Categories: MBA Programs

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....

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'...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

More Business Schools Want CEOs For Deans, Not Academics

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on December 29

Educators who act and think like CEOs are nudging academics out of coveted dean positions at U.S. business schools, according to new research from The Korn/Ferry Institute, a talent management...

Dispatches From the South Pole, Entry 8: A Normal Day

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on December 28

The Polar Vision team has been moving towards the the South Pole for a month, covering a distance of nearly 500 miles. Here's the latest update, this time via a...

Parsons Launching New Design Program

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on December 27

Parsons is planning to lend some of the school's design expertise to the business world next fall with a new graduate program in strategic design and management. The New York-based...

Dispatches From the South Pole, Entry 7: Breaking Routine

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on December 21

The Polar Vision team has been moving towards the the South Pole for more than three weeks now, covering a distance of nearly 350 miles. Here's the latest update, this...

Dispatches From the South Pole, Entry 6: Not Alone

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on December 19

The Polar Vision team has been moving towards the the South Pole for three weeks now, covering a distance of about 330 miles. Here's the latest update, this time from...

Thunderbird's Cabrera Named President of George Mason

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on December 15

Angel Cabrera, the president of Thunderbird School of Global Management, has been named president of George Mason University, the university announced today. He will start on July 1. Cabrera, 44,...

Rooting Out Plagiarism in MBA Admission Essays

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on December 14

Don't say you haven't been warned. For some time now Bloomberg Businessweek has been reporting on a new service offered by Turnitin that checks admissions essays for signs of possible...

Dispatches From the South Pole, Entry 5: Food Resupply

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on December 12

The Polar Vision team has been moving towards the the South Pole for two weeks now. Here's the latest update, this time from Alan Lock. We commenced skiing again after...

'Tis the Season to Analyze Gift-Giving

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on December 05

Holiday shopping intrigues business school researchers, who want to better understand consumers. Recently, Bloomberg Businessweek shared some of the research that was born of this interest. Here are a few...

Can Harvard and MIT Make Organ Transplants More Efficient?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on December 02

Business school professors at Harvard and MIT are using some of the same mathematical tools used by hedge funds to devise a new system for giving away donated organs. In...

Dispatches From the South Pole, Entry 4: Acclimating

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on December 02

The Polar Vision team has started on their trek to the South Pole. Here's the latest update, this time from Andrew Jensen. Today was a milestone for the Polar Vision...

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...

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...

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...

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...

MIT Sloan Simulation on Sustainability

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on October 19

The MIT Sloan School of Management recently released a new interactive simulation tool designed to help students learn about sustainability issues. This management simulator, called Fishbanks, has participants leading the...

ForumWatch: International MBA Applicants Have Unique Issues

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on October 14

Many of the contributors on the Bloomberg Businessweek Business School Forums are international. They come to ask questions about B-schools, but also about American culture and the different ways domestic...

Should MBAs Support Occupy Wall Street?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 13

With lower Manhattan overrun by the Occupy Wall Street gang, we thought it would be interesting to explore what current and would-be B-schoolers thought of the phenomenon. So a few...

Harvard's Crystal Ball Flashes Sell Signal, Again

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 10

Bloomberg News is reporting that the U.S. has likely dodged the recession bullet, at least for now, with third quarter GDP growth now forecast at 2.5 percent. But at the...

Should Top B-Schools Disclose Grades?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 04

For many years, students at elite business schools have prohibited themselves from disclosing their grades to recruiters. Of the top ten full-time MBA programs in Bloomberg Businessweek's 2010 ranking, seven...

Wharton Launches New Innovation Fund

Posted by: Alison Damast on September 28

The concept of innovation has been especially trendy at business school over the last decade, with business schools launching everything from design labs to classes devoted to the topic. The...

Thunderbird Expands to Kazakhstan

Posted by: Alison Damast on September 26

The Thunderbird School of Global Management will be planting its flag in Kazakhstan this fall, hoping to tap a growing market of oil and gas executives in need of more...

