Archives: September 2008

Bear Collapse Focus of New HBS Case Study

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 30

If you're thinking of applying to business school to escape the dismal economy, you might want to think twice. Sure, you won't be standing in the unemployment line if you're...

Economists and the Bailout

Posted by: Phil Mintz on September 26

The Chronicle of Higher Education this afternoon posted a short but interesting QandA with Paola Sapienza, a finance prof at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. She's one of five profs...

Financial Fallout on MBA Career Planning

Posted by: Phil Mintz on September 26

Fewer investment jobs and more competition for those that are available. That's what's facing the current crop of MBA job-seekers, according to Lynne Sarikas, director of the MBA Career Center...

Longtime Stanford dean announces departure

Posted by: Alison Damast on September 25

Robert Joss will be stepping down as dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Business at the end of the academic year, the school announced on Sept. 25. Joss. former...

An Admissions Consultant's Thoughts

Posted by: Phil Mintz on September 25

Business school admissions consultant Stacy Blackman e-mailed us the following thoughts on the financial crisis and its impact on business school: * This is similar to the dot com bust...

Monster branches out into college admissions market

Posted by: Alison Damast on September 24

Monster is dipping its toes in the lucrative college admissions market with the launch of new admissions Web site, www.admissions.com. The site is aimed at prospective college students and is...

Harvard's Crystal Ball

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 19

Famous last words: "Tune in next year and find out!" Those words, uttered on Oct. 15, 2007, turned out to be quite prophetic. The speaker was Ray Soifer, a consultant...

Harvard Gets Smutty

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 17

Anyone who thinks the Ivy League is boring and buttoned down needs to take a look at Diamond, a new--oh heck, there's no nice word for it--porn magazine making...

Nightmare on Wall Street: What Role MBAs?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 17

Quick, what do Richard Fuld, John Thain, and Stan O'Neal have in common? If you answered that they all are or were in charge of failed Wall Street behemoths you're...

Meltdown on Wall Street: The Impact on Recruiting

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 16

With big Wall Street firms falling like dominoes, and business schools bracing for the fallout, BusinessWeek wants to gauge sentiment among job-hunters. So where is your worry meter pointing? Is...

Flying Business Class(es)

Posted by: Phil Mintz on September 16

Looking to learn while earning frequent flyer miles? According to The Australian website, Qantas airlines is offering business courses as part of the inflight entertainment menu on its new Airbus...

Will Business Students Buy an "Ethical MBA"?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 16

The Washington Post is reporting today that George Washington University is overhauling its MBA, introducing a new curriculum with a big focus on ethics. Unlike most MBA programs, which at...

Fallout from Lehman, Merrill begins at business schools

Posted by: Alison Damast on September 15

The jolting news of Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy filing and Merrill Lynch’s acquisition by Bank of America has made for an anxious start to the new school year, especially for those...

Fallout From Lehman, Merrill

Posted by: Phil Mintz on September 14

It's been a dramatic weekend on Wall Street, and by the time markets open Monday it looks like the venerable names of Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch will be on...

Stanford Business School Goes Green

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 12

There it is, folks: the new Stanford Business School campus. Slated to open in the 2010-11 academic year, the $350 million project is easily one of the most ambitious...

Interviewing With Troubled Companies?

Posted by: Phil Mintz on September 10

First Bear Stearns imploded and was swallowed by JPMorgan Chase. Now Lehman Brothers, another landing place for MBAs, is struggling to shore up its business. BusinessWeek's Dan Macsai checked in...

Penn Law and Wharton Set Joint Degree

Posted by: Phil Mintz on September 10

Penn's law and business schools said today that they are creating a three-year accelerated program that will lead to both a JD and MBA degree. The program is aimed at...

Top Schools for Entrepreneurship

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 10

Attention all aspiring moguls: The results of Entrepreneur magazine and Princeton Review's sixth annual ranking of top graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurship programs are in. Several schools have already issued press...

GMAT Cheating Scandal: New GMAC FAQ

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 09

Today, GMAC officially announced the end of its investigation into testing violations by subscribers to Scoretop.com, a now-shuttered test prep Web site. There will be a complete story at businessweek.com/bschools...

GMAT Cheating Scandal: Drawing to a Close

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 08

The b-school dreams of nearly 100 GMAT test-takers have been shattered, with GMAC cancelling their test scores in what is likely the final chapter in one of the worst b-school...

Masters of Fine Food and Beverage at SDA Bocconi

Posted by: Francesca Di Meglio on September 08

In Italy, food is everything. It is family. It is love. It is culture. It is tradition. SDA Bocconi, placed in the second tier of the 2006 BusinessWeek rankings of...

Harvard Business School: So Touchy!

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 08

A few weeks ago, Penguin Press published a book about Harvard Business School--Philip Delves Broughton's "Ahead of the Curve: Two Years at Harvard Business School." (Full disclosure: I reviewed the...

UC Davis B-School Dean Stepping Down

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 05

Nicole Woolsey Biggart, the dean of the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, and one of only a handful of female business school deans in the U.S., is stepping down....

A Green MBA at Brandeis

Posted by: Francesca Di Meglio on September 04

The Brandeis International Business School recently launched the “Global Green MBA,” a new program designed to incorporate economic and social development, corporate governance, and environmental policy into business studies....

Thunderbird's New Address

Posted by: Phil Mintz on September 03

Thunderbird School of Global Management, which adopted a new name a last year to stress its international emphasis, has extended its branding efforts to the school's street address. The location...

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