FindMBA News Latests News Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:26:59 +0200 <![CDATA[Upcoming Webinar for Prospective MBA Applicants]]> On August 22, MBA25—an organization that connects business schools with applicants—will host a webinar for MBA applicants.

The subject of the webinar will be the GMAT and what to expect from the test. 

Webinar attendees will be able to learn about how to register for the GMAT and get some test preparation techniques. Also on the agenda is coverage of recent changes to the GMAT and how these affect potential MBA applicants.

The event will be held on August 22 at 12pm EDT. For more information or to register, please see the MBA25 GMAT webinar page.

Webinar for business school representatives on August 20

MBA25 will also hold a webinar specifically for business school representatives on August 20. This event will address topics like what MBA applicants look for in a business school and why they choose one business school over another.

To register for this event, please see the MBA25 b-school webinar page.

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<![CDATA[Worcester Polytechnic Institute Launches MBA for STEM Professionals]]> Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Foisie Business School (WPI) has announced the launch of an MBA for STEM professionals.

The program is designed for professionals in one of the STEM field: science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. The MBA will help those with technical backgrounds round out their skillset. The program offers the following concentrations:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Information Security Management
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Process Design
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainability
  • Technological Innovation

The MBA has STEM designation, which means that international students can, upon graduation, can receive an extension on the normal 12 months they're allowed to stay in the US on the OPT visa. 

With the new program, WPI joins a growing list of US MBA programs that are offering STEM-designated MBA programs. Other schools offering stem-designated MBAs and related programs include the Wisconsin School of Business, the University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business, and Boston College's Caroll School of Management.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Foisie Business School is accredited by AACSB International.

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<![CDATA[UK & Ireland MBA Application Deadlines for Fall 2019]]> The first deadlines for UK and Ireland MBA programs beginning in the fall of 2019 are fast approaching.

Here we list upcoming deadlines for a select group of full-time MBA programs in the UK and Ireland, offered by some of the most popular business schools in the countries.

Where school offers multiple deadlines, it is still advised to apply as early as possible, to give yourself the best chance at securing a scholarship.

It also pays to get in early at schools where there are rolling admissions - admission to these programs close as soon as the class is filled.

While we have made every effort to publish correct deadlines, it is advisable to double-check the dates on the program's website.

London Business School (LBS)

  • Round 1: September 14
  • Round 2: January 3
  • Round 3: March 1
  • Round 4: April 17

University of Oxford - Saïd Business School

  • Stage 1: September 7
  • Stage 2: November 2
  • Stage 3: January 11
  • Stage 4: April 5

University of Cambridge - Judge Business School

  • Round 1: September 7
  • Round 2: October 26
  • Round 3: January 11
  • Round 4: March 8
  • Round 5: May 3

Warwick Business School

Applications are considered year-round.

  • Round 1: October 1
  • Round 2: November 26
  • Round 3: January 7
  • Round 4: March 25
  • Round 5 (international): May 31
  • Round 6: July 31

Alliance Manchester Business School

Deadlines not yet available

Cass Business School

Rolling admissions (school recommends applying at least four months before the start of the course)

Hult International Business School (London Campus)

  • Round 1: October 24
  • Round 2: December 15
  • Round 3: February 11
  • Round 4: March 20
  • Round 5: May 8
  • Round 6: June 26

Birmingham Business School

No closing dates for MBA applications

Henley Business School

  • Final deadline: June 30

Durham University Business School

Deadline not yet available 

Edinburgh Business School

  • Final deadline: June 30

University of Bath - School of Management

  • International applicants: June 30
  • UK/EU applicants: August 31

Bradford University School of Management

Rolling admissions 

University of Westminster - Westminster Business School

Deadlines not yet available

University of Dublin - Trinity College 

Rolling admissions

Queen Mary University of London

Deadlines not yet available

University of Strathclyde

No deadlines, but the school recommends applying by the end of March

London School of Economics

  • Round 1: September 14
  • Round 2: January 3
  • Round 3: March 1
  • Round 4: April 17

Cranfield School of Management

  • Round 1: October 28
  • Round 2: December 2
  • Round 3: January 27
  • Round 4 (final deadline for those requiring a visa or campus accommodation): March 31
  • Round 5: September 8

University of Aberdeen

Deadline not yet available

Image: London Business School campus by Sylla24 CC BY 2.0 (cropped)

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<![CDATA[SKOLKOVO and HKUST to Offer New Executive MBA Scholarships]]> Russia's SKOLKOVO Business School and HKUST Business School have announced the launch of new scholarships for their upcoming joint Executive MBA program.

Each scholarship will be valued at $20,000 and will be available to students who fall into one of five categories:

  • Students with backgrounds in nonprofit organizations
  • Disruptive innovators or creators of useful products / services / solutions
  • Managers of international organizations
  • Entrepreneurs or managers doing business across Eurasia or ensuring exchange across the region or within the Belt and Road Initiative framework
  • Female leaders

To apply for the new EMBA scholarships, students can submit an essay, a presentation, or a video. The deadline for applications is September 26.

The SKOLKOVO-HKUST EMBA for Eurasia program is set to launch this November.

For more information, please see the EMBA for Eurasia webpage. 

Image: HKUST campus view looking from above by HKUST CC BY 2.0 (cropped)

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<![CDATA[Canada's Ryerson University Launches MBA Specialization in Sport Business]]> Ryerson University's Rogers School of Management has announced the launch of a new MBA specialization in Sport Business. 

The new specialization, which will be part of the school's MBA stream in Management of Technology and Innovation, will help students tap into the global Toronto sport marketplace, according to a news release from the school. Indeed, Toronto is home to a number of international sports teams, such as the Toronto Blue Jays (baseball), the Maple Leafs (hockey), and the Raptors (basketball).

To help prepare MBA students for jobs in the business of sports, the specialization will focus on topics like sport marketing, strategy, financial management and business analytics, and other skills.

Ryerson's new MBA specialization in Sport Business is set to launch this fall.

For more information, please see the Ryerson news release announcing the launch of the MBA specialization in Sport Business.

See all Sports MBA programs.

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<![CDATA[Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business Adds “Niceness” to its MBA Admissions Criteria]]> Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business has revised its admissions criteria for MBA applicants, with “niceness” among a longer list of desirable personal qualities.

The school lists four key qualities they’re looking for in candidates: smart, nice, accomplished, and aware. 

“What we’re looking for is emotional intelligence, empathy, and respect for others,” says  Luke Anthony Peña, executive director of admissions and financial aid.

Applicants will have the chance to display these qualities in their application essays.

The school says that since arriving last year, Peña “has made it his goal for the Tuck application experience to be the most enjoyable and least stressful among top business schools”.

Other admissions process changes include clearer application round names and faster decision times.

Tuck School of Business’s first MBA application deadline is September 4, with subsequent deadlines running through to April 2019.

Image: Dartmouth College, Baker Memorial Library by Kane5187 CC BY 2.0 (cropped)

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<![CDATA[Fall 2019: MBA Application Deadlines For US Business Schools Now Online]]> Here is a list of the upcoming application deadlines for MBA programs at US schools beginning in fall 2019.

The business schools listed below were chosen based on the most-viewed US university profiles on FIND MBA.

We have focused on full-time MBA program deadlines, so if you are applying to a part-time MBA, please check the school's website to make sure you aim for the right deadline.

Submitting your application for the first deadline is always advisable, particularly if you want to have the best shot at scholarships. This approach also gives you more opportunities to apply for other schools if you are not offered a place by your first-choice school.

We advise double-checking all deadlines on a school’s website.

