FindMBA News Latests News Sat, 15 Dec 2018 04:34:34 +0100 <![CDATA[Businessweek Publishes 'Global' MBA Ranking]]> For the first time, Bloomberg Businessweek has published a Global MBA Ranking, which ranks schools from all over the world. 

The new MBA ranking, which is led by the Stanford Graduate School of Business, is dominated by US schools. Only one non-US school—Switzerland's IMD Business School—has cracked the top-10, taking spot number ten.

Previously, Businessweek had offered two MBA rankings: one that included only US schools and one with non-US programs. This year, the US-specific MBA ranking was published separately from this new, commingled list. The US schools in the Global ranking are in the same order as those in the US-only ranking.

Other non-US schools to make the top 30 include London Business School, at position number 23, Insead (25) and IESE (28). More non-US schools can be found in the second half of the ranking.

According to Businessweek, US schools dominate the ranking for one main reason: reported compensation from MBA grads. According to the publication, the average reported income of those who graduated from US-based MBA programs was $145,000. For grads from non-US programs, compensation was $125,000.

Indeed, MBA graduates working in the US tend to make more than those working elsewhere.

Businessweek's Global MBA Ranking contrasts starkly with the Global MBA Ranking published by the Financial Times (FT). The FT's ranking—which includes salary data from graduates three years out of graduation, among other factors, and adjusts for purchasing power parity (PPP), tends to be much more balanced in terms of business school geography. (In the current FT ranking,16 of the top 30 MBA programs are US-based; Insead and LBS are ranked in the top five.

Here are the non-US schools in the new Businessweek ranking (along with their overall rank):

  1. IMD Business School(10)
  2. London Business School (23)
  3. Insead Business School (25)
  4. IESE Business School (28)
  5. Cambridge - Judge (34)
  6. SDA Bocconi (39)
  7. ESADE (44)
  8. Oxford - Said (51)
  9. HEC Paris (52)
  10. Mannheim (55)
  11. Western - Ivey (56)
  12. Queen's - Smith (66)
  13. Cranfield (80)
  14. CEIBS (81)
  15. IE Business School (83)
  16. Copenhagen Business School (84)
  17. McGill (87)
  18. HKUST (89)
  19. Melbourne Business School (93)
  20. Concordia - Molson (95)
  21. Manchester (98)
  22. Imperial (99)
  23. ESMT (101)
  24. Alberta (103)
  25. National University of Singapore (108)
  26. ESIC (109)
  27. City - Cass (112)
  28. Ryerson - Rogers (115)
  29. HEC Montreal (119)
  30. MIP (123)
  31. EAE (124)

See more MBA Rankings on FIND MBA's Ranking Page.

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<![CDATA[Thailand's Thammasat Business School Receives AMBA Accreditation]]> Thailand's Thammasat Business School's has received AMBA accreditation for its MBA program, according to the school's Facebook page.

Along with the MBA, AMBA accreditation has also been awarded to the school's Master of Business Management (MBM) and Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programs.

With the new recognition, Thammasat Business School has become the first school in Thailand to be 'triple accredited,' meaning that it has accreditation from the three main international business school accreditation agencies: AMBA, AACSB, and EQUIS.

In recent years, AMBA, which is based in the UK, has accredited a number of schools in Asia, including Singapore Management University, CUHK Business School in Hong Kong, as well as several schools in mainland China. 

On FIND MBA, you can also learn more about why MBA accreditation is important.

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<![CDATA[Australia's MGSM Launches Online MBA with Coursera]]> The Australia-based  Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) has partnered with Coursera to offer a new Online MBA program.

The new "Global MBA" program will feature recorded video lectures and assignments, along with other components like live video sessions with instructors as well as collaborative group projects. In total, the MBA will include 24 courses, along with four projects in the capstone segment of the program.

The time commitment of MGSM's Global MBA will be flexible, so students can work the program into their busy schedules. All course components will take place online. Typically, the MBA will take between 12 and 18 months to complete.

The first cohort of the Global MBA will start in May 2019. The total cost of the program will be $33,000 AUD.

Applications are now open for the inaugural intake. The early admission deadline is February 1, 2019; the final deadline is April 8, 2019.

MGSM is accredited by AACSB International.

For more information, please see MGSM's news release announcing the launch of the Global MBA.

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<![CDATA[Darden and Johns Hopkins Launch New Dual Degree Program]]> The University of Virginia's Darden School of Business has teamed up with Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) to offer a new dual degree program.

The new program will allow students to pursue a Darden MBA and a Johns Hopkins SAIS Master of Arts simultaneously. The two degrees will take three years to complete, instead of the four years it would take to earn them separately.

The Johns Hopkins SAIS Master of Arts program focuses on topics such as international economics, policy and regional studies, international relations, and languages. 

The sequence of the new MBA / Master of Arts program is flexible. The first year can be spent either at Darden or at Johns Hopkins; while the second year will be spent at the other school. In the third year, students will spend a semester at each school. Students can also choose to spend three consecutive semesters at Darden, followed by three semesters at SAIS. 

The SAIS components can be completed either in Washington, DC, or in Bologna, Italy, or a combination of the two.

