- Last week Wharton launched a new educational website geared towards high school students, Knowledge@Wharton High School. The site will teach high schoolers about business practices and keep them up-to-date with relevant business news. Wharton professors will also have a space on the site to post their lesson plans. The aim is to teach high school students "financial literacy," explains Roberta Shell, the managing director of the program. The website is the first of its kind among other top universities. (Source: "Wharton shares business savvy with high-schoolers," theDP.com)
- Another article about the Wharton School (this time from London's Times Higher Education) focuses on the changes the top b-school has made to increase its global footprint. The MBA program has established week-long modules that take students to places around the globe and that provide them with a first-hand look at global business issues. An emphasis on social impact is another key element to Wharton's recent curriculum overhaul and is further discussed in the article.
- Last but not least, BusinessWeek recently published an article about how to make the most of business school rankings, a subject that we at Accepted.com have discussed quite a bit (for example, see our free special report, MBA Rankings). According to the BW article, b-school applicants rely too heavily on the published rankings -- that is, the numbered position of each school on the list -- rather than the information that accompanies the rankings. Linda Abraham, CEO of Accepted.com, is quoted in the article saying, "Stop thinking of them as rankings of anything. They are collections of data and surveys. They are opinions." Later on in the article Linda advices applicants to use the information only in their preliminary school research and only alongside additional research like the programs' websites and conversations with students and alumni. Please read the BW article and the MBA Rankings special report for more information on how you should approach the rankings.
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