Articles by John Byrne

  • Michigan State’s B-School Dean Jumps to St. Thomas

    Michigan State’s B-School Dean Jumps to St. Thomas

    by on April 18th, 2014

    For Stephanie Lenway, it’s something of a coming home party. Lenway, business dean at Michigan State University, will become dean of the Opus College of Business and hold the Opus Distinguished Chair at the University … Read More

  • What B-School Culture Do You Want?

    What B-School Culture Do You Want?

    by on April 18th, 2014

    Prospective students in graduate management programs tend to prefer collaborative and casual school cultures that are more teaching oriented and emphasize critical discussion in the classroom. That’s according to a new … Read More

  • Darden Dean to Give Up Job in 2015

    Darden Dean to Give Up Job in 2015

    by on April 17th, 2014

    The University of Virginia announced on April 14 that Dean Robert F. Bruner will return to the faculty of the Darden School of Business upon the completion of his second term in 2015. Bruner, who was named the … Read More

  • Can You Answer These Questions to Get into HBS’ New Online Program?

    Can You Answer These Questions to Get into HBS’ New Online Program?

    by on April 17th, 2014

    Harvard Business School is asking applicants to its inaugural online program in business basics one essay question along with five multiple-choice questions as part of its application which went online on April 9. … Read More

  • How to Improve Robert Shiller’s MOOC

    How to Improve Robert Shiller’s MOOC

    by on April 16th, 2014

    I’ve taken about a dozen business MOOCs so far as part of my effort to construct the equivalent of an MBA, for free. I’m always on the lookout for new courses, and I was excited when Coursera released Financial … Read More

  • Why Clubs Should Factor Into Your B-School Decision

    Why Clubs Should Factor Into Your B-School Decision

    by on April 16th, 2014

    In April 2013, when Brandon Meloche arrived at the University of Michigan’s Ross School for Go Blue Rendezvous, a “sell” weekend for prospective students, he knew two things: He wanted to go to Ross, and he wanted … Read More

  • Khan Academy Founder Will Be HBS Class Day Speaker

    Khan Academy Founder Will Be HBS Class Day Speaker

    by on April 15th, 2014

    Harvard Business School announced that Khan Academy Founder Salman (Sal) Khan will give the Class Day keynote address to the Class of 2014 on Wed., May 28, as part of a student-led ceremony held the day before Harvard … Read More

  • 2012 BusinessWeek Corrected MBA Ranking

    2012 BusinessWeek Corrected MBA Ranking

    by on April 15th, 2014

    Because of an error in calculating its 2012 ranking, Bloomberg BusinessWeek had to publish a correction that led to numerous changes largely in the intellectual capital portion of it list. Here is the corrected 2012 … Read More

  • Veteran Prof Gets Georgia Deanship

    Veteran Prof Gets Georgia Deanship

    by on April 14th, 2014

    After a 15-month national search assisted by Korn/Ferry International and seven publicly named finalists, the University of Georgia made something of a surprise decision in choosing a veteran insider as its new dean for … Read More

  • Plunge in Interest in Two-Year MBAs

    Plunge in Interest in Two-Year MBAs

    by on April 14th, 2014

    Interest among GMAT test takers in applying to two-year MBA programs took a precipitous nose dive last year to one of the lowest levels in many years, according to newly acquired data from the Graduate Management … Read More

  • Showing Gratitude: HBS Students Say ‘Thank You’

    Showing Gratitude: HBS Students Say ‘Thank You’

    by on April 13th, 2014

    We’ve seen a lot of MBA student-made videos over the years, from skits at Follies Shows to Christmas greetings. But we have never seen one that simply says “thank you” to the hundreds of people who make those two … Read More

  • What It’s Like to Get a ‘Yes!’ from a Top B-School

    What It’s Like to Get a ‘Yes!’ from a Top B-School

    by on April 12th, 2014

    Mary Ellen Lamb, Wharton’s deputy vice dean for admissions, says this video “gives me goose bumps every time” she sees it. Well, we understand why. With the kind of production values that would please Martin … Read More

  • How Recruiters Rank the Best B-Schools

    How Recruiters Rank the Best B-Schools

    by on April 11th, 2014

    What do recruiters want from a prospective MBA? Bet you can rattle off a list. You can start with soft skills, cultural understanding, and leadership. Then, tack on entrepreneurial spirit, technical aptitude, and … Read More

  • Can a Sub-700 GMAT Take You Out?

    Can a Sub-700 GMAT Take You Out?

    by on April 10th, 2014

    In this exclusive column for Poets&Quants, Fortuna admission consultants look at some of the myths that surround the MBA admissions process—and how schools evaluate candidates. So if you have ever asked yourself … Read More