Forbes Announces Top Ten Business Schools

  

Forbes has just released its list of the top business schools in America. The Forbesranking methodology is based on the return on investment achieved by the class of 2006. They surveyed 16,000 alumni at over 100 schools and received feedback from 30% of those grads. They then compared the earnings of the respondents from 2006-2011 to the cost of business school.

While Forbes lists 74 top schools, the top ten are:

  1. Harvard
  2. Stanford
  3. Chicago (Booth)
  4. Pennsylvania (Wharton)
  5. Columbia
  6. Dartmouth (Tuck)
  7. Northwestern (Kellogg)
  8. Cornell (Johnson)
  9. Virginia (Darden)
  10. MIT (Sloan)

Poets and Quants analyzes the Forbes’ data in terms of winners and losers, those who went up in the Forbes’ rankings and those who went down; it provides a useful table comparing the salary data by school to previous years’ salary data.

Of greater interest to me is the overall profitable MBA picture presented by the Forbes data: every single program in the top 74 has positive ROI, admittedly less in more expensive locales and a few in single digits, but the overwhelming majority showed a greater than 20% gain after five years. And that’s despite the recession.

So for those of you who have professional goals that require an MBA, it looks like a solid investment.   

Linda AbrahamBy , President and Founder of Accepted.com

 

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UVA Darden 2012 MBA Application Questions, Deadlines, Tips.

The 2013 UVA Darden MBA tips are now available.  Click here to check them out!

This UVA Darden 2012 MBA Application tip post is one of a series of posts providing MBA application and essay advice for applicants to top MBA programs around the world. Check out the entire 2012 MBA Application Tips series for more valuable MBA essay advice. 

UVA Darden 2012 MBA Essay Question

Share your perspective on leadership in the workplace and describe how it has been shaped by the increasing influence of globalization. (500 words maximum)

Darden has taken a whole new approach with its application this year. Just one essay to write and just one essay to impress them with.

The question gets to the heart of two key topics in graduate management education: leadership and globalization.  You essay will have to share your perspective on leadership and tie it to multi-cultural or international experience.

Since the essay is only 500 words and the topic is quite broad, you will need to focus, focus, focus.

A couple of possible approaches to this question:

  • Start with an anecdote showing you in a leadership role where you did well. Analyze your success and how you were influenced by an international experience or some aspect of globalization.
  • Start with an influential experience and then bring it forward to your perspective on leadership. End with a situation where you successfully applied lessons learned to lead in a multi-ethnic or national setting.

If you would like professional guidance with your UVA Darden MBA application, please consider Accepted’s MBA essay editing and MBA admissions consulting or our UVA Darden School Packages, which include advising, editing, interview coaching, and a resume edit for the Darden MBA application.

UVA Darden 2012 MBA Application Deadlines

Round Due Date Notification
Round 1
Oct. 17, 2011 Dec. 21, 2011
Round 2
Jan. 12, 2012 Mar. 28, 2012
Round 3
Apr. 4, 2012 May 16, 2012

Linda Abraham By , President and Founder of Accepted.com.


Darden Introduces Concentrations

  

Darden ImageAccording to a Darden press release, the UVA business school has formally instituted concentrations within its full-time MBA program. MBA students will choose from the following career or theme tracks:

Career Tracks:

  • Asset Management/Sales & Trading
  • Corporate Finance/Investment Banking
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Consumer Marketing
  • Business To Business Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management

Theme Tracks:

  • Corporate Innovation
  • Business Development and Growth
  • Market Analytics
  • Sustainability

The release goes on to assure the public that the school is still fully committed to general management, but that students should also have some specialist training.

“We’re not backing off our focus of preparing general managers for a long and successful career. However, we also don’t want businesses to have the perception that our students aren’t capable of being specialists too–particularly at the outset of their careers,” explains Robert Carraway, professor and senior associate dean at Darden. “We think that we develop students in areas of finance, for example, as well as anyone in the world and not just for the long term but for the short term.  Just because Darden is always ranked at the very top in terms of general management schools, that’s not at the expense of our ability to be really good in specialized areas.”

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A Few of the Mostest at Accepted.com

This is the time of year to look back at the most, best, (worst), etc. I am going to stick to the positive.

