Poets & Quants
MBA Double-Degrees On The Upswing – 10/27/14
Article reports on the increase in joint degree programs at b-schools. Article highlights joint or dual degree programs at Stanford, Sloan, Wharton, Harvard, Kellogg and Ross. Chart includes complete list of programs at these schools plus Columbia and Booth.
U.S. News & World Report
Build Basic Business Skills With a Management Degree – 10/23/14
Article reports on the increasing popularity of Master in Management programs. Quotes Betsy Ziegler, associate dean of MBA programs and dean of students, who said that unlike most programs, Kellogg’s teaches students how to do business in another country.
Branding pro talks reinvention – 10/21/14
Financial news contributor Herb Greenberg mentions Professor Lloyd Shefsky and his book, “Invent, Reinvent, Thrive.” Greenberg talks about IBM’s current earnings and how Shefsky’s book argues the need for constant reinvention and explains how IBM did that in the past. Segment begins around 1:30.
Move up or move on – 10/19/14
Article reports that companies are funding fewer EMBA candidates as long-term employment becomes less common and that students feel freer to change employers if they haven’t been financially sponsored. Mentions Kellogg’s program with HKUST and quotes Wharton’s vice-dean of EMBA.
Retailers pass on Google Express – 10/15/14
Quotes Professor Antonio Moreno-Garcia, who said, “Google partners with the retailers…and uses their inventory, which requires a level of integration that can be difficult to achieve.” Also quotes Eric Anderson, chair of the marketing department, who said, “If you don’t have enough retailers, why would people be interested? They might as well go to Target instead.”
Harvard Business Review
Where to Look for Insight – 10/14/14
Article by Professor Mohan Sawhney and Senior Fellow Sanjay Khosla argues that innovation can be approached systematically and lists seven “insight channels” that can lead to more efficient operations.
Harvard Business Review
The Best-Performing CEOs in the World – 10/13/14
Article includes ranking of CEOs based on increase in total shareholder return and market capitalization. Over a quarter of the CEOs have MBAs, and nearly as many studied engineering. Quotes dean of HBS, who said, “Engineering is about what works, and it breeds in you an ethos of building things that work—whether it’s a machine or a structure or an organization.” Businessweek points out that HBS produced seven of the highest-performing CEOs, the most of any MBA program. Other CEOs who made the list attended Columbia, Stanford and Kellogg.