Fortune: The Hottest New MBA Is Not an MBA at All

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Source: Fortune by Ethan Baron Dec 8, 2015 For many mid-tier business schools, the last few years have been tough. The hyper growth of the MBA degree, making it the most popular graduate degree in the U.S., has stalled. Some schools, including Wake Forest University and Simmons College, have recently pulled out of the full-time, on-campus MBA market after years …

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 …

Wired: Yes, Entrepreneurship Can Be Taught

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Source: Wired by Max Lytvyn Dec 12, 2014 Entrepreneurship programs are all the rage at business schools across the country. But with the high price tag of MBA programs today, many aspiring entrepreneurs wonder if it’s worth the cost and if these programs deliver real value. An MBA is not going to make someone an entrepreneur. But business school does …

New Yorker: Why Women Should Skip Business School

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Source: The New Yorker by Laura Hemphill Sep 16, 2013 Harvard Business School has been trying to improve the environment for female students, as Jodi Kantor wrote in the Times earlier this month. Women in the school historically have lagged behind their male classmates in academic performance despite entering on equal footing, but in the past two years, H.B.S. succeeded …

Bloomberg: MBA Admissions Interviews Gone Bad – Really Bad

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Source: Bloomberg by Francesca Di Meglio July 11, 2012. The admissions interview is the business school’s opportunity to meet potential students face to face and go beyond the pages of their applications. “We are looking for qualities that you can’t necessarily assess on paper, such as communication skills, poise, charisma, and the right fit for the school,” writes Dawna Clarke, …

Wall Street Journal: Essec Wins High Marks

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Source: The Wall Street Journal by Deborah Steinborn, September 17, 2007. International Flavor Helps Fuel Its Debut On List of Top Schools When Vivek Varma, a stock analyst with a master’s degree from India’s University of Pune, thought about going back to business school, he knew he wanted a program that was both international and flexible. So, while many peers …