New & Noteworthy


New & Noteworthy

These news items are the latest happenings.

  • A College Recruiting Revolution Is Underway
    5/6/2016 12:00:00 AM | May 6, 2016

    Organizations are setting aside employer-centric recruiting models and adopting candidate-focused approaches to hiring new graduates. The reasons: Demand for both undergrads and MBAs is on the rise, and impatient, tech-savvy millennials and Generation Z want the recruiting process to be quick and painless. The article notes that more than half of employers worldwide expect to grow during 2016, according to GMAC’s 2015 Year-End Poll of Employers.

  • New MBAs, law school grads optimistic about job prospects
    5/6/2016 12:00:00 AM | May 6, 2016

    The job market for graduates with business and law degrees has steadily improved since it bottomed out during the recession. But finding work after intense years in graduate and professional school still has its challenges. GMAC’s 2015 Year-End Poll of Employers is cited.

  • Why an MBA Program’s Culture Is More Important Than Its Ranking
    5/3/2016 12:00:00 AM | May 3, 2016

    Personal fit is more important than rankings or even career interests when it comes to choosing the right business school, writes a first-year MBA student at University of British Columbia’s Sauder School. He offers five questions to assess cultural fit.

  • Here's How BCG, Citi, And Elite B-Schools Are Bringing Women Into The C-Suite
    5/2/2016 12:00:00 AM | May 2, 2016

    More business schools see themselves playing a crucial part in the fight to place more women in the top ranks of business. But barriers persist. The story cites GMAC data indicating that over 20 years, women with graduate business degrees earn US$400,000 less than men.

  • How MBA Programs Make Great Leaders—and Where They Fail
    4/29/2016 12:00:00 AM | April 29, 2016

    MBAs outscore undergraduate business majors on classic business skills but fall short on soft skills, according to new research. According to the report, MBA graduates consistently outperformed undergrads in financial acumen, business savvy and strategic decision making. But they were outscored by undergraduate majors on interpersonal and inspirational skills, including coaching, results orientation and visionary leadership.

  • How Do Employers View Online, Tuition-Free MBA Programs Like University of the People’s?
    4/29/2016 12:00:00 AM | April 29, 2016

    Some students may be tempted by University of the People’s new MBA, which will cost graduates only $2,400. However, a career expert says, “it is important to understand that employers who are looking for applicants with an MBA distinguish between a GMAT MBA and a non-GMAT MBA…. Employers look at the school attended more than anything, so some of the lesser-known or more recently created [business] programs may not be able to compete with, say, someone that went to a top 50 MBA school.”

  • LinkedIn’s Newest App Helps College Grads Find Jobs
    4/17/2016 12:00:00 AM | April 17, 2016

    LinkedIn Students is a new app that gives the youngest professionals a starting point for exploring the first stage of their careers. Available now to users in the US, the app highlights companies and job titles that might be suitable, based on what school students attend and their major. Students can also get started building their network, as LinkedIn Students lists any alumni that work at each recommended company.

  • Data Analytics Is Changing the Future of Healthcare—Here's How That’s Creating MBA Careers
    4/12/2016 12:00:00 AM | April 12, 2016

    As digital innovations surge through healthcare, business schools are catering to executives who need to develop specialist skills to keep pace with tech changes such as wearables, sensors and data analytics. The digital health boom has given rise to MBA job opportunities at big pharma companies, such as Novartis or GlaxoSmithKline; health-tech startups; and even Google and Apple, which are investing heavily in the sector.

  • Enrollment Up at Historically Black Business Schools
    4/4/2016 12:00:00 AM | April 4, 2016

    Since 2011, enrollment has grown nearly 37 percent at the 23 historically black business schools accredited by AACSB. But the students aren’t necessarily African American. The growth is due largely to the schools’ focus on international applicants and global business practices.

  • The Best Performers in the Online MBA Market
    4/4/2016 12:00:00 AM | April 5, 2016

    British business schools dominated the 2016 QS Distance Online MBA Rankings. Seven of the top 10 programs—including No. 1-ranked Warwick Business School—are based in the United Kingdom. Spain’s IE Business School was No. 2. The only top 10 US school was Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, ranked No. 4.

  • Go Global as an MBA Student
    3/23/2016 12:00:00 AM | March 23, 2016

    To give students experience in international markets, business schools are providing foreign tours during holiday breaks, opening satellite campuses, and partnering with foreign b-schools to provide “action-based” learning that lets students do projects for multinational corporations. Many experiences focus on providing the knowledge large companies look for as they expand into emerging markets. 

