Careers

After several difficult years, the MBA job market has bounced back in the past 12 months. Business school career services are reporting much higher % job placement, and indicate that candidates are looking beyond traditional fields of financial services and consultancy to pursue positions in tech firms, online retail, luxury brand, renewable energy, entrepreneurial ventures…

Sander Nieuwenhuizen, Vice President for Recruitment at Shell

What Are Global Recruiters Looking For In Young Managers?

Does having a global mindset make a difference in the skill set of a modern business graduate? For Sander Nieuwenhuizen, Vice President for Recruitment at Shell, the energy and petrochemicals giant, it does. The company hires 1,200 graduates every year, and sees a real advantage in attracting individuals who are truly internationally ...

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A Strong And Diversifying MBA Jobs Market in 2013

There appears to be a definite mood of optimism about employment opportunities across b-school campuses and corporate resourcing department around the world. While MBA hiring has certainly been adversely affected by the economic crisis, notably in financial services, it has not experienced a downturn comparable to the beginning of the ...

Following the MBA jobs market

Following the MBA Jobs Market

Although the attraction of brand name business schools such as Harvard, Wharton, and Chicago Booth have long dominated the ambitions of aspiring MBAs, a significant number of potential students have always begun the search for their ideal program with the selection of a target region or country. And while many factors ...

Learning the Language of Business

B-Schools Are Speaking the Language of Business

If you were born and brought up in an English speaking country you might be forgiven for thinking you’ve won one of the big prizes in the lottery of life. After all, isn’t English the world’s language now? OK, there might be a a lot of Mandarin, Spanish and French ...

Learning to Network, China-Style

Learning to Network, China-Style

There are many good reasons for going to a top business school. The connections to major companies, the experience and insight of your fellow students, the academic rigor of your professors. But high on the list for many is the address book—admission to an international network of movers and shakers ...

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 ...

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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