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GMAC® Helps Students Find the Right Business School | gmac.com
12/5/2013 6:00:00 AM
GMAC Press Release | December 5, 2013
The mba.com website has been redesigned, featuring a School Finder with updated data on nearly 6,000 busines and management programs.
Many 40-plus executives go in for MBA to fast-track their career | Economic Times, India
11/28/2013 7:00:00 AM
Economic Times, India | November 28, 2013
Although the overwhelming majority of MBA students are in their 20s, there has been a steady trickle of senior executives enrolling to fast-track their careers.
‘Reflect’ to assess your personal & professional ‘Soft Skills’ for success at workplace | Shiksha.com, India
11/27/2013 7:00:00 AM
Shiksha.com, India | November 27, 2013
In a Q&A, GMAC's Andrew Martelli explains why soft skills are important and how Reflect by GMAC helps business schools and students develop them
Unicorns and MBAs | Huffington Post
11/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Huffington Post | November 25, 2013
Following up on a recent analysis of “unicorns,” or companies under 10 years old worth more than US$1 billion, blogger Jeff Bussgang of Flybridge Capital Partners finds that 33 percent of the unicorns have at least one founding member with an MBA and 82 percent had at least one founding member or current executive team member with an MBA.
The Alsop Perspective | Graduate Management News
11/19/2013 7:00:00 AM
Graduate Management News/gmac.com | November 19, 2013
Africa is growing and needs to grow management talent to keep up, says Ronald Sibert, GMAC’s director of business development in Africa. Also in Graduate Management News: GMAC is relaunching a redesigned mba.com; Amy Orlov discusses an important new book on focus; VirBELA, the virtual education and simulation environment at UC-San Diego Rady School of Management, launched with a business simulation competition; and during Global Entrepreneurship Week, GMAC offers plenty of resources on entrepreneurship at b-school.
The long journey to reach gender equity | ft.com
11/19/2013 4:30:00 AM
ft.com | November 19, 2013
An MBA can boost earning potential and open up a broad range of opportunities for women, writes Elissa Ellis Sangster, executive director of the Forté Foundation. She cites GMAC salary data.
MBA Employment: A Whopping 95% | Poets and Quants
11/18/2013 6:00:00 AM
(Poets and Quants, November 18, 2013)
New GMAC data show 95 percent of US citizens in the business school class of 2013 were employed as of September, up from 87 percent five years ago. Early coverage of the Data to Go brief, released Tuesday, includes Graduate Management News; Bloomberg Businessweek.com, which features GMAC’s graphic; Sina.com.cn (Chinese language); and the Times of India, which quotes GMAC’s Gregg Schoenfeld.
Business Schools at the Forefront of LGBT Inclusion | Huffington Post
11/14/2013 7:00:00 AM
Huffington Post | November 14, 2013
The University of Michigan Ross School of Business is leading the MBA Ally Challenge, a year-long competition among the student bodies of 12 top US business schools to build an LGBT-inclusive campus culture, writes Joanne Sprague, CEO of the sponsor, FriendFactor.
GMAC 构建商科课程全方位测评 | Global Times, China
11/11/2013 7:00:00 AM
Global Times, China | November 11, 2013
In an interview with Global Times in China, GMAC CEO Dave Wilson said GMAC will continue to work with Chinese business schools to jointly promote Chinese business education and talent development. (Google Translate version.)
Master in Management's popularity rises in the east | ft.com
11/10/2013 3:30:00 AM
ft.com | November 10, 2013
Bridging the gap between an undergraduate degree and the MBA is the pre-experience masters in management degree, a qualification that is becoming increasingly popular in the east, notes Roland Siegers, executive director of CEMS – the Global Alliance in Management Education. GMAT score-sending data are cited.
Profit not the only motive among today's business school students – social concerns on their minds | Globe and Mail, Canada
11/8/2013 6:30:00 AM
Globe and Mail, Canada | November 8, 2013
Business schools are meeting student demand for an MBA education that incorporates social responsibility.
VirBELA Global Business Simulation Competition Winners Named | GMAC News Center
11/7/2013 7:00:00 AM
GMAC News Center | November 7, 2013
VirBELA, the 3D virtual world built by the University of California-San Diego Rady School of Management and funded by the GMAC MET Fund, kicked off with a competition in which a team with students from India, Singapore, Japan, and the UK won the top prize of US$28,000. Also: a video and Poets and Quants coverage of the competition.
