Articles by John Byrne

  • Wharton Remains No. 1 in Research Rankings

    Wharton Remains No. 1 in Research Rankings

    by on February 26th, 2015

    For business school administrators in the U.S., the U.S. News rankings are the academic equivalent to the Super Bowl. It is a winner-takes-all event where the movers gain prestige, gain pats on the back, and can see … Read More

  • Bloch Rankings Scandal Claims Another Prof

    Bloch Rankings Scandal Claims Another Prof

    by on February 25th, 2015

    Another day, another fall from grace. The rankings scandal at the Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is taking a severe toll on the school’s entrepreneurship program. Professor John … Read More

  • Schools Report Heavier MBA Recruiting

    Schools Report Heavier MBA Recruiting

    by on February 24th, 2015

    Nobody goes to business school for the reason George Mallory cited for climbing Everest: because it’s there. People get MBAs to advance their careers, and although increasing numbers use the education to launch … Read More

  • MBA Applications Way Up at Yale, Ross

    MBA Applications Way Up at Yale, Ross

    by on February 23rd, 2015

    While it’s too early to tell for sure, it looks like applications to the best full-time MBA programs will be up again this year. Yale School of Management says its unofficial numbers show a 36% increase in Round 2 … Read More

  • A Conscious Capitalist’s Vision for B-School

    A Conscious Capitalist’s Vision for B-School

    by on February 22nd, 2015

    In business schools across the U.S., students are increasingly demanding education in social enterprise. And institutions are responding with an ever-broadening array of courses, contests, and programs designed to allow … Read More

  • London Incubator Fuels European Silicon Valley

    London Incubator Fuels European Silicon Valley

    by on February 21st, 2015

    In 2010, two events occurred in London that fueled entrepreneurship. First, the U.K. government founded “Tech City.” The tech hub, also known as Silicon Roundabout, is a publicly funded organization focused on … Read More

  • The MBA Behind That Teenie Weenie SI Bikini

    The MBA Behind That Teenie Weenie SI Bikini

    by on February 20th, 2015

    Enrique Sanchez-Rivera was born to be an entrepreneur, even if he had to get an MBA to figure out how to best run a company. Scrappy business tactics were instilled in him from a young age. The Colombia native’s … Read More

  • You Won’t Believe Who HBS Just Rejected

    You Won’t Believe Who HBS Just Rejected

    by on February 19th, 2015

    At the most elite levels, admissions can be remarkably cruel and impersonal process. The talent pool for any top MBA program is so deep and rich in outstanding candidates who at first glance seem like shoo-in. Yet, they … Read More

  • Bloch School Prof Resigns Amid Scandal

    Bloch School Prof Resigns Amid Scandal

    by on February 18th, 2015

    In the four years since the Bloch School of Management started feeding flawed data to The Princeton Review, professor Michael Song raked in $1.6 million in salary. That substantial income—Song was the … Read More

  • Ranking Top MBA Programs by ‘Credit Ratings’: Is Your School A+?

    Ranking Top MBA Programs by ‘Credit Ratings’: Is Your School A+?

    by on February 17th, 2015

    For years, a number of business school deans have urged organizations that rank their MBA programs to do so in groups or tiers, rather than with numerical ranks. The underlying assumption is that many schools are so … Read More

  • Wharton Using MOOCs to Recruit MBAs

    Wharton Using MOOCs to Recruit MBAs

    by on February 16th, 2015

    On Feb 11, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School began using its suite of MOOC courses in business fundamentals as a recruiting tool for MBA applicants. The school said that it will now bundle four core … Read More

  • Kelley Launches Online Startup Degree

    Kelley Launches Online Startup Degree

    by on February 15th, 2015

    Not everyone wants to be Elon Musk or Steve Jobs, although looking at the rate of growth in entrepreneurship education in U.S. business schools, it may appear that way. But putting entrepreneurial skills to work in … Read More

  • A Historic Gathering of Female B-School Deans Tackles Gender Inequality

    A Historic Gathering of Female B-School Deans Tackles Gender Inequality

    by on February 14th, 2015

    Power in numbers: (Rear, L-R): Scheller dean Maryam Alavi, Tippie dean Sarah Gardial, Goizueta dean Erika James, George Washinton dean Linda Livingstone, Kellogg dean Sally Blount, and Kelley dean Idalene Kesner; (Front, … Read More

  • Cornell Revamps Its Two-Year MBA Program

    Cornell Revamps Its Two-Year MBA Program

    by on February 13th, 2015

    Despite all the silly criticism about how the MBA needs to change and adapt to a new and different world, every business school is continuing to evolve what is taught in an MBA program and how it is taught. Perhaps more … Read More