Archive for September, 2012

As the B-School World Changes, the Band Plays On

As the Business School World Changes, the Band Plays On

Perhaps the time has come for the great and the good of the business school community to acknowledge that the sector can’t expand forever simply on momentum. Just in case we haven’t had quite enough bad news lately, here’s some more: The word on the streets is that applications to business ...

EM Lyon graduates - new owners of Courrèges

Material Minded – The Fashion Industry Turns to Business Schools

The catwalks and hemlines of Paris and New York are rarely associated with the study of cash flow and net fixed assets so beloved of business schools around the world. And though former supermodel Tyra Banks turned to the Harvard Business School for an executive education course to help with ...

Getting MBA Edge Step 7 - Interviews

Getting the MBA Edge: Step 7 – The Interview

(This 7-step MBA Admissions series is produced by Fortuna Admissions, a team of former Directors of Admissions from Wharton, INSEAD, Chicago Booth, London Business School, IE and UC Berkeley Haas). Interviewing is a lot like dancing. You should probably dress up for it, learn the steps beforehand, and know who is “leading” ...

The High Cost of the MBA’s High Cost

The High Cost of the MBA’s High Cost

According to pop singer Jessie J, in her 2011 hit Price Tag, life shouldn’t be about the pursuit of money. The aim, apparently, should be to make the world dance. (You might want to consult a young person for a more in-depth explanation of this.) Statistics recently released by Harvard Business School, ...

10 Traits of Women Business Leaders- They’re Not What You Think

10 Traits of Women Business Leaders: They’re Not What You Think

This is a guest post by Elissa Sangster, Executive Director for the Forté Foundation, an organization that promotes women in business and cultivates the next generation of women business leaders by promoting and supporting MBA women. Over the years, Forté has profiled dozens of C-level executives at Fortune 500 companies, and ...

Getting MBA Edge Step 6 - Letters of Rec

Getting the MBA Edge: Step 6 – Letters of Recommendation

(This 7-step MBA Admissions series is produced by Fortuna Admissions, a team of former Directors of Admissions from Wharton, INSEAD, Chicago Booth, London Business School, IE and UC Berkeley Haas). The preferred letter of recommendation is typically from your immediate boss, the person you work with on a daily basis. Of course, ...

Getting MBA Edge Step 5 - The Application Essays

Getting the MBA Edge: Step 5 – The Application Essays

(This 7-step MBA Admissions series is produced by Fortuna Admissions, a team of former Directors of Admissions from Wharton, INSEAD, Chicago Booth, London Business School, IE and UC Berkeley Haas). It’s hard to sit down one night and think “OK, now I am ready to write my application essays.” We generally suggest ...

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