- HBS Takes on the World- Poets and Quants reports that Harvard Business School is making a major change to its MBA curriculum—for the first time ever it has decided to send an entire class abroad. Starting this month HBS will send 900 MBA students to 10 foreign countries as part of a new weeklong “global immersion experience.” In groups of six, students will work with 140 organizations, creating new products in developing markets. P&Q is calling it “arguably the boldest experiment ever carried out in graduate business education.”
- The New Business School Dean- The Chronicle of Education looks at a report published by the Korn/Ferry Institute, “The Business School Dean Redefined,” which shows how the business school dean model has recently changed. B-school deans are no longer individuals with one specific specialty in economics or finance; rather, they are better known for their management skills. Sally Blount, Dean of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and Nitin Nohria, Dean of Harvard Business School, are two examples of deans that have “CEO-style breadth and organizational expertise over more-narrow academic mastery.”
- EMBAs Are The Big New Year’s Resolution- Advisor One looks at how EMBAs have become a must among midcareer financial execs looking for new ways to manage their businesses. Linda Abraham, founder of Accepted.com and co-author of the new book, MBA Admission for Smarties, explains, “these programs are looking for progress at work, responsibility at work, leadership at work,” so “your resume has to resonate.” To learn more about how to get accepted to the right programs, check out MBA Admission for Smarties!
- B-School Deans Focus on Creativity in the New Year- Bloomberg BusinessWeek reports that business school deans are dedicated to students thinking “deeply, creatively, and boldly” about global issues and the greater good in 2012. Every year Bloomberg BusinessWeek asks b-school deans what their New Year’s resolutions are; this year their goals are about creating “more thoughtful and present leaders” for the future.
- Using International Admissions to Your Advantage- A new analysis by Poets and Quants shows which schools have more students from different geographic areas. These stats can help you understand how you might fit into a school’s student body. However, realize that if you don’t know the percentage of different international students in the applicant pool at any given school, you really don’t know which schools favor which geographic areas.
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