Stanford Graduate School of Business

  • Round 1: September 18, 2018
  • Round 2: January 10, 2019
  • Round 3: April 3, 2019

Harvard Business School

  • Round 1: September 5, 2018
  • Round 2: January 4, 2019

The Wharton School

  • Round 1: September 18, 2018
  • Round 2: January 3, 2019
  • Round 3: April 2, 2019

UC Berkeley - Haas School of Business

  • Round 1: September 27, 2018
  • Round 2: January 410, 2019
  • Round 3: April 4, 2019

Columbia Business School

  • Early entry deadline: October 3, 2018
  • Merit Scholarship Consideration: January 4, 2019
  • Final Application Deadline: April 10, 2019

Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management

  • Round 1: September 19, 2018
  • Round 2: January 9, 2019
  • Round 3: April 10, 2019

University of Pittsburgh - Katz Graduate School of Business

  • Round 1: October 1, 2018
  • Round 2: December 1, 2019
  • Round 3: February 1, 2019
  • Round 4: April 1, 2019

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business

  • Early application deadline: October 15, 2018
  • Priority application deadline: January 5, 2019
  • Round 3: March 1, 2019
  • Final: April 15, 2019

Yale School of Management

  • Round 1: September 12, 2018
  • Round 2: January 7, 2019
  • Round 3: April 16, 2019

Pepperdine University - Graziadio School of Business and Management

  • Round 1 (Early): November 1, 2018
  • Round 2 (Priority): February 1, 2019
  • Round 3 (Final deadline for international students): April 1, 2019
  • Round 4: May 15, 2019

Boston University - Questrom School of Business

  • Round 1: October 17, 2018
  • Round 2: January 2, 2019
  • Round 3: March 18, 2019

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

  • Round 1: September 22, 2018
  • Round 2: January 3, 2019
  • Round 3: April 4, 2019

University of Michigan - Ross School of Business

  • • Round 1: October 1, 2018
  • • Round 2: January 7, 2019
  • • Round 3: March 18, 2019

Duke University - Fuqua School of Business

  • • Early action deadline: September 12, 2018
  • • Round 1: October 10, 2018
  • • Round 2: January 3, 2019
  • • Round 3: March 20, 2019

Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business

  • • Round 1: September 24, 2018
  • • Round 2: January 7, 2019
  • • Round 3: April 1, 2019

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

  • • Round 1: October 4, 2018
  • • Round 2: January 10, 2019
  • • Round 3: April 3, 2019

MIT - Sloan School of Management

  • • Round 1: September 25, 2018
  • • Round 2: January 22, 2019
  • • Round 3: April 8, 2019

Carnegie Mellon University - Tepper School of Business

  • • Round 1: October 3, 2018
  • • Round 2: January 5, 2019
  • • Round 3: March 7, 2019

NYU - Stern School of Business

  • • Round 1: October 15, 2018
  • • Round 2: November 15, 2018
  • • Round 3: January 15, 2019
  • • Round 4: March 15, 2019

USC - Marshall School of Business

  • • Deadlines not yet available

University of Texas at Austin - McCombs School of Business

  • • Round 1: October 9, 2018
  • • Round 2: January 8, 2019
  • • Round 3: April 2, 2019

CUNY - Zicklin School of Business

  • • Deadlines not yet available

UCLA - Anderson School of Management

  • • Round 1: October 2, 2018
  • • Round 2: January 8, 2019
  • • Round 3: April 16, 2019

George Washington University School of Business (Global MBA)

  • • Round 1: October 19, 2018
  • • Round 2: January 11, 2019
  • • Round 3: March 15, 2019
  • • Round 4: May 3, 2019
  • • Round 5: June 7, 2019

ASU - Carey School of Business

Deadlines not yet available

Cornell University - Johnson Graduate School of Management (2-year MBA)

  • • October Round: October 10, 2018
  • • November Round: November 15, 2018
  • • January Round: January 3, 2019
  • • April Round: April 10, 2019

Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business

  • • Round 1: October 9, 2018
  • • Round 2: January 7, 2019
  • • Round 3: April 1, 2019
  • • Round 4: May 1, 2019

Rice University - Jones Graduate School of Business

  • • Round 1: October 15, 2018
  • • Round 2: January 5, 2019
  • • Round 3: April 5, 2019

Texas A&M - Mays Business School

Deadlines not yet available

Image: Stanford University campus in 2016. On the right the Hoover Tower; on the left the entrance to the Memorial Church by Frank Schulenburg CC BY-SA 4.0

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<![CDATA[Georgetown to Offer New Flex MBA Program]]> Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has announced the launch of a new flexible MBA program.

In the new 'Flex MBA' program, some electives will be offered in a hybrid format, meaning that the online classes will be supplemented with virtual sessions. This  will help minimize travel time, and add more flexibility to the MBA program.

Additionally, some classes will also be offered on Saturdays. 

All the program is designed to be completed in three years, students can work to finish the program quickly—in 28 months—or in as many as five years.

Georgetown has offered an Evening MBA program, which, according to the school's website will "evolve into" the Flex MBA program in the fall of 2019.

For more information, please see the Georgetown news release announcing the launch of the Flex MBA.

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<![CDATA[Babson to Offer an MBA in Dubai]]> The Massachusetts-based Babson College has announced that it will offer an MBA program in Dubai, beginning in 2019.

The program will be offered in blended online and face-to-face formats. The in-person programs will be offered at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Other business schools, such as the UK's Cass Business School, also offer MBA programs in the same district.

The new MBA will be aimed at locally- and regionally-based professionals in a wide range of industries and company sizes. The core curriculum will focus on a number of topics, including Entrepreneurship and Opportunity and Global Connections Through Technology. Dubai-specific curriculum will address topics like Family Entrepreneurship and M&A for Entrepreneurs. Overall, the MBA will take 21 months to complete. 

Babson's new Dubai-base MBA will begin in January 2019. Applications for the program are now open.

To learn more or to apply, please see Babson's Dubai MBA program page.

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<![CDATA[The Economist Updates Executive MBA Ranking for 2018]]> The Economist has updated its Executive MBA ranking for 2018.

This year, Yale School of Management's MBA for Executives program leads the list. The last time the ranking was published—in 2015—Yale's program was ranked 10th.

Following Yale is the Executive MBA that's run jointly by UCLA and NUS Business School. Another joint program—from Northwestern-Kellogg and Germany's WHU—takes the third spot. UC Berkeley's MBA for Executives and IMD's EMBA program round out the top-five. See the top 10 programs below.

This year's list is the third time that the Economist has published its ranking of Executive MBA programs. The first publication was in 2013. To determine the rankings, the publication used two surveys: one for business schools and the other for alumni from the schools' three last graduating classes. The programs are rated primarily on career development and personal development / educational experience.

The Economist's EMBA rankings for 2018 - top 10 schools

Here are the top 10 programs this year:

  1. Yale School of Management - Yale MBA for Executives
  2. UCLA / NUS Business School - Executive MBA
  3. Northwestern - Kellogg / WHU Beisheim - Executive MBA
  4. UC Berkeley - Haas - MBA for Executives
  6. Chicago - Booth - Executive MBA
  7. Oxford - Said - Executive MBA
  8. Northwestern - Kellogg / York - Schulich - Kellogg - Schulich Executive MBA
  9. Northwestern - Kellogg - Kellogg Executive MBA
  10. Warwick Business School - Executive MBA
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<![CDATA[Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Receives EQUIS Accreditation]]> The China-based Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University's International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) has received EQUIS accreditation.

Also holding AACSB accreditation, the school is now 'double accredited.' The school joins a number of other China-based institutions, including Fudan University's School of Management, CEIBS Business School, and Tsinghua University, that also have AACSB and EQUIS accreditation.

IBSS offers a part-time International MBA program that can be completed in two years.

To become accredited by EQUIS, a school must undergo an improvement process which benchmarks the school against a series of standards. The process can take years to complete. EQUIS currently accredits over 175 schools all over the world.

See all EQUIS-accredited business schools offering MBA programs.

You can also read why MBA accreditation is important.

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<![CDATA[The Financial Times Updates Masters in Finance Rankings for 2018]]> The Financial Times has published its published the 2018 edition of its Masters in Finance (MiF) rankings. Per usual, the rankings are broken down into two lists: MiF programs aimed at those fresh out of school (pre-experience), and those who have work experience (the post-experience ranking).

Overall, the ranking finds that non-EU graduates who do their MiF degrees in the UK are having increasingly difficulty landing jobs in the country after graduation. "The proportion of masters in finance graduates from outside the European Economic Area who work in the UK three years after graduating has more than halved since 2012," reports the FT.

In 2018, just ten percent of non-EU MiF graduates who studied in the UK were working in the country three years after graduation.

International students who studied their MiF in the US were more likely to stay in the country after graduation: in 2018, 64 percent of international MiF graduates surveyed had been working in the country for three years after completing their degree.

FT Masters in Finance 2018: Pre-experience ranking

In terms of the pre-experience ranking, France's HEC Paris leads the list. ESCP Europe, which was ranked number four last year, takes second place. Last year's leader, EDHEC Business School, has fallen to position number three. Skema Business School, which was ranked sixth in 2017, takes spot number four this year; ESSEC Business School rounds out the top-five.

St. Gallen​​​​​​ comes next, and is followed by MIT - Sloan, whose MiF graduates, according to the ranking, had an average salary of over $140,000 three years after graduating, the highest of all surveyed schools.

MIT is followed by Università Bocconi and Imperial College Business School. Rounding out the top 10 is China's Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance at SJTU, which has risen 18 spots since 2016.