For more information, please see the Darden news release announcing the launch of the MBA / Master in Arts.

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<![CDATA[IESE Launches New Master in Management Program]]> IESE Business School has announced the launch of a new Master in Management (MiM) program, to launch in September 2019.

The full-time MiM program will be delivered completely in English. It will be offered out of IESE's Madrid campus, and it will take 11 months to complete.

As part of the program, non-native Spanish speakers will have the opportunity of learning business Spanish.

IESE's new MiM will offer tracks as part of the program. These tracks will be available:

  • Strategy / Entrepreneurship
  • Sales / Marketing
  • Digital
  • Finance
  • Data Management

The program will conclude with a capstone course, which will help students plan the next steps in their careers.

For more information, please see IESE's MiM program page.

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<![CDATA[Yale Launches MBA Scholarships for Students from India]]> Yale School of Management (Yale SOM) has announced the launch of a new MBA scholarship opportunity for students from India.

Starting this application period, five merit scholarships will be available, specifically for incoming Yale MBA students from India. The awards will cover at least half of the MBA tuition, valued at approximately $75,000 to $150,000 over two years.

The new scholarship program builds on Yale SOM's connection to India. The school collaborates closely with IIM Bangalore, and Yale's China India Insights program focuses faculty research in the region.

All Yale MBA applicants from India will be considered for the Global Leaders from India scholarship will be considered; no additional application is required.

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

See more funding opportunities on FIND MBA's Scholarship Listing.

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<![CDATA[Bloomberg Businessweek Refreshes MBA Rankings]]> Bloomberg Businessweek has published its ranking of top US MBA programs for 2018.

This year, the MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business leads the ranking, moving up four spots and displacing Harvard from the leading position, which it had held for three years. Harvard's MBA is now ranked third; the MBA from UPenn's Wharton school is in position number two. 

MIT Sloan's MBA, which was ranked third last year, is in fourth this year. The top-five is rounded out by the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.

The MBA from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, which was ranked 11th last year, has risen five spots to take the sixth position. Columbia Business School is in position number seven (up from nine), while the MBA from Kellogg holds steady at number eight. The MBAs from Virginia - Darden and Cornell - Johnson round out the top-10.

Bloomberg Businessweek's ranking lists US-based MBA programs based on a number of factors, including job placement data and student/alumni surveys. The magazine will publish its ranking of non-US MBA programs in December.

Bloomberg Businessweek MBA ranking top 10 (US schools) - 2018

Businessweek 2018 Rank Business School Change from 2017
1 Stanford +4
2 Wharton no change
3 Harvard -2
4 MIT - Sloan -1
5 Chicago - Booth -1
6 UC Berkeley - Haas +5
7 Columbia +2
8 Northwestern - Kellogg no change
9 Virginia - Darden +8
10 Cornell - Johnson +3

See more rankings on FIND MBA's Rankings page.

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<![CDATA[SDA Bocconi and Toronto - Rotman Launch an Executive MBA]]> Italy's SDA Bocconi has partnered with Canada's University of Toronto Rotman School of Management to launch a new, dual-degree Executive MBA program.

The new Global Executive MBA will take 18 months to complete, with modules delivered in seven cities around the world, including Milan, Toronto, Mumbai, San Francisco, Copenhagen, Shanghai, and Sao Paolo.

Graduates of the program will receive an MBA from the Rotman School and a Global Executive MBA from SDA Bocconi. 

To apply for the new joint EMBA program, potential candidates should have at least five years of work experience, including two or more years of mid- to senior-level management experience.

The joint Executive MBA will launch next October. The application deadline is February 11, 2019.

For more information, please see the Global Executive MBA program page.

Image: Rotman School of Management by SimonP / CC BY-SA 3.0 (cropped)
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<![CDATA[The Economist Releases its 2018 MBA Ranking]]> News magazine The Economist has released its 2018 MBA Ranking.

This year, the MBA from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business leads the list. It's taken the top spot from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, which has fallen to number two. The MBAs from Harvard, the Wharton School, and Stanford hold steady at positions three, four, and five, in that order.

The MBA from Spain's IESE Business School has risen 11 spots to land squarely in the top ten of this year's ranking, taking position number six. The University of Michigan's Ross School of Business has also made solid gains in this year's ranking, rising five spots to land at spot number seven. The MBA from UCLA's Anderson School of Management has dropped two positions to take spot number eight, and the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business is in position number nine. The MBA from Columbia rounds out the the top 10 in the 2018 Economist ranking.

The Economist MBA Ranking 2018: rising salaries, rising costs

Of the top 20 MBA programs in this year's Economist MBA Ranking, Stanford has the highest average salary of $144,455. That's a 68 percent increase on graduates' pre-MBA salary, on average. The largest boost between pre- and post MBA salaries belongs to HEC Paris (ranked 13), whose graduates, on average, increased their salaries by 152 percent after the MBA.

According to coverage by the Economist, All this comes at a price, the fees of the American MBA programs in the top 20 of this year's ranking now average $123,000, and are rising quickly. For those on a budget who want to do a ranked MBA, non-US schools look to be a good alternative, mainly due to their shorter length (usually one year, versus two for US MBAs), and currency issues. For instance, fees for the one-year MBA at the UK's Warwick Business School (ranked 18th in this year's Economist MBA Ranking), amount to just under $50,000 USD.

