50 B-School Websites Worth Visiting
June 14, 2012
Do you have business on your mind? Whether you're a business major, a current MBA student or a working professional, business school websites give you an entry point into the marketplace of business ideas. The best b-school websites serve as a virtual home for the school's broader global community -- a digital space where students (past, present and future) can connect with faculty and business leaders.
50 business school websites with something to say
Bookmark these 50 interesting business school websites to discover where a business education can take you, and which ideas and insights are gaining traction among business leaders today.
Cass Business School, City University London. Cass Business School's website is as much a global business nexus as a program information resource. The school has its own news feed and "Cass Talks" video series, where Cass scholars present their latest research and discuss the latest developments in global business.
Harvard Business School. HBS' approachable website features a slideshow of all that might strike a business student's fancy. What's new in the Harvard Business Review? What do alumni have to say about the MBA program? What are HBS faculty thinking right now? Learn about Harvard business research in the news, see videos of current MBA students and learn more about HBS programs, including executive education and doctoral degrees.
Rutgers Business School. Rutgers' b-school website lays out everything a prospective student would want to know, anchored by a video of student perspectives on the Rutgers Business School experience.
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Saïd's visually engaging website is packed with information for current and future students, with extensive profiles of faculty research, events and degree programmes.
Brandeis University International Business School. IBS at Brandeis University's website keeps its virtual community up to date on news, events and faculty research. The "In Focus" column covers IBS program highlights, with profiles of recent campus events, alumni stories or notable news. The layout balances form and function with a slideshow and easily navigable index linking students to program and career information.
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Business knowledge and program information share top billing on Wharton's visually appealing website. The site leads with a slideshow of infographics and videos detailing the school's key features. The rest of the page is devoted to ideas and research, showcasing faculty scholarship and news commentary.
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management uses multimedia features such as an interactive timeline to convey the MBA experience. The critical information for prospective students -- course information, faculty research and job placement data -- is all readily accessible through drop-down links.
UC Davis Graduate School of Management. UC Davis' website covers the highlights of the school's MBA student experience, from campus events to alumni success stories. In addition to program information and new program announcements, recent web reports covered a student trip to Omaha to meet Warren Buffett and the recent Ignite Entrepreneurial Conference.
Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business. ASU's business school website offers something for everyone, from prospective MBA students to recruiters. Learn all about ASU's program offerings for both traditional campus undergraduates and mid-career working professionals. Or tap into local business news and campus events.
Frank G. Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University. A picture is worth a thousand words on the Hofstra b-school site, which tells its story in slideshow and a Flickr photo stream. Get a sense of what it's like to attend business school through the photo essay of campus events as well as student and faculty profiles.
Portland State University School of Business Administration. Like its home city Portland, there's nothing average about Portland State's business school. The promotional slideshow focuses on interesting student directions, from one alum's innovative small business ideas to another's medical and social entrepreneurship work in India.
Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. Case Western's business school website does a good job of calling out Weatherhead's distinguishing features, namely, its emphasis on design and sustainability.
Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University. The slideshow on the Spears School's website culls a selection of interesting, current information on topics of interest to prospective students, from program information to student achievements and campus events.
Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University. The business school's website serves as a media center for the Fisher community. The site puts both the school's Twitter feed and a slideshow of recent events front and center, creating a dynamic and up-to-date virtual bulletin board for prospective, current and past Fisher students.
Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Tuck's sleek and understated website showcases ideas as well as program information. The site links to an Admissions Blog, a News ticker, a video of MBA students at work and a link to the school's iPad app.
McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin. McCombs' website leads with current events and b-school ideas to pique the interest of prospective and present students.
Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business. What distinguishes the Tepper student experience? The business school's website answers that question with photos and a faculty video presentation, as well as a list of upcoming events.
Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas. Walton College puts faces to the name with photos and testimonials from current business students. In addition to the usual news and events sections, the site calls out its study abroad program.
The George Washington University School of Business. GW's business school website leads with its mission statement, which positions the school at the intersection of business and society and politics.
Fox School of Business, Temple University. Fox's website is one of several media for connecting with the broader campus community. The school also facilitates networking and ideas exchange via Facebook, Twitter and Fox Blogs.
C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston. There's something for past, present and future Bauer students on the business school's website. The home page recognizes current student successes, shares events and networking opportunities for alumni and describes the school's selling points for prospective students.
Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University. DePaul's website is optimized for prospective students considering the school's part-time or full-time MBA program. The site's strength is its well-organized exposition of program information and accolades.
University of Miami School of Business Administration. Notable speakers and upcoming events headline University of Miami's business school website. Recent visitors included Bill Clinton and real estate titan Sam Zell. The website also features a virtual campus tour -- The sunny Florida location is, after all, a strong selling point for prospective students.
Lebow College of Business, Drexel University. In addition to the standard b-school website fare -- program information, news and events -- Lebow's site includes links to the school's "Network Newsletter" and podcasts.
Boston University School of Management. Boston University's management school website is part business and part pleasure, with half of the homepage devoted to straightforward information for prospective students, and the other half a visual showcase of recent campus happenings.
Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University. Pepperdine's business school website answers questions on every prospective student's mind: Which degree program fits my goals, and what can I do with a business degree?
Goizueta Business School, Emory University. Learn the who, what, where, why and when of Goizueta's MBA programs on the school's informative website.
University of Berkeley Haas School of Business. "Innovation" is the watchword at the Haas School. The website portrays innovation at work in and out of the classroom.
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Chicago Booth's idea- and research-driven program comes through in the site's focus on current work by students and faculty.
HKUST, Hong Kong UST Business School. HKUST leads with ideas: The website's slideshow offers a selection of pull-quotes from recent HKUST research, lectures and events.
Schulich School of Business, York University. Schulich's website reads as a newsletter for the student community, with informative sections like "What's On" (events), "Featured Story" and "News Highlights."
Stanford Graduate School of Business. Want to make the world a better place? Stanford's website communicates its unique humanitarian angle on business education.
MIT Sloan School of Management. Sloan's website makes the world of ideas accessible to busy professionals, with the MIT "Sloan Experts" blog and the "Focus On" series, which covers recent developments in business specialties.
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. What are the great minds of Kellogg thinking? Find out on the website's "Kellogg Insight" column.
NYU Stern School of Business. NYU's stylish, animated website conveys some of the excitement and possibility of attending business school in a global business epicenter.
IESE Business School, University of Navarra. The key point of interest on IESE's website is its portal to the business school's journal IESE Insight. Read articles from European business thought leaders while perusing IESE's global MBA and executive education programs.
Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. "Facilitating global business convergence" is Fuqua's goal, and the school website illustrates how that convergence happens through faculty, student and industry relationships.
Ross School of Business, University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Between the dean's blog, the alumni magazine "Dividend" and "Ross Thought in Action," Ross' website offers a treasure trove of business ideas.
UCLA Anderson School of Management. Anderson's thought leaders headline UCLA's business school website.
Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis. A useful resource for prospective business students, Olin's website focuses on student testimonials and program features.
McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University. The nation's capital is an exciting place to study business, as evidenced by Georgetown McDonough's action-packed "What's New" and upcoming events sections.
USC Marshall School of Business. USC Marshall's sleek website pulls out several key program features for in-depth multimedia treatment, while indexing comprehensive program information in a clear and accessible format.
Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. Connect with the Darden community via the business school website's "Ideas and Innovation" articles, the Dean's blog or campus news features. An interactive slideshow gives prospective students a feel for the Darden experience.
London Business School. London Business School's informative website answers pressing questions like "What can I do with a business degree?", with sections devoted to the purpose of a business degree and its impact on your career.
INSEAD. Global business minds come together at INSEAD's virtual headquarters. The school's website features the INSEAD blog, a venue for "sharing innovative ideas."
Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Discovery (faculty research), Opportunity (service) and Community (conferences like TEDxUMN) headline Carlson's engaging website.
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina. Kenan-Flagler's web presence focuses on the school's values and business specialty programs, including sustainable enterprise.
Krannert School of Management, Purdue University. Krannert's site hits all the bases with sections on upcoming events, the dean's note, Krannert magazine, Krannert On (online learning) and more.
Foster School of Business, University of Washington. UW's Foster School website focuses on student success, from business plan competitions to successful alumni businesses.
Richard Ivey School of Business University of Western Ontario. Ivey's website packs a lot of information into its homepage slideshow with a nifty slider tool. Drill deeper into the graphic to learn more about the b-school experience, real-world connections, leadership opportunities and success stories.