GMAC CEO Visits CEIBS | CEIBS Bulletin
11/4/2013 7:30:00 AM
CEIBS Bulletin | China, October 25, 2013
Dave Wilson and Sangeet Chowfla led a six-member GMAC delegation on a visit to the CEIBS Shanghai campus, where they were greeted by CEIBS President Zhu Xiaoming and other top officials. (Google English translation)
Asian recruiters tie the knot with Europe’s top MBA graduates | ft.com
11/4/2013 7:00:00 AM
ft.com, metered paywall | November 4, 2013
London Business School, HEC Paris, IESE, IMD and the Rotterdam School of Management hosted a career fair for companies that want to recruit MBA and finance students to work in Asia.
Innovation Imperative: Change Everything | NYTimes.com
11/1/2013 7:30:00 AM
Education Life, NYTimes.com, metered paywalll | November 1, 2013
Online learning is disrupting traditional higher education, and those who truly innovate, rather than merely incorporate new technology, will succeed, write Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen and Michael Horn, executive director of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation.
Provide a Real World Education from Experts in the Field | ft.com
11/1/2013 7:00:00 AM
ft.com, metered paywall | November 3, 2013
Today’s business schools need to know when to act like corporations and when to act like schools, writes John Beck, president of North Star Leadership Group and author of Good vs. Good: Why the 8 Great Goods Are Behind Every Good (and Bad) Decision.
The Future of Business School | The Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU radio
10/24/2013 7:30:00 AM
The Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU radio | October 24, 2013
The co-editor of GMAC's recent book, Disrupt or Be Disrupted, Brooks Holtom at Georgetown McDonough School of Business, talks about growth as well as challenges facing business education globally, with Alex Triantis, dean of the University of Maryland Smith School of Business, and Melissa Korn of the Wall Street Journal. Audio is available, as is the show's transcript.
International students are using the Canadian MBA as a portal to international business | National Post, Canada
10/23/2013 8:00:00 AM
National Post, Canada | October 28, 2013
The number of international graduate students coming to Canada to study business has nearly doubled since 2000 to more than 4,000 a year. Related stories explore the pros and cons of studying abroad for Canadian MBA students, Canada's underutilized multicultural MBA talent, and the need for Canadian business students and managers to understand global markets.
Design Classes Help MBAs Think Outside the Box | usnews.com
10/23/2013 7:30:00 AM
usnews.com | October 28, 2013
Design classes help MBA candidates expand their thinking about how products are created and marketed as well as learn about team building, often while learning new skills from nonbusiness students.
Emerging markets necessitate a rethink of business education | ft.com
10/23/2013 7:00:00 AM
ft.com | October 29, 2013
How business works in emerging markets needs to be a bigger focus for business schools, writes Mike Bastin, a visiting professor at China’s University of International Business and Economics and senior lecturer at Southampton Solent’s School of Business.
Second MBA Program For African Social Entrepreneurs Launches In Ghana | ModernGhana.com
10/21/2013 7:30:00 AM
ModernGhana.com | October 17, 2013
The Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore-ALTIS and the Catholic Institute of Business and Technology of Accra, Ghana, are launching a 15-month EMBA program for social entrepreneurs in Accra. It and a similar program in Kenya are funded by the GMAC Management Education for Tomorrow Fund through the Ideas to Innovation Challenge.
Degrees East | Discovery Magazine/Cathay Pacific
10/21/2013 7:00:00 AM
Discovery Magazine/Cathay Pacific | October 1, 2013
Joint executive MBA programs with Western and Chinese schools are the most highly regarded in the world. GMAC's Dave Wilson is quoted.
The lure of London | FT.com, metered paywall
10/21/2013 6:30:00 AM
FT.com, metered paywall | October 21, 2013
London is a hot spot for EMBA programs. GMAC’s Julia Tyler as well as London Business School’s Dina Dommett, GMAC board chair, are quoted.
Social Responsibility and M.B.A.'s | International Herald Tribune/NYTimes.com, metered paywall
10/20/2013 7:00:00 AM
International Herald Tribune/NYTimes.com, metered paywall | October 20, 2013
Students and employers have started to demand that business educators pay more attention to long-term social and ethical sustainability. Oxford Said, ESADE, and Copenhagen Business School are referenced.
GMAT Takers To Get IR Scores Immediately | Poets and Quants
10/17/2013 7:00:00 AM
Poets and Quants | October 11, 2013
Unofficial GMAT score reports provided to test takers right after they take the test now include Integrated Reasoning scores, and most test takers are getting Official Score Reports in five or six days. There’s more coverage in IndiaEduNews.com.
