Articles by John Byrne

  • New Online MBA With 2nd Degree Option

    New Online MBA With 2nd Degree Option

    by on January 25th, 2015

    The online education movement keeps picking up steam. This past week, the class profile for the inaugural cohort of the MBA@Syracuse program at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management was announced. More … Read More

  • Tuck Prof Chosen New Dean of School

    Tuck Prof Chosen New Dean of School

    by on January 24th, 2015

    After an eight-month worldwide search for a new dean, Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business went with an inside candidate for the job on Jan. 22. Matthew J. Slaughter, who has taught at Tuck since 2002, has … Read More

  • Big Changes in FT Ranking Due Monday

    Big Changes in FT Ranking Due Monday

    by on January 23rd, 2015

    It’s that time of the year again when anticipation begins to build for the first of the annual MBA rankings in 2015. As usual, The Financial Times will weigh in first on Jan. 26th with its global ranking of the top 100 … Read More

  • An MBA Student Confronts a Tragedy

    An MBA Student Confronts a Tragedy

    by on January 22nd, 2015

    In early May 2012, life was good for Allison Hughes. She was happily married. She had a healthy young son and another due any day. And she was eight weeks into the MBA@UNC program through North Carolina’s … Read More

  • To Employers, a Perfect MBA Looks Like This

    To Employers, a Perfect MBA Looks Like This

    by on January 21st, 2015

    [Photo credits: Wikimedia Commons] What does the perfect MBA look like? It’s not the Six Million Dollar Man, or the Bionic Woman. Super-human strength is not required—but superlative communication skills are … Read More

  • Ex-CEO Gives $20 Million to Ross School

    Ex-CEO Gives $20 Million to Ross School

    by on January 20th, 2015

    It’s true there are some things money can’t buy. For a business school, an edge over the competition isn’t one of them. And when the area of business education in question is highlighted over and over by employers … Read More

  • The Magician Who Became an MBA

    The Magician Who Became an MBA

    by on January 19th, 2015

    It should have been an easy audience. But magician Jared Molton, now an MBA candidate at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, was about to see his meticulously crafted show completely undone. … Read More

  • IESE Celebrates a Big Birthday

    IESE Celebrates a Big Birthday

    by on January 18th, 2015

    The IESE Business School at the University of Navarra is over the hill. But like good whiskey, decision-making skills and vocabulary, IESE continues to get better with age—or at least consistent. The end of the 2014 … Read More

  • AACSB Names Former Prof as New Leader

    AACSB Names Former Prof as New Leader

    by on January 17th, 2015

    The largest accreditation body for business education, the AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), has named Tom Robinson its new President and CEO. Robinson will succeed John … Read More

  • MBA Interview Questions to Prepare for … and Ask!

    MBA Interview Questions to Prepare for … and Ask!

    by on January 17th, 2015

    “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” That’s a cliché, right? Sure is. And wasn’t that a tagline for dandruff shampoo? Guilty! But if you’ve ever flubbed an interview, it’s a lesson … Read More

  • What McKinsey Seeks in MBA Hires

    What McKinsey Seeks in MBA Hires

    by on January 16th, 2015

    It isn’t easy being number one. The competition is always gunning for you. And your critics never stop assailing you. And being on top of the prestige consulting game has been McKinsey & Company’s burden going on … Read More

  • McKinsey Partner Will Be New Darden Dean

    McKinsey Partner Will Be New Darden Dean

    by on January 15th, 2015

    The University of Virginia turned to a senior partner of McKinsey & Co. to be the new dean of the Darden School of Business. The university announced today (Jan. 8) that Scott C. Beardsley, who leads learning and … Read More

  • Highest & Lowest Paid MBAs of 2014

    Highest & Lowest Paid MBAs of 2014

    by on January 15th, 2015

    What’s the upper limit on MBA pay, the biggest number an MBA from a top business school could command in today’s marketplace? The high end for base salary alone can be nearly three times the median at some schools, … Read More

  • MBAs Abroad: The New Normal?

    MBAs Abroad: The New Normal?

    by on January 14th, 2015

    Being an elite MBA graduate who has gone abroad makes you look distinct—well, for now, at least. Soon, it might be obligatory. With employers increasingly coveting applicants who’ve checked that box, Michigan Ross … Read More