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Last Updated Nov 15, 2019 by

Financial Times on the Rise of Asian Business Schools

Asia is emerging as an epicenter for quality business education, particularly in China, Singapore, and India, according to a recent Financial Times article. While Asian business schools are younger than their Western counterparts—for example, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology was established in 1991 while INSEAD was founded in... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 14, 2019 by

Veterans Honored at Harvard Business School

The annual Harvard Business School Armed Forces Alumni Association (AFAA) Veterans Day event honored those who are serving and have served in the military. Veterans make up 4 percent of the MBA cohort and, according to Zeita Merchant, a US Coast Guard Commander and current National Security Fellow at Harvard... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 8, 2019 by

The Reinvention of the MBA from The Economist

Following the release of their 2019 ranking of full-time MBA programs, The Economist took a closer look at the management education and business landscape.  Overall, there are signs of a shift in the U.S. towards “new capitalism”—instead of just focusing on profits, young professionals are expected to look at the... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 7, 2019 by

HBS Dean Nitin Nohria to Step Down

After 10 years of service, Dean Nitin Nohria will be stepping down from his post at Harvard Business School in June 2020. Nohria shared the following in a message to the HBS community: “I am writing to let you know that I will step down as Dean of Harvard Business... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 7, 2019 by

Recent MBA Application Volume Declines at Top Schools Present an Opportunity for Applicants

As reported in The Wall Street Journal last month, even the leading U.S. MBA programs are seeing a decrease in applications to their full-time MBA programs. Harvard Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and MIT Sloan all saw five percent to seven percent drops in their MBA application volume... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 6, 2019 by

Women’s MBA Enrollment is Up per Forté Foundation

The Forté Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to advancing women in business, just released some good news: A greater percentage of women than ever before are enrolled in full-time MBA programs in the U.S. This year, female enrollment in full-time MBA programs neared 39 percent on average in the U.S.,... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 6, 2019 by

Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School MBA Secures STEM Designation

As the culmination of two years of strengthening analytics and data-driven decision making in their curriculum, the Tepper School MBA program at Carnegie Mellon University is now STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) designated.  The new related course offerings meld business and technology, and students also have access to additional... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 4, 2019 by

Wharton MBA Class of 2019 Earns Higher Salaries and Chooses More Diverse Careers

The Wharton School released its MBA Careers Report for the Class of 2019, revealing an increase in compensation as well as some changing job interests. A few highlights: A significant (11 percent) increase in median base salary— from $135,000 to $150,000 from 2018 to 2019. Increased interest in venture capital... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 1, 2019 by

Consulting Industry Insights from Dartmouth Tuck Alumni

Around a third of each Dartmouth Tuck class of MBA graduates go into consulting, with about a fifth joining the big three: McKinsey, Bain, and Boston Consulting Group. Tuck’s executive director of Career Services, Stephen Pidgeon T ’07, says “Tuck’s focus on the general management curriculum gives students a broad... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 31, 2019 by

The Economist Releases 2019 Best MBA Rankings

The Economist has released their 2019 best MBA rankings for full-time programs.  The University of Chicago Booth School of Business claimed the top spot once again, and the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management was replaced by Harvard Business School for second place. Kellogg only dropped to fourth, but HEC Paris took a giant leap... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 24, 2019 by

Insights into Michigan Ross MBA Grads’ Record Employment Rate

Michigan Ross School of Business just released its 2019 MBA Employment Report. It revealed that Ross graduates were more employable than ever, with an all-time high of 96 percent of graduates accepting jobs within three months. Key Employment Statistics for the Michigan Ross MBA Class of 2019 Other key employment... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 24, 2019 by

Wharton Directors Dig into New MBA Class of 2021 Profile

The Wharton School’s Director of Admissions Blair Mannix and Director of Student Life Eddie Banks-Crosson recently shared deeper insights into the class profile of the new MBA Class of 2021.  To begin, the latest group of candidates is closer to gender parity than ever before. This year, 47 percent of... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 18, 2019 by

Employment Report: NYU Stern MBA Class of 2019 Graduates Set Record for Earnings and More

This week, NYU Stern released its employment report for the full-time MBA Class of 2019. It was an excellent year for the graduating class, with some impressive increases. Specifically, median salaries increased 12 percent over last year, reaching an all-time high of $140,000. At the same time, the employment rate... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 16, 2019 by

MBA News You Need: UCLA Anderson on MBA Re-applicants, Texas McCombs MBA Class of 2021, LBS’s EUROUT, and more from INSEAD and UVA Darden

Each week we collect all the MBA news that’s fit to print and provide a quick overview of the latest updates from top business schools around the world. This week, we cover UCLA Anderson’s advice to MBA re-applicants, the MBA profile for the Texas McCombs Class of 2021, the EUROUT... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 15, 2019 by

50 Business School Deans Implore Trump in an Open Letter: “Reform the H-1B Visa”

MBA applicants in need of the H-1B visa have seen increasing challenges since the current U.S. administration took office.  Today, 50 business school deans and CEOs banded together to address U.S. leadership about this growing crisis—and how to ameliorate it—through a full-page ad in the Washington edition of the Wall... Read more »

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