The Economist's 2018 MBA ranking (top 20 schools)

See below for this year's top 20 schools from the Economist MBA Ranking, along with each school's change from the previous year's ranking.

Economist 2018 Rank Business School Change from 2017

Chicago - Booth

2 Northwestern - Kellogg -1
3 Harvard no change
4 Wharton no change
5 Stanford no change
6 IESE Business School 11
7 Michigan - Ross +5
8 UCLA - Anderson -2
9 Virginia - Darden +1
10 Columbia -1
11 UC Berkeley - Haas -4
12 Dartmouth - Tuck -4
13 HEC Paris +2
14 Yale SOM -3
15 Duke - Fuqua -2
16 MIT - Sloan +3
17 NYU - Stern -3
18 Warwick no change
19 INSEAD +2
20 Cornell - Johnson +6

Previous Economist MBA rankings coverage


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<![CDATA[Imperial Launches New Master's in FinTech]]> The UK's Imperial College Business School has announced plans to launch a FinTech-focused Master's program, beginning next year.

Imperial's new Master’s in Financial Technology will help students develop the specialized skills that are required in this emerging field.

“Financial services are very competitive and so there is a huge demand from these companies for skilled and highly trained young professionals to drive their adoption of these technologies and gain an edge in the market," says James Sefton, co-director of the new program.

The new Master's in Financial Technology will include a range of courses, covering topics such as Accounting, Systematic Trading Strategies, Big Data, Financial Econometrics, Investment Management and Empirical Finance, among others. The program will also include a research project.

MSc Financial Technology students will also have access to specialized software facilities from Bloomberg, Reuters Eikon, and Datastream.

Imperial's new FinTech program will launch in September 2019. Prospective candidates should have a quantitative undergraduate degree at the  First Class Honours or Upper Second Class Honours level.

For more information, please see Imperial's Master in Financial Technology program webpage.

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<![CDATA[Smith MBAs Get New South African Exchange Program]]> Full-time MBA students from Canada’s Smith School of Business will soon be able to go on exchange in one of the world’s most vibrant and promising emerging markets: south Africa.

Smith has signed a partnership with the Stellenbosch Business School near Cape Town, its first on the African content. 

Stellenbosch students will be able to study in Canada. One challenge for them will be the cost of living, which is pricier in Canada. So a new scholarship has been created to help them afford the fees, thanks to a generous donation from Stellenbosch alumni Douglas and Catherine McIntosh. 

The Douglas & Catherine McIntosh Scholarship will be awarded based on academic excellence and leadership qualities, potentially to those who do not otherwise have the means to take part in an overseas exchange program.

The High Commissioner for South Africa to Canada, Sibongiseni Dlamini-Mntambo, said the “collaboration between Stellenbosch University and Queen’s University [Smith School of Business] will add to South Africa’s skills development program and impact our economy positively through job creation”. 

Hester C Klopper, Stellenbosch’s deputy vice chancellor for strategy and internationalization, added: “Both the funding and placement support for our students strengthens Stellenbosch’s intent to provide an international experience to as many students as possible. 

 “It is an honour to be associated with one of the best universities in Canada through Smith School of Business.”

Smith now has exchange partnerships with more than 120 top-tier schools on six continents. The addition of the first African partner marks an important milestone for Smith, said Angela James, director of the school’s Centre for International Management.

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<![CDATA[The Financial Times Updates Executive MBA Rankings for 2018]]> The Financial Times has released the 2018 edition of its Executive MBA Ranking, which lists the top EMBA programs globally.

For the third year in a row, the joint EMBA program from Kellogg School of Management and HKUST Business School leads the ranking. This is the ninth time in the ranking's 18-year history that this joint EMBA program has taken the top spot. This program's graduates were making $507,000 USD per year, on average, three years after gradation, the highest of all surveyed programs in the ranking.

In second place is another joint offering: the Trium EMBA program, which is offered through a cooperation by HEC Paris, LSE, and New York University's Stern School of Business. 

Holding steady at position number three is the EMBA offered in partnership with Tsinghua University and Insead Business School; the EMBA-Global Asia, offered by Columbia School of Business, HKU and LBS, has dropped two spots to land at number four.

Rising nine positions to break into the top ten is China's CEIBS Business School, which, at position number five, is the highest it's ever been ranked in the ranking's history.

The highest debuting new program is HEC Paris' International EMBA program, which is tied for position number six with WUSTL - Olin's Washington-Fudan EMBA.

The top ten is rounded out by Shanghai Jaio Tong - Antai's EMBA, IESE's Global EMBA, and MIT - Sloan's Executive MBA, in that order.

CSR: Now a factor in the FT's EMBA Ranking

For the first time, the Financial Times has now included corporate responsibility (CSR) as a factor in its EMBA ranking. Particularly, this metric takes into account the proportion of core courses in EMBA programs that focus on CSR, ethics, social and environmental issues. Spain's IESE Business School runs the top EMBA program based on the CSR factor, according to the FT. Students in the school's EMBA program must undertake 150 case studies; solutions for these case studies must include CSR principles.