Top Ten Most Visited Accepted Admissions Almanac Posts of 2010:

In a nutshell, rankings and application tip posts rule. (I am only listing the current tip post when last year’s tip post also made the list):

  1. Financial Times Global 2010 MBA Rankings
  2. Forbes ROI MBA Rankings for 2010
  3. Harvard HBS 2011 MBA Application Questions, Deadlines, Tips
  4. INSEAD 2011 MBA Application Questions, Deadlines, Tips
  5. NYU Stern 2011 MBA Application Questions, Tips, Deadlines
  6. Common Application Essay Tips
  7. Columbia 2011 MBA Application Questions, Deadlines, Tips
  8. 2010 MBA Rankings Released by BusinessWeek
  9. Kellogg 2011 MBA Application Questions, Deadlines, Tips
  10. London Business School 2011 MBA Application Questions, Deadlines, Tips

Three Most Commented Accepted Admissions Almanac Posts of 2010

  1. Harvard HBS 2010 MBA Application Questions, Deadlines, Tips (269)
  2. INSEAD 2010 MBA Application Questions, Deadlines, Tips (246)
  3. INSEAD 2011 MBA Application Questions, Deadlines, Tips (60)

Keep ‘em coming! (Please post your questions about this year’s applications on this year’s tips.)

Five Most Popular Articles on Accepted.com of 2010:

  1. Go for the Goals in your Statement of Purpose
  2. Tips for Writing Letters of Recommendation for Medical School
  3. 4 Must-Haves in Residency Personal Statements
  4. MBA Admissions: Low GMAT or GPA 
  5. Sample MBA Interview Questions

Most Popular Resources of 2010:

Our Absolute, Best, Most Superlative Asset: YOU, our readers, followers, fans, subscribers, and most of all, our clients.

On behalf of Accepted’s staff, this post is where I

Thank you, all of you Acceptees, for making 2010 our best year ever!

By Linda Abraham, President and Founder of Accepted.com.

Discover Darden: UVA MBA Admissions Q&A Tomorrow!

Do you have questions about UVA Darden‘s admissions process or program? Join us for an interactive Q&A on Monday, December 13, 2010 at 10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET/6:00 PM GMT, during which Sara Neher, Assistant Dean of MBA Admissions, will be available to address all your Darden concerns. Are you wondering what the MBA experience at Darden is like? Would you like to know more about Darden’s focus on general management and its use of the case method? And what does the school’s expectation “to be engaged and engage others” really mean? What’s Darden’s approach to community life? Take advantage of this opportunity to truly discover what Darden has to offer in terms of perspective, involvement, connectivity, and impact, and to boost your chances of getting in to this top MBA program!

Register now to reserve your spot for UVA Darden’s MBA Q&A.

What time is that for me? Click on the link to find out the exact time for your location.

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Sustainable MBAs

Thinking about a career in sustainable enterprise?  Each year the Aspen Institute ranks MBA programs in their Beyond Grey Pinstripes edition on the schools’ ability to provide curriculum, research and careers while looking at the triple bottom line.  This list continues to grow, but according to the 2010 rankings, candidates looking at MBA programs that embrace social enterprise and green initiatives should consider the following schools:

Top Ten Lists

Rank- United States Schools
1 U. of Michigan (Ross)
2 Yale School of Management
3 Stanford Graduate School of Business
4 Notre Dame (Mendoza)
5 UC Berkeley (Haas)
6 NYU (Stern)
7 Columbia Business School
8 U. of Virginia (Darden)
9 Cornell (Johnson)
10 GWU School of Business
 
Rank- International Schools
1 York (Schulich)
2 RSM Erasmus
3 IE Business School
4 Nottingham University Business School
5 Griffith Business School
6 INSEAD
7 McGill (Desautels)
8 ESADE Business School
9 Concordia (John Molson)
10 U. of Stellenbosch Business School
 
Rank- Courseworkthe schools that best- and most frequently- integrate social, environmental and ethical issues into the classroom experience
1 Yale School of Management
2 Stanford Graduate School of Business
3 U. of Michigan (Ross)
4 York (Schulich)
5 Notre Dame (Mendoza)
6 IE Business School
7 NYU (Stern)
8 UC Berkeley (Haas)
9 Wisconsin School of Business
10 U. of North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler)
 
Rank- Research- faculty at these schools have published the most scholarly articles that address social, environmental, or ethical issues in peer-reviewed, business journals in calendar years 2007-2008
1 York (Schulich)
2 U. of Michigan (Ross)
3 Notre Dame (Mendoza)
4 UC Berkeley (Haas)
5 U. of Virginia (Darden)
6 Nottingham University Business School
7 RSM Erasmus
7 U. of Navarra (IESE)
9 Concordia (John Molson)
10 U. of Western Ontario (Ivey)
 

Need assistance sorting through the schools?  My colleagues and I will help you narrow your list and create an essay that addresses your passion for sustainability.  Complete a service request and a qualified consultant will help contact you regarding your application needs.

