MBA

Business Schools Prepare Students To Fight Financial Crimes. Yet, Challenges Remain

The history of financial crimes likely stretches back millenniums starting with humanity’s use of monetary means. As civilizations modernized with laws to prohibit such crimes and to protect citizens, the fight against white-collar crimes has begun. However, to do so, not only knowledge of the law and legal system but also a profound understanding of finance is essential. Responding to a surge of scams, the enlarging underregulated cryptocurrency market, and Russian oligarchs’ continuous attempts to work around the international sanctions over the country’s invasion of Ukraine, finance faculties at business…

Growing Emphasis on Data Analytics in MBAs

Technical know-how and an understanding of data strategy are two factors that can improve MBA graduates’ career prospects Data analytics is becoming an increasingly important and prominent aspect to consider for many MBAs. A recent study conducted by MBA Roundtable revealed that the majority (61 percent) of schools surveyed intend to overhaul their curriculum in the near future, putting a greater emphasis on analytics. It is reasonable for business schools to aim to equip graduates with the skills demanded by the modern labor market as a response to recent changes…

Swiss Universities With Odd Accreditation and Recognition System

Switzerland had frequently been an education destination for many European college students as the Erasmus program, a pan-European college credit sharing system, used to encompass Swiss universities. However, following the Swiss’ decision to re-introduce quotas on EU citizens in 2014, the education authorities of the EU excluded the country from their program. Since then, Swiss has been negotiating terms with the EU to re-join Erasmus. One of the main reasons why Swiss became a major Erasmus destination for European students is their global, if not euro-wide, reputation for high-quality education….

The Return of International MBA Students

Foreign students have returned to pre-pandemic levels. Hare announced(March 13, 2022), “International student numbers at universities have bounced back to above pre-pandemic levels, with the number of students commencing studies higher than in 2019″.” This is encouraging news, but the flow will take time to manifest at the MBA level across the country. What we do know is that the Australian MBA is still in high demand, both from public and private institutions, also having high demand in international MBA students. According to ICEF, “the market is beginning to recover:…

MBA’s Case Study Method Still Stands Strong

Although the case study method has received criticism for its shortcomings, numerous business schools still use it as a core part of their teaching for a reason Harvard Business School (HBS) first adopted the case study method in 1921 to allow students to apply theories in practice as they delve into real-world cases. Ever since then, the method has been used as a dominant approach to teaching at a large number of business schools. In recent years, however, some critics have pointed out that the method is outdated, for it…

MBA Students are Pushed Out of Their Comfort Zones by Encouraging Experimental Learning

Practical learning is replacing the old-fashioned way of teaching in Business Schools Recently, there is different trend throughout business schools. Courses have placed a greater focus on experiential projects, believing that people learn effectively by doing. It has been widely acknowledged that the case study approach of teaching was the most successful throughout the world in the past, with students evaluating real-world company difficulties and obstacles. This was regarded as a conventional method of instruction at the heart of MBA programs at business institutions. Ewa Maciejewski, director of strategic initiatives,…

MBAs in the U.S. Mandate Covid-19 Vaccination

The vaccine mandate has incited different responses from students, faculty, and staff As the MBA admission cycle starts, applicants are often concerned about their GMAT scores, letters of recommendation, and other parts of their application package. Now, applicants for the U.S. business schools have another factor to prepare for their admissions: proof of full vaccination for Covid-19. After months of online lectures to prevent the spread of the virus, a considerable number of MBAs in the U.S. are now returning to in-person lectures. However, students who wish to attend in-person…

Business Schools are Constructing Unprecedentedly Upscale Buildings

An increasing number of MBA students request new university facilities to be sustainable, collaborative and digitalized Business schools across the world have joined the competition to collect funds and build unprecedentedly grand campuses for their schools in recent years. The IE Tower, which is technologically sophisticated in the vertical form but also sustainable, was built in September 2021 by IE Business Schools located in Madrid. This facility has the capacity to hold students with 180 high and 35 floors that encompass 50,000 square meters, plus 7,000 square meters of green…

GMAT avg soaring, GRE becomes an alternative

Due to Covid-19 pandemic, a demand for MBA programs have greatly increased, leading to soaring GMAT -Graduate Management Admission Test- scores. For example, for the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the average score of applicants reached 738 this year, compared to 733 from last year. Also, application to Indiana University Kelley School of Business’s MBA course in 2021 has increased 61% compared to application numbers in 2020. This movement is quite different from what was happening in 2020. Due to the continuous drop of GMAT scores annually till 2020, colleges…