The FT EMBA Ranking 2018: Big movers

A couple of schools shifted substantially this year. The EMBA programs from Toronto - Rotman, EMLyon, and Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs) all rose 20 places this year, landing at 47, 63, and 67, respectively. Other schools didn't fare so well: Georgia Institute of Technology's EMBA program dropped 16 positions to land at 87; Washington - Foster and Aalto University each dropped 15 positions, taking spots 72 and 93, respectively.

The Financial Time's 2018 Executive MBA Ranking - top 20 programs



2018 Rank School(s) Program Change from 2017
1 Kellogg / HKUST EMBA no change
2 HEC Paris / LSE / NYU Trium Global EMBA +3
3 Tsinghhua / Insead Tsinghua-Insead Dual Degree EMBA no change
4 Columbia / HKU / LBS EMBA-Global Asia -2
5 Ceibs

Global EMBA

6 (tie) HEC Paris International EMBA not ranked
6 (tie) WUSTL - Olin Washington - Fudan EMBA +1
8 Shanghai Jiao Tong Antai EMBA -2
9 IESE Business School Global EMBA +3
10 MIT - Sloan MIT EMBA +1
11 ESCP Europe Europe EMBA -1
12 IE Business School Global EMBA +1
13 Insead Global EMBA -5
14 (tie) LBS EMBA -4
14 (tie) Columbia / LBS EMBA Global Americas / Europe -10
17 Oxford - Said EMBA -8
18 (tie) Warwick EMBA +7
18 (tie) Nanyang EMBA +12
20 Wharton MBA for Executives -5

Previous FT EMBA rankings coverage:

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<![CDATA[Access MBA to Hold Events in Canada in November]]> Access MBA will be hosting a series of events in Canada in November.

At these events, attendees will be able to meet with representatives from business schools hailing from all over the world in both one-on-one and small group formats. Additionally, there will be panel discussions featuring school representatives and alumni. The Access MBA consulting team will also be on hand to give support and advice on the GMAT, scholarships, and other topics.

Here are the upcoming dates and locations:

  • Access MBA Ottawa - November 7, 2018
  • Access MBA Toronto - November 8, 2018
  • Access MBA Montreal - November 10, 2018

Some business schools that will be attending at least one of the above events include HEC Montreal, ESCP Europe, Insead Business School, EADA Business School, Queen's University, IE Business School, and McGill University, among others.

Additionally, Access MBA will also be holding a Masters event in Montreal on November 9.

For more information or to register for one of the events, please see the following webpages:

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<![CDATA[AGSM Announces Master in Management Program]]> Australia's UNSW Business School at AGSM has announced plans to launch a new Master in Management (MiM) program.

The new MiM will be aimed at pre-experience, non-business graduates who are interested in learning about core business ideas. 

The program will be offered on a part-time basis and it will take between two and six years to complete. The core classes will cover topics in Financial Management, Business Economics, Marketing, and more. In the second phase of the program, students in the MiM will be able to select from a range of electives, in topics such as Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, and more.

AGSM's Master in Management is set to launch in 2019. It's only available to residents of Australia or those who are residing in Australia on a business visa.

For more information, please see AGSM's Master in Management program webpage.

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<![CDATA[Fewer International Students Applying to Graduate Business Programs in the US]]> Graduate business programs in the US—including MBAs—have this year seen a 10.5 percent decrease this year in international applications, according to a new report from GMAC.

This drop has occurred despite relatively stable application numbers across the globe. Applications to programs in Canada, Europe, and Asia-Pacific are on the rise.

Among other issues, the GMAC report found that the US' current period of political turmoil has played a role in the lower numbers.

“Several factors can help explain the lag in U.S. business school demand,” says Sangeet Chowfla, GMAC president and CEO  “A low unemployment rate means young professionals have an increased opportunity cost of leaving their jobs in pursuit of an advanced degree."

"Combined with a disruptive American political environment and the emergence over the past decade of tremendous educational and professional opportunities abroad, one can begin to understand in part why demand in the United States has dropped from previously record-high application volumes at some schools.”

GMAC points to international mobility as a key driver in the growth of applications from international students targeting b-schools in places like Canada and Europe. 

Besides MBA programs, popularity is increasing among applicants targeting Europe-based Master in Management and Master in Finance programs. In the US, Master of Data Analytics programs are also seeing increased application numbers.

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<![CDATA[Upcoming QS World MBA Tour Events in Europe]]> The organization QS has announced that it will host a series of MBA admissions events in Europe this fall. 

Attendees will be able to connect directly with business schools from all over the world, and learn about MBA offerings. During the events, attendees will also be able to get information about other topics like MBA scholarships and the GMAT.

Business schools in attendance will vary by location, but may include Hult International Business School, Alliance Manchester, ESSEC Business School, Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business, NUS Business School, London Business School, and more.

The events will begin in London this Saturday (September 29). See the complete list of events below.

You can register for the events on QS World MBA Tour Europe page.

