MBA News & Around the Web Blog – #53
Each week we rifle through the world wide web to bring you news, blog posts and any other information we find relevant. Below you will find a few useful, interesting, or otherwise relevant links from around the world of career exploration, talent acquisition, and more.
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Here are the findings for the week prior to January 15th 2018photo from U.S. News
- Find MBA Programs That Teach Prediction Skills
“It’s often said that those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat mistakes from the past, and that’s one reason why most business schools teach case studies about disastrous corporate decisions.
However, experts say that although business history is a fundamental part of an MBA education, understanding current business trends is also valuable. So is the ability to anticipate and prepare for changes in the economy.”
- Ask These Questions About MBA Teaching Methods
“MBA applicants often compare the rankings of various business schools before they decide which they want to target. But experts say these same applicants often forget to consider another critical factor: which schools’ teaching methods are the best fit for their learning style and career goals.”
- Should Rankings Determine Where To Get Your MBA?
“According to Gareth Howells, Executive Director of MBA, MiF & Early Career Programmes at London Business School (LBS), 75% of LBS applicants “use rankings to assist their decision-making process… or to shortlist schools when deciding which to apply to.”
But by only focusing on rankings, you may be limiting your options. Howells cautions students to research the methodologies of each of the ranking sets as there can be “significant variations” in what is being measured. The key is to measure how these criteria align with your goals as a student.”