Overall, many UK-based Masters in Finance programs fell in the ranking. Warwick Business School, which offers an MSc in Finance, fell out of the top 10, and is now placed number 13. Likewise, the Finance and Management MSc from Cranfield has fallen seven places since 2016, and is currently ranked 32.

On the other hand, some UK MiF programs have held steady or made minor gains. Durham University Business School, for instance, held steady at position number 51. The Finance Masters program from Nottingham University Business School and Aston Business School, which both fell out of the ranking in 2017, came back this year at spots number 57 and 59, respectively.

Finance Masters from US business schools were a mixed bag. The Master in Finance from University of Maryland's Smith Business School gained eight places this year to land at position number 30. On the other hand, the Master of Science in Finance from Brandeis University International Business School fell 12 positions to rank at number 35 this year. Bentley University's MS in Finance is a new entry this year, taking position number 40.

FT Masters in Finance 2018: Post-experience ranking

For the post experience Finance Masters ranking, six programs were ranked. London Business School and Cambridge - Judge remain in the top two positions this year, once again in that order. Singapore Management University also holds on to position number three. The MiF programs from Amsterdam Business School, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Florida International University finish out that ranking, in that order.

Image: HEC Paris by DXR / CC BY-SA 4.0 (cropped)

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<![CDATA[The University of Virginia Darden School of Business Announces New MBA Scholarships]]> The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has announced a new competitive scholarship program designed to support MBA students who are focused on entrepreneurship, innovation and technology.

The Batten Scholars Program, run by Darden’s Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, offers a number of full-tuition scholarships for students admitted to the school's full-time MBA program, as well as some partial scholarships.

The scholarships come with added benefits including certain program fee waivers, some travel support, career planning, exclusive networking opportunities and mentorship.

The Darden School of Business, which is known for its strong entrepreneurship offering through the Batten Institute, has increased its scholarship fundraising by 700 percent over the past two years.

Applications are now open for the Batten Scholars Program. To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must submit their MBA program application by one of the "early action" deadlines - these are staggered from now until the beginning of January 2019 - along with an additional essay.

More information is available on the scholars program website.

Image: Darden School of Business by tldagny CC BY 2.0

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<![CDATA[York - Schulich Launches Master of Supply Chain Management Degree]]> Canada's York University Schulich School of Business will launch a Master of Supply Chain Management program in 2019.

The program will be offered on both a full- and part-time basis. The full-time format is 12 months long; students who take the part-time version can complete the program in as few as two years.

According to the school, students in the new program will build their knowledge of topics like purchasing, operations management, business analytics, and logistics, among others. The program will also include a consulting project, where students will work directly with organizations to solve real-world supply chain management problems.

To apply for the program, interested candidates should have an undergraduate degree from a recognized institution with a minimum of a B+ average in the last two years of study.

Although the GMAT and GRE are not required, candidates whose study was not completed in English will need to demonstrate proof of English proficiency.

The new program is set to launch in May 2019. Applications will open in July 2018.

For more information, please see Schulich's Master of Supply Chain Management program webpage.

Image: Overleveraged / CC BY-SA 3.0 / (cropped)

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<![CDATA[Durham and EMLyon Launch Joint DBA Program]]> The UK's Durham University Business School has partnered with EMLyon in France to launch a new Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA).

The new 'Global DBA' degree will help participants become thought leaders in their chosen areas of expertise. They will use the skills they develop to tackle a business challenge in their own organizations.

To apply for the new program, prospective applicants should have a master's degree in a business-related discipline from a recognized institution, plus at least five years of business and management experience. For applicants whose first language is not English, proof of written and spoken English will also be required.

The part-time DBA program will take between four and six years to complete. Graduates of the program will receive doctorates from both Durham and EMLyon, and will be supervised by faculty from each institution.

For more information, please see the Durham - EMLyon Global DBA program webpage.

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<![CDATA[Pepperdine Graziadio Launches Executive DBA Program]]> The Los Angeles-based Pepperdine Graziadio Business School has announced plans to launch a new Executive Doctorate of Business Administration (Executive DBA) degree program.

The new Executive DBA program is aimed at senior executives who want to develop their networks and deepen their business knowledge through applied research.

The program will combine six, week-long residential sessions in Malibu with online learning. The entire program will take two years to complete.

According to the school, this program represents the only AACSB-accredited executive doctorate business program in the western US.

To apply for Pepperdine's new Executive DBA, candidates should have undergraduate and graduate degrees, and have at least 10 years of executive-level business experience.

For more information, please see Pepperdine's Executive DBA webpage.

Image: Marc Choquette / CC BY 2.0 (cropped)

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<![CDATA[Georgetown Increases MBA Scholarship for Veterans]]> Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has announced that it will increase the funding for its Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program for veterans enrolled in graduate programs, including MBAs.

Starting in the fall of 2018, veterans enrolling in graduate programs will now receive $15,000 from the school, which is matched by funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs, bringing the total to $30,000.

The MBA programs covered by the increased scholarships include the school's full-time and part-time MBAs, its Executive MBA, and the Global Executive MBA. Other eligible programs include the Executive Master’s in Leadership, the MA in International Business and Policy, and the MS in Finance.

Certain restrictions apply. For more information, please see the Georgetown news release announcing the increased MBA funding for veterans.

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<![CDATA[Durham University and European Business School Revamp Executive MBA]]> The UK's Durham University Business School and Germany's European Business School (EBS) have announced that they have redesigned their joint MBA program, to run from September 2018.

The revamped EMBA will focus on international business challenges, by exploring ideas such as how to create effective transnational business relationships, and studying topics like the operations of global markets.

The EMBA will also provide opportunities for students to pursue overseas study modules. The program will be delivered through modules that take place once per month, from Thursday to Saturday. The modules will be held in Durham, UK and in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany.

For more information, please see the Durham-EBS Executive MBA webpage.

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<![CDATA[Seton Hill Announces Online MBA in Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination]]> Seton Hill University has announced the launch of a new Online MBA in Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination.

The new MBA, which is offered in a hybrid online format, will prepare graduates to work towards their Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credentials.

The program will cover a number of topics, with courses like Principles of Accounting, Auditing, and Tax Research and Practice on offer, among others.

Seton Hill's new Online MBA will not require the GMAT or GRE to apply. The new program offers start dates six times per year.

For more information, please see the Seton Hill news release announcing the launch of the new Online MBA. 

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<![CDATA[MBA25 Announces Upcoming Online Q&A Event]]> MBA25, an organization that helps connect business schools with MBA applicants, has announced an online Q&A sessions with several US-based business schools.

On June 7, prospective MBA applicants will be able to connect with admissions representatives from MIT's Sloan School of Management, Harvard Business School, and the Yale School of Management.

During the online Q&A event, which will be broadcast in HD, interested parties will have the opportunity to ask questions and get feedback from the admissions representatives.

The event will be held on June 7 at 10:00am Boston time. 

Interested MBA seekers must register in advance to attend the event. For more information or to register, please see the MBA25 Live Broadcast page.

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<![CDATA[Eastern Kentucky University Redesigns Its MBA]]> Eastern Kentucky University’s School of Business has announced a redesign of its MBA program.

From this fall, the Richmond, Kentucky school's MBA will offer compressed eight-week courses, with more focus on soft skills alongside the technical components.

Each set of four courses will be accompanied by a design thinking seminar, where creative thinking is stimulated.

Students can choose from a two-year, three-year or four-year schedule, each offering the same curriculum, but at a range of paces to fit existing commitments.

The school's MBA program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Find out more about Eastern Kentucky University’s School of Business and its MBA program on Find MBA.

Image: Burnham Hall at Eastern Kentucky University by Ktr101 CC BY 2.0 (cropped)

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<![CDATA[AACSB Accreditation Awarded to Bournemouth University, Western Connecticut State University, and Others]]> AACSB International has announced that accreditation has been awarded to several new universities.

For one, the UK's Bournemouth University has been awarded AACSB accreditation. The school's one-year MBA is also accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Western Connecticut State University has also received the accreditation. The school offers a flexible MBA program that can be completed in as few as 15 months. 

Additionally, India's NMIMS has also been awarded AACSB accreditation. The school offers a two-year MBA with specializations in Law and Human Resources, among others.

  • Groupe ICHEC - ISC Saint-Louis - ISFSC
  • University of Lethbridge
  • University of Maribor Faculty of Economics and Business
  • University of Shanghai for Science and Technology

Currently, over 800 schools in 53 countries have AACSB accreditation. See a list of all AACSB-accredited institutions offering MBA programs, or read about why MBA accreditation is important.

