Archives: January 2012

Northeastern B-School Names New Dean

Posted by: Alison Damast on January 30

Hugh Courtney, most recently vice dean of University of Maryland's Smith School of Business, has been named dean at Northeastern University's College of Business Administration. He is expected to take...

EMBA Salary Benefits: Less Than They Appear?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on January 27

Every year, the Executive MBA Council surveys graduating EMBA students, and this year the news was particularly good. (You can find the press release here.) The average salary and bonus...

Foreign Enrollment Sags at U.K. B-Schools

Posted by: Alison Damast on January 24

Last April, we wrote a story that asked whether new, more stringent U.K. visa regulations would have an impact on international enrollment in the country's top MBA programs. It turns...

ForumWatch: How Important is Essay Word Count?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on January 23

Business school applications revolve around the story one tells in the admissions essays. Applicants spend a long time carefully crafting their words and explaining why they should win a seat...

Yale Creates Global Network of B-School Leaders

Posted by: Alison Damast on January 19

Last February, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business made a plea to business schools to make globalization more central to the B-school curriculum and do a better job...

Early Indicators Bode Well for MBA Hiring

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on January 17

Many MBA candidates return to campus this week to start their spring semesters. At least three of our top-ranked schools report that more students are coming back this year with...

The MBA's Value? Debatable

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on January 13

A recent headline on Poets & Quants posed the question "MBA Still Worth It?" It then supplied the answer: "Absolutely, Say Alums." If only it were that simple. The P&Q...

MBA Electives That Go Beyond the Ordinary

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on January 12

Professors are offering more and more business school electives with a creative bent. Many of them buck traditional lectures and case studies in favor of experiential learning designed to give...

Kelley Receives $33 Million from Lilly Endowment

Posted by: Alison Damast on January 11

Indiana University's Kelley School of Business has received a $33 million grant from the Lilly Endowment that the school says will transform the school's undergraduate program. The school plans to...

Dispatches From the South Pole, Entry 12: We Still Have More to Do

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on January 11

After 39 days on the ice, the Polar Vision team made it to the South Pole on January 3. As the team members begin to re-acclimate to 'normal' life, we...

Paying for College: Delaying the Inevitable

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on January 10

How much of your annual salary would you be willing to fork over in exchange for a college education? A group in California thinks it should be 5 percent for...

ForumWatch: Books to Aid in Admissions

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on January 10

There are many places to go for help when applying to business schools. One of the quickest and easiest sources of admissions advice - not to mention most affordable -...

Dispatches From the South Pole, Entry 11: The Additional Challenge

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on January 10

After 39 days on the ice, the Polar Vision team made it to the South Pole on January 3. As the team members begin to re-acclimate to 'normal' life, we...

Dispatches From the South Pole, Entry 10: How Does It Feel to Be Back?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on January 09

After 39 days on the ice, the Polar Vision team made it to the South Pole on January 3. As the team members begin to re-acclimate to 'normal' life, we...

Which College Major Has the Worst Unemployment?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on January 05

Ask most people which college majors fare the worst in the job market and I suspect many would say something like philosophy or art history--fields with few job prospects outside...

Dispatches From the South Pole, Entry 9: Skiing and Sightlessness

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on January 03

The Polar Vision team has been moving towards the the South Pole for a month. Today should be the day they will reach their destination. Here's the latest update, this...

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