Articles by John Byrne

  • An Appetite for Risk: Investor Professors

    An Appetite for Risk: Investor Professors

    by on May 20th, 2015

    Management consultant Peter Drucker famously said that the best way to predict the future is to create it. In an increasingly uncertain post-recession world, even the MBAs at an elite institution like Wharton have … Read More

  • Ross: Making an Impact Before It Was Cool

    Ross: Making an Impact Before It Was Cool

    by on May 19th, 2015

    When Kelsea Ballantyne first arrived at Michigan’s Ross School of Business, she still had doubts about business school—doubts stemming from her experiences with other people who’d gone into MBA programs. “I … Read More

  • International Students Flock to American B-Schools

    International Students Flock to American B-Schools

    by on May 18th, 2015

    Want to spark a debate? Just bring up American higher education. For proponents, our public universities and private college are the envy of the world, a research mecca that draws the brightest minds to our shores. They … Read More

  • Want an MBA? Questions to Ask

    Want an MBA? Questions to Ask

    by on May 17th, 2015

    Sound familiar? You’re not alone. Last year, over 238,000 professionals took the GMAT. And you can bet nearly as many contemplated taking it. For many, an MBA is the panacea for whatever ails them professionally. Stuck … Read More

  • Hybrid MBAs to Cause Major Disruption

    Hybrid MBAs to Cause Major Disruption

    by on May 16th, 2015

    High-quality hybrid online MBA programs will soon be poaching students and their tuition money from part-time and executive MBA programs, UC-Berkeley Haas School of Business Dean Richard Lyons argued during a major … Read More

  • The Most Expensive MBA Programs

    The Most Expensive MBA Programs

    by on May 15th, 2015

    $42.000 … that’s roughly the average debt MBA graduates carry according to the New America Foundation. Pretty reasonable, especially when you factor in that 43% of MBAs are graduating without any debt! But an average … Read More

  • A Business School Dean Looks 10 Years Back & 10 Years Forward

    A Business School Dean Looks 10 Years Back & 10 Years Forward

    by on May 14th, 2015

    Being the dean of a mid-market business school is no easy job. And John Delaney, dean of the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business, thinks it is only going to get tougher in the years ahead for … Read More

  • The Who, What, Where, How, and Why of MBA Interviews

    The Who, What, Where, How, and Why of MBA Interviews

    by on May 13th, 2015

    Interviews are spontaneous experiences. Different from a monologue, a keynote speech, or a presentation, an interview requires you to interact dynamically with the person or people to whom you are talking. The … Read More

  • Mistakes of an MBA Career Switcher

    Mistakes of an MBA Career Switcher

    by on May 12th, 2015

    Going from professional to MBA student can knock even the most adept cultural chameleon off his or her balance for a while. Every program has it’s own norms and culture, and all of them are different than your previous … Read More

  • B-Schools View GMAT & GRE Results Equally

    B-Schools View GMAT & GRE Results Equally

    by on May 11th, 2015

    Admission consultants often advise MBA applicant clients to take the GMAT exam over the GRE because they believe business schools prefer the Graduate Management Admission Test. But a new survey of business school … Read More

  • Smart Networking: Schmoozing Your Way to Success

    Smart Networking: Schmoozing Your Way to Success

    by on May 10th, 2015

    “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” Talk about a worn out cliché! But it’s a cliché for a reason: It’s a truth that we experience over-and-over during our careers. To quote a show tune: “It’s not … Read More

  • Adcom Questions from HBS, Yale, MIT

    Adcom Questions from HBS, Yale, MIT

    by on May 8th, 2015

    Remember take home tests in school? No, they weren’t only for jocks. And they weren’t given just so you’d pass (most times). No, these essays had a specific purpose. Your teacher expected you to think, to explore … Read More

  • MBA at Tuck: Taking The Road Less Traveled

    MBA at Tuck: Taking The Road Less Traveled

    by on May 7th, 2015

    Times are good for the newly minted MBAs out of Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business. The 2014 cohort of Tuckies posted record-setting job placement stats, with 98% having job offers three months after … Read More

  • The MBA Gatekeeper at London Business School

    The MBA Gatekeeper at London Business School

    by on May 5th, 2015

    “We have mid-Atlantic appeal,” says David Simpson, admissions director at London Business School. He means of course that LBS, ranked top among business schools outside the U.S., stands out by offering a program up … Read More