MBA & Business Headlines
- What Is the Best Way to Prepare for an MBA Program?
Entering an MBA program after years away from the classroom can be a challenge. Here's some advice from b-school experts to help you prepare.
Jul 30, 2014
- How Important Is Undergraduate GPA When Applying to an MBA Program?
MBA admissions staff take a variety of factors into account when admitting new students, but just how important is GPA? Faculty from five business schools weigh in.
Jul 23, 2014
- Advice for Recent MBA Grads Re-Entering the Workforce
We asked faculty members from five prominent business schools what advice they have for MBA grads re-entering the workforce. Here's what they said.
Jul 16, 2014
- 6 Steps to Giving an Unforgettable Presentation
No one likes public speaking, especially in a professional setting. Learn how to give a powerful business presentation with these six tips from the experts.
Jul 15, 2014
- 6 Easy SEO Tips from the Experts
With the right SEO strategy, your website can climb the search ranks and rake in visitors. Get started with these six tips from experts in the field.
Jul 11, 2014
- 5 Things You Should Never Say to a Venture Capitalist
Ready to pitch your business to potential investors? Steer clear of these five phrases and your startup just might get the funding it needs.
Jul 3, 2014
- Show 'Em Who's Boss: 5 Small Business Delegation Mistakes to Avoid
Small business owners wear many hats, but some duties are best left to others. Here are five delegation mistakes every small business boss should avoid.
Jun 24, 2014
- 6 Social Media Mistakes Businesses Should Avoid
Experts weigh in on the six biggest mistakes business make with their social media presence, and how to avoid these blunders.
Jun 11, 2014
- Discussing the Future of MBA Programs with Alladi Venkatesh from UC Irvine
Alladi Venkatesh from UC Irvine's Paul Merage School of Business shares his thoughts on the MBA admissions process and the future of business education.
Jun 5, 2014
- Admissions and Beyond: An Interview with Kristin McAndrew of Notre Dame
Kristin McAndrew, Director of MBA/MSB Admissions at Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, offers some advice to prospective MBA students.
May 28, 2014
- Q&A: Meet Adam Pervez, the Happy Nomad
Pervez gave up his post-MBA dream job to travel the globe working with small businesses. His goal: to change the world, one village at a time
- Principals Go Back to School
A Darden program offers management training to school administrators
- B-School Applicants Getting Younger, Pickier
New research suggests that business school applicants are more likely to forsake the MBA for other graduate business programs
- Tyra Banks Talks About Attending Harvard Business School
The host of America's Next Top Model says she is using lessons learned at a Harvard Business School executive program in her own business
- An MBA Alternative: MIT Sloan's Master of Finance Program
For would-be MBAs with a desire to work in finance, Sloan's increasingly popular one-year MFin program may be a good fit, says MIT's Andrew Lo
- Reliance Industries: Reimagining Ambani
THERE are only two Indians for whom Mumbai’s great and good will turn up en masse and on time. One is whoever is the sitting prime minister. The other is Mukesh Ambani. This is not just because he is India’s richest man, worth $23.5 billion. It is because he runs India’s biggest private firm (measured by profits), Reliance Industries—and, some say, the country, too.One balmy night last year Mr Ambani addressed a punctual audience of bigwigs at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel as part of a discussion on “Reimagining India”. He spoke about the impatience of the nation’s 700m living in poverty with the authority of a man raised in the city’s tenements and the sanctimony of someone who now lives in a personal skyscraper that towers above them, a 27-storey perquisite of being the world’s 26th-richest man.At the celebratory dinner that followed, Mr Ambani circulated wearing the forbearing smile of a monarch. Though he complains that his staff are too protective and that he would like to mix with people more, he does not seem entirely at ease; his eyes dart around as he tries to anticipate which of the throng of well-wishers, sycophants and supplicants will accost him next....
- Weapons-makers: The case for defence
THE star of the show was missing from the skies above the Farnborough air show, Europe’s biggest aerospace get-together, which began on July 14th. The F-35 fighter (pictured), which was to have made its first appearance outside America, is grounded after an engine fire. Not taking to the air when expected is a trait of Lockheed Martin’s jet. It is years behind schedule and stratospherically over budget. Its absence is an embarrassment for Lockheed but, then again, its presence might have reminded the defence officials shopping for kit at Farnborough of just the sort of complex and expensive programme that they want to avoid signing up to in future.Arms-makers are going through a lean period. Some big contracts, such as ones to make bombers, trainer aircraft and drones, are still up for grabs in America, the world’s biggest spender. But it and other rich-world governments, struggling to curb their deficits, are trying ever harder to get the most bang for the fewest bucks. The revenues of 17 of the top 20 American weapons-makers shrank in 2013. American-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan had helped to push global spending to a record $1.7 trillion in 2008. Since then it has plunged by $100...
- Jamba Juice Gets Squeezed by Activist
The owner of the Jamba Juice chain is facing a call from activist investor Engaged Capital to slash costs and potentially exit the New York City market.
- Clippers Will Suffer If Sterling Stays, Interim CEO Says
The interim chief executive of the L.A. Clippers said that embattled owner Donald Sterling's reputation has become so unfavorable that the team could lose its head coach, season ticket holders and corporate sponsors.
- Entrepreneur courses booming, but are they any good?
Who knows? Researchers point out that colleges, universities have no ‘systematic evaluation’ of programs
- With an MBA degree in golf, the links are your office
Laurier steps to the tee with a new program aimed at providing the multibillion-dollar industry with management expertise
- Don’t like your GMAT score? Don’t submit it
Test-takers have two minutes to decide whether their results are worth passing along to business schools for consideration
- How landing a job is like getting a date
Appearance and chemistry are important, so puff up your chests and spread your feathers, you job-searching peacocks
- Get rid of tipping? It might help restaurant culture
University of Guelph researchers find gratuities lead to problems such as uneven service, wage inequality and staff rivalries