Employers Still in Love With MBAs | Global Focus, EFMD
10/15/2013 7:00:00 AM
Global Focus, EFMD | October 15, 2013
Management education is increasingly valued by companies worldwide, according to the 2013 Corporate Recruiters Survey, report EFMD's Christophe Lejeune and GMAC's Michelle Sparkman Renz.
Schools Increase Efforts to Attract More Women to Business Programs | DiverseEducation.com
10/14/2013 7:00:00 AM
DiverseEducation.com | October 14, 2013
Business schools are focusing as never before on attracting more female students. And in US News, business school deans are pushing specific tactics to their female students to encourage engagement in all facets of the experience. In both stories, GMAC's Application Trends Survey is cited.
Change Management | The Economist
10/12/2013 7:00:00 AM
The Economist | October 12, 2013
The MBA is being transformed, for better and worse.
An MBA for everything: For a career that plays to what you hold dear | The Independent, UK
10/9/2013 7:00:00 AM
The Independent, UK | October 9, 2013
Specialist MBAs offers the opportunity to focus on diverse areas including aerospace, music, Islamic banking, real estate, and construction. GMAC's Jane Delbene is quoted.
MBA graduates face challenge of coupling entrepreneurial ambition with strategic timing | Financial Post, Canada
10/2/2013 8:00:00 AM
Financial Post, Canada | October 2, 2013
Business schools are providing more entrepreneurship offerings to meet student demand, but the question of whether to launch a start-up immediately after graduation or work for an employer first has different answers depending on the situation.
This slowdown, B-schools bet big on executive education | Business Standard, India
10/2/2013 7:30:00 AM
Business Standard, India | October 2, 2013
With interest in MBA programs down, business schools are working with companies to launch custom management development programs.
Business Majors: The Kids Are Alright | Bloomberg Businessweek.com
10/2/2013 7:00:00 AM
Bloomberg Businessweek.com | October 2, 2013
Intended business majors have low average scores on the SAT and undergraduate majors have low average scores on the GMAT exam, but Dan Black praises the quality of business majors he sees as head of campus recruiting in the Americas for Ernst & Young.
2013 Top Product Winner: Reflect by GMAC powered by Hogan | Human Resource Executive magazine
10/1/2013 7:00:00 AM
Human Resource Executive magazine | October 1, 2013
Reflect by GMAC has been named a Top HR Product of 2013 by Human Resource Executive magazine. A joint media release by GMAC and Hogan Assessments notes that the companies will be honored at the HR Technology Conference & Expo Monday in Las Vegas.
Despite a rise in demand for MBAs, not all business schools are enrolling more students | Washington Post Capital Business
9/29/2013 7:00:00 AM
Washington Post Capital Business | September 29, 2013
Although GMAC’s Applications Trends Survey finds applications to full-time MBA programs starting to rebound, it’s a mixed picture for Washington area schools. There’s more survey coverage in the International Herald-Tribune, Canada’s Globe and Mail (second brief), and Utah’s Deseret News.
UN initiative launches anti-corruption kit for schools | ft.com, metered paywall
9/26/2013 7:00:00 AM
ft.com, metered paywall | September 26, 2013
The United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education initiative has launched an “anti-corruption tool kit” to help business schools build programs that educate students on the dangers of corruption and how to avoid it.
Executive Education Guide: Business schools in the region extend choice | MEED.com, Middle East
9/25/2013 7:00:00 AM
MEED.com, Middle East | September 25, 2013
Demand for MBA and EMBA programs in the Middle East is growing. GMAT data from GMAC’s Geographic Trend Reports are cited. Meanwhile, in Africa: PricewaterhouseCoopers plans to open a business school in Ghana.
A Back To School Special: M.B.A. Applications on the Rise | Corporate Intelligence blog, wsj.com
9/24/2013 7:00:00 AM
Corporate Intelligence blog, wsj.com | September 24, 2013
Interest in full-time MBA programs is heating up as demand for part-time MBAs is cooling off, GMAC’s 2013 Application Trends Survey finds. Michelle Sparkman Renz is quoted. The survey, released Tuesday, has received coverage around the world, including The Australian, multiple articles in the Times of India (on Indian and Chinese students, EMBA programs, and financing); Edu India News; Indian Radio; Economic Times (India); CNBC; The Chronicle of Higher Education; Inside Higher Ed; Poets and Quants; and Poets and Quants for Execs.
