Articles by John Byrne

  • What Amazon Seeks in an MBA Hire

    What Amazon Seeks in an MBA Hire

    by on March 23rd, 2015

    More…Better…Faster…Cheaper…Easier Every company recites this mantra. But how many really live up to it? Chances are, one company readily springs to mind—Amazon. For many, Amazon conjures up images of … Read More

  • PE: The Most Sought-After MBA Jobs

    PE: The Most Sought-After MBA Jobs

    by on March 21st, 2015

    American economist Thomas Sowell put it best: “The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it.” And scarcity is one of the reasons why MBA jobs in … Read More

  • What Business School Is Really Like

    What Business School Is Really Like

    by on March 20th, 2015

    “So what’s it really like?” We’re all curious when we meet someone who’s been where we want to go. We’ll ask, “Did you do this?” “Any advice on that?” “Is it worth it in the end?” Sure, we want to … Read More

  • U.S. Business Schools Confident They’re Best

    U.S. Business Schools Confident They’re Best

    by on March 19th, 2015

    Oxford University in the U.K. It’s a provocative question, and the answer inevitably varies depending on who answers it. Yet, in a new survey of more than 200 admission officers at the top U.S. schools, the answer may … Read More

  • The Future of B-School: An Interview with Florida Dean John Kraft

    The Future of B-School: An Interview with Florida Dean John Kraft

    by on March 18th, 2015

    Remember the good ol’ days of MBA education? Back then, you couldn’t stream classes or chat with classmates online. Distance learning involved receiving DVDs and assignments by mail. Schools differentiated themselves … Read More

  • C-Suite, Entrepreneurs Surprisingly Alike

    C-Suite, Entrepreneurs Surprisingly Alike

    by on March 16th, 2015

    If you hear how they talk about each other, you might buy into that view. To CEOs, entrepreneurs often mistake passion for ego. They skip steps and fudge fundamentals to finish first fast. At the same time, many … Read More

  • Getting an MBA in China: An American in Shanghai

    Getting an MBA in China: An American in Shanghai

    by on March 15th, 2015

    Why did the MBA student cross the Pacific? Hint: it wasn’t just to get to the other side. Kevin Shimota, a former supply chain manager for Boeing in Seattle, is now in Shanghai almost halfway through his 18-month MBA, … Read More

  • Admission Error Could Occur Anywhere: Expert

    Admission Error Could Occur Anywhere: Expert

    by on March 14th, 2015

    Imagine: you’re reading your acceptance notice from the MBA program at the top of your application list. You have reason to rejoice! You call your family. You call your friends. You go outside and shout, “Hooray, … Read More

  • America’s Most Innovative Tech Hubs

    America’s Most Innovative Tech Hubs

    by on March 13th, 2015

    For an aspiring entrepreneur, the Bay Area could be described as the “promised land.” Between tech-savvy partners, shrewd angel investors, blossoming incubators, and business-friendly educational institutions, you … Read More

  • Donation to Expand Social Enterprise at Columbia

    Donation to Expand Social Enterprise at Columbia

    by on March 12th, 2015

    New York City is more than bagels, baseball and endless nights. Likewise, the NYC microcosm of business is increasingly more than finance and consulting. Accordingly, Columbia Business School (CBS) has announced that it … Read More

  • What MBA Grads Made in 2014 & 2015 Could Be the Best Ever

    What MBA Grads Made in 2014 & 2015 Could Be the Best Ever

    by on March 11th, 2015

    For MBA students who decided to go to business school over the past five years, it’s been an amazing time, rich with career opportunities and increasingly handsome pay. If anything, the value of the MBA itself has been … Read More

  • The Pre-MBA Summer Networking Jaunt

    The Pre-MBA Summer Networking Jaunt

    by on March 10th, 2015

    Have an extra week with nothing going on this summer? Perhaps a couple thousand dollars you don’t know what to do with? Planning on attending a top b-school in the fall? If you can answer yes to all three of these … Read More

  • An UnHeavenly Match: Love & an MBA

    An UnHeavenly Match: Love & an MBA

    by on March 9th, 2015

    The conventional wisdom on love at business school is pretty negative. A few years ago, when a writer interviewed a crop of business students to come up with the eight laws of MBA dating, the very first dictum was … Read More

  • The Future of B-School: An Interview with Dean François Ortalo-Magné

    The Future of B-School: An Interview with Dean François Ortalo-Magné

    by on March 7th, 2015

    You spend two years consuming case studies and running projects. You absorb the best practices, mastering the mechanics of various industries and specialties. When your dean delivers his graduation address, you’ll … Read More