Articles by John Byrne

  • Kellogg Ups Video, Drops a Written Essay

    Kellogg Ups Video, Drops a Written Essay

    by on July 24th, 2014

    Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management is cutting out one written essay for MBA applicants this year but adding a second question to the video portion of its application. The changes will reduce the … Read More

  • MBA Jobs: Are Top B-Schools Fished Out?

    MBA Jobs: Are Top B-Schools Fished Out?

    by on July 23rd, 2014

    In the aftermath of the Great Recession, the MBA market has staged a fairly robust recovery, getting a little bit better year after year. But is demand from corporate recruiters now so high that the top schools are … Read More

  • Georgetown Down to One MBA Essay

    Georgetown Down to One MBA Essay

    by on July 22nd, 2014

    Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has moved to one incredibly simple MBA admissions essay question: “Why you?” McDonough is asking applicants to answer the question in 750 words, cutting about … Read More

  • MBAs Face No-Nonsense Hurdles at Fort Benning

    MBAs Face No-Nonsense Hurdles at Fort Benning

    by on July 21st, 2014

    Goizueta MBA students plan their strategy for an exercise at Fort Benning (Photo by Ann Borden). It’s not unusual for newbie MBAs at a business school to be tossed into a bootcamp for a day of team-building exercises. … Read More

  • The ‘Shockingly’ High Cost of an Academic Article: $400K

    The ‘Shockingly’ High Cost of an Academic Article: $400K

    by on July 20th, 2014

    For years, critics have bemoaned the waste and inefficiency of much of the scholarly research done by business school academics. Now they will have a piece of shocking data that will no doubt resurrect the long-simmering … Read More

  • The Trojan Horse Threat to B-Schools

    The Trojan Horse Threat to B-Schools

    by on July 19th, 2014

    A new analysis of technology’s impact on elite business schools asserts that MOOC courses are a “Trojan Horse” that can cause a massive disruption in an institution’s underlying business model. The report, the … Read More

  • Columbia Cuts Ribbon on New Startup Lab

    Columbia Cuts Ribbon on New Startup Lab

    by on July 18th, 2014

    On July 15, Columbia University officially opened the Columbia Startup Lab, a collaborative space in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood, with a press conference and evening gala. The lab provides subsidized workspaces … Read More

  • Can Half the Business Schools Really Go out of Business?

    Can Half the Business Schools Really Go out of Business?

    by on July 17th, 2014

    A few months ago, Richard Lyons stunned many when he boldly predicted that half of the business schools in the U.S. could be out of business in as little as five years or as many as ten. The dean of the University of … Read More

  • A Dean’s Career Advice to Young Women

    A Dean’s Career Advice to Young Women

    by on July 16th, 2014

    Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management Dean Sally Blount, the only female dean of a top-ranked business school, has some advice for young women—and it’s not what many would like to hear. In a brief yet … Read More

  • No Essay and No Waiting: What’s Not to Like?

    No Essay and No Waiting: What’s Not to Like?

    by on July 15th, 2014

    Shanti Elangovan didn’t plan on enrolling in business school. An elementary school teacher who’d earned masters degrees in education at Columbia University and public health at Boston University, Elangovan dreamed of … Read More

  • Why Millennials Go to Grad School

    Why Millennials Go to Grad School

    by on July 14th, 2014

    How do people decide whether they should go to graduate school? It’s possible to respond to that question with a bunch of vague answers, but there’s been little research on the subject—which is a bit strange, … Read More

  • What Deloitte Seeks in an MBA Hire

    What Deloitte Seeks in an MBA Hire

    by on July 13th, 2014

    There are two types of companies: Stepping stones and destinations. Clearly, Deloitte falls into the destination category. Ranked among the most desirable employers by MBAs, the company has something for everyone. … Read More

  • Dipak Jain Becomes a Dean Again

    Dipak Jain Becomes a Dean Again

    by on July 12th, 2014

    On July 7 Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University in Thailand named the former dean of two of the world’s best business schools its director. Dipak C. Jain, who had been dean of … Read More

  • MBA Success Stories: From Saudi Arabia to Social Enterprise at Babson

    MBA Success Stories: From Saudi Arabia to Social Enterprise at Babson

    by on July 11th, 2014

    Haifa AlHumaid is an unlikely rebel. Shy as a child, she’s now a poised and articulate young woman—hardly your standard renegade. But AlHumaid opted to embark on a path few females in her country would have ever … Read More