Articles by John Byrne

  • Business Schools’ MBA GateKeepers

    Business Schools’ MBA GateKeepers

    by on October 22nd, 2014

    Behind closed doors, they sit in judgment, grading applicants on different dimensions from academic brilliance, professional accomplishments, even character and personality. For every invitation offered by these … Read More

  • The Mantra Of New Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett

    The Mantra Of New Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett

    by on October 21st, 2014

    Geoffrey Garrett, the slim Aussie political economist who started July 1 as Wharton’s new dean, is on a media blitz. The Financial Times, breaking a Monday embargo on coverage, published its Della Bradshaw interview … Read More

  • Lots Of McKinseyites In New London Class

    Lots Of McKinseyites In New London Class

    by on October 20th, 2014

    London Business School said that its newly enrolled Class of 2016 is its largest and most diverse cohort to date. Some 411 students, 88% of which are from outside the United Kingdom representing 65 nationalities, started … Read More

  • Face Time Key To Hybrid MBA Battle

    Face Time Key To Hybrid MBA Battle

    by on October 19th, 2014

    Business schools have fought each other for students ever since Grok opened the Paleolithic Commerce Institute right next door to Trog’s well-established School for Counting Rocks. Eventually, the teaching and learning … Read More

  • Why These MBAs Are Keen On Tomatoes

    Why These MBAs Are Keen On Tomatoes

    by on October 18th, 2014

    Take a moment to think about a Harvard MBA graduate. Traditionally speaking, they probably end up working at McKinsey, Goldman Sachs, or Google. Now think about tomato paste. The two topics couldn’t have anything in … Read More

  • Where Top Schools Send Their MBAs

    Where Top Schools Send Their MBAs

    by on October 17th, 2014

    The conventional wisdom is that the highest salaries and bonuses for MBAs are paid by companies in financial services. And it’s true that schools that send substantial numbers of their graduates into investment … Read More

  • B-Schools Still Discount GMAT’s IR Section

    B-Schools Still Discount GMAT’s IR Section

    by on October 16th, 2014

    More than two years after the Graduate Management Admission Council (OfficialGMAT) added an integrated reasoning section to the GMAT, most business school admission officials are still uncertain about how to use the … Read More

  • IMD Says MBA Job Interviews up 40%

    IMD Says MBA Job Interviews up 40%

    by on October 15th, 2014

    In a webinar meant to allay concerns that IMD’s boutique MBA program is drifting, the director of the school’s MBA program said recently that job interviews with current students are up 40% over last year. Ralf … Read More

  • Paying It Forward for LGBT MBAs

    Paying It Forward for LGBT MBAs

    by on October 14th, 2014

    Three years ago, Drew Cekada walked into the annual Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA) conference in Boston on a whim. Cekada happened to be transitioning his career toward higher education consulting and wanted a degree to help … Read More

  • More Schools Say ‘No’ to The Economist

    More Schools Say ‘No’ to The Economist

    by on October 14th, 2014

    At least 17 business schools, including many highly prominent institutions, declined to participate in The Economist’s new 2014 ranking. The director of one highly ranked MBA program which pulled out of the ranking … Read More

  • Harvard MBAs Create a Youthful OpEd Site

    Harvard MBAs Create a Youthful OpEd Site

    by on October 13th, 2014

    Four globally focused Harvard Business School students including a former White House national security director have launched an international news and opinion website aimed at young professionals. The group say they … Read More

  • New Stanford Class Sets Several Records

    New Stanford Class Sets Several Records

    by on October 13th, 2014

    Four months after Harvard Business School released its preliminary Class of 2016 profile, Stanford’s Graduate School of Business finally got around to dishing out its stats on the latest incoming class of MBA … Read More

  • The Economist’s 2014 Winners & Losers

    The Economist’s 2014 Winners & Losers

    by on October 12th, 2014

    If anyone took The Economist’s global MBA ranking seriously, the dean and his staff, along with the students and the alumni of the University of Bath School of Management should be apoplectic on Oct. 9. In a single … Read More

  • Chicago Again Tops Economist Ranking

    Chicago Again Tops Economist Ranking

    by on October 11th, 2014

    For the fourth time in five years, the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business came out on top The Economist’s ranking of full-time MBA programs published on Oct. 9. But the bigger story in this latest list … Read More