Additional top-ranked MBA programs are joining in to extend offers and make it easier to apply to business schools and MBA programs, to the tens of thousands of tech industry workers who have been laid off in the last six to 12 months. Following  MIT Sloan Management School, Northwestern University- Kellogg School of Management, and Indiana Kelley, several other schools have come up with different offerings (Read: including  Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Cornell University’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management and  Georgia Tech MBA- Scheller College of Business

Sitting in the epicenter of tech in the San Francisco Bay Area, UC Berkeley is uniquely situated to take a leadership role in offering relief to displaced tech workers. Eric Askins, executive director of full-time MBA admissions at Haas says “We realize the recent layoffs have had a significant impact right here in our backyard. So we have chosen to support our community — and communities beyond the Bay Area — by offering prospective candidates who have been laid off in the last six months, regardless of industry or location, an application fee waiver and more time to prepare to ensure that their applications can be successful. In addition, we’ll be providing some guidance on how candidates can address employment gaps — something that’s useful beyond simply business school applications.” The potential applicants can select “Currently unemployed due to a layoff which occurred from June 1, 2022, to February 2, 2023” on the fee waiver page. The school does not ask for layoff proof or has any industry limitation- only the resume should reflect the current employment status. Haas’ full-time MBA round 2 deadline is January 5. Candidates who have applied for the fee waiver will have until February 2, 2023, to submit their application for the program and still be considered in round 2.

Georgia Tech MBA- Scheller College of Business (another long-time tech feeder school) join its peers in offering techies a place to land after their dismissal. Among the “areas of support” offered by Georgia Tech:

  • A select number of designated fellowships (full tuition scholarships)
  • Access to a specialized admissions counselor and career coach to guide in the MBA decision-making process
  • An application fee waiver
  • GMAT/GRE test-optional admission

Georgia Tech’s full-time MBA round 2 deadline is January 5

The Stern School of Business- New York University (NYU Stern) is encouraging potential applicants to consider applying to its one-year Andre Koo Technology and Entrepreneurship MBA — an option that would immerse tech workers in a program with built-in access to industry and give them a quicker turnaround in returning to the workforce with new skills and credentials. Just before Thanksgiving, the school announced that it will waive entrance exams for the Andre Koo program’s May 2023 start date; the third-round application deadline is January 15 and the final, fourth-round deadline is February 15.

UCLA Anderson School of Management is known for its Tech focus being one of the best MBA programs located in California. Although admissions haven’t changed their Round 2 application deadline of January 4, 2023, they have a special extended deadline for test scores of February 4, 2023. To be eligible, individuals must submit documented proof of being recently laid off because of an organizational restructuring or downsizing.

Cornell University’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management is the latest school offering consideration to recently laid-off candidates. Cornell Johnson’s various 1-year and 2-year MBA programs are being offered to qualified candidates who have been laid off by a U.S. tech company an application fee waiver and an application test waiver for the January 2023 deadline.

The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto announced that candidates who will apply before the round 2 deadline (January 13, 2023) will be granted application fee waiver. Rotman also announced that the school is waiving the GMAT requirement for candidates who have completed your CFA Level 2 designation, and that candidates who will meet one-on-one online with the admissions team for a pre-application meeting can apply to receive a conditional offer without a GMAT score.

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