QS World MBA Tour events in Europe Fall 2018

  • London: September 29
  • Istanbul: September 29
  • Dublin: October 1
  • Brussels: October 4
  • Paris: October 6
  • Madrid: October 8
  • Warsaw: October 10
  • Moscow: October 13
  • Milan: October 15
  • Stockholm: October 22
  • Oslo: October 23
  • Copenhagen: October 25
  • Zurich: October 27
  • Geneva: October 29
  • Munich: October 30
  • Hamburg: November 1
  • Frankfurt: November 3
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<![CDATA[WUSTL Redesigns MBA Program]]> Washington University in Saint Louis' Olin Business School has redesigned its full-time MBA program for 2019.

Starting then, the school year will officially start in late-June, with trips to Washington, DC, Barcelona, and Shanghai. After that, the fall semester will begin in St. Louis, where students will study core MBA topics such as strategy, finance, and operations, among others.

Beyond the initial immersion trip, WUSTL's MBA will also offer several opportunities for additional study-abroad sessions. These opportunities will include a venture consulting project in Budapest, regional-focused courses, and exchange programs with other business schools. Second-year students can also participate in the MBAs Without Borders program, which places graduates in companies in emerging economies.

Although the program is two years long, the school will also offer an accelerated version of the MBA as well. Students will also be able to pair their MBA with a second master's program.

The relaunched program will be offered starting next year.

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<![CDATA[The Financial Times Updates Masters in Management Ranking for 2018]]> For the eighth year in a row, the MA in Strategy and International Management from Switzerland's University of St. Gallen has taken the top stop in the Financial Times' ranking of Masters in Management programs.

The runner-up position is held by HEC Paris' MSc in Management program. HEC Paris has held the second position in the MiM Ranking since 2014.

Regardless of the top programs, the top 10 this year does hold a few surprises. For instance, IE Business School's Masters in Management program has fallen, from position number three last year to number ten this year. On the other hand, Italy's Università Bocconi has risen four places to land at spot number six; Italy's University College Dublin: Smurfit has seen a stronger rise, jumping from 15 to seven this year. However, Smurfit's MSc in International Management graduates have the weakest salaries of all the schools in the top 10, making just over $68,000 USD per year, on average, three years after graduation.

A few other Masters in Management programs lost their top 10 positions this year. The MSc in International Management from Spain's ESADE Business School and the MSc in Management from Germany's WHU Beisheim fell from eight to 11 and from seven to 16, respectively. However, making over $100,000 USD on average three years after graduation, WHU Beisheim grads still have strong salaries. 

FT MiM Ranking: new additions

There were a few new additions to this year's Masters in Management Ranking. The Master of International Business from Hult, the US-based business school with outposts in Dubai, London and Shanghai, debuted this year at position number 53. The first Slovenian business school to appear in the ranking, the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Economics also debuted this year at position number 83.

Ranked this year at spot 89, the Master Applied Economic Sciences: Business Economics from Belgium's University of Belgium, is also new to the Masters in Management ranking. This MiM program is also considered the top value for money: the class of 2015 paid just $5,000 USD in tuition; grads from that year are making over $47,000 per year, on average.

See below for the top 25 schools in the FT's Masters in Management Ranking 2018, as well as their changes from last year.

The FT's Masters in Management Ranking 2018

2018 Rank School Program 2017 Rank Change
1 St. Gallen MA in Strategy and International Management 1 no change
2 HEC Paris HEC MSc in Management 2 no change
3 London Business School Masters in Management 4 +1
4 ESSEC Business School MSc in Management 5 +1
5 ESCP Europe Master in Management 6 +1
6 Universita Bocconi MSc in International Management 10 +4
7 University College Dublin: Smurfit MSc in International Management 15 +8
8 Rotterdam School of Management MSc in International Management 11 +3
9 CEMS Master in International Management 9 no change
10 IE Business School Master in Management 3 -7
11 ESADE Business School MSc in International Management 8 -3
12 Stockholm School of Economics MSc in International Business 23 +11
13 WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Master in International Management 13 no change
14 University of Mannheim Master in Management 12 -2
15 Imperial College Business School MSc in Management 15 +1
16 WHU Beisheim MSc in Management 7 -9
17 EDHEC Business School Master in Management 16 -1
18 Shanghai Jiao Tong: Antai Master of Management in Science... 32 +14
19 IIM - A PGP 21 +2
20 Kozminski University Master in Management unranked -
21 Warwick Business School MSc in Management 21 no change
22 University of Economics, Prague International Master in Management unranked -
23 (tie) St Petersburg State University Graduate School of Management Master in Management 23 no change
23 (tie) IIM - C PGP 28 +5
25 Skema Business School Global MSc in Management 35 +10

How the FT ranks Masters in Management programs

Masters in management programs are differ from MBA programs in that they attract students with less (or no) work experience.

To rank the programs, the FT collects data from two surveys: one from the business schools and the other from program graduates from three years ago. The various criteria that the publication looks at include alumni salary, placement success, The criteria that are analyzed include post-MSc salary, international mobility, placement success, and more. As noted above, in this year's MiM Ranking, the FT also looks at the change between alumni's salary immediately after graduation, and three years out.

To take part in the ranking, a business school has to be accredited by AACSB or EQUIS. The ranking only includes general Masters in Management programs; it does not include specialist programs like Masters in Account, Master in Supply Chain Management, etc.

