Posts Tagged ‘Financial Times’

MBA Admissions News and a Little College, Too

By - Jul 12, 12:59 PM   Comments [0]

Top European b-schools continue making the same mistake: First, in 2008 London Business School ousted their new dean, Robin Buchanan, for being too much of a businessman and not enough of an academic dean. Now IMD's president, John Wells, is stepping down due to similar...

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Catch Up on College and MBA Admissions News with a Round Up!

By - Feb 23, 12:07 PM   Comments [0]

According to the Financial Times article "MBA degrees more popular than ever," the financial crisis seems to have barely affected the opinions of prospective MBA students. More than 80% of the 723 students surveyed reported that "they were inclined to think of the degree in...

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FT Global Rankings: Expansionist Dreamers

By - Feb 17, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

B-schools are no longer content staying on home soil, reports the Financial Times in a supplementary article to their recent Global MBA Rankings. The latest expansionist trend is to extend the traditional four-walled classroom overseas. Harvard Business School used to pride itself on its steadfast commitment...

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EMBAs Express Satisfaction

By - Feb 16, 03:00 AM   Comments [0]

The EMBA Council conducted a survey, which shows that 97% of Executive MBA graduates thought that their EMBA programs reached or exceeded their expectations and improved their careers, reports the Financial Times in "EMBAs deliver real benefits.” The survey was completed by 3,348 EMBA graduates of...

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Another College and MBA Admissions Round Up

By - Jan 22, 02:21 AM   Comments [0]

Here are some news tidbits from last week: BusinessWeek reported some good news last week regarding the job market, particularly for new college graduates. The National Association of Colleges and Employers reported a turnaround in college hiring. Surveys show that the recent economic recession hit college...

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A College and MBA Admissions News Round Up

By - Jan 8, 10:10 AM   Comments [0]

The New Year heralds a new MBA round up! Let's see what's been going on in the world of college and MBA admissions so far in 2010: The Wall Street Journal discusses Cambridge University's potential decision to issue bonds in an effort to raise more than...

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Are MBA Programs Breeding Inconsiderate Students and Graduates?

By - Jan 6, 00:02 AM   Comments [0]

This is a question asked by many when considering the role b-schools play in the global financial crisis. B-schools all over the US and Europe are being criticized for focusing too much on making money and not focusing enough on, what the Financial Times UK...

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Rankings (Part 5 of 5): 8 Flaws in Rankings

By - Apr 23, 10:43 AM   Comments [0]

How NOT to use the rankings Don’t give them too much importance. Don’t replace research and self-reflection with school ranking to determine where you apply or attend. Using them mindlessly could contribute to an expensive, time-consuming mistake. Blinding yourself to the rankings’ flaws leads to poor decisions....

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How Should You Use Rankings? (Part 3 of 5)

By - Apr 21, 12:00 PM   Comments [0]

How should you use the rankings? For initial research and data mining. And maybe a little reputation checking if you are lucky enough to receive multiple acceptances. First for that initial research: Let’s say you are looking into the schools you will apply to. You recognize...

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The Rankings (Part 1)

By - Apr 16, 12:31 PM   Comments [0]

US News is publishing its much-watched, much-maligned annual ranking of graduate programs by April 23. I have developed several posts on rankings, what they are, what they aren't, and how to use them. I will post them over the next several days. Ahh, those rankings. Hated...

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