Archives: August 2011

India's MBA Ranking Shakeup

Posted by: Alison Damast on August 30

It comes as no surprise that the majority of India's top management schools are the government-run Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). But which of the elite IIMs is the best?...

ForumWatch: Your Top 5 Business Schools

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 26

Many participants on the Bloomberg Businessweek Business School Forum spend lots of time debating the merits and pitfalls of business school rankings. While most admissions experts will tell them that...

ForumWatch: Will 2012 MBA Grads Have Jobs?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on August 19

As more layoffs were announced at many banks, including Barclays and HSBC, people began wondering what this would mean for MBA job prospects in the coming year. To get answers,...

The Sierra Club Ranks 'Coolest' Schools

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on August 17

Want to attend an eco-friendly university? The Sierra Club says head west. The most eco-conscientious colleges line the West Coast, according to Sierra magazine's fifth-annual ranking of the nation's "Coolest"...

MBA Advice: What I Wish I'd Known

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on August 16

Thousands of new MBA students are about to start class, and thousands more are beginning the B-school application process. With that in mind, Bloomberg Businessweek asked its social media fans...

Duke's Cheating Problem

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 12

When Duke Professor Dan Ariely suspected some of his students were cheating, he did what any behavioral economist would do: He let his students run an experiment. The results of...

Most Popular Profs at Top Business Schools

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 12

The most popular business school professors are good teachers, plain and simple. They're not rock stars, CEOs or celebrity researchers. Their names may not look familiar. But they've earned a...

ForumWatch: Can You Negotiate Financial Aid?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 12

With all the turmoil in the economy lately, prospective MBA students and those already enrolled in business school have more questions than ever about financial aid. Recently, anonyad asked participants...

A Business Skills Test for College Grads

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 10

It may be the last thing in the world they want to do, but just-graduated students looking to break into the business world might consider doing the unthinkable: taking another...

UCLA Anderson Gets New Curriculum

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 09

UCLA's Anderson School of Management today unveiled a new curriculum design for its full-time MBA program in an effort to better prepare students for the needs of employers. The new...

ForumWatch: Government Consulting Meets MBA

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 09

Many MBA applicants come to the Bloomberg Businessweek Business School Forum wondering if they will make the cut. Often, they specifically ask if their pre-MBA careers will be up to...

B-School Profs: Fixing the Deficit

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 08

With the country teetering on the brink of default, Congress and President Barack Obama in the last month have debated the U.S. budget and deficit ad nauseam, reaching a deal...

Wharton: Preserve of Privilege?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 08

The web site Poets & Quants published an interesting story today about the incoming class at Wharton, based on exhaustive online research. It has some important insights into how business...

Earnings Influenced by Race, Gender, Degree

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 05

Want to make a lot of money at your job? It's no secret that it helps to be white, male and have at least a bachelor's degree. But a new...

Texan Twitters His Way to Free MBA

Posted by: Alison Damast on August 04

About a month ago, we wrote about the University of Iowa's Tippie School of Management's effort to use social media tool Twitter to attract applicants, through a pilot program they...

One-Year MBA is Making Strides

Posted by: Alison Damast on August 04

Next summer, Bentley University's McCallum Graduate School of Business will be joining a small but growing group of schools in the U.S. offering one-year MBA programs, the school announced today....

GMAT: How Low is Too Low for Top B-Schools?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 03

When it comes to GMAT scores it's the high scores that get all the press--but what about the merely average, or even the well below-average? What about the guy who...

Top MBA Programs Going Global

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 01

As national borders become less meaningful, business schools are pushing to increase the number of international students they attract as well as the amount of international work experience their domestic...

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