Image: Entrance to Bournemouth University building by Tom Morris / CC BY-SA 3.0 (cropped)

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<![CDATA[Iona College Launches 12-Month Fast-Track MBA]]> Iona College's Hagan School of Business has announced a new fast-track MBA, beginning Fall 2018.

The Catholic college in New Rochelle, New York has cut the number of credits required to graduate from 57 credits to 39, making it possible to complete the program in just 12 months with full-time study.

Students who have work commitments can also choose to study the MBA part-time, which would still see them graduating in less than two years.

Students can still choose from one of seven concentrations, including Marketing, Accounting, Information Systems or one of multiple management concentrations.

Another change to the college's business offering is that it will no longer require applicants to submit GMAT scores.

The Hagan School of Business is accredited by AACSB.

Find out more about Iona College's MBA programs.

Image: Iona College Hagan School of Business by Anthony22 at English Wikipedia [CC0] (cropped), via Wikimedia Commons

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<![CDATA[Singapore Management University Receives AMBA Accreditation]]> The Lee Kong Chian School of Business at Singapore Management University (SMU) has received AMBA accreditation, according to the school. 

With the new accreditation, the school is now 'triple-accredited,' meaning it has accreditation from the three main international MBA accreditation agencies: EQUIS, AMBA, and AACSB.

A few other schools have also received AMBA accreditation in recent months. These include ESPAE Graduate School of Business, which becomes Ecuador's first business school to receive the accreditation, and Peru's PAD Escuela de Dirección, at the Universidad de Piura.

Additionally, Spain's ESIC Business & Marketing School, which is based in Madrid and offers several MBA programs, has also received AMBA accreditation.

To achieve AMBA accreditation, a business school must go through a rigorous vetting process. According to the agency, over 240 business schools in over 70 countries currently hold AMBA accreditation. The accreditation is for individual degree programs, such as MBAs and DBAs.

See a list of all AMBA-accredited business schools that offer MBA programs.

Read more about why MBA accreditation is important.

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<![CDATA[MBA Application Deadlines: Spring 2019]]> Looking for an MBA that starts in the spring of 2019? Below is a list of application deadlines.

For many incoming MBA students, the spring intake is the ideal time to start. The birds are chirping, the weather is getting nicer, and summer is just around the corner.

However, for many business schools, especially in the US, a spring start for full-time MBA programs is not typical; many schools only offer fall starts. However, there are a number of business schools around the world which offer spring intakes for their MBA programs. This is especially true for some business schools in Europe.

Furthermore, sometimes business schools will offer multiple intakes throughout the year, including a spring start. For other schools a spring intake will be offered for students who need a shorter, more focused program. This is true for Columbia's "J-term" MBA intake, which begins in January and finishes in 16 months.

Some schools have not yet announced their spring MBA intake deadlines, and this list will be updated as these become available.

The business schools listed below all have international accreditation and were selected based on the most-viewed university profiles on FIND MBA and other top programs.

Note: unless otherwise noted, all listed application deadline dates are in 2018.

Spring 2019 MBA Application Deadlines

INSEAD's Europe campus

Europe: MBA programs beginning in spring 2019

HEC Paris: full-time MBA, January 2019 intake


  • Round 1 deadline: January 1
  • Round 2: February 1
  • Round 3: March 1
  • Round 4: April 1
  • Round 5: May 1
  • Round 6: June 1
  • Round 7: July 1st
  • Round 8: August 15
  • Round 9: September 15
  • Round 10: October 15
  • Round 11: November 15

IE Business School: International MBA, January 2019 intake

  • Rolling admissions

ESMT: MBA, January 2019 intake


  • April 2: early decision deadline
  • July 2 (the deadline for students who would like to enroll in the school’s pre-MBA intensive German language classes in Berlin)
  • October 1: many MBA scholarships are awarded by this deadline
  • November 3: final deadline for non-EU students
  • December 3: final deadline for EU nationals

INSEAD: MBA, January 2019 intake (class of December 2019)


  • Round 1 deadline: March 14
  • Round 2: May 2
  • Round 3: June 20
  • Round 4: August 1

IMD Business School: MBA, January 2019 intake


  • Round 1 deadline: February 1
  • Round 2: April 1
  • Round 3: June 1
  • Round 4: August 1
  • Round 5: September 1

Rotterdam School of Management: full-time MBA, January 2019 intake

  • Round 1 deadline: April 10
  • Round 2: June 12
  • Round 3: August 14
  • Round 4: October 16 (last deadline for applicants requiring a visa)
  • Round 5: November 13 (for applicants who do not require a visa)

The Lisbon MBA: January 2019 intake


  • Round 1 deadline: September 30
  • Round 2: November 12

Note: to be considered for scholarships, the application round deadlines are May 31, July 31, and September 30.

EDHEC: Global MBA, January 2019 intake

  • Round 1 deadline: June 30
  • Final deadline: November 15

WHU: Full-time MBA, March 2019 intake

  • Deadlines not yet announced.

Hochschule Pforzheim: MBA International Management, March 2019 intake (for business graduates only)

  • Application deadline, international students: Dec 15, 2018
  • Application deadline, German visa holders: January 31, 2019

Columbia Graduate School of Business in New York City

USA: MBA programs beginning in spring 2019

Columbia Graduate School of Business: J-Term MBA, January 2019 intake

  • Deadline: October 3, 2018

Fordham - Gabelli: MBA, January 2019 intake

  • Application deadline not yet announced

Georgia State - Robinson: Flexible MBA, January 2019 intake

  • Application deadline not yet announced

UMass Boston: Flexible MBA, January 2019 intake

  • Deadline: November 1

Loyola University Chicago - Quinlan School of Business: Part-time MBA, February 2019 intake

  • Deadline: January 15

St. John’s - Tobin College of Business: MBA, January 2019 intake

  • Round 1: September 1
  • Round 2: November 1

Canada/The Americas: Spring start MBA application deadlines

Queen’s School of Business: MBA, January 2019 intake


  • Early round scholarship deadline: May 1
  • International applicant deadline: September 14
  • Late round scholarship deadline: October 1 

FIA Business School: International MBA, March 2019 intake

  • Deadlines not announced

Ryerson University - Rogers School of Management: MBA, May 2019 intake

  • MBA deadlines not yet announced

University of Western Ontario - Ivey: MBA, March 2019 intake


  • Round 3: July 16
  • Round 4: September 24
  • Round 5: November 12
  • Round 6: January 7, 2019

York University - Schulich School of Business: full-time MBA, January 2019 intake

  • MBA application deadlines not yet announced

Concordia University - John Molson School of Business: full-time MBA, January 2019 intake


  • International applicants: June 1
  • Canadians and permanent residents: October 1

Australia and New Zealand: spring start MBA application deadlines

University of Otago Business School: full-time MBA, April 2019 intake

  • Rolling admissions

AGSM: MBA, January 2019 intake

  • Round 1: June 1
  • Round 2: August 1
  • Round 3: October 1
  • Round 4 (domestic applicants only): October 30

Victoria University of Wellington: MBA, February 2019 intake

  • Rolling admissions

University of Auckland Business School: MBA, January 2019 intake

  • Rolling admissions


The UK's Brunel Business School

UK: Application deadlines for MBAs starting in spring 2019

University of Strathclyde Business School: full-time MBA, April 2019 intake

  • Applications are considered in the order they are received.

University of Aberdeen: full-time MBA, January 2019 intake

  • Rolling admissions

Brunel Business School: MBA, January 2019 intake

  • Application deadline: December 1

Application deadlines for MBAs in Asia starting in spring 2019

Singapore Management University (SMU): full-time MBA, January 2019 intake


  • Round 1: March 15
  • Round 2: July 15
  • Round 3: October 15

McGill University - Japan Campus: MBA, April 2019 intake

  • Application deadlines not yet announced

Indian School of Business (ISB): PGP, April 2019 intake

Deadlines for Indian passport holders:

  • October 15
  • January 15, 2019

For non-Indian passport holders:

  • January 15, 2019

Africa and the Middle East: Spring intake MBA application deadlines

London Business School (LBS) - Dubai campus: EMBA, January 2019 intake

  • Application deadlines not yet announced

University of Cape Town (UCT): MBA, January 2019 intake

  • MBA application deadlines not yet announced

University of Stellenbosch Business School: full-time MBA, January 2019 intake

  • MBA application deadline not yet announced

Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS): full-time MBA, January 2019 intake

  • Applications will open in June 2018

IMPORTANT: All prospective students are advised to double-check application deadlines with the business schools they are interested as soon as possible before applying.

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<![CDATA[Michigan - Ross to Offer an MBA Concentration in Business Data and Analytics]]> The University of Michigan's Ross School of Business has announced plans to launch a new MBA concentration in Data and Business Analytics.

