Top News from Business Schools

Top News from Business Schools

Stanford Graduate School of Business to Launch New Ignite NYC Program

Stanford Graduate School of Business announced recently that it is taking its Ignite program for innovators to New York. It will launch New York-based Stanford Ignite programme in March, 2015. The nine-week long part-time programme targets participants with strong scientific, medical or technical backgrounds, who do not have advanced business degrees. The programme was developed to help tech innovators to get their ideas to the markets. The New York program is one of the six Ignite programmes offered in cities around the world, like Bangalore, Paris, Beijing and Santiago. It helps to expand access to Silicon Valley and Stanford’s entrepreneurship and management education. The Ignite courses are immersive, featuring extensive hands-on instruction, much like courses in Stanford GBS. The accelerated program includes management fundamentals as well as practical guidance on identifying, evaluating and implementing business ideas.

Since 2006, when was the launch of the programme, Stanford Ignite participants have started over 100 companies. The non-degree programme costs $14,500 and starts on March 27, 2015. It will be held every weekend. The inaugural New York programme will accept up to 50 participants and the deadline to apply is Jan.12, 2015.

Source: Clear Admit

Columbia Business School to Offer "StreetWise 'MBA'" Curriculum for Small Neighborhood Business

The Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center at Columbia Business School will unveil a new “StreetWise MBA” curriculum designed to help small neighborhood business grow. The curriculum will cover topics like financial management, marketing and sales, human resources tactics, business strategy development and access to capital and new contracts. The StreetWise MBA curriculum allows small business owners to focus on their own business rather than study other businesses. CBS’s Small Business Development Center began offering the program in 2009.

Learn more about the Columbia Community Business Program at the Small Business Development Center.

Source: Clear Admit

Wharton MBA Class of 2014 Career Report Reveals Record Job Offers

A career report released by University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School reveals that 98.2 percent of Wharton MBA Class of 2014 students seeking employment received a full-time job offers. The number is up from 97.8 percent in 2013. The median base salary is around $125,000. Moreover, 65 percent of the students this year report receiving an additional sign-on bonus. As much as 55 students of the Class of 2014 report that they intend to start their own business. This number represents a significant entrepreneurial growth in recent years.

Source: Clear Admit

HEC's Latest MOOC Will Reframe Your Relationship with Organizations

HEC Paris is launching its latest massive open online course (MOOC)- ‘Time to reorganize! Understand organizations, act, and build a meaningful world’. It is led by Rodolphe Durand, professor of strategy at HEC Paris. The course will start on Jan. 13, 2015.

The course explores the world of organizations, their legitimacy and competitive advantage and how people relate to them. The MOOC will consist of five to ten short videos per week and testimonials from top-decision makers; it also includes weekly quizzes, an interactive forum discussion, real-life cases to be analyzed, live video sessions, a personal situation to work on and more to be discovered. The MOOC can be taken for free or for an authentified certification for $49.

The course is open to anyone who is interested in management, sociology, strategy, economics and leadership. The lectures have been designed to be self-sufficient. HEC Paris is the first French business school to launch a MOOC on Coursera.

Sign up for free HEC Paris MOOC.

Source: HEC

Best Business Schools of 2014:Duke Tops Full-Time MBA List

There is a new winner in American business education – Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. The Durham-based school has claimed No.1 spot in Bloomberg Businessweek’s 14th ranking of full-time MBA programs. It knocked elite rival Harvard Business School out of the top five for the first time in the history of the ranking.

The main reason Fuqua rose to the top is employers’ esteem for its graduates. Bloomberg Businessweek ranks schools based on three measures: “how company recruiters rate MBA hires in a survey that accounts for 45 percent of each school’s score; how graduating MBAs judge their program in a separate survey that makes up an additional 45 percent; and a tally of faculty research published in esteemed journals, which constitutes the remaining 10 percent.

Fuqua students got high marks from recruiters. In Bloomberg Businessweek’s survey, recruiters noted that Fuqua students are exceptionally good at working collaboratively. Duke also benefitted from a productie faculty- Fuqua’s ranked No.2 in intellectual capital.

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek


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