  • A School Debuts A DIY MBA Ranking
    3/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

    March 10, 2016 |

    The University of Washington’s Foster School of Business has designed an MBA Rankings Calculator that lets would-be applicants decide what metrics matter to them—from average GMAT scores to starting salaries. Then users can calculate an adjusted ranking of the top 30 business schools. “What I love about this tool is that students get to see how [rankings] actually work,” says Dan Poston, Foster’s assistant dean for MBA programs. Read more about it in this particle from Poets & Quants.

  • 7 Business Schools Exploring EdTech
    3/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

    March 10, 2016 |

    Rethinking the way students learn today, numerous business programs have adopted high-definition live-streamed lectures, virtual reality devices and other digital innovations. Read more at Business Because about how business schools have brought tech into the classroom to make learning more interactive than ever before.

  • New Program to Bring African Officials to Business School
    3/7/2016 11:36:48 AM | February 24, 2016

    Starting in fall 2016, the George Washington University School of Business will offer a capital markets certificate program to teach African officials to advance their economies. The eight-month program is for mid-career professionals, mostly from the governments of developing African nations. Program partners are the International Finance Corporation and the Milken Institute.

  • Coveted Job Title for MBAs: Product Manager
    3/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

    March 2, 2017 |

    Business schools are adding courses and programs to set students on a path to product-management jobs in tech companies—roles that combine elements of marketing, design and problem-solving. Yet MBAs without technology backgrounds may struggle to parlay coursework into job offers. Learn more about this highly sought after post-MBA career at the Wall Street Journal.

  • How To Be A Focused Leader In The Age Of ADHD
    2/22/2016 10:57:15 AM

    February 16, 2016 |

    People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are 300 percent more likely to own their own businesses. What’s more, the founders of big-name companies like Virgin, Jet Blue Airways and IKEA have all been diagnosed with ADHD. Handled correctly, a short attention span can be an asset in business, according to the founder of 1-800-GOT-JUNK.

  • Millennipreneurs Are Starting More Businesses, Targeting Higher Profits
    2/20/2016 12:00:00 AM

    February 20, 2016 |

    What's a "millennipreneur" and how are they already outperforming their parents? Although they're just 20 to 35 years old, today’s millennipreneurs are starting more companies, managing bigger staffs and targeting higher profits than their baby boomer predecessors. Learn more in this article from

  • The Skills Recruiters Want
    2/9/2016 12:00:00 AM | February 9, 2016

    In interactive charts, the 2016 Bloomberg Recruiter Report highlights which skills are most valued by recruiters, and which are hardest to find among newly minted MBAs, and lists MBA programs that do the best job of turning out graduates that meet the skills gap.

  • The Limits of Open
    1/29/2016 12:00:00 AM | January 29, 2016

    While it expands its total course offerings, massive open online course (MOOC) provider Coursera is coming under scrutiny by critics who claim that by charging for some of its courses, Coursera is straying from its mission. Read more about the issues behind the business plan in this article from Inside Higher Ed. 

  • Robot-Proof: How Colleges Can Keep People Relevant in the Workplace
    1/27/2016 12:00:00 AM | January 27, 2916

    With reports that over five million jobs will be lost due to automation in the next five years, the robo-revolution of the workplace is a common, if unsettling, narrative. What can colleges do to prepare graduates for this new paradigm? The Chronicle of Higher Education believes the dawn of the robot age is an opportunity, and not a threat, if colleges can adapt.

  • The Future of Indian Business Education
    1/26/2016 12:00:00 AM | January 26, 2016

    India is the second most-populous country in the world, and the largest provider of business education. However, with size come challenges for the future landscape of Indian management education. This article from The Economist delves in to some of the biggest hurdles, and examines suggestions to change the industry.

  • Rethinking College Admissions
    1/19/2016 12:00:00 AM | January 19, 2016

    In recent years, concern has escalated over the admissions processes at America's most selective colleges and universities. This op-ed from The New York Times examines a new report, primarily from Harvard Graduate School of Education, that calls for a turning of the tide to correct what's wrong with the current state of admissions and better serve future students.

  • Deloitte CEO Says B-Schools Must Make Tech A Focus Amid Disruptive Innovation
    1/18/2016 12:00:00 AM | January 18, 2016

    In this age of digital disruption, Deloitte UK CEO David Sproul highlights the need for tech-savvy managers in business. This article from also highlights business school's responsibilities to train these future leaders to understand digital impact and its implications.

