Archives: June 2008

GMAT Cheating Scandal: Answers from GMAC

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 30

The long-awaited GMAC FAQ, answering questions about the ongoing GMAT cheating scandal, just arrived. It addresses many of the questions that have been raised on this blog, in our MBA...

Italian Business School Teaches in English

Posted by: Francesca Di Meglio on June 27

Scuola di Direzione Aziendale Bocconi, among the top business schools in Europe and considered the best in Italy, is turning to an all-English format for its MBA program. Dean Alberto...

Darden "will brook absolutely no cheating."

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 26

In his blog, Darden Dean Robert Bruner--who happens to be a member of the GMAC board--takes a tough stand against cheating. The post is a little short on details. He...

GMAT Cheating Scandal, Part II

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 26

Folks, I just received a copy of the complaint GMAC filed against the Scoretop web site and I'm posting a link here for all to see. According to the complaint,...

New Head of Admissions at Thunderbird

Posted by: Francesca Di Meglio on June 26

Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Ariz. recently announced the appointment of Jay Bryant as head of admissions. Bryant will replace Judy Johnson, who served at Thunderbird for 18...

The MBA Parent Trap

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on June 25

As we reported a little more than a year ago, helicopter parents are cementing their positions in their child’s MBA search. According to graduate school admissions officers who attended the...

GMAT Cheating Scandal Unfolds

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 23

Folks, we just posted an important story on the business school channel about an effort by GMAC to identify prospective MBA students who may have used the Scoretop web site...

Chicago GSB Admissions Chat

Posted by: Phil Mintz on June 23

Chicago's Graduate School of Business has scheduled an online chat with prospective students on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 9:00 a.m CDT. You can get more infomation on their chat...

New SAT Rules

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 23

For those of you contemplating an undergraduate business program (or any undergraduate program, for that matter) this may be of interest. Until now, the good folks at the College Board...

New Aspen Institute Book

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 23

The Aspen Institute, which ranks MBA programs for their commitment to teaching and researching socially and environmentally responsible business practices, is publishing a guidebook to its top MBA programs. "The...

Columbia-LBS-Hong Kong Joint EMBA

Posted by: Phil Mintz on June 22

Columbia University and London Business School are expanding their partnership EMBA program to Hong Kong and Shanghai. The program, to be known as EMBA-Global Asia,is to be offered in partnership...

New Dean at UNC

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 20

Jim Dean, senior associate dean for academic affairs and a professor of organizational behavior and strategy, will be the new dean of the Kenan-Flagler business school at UNC. Dean takes...

Best MBA Program in the Land....Cornell

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 20

I never thought I'd see a ranking where Wharton is NOT in the top 3, but an economist at Vanderbilt University's b-school has created just that. Mike Shor took the...

How Green is My Endowment? Not Very

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 18

As members of the greenest generation, a great many of you are probably looking at the sustainability initiatives dotting the collegiate landscape and nodding your approval. Such initiatives may even...

Beating the GMAT

Posted by: Jane Porter on June 18

Summer is a time to prepare for the GMAT for many. But that doesn’t mean you have to spend your summer days studying alone. Beat the GMAT is an online...

New Health Care Program at Vanderbilt

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 17

Apparently for clinical professionals, extensive knowledge about human anatomy can only take you so far up the company ladder. Yesterday, the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management unveiled its newest...

Exec Ed Boom in China?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 13

Jordi Canals, the dean of IESE Business School, came by the BusinessWeek offices today and had some interesting things to say. On the subject of China, he said he expected...

Degree of Confusion

Posted by: Phil Mintz on June 13

Here's a fun read for the start of the weekend from our friends at the Wall Street Journal about the confusion that arises when your last name is spelled M-B-A....

University of Chicago puts spotlight on marketing

Posted by: Alison Damast on June 12

The marketing program at the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business has stood for years in the shadow of the school's more well-known finance program. Administrators at the school...

Business Majors Are High Paid...Sort Of

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 12

Some new research by Daniel Hamermesh and Stephen Donald suggests that business and other highly paid majors might not be such a smart choice after all. In a nutshell, Hamermesh...

Does Your Undergraduate B-School Matter?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 11

Peter von Loesecke, the CEO of The MBA Tour, answers that question with an emphatic yes, especially for MBA applicants with little work experience: Some students have asked us whether...

MBA Students are Green...to a Point

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 11

More evidence that MBA students are pragmatic in their career choices appeared recently in the Financial Times. The story reports on a survey of 400 MBA students at MIT Sloan...

MBA Job Market Healthy

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 10

With all the talk about the economy circling the drain, you kind of expect the MBA job market to be taking it on the chin. But the results of a...

Conventional MBA Wisdom

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 09

If past is prologue, then there are probably a lot of people out there who are giving serious consideration to applying to MBA programs in the fall right now, for...

Texas A&M Planning Dubai EMBA Program

Posted by: Phil Mintz on June 05

The rush of business schools to the Middle East continues. Ricky W. Griffin, Interim Dean of the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University, visited BusinessWeek today and mentioned that...

What Reapplicants Should Know

Posted by: Jane Porter on June 05

Facing one round of admissions rejections can be tough and picking up and starting from scratch is a challenge. What to do differently the second time around? How much of...

Blue MBA

Posted by: Alison Damast on June 04

Environmentalists with business leanings will soon have a degree program tailored to their dual passions. The University of Rhode Island (URI) will be launching the nation's first climate science MBA...

Lessons From Starbucks

Posted by: Phil Mintz on June 02

According to Inside Higher Ed, Villanova's undergrad business students are spending the summer reading the same book: "Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built A Company One Cup at...

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