 By Natalie Grinblatt Epstein, former Admissions Dean/Director at 3 top business schools

 

UVA Darden 2011 MBA Application Questions, Deadlines, Tips.

UPDATE: The tips for the 2012 UVA Darden MBA Application are now available online. Please post questions or comments to the new post.

This UVA Darden 2011 MBA Application tip post is one of a series of posts providing MBA application and essay advice for applicants to top MBA programs around the world. You can access the entire series at http://blog.accepted.com/acceptedcom_blog/tag/2011-mba-application-tips. My tips for answering Darden’s essay questions are in blue below.


UVA Darden 2011 MBA Essay Questions

1. The Darden MBA program expects students to actively participate in learning teams, the classroom, and the broader community. Please share one or two examples from your past experience that best illustrate(s) how you will contribute to this highly engaging and hands-on learning environment. (500 words)

Showcase both your knowledge of Darden and your strengths by discussing how you have contributed to organizations or to your community in the past and how you will use the same qualities to contribute to Darden’s community and program.

Like so many essay questions, Darden is asking for one or two example of your contributions in the past. It doesn’t want a theoretical treatise on teamwork or an exposition on the meaning of active participation. It wants one (or two) examples and then commentary on those relate to your anticipated participation in Darden’s student life.

2. Please discuss how a global event that has taken place in the past two years has impacted the way you think about leadership broadly and personally. (500 words)

New question: First you need to refer to an event. The Gulf Oil Spill, the war in Iraq or Afghanstan, the Greek debt crisis, the passage of the U.S. health care bill… the list goes on and on. Have any of these events influenced your thinking about leadership? How did they change or affect your leadership style? What was the impact of the change on you and on those you were leading? All in under 500 words. See “Dealing with Word Limits.”

If you would like help with your Darden MBA application, please consider Accepted’s MBA essay editing, MBA admissions consulting, or a UVA Darden School Package, which provides essay editing, interview coaching, consultation, and a resume editing for the Darden MBA application. And if you purchase before July 31, 2010, to save 10% on all editing and comprehensive packages.

UVA Darden 2011 MBA Application Deadlines

Round Due Date Notification
Round 1
Oct. 14, 2010 Jan. 12, 2011
Round 2
Jan. 5, 2011 Mar. 24, 2011
Round 3
Mar. 30, 2011 May 12, 2011

 

By Linda Abraham, President and Founder of Accepted.com.

2010 AIGAC Conference in Boston

The Charles River Near MIT Sloan

I will run out of superlatives if I attempt to describe the 2010 AIGAC Conference in Boston. Suffice it say that it was extraordinarily illuminating.  MIT Sloan and Harvard Business School graciously and generously hosted the event, which was kicked off by MIT Sloan’s Dean David C. Schmittlein, who discussed the reasoning behind MIT Sloan’s portfolio of programs as well as the school’s three-fold focus on innovation, action learning, and knowledge creation. He was followed by multiple presentations about MIT Sloan, several panels with representatives from Columbia, NYU Stern, Michigan Ross, INSEAD, Tuck, Yale SOM, Haas, Kelley, UCLA Anderson, UVA Darden, and Duke Fuqua. The conference ended at HBS with a dynamic presentation and tour of the magnificent HBS campus. (Ok I’ll can the superlatives.)

Several impressions and take-aways for applicants from the different events and sessions:

MIT Sloan Panels:

From the MIT panels it is clear that MIT is looking for demonstrated success academically and professionally.  The latter translates into success or professional progression that is better than the norm for your peers. In terms of those fuzzy attributes and personal characteristics that schools talk about, Sloan wants to see drive; an ability to build relationships and influence others;  and the establishment, pursuit and achievement of goals.  A few details about the individual programs:

  1. 100% of the MFin grads have jobs this year, this program’s inaugural graduating class.
  2. The EMBA is a program for those in mid-management with a demonstrated record of success who either want to advance in their career or make a slight career change without leaving their job.  Neither sponsorship nor the GMAT is required. (the latter may be requested if MIT has questions about the applicant’s quant skills.)
  3. The LGO program focuses on managing the global production and distribution of goods and services. It is a joint, quant-heavy 24-month program between MIT Sloan and MIT’s School of Engineering. Participants earn both an MBA and an MS in Engineering.

