- An article in Inside Higher Ed examines Wake Forest University’s Schools of Business climb in the rankings. The school’s success is due to its focus on job placement and career management. This news only highlights how important it is for business schools to advocate on behalf of their students looking for employment.
- With all the outsiders debating the importance of getting an MBA, the Huffington Post takes a look at a dean’s insider perspective on the value of a graduate degree in business. Joe Thomas, the Dean of Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, explores how MBA programs have grown and become increasingly valuable over the years.
- Bloomberg Businessweek has assembled a list of what business school professors think MBA students should read over the summer to prepare for the following school year. The top choices include: Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust (Times Books, April 2011) by Diana B. Henriques, Billions of Entrepreneurs: How China and India are Reshaping their Futures and Yours (Harvard Business Press, March 2011) by Tarun Khanna, and How to Write a Sentence and How to Read One (Harper, January 2011) by Stanley Fish.
- An article in The Financial Times announced that the Kenan-Flager school at University of North Carolina will launch a dual-degree program with the school of pharmacy. The new PharmD/MBA degree will allow students to earn both a doctorate in pharmacy and an MBA in five years.
- US News evaluates how American MBA programs have encouraged their students to learn about the modern day global economy through classroom study and treks abroad. However, Guy Pfeffermann, founder and CEO of the Global Business School Network, feels not enough is being done and “schools need to bring in more students from emerging markets and developing countries.”
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