MBA Admissions News Round Up

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  • Can social entrepreneurs resolve thousands of years of conflict between Muslims and Jews? A Financial Times article, "Building bridges," reports on a new program funded by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation and co-sponsored by Cambridge University and Columbia Business School that sets out to unite Jews and Muslims through social entrepreneurship. The program, which is currently in its second year, brings 24 Jewish and Muslim social entrepreneurs together for two weeks of intensive study at Columbia Business School. Social business workshops are taught by Columbia professors and cover such topics as how to draft a marketing plan and how to raise venture capital. The Cambridge faculty offers lessons on the Arab-Israeli conflict and modern Jewish-Muslim relations. According to Bruce Kogut, professor of ethics and leadership at Columbia Business School and director of the new program, "The hope is that these people with different backgrounds will form a community after the program. But to do that, they need to have an understanding of historical moments when things worked well and to know what's happening now."
  • An increasing number of foreign students are considering Canada's business schools lately, due to the country's economic performance during the recession. According to a CTV News article, "Canada bucks trend of falling MBA applications," applications are up about 10% at Canada's MBA and EMBA programs, much of the increase attributed to foreign students who are attracted to country's strong economy, international marketing campaigns, growing focus on multiculturalism, and a government program that enables foreign students to work in Canada for up to three years after completing their MBAs. Top MBA programs in Canada include York University's Schulich School of Business.
  • USA Today published Princeton Review's ranking of the top 25 best undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship programs. We'll list here the top ten for each category:

Top 10 Undergraduate Programs for Entrepreneurs

  1. University of Houston
  2. Baylor University
  3. Babson College
  4. Brigham Young University
  5. University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  6. University of Dayton
  7. Syracuse University
  8. University of Notre Dame
  9. Washington University, Saint Louis
  10. DePaul University, Chicago

Top 10 Graduate Programs for Entrepreneurs

    1. Babson College
    2. University of Chicago
    3. University of Michigan
    4. Brigham Young University
    5. University of Arizona
    6. Rice University
    7. University of Virginia
    8. Stanford University
    9. University of Texas (Austin)
    10. Washington University, St. Louis

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