Archives: September 2010

Columbia Launches New Saturday Executive MBA Program

Posted by: Alison Damast on September 30

With recent reports that interest in Executive MBA (EMBA) programs is rising considerably, Columbia Business School (Columbia EMBA Profile) is taking advantage of this boom to introduce a new program...

Student Venture Funds Tackle Social Problems

Posted by: Alison Damast on September 27

For years, the goal of most student-managed investment funds on business school campuses has been to make a profit, rather than change the world. Now, two business schools that operate...

Indian MBA Grads Face Hiring Test

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 24

In five months, the MBA will lose its status as a universally accepted credential for management jobs. In India, at least, b-school grads who want those jobs will also have...

Shakeup: Houston Takes Top Honors in Entrepreneurship Ranking

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 21

The University of Houston Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship has been named the top undergraduate business program for entrepreneurship in the 2010 Princeton Review ranking, released yesterday. It ousts Babson's Arthur...

MBA Admissions Consultants vs. Business Schools

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 17

There's an interesting story today on the b-school web site Poets & Quants (started by former Bloomberg Businessweek editor John Byrne) about the increasingly cozy relationship between for-hire admissions consultants...

Darden's New Global Executive MBA Program

Posted by: Alison Damast on September 17

The Global Executive MBA has become one of the hot new degrees in executive education in the last few years, with business schools from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business...

Study: CEOs with MBAs Deliver So-So Performance

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 16

Do MBAs make better CEOs? When a team of researchers from INSEAD posed this question last year, the answer they arrived at was a resounding yes! CEOs with the degree...

Kellogg's Jain Named INSEAD Dean

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 14

It's official: Dipak Jain, the long-time former dean of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management (Kellogg Full-Time MBA Profile), will succeed Frank Brown as the next dean at INSEAD (INSEAD...

NYU's Rejection of CPA's MBA Upheld

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 14

I came across a really interesting tidbit while scanning the headlines last night. There's a delicious piece of irony involved, so bear with me. Bloomberg News is reporting that a...

Mission Impossible: Keeping Online Students From Dropping Out

Posted by: Alison Damast on September 10

Online classes have never been more popular at colleges and universities, but instructors continue to struggle to find ways to prevent students from dropping out. According to a new study...

Veritas Prep Gets "Inside the Minds of MBA Applicants"

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on September 09

What do you think the biggest motivator among MBA aspirants is for applying to B-school? If you guessed a salary boost, you'd be wrong. According to a recent survey conducted...

Tuition Hike Likely as UCLA Anderson Rejects State Aid

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 08

This doesn't happen very often, so it's news when it does. It looks like the UCLA Anderson School of Management (Anderson Full-Time MBA Profile) may soon be forgoing state aid....

Job Market Turns Around for College Hires

Posted by: Alison Damast on September 03

There have been some indications in recent months that the job market for college graduates was loosening up. Even business majors have gotten a bit of good news in recent...

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