medical students, residents and physicians. He completed his undergraduate education at IU-Bloomington.

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