MIT Sloan

We also heard two presentations by MIT Sloan professors. If you have any doubt that MIT Sloan is serious about innovation and global reach, abandon them. The creativity and global impact evident in just these two hours would force you to reshape your views.

Impressions from Conference Day 2 (Multiple presentations by various schools reps)

  • Schools and admissions committee members look at different elements when they evaluate an application.  Pay attention to the nuances.
  • Your informal and personally identifiable interactions with school admissions personnel are highly revealing. They COUNT! Arrogance at any point in time is a death knell for your application (and most relationships too.) Rudeness to a receptionist is a ding. What qualities impress positively? In your essays and interviews, reveal dignity, generosity of spirit, self-awareness, authenticity, and consideration of others. These qualities cannot be faked or “spun.”
  • Regarding financial aid, merit aid tends to go to the top X% based on academic stats. Generally, when evaluating fellowship essays, the readers do not refer to your application essays. Poor credit can prevent you from obtaining the loans necessary for you to attend the school of your dreams if merit aid and your resources don’t cover the tab; get your credit in order before you apply.
  • Regarding career development, the MBA employment picture improved throughout 2009-10. Read the employment reports for schools before you decide to apply and certainly before you decide to attend; you need to know school strengths as revealed in these reports. Understand the role of the career services staff (educating students about effective career planning and job search) and the limitations of that role. (They don’t create or find jobs for you.) Networking, which is about building relationships not the size of your contact list, is more important than ever. In order to build relationships, you must move beyond email.

Harvard Business School

Harvard Business SchoolBaker Library at HBS
At Harvard, we enjoyed an interactive two-hour presentation that was stimulating and engaging. To the extent it reflected the dynamism of the Harvard educational experience, I was extremely impressed.

This visit clarified for me that Harvard’s unparalleled brand is not just a matter of US News Rankings or smoke-and-mirrors branding.  At the same time, HBS is not for everyone, but like any top graduate program, it can be a fantastic experience for the right individuals.

Before the conference started my husband and I met with an acquaintance who is a professor at HBS. The professor was curious about my work, and I was curious about his. He asked me what I believe distinguishes Harvard students from the rest of the applicant pool. I thought for a moment and replied, “Leadership and impact.” He smiled, and the conversation moved on. Just before leaving, I asked him, “From your perspective as an HBS professor, what is a common quality shared by HBS students?” He replied, “I smiled when you answered my question because the students come from incredibly diverse backgrounds. However, if I have to identify a common thread, it would be leadership and impact.” If you are serious about attending Harvard Business School, make sure you demonstrate leadership and impact.

Reflections and Thank yous

Accepted.com staff at HBSAccepted Staff at Aldrich Hall (HBS). Standing: Robbie Walker, Tanis Kmetyk, Paul Bodine. Seated: Cindy Tokumitsu, Jennifer Bloom, Linda Abraham, Judy Gruen
It is our job as admissions consultants to help you choose the best target programs and show that you  belong at your chosen schools. The candor and graciousness shown by the hosting schools as well as by the presenting admissions directors will help Accepted’s staff do exactly that.

I am proud to report that Accepted’s staff was well represented at  the conference. In addition to myself, Jennifer Bloom, Paul Bodine, Judy Gruen, Tanis Kmetyk, Cindy Tokumitsu, and Robbie Walker attended.

Profound thanks to the hosts and presenters as well as to AIGAC, led by Graham Richmond of Clear Admit, and specifically to Maxx Duffy of Maxx Associates and Anna Ivey of Ivey Consulting who co-chaired the event. Thanks also to the sponsors: Veritas Prep, Clear Admit, Hult International Business School, Manhattan GMAT, MBA Podcaster, and Zoom Interviews

Learn More:  Best MBA Programs: A Guide to Choosing the One for You.

By Linda Abraham, President and Founder of Accepted.com.

Stanford Wins First Place for Forbes’ “The Most Satisfied MBAs”

Forbes took its survey findings from “The Best Business Schools” and compiled a second rankings report: “The Most Satisfied MBAs.”

Stanford won top slot for both rankings. It is #1 for providing the best return on investment for its graduates, as well as for churning out MBAs who are extremely satisfied with their current jobs and their completed b-school experience.

