MBA News Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Unusually High Admissions Rate at UNC Kenan-Flagler

    Unusually High Admissions Rate at UNC Kenan-Flagler

    by on April 13th, 2014

    While we often hear about the extremely low acceptance rates at MBA programs at Harvard Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Business—11% and 7%, respectively—we don’t often discuss the cases on the … Read More

  • Martoma: a Lesson for MBA Applicants on Owning Up to Mistakes

    Martoma: a Lesson for MBA Applicants on Owning Up to Mistakes

    by on April 12th, 2014

    Earlier this month, Stanford Graduate School of Business made the unprecedented move of nullifying the MBA degree of Mathew Martoma, the SAC Capital Advisors LP employee convicted of insider trading. For those … 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

  • Notre Dame Undergrad Biz No. 1 Again

    Notre Dame Undergrad Biz No. 1 Again

    by on April 9th, 2014

    For the fifth straight year, the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business won the top spot on Bloomberg  Businessweek’s ninth annual ranking of the best U.S. undergraduate business schools. The … Read More

  • B-School Opens Doors to Entrepreneurship, New Survey Shows

    B-School Opens Doors to Entrepreneurship, New Survey Shows

    by on April 8th, 2014

    More than 1 in 10 business school alumni are self-employed, and the longer they’ve been out of business school the more likely they are to have taken an entrepreneurial career path, says a worldwide survey of … Read More