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Seattle University now offers one year MBA program

The Albers School of Business in Seattle University is launching a “Bridge MBA” course to join the rest of its prestigious management programs. The new program will be a yearlong in duration and a full time course catered towards fresh graduates with non-business degrees and limited or no work experience. The program will help graduates kick start their careers by inculcating in students, the ability to develop broad-based critical thinking and information on the industries that businesses are seeking in the graduates that they hire. Students will apply theories and solutions...

Cardiff Metropolitan University inks pact with Universal Business School

Cardiff Metropolitan University (CMU) has now entered into a new collaboration with the Universal Business School in Karjat, Maharashtra. Under the new collaboration, the Universal Business School- India’s first environmentally conscious business school launched by a group of CEO’s - will offer undergraduate and post-graduate business and management courses and programs by CMU as a part of its syllabus. These programs are identical to the ones offered on the CMU campus and will give the students of the Universal Business School the opportunity to transfer to Cardiff...

What is more important for a B-school graduate - grades or efficiency?

What is more important for a B-school graduate – efficiency or grades? This question haunts almost all the present as well as aspiring B-school students. Some employers value a student’s extra-curricular talents and achievements more than his grades mainly because although grades serve as an important parameter in judging an employee’s potential yet it alone is not sufficient to analyze his efficiency in the work place. As a result, salaries offered are not often based on a person’s grades only. So those focusing on only improving their grades in a business school...

GMAC survey: Employers to hire more graduates in 2013

As per a survey conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the job market scenario for 2013 graduates is expected to be positive. This survey was conducted on 201 employers.  The 2012 year-end poll reveals that 76% companies expect to employ fresh MBA graduates in 2013. Last year, only 69% of employers hired fresh graduates. Out of the companies aiming to hire 2013 MBAs, 56% plan to offer a basic salary of 43% or increase the same by 13%. Companies recognize that graduate employees with a business degree are a smart investment during uncertain times. Also,...

IIM A features as a top business school on the QS global list

QS has recently published a report, which features IIM – A (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad) as one of the top 3 schools in the Asia Pacific region.  The below list, which looks at the value of the MBA program has pulled out a group of 39 “Elite” Global Business Schools – 22 from the North American region, 14 from the European Continent and 3 from Asia Pacific. North America 1 Harvard US 2 Stanford ...

Indian B-schools go global with executive education

Executive education programs might be launched by Indian School of Business at Mauritius in February 2013. ISB has already partnered with Oman, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates and Bangladesh to deliver education programs for executives. IIM-B (Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore) is also set to launch a similar program at the S P Jain School of Global Management and Ghana. The S P Jain School of Global Management will soon establish a fully functional campus to offer a variety of programs to students in Australia. A considerable number of Indian companies are expanding their...

Mastering MBA interviews - Some useful tips

Perhaps the most unpredictable and tricky stage of the MBA application process is the interview round. This is so because every interviewer has his own ways of reacting to an answer, which to a certain extent also depends on his mood on the designated day. Here are some tips to help the applicants, who have already qualified round one, and now move on to round two, mastering the MBA interview - In the first place an interview depends largely on the inducting program. So step one would be to consult with former or current students of that particular business school. Secondly, students can...

SP Jain School of Global Management to start its third overseas campus at Sydney

SP Jain School of Global Management has decided to open its third international campus at Sydney Olympic Park, Australia. The other two international campuses are located at Dubai and Singapore. The plan of SP Jain to open global campuses will help students to understand global business at a young age. The school has chosen world class cities with diverse culture and numerous multinational companies for its international campuses.   The inauguration of Sydney campus will be held on December 1, 2012 and will commence with a batch of 150 students including 50 undergrads. The campus...

Stiff competition ahead for 2013 MBA aspirants

The B-schools experts are debating if 2012’s smaller MBA applicant pool in comparison to the record number of GMAT test-takers should worry prospective students in the admissions cycle next year. Although the number of test-takers have spiked since 2011, the application pool is still considerably small.  This according to some experts indicates the potential boom in applications for the upcoming cycle. They believe that an increase in applications in the 2013 cycle would mean stiff competition for students planning to apply to B-schools next year. However, other experts claim...

Tips for research on MBA programs

The one standard question posed by every b-school to its applicants is “Why an MBA and why this program?” While you will have to answer to this on your application in many cases, some ask this question during your interviews. Either way, you need to have enough knowledge about the school you are applying to and the course. An answer to this lies in a detailed research. As aspirants of a particular B-school and a program, you will have to engage in a thorough research. You cannot decide on a particular school based only on rankings provided by reputed organizations or magazines. ...

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