Students coming to China mean business – 07/28/14
Article reports that more international students are going to China for executive MBA programs as China’s economy grows. Article mentions Kellogg’s partnership with Peking University's Guanghua School of Management.
The Most Expensive MBA Now Costs $181,500 – 07/28/14
Article reports that the number of EMBA programs costing $100,000 or more has risen from 22 to 40 since 2011. Article mentions Kellogg’s 17 percent price increase and quotes Assistant Dean of Admissions Kate Smith, who said, “Our price includes the cost of staying overnight on campus. If you did a true fully loaded comparison with our full-time MBA program, you would find that the difference in costs are minimal.”
Springtime for lenders – 07/25/14
Article reports on a study of corporate loans by Professor Mitchell Petersen that found that the excess interest rate that firms paid varied depending on when the debt was issued, with borrowing costs peaking in February and August.
Straight Business Students Are Crashing Gay Job Fairs – 07/21/14
Article reports that some business schools have been encouraging heterosexual students to attend career fairs for lesbian, gay and bisexual students. Article mentions that Kellogg and Columbia participate in a competition designed to build bridges between straight and LGBT students.
Poets & Quants
Kellogg Ups Video, Drops A Written Essay – 07/21/14
Article reports on changes to Kellogg’s application, including the addition of a second video question and the elimination of one written essay. Quotes Assistant Dean of Admissions Kate Smith, who said, “I feel comfortable with this year’s changes because I haven’t really materially traded off from what we asked last year.”
The Wall Street Journal
When CEOs and CFOs Share an Alma Mater – 07/21/14
Article reports that more than two dozen of the largest U.S. companies have current CEOs and CFOs with bachelor’s degrees or MBAs from the same school. Booth, Harvard and Kellogg delivered the most diplomas to future CFOs.
Customer Service Hall of Shame – 07/18/14
Quotes Professor Tim Calkins, who said that companies without competitors, like telecom companies, have little incentive to provide great customer service since customers can’t take their business elsewhere.