BusinessWeek.com to Show Prospective Business School Students ''The Right Fit'': Award-winning Web site to open its third-annual Virtual MBA Expo

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BusinessWeek.com, a division of McGraw Hill, will hold its third-annual Virtual MBA Expo on Wednesday, October 3, 2007. The Live Webinar: The Right Fit will feature BusinessWeek.com's Business Schools editorial team's interviews with admissions experts. The Q & A session that follows includes live answers to questions from admissions directors from top-ranked universities, industry experts, and the BusinessWeek editors.

There are many top-ranked MBA programs, but not every school is a perfect match. At the BusinessWeek MBA Expo, future business school students can talk with B-school insiders to learn how to match their goals with the program that's right for them

    Additional features of the Expo include an Exhibit Hall where participants can visit virtual booths, and chat with business school representatives to learn the specifics about each MBA program. The Document Center will contain university materials ranging from brochures to applications.

"There are many top-ranked MBA programs, but not every school is a perfect match. At the BusinessWeek MBA Expo, future business school students can talk with B-school insiders to learn how to match their goals with the program that's right for them," said Phil Mintz, Editor of BusinessWeek.com's award-winning B-School Channel.

The live one-hour Webinar will begin at 11 a.m. ET, followed by a question and answer session. The event and coinciding material will be accessible online through January 4, 2008.

Speakers at the MBA Virtual Expo include:

-- Pete Johnson, Director of Admissions, Full-Time MBA Program, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

-- Soojin Kwon Koh, Admissions Director, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

-- Rosemarie Martinelli, Admissions Director, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business

-- Graham Richmond, co-founder, Clear Admit

Participating schools include:

-- The Duke MBA

-- IE Business School

-- Kelley School of Business, Indiana University

-- MIT-CTL Supply Chain Graduate Programs

-- Penn State Smeal MBA

-- Schulich School of Business, York University

-- Simmons School of Management

-- The University of Wales MBA at Robert Kennedy College

The Online Event can be accessed by visiting: http://www.businessweek.com/mbaexpo.

Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions will serve as the presenting sponsor. Software supplier, iCongo's Online Event Platform, will host the live event.

About BusinessWeek:

BusinessWeek is a global source of trusted content that informs and inspires business leaders to make smarter decisions in their professional and personal lives. Founded in 1929 and published by the McGraw-Hill Companies, BusinessWeek magazine is the market leader, with more than 4.8 million readers each week in 140 countries. Local language editions include Chinese, Russian, and Bahasa Indonesian. Launched in 1994, BusinessWeek.com is the preeminent provider of daily, essential business news, information, and services to business decision-makers. Reaching 85% of the nation's households, BusinessWeek Weekend delivers important business, consumer and financial news to television viewers every week.

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