Articles by John Byrne

  • An MBA in Less Than 400 Pages?

    An MBA in Less Than 400 Pages?

    by on April 22nd, 2014

    Can you really pack a two-year, $250,000-curriculum in a single book? Author and longtime Fortune columnist Stanley Bing sets out to do exactly that in The Curriculum: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Master of … Read More

  • B-School Deans’ White House Pow-Wow

    B-School Deans’ White House Pow-Wow

    by on April 21st, 2014

    On April 16, the deans of 14 prominent business schools gathered in the White House to discuss a rather thorny issue: the pay gap between male and female MBA graduates. The deans met with President Obama’s economic … Read More

  • Cornell’s $50 Million Innovation Challenge

    Cornell’s $50 Million Innovation Challenge

    by on April 20th, 2014

    Five Johnson Graduate School of Management alumni have committed to donating a total of $27 million to their alma mater. But 27 is a bit of an oddball number; it logically follows that these alumni have invited the … Read More

  • The Numbers Behind the Rankings

    The Numbers Behind the Rankings

    by on April 19th, 2014

    Dean Robert Bruner of the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business is an astute observer of graduate business education and the MBA game. In a recent post on his excellent blog, Bruner opined on the … Read More

  • 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