Archives: November 2011

Dispatches From the South Pole, Entry 3: A Mix of Emotions

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on November 30

The Polar Vision team got the call that a plane was ready to take them to Antarctica last Saturday. Here's a brief post from Alan Lock, just before they departed....

MBAs Get Hands-On Lesson in Sustainability

Posted by: Alison Damast on November 25

The typical MBA student takes a class trip to a foreign country to observe the business climate, meet with business leaders and lend their business expertise to a project. Removing...

ForumWatch: Practical Application Advice

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on November 23

MBA applicants would rather not bother admissions committees with logistical questions about deadlines, extensions, or directions to campus. They try to save more probing questions for the schools. They also...

Dispatches From the South Pole, Entry 2: Packing Up

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on November 21

The Polar Vision team leaves Chile for Antarctica tomorrow to begin their expedition. In this entry, team member Richard Smith goes over their final preparations. Preparation is key and to...

ForumWatch: Applicants Seeking MBA Students

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on November 21

There comes a point in the MBA application process when you have no choice but to conduct hands-on research about the programs that interest you most. What that means is...

Oxford B-School's New 1+1 MBA Program

Posted by: Alison Damast on November 18

The University of Oxford's Saïd Business School is launching its own version of the dual degree MBA, a program they've dubbed the "1+1 MBA Program," the school announced this week....

Dispatches From the South Pole, Entry 1: Preparation

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on November 17

In late September we introduced you to team Polar Vision, Alan Lock, Richard Smith, and Andrew Jensen, three recent MBA grads who are trekking to the South Pole to raise...

MBA Job Placement, Salaries Up at MIT Sloan

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on November 16

When Businessweek rounded up job placement data from 29 MBA programs in October, you may have noticed that MIT's data was missing. Not anymore. MIT's Sloan School of Management recently...

ForumWatch: Researching B-Schools

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on November 11

When people decide they want to pursue an MBA degree, they must begin the long, exciting process of researching all the possibilities. Nowadays, there are so many viable MBA programs...

Harvard Students, Citing Economic Inequality, Stage Walkout

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on November 08

Last Wednesday, 70 Harvard students walked out of an introductory economics course, citing a bias that they said "perpetuates problematic and inefficient systems of economic inequality in our society." The...

Stanford GSB Gets $100M to Alleviate Poverty

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on November 04

Stanford's Graduate School of Business has received a $100 million gift, one of the largest in its history, from a well-heeled MBA alumnus for research into the elimination of poverty...

ForumWatch: The MBA Admissions Interview

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on November 04

It's the time of year that MBA applicants are receiving invitations for admissions interviews at top business schools. This is a stress-inducing time for many. And to calm their nerves...

Wharton Students to Occupy Wall Street: Get a Job!

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on November 03

The University of Pennsylvania business students that taunted Occupy Wall Street protestors in Philadelphia last month may have to explain their behavior when it comes time to interview for jobs....

University of Kentucky B-School Names New Dean

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on November 01

David Blackwell, currently associate dean for graduate programs at Texas A&M's Mays Business School, has been named the next dean at the University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and...

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