MBA News Articles

  • US News Names 10 Most Expensive MBA Programs

    US News Names 10 Most Expensive MBA Programs

    by on August 27th, 2014

    In addition to its standard business school rankings released annually, US News and World Report occasionally releases a “short list” magnifying individual data points. Recently, the news magazine takes a … Read More

  • My Story: Founding a Startup at Oxford

    My Story: Founding a Startup at Oxford

    by on August 26th, 2014

    Etyan Lerba is a research fanatic. From cameras to running shoes, he scours the web, reviews specs, and learns the product jargon to make the most informed purchase possible. (A legacy, no doubt, of his four years with … Read More

  • 4 Ways to Use a Full-Time MBA for Career Change

    4 Ways to Use a Full-Time MBA for Career Change

    by on August 23rd, 2014

    Submitted by Aimee Akimoff, director of Recruitment, Atkinson Graduate School of Management, Willamette University. Making a career change and transitioning from “where you are to where you want to be” is an … Read More

  • How to Pay for an MBA: Maximize Monetary Benefits

    How to Pay for an MBA: Maximize Monetary Benefits

    by on August 22nd, 2014

    Why get an MBA? One of the major reasons is salary; an MBA puts you in a position to earn more. But in order to get the monetary benefits that stem from an MBA degree, you have to make an investment. The real question … Read More

  • Which B-Schools Produce the Highest Returns?

    Which B-Schools Produce the Highest Returns?

    by on August 21st, 2014

    Choosing a business school is much like picking an investment. You can spend big on a blue chip, looking to compound your money over the long-term. You can sift through discounts, hoping the value turns around over time. … Read More

  • For Sale: Successful HBS Applicant Essays

    For Sale: Successful HBS Applicant Essays

    by on August 20th, 2014

    When I was 12, I watched my dad tatto himself for four hours. I assumed this meant he was the toughest guy in the world. I quickly learned, however, that he was human, and nothing demonstrated this like our family’s … Read More

  • A Day in the Life of a Stanford First-Year MBA

    A Day in the Life of a Stanford First-Year MBA

    by on August 19th, 2014

    You don’t really know what it’s like until you get there. That’s certainly true of business school. Sure, you can meet with alumni and second years over coffee. And those encounters will give you a snapshot of MBA … Read More

  • PWC to Probe Bloch Rankings Scandal

    PWC to Probe Bloch Rankings Scandal

    by on August 18th, 2014

    The University of Missouri is calling in PricewaterhouseCoopers to investigate allegations that the former dean of the Henry W. Bloch School of Management engaged in unethical behavior to gain rankings publicity for the … Read More

  • Duke Drops Early MBA Job Report

    Duke Drops Early MBA Job Report

    by on August 17th, 2014

    Every late July or early August, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Management would ordinarily be one of the first of the top business schools to release employment data for its latest graduating class of MBAs. The … Read More

  • Ex-MIT Dean Pleads Guilty to Scam

    Ex-MIT Dean Pleads Guilty to Scam

    by on August 16th, 2014

    The former deputy dean of MIT’s business school and his son agreed to plead guilty on Aug. 12 to operating a $500 million hedge fund scam. Gabriel Bitran, 69, at one time a distinguished scholar in operations research … Read More

  • How Does Social Media Fit Into Your MBA Application Strategy?

    How Does Social Media Fit Into Your MBA Application Strategy?

    by on August 15th, 2014

    In the era of social media saturation, business school hopefuls have to think about more than just drafting memorable essays, nailing interviews and marketing themselves effectively during the MBA application … Read More

  • The Summer Beers MBAs Are Drinking

    The Summer Beers MBAs Are Drinking

    by on August 14th, 2014

    MBAs love a good beer. And I love engineering ways to make beer-drinking essential to my job. So asking MBAs what they liked to drink in the summertime seemed like a no-brainer. When we first reached out to various beer … Read More

  • The Most ‘Popular’ B-Schools Among MBAs

    The Most ‘Popular’ B-Schools Among MBAs

    by on August 13th, 2014

    How do you measure an MBA program’s popularity? Do you look at the front end, with the volume of applications and the caliber of GMATs and undergrad GPAs? Or, do you focus on back-end metrics like starting salaries, … Read More

  • Who Thinks Up Those MBA Essay Questions?

    Who Thinks Up Those MBA Essay Questions?

    by on August 12th, 2014

    With so many elite schools either reducing the number of required essays in recent years, or getting really creative with their prompts—raise your hand if you remember Berkeley Haas‘ “If you could choose … Read More