According to the school, the new concentration will aim to help students prepare for careers in data-intensive industries such as consulting and technology. The program's curriculum will cover a range of topics in analytics, including big data management, marketing research, marketing engineering, advanced big data analysis, data mining, digital marketing, mobile innovation development, and information econometrics.

Full-time MBA students will be able to begin this new concentration in the fall of 2018. The school also offers MBA concentrations in Business and Sustainability and Healthcare Management. 

For more information, please see the Michigan - Ross news release announcing the launch of the new MBA concentration in Data and Business Analytics.

Image: Dwight Burdette / CC BY 3.0 (cropped)

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<![CDATA[Germany's ESMT Launches Joint MBA With the Doha Institute]]> Germany's ESMT Berlin has announced the launch of a new joint MBA degree in cooperation with Qatar's Doha Institute.

The new program—a dual-degree MBA / Master of Public Administration (MPA)— will help participants hone their management skills in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors.

Most of the content for the new two-year MBA / MPA degree will be delivered in Doha. Modules will take place once per month, over three or four days. One core module will also be delivered in Berlin, and there will be the opportunity for participants to study at institutions in ESMT's partner network.

The program will launch in September 2018. 

For more information, please see ESMT's news release announcing the launch of the MBA / MPA program.

You can read more about the school on ESMT's Full Profile at FIND MBA.

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<![CDATA[Hult Receives EQUIS Accreditation]]> Hult International Business School has received EQUIS accreditation, according to the school.

With the new accreditation, the school is now triple-accredited, meaning it has accreditation from the three main international accreditation agencies: EQUIS, AMBA, and AACSB. The school is the first US-based business school to gain triple accreditation 

Currently, EQUIS accredits over 200 business schools that offer MBA programs. Currently, three US-based business schools have EQUIS accreditation, including Hult.

In addition to its main location in Boston, Hult has campuses in San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shanghai.

See a list of all EQUIS-accredited business schools that offer MBA programs.

Read more about the school on Hult's Full Profile at FIND MBA.

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<![CDATA[Rutgers Business School Launches Corporate Social Innovation Institute]]> Rutgers Business School has announced the launch of a new institute focusing on corporate social innovation.

The new Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation will help prepare students to address the challenges and opportunities associated with sustainable development and value creation, according to a news release from the school.

Specifically, the new institute will "embed interdisciplinary coursework into the Rutgers Business School curriculum to prepare students to drive successful business results in sustainable organizations that are financially, environmentally and socially responsible."

The classes that the institute will develop will cover topics in ethical business models, sustainable business development, and ecological economics, among others.

For more information, see the Rutgers news release announcing the launch of the new institute. You can also read more about the school's MBA programs on Rutgers' Full Profile at FIND MBA.

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<![CDATA[Clemson University to Launch an Online MBA]]> South Carolina's Clemson University has announced plans to launch an Online MBA in 2019. 

The new MBA will be customizable: students will be able to pursue it either as their schedules permit, or real-time, in an interactive setting. 

Clemson, which is accredited by AACSB International, joins a handful of other business schools in South Carolina that offer Online MBA programs. Winthrop University, which is also AACSB accredited, offers a customizable Online MBA, and Francis Marion University offers an MBA in Healthcare Executive Management, among others.

Clemson's new Online MBA will launch in the fall of 2019.

For more information, please see Clemson's news release announcing the new program.

Image: Tillman Hall, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina by Ken Lund / CC BY-SA 2.0

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<![CDATA[US News Updates MBA Rankings for 2019]]> US News and World Report has released its 2019 MBA rankings, which rank US-based full- and part-time programs separately.

For the full-time MBA ranking, Harvard Business School and the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business are tied for the top position. The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School takes third place. The Yale School of Management has dropped out of the top-10 this year, and is now tied for 11th place with Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. The University of Michigan's Ross School of Business has broken into the top-10 this year, and is tied for seventh place with the University of Berkeley's Haas School of Business. See the top 10 schools below.

In terms of part-time programs, Haas leads this year's ranking. Haas is followed by Booth, and at third place is Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

For the business school rankings, US News surveyed 480 MBA programs, all of which are accredited by AACSB. Of those schools, the publication ranked 127 schools, because these schools provided enough data to calculate the full-time ranking. The schools were ranked on factors such as placement success and student selectivity. 

US News' 2019 MBA Ranking (top 10 full-time programs)

2019 rank School Change from last year
1 (tie) Harvard no change
1 (tie) Chicago - Booth +2
3 Wharton -2
4 Stanford no change
5 MIT - Sloan -1
6 Kellogg -2
7 (tie) UC Berkeley - Haas no change
7 (tie) Michigan - Ross +4
9 Columbia no change
10 Dartmouth - Tuck -2


Image: Chicago - Booth / Karla Kaulfuss / CC BY 2.0 (cropped, rotated)

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<![CDATA[Yale Launches New MBA Scholarship for Students From Africa]]> Yale School of Management has announced new MBA scholarships aimed at students from Africa who want to make an impact.

As part of the new "Impact Scholarships" scheme, two awards will be available and will cover at least half of the tuition for Yale's full-time MBA program. Within two years of completing their MBAs, the Impact Scholars will be expected to return to Africa and work for at least two years in a role that contributes to the continent's development.

To be considered for the new scholarships, students from Africa must be successfully admitted into the Yale MBA program. No additional application is needed.

According to the school, some 32 students from Africa are currently enrolled in Yale SOM's various degree programs. 

The school also offers a full-tuition MBA scholarship to an entrepreneur from Africa, through the school's existing partnership with the Harambe Entrepreneurship Alliance.

For more information, please see the Yale SOM press release announcing the new MBA scholarships.

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<![CDATA[All Full-Time MBA students at University of Virginia Darden School of Business to Gain International Study Experience]]> The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has received a $30 million endowment dedicated to providing international study opportunities to every full-time MBA student at the school, at no additional cost to the student.

A $15 million gift from the Batten Foundation was matched with a gift from UVA's Bicentennial Scholars Fund. The resulting endowment will provide every student in Darden's full-time MBA program a scholarship to attend a Darden Worldwide course.

The Darden worldwide scheme sees MBA student participate in study programs abroad of typically 7-10 days, led by Darden faculty. This spring, that offering spans five continents, and includes courses exploring business in uncertain economic environments in Argentina, artificial intelligence and robotics in Germany, and government's influence on business in China, among others.

During the courses, students visit local companies, educators and officials, gaining hands-on experiences in new business environments and cultures guided by a Darden faculty member.

The latest endowment will make this experience accessible to all full-time MBA students, allowing them to add global experience to their portfolios.

Image: University of Delaware by urashimataro CC BY 2.0 (cropped)

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<![CDATA[Canada's Queen's University Launches a Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence]]> Queen's University's Smith School of Business has announced plans to launch a Master of Management degree in Artificial Intelligence.

The new program will focus on the management of artificial intelligence tools in business applications, and explore the implications of AI in business decision making.

As AI is applied to an increasing number of business areas, managers will be needed to bridge the gap between the technology and business needs. According to Elspeth Murray, associate dean of master's programs at Smith, "That requires a new kind of professional with a balance of science and management expertise."

"That’s why the Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence is so needed today."

With the new program, Queen's joins a a few other business schools offering programs in the management of AI space. Italy's Bologna Business School, for instance, offers a Master in Digital Technology Management in Artificial Intelligence. Other Europe-based schools offer related programs; Utrecht University offers a Masters in Artificial Intelligence degree, for example.

The new Queen's Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence program will start on the school's downtown Toronto campus in September 2018. The program will be delivered on a part-time basis over the course of 12 months. A GMAT score of 650 or higher is required to apply, and applicants must have an undergraduate degree in Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering or Science.

For more information, please see the Queen's Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence program webpage.

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<![CDATA[The FT's Online MBA Ranking Updated for 2018]]> The Financial Times has updated its Online MBA Ranking for 2018.

For the first time in the history of the ranking, Warwick Business School's Distance Learning MBA has taken the top spot. IE Business School, which has led the ranking since the inaugural edition in 2014, has dropped to position number two. According to the ranking, graduates of IE's Online MBA made more than their Warwick counterparts (Three years after completing the MBA, IE grads had a an average salary of $184,030, compered to $182,994 for Warwick grads.)

The Online MBA from UMass Amherst holds on to spot number three for the second year in a row. The Online MBA from IU - Kelley has climbed three spots to land at number four. The top-five in this year's ranking is rounded out by the Online MBA from Durham University Business School, which rose four positions.

