Articles by John Byrne

  • Is Yale the ‘Most Distinctively Global’ U.S. B-School?

    Is Yale the ‘Most Distinctively Global’ U.S. B-School?

    by on December 21st, 2014

    It’s an alluring morning in New Haven, Ct. Under a brilliant sun, the air is crisp and cool. The leaves on the trees are beginning to transform into a kaleidoscope of colors. And Dean Edward “Ted” Snyder of Yale … Read More

  • Consulting & Energy up at Yale SOM

    Consulting & Energy up at Yale SOM

    by on December 20th, 2014

    In common with most other top business schools, an increasing number of MBAs at Yale School of Management had job offers three months after graduation this year and more of them had accepted their offers of employment. … Read More

  • Stanford GSB Dean’s Twitter Mantle Stolen

    Stanford GSB Dean’s Twitter Mantle Stolen

    by on December 19th, 2014

    Stanford may have slapped Cal silly on the football field in this year’s Big Game, but U.C. Berkeley Haas School of Business dean Rich Lyons has scored a small victory in the age-old rivalry between the two San … Read More

  • What IBM Seeks in an MBA Hire

    What IBM Seeks in an MBA Hire

    by on December 19th, 2014

    Historians refer to the 20th century as “America’s Century.” America’s military commanded the skies and seas. Its culture spread globally through television and the internet. And from automobiles to antibiotics, … Read More

  • Big Data Drawing Big Student Enrollments

    Big Data Drawing Big Student Enrollments

    by on December 18th, 2014

    How does Netflix recommend TV shows and movies for you? How does the Center for Disease Control predict the spread of infectious diseases? Why does my computer now only display ads for MBA programs? What are the most … Read More

  • Carlson’s Sleigh Ride Holiday Greeting

    Carlson’s Sleigh Ride Holiday Greeting

    by on December 17th, 2014

    From the very start, you know this isn’t what a group of MBAS is supposed to sound like–and for good reason. The MBA students at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management had a little help from … Read More

  • Rochester Dean: Recruit Foreign Students More Selectively

    Rochester Dean: Recruit Foreign Students More Selectively

    by on December 16th, 2014

    It happens so often: it turns out that the easy fix is not really a fix at all. For business schools competing strenuously for students, a pool of very bright, high-performing potential applicants appears to offer … Read More

  • HBS Spicy Chicken Prof Grovels, Stands Firm

    HBS Spicy Chicken Prof Grovels, Stands Firm

    by on December 15th, 2014

    People love to hate Harvard—even its supporters will tell you that. Lately, people love to hate Benjamin Edelman. Now, Harvard Business School professor Edelman has issued an abject apology for his behavior in a spat … Read More

  • Columbia B-School’s ‘Bitch in Business’

    Columbia B-School’s ‘Bitch in Business’

    by on December 14th, 2014

    There’s nothing shocking about watching rich and powerful men behaving like entitled, boorish idiots—and getting even richer and more powerful by virtue of that behavior. That’s the way of the world. Ho hum. … Read More

  • An HBS Prof’s $4 Spat Over Spicy Chicken

    An HBS Prof’s $4 Spat Over Spicy Chicken

    by on December 13th, 2014

    You don’t sucker punch Chuck Norris. You don’t tug on Godzilla’s tail. You don’t try to take a bone from a 120-pound Rottweiler. And you don’t ever, ever sttempt to overcharge Benjamin Edelman for Chinese … Read More

  • HBS to Admits: ‘The answer Is YES!’

    HBS to Admits: ‘The answer Is YES!’

    by on December 12th, 2014

    “The answer is YES!” That’s how Dee Leopold, managing director of admissions and financial aid, is informing applicants that they have been accepted for admission to Harvard Business School’s MBA program. Emails … Read More

  • The Don & Betty Draper Era Isn’t Over Yet

    The Don & Betty Draper Era Isn’t Over Yet

    by on December 11th, 2014

    The hit TV series ‘Mad Men’ is fraught with prodigious boozing, classy apparel, and overt sexism. It’s set in the 1950s, where women are dolled-up secretaries or accommodating housewives, and men are  the primary … Read More

  • Harvard B-School Raises $721 Million

    Harvard B-School Raises $721 Million

    by on December 10th, 2014

    In any business school brochure, you’re bound to find some reference to “family.” Once you earn your degree, you’re a Tiger, Jackrabbit, or Horned Frog “for life.” Don’t kid yourself. Advancement offices … Read More

  • How an Admissions Officer Views an Application

    How an Admissions Officer Views an Application

    by on December 9th, 2014

    At the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, each MBA applicant is evaluated on four key criteria. We asked Leigh Gauthier, acting director of recruitment & admissions at Rotman, for a bit more … Read More