The Sum Of All The Business School Rankings – 11/13/14
Article reports on the instability and possible insignificance of business school rankings by looking at the long term trends in various publications’ rankings of Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Booth, Sloan, Columbia and Kellogg.
Poets and Quants
How Duke Achieved its No. 1 Rankin – 11/12/14
Article reports that Businessweek’s rankings are "an embarrassingly biased survey of recruiters or an oddball attempt to rank the intellectual capital of the faculty.” While the methodology change benefitted some schools, it penalized others, including Kellogg, Harvard and Ross.
The Globe and Mail
How Kraft turned less into more – 11/11/14
Reviewer of Senior Fellow Sanjay Khosla and Professor Mohan Sawhney’s book Fewer, Bigger, Bolder writes, “This is a fascinating book, with many real-life stories from the authors’ experience, a sensible approach to growth, and details on how to make the idea of fewer, bigger, bolder come alive in your company.”
Dual MBAs: The world keeps coming to China – 11/10/14
Article reports that alliances between Western schools and Chinese universities are increasing and mentions Kellogg’s joint EMBA with Guanghua. The interest in China is partly due to the rising number of Chinese people taking the GMAT and the falling number of Americans taking the test.
ISIS Power unplugs from name – 11/09/14
Quotes Professor Tim Calkins, who said, “The problem is that ISIS has really taken control of that brand. So any company that is using anything similar to that has a problem. People are very quickly going to connect the terrorist organization to that name."
The Wall Street Journal
Big Data Gets Master Treatment at B-Schools – 11/05/14
Article reports that interest in one-year master’s programs in business analytics is increasing, prompting at least five business schools to roll out stand-alone programs in the past two years. Quotes Professor Florian Zettelmeyer, who said that Kellogg doesn’t plan to offer a stand-alone business analytics degree.