One of the biggest challenges facing management scientists has been the struggle to produce knowledge that is both academically rigorous and applicable to practicing managers. There are two problems that contribute to this challenge.
The first is what we called the “Lost in Translation” problem, which refers to the fact that almost no managers turn to academic journals for advice on how to improve their skills … [ Read more ]
Content: Article | Author: Debra L. Shapiro | Source: Harvard Business Review | Subject: MBA Related
The overarching goal of most business schools is to train future leaders to lead. But how well schools meet this goal, and to what extent their teaching influences their students’ leadership, is an open question. Does business school education really shape students’ minds and behaviors many years later, when they’ve reached decision-making positions at major corporations and financial institutions?
We explore this question by looking at … [ Read more ]
Content: Article | Author: Jiwook Jung | Source: Harvard Business Review | Subject: MBA Related
Professor emeritus Bruce Scott was a pioneer at the Harvard Business School, where he insisted that management training had to include the big picture, and helped craft the school’s now-mandatory MBA course, Business and Government in the International Economy (known colloquially as BGIE or “Biggie”) back in the 1970s.
Harvard Business School is the subject of journalist Duff McDonald’s new book, The Golden Passport, which examines … [ Read more ]
Content: Article | Author: Bruce Scott | Source: PBS | Subjects: Capitalism, Economics, MBA Related, Social Responsibility
Your opportunity to distinguish yourself starts with being more willing than other MBA students to learn as you go, and with being more attuned to the high stakes of every decision you make.
Everyone else will be unconsciously following the dictates of some dead economist. In the country of the MBAs, you’ll have to strive to cultivate your judgment and figure out which ideas are worth … [ Read more ]
Content: Article | Author: Art Kleiner | Source: strategy+business | Subjects: Management, MBA Related, Prospective MBAs
Women with MBAs face a gender-based pay divide that starts as soon as they graduate, and plagues them throughout their careers.
Content: Article | Authors: Jonathan Rodkin, Natalie Kitroeff | Source: BusinessWeek | Subjects: MBA Related, Women in Business
Business education must enable students to reconcile enterprises with the changing realities of the global marketplace.
Content: Article | Author: Jonathan Story | Source: INSEAD Knowledge | Subject: MBA Related
Senior executives seem to neither understand project management nor regard it as an important means of business strategy execution. Only a few top business school’s Masters of Business Administration (MBAs) teach project management as part of their core course curriculum. I have spent the last 10 years trying to understand why.
Content: Article | Author: Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez | Subjects: MBA Related, Project Management
Most business schools have spent the past decade making their programs global in scope, which tends to mean sending students to foreign lands for immersion programs. The model they’re using, however, creates leaders that are dangerously out of touch with the context in which they’re running businesses.
Content: Article | Author: Bhaskar Chakravorti | Source: BusinessWeek | Subjects: International, MBA Related
While reading and preparing cases is a significant part of any business school experience, there isn’t always a concrete result to your work. You could easily invest hours preparing a case and have nothing to say about it during the class discussion. It’s because of this ambiguous return on investment that many people choose not to read the scheduled case before a class … [ Read more ]
Content: Article | Author: Matthew Kuo | Source: MBA Excel | Subjects: Case Related, MBA Related, Prospective MBAs
After going through two years of business school, it’s still questionable how much of my coursework and class notes will apply to my real world job. But one thing I do know is that I can use my experiences to help those who are in the exact same position I was two years ago. First and foremost this post is a documentation exercise; … [ Read more ]
Content: Article | Author: Matthew Kuo | Source: MBA Excel | Subjects: MBA Related, Prospective MBAs
The Graduate Management Admission Council, which markets the GMAT business school entrance exam, today launched a new online assessment tool designed to improve leadership and other “soft” skills. It comes with access to advice from executive coaches and an online library of content that allows users to develop skills at their own pace. It costs $99 for three years.
Content: Article | Author: Francesca Di Meglio | Source: BusinessWeek | Subjects: Leadership, MBA Related, Personal Development
Dozens of MBAs seeking short-term international work assignments have found jobs through MBAs Without Borders, which places B-school graduates in the developing world to work on projects that range from public health to oil and gas extraction.
Content: Article | Author: Erin Zlomek | Source: BusinessWeek | Subjects: Career / Employment, MBA Related
Daniel Mullaney’s MBA Project Search offers B-school grads a glimpse into the freelance and consulting worlds outside the confines of their school’s career services office.
Content: Article | Author: Lauren Everitt | Sources: FORTUNE, Poets & Quants | Subjects: Career / Employment, MBA Related
When Project Runway winner Chloe Dao’s national spotlight faded, she needed help, but couldn’t afford a consultant.
Content: Article | Author: Issie Lapowsky | Source: Inc. Magazine | Subjects: Consulting / Analytical Tools, Entrepreneurship, MBA Related
Most MBAs may look for a structured career path, but a surprising number – more than 20% of Wharton MBAs surveyed — became entrepreneurs and found themselves happier than their peers because of it.
Content: Article | Source: Knowledge@Wharton | Subjects: Career / Employment, Entrepreneurship, MBA Related, Prospective MBAs
Strong in marketing but weak in accounting and finance? A new online MBA prep course aims to help.
Content: Article | Author: Rebecca Reisner | Source: FORTUNE | Subjects: MBA Related, Prospective MBAs
A few tips on how to take advantage of your MBA experience
Content: Article | Author: Rose Martinelli | Source: BusinessWeek | Subjects: MBA Related, Prospective MBAs
Every year around this time a wave of anxiety ripples through most of the nation’s newly admitted business school students: How to depart a job without burning any bridges, and ideally, leaving a positive, lasting impression? It’s important to leave your current employer on good terms. Here’s a list of nine things I tell soon-to-be students to keep in mind as they say good-bye.
Editor’s Note: … [ Read more ]
Content: Article | Author: Tami Fassinger | Source: BusinessWeek | Subjects: Career / Employment, MBA Related, Prospective MBAs
Business school will cost you five years. At least.
If you want to learn normal business school stuff and get a normal business school job at a large company. It may be the right choice for you. If you are going to business school to ‘learn’ entrepreneurship and ‘build your toolbox.’ You’re just lying to yourself. Even if you could … [ Read more ]
Content: Article | Author: Jason Freedman | Source: humbledMBA | Subjects: Entrepreneurship, MBA Related, Prospective MBAs
To thine own self be true, the oft-quoted William Shakespeare line, is advice that MBAs should take to heart as they undertake the job hunt. That’s the conclusion of a study by two business school professors who find that candor is the best approach job seekers can take when interviewing, even though the temptation can often be strong to misrepresent oneself to appear a stronger … [ Read more ]
Content: Article | Author: Alison Damast | Source: BusinessWeek | Subjects: Career / Employment, MBA Related