  • Business School Dean's Predictions For Business Education In 2016
    1/13/2016 12:00:00 AM | January 13, 2016

    What trends do the leaders of business education predict for 2016? Will digital learning finally supplant in-person? How will global curricula change? Is the MBA model under threat, or can it adapt via personalization? Find out what's on the horizon in this article from Business Because.

  • Why Some Business Schools are Deciding to "Deglobalise"
    1/11/2016 12:00:00 AM | January 11, 2016

    According to Vincent Mangematin of the Grenoble Ecole de Management in France, "globalization" as it is advertised by business schools may not mean much anymore. This article from The Economist explores this issue of packaging versus substance, and if "deglobalization" might be the right move for some schools.

  • Business Schools Build on Real Estate Boom
    1/10/2016 12:00:00 AM | January 10, 2016

    Ten years ago, finance was the hot industry for MBA graduates, but ripples from the 2008 meltdown have placed it out of vogue. This article from explores how demand for jobs in real estate have transformed post-MBA careers and the industry as a whole.

  • Stanford Announces Boot Camp for Gay Business Leaders
    1/6/2016 12:00:00 AM | January 6, 2016

    Stanford University's business school will offer the Stanford LGBT Executive Leadership Program in late July. The weeklong bootcamp, which is the first of its kind at the university level, is designed to get gay leaders into the C-suite. Read more at Wall Street Journal. 

  • Let's talk business: Why Dr. Lawrence Kosinski pursued an MBA
    12/14/2015 12:00:00 AM | December 14, 2015

    As healthcare and business become ever more integrated, doctors with a sound understanding of business and medicine will accelerate their careers. Find out how an adding MBA to the MD helped one gastroenterologist better understand his industry.

  • Why These Business School Professors Taught Negotiation Skills To Girls In Zambia
    12/10/2015 12:00:00 AM | December 14, 2015

    A program to teach Zambian girls in the eighth grade better negotiating skills has paid significant dividends. Read more at Forbes about how professors from Harvard Business School and Wharton founded Girls Arise, an innovative negotiation skills training program designed specifically to help sub-Saharan African women communicate effectively in high-pressure situations with complex power dynamics. 

  • Will Smart Machines Disrupt MBA Education?
    12/8/2015 12:00:00 AM | December 8, 2015

    The Smart Machine Age is coming, and promises to disrupt the world of work and education. If researchers are correct, the future of business will need critical and innovative thinkers with high emotional IQ. How will MBA schools address the needs of a changing work environment? Read more on Fortune.

  • The Forté Route to Business School
    12/7/2015 12:00:00 AM | December 7, 2015

    The Forté Foundation's MBALaunch for Women program, a 10-month, peer-supportive pre-MBA boot camp promises to address several main paint points of MBA preparation for women: GMAT preparation and financing their MBAs. Read more about this highly-popular program at Poets & Quants.

  • European business schools developing new strengths over US rivals
    12/6/2015 12:00:00 AM | December 6, 2015

    Compared to American schools, European business schools offer unique strengths for students looking for diversity and international exposure. In addition, job placement has become more international. Learn more at Financial Times.

  • Stanford’s Business School Tells M.B.A.s to Wait on Startups
    12/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

    Wall Street Journal | December 2, 2015

    While it challenges its students to come up with the next big idea for a company, Stanford University has also started pushing a new message. This Wall Street Journal article explores how Stanford's Graduate School of business is asking students to focus on finishing their degrees before launching their startups.

  • Job Skills Companies Want But Can’t Get |
    4/23/2015 12:00:00 AM | April 23, 2015

    In four interactive charts, the Bloomberg Recruiter Report spotlights skills that surveyed employers say are in short supply among newly minted MBAs and lists MBA programs that do the best job of turning out graduates with those skills. Meanwhile, the May Bloomberg Markets magazine features a story with the eye-catching headline “This Johns Hopkins Professor Can Guarantee You a Job in Finance.”

  • One Way Business Schools Attract Black Students: With Black Students |
    4/21/2015 4:30:00 PM | April 21, 2015 

    MBA programs are fooling themselves if they think they’re doing all they can to increase the number of African American and Hispanics in business schools, experts say, and the low numbers are putting schools out of step with corporations that want to hire more minorities. GMAT test-taking trends are cited.

  • The Worlds Best 40 Under 40 Business School Professors |
    4/17/2015 7:00:00 AM | April 17, 2015

    Says Poets & Quants of its latest list of the best young business professors: “Winning an Ig Nobel Prize is not enough to get a spot on this list. Neither is taking students to the Amazon. Or getting a class to show up wearing beer helmets. Or having your research featured on the John Oliver show. Or applying neuroscience to the negotiating process. But all of those things help.”