Previous FT Masters in Management rankings

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<![CDATA[Germany's Frankfurt School Receives AMBA Accreditation]]> Germany's Frankfurt School of Finance and Management has received AMBA accreditation, according to the school.

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

Only a handful of business schools in Germany offer triple-accredited programs. Besides the Frankfurt School, these include ESCP Europe, ESMT Berlin, Mannheim Business School, and TUM School of Management.

Less than 100 business schools worldwide offer triple-accredited MBA programs. 

While EQUIS and AACSB accredit institutions, AMBA awards accreditation specifically for programs. To receive AMBA accreditation, a school must undergo a rigorous review process for its MBA programs.

For more information, please see the Frankfurt School's news report announcing the AMBA accreditation.

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

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<![CDATA[Application Deadlines: MBAs in Asia Beginning Fall 2019]]> Here you can find a list of upcoming application deadlines for full-time MBA programs across Asia that begin in Fall 2019.

As always, we recommend applicants double-check the deadlines on a school’s website.

CEIBS China Europe International Business School - Full-Time MBA, January Intake (China)

  • Round 1 application deadline: November 18
  • Round 2: January 9
  • Round 3: March 13

INSEAD - Singapore Campus - Full-Time MBA (Singapore)

  • Round 1: September 19
  • Round 2: November 14
  • Round 3: January 9
  • Round 4: March 6

KAIST Business School - Various Full-Time MBA options (Korea)

  • March-April every year. 2019 dates still to be announced.

HKU The University of Hong Kong - Full-Time MBA (Hong Kong)

  • Deadline: November 22

NUS National University of Singapore - Full-Time MBA (Singapore)

  • Round 1 application deadline: (scholarship qualifying period): between October 1, 2018 and January 31 2019
  • Round 2: Between February 1 and March 31 2019

ISB Indian School of Business - Full-Time PGP (India)

For Indian passport holders:

  • Cycle 1: September 15
  • Cycle 2: December 15

For non-Indian passport holders:

  • Rolling applications

Nanyang Business School - Full-Time MBA (Singapore)

  • Round 1: October 25
  • Round 2: January 10
  • Round 3: March 30

Yonsei University - Full-Time MBA (Korea)

  • MBA application Deadlines to be announced

Singapore Management University (SMU) - Full-Time MBA (Singapore)

  •  Round 1: November 30
  • Round 2: February 28
  • Round 3: May 30

HKUST - Full-Time MBA (Hong Kong)

  • Applications not yet open

Hult International Business School - Shanghai Campus - Full-Time MBA (China)

  • Round 1: October 23
  • Round 2: December 18
  • Round 3: February 12
  • Round 4: March 26
  • Round 5: May 14
  • Round 6: June 25
  • Round 7: July 23

Korea University Business School (KUBS) - Full-Time MBA (Korea)

  • 2019 dates still to be posted.

Lingnan (University) College - Full-Time MBA (China)

  • Deadlines will be published in October

CUHK Business School - Full-Time MBA (Hong Kong)

  • Round 1: November 15
  • Round 2: January 15
  • Round 3: March 31

Antai College of Economics & Management, Shanghai JiaoTong University - Full-Time MBA (China)

  • Deadlines not yet announced

University of Malaya - Full-Time MBA (Malaysia)

  • MBA applications open January to April.

SKK Graduate School of Business - Full-Time MBA (Korea)

  • Deadlines not yet announced

Fudan - MIT Sloan International MBA Program (China)

  • Round 1 application deadline: November 15
  • Round 2: December 31
  • Round 3: March 15
  • Round 4: April 30

Asian Institute of Management (AIM) - Full-Time MBA (Philippines)

  • Deadlines not yet announced

Tsinghua School of Economics and Management - Full-Time MBA (China)

  • Round 1 application deadlines: November 13
  • Round 2: December 25
  • Round 3: February 26
  • Round 4: April 2
  • Round 5: May 14 (for international applicants only)

City University of Hong Kong - Full-Time MBA (Hong Kong)

  • MBA application deadlines not yet announced

Image: Singapore Skyline by someformofhuman CC BY 2.0 (cropped)

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<![CDATA[AACSB Accreditation Awarded to Four Business Schools]]> AACSB International has announced that it has awarded accreditation to four business schools. The newly-accredited schools include the following:

South Korea's Hanyang University, which offers several MBA programs, including an International MBA program delivered in English.

Fundação Getulio Vargas, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which offers an Executive MBA, plus a Global MBA that it runs in partnership with the UK's Alliance Manchester Business School. In addition to the newly-awarded AACSB accreditation, the school is also accredited by EQUIS.

China's Peking University HSBC Business School, which offers a full-time MBA in English, a part-time MBA in Chinese, and an Executive MBA in Chinese as well.

The University of Liège, in Belgium, otherwise known as HEC Liège, which offers a multilingual EMBA program.

To become accredited by AACSB, a school must undergo a rigorous evaluation process, which can take several years to complete.

Read more about why MBA accreditation is important, and see a list of all AACSB-accredited institutions offering MBA programs.

