More than Profit: Can an MBA Program Help Make a Difference?
Before deciding to do an MBA, Suzi Tart worked as a journalist in China for about five years. There, she was exposed to the positives that economic development had on the country, bu...
Beyond the Greenwash: MBA Programs for Positive Impact
Laura Vogel never planned to get an MBA. “I thought it was a waste if time until I started working,” she says. “Then I realized it's not.” The MBA epiphany is fairly co...
More MBA Programs Focusing on Socially Responsible Business
During the late 1970s, Bangladeshi economist Muhammad Yunus responded to widespread poverty and famine in his country by starting a bank with the sole purpose of giving small loans t...
Beyond London: MBA Programs in England
When prospective MBA students think of England, many will think immediately of London. And rightly so: it's one of the finance capitals of the world, as well as a hub of internationa...
Tracking Down the Funds: How to Pay for Your MBA
Let's face it: an MBA is expensive - substantially more than most master's programs. And when you start adding up living expenses, books and transportation costs, the total price tag...
Rankings: What They Can and Cant Tell You About a Business School
Publishers know that people cannot resist Top 10 or Top 100 lists. People drawn to business school are especially prone to peek at them. Perhaps its all those spreadsheets and execu...
MBA Specializations: Landing the Job You Want
Editors' Note: FIND MBA is pleased to launch our shortlists of top business schools by industry focus or functional area. These editorial lists consider employment data, concentr...
Top 10 Business Schools in the Four Asian Tigers
In the 1990s, the Four Asian Tigers (Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, and Taiwan,) came to international attention through the exponential growth of their economies. The growth led to the development of a handful of world-class business schools in the region; today, the best ones have received international recognition through accreditation and rankings. But for the following business schools, success is more than just leveraging the dynamic growth of their surroundings; the best ones have developed international breadth through partnerships with employers and other business schools in places from mainland China to the US.
Top Business Schools for a Career in Strategy or Business Development
From meeting organizational objectives to carrying out individual projects, managers need to think strategically at all levels. Usually, MBA programs include strategy classes in their core curriculums, and some offer specializations in strategy or strategic management. MBA grads can find strategy jobs in specific industries, or can work as strategy or business development consultants.
Top Business Schools for a Career in Financial Services
Strictly in terms of salaries, there are very few job paths that are more lucrative than a career in financial services. Jobs can be found in the financial services firms (such as J.P Morgan), as well as in credit unions and banks. Post-MBA positions in financial services can include everything from a risk management specialist to a financial analyst or even an asset manager. For a more analytic understanding of finance, some business schools also offer one- or two-year Master of Finance programs.
Top Business Schools for a Career in Real Estate
Even post-housing bubble, the US real estate industry still pulls in over $100 billion in revenue each year, according to some estimates. Additionally, real estate markets in India, China, and other countries are still emerging. To tap into these opportunities, some MBA programs offer specialized curriculum and others house real estate research centers. Post-MBA jobs in the sector can range from a corporate real estate broker to a property investment executive.
Top Business Schools for Entrepreneurs
For future entrepreneurs or those who want to push new products or initiatives inside of companies, an MBA program can provide the basic fundamentals on how to do it. Some business schools also offer MBA programs that tailor curriculum specifically for new business formation as well as business plan competitions, so budding entrepreneurs can learn how to dial in their ideas and pursue venture capital and angel investment funding. Specialized centers can offer networking opportunities and even lab space where students can build their new startups.