  • GMAC Purchases NMAT Exam from NMIMS
    3/11/2015 3:00:00 AM

    GMAC News Center | March 11, 2015

    GMAC has taken an important step toward extending its presence in the Indian business school admissions market with the purchase of the NMAT admissions exam from NMIMS. Read more in the press release and FAQs.

  • Some B-Schools Teach Networking | Wall Street Journal
    3/4/2015 7:30:00 AM

    Wall Street Journal [subscription required] | March 4, 2015 

    Concerned that cultural differences put international students at a disadvantage when they pursue jobs and internships, business school career officers at Arizona State University and the University of California-Davis are training foreign students in the soft skills American employers expect, from email greetings to small talk at networking events.

  • Newly minted MBA? It's the best job market in years |
    3/2/2015 7:00:00 AM | March 2, 2015  

    Companies are ramping up their recruiting efforts earlier to target US MBA students, who have more reason to be optimistic about their employment prospects and earning potential than at any time in the past decade, business school officials say. GMAC’s 2014 Year-End Poll of Employers is cited.

  • Should Business School Deans Know Real Business? |
    3/2/2015 7:00:00 AM | March 2, 2015 

    “The golden age of business academic research is coming to an end,” writes Forbes blogger Dileep Rao. “Deans will need to have two skills that billion-dollar entrepreneurs have—ability to get revenues and ability to control cash flow. Most current deans will fail.”

  • Should I retake the GMAT? |
    2/28/2015 7:00:00 AM | February 28, 2015 

    A how-to story offers GMAT test takers the pros and cons of retaking the GMAT plus tips on creating a plan of action and increasing their scores with GMAC’s Enhanced Score Report.

  • The MOOC Hype Fades, in 3 Charts | Chronicle of Higher Education
    2/5/2015 12:00:00 AM

    Chronicle of Higher Education | February 5, 2015

    Massive online open courses are not sustainable and aren’t even all that important for learning about online pedagogy, according to a majority of academic leaders who responded to the Babson Survey Research Group’s latest study. Even small colleges (those with fewer than 1,500 students) are seeing online education as strategically crucial.

  • MBAs Are Shunning Industries That Create Jobs |
    2/2/2015 7:00:00 AM | February 2, 2015 

    Business schools, a breeding ground for CEOs of the future, are graduating relatively few MBAs interested in manufacturing, health care, construction or education — fields that offer lower starting salaries than hedge funds, private equity and consulting.

  • Job Market Remains Favorable for Business School Graduates in 2015 | Graduate Management News
    1/20/2015 7:00:00 AM

    Graduate Management News | January 20, 2015

    Among employers planning to hire business school graduates, nine out of 10 expect to maintain or increase the number of job openings for these hires compared with 2014, according to GMAC’s Year-End Poll for Employers. The poll also finds that 96 percent of employers worldwide say graduate business school hires create value for their companies. Also in the January edition of GM News: seven tips for boosting applications, and how to calculate the ROI of GMASS searches.

  • What Male Stanford B-School Students Learned When They Took a Female Entrepreneurship Class | FastCompany
    1/20/2015 7:00:00 AM

    Fast Company | January 20, 2015

    Three men who signed up for “Entrepreneurship from the Perspective of Women” at Stanford Graduate School of Business say they found that the focus on managing expectations and emotions when starting a business taught them an important lesson.

  • Increasing Supply of MBA Programs in Supply Chain Management |
    1/19/2015 7:30:00 AM | January 19, 2015 

    As global supply chains become more important to international companies, more business schools are offering related MBA and master’s programs. The programs are mostly clustered in the United States.

  • Start-Up Costs for MBA Graduates Pay Off | Financial Times
    1/18/2015 7:30:00 AM

    Financial Times | January 18, 2015

    Salary data from MBA graduates in their 20s and 30s show that those who quit a corporate career to found a start-up quickly made up any shortfall in pay and are in fact earning more on average than their salaried peers just three years after completing their business studies. The FT says its analysis suggests that an MBA education may help a wannabe entrepreneur’s chances of start-up success.

  • Going the Extra Mile to Grow Your Working Professional Programs | Graduate Management News
    12/16/2014 7:00:00 AM

    Graduate Management News | December 17, 2014

    To counteract a downward trend in part-time MBA applications, program professionals need to grow their recruiting toolkits, think about their program timing and delivery options, and offer career services that fit working students’ schedules. The December issue of GMAC’s Graduate Management News also offers articles on building strategic relationships with recruiters and getting a head start on 2015 admission targets.