Image: "The building of Peking University HSBC Business School" by Sunny7338 / CC BY-SA 3.0 (cropped, rotated)

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<![CDATA[ to Host MBA Info Days in Vienna and Frankfurt]]>, a website and career network, has announced plans to host two MBA open days, in Vienna and Frankfurt, in October.

At the events, prospective MBA applicants will be able to meet with representatives from business schools such as Cambridge, CEIBS, HEC Paris, IE Business School, IESE Business School, INSEAD Business School, London Business School, SDA Bocconi and the University of St. Gallen. Representatives from McKinsey will also be on hand to provide details about post-MBA employment.

The event will include one-on-one meetings and presentations on MBA programs, financing options, and the GMAT. Open day participants will be eligible to receive MBA scholarships with a total value of 500,000 euro.

The Frankfurt event will be held on October 13, while the Vienna open day will take place on October 20.

The events are free to attend. For more information or to register, please see the event webpages.

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<![CDATA[Michigan - Ross to Offer an Online MBA]]> The University of Michigan's Ross School of Business has announced plans to offer an Online MBA.

The new program will be called Part-time MBA: Online, and will launch in the fall of 2019. The online components of the class will feature both self-guided study as well as live sessions with Ross professors.

Beyond the online learning components, the program will also include three in-person residency sessions, focusing on leadership, business transformation, and innovation. These residency sessions will take place over long weekends (Thursday through mid-day Sunday) on the Ross campus.

Ross' new Online MBA will be self-paced, but is designed to be completed in three years.

For more information, please see Michigan - Ross' Online MBA program page.

Image: Dwight Burdette / CC BY 3.0 (cropped)

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<![CDATA[MBA Application Deadlines for programs in Europe - Fall 2019]]> Business schools throughout Europe are beginning to publish their application deadlines for MBA programs beginning in Fall 2018.

Below is a list of upcoming deadlines for the top full-time MBA programs in Europe, based on the schools most viewed on Find MBA. 

Many schools offer staggered deadlines, with the earlier rounds generally giving the best chance of scholarships, as more money is still available. Some schools even offer tuition discounts for early birds.

'Rolling admissions' mean that applications are processed as they are received. In this case, admissions close whenever the program becomes full, so it pays to get in early in that case, too.

For any programs you are interested in applying to, please double-check the deadlines on the program's website.

HEC Paris - Full-Time MBA (France) - September Intake

  • September 15
  • October 15
  • November 15
  • More deadlines to be confirmed later this year

ESMT Business School - Full-Time MBA (Germany)

This program begins in January each year, with deadlines running April-November

IE Business School - International MBA (Spain)

Admissions on a rolling basis

Copenhagen Business School - Full-Time MBA (Denmark)

Rolling admissions, with deadlines for 2019 not yet announced

WHU - Otto Beisheim - Full-Time MBA (Germany)

Rolling admissions, but those who would like to participate in the optional pre-MBA German course should apply by April 30.

The Lisbon MBA (Portugal)

Dates for Fall 2019 not yet announced

ESADE Business School - Full-Time MBA (Spain)

  • Round 1: October 2
  • Round 2: November 27
  • Round 3: January 15
  • Round 4: February 12
  • Round 5: March 5
  • Round 6: April 9
  • Round 7: May 21 (final deadline for non-EU residents)
  • Round 8: June 4 (EU residents only)

ESSEC Business School - Global MBA (France)

  • Round 1: September 30
  • Round 2: December 2
  • Round 3: February 3
  • Round 4: March 31

St. Gallen Business School - Full-Time MBA (Switzerland)

  • Round 1: October 1
  • Round 2: December 1
  • Round 3: February 1
  • Round 4: April 1
  • Round 5: April 15
  • Round 6: May 1
  • Round 7: May 15
  • Round 8: June 1
  • Round 9: June 15
  • Round 10: July 1
  • Round 11: July 15
  • Round 12: August 1
  • Final round: August 15

University of Pisa - Full-Time MBA - (Italy)

  • Rolling deadlines

Grenoble Graduate School of Management - Full-Time (France)

2019 dates not yet available

INSEAD - Full-Time MBA - Paris Campus (France) - September Intake

  • Round 1: September 19
  • Round 2: November 14
  • Round 3: January 9
  • Round 4: March 6

Mannheim Business School - Full-Time MBA (Germany)

Rolling admissions until the program starts each September, however fee reductions are possible for early birds

  • Early bird deadline: November 30
  • Second early bird deadline: March 31

MIB School of Management (Italy)

Deadlines not yet available

MIP School of Management (Italy)

Applications will open in September 2018

Amsterdam Business School - Full-Time MBA (the Netherlands)

  • Deadline: June 1

Hochschule Esslingen (Germany)

  • Deadline: May 31

HHL Leipzig - Full-Time (Germany)

  • Round 1: January 31 (early-bird tuition rate applies)
  • Round 2: May 30 (non-EU candidates)
  • Round 3: June 30 (EU candidates and remaining non-EU candidates not requiring a German visa)

Business School Lausanne (Switzerland)

  • Round 1: March 31
  • Round 2: May 31
  • Round 3: July 31
  • Round 4 (pending availability): August 25

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management - Full-Time MBA (Germany)