A Dean's Case For International Students | Poets and Quants
9/20/2013 7:00:00 AM
Poets and Quants | September 20, 2013
Robert Bruner, dean of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, says accepting more international students is good for US business schools, US students, international students, and society.
Race for talent is on at business schools | Recruiter.co.uk
9/15/2013 7:30:00 AM
Recruiter.co.uk | September 12, 2013
Innovation can help recruiters to catch the best MBAs, writes GMAC's Julia Tyler in Recruiter.
MBAs: The Business of Business Education | St. Petersburg Times, Russia
9/15/2013 7:15:00 AM
St. Petersburg Times, Russia | September 25, 2013
Changes in technology, communications, and work patterns have made online and blended MBA programs a much stronger option for many students.
As demand for big data analysts grows, schools rush to graduate students with necessary skills | Washington Post Capital Business
9/15/2013 7:00:00 AM
Washington Post Capital Business | September 15, 2013
Business schools in the Washington region and beyond are responding to employer needs for those with Big Data skills. The addition of the GMAT Integrated Reasoning section is cited, and GMAC’s Larry Rudner is quoted: “The math department, they’ll probably produce better data analysts, but the business school is going to produce someone who can see the forest for the trees.”
Graduate Management Admission Test Creator Releases New Practice Exams | GMAC News Center
9/14/2013 7:00:00 AM
GMAC News Center | September 18, 2013
GMAC has released GMATPrep Exam Pack 1, two more full-length practice GMAT exams that are used in the free GMATPrep software. Exam Pack 1 can be purchased in the mba.com/store.
Back to school | World Finance, UK
9/13/2013 7:00:00 AM
World Finance, UK | September 13, 2013
Industry-specific MBAs have completely transformed many business schools. GMAC's Jane Delbene is quoted: “Specialist MBAs can provide students with the relevant management skills to deal with issues at a deeper level.”
How McKinsey Turned The MBA Into An Elite Degree | Business Insider
9/11/2013 7:00:00 AM
Business Insider | September 11, 2013
An article on McKinsey's strategy of hiring young, ambitious students from elite schools notes that by hiring so many MBAs who went on to prominent jobs elsewhere, the company did a lot to legitimize the degree.
MBA Students Invited to Compete for $50,000 to Launch Virtual World | Global Business School Network blog
9/6/2013 7:00:00 AM
Global Business School Network blog | September 6, 2013
MBA students around the world can apply to compete for US$50,000 in prizes in a Global Business Simulation to launch VirBELA, a Second Life-like 3D environment for business education that is funded through the GMAC Management Education for Tomorrow Fund.
Strategic Choices for B-Schools: GMAC Book on Change in Management Education | Dr. Education blog
9/5/2013 8:00:00 AM
Dr. Education blog | September 5, 2013
Dr. Education, Rahul Choudaha, calls the new GMAC book Disrupt or Be Disrupted "very timely," and interviews authors Erich Dierdorff, Jikyeong Kang, and Andrew Stark. And MBA Channel calls the book “a good read for anyone who is interested in the future of business schools.”
Test your Critical Reasoning Skills: Are Top GMAT Scorers Less Ethical? | Manhattan GMAT Blog
9/5/2013 7:30:00 AM
Manhattan GMAT Blog | September 5, 2013
Stacey Koprince of Manhattan GMAT frames a piece skeptical of the recent study claiming to tie high GMAT scores to unethical behavior as a lesson in Integrated Reasoning skills. She points to the study's confusing claims of correlation and its lack of established causation. And MBA admissions expert and Wharton MBA Graham Richmond calls the study "seriously flawed and even somewhat offensive."
Management lessons are just what the doctor ordered | FT.com, metered paywall
9/5/2013 7:00:00 AM
FT.com, metered paywall | September 8, 2013
With its MBA Health Sector Management program, the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University is among a number of schools offering MBAs – some run jointly with medical schools – designed for healthcare professionals. And in a related Soapbox column, an Italian physician says doctors need the kind of business skills taught in MBA programs.
UC San Diego Rady School Launches VirBELA, a Virtual World for Business Education | GMAC News Center/gmac.com
9/4/2013 7:00:00 AM
GMAC News Center/gmac.com | September 4, 2013
VirBELA, a Second Life-like virtual environment for management education collaboration, will launch with a Business Simulation Competition in which global teams of MBA students compete for a US$50,000 purse. VirBELA, announced by the UC San Diego Rady School of Management in collaboration with Rembisz & Associates, is funded by the GMAC Management Education for Tomorrow Fund; founders Alex Howland and Ronald S. Rembisz are the only double winners of the MET Fund Ideas to Innovation (i2i) Challenge, for both the idea and its implementation. The GMAC News Center includes MET Fund resources for media, including a VirBELA video update.
