B-Schools Vie for Startup Crown

So, you want to start a company. Which business school is best?

M.B.A. Admission Tip: Always Go for an Easy ‘A’

Business-school applicants with a high undergraduate grade-point average—even those who attended schools identified as practicing grade inflation—are more likely to be admitted than those who performed slightly less well amid tougher grading standards.

Starting a Company? Skip B-School

Programs like Starter School give students just enough instruction to get an idea off the ground.

Beware the Phantom Job Listing

Why do companies post open jobs only after a hire has been identified, or skip posting altogether? The practice is legal and ubiquitous, but frustrating for job-seekers, who don’t realize they’re applying for phantom positions.

What Business Schools Want

M.B.A. admissions experts discuss application missteps, tips for nontraditional candidates and how to make sure the person writing your letter of recommendation knows enough about you.

B-Schools Join Rush to Capitalize on ‘Innovation’

Academics don’t necessarily agree on what innovation is, but that hasn’t stopped them from trying to teach it.

Selling Yourself in 45 Seconds or Less

An employer might give your résumé all of 45 seconds. To make the most of that brief time, start with this advice for job seekers age 50-plus.

Real Work for Future M.B.A.s

For decades, companies have relied on business-school students to be unpaid consultants, assessing takeover or expansion opportunities. It is low risk and high reward for firms, with almost no financial outlay and a number of fresh new ideas from eager up-and-comers. But now some companies are going a step farther, placing entire brands in the hands of students, with the hope of developing long-lasting partnerships … [ Read more ]

Entrepreneur Contests Take Practical Turn

Some Schools Shake Up Academic Rite of Passage by Requiring Students to Confront Nuts-and-Bolts Demands of a Start-Up

B-Schools Send Rejections to Unlikely Group: Alumni

This admissions season, business school alumni are the ones facing rejection. Graduate schools including University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School are bypassing alumni in admissions interviews to meet directly with M.B.A. candidates in person or via Skype videoconferencing, despite the potential higher costs, in an attempt to ensure interviews are being conducted in a uniform manner—and in English.

When the Admission Decision Is … Maybe

The first wave of admissions decisions have gone out from top-tier business schools. So what’s an eager candidate to do if the answer isn’t yes?

Jitters Over New GMAT

Anxious business-school applicants have something to add to their to-do list: preparation for the new “integrated reasoning” section of the GMAT.

Business Schools Plan Leap Into Data

Faced with an increasing stream of data from the Web and other electronic sources, many companies are seeking managers who can make sense of the numbers through the growing practice of data analytics, also known as business intelligence. Finding qualified candidates has proven difficult, but business schools hope to fill the talent gap.

UNC Makes Risky Online Bet

Top-20 business school aims to extend its global reach with Internet M.B.A.

On the Lesson Plan: Feelings

Business schools have traditionally excelled at teaching “hard skills” like finance and accounting, now more programs are incorporating courses on “soft skills,” like accepting feedback with grace and speaking to subordinates.

Why Can’t M.B.A. Students Write?

Corporate hiring managers are increasingly complaining that M.B.A. grads have terrible writing skills, and more b-schools are trying to address the problem.

No Experience Necessary

More M.B.A. students are going directly from college to business school. But are they ready?

How to Negotiate a Higher Salary

You have your dream interview lined up. But how do you ensure that you get the best possible salary?

While the pay for junior-level positions is typically fixed, mid- to senior-level employees and managers have more flexibility to negotiate their salaries. Here are eight tips from recruiters and human-resource managers that can help improve your chances of snagging a high salary.

Hiring a Résumé Writer? Ask These Questions First

Before you sign on for a pricey résumé make sure the service you hire can deliver on its promises. Know the answers to these five things before you decide.