Are These MBAs Best For Entrepreneurs?

For the third consecutive time in three rankings of the best MBA programs for would-be entrepreneurs, Stanford’s Graduate School of Business came out on top, according to the new Financial Times’ 2017 list. But the results of this ranking–doubled to 50 schools from last year’s 25–is all over the place.

The FT cautioned readers not to compare this year’s ranking results with previous years due to … [ Read more ]

Yet Another MBA Ranking In The Works

Times Higher Education (THE) announced that it will team up with The Wall Street Journal to publish yet another set of rankings on MBA programs and specialty master’s programs in finance and management.

The British weekly magazine, which claims a readership of 380,000, will join an already crowded field of media players to publish its first rankings in the spring of 2018 after what it called … [ Read more ]

A New Rankings Revolt In The Making?

Elliot Bendoly of Ohio State has co-authored a new research paper that is the latest attack on business school rankings.

The Most Popular Online MBA Programs

A look at some of the schools and programs found in the U.S. News ranking of online MBAs.

The Best B-Schools For MBA Startups

Each year, when we compile our list of top MBA startups, we take a look at the schools producing the most ventures to make the list. The list ranks ventures founded by MBA graduates in the past five years solely on venture capital raised.

U.S. News’ 2017 Ranking Of The Best Online MBAs

For the third consecutive year, the online MBA program at Temple University’s Fox School of Business today (Jan. 10) won the No. 1 spot in U.S. News & World Report‘s ranking of the best MBAs delivered via the Internet. Among the top 24 ranked schools, there are some notable changes.

QS Distance Online MBA Rankings 2016

These rankings consider several aspects of a good and well-rounded education. Amongst these aspects were employability,accreditation, the number of students enrolled, and faculty and teaching. The top 10 for 2016 are:
1 Warwick Business School, UK
2 IE Business School, Spain
3 Alliance Manchester Business School, UK
4 Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, USA
5 Oxford Brookes University Business, UK
6 The Open University Business School, The Open University, UK
7 … [ Read more ]

Who Turns Down the Best Business Schools?

Plenty of MBA hopefuls are thankful to get an acceptance letter from any of their top-choice schools (most of them applied to three or four, Bloomberg data show). Some lucky students, however, get accepted to more than one of the country’s best schools. We asked thousands of 2015 MBA graduates which schools they had applied to, and where they enrolled, as part of our 2015 … [ Read more ]

B-schools’ Love-Hate Relationship with Rankings

The good: B-schools rely on rankings as a benchmark against their peers, a third-party guide for students, and a marketing tool. The bad: They are potentially flawed and unquestionably a resource drain. Oh, and they’re a potential PR disaster in the making.

MBA Gender Pay Gap

Top B-schools typically repay students’ investments in spades, but exclusive new data suggest women don’t share equally in the bounty.

BusinessWeek Ranking: Fatherly Regrets

Fathers and sons sometimes have the proverbial difficult relationship. That seems to be the case with John A. Byrne, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of C-Change Media, with his creation: the famous – and infamous – BusinessWeek ranking of the world’s best business schools. Its first edition was published in 1988 and now – having seen the 13th edition – Byrne seems to have regrets. On LinkedIn … [ Read more ]

The Mod Quad: The Best and Most Beautiful B-School Campuses

The intensity of business school can stretch beyond the classroom. As a student in an MBA program, you may find yourself spending much more time on campus than you initially expected, thanks to time spent working on group projects, participating in extracurricular committees and activities, networking with professors, and just plain hanging out. Campus can become like your second home, so it can be important … [ Read more ]

CSIC Ranking Web of World Business Schools

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) is the largest public research body in Spain. Their Cybermetrics Lab, using quantitative methods, has designed and applied indicators that allow the measurement of scientific activity on the Web. The cybermetric indicators are useful to evaluate science and technology and they are the perfect complement to the results obtained with bibliometric methods in scientometric studies. The web indicators are … [ Read more ]

Top MBA Programs With Startup Resources to Spare

For some aspiring entrepreneurs, business school is like protective bubble wrap. Students get to leverage the experiences of faculty and alumni to test their ideas. Prize money doled out at business plan competitions allows for experimentation. And the support of student entrepreneurship circles may take some of the sting out of pursuing a solo endeavor. But do some schools provide more support than others when … [ Read more ]

The 10 Best Entrepreneurship Courses of 2011

University courses in entrepreneurship are better—more useful, more real, more likely to produce actual companies—than they have ever been. Here are 10 we’d love to take.

Editor’s Note: I am not sure how many of these are MBA courses vs. undergraduate

10 Best Business Schools For Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Which business schools have produced the most entrepreneurs?

A recently published LinkedIn study examined the backgrounds of members who identify themselves as startup founders and came up with the leading schools for entrepreneurs.

The results dramatically differ from the two most-cited yet deeply flawed rankings of leading entrepreneurial programs by Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

Best B-School Alumni Networks

One of the most valuable assets of a top-ranked business school is its alumni network. It’s a major consideration by applicants in choosing an MBA program, and it’s a significant sign of a school’s true brand strength in the marketplace.

But it’s also something that is hard to measure. There is no available metric that will let you know how often the alumni network at a … [ Read more ]

Do we really need another B-school ranking?

The dean of UT Dallas’ business school explains why he joined a crowded field of business school ranking competitors and what separates his approach from the others.

MBA Rankings: A Better Way

Media rankings of MBA programs do a poor job of assessing quality. Three professors propose a rating system that allows users to define the terms.