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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

Going global: A New Breed of Executive MBA

(published in Forbes, Aug 2011) The world’s top full-time MBA programs have enjoyed several years of rising applicant numbers, fuelled by the struggling economy and strong international demand, notably from Asia. But with an improving global jobs market, many schools are now seeing a fall in full-time MBA applications. However, what may be bad news … 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

Business Schools Beware: Gen Y is at the Door

(article published in BusinessWeek, January 2010) They say every army trains to fight the last war, not the next one. Could it be that business schools are in danger of falling into the same trap, gearing up to train the current generation of corporate leaders rather than the upcoming one? The bright young things that … Continue reading

MBA Admissions Interview for Forbes

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