Archives: April 2011

ForumWatch: Top B-School or Bust?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on April 29

The merits and necessity of earning an MBA degree from one of the elite M7 business schools is a never-ending debate among prospective MBA students on the Bloomberg Businessweek Business...

Villanova Dean Named President of Butler University

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on April 28

James Danko, dean of Villanova School of Business, has been named president of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, the school announced yesterday. "Jim Danko has proven successes in areas important...

Stanford Opens New Business School Complex

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on April 27

How would a business school's curriculum look if it were in brick-and-mortar form? Stanford's Graduate School of Business (Stanford Full-Time MBA Profile) opens a new, 12.5-acre management complex on Friday...

UCLA Anderson Receives $25 Million Gift

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on April 25

For the UCLA Anderson School of Management (Anderson Full-Time MBA Profile), John and Marion Anderson are the givers who keep on giving. In 1987, the couple gave $15 million to...

ForumWatch: Undoing the Arrogance of MBA Students

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on April 21

MBA students have a reputation for being driven, confident, and motivated, which is sometimes translated as arrogant. Every once in a while, someone on the Bloomberg Businessweek Business Schools Forum...

Are College Business Majors Slackers?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on April 20

Over the weekend, The New York Times and The Chronicle of Higher Education published a joint project that gave the undergraduate business major a serious thrashing. To hear to the...

MBA Careers Data: What's Important to You?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on April 15

As prospective business school students, are you interested in the number of companies that recruit on campus at your target schools? How about the number of companies that post jobs...

ForumWatch: How to Overcome a Low GPA

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on April 12

One question that comes up often when people are applying to business school is how a low undergraduate GPA will influence a candidate's chances of getting into a top program....

Bernie Madoff: Lecturing MBAs on Ethics?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on April 11

If you can believe Bernie Madoff--and most people would not, for good reason--b-school students may soon be hearing the cautionary tale of none other than, you guessed it, Bernie Madoff....

B-School Prof Creates Eco-Friendly Gown

Posted by: Alison Damast on April 08

Recyclable graduation gowns may soon be the latest trend of the commencement season, thanks to a business professor from the Netherlands. Gail Whiteman, a professor at Erasmus University's Rotterdam School...

ForumWatch: Do PhDs Need MBAs?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on April 06

Recently, Deena12, a participant in the Business Schools Forum posed the question: Do PhDs need MBAs to enhance their careers? With a PhD in engineering and a $100,000 annual salary,...

Clinton Tackles College Affordability

Posted by: Alison Damast on April 01

I took part in a conference call yesterday with President Bill Clinton, who was promoting the upcoming meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University, a program he founded in 2007...


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