Operation B-School: Finding the Right MBA

Information overload makes finding the right B-school more difficult than it needs to be. Here’s how to find what you need, and toss what you don’t.

Poets & Quants

Poets & Quants was created by John A. Byrne, the man who spearheaded a new M.B.A. ranking while working at BusinessWeek in the late 1980s. According to Byrne, the site aims to eventually give students in-depth looks at hundreds of degree programs, including what he calls the brutal truth about facilities, teaching methods and reputations. And, according to the site’s about page, the goal is … [ Read more ]

MBA Pay: Top B-Schools, Top Dollar

Exclusive new research shows that grads of top business schools earn far more than lesser-ranked peers, both at graduation and over the long haul.

The College Visit 101

There’s no substitute for a campus visit to help decide on a business school. Careful planning will make for a more productive trip.

Business as UNusual

Thinking of applying to business school? Want to see what students say about how their programs address social and environmental issues? Check out the annual Business as Unusual: the Net Impact Student Guide to Graduate Business Programs.

Business as UNusual was established in 2006 in response to numerous inquiries from business school applicants who wanted to know what programs focused on social and environmental issues. We … [ Read more ]

An Insider’s Guide to America’s Top Business Schools: The truth about student life in the nation’s premier MBA programs

Quit worrying. If you’re choosing among the 25 schools in this guide, you’re going to get a great education. These schools attract the best of the best: The professors are top-notch, and the students are superachievers. The academic programs are rigorous, and the classrooms, with few exceptions, are the glitziest around. Arming yourself with an MBA from any one of these schools will open doors … [ Read more ]

Finding the Right Business School

Graham Richmond, co-founder of MBA admissions consultant Clear Admit, offers tips on how to find the “best fit” business school


skoolix is a site geared toward prospective MBA students. It’s primary function is a search tool that will find 15 out of the top 100 US full-time MBAs that best match your preferences AND your competitiveness after you answer an 18-question assessment.

Editor’s Note: I didn’t find the questions asked to be terribly detailed or to lend themselves to a rating system better than one’s … [ Read more ]

Wall Street Journal Business-School Snapshots

WSJ offers details and stats on business schools, including contact info, cost, application deadline, WSJ ranking, info about students, student placement statistics, and reputation.

A Small B-School Can Be a Big Plus

Small-town schools offer a lot that big-city schools don’t, especially a close-knit community and strong attachment between student and institution.

Forum MBA

This site, based in London, aims at “promoting the MBA value proposition.” It sponsors MBA fairs and offers articles on various aspects of the MBA degree and MBA careers. The site also offers a searchable database of MBA programs.

M.B.A.’s Are No Longer One Size Fits All

Learn through case studies or hands-on experience? Generalize or drill down? Stay home or go abroad? These are just a few of the choices facing students who are contemplating a master’s in business administration.

In this changing landscape, how does a student find the right educational fit? Of course, time and money often make the choice for you; but all else being equal — which … [ Read more ]

Should I Seek an M.B.A. Degree From a For-Profit University?

Perri Capell on what to consider when choosing a graduate business-school program (specifically, University of Phoenix).


ACCESS MBA is a website geared toward prospective MBAs. The main service offered is the Access MBA Tour which allows prospective students to meet admissions officers in various cities (mostly in Europe and Middle East it seems). There is also a searchable program directory and other content from various partner sources.

MBA.co.za – Choosing the Right MBA

Part of the MBA.co.za portal, which is focused on the MBA degree in South Africa, but offering useful information for any prospective MBA student. Topics covered include:
– The MBA options
– What does an MBA teach?
– Choosing an MBA programme – a checklist
– Choosing a business school – a checklist
– MBA rankings
– Re-accreditation raises the standards of South … [ Read more ]


This site offers worldwide directory of MBA schools and programs that includes admission tips, scholarship links, and glossary of terms.


Masterguide.org is an objective and independent on-line information service about non-MBA Master programmes in Business and Economics that are taught at leading European business schools and universities (around 100 programmes are listed with detailed information).

The site does also provide second hand information about MBA courses, but it is the focus on regular Master programmes (MA/MSc) that makes it unique.

All Business Schools

Whether you’re searching for part-time MBA programs, full-time MBA programs, or online MBA programs — or looking to get your bachelor’s degree in business or associate’s degree in business — All Business Schools makes it easy to find the programs that interest you. Search for business schools by location, program type, or specialty. Then read detailed fact sheets on these programs and request admissions information. … [ Read more ]


GRADSOURCE.com provides a database of over 1,200 grad schools with detailed information on graduate programs. Featuring grad programs in business, engineering, nursing, health, and teaching. In addition you’ll find member schools from accrediting bodies such as AACSB and NCATE, monthly features, test prep resources and the ability to request application packages.


The guys behind Todo MBA now bring you a global MBA Directory, currently (11/2003) with more than 1,103 links to MBA programs and business schools around the world. The goal is to have more than 3,000 links febrery 2004.