Now You Might Have To Show Emotional IQ To Get Into Business School
Now, following a trend in the business world of looking beyond college grades and GPA, business schools are testing for
Since there's not always an obvious "correct" answer for these sorts of questions, it can be harder to fake certain qualities than it is in say, an interview.
As businesses are realizing that a top college and great grades don't always dovetail with success, so are the schools that cater to them. Andrew Sama, a senior admissions officer at Notre Dame's Mendoza School of Business told The Wall Street Journal that "companies select for top talent with assessments like this. 'If we are selecting for future business leaders, why shouldn't we be [using] similar tools?'"
Students applying to Mendoza take a 206 question test designed to find characteristics that successful students have exhibited in the past. Depending on their answers, students are recommended or not, though the school may admit or reject people in either category.
Beyond Notre Dame, Yale is rolling out a test for volunteers in its current applicant class, though it won't weigh into admissions decisions, and Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business modified its recommendation form to ask more questions dealing with things like coping under pressure and intellectual curiosity.