Archives: February 2012

Pushing Free Online Learning in a New Direction

Posted by: Alison Damast on February 27

Business professors from several top universities in the U.S. are among a dozen instructors participating in one of the online education market's latest experiments, a new website called the...

B-Schools: Go Global or Die?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 27

No one in their right mind would claim that there is such a thing as a best place in the world to conduct business. After all, how could you compare...

Scared Straight? For MBAs, Maybe, Maybe Not

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 24

A few days ago, Garrett Bauer, who pleaded guilty in December to one of the longest-running and profitable insider trading schemes of all time, appeared on a video screen...

ForumWatch: Alternatives to the Full-Time MBA

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 23

Ever since the financial crisis hit in 2008, the gainfully employed have been in a pickle: do nothing to improve your skills and your job may not be yours for...

Europe: Younger B-School Applicants Staying Put

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 23

A new report from the Graduate Management Admission Council, the folks who bring you the GMAT test, is full of the kind of positive news GMAC is known for....

ForumWatch: The Dreaded Third Round

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 22

People often wonder about the timing of their business school applications. While the admissions committees always say that there are slots open for applicants in every round of the process,...

Differential Tuition: A Matter of Fairness

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 21

There's a new study out from the Cornell Higher Education Research Institute that suggests that differential tuition--the practice of charging some students more than others at public institutions--is on...

Usher Gives Talk at Emory

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 17

It's not the kind of place one expects to see the R & B singer Usher, yet there he was, holding forth on leadership yesterday at Emory University's Goizueta...

Wharton and NFL Launch Program for Teen Athletes

Posted by: Alison Damast on February 17

In the last few years, a growing number of business schools have designed executive education programs with the goal of helping former professional athletes transition to the business world. Undoubtedly,...

ForumWatch: Choosing an Internship

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 16

While the economic recovery continues to take its sweet time, MBA students continue to seek summer internships and full-time jobs. The good news is that some students are receiving multiple...

The Wage Gap: Why Men Earn More

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 15

Which college majors have the biggest wage gap between men and women? According to a New York Times analysis of data from PayScale, the leading fields are: architecture, education,...

B-School Applicants Getting Younger, Pickier

Posted by: Alison Damast on February 14

Business school applicants taking the Graduate Management Admission Test today are younger than their counterparts five years ago, and are increasingly turning their sights to graduate masters programs in...

UCLA Anderson to Host Mini-TED Conference

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 13

The UCLA Anderson School of Management today announced a partnership with TED, the nonprofit that hosts the wildly popular annual conferences with speakers that have included Microsoft's Bill Gates, WikiLeaks'...

Ivy League Grads Reject Financial Services

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 13

Are Ivy League graduates bailing on financial services? That seems to be the only conclusion one can draw from some numbers reported by the Yale Daily News today. With...

ForumWatch: Comparing MBA Financial Aid

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 10

Even though business school applicants must consider many factors when deciding which MBA program to attend, they sometimes have no choice but to consider practical matters, such as money, first....

Wall Street: Is the Party Over for MBAs?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 07

For a certain type of MBA, but certainly not all, the degree is all about landing a job on Wall Street. And not just any job, an investment banking job,...

Kellogg Overhaul Will Shrink MBA, Revise Curriculum

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 06

Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management today will be announcing a new strategic plan for the highly ranked b-school that includes some of the most sweeping changes since the school...

Super Bowl Ads Get the B-School Treatment

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 03

What insight do Super Bowl ads really give us into the vision or longevity of a company? More than we may think, according to Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management...

UCLA MBA Applicants Rejected for Plagiarism Totals 52

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 02

The number of MBA applicants at UCLA's Anderson School of Management that have been rejected because of plagiarism has grown exponentially, with 40 more rejected in the second round of...

UCLA MBA Applicants Rejected for Plagiarism

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 01

A dozen MBA applicants at UCLA's Anderson School of Management have been rejected after the school discovered plagiarism in their admissions essays--including a passage lifted from businessweek.com. As the Los...

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