Online recruitment fair Sept. 10-11 | Globe and Mail, Canada, metered paywall
8/30/2013 8:00:00 AM
Globe and Mail, Canada, metered paywall | August 30, 2013
The second item in the business education column notes that Canadian business schools will have a signficant presence at GMAC's Official GMATCH global online fair September 10 and 11. The lead item: Steven Murphy, the new dean of the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University, plans to enhance the school's research profile.
Book Review: Disrupt or Be Disrupted | The Economic Times, India
8/30/2013 7:30:00 AM
The Economic Times, India | August 30, 2013
A reviewer of GMAC’s new book points out: “While this would be most relevant for anyone involved on the administrative side of a b-school, it could be equally relevant to students as they try and pick a school that could shape their future.”
MBAs in Europe Come to U.S. in Search of Jobs | Bloomberg Businessweek.com
8/30/2013 7:00:00 AM
Bloomberg Businessweek.com | August 30, 2013
IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain, has partnered with London Business School, HEC Paris, and Rotterdam School of Management to bring more than 100 of their recent MBA graduates to IESE’s New York center today to take part in a career event with seven top employers, including General Electric (GE), PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Deloitte.
Go online to pick your dream MBA institute | Hindustan Times
8/28/2013 7:30:00 AM
Hindustan Times | August 28, 2013
In a front page piece, The Hindustan Times quotes GMAC's Pepe Carreras on the GMATCH online fair, set for Sept. 10 and 11.
How MBA teaching must change | MBA News Australia
8/26/2013 7:30:00 AM
MBA News Australia | August 26, 2013
Amy Kenworthy and George Hrivnak, Faculty members from Bond University in Australia and contributors to GMAC's new book Disrupt or Be Disrupted: A Blueprint for Change in Management Education, point out that b-schools should "look outside of our traditional domains" to improve teaching and learning. GMAC's video featuring the book is included as well.
Passport to an MBA: A Rugby Player Tackles HEC Paris | Bloomberg Businessweek.com
8/26/2013 7:00:00 AM
Bloomberg Businessweek.com | August 26, 2013
Matt Symonds interviews a rugby-playing female student at HEC Paris and points to a chapter on student engagement written by Daniel Feldman from the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business in the GMAC book Disrupt or Be Disrupted: A Blueprint for Change in Management Education.
Why Is The GMAT So Important? | MBA Admissions Coach blog
8/22/2013 7:00:00 AM
MBA Admissions Coach blog | August 19
MBA Admissions Coach Wendy Flynn explains how schools use the GMAT exam and says applicants should consider it essential to demonstrating that they can be academically successful in an MBA program.
B-schools must disrupt to stay relevant, says new book by GMAC | MBAUniverse.com, India
8/21/2013 7:00:00 AM
MBAUniverse.com, India | August 21, 2013
In a thorough review, GMAC’s Disrupt or Be Disrupt is called engaging and insightful. GMAC CEO David Wilson is quoted.
The Alsop Perspective: A Business School's Experience with MOOCs | Graduate Management News
8/20/2013 7:30:00 AM
Graduate Management News | August 20, 2013
In the August edition of Graduate Management News, Ron Alsop talks with faculty at University of Virginia’s Darden School about their enthusiasm for exploring the new world of MOOCs through their partnership with Coursera; GMAC’s new book is out; GMAC researchers invite schools to participate in the redesigned Alumni Perspectives Survey; and as always across the world of graduate management education there are People On the Move.
Why M.B.A. Isn't Good Enough Anymore | wsj.com Speakeasy blog
8/20/2013 7:00:00 AM
wsj.com Speakeasy blog | August 20, 2013
Brooks Holtom at McDonough Georgetown and Erich Dierdorff at Depaul Kellstadt write that business schools must find the courage to embrace serious change. Holtom and Dierdorff are co-editors of Disrupt or Be Disrupted: A Blueprint for Change in Management Education, the new book commissioned by GMAC.
Want to Get Hired? Do Well on the GMAT! | US News University Directory
8/16/2013 7:00:00 AM
US News University Directory | August 9, 2013
A recent Bloomberg Businessweek article on Bain using GMAT Integrated Reasoning scores in hiring points out that doing well on the exam may help your job prospects.
Academic view: Sustainability schizophrenia | The Economist, Which MBA?