  • Big Data Drawing Big Student Enrollments | Poets and Quants
    12/13/2014 7:00:00 AM

    Poets and Quants | December 13, 2014 

    Though big data faded from business programs after the dot-com bust of the late 1990s, it’s enjoying new popularity now because hot companies like Google and Amazon focus on it and business schools need an attractive new program to boost enrollment.

  • Recruit Foreign Students More Selectively: Rochester Dean | Poets and Quants
    12/12/2014 7:00:00 AM

    Poets and Quants | December 12, 2014 

    University of Rochester Simon Business School Dean Andrew Ainslie ponders the unintended consequences of recruiting large number of foreign students, who are an attractive talent pool but may lack experience U.S. employers want and the ability to get work visas in the U.S.

  • B-Schools Embrace Last-Minute Candidates | Wall Street Journal
    12/4/2014 4:00:00 PM

    BWall Street Journal | December 4, 2014 

    Admissions teams used to think candidates who applied in the later rounds were either disorganized or undesirable, but now they regard them as a possible “offbeat catch.”

  • Business Schools Feed Employers' Leadership Development Tracks |
    12/1/2014 7:00:00 AM | December 1, 2014 

    As more global companies look to MBAs for their leadership development pipelines, business schools are serving as a cluster of leadership developers. The GMAC Alumni Perspectives Survey is cited regarding the importance to MBAs of soft skills on the job.

  • London Business School Tops the 2014 FT European Ranking | Financial Times
    11/30/2014 7:00:00 AM

    Financial Times | November 30, 2014

    London Business School’s one-year master’s in management for pre-experience students, rather than its two-year MBA, was the key to being ranked by the Financial Times as the top business school in Europe. Meanwhile, Poets & Quants used its consolidated rankings approach to name LBS the No. 1 international business school and put Stanford Graduate School of Business at the top in the U.S.

  • The MBA scholarship wars |
    11/20/2014 7:00:00 AM | November 20, 2014

    Even elite MBA programs are using deep discounts to fight for talented applicants. But the end of such largesse may be in sight if an uptick in domestic MBA applications cools down intense competition for students. Results from GMAC’s Applications Trends Report are cited, and GMAC’s Rich D’Amato is quoted.

  • Just These 5 Lessons Made the MBA Worth the Money |
    11/19/2014 7:00:00 AM | November 20, 2014

    “Teams make better decisions than individuals” and “nearly every business activity can be distilled to a project” are among the insights a former journalist gained from the “invaluable investment” in himself when he sought an MBA.

  • The real reason women fall behind in their careers: their husbands, Harvard study finds | Globe and Mail
    11/19/2014 7:00:00 AM

    Globe and Mail | November 19, 2014

    Expectations at home have prevented—and may yet prevent—many women from achieving their career aspirations, according to a study of Harvard MBA graduates.

  • Masters of Startup | Inc. Magazine
    11/6/2014 6:30:00 AM

    Inc. Magazine | November 2014

    More M.B.A. graduates are forsaking corporations to launch their own companies. Why? Because entrepreneurship is cool. (But you already knew that)

  • The Most and Least Valuable M.B.A.s | The Atlantic Monthly
    10/25/2014 7:30:00 AM

    The Atlantic Monthly | October 25, 2014

    It's not much of a surprise that some graduate degrees are better investments than others: an MBA is better than a master's in geography, a JD is better than a doctorate in aerospace engineering, and PhDs in history are worst of all.

  • Some MBAs Are Now Making $185,000 Right Out of School | Business
    10/24/2014 7:30:00 AM

    Business | October 24, 2014

    The business schools at Dartmouth College and the University of Michigan have published early Class of 2014 pay and placement data that reach the highest levels since the 2007–09 recession—“a likely harbinger of good news to come from the nation's top business schools.” Meanwhile, better networking, more access to a variety of jobs and more fun are among 11 Reasons Why Getting an MBA Beats Getting a CFA.

  • Ending the Traditional MBA | Inside Higher Ed
    10/23/2014 7:00:00 AM

    Inside Higher Ed | October 23, 2014 

    Wake Forest University is cancelling its full-time MBA program, which has seen enrollment drop from 123 to 98 in the past five years. In the same period, its year-round evening and weekend MBA program for working professionals has grown from 242 to 304.

  • Business schools work to bridge the gap between academia and industry | Financial Post
    10/15/2014 7:30:00 AM

    Financial Post | October 15, 2014

    Canadian business professors are injecting more applied business education into the classroom to make courses more relevant and meet the changing requirements of international accrediting bodies.

