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Changing Careers: B-School Can Help Only So Much

(published in BusinessWeek, Aug 2011) Celebrities like Tyra Banks are enrolling in B-schools to reinvent themselves, but how much they help—the famous or inconspicuous—is debatable. No matter how good you are at what you do, sometimes it’s time to change direction. Yao Ming might have had a pretty good run as one of the world’s … Continue reading

Bright Lights, Big City, Best MBA?

(published in CNBC Business, Oct 2010) In a competitive market, can a business school’s quality really be defined by its campus postcode? The spread of business education over the past decade means that it’s almost easier – and certainly quicker – to name the major cities that don’t offer some sort of MBA programme. In … Continue reading

Jobs For New MBAs Are Back–But They’re Different

(published in Forbes, August 2010) It looks like last year’s predictions of a meltdown in the job market for new MBA degree holders may have been as panic stricken and inaccurate as many of the other forecasts we heard in 2009. As Pamela Mittman, who heads up career services at NYU Stern business school, reports, … Continue reading

How Creative MBA Programs Are Overcoming Bad Times

(published in Forbes, February 2010) A few imaginative winners stand out in a tough season for business schools. 2009 will not be remembered as a banner year for M.B.A. programs. Applications from prospective students hit record levels early in the year but then flagged as the months went on. Potential students questioned the likelihood of … Continue reading

How Can Anyone Afford B-School Now?P

(article published in Forbes, September 2009) In recent years a master of business administration degree has become a powerful accessory, if not an absolute essential, for anyone aiming to reach the top in the corporate world. It has also proven its worth in helping to break the monopoly of traditional establishment types in board rooms … Continue reading

How To Get Into Business School

(article published in Forbes Business School Edition, August 2009) Applications to business school are up. Way, way up. The economic downturn, the demographic boom of Gen Y and … dare we whisper it? A handful of top schools are encouraging younger applicants to apply, some even straight out of college. It’s not just the triumvirate … Continue reading

MBA basics remain strong

(Article published in Times of India, May 2009) At the end of 2008, applications for MBA programmes across the globe had reached unprecedented levels. A survey by GMAC, the Graduate Management Admissions Council, of 500 schools around the world found that the number of potential MBA students had risen by a staggering 64% on the previous … Continue reading

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