The survey shows that Stanford alumni are more likely than grads from any other business school to sing praises to their alma mater. School satisfaction and job satisfaction are closely intertwined with financial success, says Pulin Sanghvi, Stanford GSB Director of Career Management and Stanford GSB ’97 alum. “True satisfaction happens from work-life actualization,” he says, referring to the Dalai Lama’s The Art of Happiness at Work. “We nurture students to pursue career decisions based on their internal drivers. That they then become financial successes is just a bonus.”

The Top Ten US B-Schools with the Most Satisfied Graduates

1.   Stanford GSB

2.   Wharton

3.   Chicago Booth

4.   NYU Stern

5.   Brigham Young University

6.   UC Berkeley Haas

7.   Dartmouth Tuck

8.   UCLA Anderson (tied)

8.   University of Rochester Simon Graduate School of Business (tied)

10. University of Virginia Darden

The Top Ten Non-US B-Schools with the Most Satisfied Graduates

1.   Oxford

2.   IESE

3.   London Business School

4.   IPADE

5.   Insead

6.   HEC-Paris

7.   IMD

8.   ESADE (tied)

8.   IE (tied)

10. Cranfield School of Management

For more information on the value of rankings and how you should (or should not) use them, check out Accepted.com’s new special report on MBA rankings.

 

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MBA Admissions Chats: Cornell, Tuck, Consortium, LBS

We have two great chats coming up next week. If you are applying to Tuck and Cornell, don’t miss these interactive events.

  • Monday, December 14, 2009 at 10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET/6:00 PM GMT Randall Sawyer, Director of Admissions at Cornell’s Johnson School of Business, along with other staff members will answer your questions. Our earlier Cornell Chat was standing room only, so make sure to use this outstanding opportunity to learn about Cornell’s close-knit student life, admission policies and programs. Join us on December 14th!
  • Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET/6:00 PM GMT, Dawna Clarke, Director of Admissions at Dartmouth Tuck, will participate in an online admissions chat with Accepted.com. Discover Dartmouth’s vibrant, intellectual environment, as well as its exceptionally close-knit community. Learn how the Tuck MBA has been providing a world-class business education since 1900 and how you can be part of this legacy of business excellence.

Mark your calendars and then join us in Accepted’s chat room.

Also, this past week we posted two excellent transcripts from earlier Consortium and London Business School chats.

Here is a taste of the Consortium chat which had representatives from Cornell, Darden, McCombs, Ross, Simon, Stern, and Wisconsin answering questions about their programs as well as Consortium policies (The excerpt is a little longer than usual, but really good):

ES (Dec 1, 2009 7:31:15 PM)
Can I send the Consortium applications with my current score and then retake my GMAT and send the new scores? If the answer is yes, can I do that after Jan 5th or it has to be done before that?

ErinNicklesburgWISCONSIN (Dec 1, 2009 7:32:14 PM)
ES – There are limitations to how far beyond the deadline a school may be willing to accept a new GMAT score. Again, I encourage you to reach out to those individual schools to determine their time-line.

Linda Abraham (Dec 1, 2009 7:49:49 PM)
To the entire panel, what are the most common mistakes you see in MBA essays? In Consortium essays?

ChrisGaetaNYU (Dec 1, 2009 7:51:27 PM)
Hi Linda – A common mistake is a poorly written essay. A good career essay will be specific in terms of short-term goals. The applicant really needs to show that they have done their research and they have a solid and logical reason for attending business school.

TonyGreenROCHESTER (Dec 1, 2009 7:52:17 PM)
Regarding essay mistakes, one mistake is lack of thought and research into a decision for an MBA. This is shown by a lack of connection between prior experience and career goals.

AnnRichardsCORNELL (Dec 1, 2009 7:52:49 PM)
Linda – We are always concerned when we see a sloppy application – misspellings, wrong titles or programs. It’s an indication to us that the candidate doesn’t pay attention to detail – if they display this in their application to us, they may be as careless when recruiters.

Linda Abraham (Dec 1, 2009 7:52:52 PM)
I frequently find that candidates confuse areas of interest with career goals.

TonyGreenROCHESTER (Dec 1, 2009 7:52:59 PM)
Great applicant essays clearly state personal skills, and how an MBA will enhance these skills to obtain future career plans.