8/15/2013 7:00:00 AM
The Economist, Which MBA? | August 10, 2013
There’s disagreement among and within companies regarding sustainability, and business schools are in the position to take a leadership role in sustainability efforts, writes Matthew Gitsham, head of the Business and Sustainability Centre at Ashridge Business School.
Target MBA Jobs That Pay Well, Require Fewer Hours | USNews.com
8/14/2013 7:30:00 AM
USNews.com | August 8, 2013
Sales, marketing, and consulting may offer more work-life balance for MBAs, career experts say. Data on MBA work weeks from GMAC’s Alumni Perspectives Survey are cited.
IBM and Universities Team Up to Close a 'Big Data' Skills Gap | The Chronicle of Higher Education
8/14/2013 7:00:00 AM
The Chronicle of Higher Education | August 14, 2013
Georgetown University, George Washington University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Northwestern University are among the nine institutions and higher-education agencies worldwide that will introduce new curricula developed in partnership with the computer company.
Bain May Use GMAT Integrated Reasoning Test to Help Screen MBA Hires | Bloomberg Businessweek.com
8/8/2013 7:00:00 AM
Bloomberg Businessweek.com | July 31, 2013
A recruiter for Bain & Company says the consulting company is looking at how to best use GMAT Integrated Reasoning scores in its hiring process. Tami Fassinger, chief recruiting officer at the Vanderbilt Owen School, predicts more recruiters will want to see IR scores.
New Book by GMAT Publisher Takes on Challenges Confronting Business Education | GMAC News Center
8/6/2013 7:00:00 AM
GMAC News Center | August 6, 2013
Some of the top thinkers in management education today analyze the challenges facing business education and offer specific ways to renovate current models and practices in Disrupt or Be Disrupted: A Blueprint for Change in Management Education, a new book commissioned by GMAC.
MBA.com: Online degrees getting big, and expensive | Net Net blog, CNBC.com
8/5/2013 7:30:00 AM
Net Net blog, CNBC.com | August 5, 2013
With schools such as the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler School and Carnegie Mellon Tepper offering them, online MBAs are gaining acceptance with US companies. GMAC’s Corporate Recruiters Survey, showing a rise in the percentage of employers planning to hire online MBAs, is cited.
Executive Treatment Before The Title: Coaching In B-Schools | Poets and Quants
8/5/2013 7:00:00 AM
Poets and Quants | August 5, 2013
Leadership coaching is common in executive programs, but more business schools are offering it to their MBA students, too. Coaching programs at Emory Goizueta, UNC’s Kenan-Flagler School, University of Texas McCombs School, and the University of Toronto’s Rotman school are featured.
Global Online Fair Links Students With More Than 65 B-Schools | GMAC News Center
7/31/2013 7:00:00 AM
GMAC News Center | July 31, 2013
Registration is now open for GMAC's Official GMATCH online fair, which will bring prospective students together with representatives of more than 65 top business schools worldwide. Included: Five tips for getting the most from GMATCH.
B-Schools Are Putting Consumers Under the Social Media Microscope | Bloomberg Businessweek.com
7/30/2013 7:00:00 AM
Bloomberg Businessweek.com | July 30, 2013
More business schools are adding focuses on digital media strategy, sometimes as a result of demand from recruiters.
From the battlefield to the corporate world via business school | FT.com, metered paywall
7/28/2013 7:00:00 AM
FT.com, metered paywall | July 28, 2013
As more veterans pursue MBAs, there are more services aimed at helping them reduce education costs and smooth the transition to the corporate world. The article mentions three schools that won funding through the GMAC MET Fund’s Ideas to Innovation Challenge to create courses for veterans.
Why we still need the GMAT exam | FT.com video, metered paywall
7/26/2013 7:00:00 AM
FT.com video, metered paywall | July 26, 2013
In a video interview with Della Bradshaw taped in May, GMAC’s Dave Wilson discusses shifting demand for different types of business programs and why the proliferation of MOOCs means authenticated credentials are more important than ever.
What motivates students to apply for Business programs? | shiksha.com, India
7/23/2013 7:00:00 AM
shiksha.com, India | July 23, 2013
Graduate management education is attracting more diverse students, and aspiring students are more likely to have a single program in mind, says GMAC's mba.com Prospective Students Survey. GMAC's Gregg Schoenfeld is quoted from the report.
