MBA News Bites-Part II

Stacy Blackman’s Weekly Roundup of B-School Intelligence

The credit crunch is taking a toll on student loans, the Financial Times reports. Aspiring overseas MBAs who plan to enroll in US programs later this year are now facing real difficulties in securing the loans they need to study in the country.

In this week’s newsletter, QS Top MBA breaks down what makes a good GMAT score, with the caveat that what you consider a good score should depend on your own expectations and goals. Their advice: research the average GMAT scores at the schools you are interested in, and remember that top business schools consider a score of at least 600 as competitive.

Dee Leopold, Managing Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at HBS, blogs about the stellar candidates applying for the 2+2 Program this year. The question on everyone’s mind, then, “Is Harvard Business School looking for a younger class?” Follow the link to read her take on the subject…

Yoga is making headway in B-schools, BusinessWeek reveals, with clubs and classes offering stretching, exercise, meditation and stress relief for high-pressure MBAs. This ancient practice is already on the radar at Chicago GSB, MIT-Sloan, HBS and Kellogg. “Business school is a unique experience,” says one student interviewed. “There are so many things you juggle at the same time…Yoga is something consistent that lets me calm down.”

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