Wake Forest Masters Program Attracts Athletes

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 23

College athletes may miss out on a number of career-shaping experiences that their classmates take for granted. Study-abroad opportunities, internships and the typical career exploration that goes on at college...

ForumWatch: Business School Niche Programs

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 22

Every once in a while, someone joins the conversations happening on the Bloomberg Businessweek Business School Forums to ask very specific questions about niche programs that would serve them -...

Wall Street's Image Problem

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 21

There's a new survey out that doesn't bode well for MBAs, at least the large number of them who end up on Wall Street. The nationwide survey of 526 people...

Stanford Tops Green MBA Ranking

Posted by: Alison Damast on September 21

Stanford Graduate School of Business has bounced back to its number one slot as the greenest school on the block, according to the Aspen Institute's Beyond Grey Pinstripes Survey. The...

London B-School Offers Job Guarantee

Posted by: Alison Damast on September 20

It is the stuff of dreams for many B-schoolers, a business school that guarantees undergraduate students a job upon graduation. This golden guarantee was dreamed up by the London School...

MBAs Reach for the Summit

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 19

On Sept. 20, a group of women will set off on an adventure that may be one of the most unique for a business school course: a seven-day trek to...

Miami U. Shutters Its Accelerated MBA Program

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 13

After just six years of operation, one of the most highly regarded accelerated MBA programs in the U.S. is shutting its doors, the victim of state budget cuts. The suspension...

Who's Looking to Hire the First Grads of Johns Hopkins' New MBA Program?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on September 12

Johns Hopkins University's Carey Business School will graduate its first class of full-time MBAs at the end of this school year. So when it came to lining up potential employers...

Quelch's Bold Vision for CEIBS

Posted by: Alison Damast on September 01

When John Quelch became dean of the China Europe International Business School last February, China had recently finished celebrating the Chinese New Year, a time of rebirth and new beginnings...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

ForumWatch: Choosing the Right MBA

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on July 28

One of the first steps in applying to business school is determining the right kind of MBA program. There are a few different options, including part-time MBA programs, which meet...

Cheating: The Experts Weigh In

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on July 26

On July 18, the Bloomberg Businessweek Getting In blog publicized the story of NYU Stern Professor Panos Ipeirotis, who caught 20 percent of his class cheating and found the effort...

Sheppard to Step Down as Dean at Duke's Fuqua

Posted by: Alison Damast on July 25

Blair Sheppard will be stepping down as dean of Duke University's Fuqua School of Business on Aug.1, the school announced today. He'll be taking on a new role, assisting in...

Kellogg's Sally Blount: My First Year

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on July 19

In the past year, Sally Blount celebrated two major milestones: she turned 50, and she became dean of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. With an ambitious new agenda that...

Wisconsin Gets a New B-School Dean

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on July 14

The Wisconsin School of Business (Wisconsin Full-Time MBA Profile) has named François Ortalo-Magné as its new dean. Ortalo-Magné will take over for Interim Dean Joan Schmit on Sept. 1. He...

MBAs and Ethics: Straddling the Line?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on July 11

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is no stranger to MBAs. His crackdown on Wall Street bad boys in the Southern District of New York bagged one of the biggest of prizes,...

ForumWatch: U.S. Or U.K.?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on July 08

Yachting2015, a Bloomberg Businessweek Business Schools Forum user, recently asked people to weigh in on which Executive MBA programs in the United Kingdom would help him move there from the...

Booth Prof In Running for Head of India's Central Bank

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on July 01

A professor from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business may be in line to lead the Reserve Bank of India, according to Reuters. Raghuram Rajan, a finance professor...

ForumWatch: Comparing Business Schools

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on July 01

Often, when participants of the Bloomberg Businessweek Business Schools Forum have to decide between graduate business schools, they turn to their online friends for help. Visitors to the forums will...

The Fresh-Out-of-College MBA

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 29

There are a handful of universities that offer right-out-of-college MBA programs for a select few undergrads who don't mind staying in school a little longer. There are a few key...