MBA students learn the value of influence | FT.com, metered paywall
7/22/2013 7:30:00 AM
FT.com, metered paywall | July 22, 2013
Business schools in Europe and the US are teaching students about lobbying and the interplay between business and government. There’s a Q&A with Jimena Bernar, an ESCP Europe alumna and lawyer-turned-lobbyist, and a sidebar on the difference between lobbyists in Brussels and Washington.
In the Hunt for Jobs, International MBAs Finish Last | Bloomberg BusinessWeek.com
7/22/2013 7:00:00 AM
Bloomberg BusinessWeek.com | July 22, 2013
International student MBAs are less likely than students studying in their own country to have a job lined up by mid-March, according to the GMAC Global Management Education Graduate Survey.
SA business schools must adapt to change | Financial Mail, South Africa
7/18/2013 7:00:00 AM
Financial Mail, South Africa | July 18, 2013
African business school leaders discuss whether the Western model of business leadership works for Africa. The special report on business education includes articles on South African schools seeking AMBA accreditation; how South African business schools are approaching MOOCs; and a column on what employers want from South African business schools.
Different Ways to Consider Multiple GMAT Scores | Graduate Management News
7/16/2013 7:00:00 AM
Graduate Management News | July 16, 2013
GMAC’s Larry Rudner discusses how schools can consider the GMAT scores of the 18 percent of test takers who sit for the exam more than once.
New ways of doing business | The Seattle Times
7/14/2013 7:00:00 AM
The Seattle Times | July 14, 2013
More business schools are working in low-income communities to improve and grow existing businesses and to encourage more people to start their own. Efforts at UCLA, Dartmouth, and Penn are mentioned.
Shaping Education's Future in the Cloud | BizEd magazine
7/12/2013 7:30:00 AM
BizEd magazine, July/August | July 12, 2013
The Management Education Collaboration Network, designed by Pepperdine Graziadio School through funding from GMAC’s Ideas to Innovation Challenge, is a cloud-based, peer-to-peer network aiming to help schools shape the future of online and hybrid learning, writes Owen P. Hall of the Graziadio School.
GMAT: The Sure Marks of an Unsure World | Business Because
7/12/2013 7:00:00 AM
Business Because | July 12, 2013
A guest post by Mike McGarry of Magoosh test prep company says that whereas the GRE reflects its general academic focus, the GMAT tests skills you'll really need in business school and in the business world.
MBA still holding its own despite criticism | bdive.co.za, South Africa
7/9/2013 7:00:00 AM
bdive.co.za, South Africa | July 9, 2013
Despite concerns over high costs and relevance, the MBA remains a popular qualification in South Africa with new graduate schools and online institutions continuing to open.
MBA teaching urged to move away from focus on shareholder primacy model | FT.com, metered paywall
7/8/2013 7:00:00 AM
FT.com, metered paywall | July 8, 2013
Calls for business schools to move away from a narrow focus on short-term shareholder value are increasing, but the model is deeply entrenched in MBA curriculum and will be tough to change. A sidebar looks at studies showing how pervasive the shareholder primacy model is.
Israel's Startup Culture Lures MBAs | Bloomberg Businessweek.com
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bloomberg Businessweek.com | July 3, 2013
As many as 20 percent of Indian MBA students want to start their own ventures or work with a startup, signaling a maturing entrepreneurial ecosystem in the country.
Child Abuse Survivor Wins Top MBA Service Award | Poets and Quants
7/2/2013 9:00:00 AM
Poets and Quants | July 2, 2013
A long feature tells the story of GMAC TeamMBA winner Michael McLaughlin, who was abused and homeless as a child but became a CPA, an activist on behalf of abused children, an MBA student at the Olin School at Washington University in St. Louis, and the first person to hike the Appalachian and Ozark trails back to back.
Music? Biotech? Real estate? The rise of specialist MBA programmes | The Independent, UK
7/2/2013 8:00:00 AM
The Independent, UK | July 2, 2013
More working professionals looking at MBAs want programs tailored to their specific fields.’
B-Schools Are Speaking the Language of Business | Bloomberg Businessweek.com
7/1/2013 7:00:00 AM
Bloomberg Businessweek.com | July 1, 2013
Although most international business programs are conducted in English, business schools such as the University of South Carolina Moore School of Business are requiring mastery of at least one other language, writes Matt Symonds.
Only GMAT testing centre sets up in south Mumbai | Times of India
6/27/2013 7:00:00 AM
Times of India | June 27, 2013
Pearson VUE has set up a GMAT test center in south Mumbai, the second in the metro area.
