Interview with John Byrne

John A. Byrne

This week’s episode of Accepted Admissions Straight Talk features an exciting interview with John Byrne of Poets and Quants. Check out the full recording for some great insights into MBA rankings, admissions, the ROI of an MBA, and more.

00:32:25 – Meet our guest, John Byrne, founder of C-Change Media, parent company of Poets and Quants, prolific author, and designer of the original Businessweek rankings.

01:40:50 – A labor of love: How John got involved in MBA Rankings, and how some of the top rankings systems work (or don’t work).

17:23:50 – The move from editor-in-chief of Businesweek to MBA and graduate education guru.

20:21:50 – What’s next for Poets and Quants? An inside look at an exciting upcoming project.

27:01:00 – Is there rhyme or reason to the winners and losers in the application volume stats at US full-time MBA programs?  And why is GMAT-taking at a record high?

34:47:50 – Business education trends to expect over the next couple of years. This will make you smile.

38:55:00 – Words of wisdom for applicants applying this fall.

43:16:00 – One last point: the benefit of an MBA. Wow!

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