The Celebrity MBA

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 24

Star power will only get you so far in the new STAR Executive MBA program at the George Washington University School of Business (GW Executive MBA Profile). "It's not a...

Report: School Gave U.S. News Inaccurate MBA Ranking Data

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 08

Less than four months after learning that Villanova law school tried to game its rankings, U.S. News & World Report is confronting another ranking scandal, this one involving its b-school...

More Summer Reading for Business Students

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on June 02

Bloomberg Businessweek recently asked professors at top business schools to share their recommendations for reading materials that will help undergraduate business and MBA students prepare for the school year -...

ForumWatch: U.S. vs. European B-Schools

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on May 26

Often, participants on the Bloomberg Businessweek Business Schools Forum pit one MBA program against another in their discussion threads. The goal, usually, is to decide which business school is best...

Georgetown's McDonough Gets a New Dean

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on May 23

Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business has a new dean: David A. Thomas, a professor and former associate dean at Harvard Business School, the school announced today. Thomas has been...

B-School Gender Mix Changing, Slowly

Posted by: Alison Damast on May 20

After writing a story recently about the growing number of Chinese women interested in getting their MBAs, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at what is...

Gupta Leaves Johns Hopkins for CEO Post

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on May 16

Less than four years after he arrived to create a new b-school from scratch, Yash Gupta is stepping down as dean of the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins...

ForumWatch: How Important is B-School Rank?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on May 12

No one denies that business school rankings can help prospective students in their early research of MBA programs. But many question how much value to give MBA rankings, such as...

ForumWatch: Is an Employer-Sponsored MBA Taxable?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on May 03

Tax season is over for now, but that does not mean that one can quit thinking about taxes. After all, tax season is like Christmas; it comes around every year...

ForumWatch: Top B-School or Bust?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on April 29

The merits and necessity of earning an MBA degree from one of the elite M7 business schools is a never-ending debate among prospective MBA students on the Bloomberg Businessweek Business...

Villanova Dean Named President of Butler University

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on April 28

James Danko, dean of Villanova School of Business, has been named president of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, the school announced yesterday. "Jim Danko has proven successes in areas important...

Stanford Opens New Business School Complex

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on April 27

How would a business school's curriculum look if it were in brick-and-mortar form? Stanford's Graduate School of Business (Stanford Full-Time MBA Profile) opens a new, 12.5-acre management complex on Friday...

UCLA Anderson Receives $25 Million Gift

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on April 25

For the UCLA Anderson School of Management (Anderson Full-Time MBA Profile), John and Marion Anderson are the givers who keep on giving. In 1987, the couple gave $15 million to...

ForumWatch: Undoing the Arrogance of MBA Students

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on April 21

MBA students have a reputation for being driven, confident, and motivated, which is sometimes translated as arrogant. Every once in a while, someone on the Bloomberg Businessweek Business Schools Forum...

MBA Careers Data: What's Important to You?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on April 15

As prospective business school students, are you interested in the number of companies that recruit on campus at your target schools? How about the number of companies that post jobs...

ForumWatch: How to Overcome a Low GPA

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on April 12

One question that comes up often when people are applying to business school is how a low undergraduate GPA will influence a candidate's chances of getting into a top program....

Bernie Madoff: Lecturing MBAs on Ethics?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on April 11

If you can believe Bernie Madoff--and most people would not, for good reason--b-school students may soon be hearing the cautionary tale of none other than, you guessed it, Bernie Madoff....

B-School Prof Creates Eco-Friendly Gown

Posted by: Alison Damast on April 08

Recyclable graduation gowns may soon be the latest trend of the commencement season, thanks to a business professor from the Netherlands. Gail Whiteman, a professor at Erasmus University's Rotterdam School...

ForumWatch: Do PhDs Need MBAs?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on April 06

Recently, Deena12, a participant in the Business Schools Forum posed the question: Do PhDs need MBAs to enhance their careers? With a PhD in engineering and a $100,000 annual salary,...