Of the 20 schools that are current ranked, one is new this year. The Online MBA from Washington State University's Carson College of Business debuts this year at position number 20. The EuroMBA, which was ranked 12th last year, has dropped out in the 2018 edition. 

According to the FT, the programs are ranked primarily on career progress of alumni, but also on the diversity of the cohort and the quality of the online delivery.

Below is a table which shows the 15 schools ranked in the FT's Online MBA Ranking 2018.

The FT's Online MBA Ranking 2018

2017 Rank Business School MBA Program Change from 2016
1 Warwick Business School MBA by Distance Learning +1
2 IE Business School Global MBA -1
3 Umass Amherst - Isenberg Online MBA no change
4 IU - Kelley Online MBA +3
5 Durham Online MBA +4
6 Babson - Olin MBA Blended Program +2
7 Florida - Hough Hybrid Online MBA -2
8 AGSM MBAx -4
9 ASU - Carey Carey Online MBA -2
10 George Washington Online MBA -4
11 Syracuse - Whitman MBA@Syracuse -1
12 Northeastern Online MBA +1
13 University of Nebraska at Lincoln Online MBA +2
14 Bradford Distance Learning MBA no change
15 Colorado State University Online MBA +4
16 Drexel - LeBow LeBow Online MBA +4
17 NCSU - Poole Professional Online MBA +1
18 FIU - Chapman Corporate MBA -2
19 Centrum Católica Virtual International Managerial MBA -2
20 Washington State - Carson Carson Online MBA not ranked in 2017

For more information on MBA rankings, please see  FIND MBA's MBA Rankings page.

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<![CDATA[University of San Diego to Offer a Business Analytics MBA Concentration]]> The University of San Diego (USD School of Business) has announced plans to launch an MBA concentration in Business Analytics.

The new Business Analytics MBA concentration is designed to help students make data-informed business decisions.  

The new concentration will include four courses over three semesters, and cover topics in spreadsheet modeling, database management, and programming languages. 

USD's Full-Time MBA can be completed in either 17 or 22 months. It offers a range of other concentrations, including Finance, Marketing, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Enterprise, International Business, New Venture Management, and others.

The MBA concentration in Business Analytics will launch this fall. For more information, please see USD's news release announcing the launch of the new concentration.

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<![CDATA[AACSB Accreditation Awarded to 11 Business Schools]]> AACSB accreditation has been awarded to 11 new business schools, of which eight offer MBA programs. The newly-accredited schools include:

The International University of Japan, which becomes the fourth business school in Japan to be accredited by AACSB. The school offers two MBA programs in English: a normal MBA as well as an intensive MBA that can be completed in just one year.

The Minnesota-based Lawrence Technological University, which offers an MBA with several concentrations, including Business Analytics & Cybersecurity and Finance.

Aberdeen Business School at the Robert Gordon University, which is based in Scotland. The school, which is also accredited by AMBA, is listed as a Top 10 School for Energy by FIND MBA. 

Tunghai University, which becomes the 23rd business school in Taiwan to receive AACSB accreditation. The school offers an English-language Global MBA program.

Universidad de Monterrey, which is the fourth business school in Mexico to be accredited by AACSB. Students in UDEM's MBA have the opportunity to study abroad in a partner school such as Wharton and UC Berkeley - Haas.

Canada's University of Saskatchewan, which offers a flexible MBA that can be completed in between 12 and 36 months. It's the 23rd business school in Canada to receive AACSB accreditation.

The University of Science and Technology Beijing, which also has AMBA accreditation. 

The UK-based University of Southampton, which is also accredited by AMBA. Its MBA can be completed on a full-time basis in 12 months or a part-time basis in 24 months.

In this round, several schools which do not offer MBA programs also received AACSB accreditation. These include Georgia Gwinnett College, India's IFIM Business School, and Sweden's Umeå University.

To achieve AACSB accreditation, a business school must undergo a rigorous review process. Currently, over 800 schools in 53 countries have AACSB accreditation. See a list of all AACSB-accredited business schools offering MBA programs, and read why MBA accreditation is important.

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<![CDATA[Meet Top Business School Representatives in Frankfurt at the MBA25 Networking Event]]> On April 14 prospective MBA students will have the chance to network with top business school representatives at the MBA25 Business Education Forum, to be held in Frankfurt am Main.

MBA applicants will have the chance to ask all their questions about different business schools and programs, meet representative one-on-one, find out about scholarship opportunities and speak with alumni about their study experiences. There will also be a networking party at the end of the event.

The following business schools are confirmed to attend:

  • Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
  • HHL Leipzig
  • Kellogg - WHU (Executive MBA)
  • SKOLKOVO - Moscow School of Management

Additionally there will be a presentation about tackling the GMAT from the test's administrator, GMAC.

The Frankfurt MBA event will be held on April 14, beginning at 10:00am.

Event registration is mandatory. Sign up on the MBA25 website.

Image: Frankfurt Skyline by Markus Jaschke CC BY 2.0 (cropped)

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<![CDATA[QS to Host MBA World Tour Events in Europe]]> The QS World MBA Tour has announced that it will be holding a series of events in Europe this spring.

At the fairs, attendees will be able to speak directly with admissions officers from the world's top business schools. The fairs will also include seminars and info sessions, where participants can learn about the GMAT and other topics. Attendees will also be eligible to access the World Tour MBA scholarship platform, which includes information about funding resources. 

Register for one of the QS World MBA Tour events here.

QS World MBA Tour events in Europe

  • Istanbul: February 25, 2018
  • Athens: February 26, 2018
  • Rome: February 28, 2018
  • Milan: March 1, 2018
  • Paris: March 3, 2018
  • Geneva: March 5, 2018
  • Zurich: March 6, 2018
  • Vienna: March 8, 2018
  • London: March 10, 2018
  • Amsterdam: March 13, 2018
  • Copenhagen: March 15, 2018
  • Moscow: March 17, 2018
  • Munich: March 19, 2018
  • Hamburg: March 21, 2018
  • Berlin: March 22, 2018
  • Frankfurt: March 24, 2018
  • Düsseldorf: March 26, 2018

Attending business schools

The following business schools will attend at least one event:


  • St John's University - Tobin College of Business


  • London Business School
  • University of Exeter Business School
  • Essex Business School
  • Alliance Manchester Business School
  • Durham University Business School
  • Henley Business School
  • Imperial College Business School
  • Oxford Brookes Business School
  • University of Oxford -Saïd Business School
  • The Open University Business School (OU)
  • Surrey Business School
  • University of Sussex
  • Westminster Business School
  • Warwick Business School
  • Cambridge University - Judge Business School
  • University of Birmingham - Business School
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Global business schools

  • ESCP Europe
  • Hult International Business School

South Africa

  • University of Cape Town - Graduate School of Business


  • Tel Aviv University - Coller School of Management


  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Antai )
  • Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)
  • Tongji University - School of Economics and Management


  • Singapore Management University (SMU)


  • Copenhagen Business School


  • Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management - IAE
  • IONIS Education Group
  • Ecole des Ponts Business School
  • Ecole Polytechnique
  • EDHEC Business School
  • Emlyon Business School
  • HEC Paris Executive MBA
  • IAE Paris - Sorbonne Business School
  • Neoma Business School
  • SKEMA Business School
  • Audencia Business School


  • GISMA Business School
  • Goethe University Frankfurt – Goethe Business School
  • Cologne-Rotterdam Executive MBA
  • Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
  • Henley Business School Germany
  • Mannheim Business School
  • TUM school of management
  • WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management


  • Amsterdam Business School
  • Rotterdam School of Management


  • Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO


  • ESADE Business School
  • IE Business School


  • IMD
  • University of Geneva (HEC)
  • SBS Swiss Business School


  • The University of Sydney Business School


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<![CDATA[INCAE Business School Receives AMBA Accreditation]]> INCAE Business School's MBA programs have been awarded AMBA accreditation.

The Costa Rica-based school, since it is also accredited by EQUIS and AACSB, now belongs to the elite group of the world's 'triple-accredited' business schools.

INCAE offers two core MBA programs, one focused on Latin American leadership and the other covering global perspectives. The school also has partnerships with other business schools, including Yale School of Management and the University of St. Gallen, through which dual-degree programs are offered. It also offers a Global Executive MBA program, through a partnership with Georgetown University and ESADE Business School. 

Read more about why MBA accreditation is important, and see a list of AMBA-accredited business schools offering MBA programs.

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<![CDATA[Access MBA Events in Toronto and Montreal This March]]> MBA applicants in Canada will have an opportunity to meet admissions directors from top MBA programs one-on-one when Access MBA brings its tour to North America this spring.

