Archives: August 2008

Business Schools and Women: Not a Good Match?

Posted by: Phil Mintz on August 26

Still more evidence that the efforts to boost the numbers of women in business school aren't having much of an effect. The Application Trends Survey published today by the Graduate...

More oversight for Indian business schools

Posted by: Alison Damast on August 25

Back in June, I reported on the shoddy state of many of India's business schools. The negative publicity the country's business schools have received in the past year seems to...

Columbia's New Core

Posted by: Phil Mintz on August 20

Columbia Business School sent out details of its new core curriculum this afternoon. Columbia becomes just the latest school to revamp its core curriculum. A few days ago, Goizueta dean...

Chicago bails out international students seeking loans

Posted by: Alison Damast on August 18

Here’s a bit of good news for international students attending the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business this fall. The school announced today a guaranteed loan program for international...

New Ranking from Forbes Upsets the Apple Cart

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 14

Forbes magazine is taking on U.S. News in the rankings business. In a story out today, the magazine ranks 569 undergraduate institutions using a brand new methodology that's unlike any...

Prose from the Pros

Posted by: Phil Mintz on August 13

For those planning or thinking of applying to b-school, it’s getting down to crunch time, both in terms of time and finances. Since the application fee for a single school...

MBA Application Tip: Answer the Diversity Question

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 13

If the essay portion of your MBA application includes a diversity question, you should answer it--if you can make the case that your background and experiences are sufficiently unique that...

Borat Gets a Book Deal

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 12

In 2006, we called him “the Borat of banking” Now, 26-year-old Amit Chatwani – the Princeton-educated man behind Leveraged Sell-Out , Wall Street’s blog-equivalent of “Gossip Girl” – has penned...

My Bank's More Prestigious Than Your Bank

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 12

Want some bragging rights with your banking job? Check out Vault’s just-released prestige rankings. Beyond investment bank basics – size of revenue, assets, and market capitalization – the list incorporates...

New Twist on UCLA Essay Questions

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 11

This year, UCLA Anderson School is adding two new essay questions and in an unusual twist it's pleading with with applicants to be susinct--one of the new questions is limited...

MBA Tour Kicks Off Next Month

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 07

If you're thinking about business school, pack your bags. The MBA Tour is planning one-day events in eight U.S. cities next month where prospective MBA students can meet with admissions...

Insead's new MBA program dean

Posted by: Alison Damast on August 06

INSEAD has tapped Jake Cohen to serve as the school’s new dean of the school’s MBA program. Cohen is a well-known figure at Insead, having served in a variety of...

GMAT Scandal: New Cheating Sites Found?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 05

The Times of London is reporting that it has found at least five Web sites, other than, selling GMAT questions. You can check out the story on TimesOnline web...

Top Schools for Quant Jocks

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 04

TechWeb's Advanced Trading magazine has just come out with a list of the 10 top schools for quantitative analysts. Quants, who use complex algorithims to devise more effective trading strategies,...

The Results of My Self-Assesment Test and Why Knowing Your Personality Type Can Help You

Posted by: Francesca Di Meglio on August 01

Think self-assessment tests are just for aspiring MBAs? Well, this reporter, who has never even thought about going to business school, decided to try her hand at a personality test...


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