ForumWatch: How Young is Too Young for an MBA?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on March 29

Every few weeks or so, people come onto the Bloomberg Businessweek Business Schools Forum to ask questions about how their age influences their chances of getting into a top program....

Dammon Named Dean at Tepper

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on March 15

Robert M. Dammon will be the next dean of Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School of Business, effective May 1, the school announced this morning. Dammon is currently associate dean of education...

German Central Bank President To Join Booth Faculty

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on March 09

Axel Weber, the outgoing president of the German central bank, Deutsche Bundesbank, will soon be teaching MBA classes at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business (Booth Full-Time MBA...

Qaddafi's Son Expelled from IE Business School

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on March 04

The son of the Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi has been expelled from his MBA program. Bloomberg News is reporting that one of Qaddafi's sons, Khamis Qaddafi, has been expelled from...

Obama to Nominate Haas Professor to Council of Economic Advisers

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 24

The Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley got another feather in its cap today when President Obama announced plans to nominate a professor to his...

Coach K and the Blue Devils Set to Pay Duke MBAs a Visit in China

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on February 22

Duke's Cross Continent MBA Class of 2012 is in for a treat in China in August, according to a recent article in The Chronicle, the university's student-run newspaper. The Duke...

Michigan's Ross School Names First Female Dean

Posted by: Alison Damast on February 15

Alison Davis-Blake made history back in 2006 when she was named the first female dean of the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management. Today, she made history again, with...

A New Freebie for UC Berkeley Haas MBA Alumni

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on January 31

Two months after Wharton announced a curriculum overhaul that included free executive education courses for life for MBA alumni, the UC-Berkeley Haas School of Business today unveiled a similar program....

Harvard Launches Program to Fund Startups

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on January 25

Sometimes all you need to get started is a small push. That's the idea for a new program at Harvard Business School designed to give budding entrepreneurs the financial wherewithal...

Curriculum Reform at Harvard Business School

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on January 24

It's not every day that that the West Point of Capitalism decides to up and change its curriculum, so it's news when it does. Last week, with little fanfare, the...

Horseplay: B-School Takes Students to the Barn

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on January 19

Anybody who has worked in an office knows that co-workers can sometimes seem less like colleagues and more like, well, barnyard animals. So it was probably only a matter of...

Rating Agency Begins Grading Business Schools

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on January 11

With the Dec. 1, 2009 sale of Businessweek to Bloomberg LP, the magazine's former owner, the McGraw-Hill Companies, officially exited the b-school ranking business. It now appears that the company...

Yale Alum Who Made $50 Million B-School Gift Dies

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on January 10

The Yale Daily News is reporting that the donor who contributed $50 million to help fund construction of a new campus for the Yale School of Management (Yale Full-Time MBA...

For MBAs, Faculty Research Pays Off

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on January 07

About five years ago, Warren Bennis and James O'Toole penned an article for the Harvard Business Review called "How Business Schools Lost Their Way." It was, in many ways, the...

Harvard, Columbia, Penn Claim Most Fortune 500 CEOs

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on January 04

U.S. News and World Report recently studied the educational credentials of Fortune 500 CEOs and concluded that (1) Ivy League schools produce a disproportionate share, (2) big state schools aren't...

MBAs Say Strong Management Is Key To Employee Retention

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on December 29

Performance bonuses alone are not enough to retain employees, according to essays from the mid-term exams of 800 first-year MBA students at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. For the...

IESE Offers New Course for Politicians

Posted by: Alison Damast on December 22

Politicians and business school students don't typically mix, but a new program at Spain's IESE Business School is hoping to change that. This January, IESE (IESE Full-Time MBA Profile) says...

Are Business School Grads "Wealth Destroyers"?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on December 21

It's probably not too much of a sweeping generalization to say that if business schools serve any purpose at all it's to prepare graduates to be better stewards of their...

Cisco Technology Helps Duke MBA Program 'Cross Continents'

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on December 20

It used to be that when you signed up for an MBA program, what you got--the professors, fellow students--was what you got. This is particularly true for many part-time MBA...