  • Early-bird (with tuition discount): November 30
  • Early-bird (with smaller tuition discount): February 28
  • Scholarship deadline: May 31
  • Application deadline: July 31

CEU Business School - Full-Time MBA (Hungary)

Deadlines not yet available

Bologna Business School (Italy)

Deadlines not yet announced, but usually run from March to late July

SDA Bocconi - Full-Time MBA (Italy)

Applications accepted on a rolling basis from September 2018 until:

  • Final deadline: April 10

Nyenrode Business School - Full-Time MBA (the Netherlands)

Deadlines not yet available

Tias School for Business and Society - Full-Time MBA (the Netherlands)

  • Deadline: July 1

Hochschule Pforzheim (Germany)

Applications accepted on a rolling basis, with final deadlines as follows:

  • Applicants who need a visa: June 15
  • Applicants from the EU, or those who do not need a visa: July 31

IESE Business School - Full-Time MBA (Spain)

  • Early decision round: September 4
  •         Round 1: October 11
  • Round 2: January 8
  • Round 3: March 1
  • Round 4: May 7

Porto Business School - The Magellan MBA - Portugal

  • Round 1: January 31
  • Round 2: May 15
  • Round 3: August 31

EMLyon - International MBA (France)

Admissions will run on a monthly basis, starting in October.

Vlerick Business School - Full-Time International MBA (Belgium)

  • Non-European citizens: June 30
  • European citizens: July 31

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) (Spain)

Deadlines not yet announced

IÉSEG School of Management (France)

Deadlines not yet announced

Hochschule Bremen - International Graduate Center (Germany)

Deadlines not yet announced

University of Cologne Executive School (Germany)

Deadlines not yet announced, but usually run from February to August, with an early bird discount available in February

Image: Tietgenkollegiet student housing in the Ørestad district of Copenhagen, Denmark. CC BY 2.0 (cropped)

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<![CDATA[London Business School to Offer Masters in Analytics and Management Program]]> London Business School (LBS) has announced that it will launch a master's in analytics program next year.

The new degree—a Masters in Analytics and Management—is aimed at graduates with a quantitative degree, or comparable work experience and aims to bridge the gap between data science and business value creation.

“Big Data would be meaningless without actionable results,” says Tolga Tezcan, associate professor of management science and operations.

“That takes talented managers schooled in the philosophy of experimentation, who understand the problems big data can solve, and how to translate it into a compelling story that both senior management and shareholders will buy into.”

The core curriculum covers a range of topics that stretch from analytics to management. Some core classes include "Decision Technology," "Data Management," "Strategy," and "Marketing," among others. Students can also round-out their studies with electives such as "Strategic Innovation," "Supply Chain Management," and "Fin Tech."

The Masters in Management in Analytics and Management can be completed in one year. However, students can extend the program to 16 months with extra electives, a summer internship, and and international exchange program.

The Masters in Management in Analytics and Management joins LBS' roster of early-career management programs. The school also offers a Masters in Management, a Global Masters in Management, and a Masters in Financial Analysis.

Read more about how Master's programs in Analytics are helping students make sense of big data.

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<![CDATA[MBA Program from Rochester - Simon Receives STEM Designation]]> New York's University of Rochester Simon Business School has received STEM designation for its MBA program, according to a news release from the school.

The new STEM designation applies to all of the Simon School's MBA specializations. Students can select from a range of MBA specializations, including Banking, Brand Management, Pricing, and Asset Management, among others.

STEM designation refers to the recognition by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that a degree program will help boost graduates' skills in the 'STEM' fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Graduates in the STEM fields are sought after by many US companies.

What this means practically for international students who complete a STEM-designated MBA program is that they'll get extra time to work in the US after graduation. In fact, when they apply for their optional practical training (OPT) visa, they'll automatically receive an additional 24 months on top of the normal 12 months, so that they'll be able to stay in the US for up to three years after their MBA. This can be especially useful for international students whose backgrounds are in one of the STEM fields—such as engineering—but who want to transition to a management job in the US.

The Simon School joins a growing list of business schools that are offering STEM-designated MBA programs and other business master's degrees. Earlier this month, the Massachusets-based Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Foisie Business School also announced that its MBA program is now STEM-designated.

For more information, please see the Simon School's news release announcing the STEM designation for its MBA program.

Image: Entrance to the graduate school of business administration at the River Campus of the University of Rochester, in Rochester, New York by Tomwsulcer (Public Domain)

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<![CDATA[Business Incubator Launched at Edinburgh Business School]]> Heriot-Watt University's Edinburgh Business School has launched its first incubator, offering early-stage businesses the chance to test their ideas and develop potential markets.

The incubator offers residencies free of charge for one year, which include fully equipped office spaces, training and mentoring.

The first set of residencies have already been taken up by nine firms working in fields including geothermal energy, elderly care monitoring and wedding gift registries.

Edinburgh Business School intends to make the incubator available to its MBA and other business graduates, as well as alumni from across the university.

Image: Skyline of the city of Edinburgh in Scotland CC BY 2.0 (cropped)

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<![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.

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

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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.

Image: Carsten Keßler / CC BY 2.0 / (cropped)

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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.

Image: Zhou Guanhuai / CC BY-SA 4.0 (cropped)

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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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