Monthly Archives: May 2013

EQ gaining influence in admissions decisions

By Kyle Watkins (last updated: May 2, 2013)

Great article in the Wall Street Journal today about how emotional intelligence quotient (EQ) is becoming more influential in the business school admissions process:

“Schools are trying to choose from a crowded pool of well-qualified applicants and get a sense of the human being behind the application by adding personality tests and scored, standardized in-person interviews to the traditional battery of essays, transcripts and recommendations. Now, prospective M.B.A. students need to shine by showing emotional traits like empathy, motivation, resilience and dozens of others.”

Yale SOM, Tuck, Sloan, and Notre Dame’s Mendoza were all highlighted in the story. Check it out here.