Yale Gets $50 Million For New Business School Campus

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on December 20

Yale today announced that it has received a $50 million commitment to help fund construction of its new campus for the School of Management (Yale Full-Time MBA Profile). The gift,...

MIT Brings Improv to the MBA Classroom

Posted by: Alison Damast on December 14

A group of MBA students at MIT's Sloan School of Management tossed aside their briefcases and book bags this month to flex their creative muscles, doing everything from playing an...

Wanted: The Next Great Management Idea

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on December 02

Here's a chance for the world's MBA students to put their expensive education to work and maybe even make a few bucks in the process. The Management Innovation Exchange, an...

New Feature Brings More Transparency to MBA Rankings

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on December 02

Over the years, Bloomberg Businessweek has been criticized for a lack of transparency concerning our ranking methodology. So in an effort to be responsive to those complaints, we recently made...

Study: CEOs with MBAs Greener Than Those Without

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on November 23

If you're an MBA or prospective MBA, there aren't many reasons to be cheerful this holiday season. The job market for MBA talent is coming back, but slowly, and the...

Apple iPad Enters the MBA Classroom

Posted by: Alison Damast on November 19

Amazon's Kindle may not yet be a success story on business school campuses, but there appears to still be hope for the Apple iPad. Last year, I wrote a story...

Kenan-Flagler Announces Online MBA

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on November 17

Soon, MBA aspirants will be able to get an MBA from a top-ranked program from the comfort of their own homes, thanks to a new program at North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler...

Kellogg Finds New Site for B-School Building

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on November 12

It's no secret that elite b-schools are engaged in a building boom, with MIT, Stanford, Yale, and Columbia either planning or fund-raising to finance major new construction projects. Now, Northwestern...

Wharton Receives $15 million Gift for Retailing Center

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on October 29

On Thursday, the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School announced a $15 million gift from Patty and Jay Baker to permanently endow the Jay H. Baker Retailing Center at the B-school....

Washington's Foster School Dedicates New Building

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 22

The University of Washington Foster School of Business (Foster Full-Time MBA Profile) is expanding its Seattle campus, and the first step got underway recently with the dedication of PACCAR Hall....

Wake Forest Business School Lands $10M Gift

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 08

Wake Forest University today announced that it has received a $10 million pledge to help finance construction of a new building for the Schools of Business (Wake Forest Full-Time MBA...

HispanicBusiness Ranks The Top MBA Programs For Diversity

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on October 05

The most recent issue of HispanicBusiness magazine features its annual ranking the Best Business Schools for Diversity. Each school was ranked in terms of Hispanic diversity according to the following...

Columbia Launches New Saturday Executive MBA Program

Posted by: Alison Damast on September 30

With recent reports that interest in Executive MBA (EMBA) programs is rising considerably, Columbia Business School (Columbia EMBA Profile) is taking advantage of this boom to introduce a new program...

Student Venture Funds Tackle Social Problems

Posted by: Alison Damast on September 27

For years, the goal of most student-managed investment funds on business school campuses has been to make a profit, rather than change the world. Now, two business schools that operate...

Shakeup: Houston Takes Top Honors in Entrepreneurship Ranking

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 21

The University of Houston Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship has been named the top undergraduate business program for entrepreneurship in the 2010 Princeton Review ranking, released yesterday. It ousts Babson's Arthur...

Darden's New Global Executive MBA Program

Posted by: Alison Damast on September 17

The Global Executive MBA has become one of the hot new degrees in executive education in the last few years, with business schools from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business...

Study: CEOs with MBAs Deliver So-So Performance

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 16

Do MBAs make better CEOs? When a team of researchers from INSEAD posed this question last year, the answer they arrived at was a resounding yes! CEOs with the degree...

Kellogg's Jain Named INSEAD Dean

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 14

It's official: Dipak Jain, the long-time former dean of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management (Kellogg Full-Time MBA Profile), will succeed Frank Brown as the next dean at INSEAD (INSEAD...

