Archive for March, 2013

Are B-School Leaders Up to the 21st Century's Challenges?

Are Business School Leaders Up to the 21st Century’s Challenges?

Back in November, Eric Labaye, chairman of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), was asked to speak at the Annual Forum of the Council on Business and Society, an alliance of five of the world’s top business schools. In his speech on the challenges and opportunities facing business in the 21st century, ...

US News MBA rankings 1990 - 2013

A History of the US News MBA Ranking 1990 – 2013

With close to a quarter of a century of business school rankings to its name, US News is one of the longest-established of the big five media MBA rankings. Indeed, while BusinessWeek claims to have published the first full business school assessment in 1998, a reputation survey published by US ...

MBA Hunters and Explorers

Are you a Hunter or an Explorer with your post-MBA career goals?

Business school and the MBA, in particular, is a great opportunity to discover your real professional calling. The admissions office expect you to be specific about your post-MBA career goals at the point of applying, not when you graduate. However, the idea of sharing a year or two with individuals ...

Using Social Media to Get into Business School

Using Social Media to Get into Business School

Students and job applicants hear quite a bit about how social media blunders can hurt their job prospects and chances of being admitted to a graduate program, but savvy students can flip the coin and use social media to their advantage. A 2012 Kaplan Test Prep survey indicated that more than a quarter ...

How much fdo the rankings matter?

How much do MBA rankings matter?

When BusinessWeek published its first MBA rankings in 1988, the idea of judging the quality of a school on “customer satisfaction” must have seemed revolutionary. Some academics might even have thought it a heresy. Never before had anyone asked students if they had been given “a way of thinking or approaching problems” ...

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