Archives: October 2008

So Long (Paper) Viewbook

Posted by: Phil Mintz on October 30

Talk about serendipity. Going through this morning's snail mail, I opened a heavy envelope containing the 112-page 2007 annual report of a philanthropy, which will remain unnamed. Color pictures. Heavy...

Wharton MBA Strikes It Rich--Again

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 30

By Alysa Teichman One Wharton MBA grad just landed a huge payday-–and with little thanks to his degree. That would be 33-year-old Keenan Altunis, who gave his mom $100 to...

Investment Banking: One Big Joke

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 30

If there are any prospective MBA students out there who are still thinking of investment banking as a career, they should peruse the list of jokes that was distributed to...

Kellogg MBAs Behaving Badly

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 24

The Bankers Ball blog has obtained an email written by an administration official at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management about a recent event at the Field Museum in Chicago...

Applicants Resorting to Sabotage?

Posted by: Phil Mintz on October 23

According the Chicago Tribune, some applicants to top schools are apparently not above trying to sabotage the chances of rivals by sending damaging information or links to questionable entries on...

In Defense of BusinessWeek's MBA Rankings

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 23

Yesterday, my colleague Francesca Dimeglio blogged on a new study on BusinessWeek's full-time MBA rankings by Frederick P. Morgeson, a professor of management at the Eli Broad Graduate School of...

Stripping the name off the B-school

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on October 23

We were talking this morning about business schools removing family names from their titles after large donors were unable to make promised payments to the school. This was the case...

Dean Podolny Leaving Yale B-school for Apple

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on October 23

By Alysa Teichman Joel Podolny, dean of the Yale School of Management, announced yesterday that he will step down November 1 to become the dean of a different business environment:...

Recent Study Examines Accuracy of BusinessWeek MBA Rankings

Posted by: Francesca Di Meglio on October 22

A recent study of the BusinessWeek full-time MBA rankings shows that business school placement on the bi-annual list remains fairly stable from ranking to ranking. Frederick P. Morgeson, professor of...

Business School Costs on the Rise

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 17

It will come as a surprise to absolutely no one that the cost of business school is high and getting higher by the minute. But we've recently turned a corner...

Business School Costs Heading....Down?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 16

By Alysa Teichman In a few weeks, when BusinessWeek comes out with its ranking of full-time MBA programs, you might notice that living expenses at many schools have taken a...

Tough Times Make for Tough College Choices

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 13

By Alysa Teichman Will harsh economic times keep kids from going to college? According to a study of more than 2,500 prospective students, the answer is maybe. Meritaid.com reports that...

Is Now the Time for an MBA?

Posted by: Phil Mintz on October 10

The conventional wisdom is that a recession is a good time to get an MBA, because by the time graduation comes around, the job market will be in recovery mode....

Talking Turkey

Posted by: Phil Mintz on October 10

Here's something from Inside Higher Ed that hopefully will brighten the mood: A turkey, uninvited, has made a home at the campus of Harvard Business School, and some students are...

Endowment Spending Mandate Bill on Tap

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 09

The debate over endowment spending that has occupied much of the higher education world for more than a year looks like it may be coming to a head. The Harvard...

ESADE Redesigns Its Program

Posted by: Francesca Di Meglio on October 08

Business schools are getting ever more creative about how to provide flexibility to students. For its part, ESADE in Barcelona, will begin to change its format, so students can choose,...

Simon School Starts Scholarship Program for Applicants Impacted by the Financial Crisis

Posted by: Alison Damast on October 08

The University of Rochester's Simon Graduate School of Business is stepping up to help business school applicants who have lost their jobs because of the financial crisis. The school announced...

Curriculum Changes at Chicago GSB

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 07

By Dan Macsai Starting next summer, University of Chicago’s top-ranked Graduate School of Business will expand its curriculum. Per changes just approved by the GSB faculty, all part-time MBAs will...

Comparing Apples to Apples

Posted by: Alison Damast on October 06

Apple is threatening to sue a small Canadian business school, claiming that the two companies' logos have too many similarities, according to a report on CTV British Columbia. Victoria School...

Financial Aid and the Credit Crunch

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 06

By Alysa Teichman What does the bailout mean for financing your education? The answer is still unclear, but Mark Kantrowitz , the author of “FastWeb College Gold, the Step-by-Step Guide...

Answering the MBA Application's "Why Now" Question

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 01

Paul Bodine, a senior editor at Accepted.com, a web site that helps MBA applicants (and others) get a foot in the door, has an interesting post today about an application...

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