NYU's Rejection of CPA's MBA Upheld

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 14

I came across a really interesting tidbit while scanning the headlines last night. There's a delicious piece of irony involved, so bear with me. Bloomberg News is reporting that a...

Tuition Hike Likely as UCLA Anderson Rejects State Aid

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 08

This doesn't happen very often, so it's news when it does. It looks like the UCLA Anderson School of Management (Anderson Full-Time MBA Profile) may soon be forgoing state aid....

MBA Application Numbers Reach "Turning Point"

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on August 25

A study released today by the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) confirms the MBA application "sputter" that was first reported by Bloomberg Businessweek on August 12. According to GMAC's annual...

New B-School Web Site Features MBA Ranking

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 06

On Monday, a new website is launching for b-school students that I think a lot of our readers will be interested in. John Byrne, the former editor of businessweek.com and...

MIT Sloan Launching Collaboration with Indian School of Business

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 05

Fifty years ago, MIT's Sloan School of Management (Sloan Full-Time MBA Profile) made its first foray into business education in India when it helped start the Indian Institute of Management...

Condoleezza Rice To Join Stanford B-School Faculty In September

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on August 03

Late yesterday, Garth Saloner, dean of Stanford's Graduate School of Business, announced on his Twitter feed that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be joining the GSB faculty in...

Sunil Kumar Named Dean at Chicago Booth

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on July 28

This morning it was announced that Sunil Kumar, the Fred H. Merrill Professor of Operations, Information, and Technology at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (Stanford Full-Time MBA Profile), would...

Wharton MBA Program Links Admissions and Career Services

Posted by: Alison Damast on July 26

In a sharp reversal of traditional university administrator roles, the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School has tapped J.J. Cutler to run both the school's MBA admissions and Financial Aid and...

MBA Program Withdraws From China Due to "Widespread Plagiarism," Other Issues

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on July 26

A small New Jersey college has decided to close its China MBA program after finding evidence that students there engaged in rampant cheating. Centenary College, a Hackettstown-NJ-based institution, ended its...

B-Schools Reach Out to Veterans

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on July 20

Disabled veterans are participating in free business school programs designed to help them launch businesses. At six b-schools, the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV), which is financed by...

In Search of the Next Big B-School Idea

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on July 15

Got a good idea about how to change management education? A really good idea? There might be $50,000 in it for you. That's how much the Graduate Management Admissions Council...

New Dean for INSEAD?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on July 12

It appears that Dipak Jain, the former dean of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, may soon be the next dean of INSEAD, the highly-ranked global business school with campuses...

New EMBA Curriculum at Weatherhead

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on July 07

Case Western Reserve's Weatherhead School of Management (Weatherhead Executive MBA Profile) already has a good thing in its executive MBA program--it was ranked No. 21 in 2009, the last time...

Chicago Booth Dean Search Down to the Wire

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 29

It looks like anyone hoping for an announcement about who will replace Ted Snyder as dean of University of Chicago's Booth School of Business (Chicago Full-Time MBA Profile) will have...

Former Viacom Chief Named Dean of Pace B-School

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 24

Pace University has named Neil Braun, former chief executive of Viacom Entertainment and president of NBC Television Network, to be dean of the Lubin School of Business (Lubin Full-Time MBA...

New B-School Dean at George Washington University

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 15

George Washington University's School of Business (GW Full-Time MBA Profile) yesterday announced that it has a new dean, plucked from the faculty at New York University Stern School of Business...

B-Schools Form Health Care Alliance

Posted by: Alison Damast on June 08

A group of leading business schools is capitalizing on students' growing interest in careers in the health care sector by forming a new alliance that will focus on improving the...

New Executive MBA Program at MIT Sloan

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 01

For those of you a little farther along in your careers, there's some news that may be of interest out of MIT Sloan School of Management: a new executive MBA...