The events will take place in Toronto on March 24 and Montreal on March 27.

Those who are selected are personally matched with the top-ranked international business schools that best match their interests and skills. On the day, applicants will have the opportunity to use 20 minute one-on-one discussions to get to know the business schools' admissions directors.

Schools expected to attend include:

  • IESE
  • UCLA
  • Yale School of Management
  • University of Cambridge
  • Copenhagen Business School
  • HEC Montreal
  • IE Business School
  • Kedge Business School
  • University of Nottingham
  • ESADE Business School
  • Hult International Business School
  • CUHK
  • SDA Bocconi
  • Syracuse - Whitman
  • UBC - Sauder
  • EMLyon many others from Canada, the US, UK, Europe and beyond.

Access MBA is also holding other events, in cities in Asia, Europe, South America, North America, Africa, and the Middle East. See the Access MBA Events Page for more info.

Image: Montreal, Quebec, Canada by Marc-Olivier Jodoin CC BY 2.0 (cropped)

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<![CDATA[FIND MBA Updates Top 10 Lists by Specialization for 2018]]> FIND MBA has updated its shortlists of top business schools by industry focus or functional area for 2018. These Top 10 Lists, which have been published since 2012, consider employment data, concentrations, and other factors to help future MBA students find some of the best business schools for careers in various industries and functions.

In all, 22 lists have been updated, including Top 10 Lists for Financial Services, Supply Chain, and Sustainability, among others. The lists were updated to reflect changing employment data and other changes in the business school landscape.

World leaders

The leaders—the business schools that are featured in the most Top 10 Lists this year—are Columbia Business School, the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, HEC Paris, the Wharton School, and London Business School. Each was featured in five separate lists. The top 20 schools, each listed in at least four specialization lists, can be seen below.

In total, over 100 business schools are now listed in FIND MBA’s Top 10 Lists by specialty category. 

Here are all the updated lists:

FIND MBA's Top 10 Lists by Specialty 2017- Leaders

Here are the schools which are featured in the most Top 10 Lists:

School Region Number of Lists
Columbia Business School USA 5
Chicago - Booth School of Business USA 5

London Business School (LBS)

UK 5
The Wharton School USA 5
HEC Paris Europe 5
Alberta Canada 4
CEIBS Asia 4
Cornell - Johnson USA 4
CUHK Asia 4
Berkeley - Haas USA 4
Michigan - Broad USA 4
NUS Asia 4
NYU - Stern USA 4
Oxford  - Said UK 4
Purdue - Krannert USA 4
Rochester - Simon USA 4
Toronto - Rotman Canada 4
Stanford USA 4
UNC - Kenan-Flagler USA 4
Wisconsin USA 4

FIND MBA also lists top programs by region and other factors. See our Top 10 Lists page for more information.

FIND MBA's Top 10 Lists by Specialty were first published in 2012 to help potential applicants find the best business schools for particular career goals. These lists are updated each year to reflect employment data—in the cases that business schools have publicly reported this information—as well as other MBA rankings, changes in program offerings, and other factors. Read about the Top 10 List methodology here.

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<![CDATA[Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University Launches Online MBA]]> Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University is the latest business school to launch an Online MBA.

The program, dubbed, "MBA@Rice" will take the school's highly-ranked MBA program and make it accessible to those living outside Houston, Texas, where Jones Graduate School of Business is located.

Students will be able to complete the program via distance learning in a minimum of two years. The program will be taught through weekly live class sessions online, a mobile app and coursework to do be completed in students' own time, plus two residential sessions where they will be able to network with classmates and faculty.

The first cohort will begin classes in July 2018, with the first application deadline already set for May 4.

For more information, please see the Rice - Jones news release announcing the launch of the Online MBA.

Image: Houston at night by Eflon CC BY 2.0 (cropped)

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<![CDATA[University of Virginia's Darden School of Business Announces New Business Analytics Master]]> The University of Virginia's Darden School of Business has announced a new business analytics master program, which will be run partially online to allow working professionals to keep up with work commitments while they study.

The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) will be run in partnership with the university's McIntire School of Commerce, pending approval from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

The program is one of a number of recently-announced master programs helping to prepare business grads for work in analytics, a field that has seen massive growth in recent years. The program will cover both technical and analytical skills, as well business and leadership components.

Aimed at working professionals, the MSBA will be delivered via a mix of weekend, in-person sessions and online instruction.

The first cohort will begin study in late summer 2018, with in-house classes taking place at a new facility in the Rosslyn district of Arlington, Virginia.

Image: The Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia as viewed from Georgetown. The Potomac River is in the foreground. By John Carolina. CC BY 2.0 (cropped)

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<![CDATA[MBA Rankings 2018]]> For MBA rankings in 2018, a lot of potential disruptions are may be in store. Will changes like the planned Brexit have an effect on UK business schools? Will Asian business schools increase in stature? Will Donald Trump’s immigration policies impact the perceived prestige of US business schools?

Overall, last year’s ranking changes saw minor shifts among top schools, but overall, MBA salaries continued to improve across the board. In the 2017 Global MBA Ranking from the Financial Times, top UK business schools did fairly well, while some in the lower half of the ranking weren't quite so lucky. Insead led the list, but half of the top ten schools were based in the US. US business schools, in general, improved their standings in that ranking, with some exceptions. Schools in Australia also did well, while the Canadian schools lost ground. On the international version of the Best Business Schools Ranking from Bloomberg Businessweek, Insead led the pack here as well, while the UK schools in the top 10: London Business School, Oxford - Said, and Cambridge - Judge, lost some ground. 

What's in store for 2018? If the 2018 Global MBA Ranking from the Financial Times is any indication, improvement will be seen by US business schools, while there will be more of a mixed bag for UK schools. 

Below you’ll find a list of the main MBA rankings and their expected publication dates in 2018. For the rankings that have already been published, we’ll note the top 5 schools.

2018 MBA Rankings: An Overview

US News & World Report: Online MBA Ranking: Published on January 9, 2018

When this ranking was first published, Temple - Fox had the number one position, but was removed from the ranking after the publication reported that the GMAT statistics the school had reported were not correct. It's since been moved to the 'unranked' category.

Top Schools:

2. (tie) Carnegie Mellon - Tepper

2. (tie) IU - Kelley

4. UNC Kenan-Flagler

5. (tie) ASU - Carey

5. (tie) Florida - Hough

Financial Times: Global MBA Ranking: Published on January 29, 2018

Stanford's MBA took the top spot in this ranking, for the first year since 2012. Insead, which was ranked at the top of last year's ranking, fell to number two. 

Top schools:

1. Stanford

2. Insead

3. Upenn - Wharton

4. London Business School

5. Harvard

Financial Times: Online MBA Ranking 2018: Published March 4, 2018

For the first time in this ranking's history, the Online MBA from Warwick Business School leads the pack. IE Business School, which had taken the number one spot since it was first published in 2014, has fallen to spot number two.

Top schools:

1. Warwick Business School

2. IE Business School

3. UMass Amherst - Isenberg

4. IU - Kelley

5. Durham University Business School

US News & World Report MBA Ranking - Published March 20, 2018

For full-time MBA programs, Harvard and Chicago - Booth were tied for first place. Yale School of Management has left the top-10 this year; Michigan - Ross entered the top-10 at position number seven. For the part-time MBA programs, UC Berkeley - Haas was the leader. This year, there was a slight change to the ranking's methodology: any school that reported less than 50 percent of its students' GMAT or GRE scores lost points. Here are the top five schools in the full-time ranking:

  1. (tie) Harvard
  2. (tie) Chicago - Booth
  3. Wharton
  4. Stanford
  5. MIT - Sloan

Expected Publication Dates of 2018 MBA Rankings

Forbes: MBA Ranking: September 2018

Financial Times: Executive MBA Ranking: October, 2018

Economist: Which MBA? Rankings: October, 2018

Bloomberg Businessweek: Business School Rankings: November - December, 2018

Financial Times: European Business School Ranking: December 2018

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<![CDATA[30 Business Schools Attending MBA Day in Munich]]> On March 10, will host its MBA Day in Munich, with 30 business schools expected to attend.

The event will include the opportunity for one-on-one discussions between applicants and school representatives, presentations from schools, plus discussions on funding your MBA studies, nailing your application and the GMAT.

MBA Day participants will be in the running for scholarships worth a total of 500,000 EUR.

The schools who have registered to attend include:

  • Cambridge
  • IE
  • IESE
  • London Business School
  • Mannheim
  • Oxford
  • SDA Bocconi, and
  • St. Gallen

The event is free to attend, but participants must register in advance on the website.

