MBA News & Around the Web Blog – #20
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 May 15th, 2017
- Here’s a really expensive way to start your own business
When Sarah Rumbaugh enrolled at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business in 2013, she planned to launch her own business soon after graduation. The MBA, she figured, would provide her with the skills to help her do that and build a network of contacts. Darden’s program, which includes an incubator for student-run startups, venture capital workshops, and design courses, appealed to her. “If someone taught you how to play basketball from a textbook, you wouldn’t learn to play basketball,” she says.
- MBA Educators rebel against biz school rankings
Officials at 21 universities, including the University of Washington, have co-authored a polite yet pointed critique of the business-school rankings widely used by students, donors and employers to assess those institutions that produce the nation’s MBAs.
Being business academics, they don’t recommend revolution.
- What an MBA program won’t teach you about leadership
Is the MBA the most valuable degree in the world? Perhaps. It’s certainly the most popular. MBAs account for two-thirds of all advanced degrees in the U.S., and about 156,000 new MBA graduates are minted every year. In India, that number is double.