Find Health Care Opportunities for B-School Students | usnews.com
6/20/2013 7:00:00 AM
usnews.com | June 20, 2013
For potential MBA candidates looking to establish a career in health care, the job options are many. GMAC's Corporate Recruiters Survey is referenced.
Olin School at Washington University in St. Louis Sweeps TeamMBA Awards | GMAC News Center
6/20/2013 7:00:00 AM
GMAC News Center | June 20, 2013
MBA student Michael McLaughlin, who trekked 2,500 miles to raise money and awareness for abused and neglected children, and his school, the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, were named winners of the 2013 TeamMBA Awards Thursday at GMAC's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. TeamMBA Awards have been awarded annually since 2008 to recognize graduate business students and schools that exemplify a commitment to social responsibility.
Graduate Management Admission Council Names New Board Chair and Two New Board Members | GMAC News Center
6/19/2013 7:00:00 AM
GMAC News Center | June 19, 2013
Chairing the GMAC board will be Dina Dommett, executive director, leadership programs, at London Business School. Arriving on the board are J. Michael Hardin, dean and Thomas D. Russell Professor of Business Administration of Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of Alabama; and Toby McChesney, assistant dean of graduate recruiting and student services of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.
Industry-specific MBAs on the rise | The Guardian, UK
6/19/2013 7:00:00 AM
The Guardian, UK | June 19, 2013
There is so much supply in the market for general MBAs that management schools are seeking to attract students through variation and a neater fit.
The Myth of the Job-Hopping MBA | Bloomberg Businessweek.com
6/18/2013 7:00:00 AM
Bloomberg Businessweek.com | June 18, 2013
GMAC research shows that U.S. business school alumni from the class of 2000 held down 2.8 different jobs over the decade—roughly a new employer every 3.6 years.
More Employers Expected to Hire MBA Graduates | The Korea Times
6/16/2013 7:30:00 AM
The Korea Times | June 16, 2013
Employers expect to hire more MBAs and pay them more this year, notes GMAC’s Michelle Sparkman-Renz, referencing GMAC’s 2013 Corporate Recruiters Survey.
EFMD Annual Conference 2013: “Fasten Your Seatbelts” by David A. Wilson | GlobalEd blog
6/10/2013 7:00:00 AM
GlobalEd blog | June 10, 2013
GMAC's David Wilson described the changing landscape of graduate management education, how much of that change has come about in just the last five years, and the importance of diversity at EFMD's annual conference.
High-Tech Cheaters Pose Test | WSJ.com
6/10/2013 7:00:00 AM
WSJ.com | June 10, 2013
With the growth of computer-based testing, cheating—and test security—are becoming more high tech. GMAC’s Larry Rudner is quoted.
MBAs find that slowly does it in the jobs race | ft.com
6/9/2013 7:30:00 AM
ft.com | June 9, 2013
Students increasingly are prepared to consider a range of opportunities in different industries and geographic locations in search of employment. Recent GMAC jobs research is cited.
Business school retools executives | South China Morning Post
6/8/2013 6:30:00 AM
South China Morning Post | June 8, 2013
In a Q&A, Charles Chen Jieping of CEIBS discusses the rapid growth of EMBA programs in China, where students tend to be older, top-level executives, and half are from local private enterprises. Meanwhile, China Daily has an interview with Neil Selby, director of executive education of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Europe.
Internships Are Increasingly the Route to Winning a Job | wsj.com
6/5/2013 7:00:00 AM
wsj.com | June 5, 2013
Banks and consulting firms have long funneled interns into full-time roles, but companies in other industries are increasingly turning to summer MBA talent when they're ready to make permanent hires, with some locking in candidates nearly a year ahead of their start date. GMAC's 2013 Corporate Recruiters Survey is cited.
Vote Now for the Annual TeamMBA Award Winner
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
teammba.gmac.com | June 1, 2013
Vote now for the Annual TeamMBA Award Winner.
Heading To Business School? An Essential Pre-MBA Strategy To Hit The Ground Running | Forbes.com
5/29/2013 8:00:00 AM
Forbes.com | May 29, 2013
The skills cultivated to gain entry into business school are poor proxies for the capabilities needed to succeed in business school itself, writes Matt Symonds. GMAC Essential Prep is referenced.
The Online MBA Comes Of Age | Poets and Quants
5/29/2013 8:00:00 AM
Poets and Quants | May 29, 2013
A special report on online MBA programs notes that acceptance is increasing as more top-ranked schools offer them. A list of the highest-ranked US schools with online MBAs is topped by the Carnegie Mellon Tepper School. Also: 10 questions potential students should ask about online programs.