- While MBA applicants frequently pore over U.S. News’ college rankings, Bloomberg Businessweek reports that the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business gave U.S. News inaccurate job-placement data in order to boost its rankings. An internal investigation discovered that many of the graduates listed as employed had questionable employment opportunities, and many who were listed as not looking for work were in fact beating the pavement.
- Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business announced that 70% of its alumni contributed to its annual giving campaign (TAG) in 2011, the highest percentage of participants in the history of the school. To put this number in perspective, the average percentage of alumni that give to the top 20 business schools is around 20%. You can see why Tuck is very proud of that achievement!
- An article in The Financial Times reported that 76% of Business schools have seen a rise in on-campus recruiting activity in the past year, according to the MBA Career Services Council. This exciting news fits with the positive report already published by GMAC about the growing number of recruiters on campus. Things are definitely looking up for future MBA graduates.
- Inside Higher Ed looks at the third annual Entrepreneurship in Education Summit that recently took place at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. The competition received 200 submissions and both first prizes of $25,000 went to Alexandre Scialom. He received the first-prize for theCourseBook, a site that works like Yelp to assist lifelong learners find and select courses after they’ve left college. And the second-place prize was for Intellidemia, a syllabus-management platform Scialom created.
- UC Berkeley Haas School of Business reports that 87% of its full-time class of 2011 has received job offers. The median base salary for these jobs is $115,000, with a signing bonus of around $22,500. These jobs have come from 135 organizations in 19 countries. Top hiring firms include Google, Apple, McKinsey & Company, Deloitte Consulting, Microsoft, Samsung, PG&E, and The Boston Consulting Group.
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