MBA News You Can Use: Will Your MBA Even Matter?

by on October 13th, 2011

The world of graduate schools, employment, and opportunity is constantly changing, which is why it’s even more important for applicants and students alike to be on top of all the latest news. We know you’re busy, so we’ve compiled a list of all the biggest and most relevant stories in the MBA world this week to keep you informed and a few steps ahead of the competition.

College Grads Gain on MBAs

In an effort to better balance the job market, many companies have started hiring new employees at a rate of 60% for MBA holders and 40% for bachelor’s degree holders, as compared to the 70-30 breakdown of previous years.  Many young professionals are wondering is MBAs even matter anymore.

More M.D.s Add MBA

With economic issues playing a more important role than ever in medicine, more physicians are seeking MBAs or taking courses in business. There are now 65 joint M.D./M.B.A. programs, up from 5 or 6 in the late ’90s. (Courtesy of Inside Higher Ed.)

Top Cities for Young Entrepreneurs

Under30CEO.com counts down the top 10 US cities where young entrepreneurs, recent college grads, and young people in general could settle down and have potential success in future business ventures.  #1 on the list? New Orleans.

Business Schools Blazing Trails in Social Impact Management

The world is changing quickly and with it, so are MBA career goals. Today, business-minded folks are looking to make a difference….and not just a buck. [For more on this, see our blog post on green energy/sustainability MBA programs.]

How Steve Jobs Impacted Education

Even though we saw him as a genius who was way ahead of his time, he was also a college drop-out who made mistakes, failed quite a few times, and somehow had to find the motivation to keep going and change the world of technology as we know it.

Should Top B-Schools Disclose Grades?

Usually, schools keep students’ grades private from job recruiters, but with the job market as competitive as it is right now, some schools are wondering if they should start sharing grades with recruiters in order to let harder working students get ahead.

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