Articles by John Byrne

  • Tuck Career Stats Among Best Ever

    Tuck Career Stats Among Best Ever

    by on October 30th, 2014

    Six months ago, one second-year MBA student at the Tuck School of Business boasted that “the job market is phenomenally frothy.” He was as right as could be. Dartmouth College’s Tuck School recently published its … Read More

  • MBA Double-Degrees on the Upswing

    MBA Double-Degrees on the Upswing

    by on October 29th, 2014

    It’s not as if a full-time MBA from an elite business school has lost its value. The highly sought after degree remains a catapult—into the higher levels of industry, into rising startups, into innovative social … Read More

  • Zuckerberg Named to B-School Board

    Zuckerberg Named to B-School Board

    by on October 28th, 2014

    In popular culture, rebels are portrayed as hip and virtuous, misunderstood misfits who burn bright and never compromise. In the 1950s, they were epitomized by bikers and beats, who lived on the margins and flouted … Read More

  • The Case For Writing About Your Passions

    The Case For Writing About Your Passions

    by on October 27th, 2014

    Imagine you’re an admissions officer, into the third week of reading applications. You’re rubbing your fatigued eyes, having already pored through 20 applications today. Private equity, private equity, investment … Read More

  • From the Farm to the Mobile App

    From the Farm to the Mobile App

    by on October 26th, 2014

    There is a secret in America. Specifically, in rural America. The secret is there is entrepreneurial life outside of Silicon Valley and Tech Alley. Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is teaming up … Read More

  • Wake Forest Exits Full-Time MBA Market

    Wake Forest Exits Full-Time MBA Market

    by on October 24th, 2014

    Only four months ago, Charles Iacovou took over as dean of Wake Forest University’s School of Business. Earlier this week, he became the dean who shut down the school’s full-time MBA program after declines in both … Read More

  • The Little Green Business School That Could

    The Little Green Business School That Could

    by on October 23rd, 2014

    Its first cohort of 22 students included graduates of Yale and Stanford universities. Roughly 10% of its total student and alumni population went to UC-Berkeley for undergrad, and the second- and third-most popular … Read More

  • Business Schools’ MBA GateKeepers

    Business Schools’ MBA GateKeepers

    by on October 22nd, 2014

    Behind closed doors, they sit in judgment, grading applicants on different dimensions from academic brilliance, professional accomplishments, even character and personality. For every invitation offered by these … Read More

  • The Mantra Of New Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett

    The Mantra Of New Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett

    by on October 21st, 2014

    Geoffrey Garrett, the slim Aussie political economist who started July 1 as Wharton’s new dean, is on a media blitz. The Financial Times, breaking a Monday embargo on coverage, published its Della Bradshaw interview … Read More

  • Lots Of McKinseyites In New London Class

    Lots Of McKinseyites In New London Class

    by on October 20th, 2014

    London Business School said that its newly enrolled Class of 2016 is its largest and most diverse cohort to date. Some 411 students, 88% of which are from outside the United Kingdom representing 65 nationalities, started … Read More

  • Face Time Key To Hybrid MBA Battle

    Face Time Key To Hybrid MBA Battle

    by on October 19th, 2014

    Business schools have fought each other for students ever since Grok opened the Paleolithic Commerce Institute right next door to Trog’s well-established School for Counting Rocks. Eventually, the teaching and learning … Read More

  • Why These MBAs Are Keen On Tomatoes

    Why These MBAs Are Keen On Tomatoes

    by on October 18th, 2014

    Take a moment to think about a Harvard MBA graduate. Traditionally speaking, they probably end up working at McKinsey, Goldman Sachs, or Google. Now think about tomato paste. The two topics couldn’t have anything in … Read More

  • Where Top Schools Send Their MBAs

    Where Top Schools Send Their MBAs

    by on October 17th, 2014

    The conventional wisdom is that the highest salaries and bonuses for MBAs are paid by companies in financial services. And it’s true that schools that send substantial numbers of their graduates into investment … Read More

  • B-Schools Still Discount GMAT’s IR Section

    B-Schools Still Discount GMAT’s IR Section

    by on October 16th, 2014

    More than two years after the Graduate Management Admission Council (OfficialGMAT) added an integrated reasoning section to the GMAT, most business school admission officials are still uncertain about how to use the … Read More