Articles by John Byrne

  • Stanford GSB: “We Don’t Want to Be The Graduate School of Entrepreneurship”

    Stanford GSB: “We Don’t Want to Be The Graduate School of Entrepreneurship”

    by on September 22nd, 2014

    It has been seven years since Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business launched a major overhaul of its MBA curriculum. The guinea-pig students who first experienced the changes were supposed to find … Read More

  • Wharton’s New Record GMAT Score

    Wharton’s New Record GMAT Score

    by on September 21st, 2014

    For the first time ever, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School is reporting an average GMAT score for its incoming class of MBAs that beats the Harvard Business School. In a Class of 2016 profile published … Read More

  • Need a Stanford MBA to Do a Dating App?

    Need a Stanford MBA to Do a Dating App?

    by on September 20th, 2014

    The estimated cost of an MBA for a single student who lives off campus at Stanford University is slightly more than $212,000. Add to that tidy sum the opportunity costs of quitting a job at Google that paid about $75,000 … Read More

  • HBS Tops ‘Laughing Stock’ MBA Ranking

    HBS Tops ‘Laughing Stock’ MBA Ranking

    by on September 19th, 2014

    Long known as the training ground for the corporate elite, Harvard Business School can now claim that it boasts the best MBA program in the world for entrepreneurs. For the first time ever, on Sept. 16 HBS came out on … Read More

  • FT Ranks MiM Degrees but Forgets the U.S.

    FT Ranks MiM Degrees but Forgets the U.S.

    by on September 18th, 2014

    As many as 50 business schools in the U.S. now offer an increasingly popular one-year degree called the Master’s In Management, but you won’t find any of them on the new ranking published on Sept. 15 by The Financial … Read More

  • IMD Buried $10K Fall in MBA Pay Last Year

    IMD Buried $10K Fall in MBA Pay Last Year

    by on September 17th, 2014

    IMD, the prestigious European business school in Lausanne, Switzerland, stopped reporting annual salary statistics only after suffering significant declines in the average pay and bonus of its MBA graduates last year, … Read More

  • Highly Rated Haas Lecturer Quits

    Highly Rated Haas Lecturer Quits

    by on September 16th, 2014

    One of the highest-rated faculty members at U.C. Berkeley’s Haas School of Business has quit, reportedly over an administrative “mess.” Reza Moazzami, formerly a lecturer teaching classes related to IT and … Read More

  • What Bank of America Seeks in MBA Hires

    What Bank of America Seeks in MBA Hires

    by on September 15th, 2014

    “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” That line from Charles Dickens could easily describe banking in recent years. To pessimists, belt tightening and slim margins are the new normal. “Caution” … Read More

  • U.S. News’ Big Rankings Goof

    U.S. News’ Big Rankings Goof

    by on September 14th, 2014

    Oops. U.S. News & World Report, which published its new undergraduate rankings yesterday, admitted it goofed in publishing incorrect rankings in a trio of key business specialties: accounting, entrepreneurship, and … Read More

  • Stanford ‘MBA’ Gets Nine Years in Jail

    Stanford ‘MBA’ Gets Nine Years in Jail

    by on September 13th, 2014

    Mathew Martoma, who was accepted and who graduated from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business in 2003, was sentenced to nine years in prison on Sept. 8 for his involvement in one of the largest … Read More

  • D-Day at Harvard Business School

    D-Day at Harvard Business School

    by on September 12th, 2014

    As if by wizardry, the deadline for early bird MBA applicants at Harvard Business School is here. It’s the earliest round one deadline at HBS ever and from all indications, this round will be a big one. It also opens … Read More

  • More Parents Paying for Their Kids’ MBAs

    More Parents Paying for Their Kids’ MBAs

    by on September 11th, 2014

    Remember being an undergrad? Back then, your parents were your guardian angels. They’d cover your textbook and insurance tabs. Chances are, they even donated the family beater for you to drive. If they lived close … Read More

  • Meet the Georgetown MBA Class of 2016

    Meet the Georgetown MBA Class of 2016

    by on September 10th, 2014

    What do you get when you combine a race car driver, a former Saturday Night Live intern and an Olympic weightlifting coach? The potential cast of a daytime sitcom and a portion of this year’s incoming class of MBA … Read More

  • How B-Schools Game the Rankings

    How B-Schools Game the Rankings

    by on September 9th, 2014

    This is an open letter to U.S. News editors from an admissions director of a prominent business school to improve the MBA world just a little bit by changing the wording on the U.S. News survey to be more exact, thus … Read More