Business Schools

Business education knits together the worlds of academia and business. Often pioneers in the higher education space, business schools around the world face the challenges of globalisation, increased competition, and the search for pragmatic relevance.

Can Harvard bend it like Beckham

Can Harvard Business School Bend It Like Beckham?

Has Harvard Business School caught travel fever? Since the MBA program decided last year to send all 900 first-year MBA students to the four corners of the world on Field Immersion Experiences for Leadership Development (Field), there seems to be no stopping the school’s newly discovered thirst for global experience. This time the ...

Explanations, Not Excuses

MBA Applicants: Offer Explanations, Not Excuses

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing ...

Hult Prize

Hult Prize: Ending Hunger, One Cricket at a Time

If I broke the news to you that MBA students tend to be highly competitive individuals, you may not be too surprised. The Pope is, also, apparently Catholic, and all politicians are credible and reliable. OK, I made the last one up. So on the basis of my first statement, you may ...

Transformers

Transformers – Can an MBA really help you make a complete change in career direction?

There all almost as many different motives for taking an MBA as there are MBA students themselves. Some look for the hike in salary that the three letters after your name so often bring; others are attracted by the idea of obtaining an address book that will open doors around ...

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 ...

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