  • Women in business – Chandra Crawford, EMBA student |
    10/12/2014 7:00:00 AM | October 12, 2014

    A profile of a 2006 Canadian Olympic gold medalist and current MBA candidate references GMAT-prep videos in which she says, "I prepared exactly like I would for my Olympic ski race. It really worked."

  • MBA Rankings Lose Lustre As Business Education Becomes Global | Business Because
    10/7/2014 7:30:00 AM

    Business Because | October 7, 2014

    As business schools compete to lure the best students and the education market becomes more global, being able to distinguish the best MBA programs for the rest is becoming more difficult.

  • Peter Thiel on Creativity: Asperger’s Promotes It, Business School Crushes It | Bloomberg Businessweek
    10/7/2014 7:30:00 AM

    Bloomberg Businessweek | October 7, 2014

    MBA programs produce thinkers who tend to buy into innovations only once they’ve peaked, Pay-Pal founder and venture capitalist Peter Thiel said while on a book tour that has stopped at several business schools.

  • Beware Higher Ed Doomsayers | Chronicle of a Higher Education
    10/6/2014 7:30:00 AM

    Chronicle of Higher Education | October 6, 2014

    For more than a century, there have been predictions about the impending demise of higher education. They have all proved wrong.

  • Two-year MBAs still the gold standard | Toronto Globe and Mail
    10/3/2014 7:00:00 AM

    Toronto Globe and Mail | October 3, 2014

    International students continue to account for more than half of applicants to two-year MBA and master of finance programs worldwide, notes coverage of the recently released GMAC 2014 Application Trends Survey. GMAC’s Michelle Sparkman Renz is quoted. Additional coverage out of the UK is to be found in Business Because.

  • The MBA of the Future Needs a Different Toolbox |
    10/1/2014 7:30:00 AM | October 1, 2014

    Dean Richard Lyons of the Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley recently opined that in the next five to 10 years, 50 percent of business schools could be put out of business by the online delivery of business programs. This article explores another impact that technology could have on graduate business programs, requiring substantial change to the traditional MBA curriculum.

  • M.B.A. Applications Still on a Hot Streak | At Work blog
    10/1/2014 6:00:00 AM At Work blog | October 1, 2014

    Driven by an improved global economic climate and more MBA hiring, applicant pools grew at 61 percent of the full-time, two-year MBA programs that participated in the 2014 GMAC Application Trends Survey. That’s an increase from 50 percent in 2013 and 43 percent in 2012. GMAC’s Michelle Sparkman Renz is quoted. Poets & Quants notes that the proportion of female applicants dropped to 37 percent.

  • Two-year MBA Programmes See Applications Rise for Second Year |
    9/29/2014 7:00:00 AM | September 29, 2014 

    Nearly two-thirds of full-time, two-year MBA programs reported increasing or stable application volumes, according to GMAC’s just-released Application Trends Survey. One-year MBA and master’s in finance programs reported declines. GMAC President Sangeet Chowfla is quoted.

  • Forget the MBA | BBC Capital
    9/26/2014 7:00:00 AM

    BBC Capital | September 26, 2014 

    Ron Alsop reports that “…a growing number of people are hoping MOOCs will be a ticket to a new job or promotion—without the cost and time required to secure a traditional university degree.”

  • How U.S. Colleges Are Screwing Up Their Books, in Three Charts |
    9/24/2014 7:00:00 AM

    Bloomberg | September 24, 2014 

    An updated analysis of colleges’ balance sheets indicates that more U.S. schools are financially “at risk,” according to Jeff Denneen of Bain & Co. and Tom Dretler of Sterling Capital Partners.

  • A Handful of Elite Business Schools Are Also Academic Powerhouses | Bloomberg
    9/23/2014 6:30:00 AM

    Bloomberg | September 23, 2014 

    Chicago Booth, Texas A&M’s Mays, and Duke’s Fuqua are among the business schools with three or more research “rock stars” who have written papers in the top 1 percent of citations in their fields, according to a Thomson Reuters report.

  • How MBA Students Fund Their Business School Qualification | South China Morning Post
    9/22/2014 7:30:00 AM

    South China Morning Post | September 22, 2014 

    Using data released by GMAC earlier this month, the SCMP writes, “…comparatively little attention has been focused on how students actually fund their studies and what steps are necessary to make ends meet while still taking the course. To shed light on the issue, GMAC has conducted a survey on what goes into the ‘financing mix’ when it comes to paying for business school, and the results are likely to raise a few eyebrows.”

