A Talk with UMich's Admissions Director

Kris Nebel on how applications are evaluated, the do's and don'ts of essays, and the Supreme Court's decision on admissions policies

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Recruiters have long been enchanted with graduates of the University of Michigan Business School. Praise from Corporate America for everything from the financial acumen to the technological skill of Michigan MBAs helped land the school at No. 8 in BusinessWeek's latest B-school rankings. Kris Nebel, director of admissions at MBS since 1999, spoke recently with BusinessWeek Online reporter Brian Hindo about application trends, new essay questions, and the Supreme Court's decision on Michigan's undergraduate and law-school admissions policies. Here are edited excerpts of their conversation:

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