MBA Oath Loses Traction at Yale

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on May 25

It looks like the MBA Oath, a controversial attempt to give the business world its own version of the Hippocratic Oath, may be suffering its first major defeat. The Community...

B-School Accrediting Agency Takes A Closer Look at Innovation

Posted by: Alison Damast on May 05

Innovation seems to be the new buzz word on many business school campuses these days, with B-Schools opening up new design labs, including the word innovation in their mission statements...

Online MBA Alum Gives $4M - For New B-School Building

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on May 04

So are you getting the irony here? Don Tapia, who got his bachelor's and MBA degrees online at Saint Leo University in St. Leo, Fla., had $4 million burning a...

B-School Student Presidents Form Group

Posted by: Francesca Di Meglio on April 21

The student government presidents at seven U.S. business schools recently gathered to form a new organization, the MBA Peer School Forum. The goal of the incoming and outgoing presidents from...

MBAs Who Become CEOs

Posted by: Francesca Di Meglio on April 21

Recently, Bloomberg BusinessWeek asked top business schools in the U.S. and abroad to share data about CEO MBAs. Specifically, the schools tried to determine the number of former and current...

Business School Summer Reading Lists 2010

Posted by: Francesca Di Meglio on April 16

Recently, some business school professors weighed in on what aspiring MBAs current MBA students should be reading during their summer vacation. For the last few years, professors have excitedly shared...

BearingPoint to Yale: We Want Our Money Back

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on April 01

A few years ago, flush with cash, the consulting company BearingPoint did something a lot of companies do when they're flush with cash: it gave some of it away--$8.1 million...

Are Business School Students Under Too Much Pressure?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on March 31

Bloomberg is reporting today that the young man who leaped to his death from the Empire State Building yesterday was a Yale junior, Cameron Dabaghi. His death follows six suicides...

Kellogg Selects NYU's Blount as New Dean

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on March 30

This morning, Northwestern University Provost Daniel I. Linzer announced that Sally Blount, currently dean of the undergraduate college and vice dean of the Stern School of Business (Stern Undergraduate Business...

Darden Opens a New Innovation and Design Lab

Posted by: Alison Damast on March 19

Hammers, glue guns and cordless drills are not items you’d normally expect to find in a business school classroom. The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business is hoping to...

Comics in the Classroom: Business Schools Get Graphic

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on March 12

You knew it had to come to this eventually. Just when you thought the b-school curriculum at some programs couldn't possibly get any more knowledge-lite (you can get an MBA...

Catalyst: Women MBAs Lag Behind Men in Jobs, Pay, Promotions

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on March 03

There's a really interesting, albeit not all that surprising, report from Catalyst, the group working to expand opportunities for women in business. In 2007 and 2008, Catalyst surveyed 9,927 alumni...

Economist Rates Online MBA Programs

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 26

The Economist magazine just came out with its rating of top distance MBA programs, something not many publications have attempted but that the Economist has been doing for a few...

NYU Recruits Nobel Prize Winner from Stanford

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 23

There must be a lot of gloating going on down at New York University's Stern School of Business (Stern Full-Time MBA Profile) these days. As Bloomberg reported yesterday, Stern had...

Fuqua Builds New Campus in China

Posted by: Alison Damast on January 29

Duke’s Fuqua School of Business continues to move forward with its ambitious plans for a global MBA campus network, most recently breaking ground on a new campus location in China....

Chicago's Snyder Named Dean at Yale School of Management

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on January 20

It seems like only yesterday we heard that Ted Snyder was stepping down as the dean of the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business--in fact it was: the announcement...

Study: CEOs With MBAs Outperform Those Without the Degree

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on January 14

For anyone who's missed it, there's a really terrific story in Harvard Business Review this month. Three professors from INSEAD (Morten T. Hansen, Hermina Ibarra, and Urs Peyer) examined the...

Yale Donation Sparks Backlash in China

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on January 12

No good deed ever goes unpunished. On Jan. 4, the Yale School of Management announced a pledge of $8,888,888 it received from a Chinese investor (and Yale alumnus) Lei Zhang...

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