  • NFL Players Union Helps Former Players Get a Leg Up | AssociationsNow
    9/15/2014 7:30:00 AM

    Associations Now | September 15th, 2014

    Working with Indiana University, the NFL Players Association is offering its members access to an MBA program. The goal: to ensure that players have just as much success off the field as they do on it.

  • Three Simple Ways to Reinvent Business Education | BloombergBusinessweek
    9/15/2014 7:00:00 AM

    BloombergBusinessweek | September 15th, 2014

    It used to be that an MBA from a prestigious business school guaranteed success for both the MBA holder and the organization that hired him. That’s no longer true. The business climate has changed, and that makes continuous reinvention necessary for organizations, careers, and yes, even business schools.

  • Top US university in Africa graduates first students | University World News
    9/15/2014 5:30:00 AM

    University World News | September 15th, 2014

    Internationally respected Carnegie Mellon University became the first highly ranked American institution to operate a fully-fledged campus in Africa when it set up in tiny, post-conflict Rwanda in September 2011. The first batch of students graduated last month.

  • Future of the executive education: Unbundled MBA | CNBC/USA Today, USA
    9/14/2014 7:00:00 AM

    CNBC/USA Today, USA | September 14, 2014

    In a quarter of a century, most business students will never enter a classroom.

  • Masters in Management Options Are Growing Fast | Financial Times, UK
    9/14/2014 7:00:00 AM

    Financial Times, UK | September 14, 2014

    The fear that master’s in management programs will cannibalize MBA programs is unfounded, according to a report accompanying the Financial Times’ recently released 2014 MIM rankings. London Business School, together with IE in Spain and Northwestern’s Kellogg School and Duke in the US, have set up the International Masters in Management Association to help promote the degree.

  • First-Round Deadlines Are Three Weeks Away. Find Out if You're Ready | BloombergBusinessweek
    9/8/2014 7:30:00 AM

    BloombergBusinessweek | September 8, 2014

    GMAC’s Eric Chambers provides insight and tips based on his day as admissions officer at Wharton to help applicants get ready and remember to say thank you.

  • Are Colleges Producing Career-Ready Graduates? | The Wall Street Journal
    9/3/2014 6:00:00 AM

    The Wall Street Journal | September 3rd, 2014

    It's time to stop debating the value of a college education, say a pair of professors from New York University and the University of Virginia. Instead, they say in a new book, parents and employers should ask whether schools are doing much to help students become productive adults.

  • Is It Time To Take Your Career To Asia? |
    7/31/2014 7:00:00 AM | July 29, 2014

    Asia is a growing market for MBA talent, writes columnist Matt Symods. GMAC's Corporate Recruiters Survey is cited and GMAC board member Sean Ferguson of HKUST Business School is featured in an accompanying video.

  • Africa is final frontier for graduate management education |, Nigeria
    7/29/2014 7:00:00 AM, Nigeria | July 29, 2014

    In a Q&A, GMAC’s Ron Sibert discusses GMAC’s efforts to grow the pipeline of qualified graduate business school candidates in Africa.

  • GMAT rules | The Hindu, India
    7/27/2014 5:00:00 PM

    The Hindu, India | July 27, 2014

    In a Q&A, GMAC’s Gaurav Srivastava discusses the demand for quality management education and the GMAT exam in India.

  • MBA student fees fund management research | Times Higher Education, UK
    7/24/2014 7:30:00 AM

    Times Higher Education, UK | July 24, 2014

    GMAC’s Sangeet Chowfla discusses the implications of a funding model in which business students subsidize research.

  • Germany warms to the MBA | Financial Times, metered paywall
    7/21/2014 7:00:00 AM

    Financial Times, metered paywall | July 21, 2014

    German business schools are gaining stature as the number of GMAT test takers sending scores to Germany has tripled in five years. GMAC’s Ben Glover is quoted.

  • Timeline: When to Apply for Business School |
    7/21/2014 7:00:00 AM | July 22, 2014

    An interactive timeline lays out the multiple application rounds at many business schools; the Take the GMAT section includes a video featuring GMAC’s Joanna Graham.

  • Finance Led Early MBA Job Offers This Year | Poets and Quants
    7/20/2014 7:00:00 AM

    Poets and Quants | July 20, 2014

    More than a quarter of the class of 2014 business school graduates with early job offers are headed into finance or accounting sectors, with consulting the most popular sector for career switchers, according to The B-School Job Market in 6 Graphs, a PowerPoint analysis of the Global Management Education Graduate Survey.

