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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

Shaking the MBA Martini: Diversity is the New Cocktail

(published in Forbes, August 2011) Her Majesty’s Secret Service is not a typical feeder to the world’s top business schools. But assuming that James Bond could ace the GMAT and provide enough non-classified information in his essays to satisfy the admissions team of his significant accomplishments, then many MBA programs would welcome his perspective on … Continue reading

Flexible learning: freedom to steer your life in any direction

(published in The Independent, June 2011) While business schools may devote a lot of energy and expertise in helping students understand the mysteries of economic cycles, they’re also no stranger to the laws of supply and demand themselves. In recent years, the rise in applicant numbers for the full-time MBA has coincided with a weak … Continue reading

Good things come in small packages: Savvy MBA students are shifting their sights to smaller companies

(published in The Independent, Jan 2011) Given the cost of an MBA programme at a top school, it is no surprise that most MBA students have their minds sharply focused, not just on the lessons they will learn from the experience, but where they will be applying them after they have graduated. For many years, … 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

The art of being a good manager

(published in The Independent, April 2010) Schools are taking a creative approach to their courses to foster leaders as comfortable with the finer points of art and design as with a balance sheet. For more than 100 years, business schools have been successfully teaching the hard “left-brain” aspects of management and leadership, but, in an … 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

MBA Admissions Interview for Forbes

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