JonFullerMICHIGAN (Dec 1, 2009 7:53:22 PM)
Linda, one common mistake I see is that the applicant answers a question that s/he *wishes* the school asked instead of actually thoroughly answering the question that was posed. Make sure you answer the question! One good way to check – give your essays to a friend/family member *without* providing the question. Ask them to tell you what was being asked after they’ve read it. If they get the question completely wrong, it’s time to go back to the drawing board.

GettingThere (Dec 1, 2009 7:54:06 PM)
Similarly, what are the most common mistakes you see in the interviews (once you receive feedback)?

Michelle (Dec 1, 2009 7:54:36 PM)
Chris: In terms of being specific in the essays, does it weigh favorably to name the company or organization for which you would like to work? Or should the goal(s) remain broad enough to encompass only an industry or position?

ChrisGaetaNYU (Dec 1, 2009 7:54:47 PM)
Hi Michelle-The more research you can do the better. Industry and specific function are most important. However, if you know some target companies and you want to mention them that is usually a sign that you are on the right track!

JonFullerMICHIGAN (Dec 1, 2009 7:54:51 PM)
GettingThere, make sure you’re prepared and take it very seriously – like you would a job interview. But don’t come across as being cocky or arrogant. You need to show you can play well with others. :)

KellieSaulsVIRGINIA (Dec 1, 2009 7:54:52 PM)
GT: Interviews where the interviewee asks for feedback on the spot are not okay.

ChrisGaetaNYU (Dec 1, 2009 7:55:14 PM)
Regarding interviews, it is always evident which students have not prepared. Answers should be succinct and on point. A 10 minute answer is usually an interview hazard!

AnnRichardsCORNELL (Dec 1, 2009 7:55:17 PM)
Getting There – I like to see confidence in candidates during the interview, so be prepared and be yourself.

KellieSaulsVIRGINIA (Dec 1, 2009 7:55:20 PM)
Yes, have confidence in yourself.

And last but definitely not least: excerpts from the transcript of Monday’s London Business School chat.

Niranjan (Dec 7, 2009 12:10:30 PM)
Hi Oliver & team, I would like to know about the opportunities for entrepreneurial studies and entrepreneurship at London Business School. Specifically: 1) Networking Opportunities (in terms of industrial networking) 2) Help provided by the school post-MBA in start-up 3) Success stories of past from the school.

ErikWilterdingLONDON (Dec 7, 2009 12:13:57 PM)
Niranjan: In addition to Oli’s response, you also have one core course geared towards entrepreneurship, Discovering Entrepreneurial Opportunities. Although I’m looking to pursue a career in Strategy after LBS, this was one of my favorite courses and was principally about how to identify the needs of a given market

OliverAshbyLONDON (Dec 7, 2009 12:16:08 PM)
Hi Niranjan: Entrepreneurship is an extremely important element of the London Business School experience. We have a Centre for Entrepreneurship, bringing top faculty to School. Our alumni network consists of a huge range of entrepreneurs like Tony Wheeler, the founder of the Lonely Planet, who recently gave a multi-million pound donation to the School for a dedicated Entrepreneurship Chair. The School hosts frequent entrepreneurial competitions on campus including the recent Global Security Challenge for Start-ups in the military arena.

MaryFerreiraLONDON (Dec 7, 2009 12:23:28 PM)
Niranjan: I know that Oliver and Eric have outlined some of our entrepreneurial opportunities which run through student and alumni life from things such as student involvement in the Global Social Venture Competition (London Business School is one of the organisers) through to work carried out by Sussex Place Ventures which helps provide seed capital and access to development finance. We have a helpful link on our website which outlines just some of the entrepreneurial activity across London Business School.

Mihir (Dec 7, 2009 12:27:26 PM)
Hannah: How is the CleanTech activity at LBS – activity clubs, internships & recruitment, etc?

MaryFerreiraLONDON (Dec 7, 2009 12:40:31 PM)
Mihir: In connection to CleanTech, I suggest having a look at some of the activity linked to the student organised Responsible Business Club . There is a great elective that our degree programme students can sign up for too. This is called Sustainability – Implications of Environmental and Demographic Change and will be taught by members of our Strategy and Economics group. In addition, just today I heard from two MBA alumni, one (Ishani), whose start-up business, Arctic Holdings, was featured in the papers this weekend. Another, (Gabrielle Weybrecht) has recently written a book that stemmed out of a project she undertook whilst an MBA student at London Business School. Her book is called “The Sustainable MBA: The Manager’s Guide to Green Business”.

By Linda Abraham, President and Founder of Accepted.com.