Image: Munich by Sam Walker on Pexels CC BY 2.0 (cropped)

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<![CDATA[The Financial Times Publishes 2018 Global MBA Ranking]]> The Financial Times has released the 2018 edition of its Global MBA Ranking.

This year, the Stanford Graduate School of Business takes the top position. This is the first time since 2012 that the school has taken the top spot. According to the ranking data, Stanford MBA graduates (from the class of 2014) make just over $214,000 per year, on average - the highest for all schools in the ranking.

Stanford has taken the top spot from the one-year Insead MBA program, which had led the ranking for the previous two years. In this year's ranking, it has dropped to position number two.

Insead is followed by the Wharton School, which retains its third-place ranking this year. 

At position number four is London Business School's MBA, which has dropped two spots. It's followed by Harvard, which has fallen one position to number five. Booth's MBA comes next, rising three spots to number six; Booth is followed by Columbia Business School, which holds on to position number seven this year. China's CEIBS has risen three spots to land at position number eight, while MIT - Sloan's MBA has climbed four spots to land at position number nine. The top 10 is rounded out by UC Berkeley - Haas' MBA.

Big Movers in the 2018 FT Global MBA Ranking

Although there wasn't much substantial movement in the top 10, some schools further down the ranking have shifted. The MBA from Cambridge - Judge has fallen out of the top 10, going from number five to number 13 this year. The MBA from Cornell - Johnson, for example, has gained ten spots this year to land at position number 17. Singapore's NUS has dropped out the top 20, going from position number 18 to 26. On the other hand, the MBA from UCLA - Anderson has made strong progress this year, jumping from number 32 to 25. Georgetown's MBA has also gained, jumping from 30 to 40.

Further down, there was even more substantial upward movement, especially among US business schools.. The MBA from Texas' Rice - Jones has jumped almost 20 spots, moving from number 64 last year to 45 this year. Also, WUSTL - Olin, which was ranked  68 last year, takes spot number 50 this year. 

On the other hand, some UK schools have not faired as well in this year's Global MBA Ranking. The Cass MBA, for instance, has last nine spots, falling from position 37 to 46. The Lancaster MBA has also dropped, from position 42 last year to number 70 this year. Strathclyde Business School has also lost ground. 

Here's a list of the top 20 schools in this year's FT Global MBA Ranking, as well as their change from last year.

Business Schools in Australia, Canada, and elsewhere

For schools outside the US and the UK, there were also some changes. Canada's McGill reappeared on the ranking this year, at position number 78. Another Canadian school, Toronto - Rotman, lost ground this year, dropping from 65 to 86. Queen's University, which was ranked at position 100 last year, has dropped off the ranking this year.

In Australia, the two business schools in the country also shifted a bit in this year's ranking: AGSM dropped from 54 to 63, while Melbourne Business School's MBA went from 76 to 66. MGSM, which was ranked in the top 50 last year, has dropped off the ranking this year.

Denmark's Copenhagen Business School debuted in the ranking this year, at position number 100.


A few business schools that were listed in the 2017 Global MBA Ranking from the FT have dropped off in this year's ranking. Spain's IE Business School, which was ranked eighth last year, is nowhere to be found in the 2018 ranking. George Washington University, which was ranked 86 last year, has also dropped off. 

Other schools that were ranked last year and did not make the cut in 2018 include Vlerick Business School, Iowa - Tippie, Temple - Fox, Costa Rica's INCAE, South Carolina - Moore, IPADE, Grenoble Graduate School of Business, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The FT's Global MBA Ranking 2018

FT MBA Ranking 2017 Business School Location Change from 2016
1 Stanford USA +1
2 Insead France/Singapore -1
3 UPenn - Wharton USA no change
4 London Business School UK +2
5 Harvard USA -1
6 Chicago - Booth USA +3
7 Columbia Business School USA no change
8 CEIBS China +4
9 MIT - Sloan USA +4
10 UC Berkeley - Haas USA +3
11 IESE Business School Spain -1
12 Northwestern - Kellogg USA no change
13 Cambridge - Judge UK -8
14 HKUST Hong Kong +1
15 Yale SOM USA no change
16 Dartmouth - Tuck USA +2
17 Cornell - Johnson USA +10
18 NUS Singapore +8
19 Duke - Fuqua USA +5
20 ESADE Business School Spain -2

FIND MBA's previous coverage of the Financial Times' Global MBA Ranking:

Read more about MBA Rankings on FIND MBA's MBA Rankings page.

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<![CDATA[Warwick Business School's Online MBA to be Offered in London]]> Warwick Business School's online MBA will soon have a second location for its face-to-face component: Warwick Business School's campus inside London's iconic Shard building.

The school's Distance Learning MBA, ranked second in the world and first in the UK by the Financial Times, includes two "Warwick weeks" where students take classes on campus. From this June, students will have the option to take these in the heart of London.

This campus is located very close to the City of London, the financial hub and home of the Bank of England, as well as major international financial institutions, offering access to business and networking opportunities. 

This will also make it easier for international students to reach the in-class portion of the program, with more international flights available from London's airports.

For more information, see the program website.

Image: The Shard in London by Pixabay CC0 (cropped)

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<![CDATA[US News Publishes Online MBA Ranking for 2018]]> [Update February 2018: Temple - Fox has been moved to the 'unranked' category for misreporting GMAT statistics. The following article has been edited to reflect this new information.]

The publication US News and World Report has updated its Online MBA Ranking for 2018.

When the rankings were The Online MBA from Temple University's Fox School of Business and Management led the ranking. However, the publication later reported that since the school had mis-reported GMAT statistics, it would be moved to the 'unranked' category.  The online MBA programs from Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) and IU Kelley are tied for second place. The top five is rounded out by the Online MBAs from UNC - Kenan-Flagler and Arizona State University's Carey School of Business. See a list of the top 20 programs.

To determine the rankings, US News used five factors: student engagement, admissions selectivity, peer reputation, faculty credential and training, and student services and technology. MBA accreditation is also factored into the ranking: if a school has AACSB accreditation, it influences the student engagement indicator; some credit is also given for ACBSP or IACBE accreditation. The publication only ranks US-based business schools.

Unlike other rankings of Online MBA programs, the US News ranking does not consider post-MBA salary as part of the ranking.

US News' Online MBA Ranking 2018

2017 Ranking School  Program  Change from 2016
unranked Temple - Fox(see note above) Online MBA no change
2 (tie) Carnegie Mellon - Tepper Part-time Online MBA no change
2 (tie IU - Kelley Online MBA +1
4 UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA@UNC no change
ASU - Carey Online MBA no change
6 (tie) Florida - Hough Online MBA -1
6 (tie) UT - Dallas Online MBA +1
8 USC - Marshall Online MBA +4
9 Maryland - Smith Online MBA no change
10 PSU - World Campus Penn State Online MBA -2
11 Auburn - Harbert MBA Online -1
12 (tie) Arkansas State - Jonesboro Online MBA -2
12 (tie) Washington State University Online MBA +15
14 (tie) NCSU - Poole MBA Online +4
14 (tie) Wisconsin MBA Consortium Online MBA no change
16 (tie) Ball State - Miller Online MBA -4
16 (tie) Florida State Online MBA no change
16 (tie) UMass - Amherst Online Part-time MBA -4
19 (tie)

Kennesaw State - Coles

Online MBA +2
19 (tie) Lehigh MBA +2

FIND MBA's coverage of previous Online MBA Rankings from US News:

See FIND MBA's MBA Rankings page for more MBA ranking information.


Image: Mblumber / CC BY-SA 3.0 (cropped, rotated)

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<![CDATA[EQUIS Accreditation Awarded to Two Business Schools]]> EQUIS accreditation has been awarded to the Nottingham Trent University's Nottingham Business School and the Faculty of Management at the University of Warsaw, according to EFMD.

Nottingham Business School, which is also accredited by AACSB, offers a range of MBA programs, including a Full-Time MBA with concentrations in Digital Marketing, Finance, and Global Supply Chain Management; and a range of Online MBA programs. Notably, the Full-Time MBA is also offered in a two-year version, which includes one year of work placement.

The University of Warsaw Faculty of Management has also received EQUIS accreditation. The school, whose MBA programs are also accredited by AMBA, offers an Executive MBA delivered in English, as well as an MBA in Polish. The school, after Kozminski University, is only the second business school in Poland to receive EQUIS accreditation.

On FIND MBA, you can see a list of all EQUIS-accredited business schools offering MBA programs. 

Read about why MBA Accreditation is Important.

Image: "Building of Faculty of Management of Warsaw University" by Mzungu / CC BY 3.0 (cropped)

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