P&Q: MBAs Switching Careers At Massive Rates

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Source: Poets & Quants by Nathan Allen, 10.26.2016. When Rob Schoder arrived in the San Francisco Bay Area in July, he boasted a new, shiny MBA from an elite business school and a robust network, but only about a year or two of part-time startup experience. Despite not having much experience in a professional bubble saturated with top talent and …

Financial Times: How an executive MBA widened an entrepreneur’s perspective

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Source: Financial Times by Harald Trautsch as told to Janina Conboye, October 16, 2016. Hopes and Fears: A globetrotting EMBA helped one graduate rethink his world view I decided to go to business school after the technology company I co-founded was partly bought out and I found myself in a new role requiring different skills. Dolphin Technologies, launched in 2001, …

Bloomberg: Silicon Valley May Want MBAs More Than Wall Street Does

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Source: Bloomberg by Natalie Kitroeff, Patrick Clark March 17, 2016. Never mind the trash talk. More tech companies are hiring MBAs. PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel said MBAs are predisposed to “herdlike thinking and behavior.” Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen dubbed them a contrarian indicator, saying “if they want to go into tech, that means a bubble is forming.” In a post …

Fortune:The crazy things companies are doing to recruit business school students

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Source: Fortune by Nathan Allen Oct 26, 2015 From virtual reality tours, to food trucks, to sports car test drives, MBA recruiters are stepping up their game to lure talented business school students. As Juhyun Kwon walked through a September recruitment event on the campus of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, the General Mills table caught her eye. A box …

Harvard Business School finally ranks #1

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For the first time since BusinessWeek started ranking MBA programs 27 years ago, Harvard Business School has been ranked number 1 by the influential ranking published today. HBS rose seven spots to grab the top spot. The ranking shuffle is the result of a methodology change, which the publication says “now focuses on what most people hope to get after …