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Last Updated Feb 23, 2011 by

Spring Class Visit Registration Opens at Stanford Graduate School of Business

Initial registration for spring class visits and information sessions at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) opened today, according to a post on the school’s MBA admissions blog. Information sessions will begin on Monday, March 28th, and class visits will being on Thursday, April 7th. And for the first... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 22, 2011 by

Business and Law Schools Join Forces for New Joint Programs

Several top business schools have partnered with law schools in recent months to announce new joint programs that offer alternatives to the traditional four-year JD/MBA, the Graduate Management Admissions Council reports. For example, Columbia Business School and Columbia Law School this September will launch a new three-year JD/MBA program, in... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 21, 2011 by

University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School Expands Overseas Course Offerings

The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania will add several short-term classes in countries overseas, including China, Israel and South Africa, and offer new concentrations in global finance and management, according to a Wall Street Journal article earlier this month. Wharton’s move toward greater global offerings is part of... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 18, 2011 by

IMD to Implement Curriculum Changes that Integrate Real-World Learning and Leadership

Switzerland’s International Institute for Management Development (IMD) is planning several innovations in its 2012 MBA program designed to provide students with more opportunities to integrate what they are learning in the classroom with real-world experiences and leadership opportunities, the school announced this week. The new IMD MBA program was developed... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 17, 2011 by

ETS Reports Record GRE Test Volumes for Second Consecutive Year

Educational Testing Service (ETS), which owns the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), reported this week that test volume grew to 700,000 worldwide in 2010, an all-time high and a 5 percent increase over 2009. “The growth we are seeing this year is further enhanced by the many business and graduate school... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 16, 2011 by

Michigan’s Ross School of Business Names First Female Dean

The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business has named Alison Davis-Blake as its next dean, the school announced yesterday. She will assume the role in August 2011 pending approval by the university’s Board of Regents. Davis-Blake comes to Ross from the Carlson School of Management at the University of... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 15, 2011 by

Cambridge’s Judge Business School Taps INSEAD Professor as New Dean

The University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School has named Christopher Loch as its next director (dean), the Financial Times reported yesterday. Loch comes to Judge from INSEAD, where he is a management professor specializing in product innovation. He will assume the director’s role at Judge on September 1st. Loch called... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 11, 2011 by

MBA Alumni Report Rising Salaries, Recovering Employment Rates

MBA compensation packages have surpassed pre-recession levels and employment rates are almost back to where they were before the economic downturn, according to research conducted by the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), which owns the GMAT exam. The results of the 2010 GMAC Alumni Perspectives Survey, which drew responses from... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 10, 2011 by

Harvard Business School Announces Changes to 2+2 Program

In a recent post to her Director’s Blog, Harvard Business School (HBS) Admissions Director Dee Leopold shared the details of some changes the school is implementing in its 2+2 Program, a deferred admissions program for promising college students. Specifically, the program will now include ALL college senior applicants to HBS,... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 9, 2011 by

An Optimistic Outlook Can Have a Positive Impact on the MBA Job Search, Study Finds

View the glass as half full and you’ll get a job out of business school more quickly and with less effort, according to recent research out of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. And once in the working world, an optimistic outlook promises to get you promoted faster in the... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 4, 2011 by

Important Information for Prospective MBA Applicants Considering the GRE

As more business schools have begun to accept Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores as well as Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) scores as part of the application process, some prospective MBA applicants are giving greater consideration to taking the more general entrance exam. And to win greater approval by business... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 3, 2011 by

Obtaining an MBA Bumps Earnings by a Third, British Career Survey Finds

A recent survey of more than 2,000 business school alumni found that earning an MBA increases earning power by a third, the International Herald Tribune reports. The 2010 Career Survey was conducted by the London-based Association of MBAs, an organization that accredits postgraduate business programs. It looked at MBA salaries... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 2, 2011 by

UCLA Anderson Admissions Director Wins Twitterer of the Year Award

Last week, the assistant dean of MBA admissions and financial aid at the UCLA Anderson School of Business was recognized for her tweeting as part of the 2010 B2B Twitterer of the Year (B2BTOTY) Awards, the school announced on its MBA Insider’s Blog. UCLA Anderson’s Mae Jennifer Shores was named... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 31, 2011 by

UC Berkeley’s Haas School to Offer Future MBA Alumni Free Continuing Education

Beginning with the class of 2011, MBA graduates from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley will be eligible to participate, for free, in training offered through the school’s Center for Executive Education, Haas Dean Rich Lyons announced earlier this month. The new initiative was... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 28, 2011 by

Frontrunner Emerges to Fill Dean’s Role at Cambridge’s Judge Business School

An INSEAD professor who specializes in the management of product innovation has emerged as the frontrunner to be the next dean of the Judge Business School at Cambridge University, the Financial Times reports. Judge is expected to announce to appointment of Professor Christoph Loch in the next two weeks. Loch,... Read more »

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