  • Startups, Tech Companies Shop for More MBA Hires | Bloomberg
    7/18/2014 7:00:00 AM

    Bloomberg | July 18, 2014

    On-campus recruiting is up at business schools, with new companies leading the way, says a survey by the MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance. Overall findings, and those regarding the technology industry, echo GMAC's Corporate Recruiters Survey earlier this year.

  • Integrating Self-Development Skills into Your Graduate Management Program | Graduate Management News
    7/15/2014 6:00:00 AM

    Graduate Management News | July 15, 2014

    The S P Jain Institute of Management and Research has integrated Reflect by GMAc to help students improve the “being” skills that employers look for, says Atish Chattopadhyay who presented a session at GMAC’s Annual Conference. Also in the July Graduate Management News: Using content marketing to attract MBA students, the corporate perspective on diversity recruitment, a GMAC Annual Conference wrap-up, and the online update to the Official Guide for GMAT® Review 2015.

  • 'Official Guide for GMAT Review' Series Gets Online Update | GMAC News Center
    7/14/2014 7:30:00 AM

    GMAC News Center | July 14, 2014

    The best-selling Official Guide for GMAT® Review 2015 series is adding online content, videos and a study tool that allows test takers to build customized practice sets. An Official GMAT blog post on gives tips on building customized practice sets.

  • Students opt for internships with impact |, metered paywall
    7/13/2014 7:00:00 AM, metered paywall | July 13, 2014

    More business students are pursuing internships, often unpaid, in social entrepreneurship or impact investing.

  • B-Schools Finally Acknowledge: Companies Want MBAs Who Can Code | Bloomberg
    7/11/2014 7:00:00 AM

    Bloomberg | July 11, 2014

    Business schools are responding to tech companies' demand for code-literate managers with electives to teach MBA students to code. GMAC’s Corporate Recruiters and Global Management Education Graduate Survey are cited.

  • The astounding boom in undergrad business education | Poets and Quants for Undergrads
    7/9/2014 7:00:00 AM

    Poets and Quants for Undergrads | July 9, 2014

    Getting into a top undergraduate business program is getting tougher as applications to AACSB-accredited US programs were up 14 percent from 2008-09 to 2012-13.

  • How a Class That Graduated in the Early Days of the Recession Has Fared Since | Chronicle of Higher Education
    7/8/2014 7:00:00 AM

    Chronicle of Higher Education | July 8, 2014

    A US government report titled "Baccalaureate and Beyond: A First Look at the Employment Experiences and Lives of College Graduates, 4 Years On" finds that four years after graduating, 6.7 percent of class of 2008 college graduates were unemployed and 7.9 percent were out of the workforce

  • Consider a Career in Manufacturing as an MBA |
    7/3/2014 7:00:00 AM | July 3, 2014

    Class of 2014 business school graduates surveyed in GMAC’s Graduate Management Education Graduate Survey had high early success rates on the job market, a sign that manufacturing is coming back in the US and offering opportunities for MBAs.

  • Want to Get Into Business School? Write Less, Talk More | Wall Street Journal
    7/3/2014 7:00:00 AM

    Wall Street Journal | July 3, 2014

    Numerous top MBA programs are trimming their application essay requirements, which pumps up their application volumes and allows them to focus more on interactions with applicants.

  • No prep, no clue. How I took the GMAT cold | Globe and Mail, Canada
    6/26/2014 7:00:00 AM

    Globe and Mail, Canada | June 24, 2014

    Journalist Adam Stanley writes a first-person account of taking the GMAT exam without preparing. GMAC’s Tracey Briggs is quoted, as is former GMAC staffer Trevor Reaske.

  • Score Preview Added to Graduate Management Admission Test | GMAC News Center
    6/25/2014 7:00:00 PM

    GMAC News Center, | June 25, 2014

    Starting Friday, GMAT test takers will be able to see their unofficial scores at the test center before deciding whether to accept or cancel them. The change is part of GMAC's efforts to make the test easier to take and to give test takers more control over the score reporting process.

  • MBA Students Can Help Spice Up Your Startup's Special Sauce |
    6/24/2014 6:00:00 AM | June 24, 2014

    Karen Mishra, assistant marketing professor at Meredith Collge, explains how entrepreneurs can use consulting teams of MBA students to benefit their start-ups and give the students valuable consulting experience.  Also, on LinkedIn: George Iliev of AMBA lists four dangers of doing an MBA before age 25.

  • Leverage Job Prospects With a Masters in Accounting |
    6/19/2014 7:00:00 AM | June 19, 2014

    Some 45 percent of employers globally plan to hire new master of accounting graduates this year, up from 36 percent last year, according to GMAC’s Corporate Recruiters Survey.

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