Archives: July 2011

ForumWatch: Choosing the Right MBA

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on July 28

One of the first steps in applying to business school is determining the right kind of MBA program. There are a few different options, including part-time MBA programs, which meet...

Cheating: The Experts Weigh In

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on July 26

On July 18, the Bloomberg Businessweek Getting In blog publicized the story of NYU Stern Professor Panos Ipeirotis, who caught 20 percent of his class cheating and found the effort...

Sheppard to Step Down as Dean at Duke's Fuqua

Posted by: Alison Damast on July 25

Blair Sheppard will be stepping down as dean of Duke University's Fuqua School of Business on Aug.1, the school announced today. He'll be taking on a new role, assisting in...

Medical Marijuana: Starting a Pot Business

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on July 25

In case working at Goldman Sachs or McKinsey doesn't work out, MBAs are welcome to take their management and business skills and head west, to the burgeoning market of... marijuana...

ForumWatch: MBA Careers With Work-Life Balance

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on July 21

People often decide to pursue full-time MBA programs to change careers. But many of them are actually already burned out before they get to business school. Recently, Bloomberg Businessweek Business...

Kellogg's Sally Blount: My First Year

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on July 19

In the past year, Sally Blount celebrated two major milestones: she turned 50, and she became dean of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. With an ambitious new agenda that...

NYU Undergrads Accused of Plagiarism

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on July 18

A tell-all blog post by a New York University professor claims that more than 20 business students at the elite private university plagiarized portions of the work they submitted for...

ForumWatch: Which GMAT Test Prep Course is Best?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on July 15

Recently, Bloomberg Businessweek asked participants of the Business Schools Forum to identify their preferred GMAT test prep courses. In tandem with this request, we also featured a story looking at...

Wisconsin Gets a New B-School Dean

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on July 14

The Wisconsin School of Business (Wisconsin Full-Time MBA Profile) has named François Ortalo-Magné as its new dean. Ortalo-Magné will take over for Interim Dean Joan Schmit on Sept. 1. He...

Free Courses from Top Business Schools

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on July 14

How much is the cheapest MBA from the top-10 business school cost? How about free? Hundreds of schools - the top business schools included - have put lectures, seminars and...

Which College Scores Best on the GMAT?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on July 12

A few weeks ago we were discussing the correlation between undergraduate institution and GMAT scores. We knew which B-schools boast the highest scoring MBA students (Stanford, Yale). What we didn't...

MBAs and Ethics: Straddling the Line?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on July 11

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is no stranger to MBAs. His crackdown on Wall Street bad boys in the Southern District of New York bagged one of the biggest of prizes,...

ForumWatch: U.S. Or U.K.?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on July 08

Yachting2015, a Bloomberg Businessweek Business Schools Forum user, recently asked people to weigh in on which Executive MBA programs in the United Kingdom would help him move there from the...

The Finer Points of MBA Etiquette

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on July 07

While there are exceptions, after a few months in b-school, most MBA students know how to behave with recruiters, at least in the context of interviews and information sessions. But...

Scrap the B-School Admissions Essay

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on July 05

B-school admissions is a process fraught with problems. With the stakes for applicants higher than ever, plagiarism is a growing problem and the widespread use of consultants to polish essays...

Booth Prof In Running for Head of India's Central Bank

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on July 01

A professor from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business may be in line to lead the Reserve Bank of India, according to Reuters. Raghuram Rajan, a finance professor...

ForumWatch: Comparing Business Schools

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on July 01

Often, when participants of the Bloomberg Businessweek Business Schools Forum have to decide between graduate business schools, they turn to their online friends for help. Visitors to the forums will...

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