Categories: B-School Life - MBA Journals

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...

Did Big Endowments Worsen the Crisis?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on May 20

It's no secret, at least in higher education circles, that in recent years a lot of the biggest endowments have pursued an aggressive investment model that for a while brought...

Faculty See Smallest Salary Increase In 50 Years

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on April 12

To b-school students it may sometimes seem as if nobody has it quite as bad as they do: jobs are scarce, salaries are flat, and to critics at least the...

MBA Oath: The Debate Continues

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on January 21

If you haven't seen it already, the Debate Room has an interesting debate about the MBA Oath. To readers of the b-school channel, which has covered the oath phenomenon and...

Harvard Business School Launches January Term

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on January 13

Well, it's official. Way back in May of 2008 we reported that the nine graduate schools at Harvard, including Harvard Business School (Harvard Full-Time MBA Profile), were considering a pretty...

Report: Enthusiasm About Sustainability Rising in MBA Programs

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on August 19

by Anne VanderMey NetImpact, champion of socially conscious business schoolers, has released its fourth annual guide of MBA programs today. Called Business as Unusual: The Student Guide to Graduate Business...

Georgetown Builds New Business School

Posted by: Francesca Di Meglio on July 13

Just a couple weeks after Saad Hariri was named the new prime minister of Lebanon, Georgetown University announced that he made a $20 million donation to name the new building...

Summer 2009 Books: MBA Reading List

Posted by: Francesca Di Meglio on June 29

By Francesca Di Meglio BusinessWeek recently asked professors and students what books they would recommend for summer reading. The lists were used to generate a summer reading list featuring 10...

Harvard Business School Cuts Jobs

Posted by: Francesca Di Meglio on June 25

By Francesca Di Meglio As Harvard University announced it was going to eliminate 275 jobs earlier in the week, Harvard Business School (HBS School Profile) braced itself – as did...

Stuffing Ballots at LBS?

Posted by: Francesca Di Meglio on April 30

The ethics of business school students and MBAs in general has been making headlines lately – from the Duke and GMAT cheating scandals to the role business schools and their...

Commencement: Arnold, Oprah, Obama, Oh My!

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on April 03

By Mandy Oaklander Commencement is right around the corner, and we’ve dug up the names of some of the speakers soon to grace the podiums at this year’s B-school...

A New Building for the Ross School of Business

Posted by: Alison Damast on January 22

Students and faculty at the University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business have spent the last few weeks settling into a gleaming new $145 million state-of-the-art building on...

MBA students feel the chill

Posted by: Alison Damast on January 08

A group of Notre Dame business school students on a class trip to Bosnia-Herzegovina got more than they bargained for when just a few days into their journey, the city’s...

Harvard Gets Smutty

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 17

Anyone who thinks the Ivy League is boring and buttoned down needs to take a look at Diamond, a new--oh heck, there's no nice word for it--porn magazine making...

Stanford Business School Goes Green

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 12

There it is, folks: the new Stanford Business School campus. Slated to open in the 2010-11 academic year, the $350 million project is easily one of the most ambitious...

Harvard Business School: So Touchy!

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 08

A few weeks ago, Penguin Press published a book about Harvard Business School--Philip Delves Broughton's "Ahead of the Curve: Two Years at Harvard Business School." (Full disclosure: I reviewed the...

How Green is My Endowment? Not Very

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 18

As members of the greenest generation, a great many of you are probably looking at the sustainability initiatives dotting the collegiate landscape and nodding your approval. Such initiatives may even...

Degree of Confusion

Posted by: Phil Mintz on June 13

Here's a fun read for the start of the weekend from our friends at the Wall Street Journal about the confusion that arises when your last name is spelled M-B-A....

MBA Students are Green...to a Point

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 11

More evidence that MBA students are pragmatic in their career choices appeared recently in the Financial Times. The story reports on a survey of 400 MBA students at MIT Sloan...

Who's On First?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on May 19

Do you ever read the "history" section of b-school web sites? It seems like they engage in some serious hair-splitting so that everybody can be "first" at something--whether it's "first...

Changes at Harvard?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on May 16

The Harvard Crimson is reporting that the nine graduate schools at Harvard, including the business school, might be changing their calendars. Each one is trying to decide what to do...

Milton Friedman Honored at U. of Chicago

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on May 16

It looks like the University of Chicago is establishing a research center in honor of the contributions made by the granddaddy of 20th century economic thought, Milton Friedman, a long-time...

Psssst....Wanna Know Your Teacher's Salary?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on May 15

Quick...what kind of salary do business profs pull down? I believe the technical term is "a bundle." According to AACSB, full professors in accounting, marketing, and management information systems make...

Video Killing Classroom Attendance?

Posted by: Phil Mintz on May 13

The Chronicle of Higher Education notes that with the increasing number of class lectures being posted via video, some students might find it easier to skip class and just catch...

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