FindMBA News Latests News Wed, 26 Jun 2019 14:57:41 +0200 <![CDATA[EQUIS Accreditation Awarded to Two Business Schools]]> The international accreditation organization EQUIS has announced that it has awarded accreditation to two business schools, both of which offer MBA programs. Here are the newly accredited schools:

Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO: founded in 2006, the school offers both MBA and EMBA programs. This is the second business school in Russia to be awarded EQUIS accreditation; the first was St. Petersburg University, Graduate School of Management.

New Zealand's University of Canterbury Business School, based in Cristchurch, which offers an MBA program. With this EQUIS accreditation, Canterbury joins an exclusive list of triple-accredited business schools, meaning that it holds accreditation from all three main international accreditation organizations (EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA.) Some four other business schools in New Zealand hold EQUIS accreditation.

To receive accreditation from EQUIS, a business school must undergo a rigorous review process, which looks at quality indicators across ten areas, including corporate engagement, sustainability, faculty, and more. Over 180 business schools in 44 countries currently hold EQUIS accreditation. 

Read more about why MBA accreditation is important and see a list of all EQUIS-accredited schools offering MBA programs.


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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/06/equis-accreditation-awarded-to-two-business-schools Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[INSEAD Launches Master in Management Program]]> INSEAD Business School has announced plans to launch a Master in Management (MiM) program.

The new program will be 10 months long, and is specifically aimed at candidates who have little to no work experience (in contrast to an MBA, which typically requires a certain number of work experience in order to apply.) The school is projecting that the average age of participants will be 22, and will have between 0 and two years of work experience.

Although INSEAD's new MiM will officially begin in September, there will be some pre-program curriculum, delivered online. As for the program itself, students will study in both France and Singapore: the first three of the program's periods will take place on INSEAD's Fontainebleau campus, while the final two periods will be delivered in Singapore. Optional study trips to Abu Dhabi, China and the USA will also be included.

The new Master in Management will launch in September 2020. The first deadline to apply for the inaugural intake is on October 9, 2019; the final deadline is June 3, 2020.

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

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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/05/insead-launches-master-in-management-program Thu, 30 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[UC Davis Launches Online MBA]]> California's UC Davis Graduate School of Management has announced the launch of a new Online MBA program.

The program's inaugural intake will launch in October 2019. The Online MBA will offer four start dates per year, in January, April, July and October. 

UC Davis' new Online MBA will be offered in a flexible format; most students will take between 24 and 36 months to complete the degree. The program will include 11 core courses—including, for example, "Financial Accounting" and "Marketing Management," along with 64 units of elective classes. Students in the Online MBA program will also participate in two in-person residential sessions.

To apply for the new program, prospective candidates should have at least two years of work experience, and submit either a GMAT or GRE score, along with essays, transcripts, and letters of recommendation, among other application requirements. The final deadline to apply for the program's October 2019 intake is August 2.

At the current cost per unit, the total cost for UC Davis' Online MBA program will be $104,400. 

With the new program, UC Davis has joined a number of other US business schools that have launched high-profile Online MBA programs in recent years. Last year, for example, Michigan - Ross announced the launch of another premium Online MBA program. 

UC Davis' Graduate School of Management, like Michigan - Ross, is AACSB-accredited. You can see a list of all AACSB-accredited business schools offering Online MBA programs here.

UC Davis has developed the quite original and unique name "MBA@UCDavis" for its new Online MBA program. Read more about the MBA@UCDavis on the program page.


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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/05/uc-davis-launches-online-mba Wed, 22 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[University of Kentucky to Launch an MBA Concentration in Entrepreneurship]]> The University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics has announced plans to launch an MBA concentration in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation.

The concentration will include four elective classes: Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation, New Venture Finance, Intellectual Property & Commercialization and Entrepreneurship and a Capstone course.

Students who pursue this new MBA concentration will be able to identify new business opportunities; and they'll have hands-on experience developing a business concept and a business plan. 

The new concentration will launch this fall. In addition, the Gatton College also offers Professional MBA concentrations in Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Project Management, and Global Commerce and Strategy.

The University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics is accredited by AACSB International.

For more information, please see the news release announcing the Gatton College's new MBA concentration in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation.

 


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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/05/university-of-kentucky-to-launch-an-mba-concentration-in-entrepreneurship Fri, 17 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[AACSB Accreditation Awarded to the University of Exeter, the University of Turku and Others]]> AACSB accreditation has been awarded to the following business schools:

The University of Exeter Business School, which offers a full-time MBA program. With the new recognition, Exeter is now 'triple-accredited,' meaning that it has accreditation from AMBA, EQUIS, and AACSB - the three main MBA accreditation organizations.

Kent Business School, which offers full- and part-time MBA programs and is also already accredited by AMBA.

Australia's La Trobe Business School, which offers a variety of MBA programs, including full-time and distance learning options. Australia now hosts 16 AACSB-accredited business schools.

Finland's Turku School of Economics, which offers an Executive MBA program. Turku is the country's fifth business school to receive the honor.

Mahidol University International College, in Thailand, which offers an English-language MBA in Bangkok. 

Other business schools that do not currently offer MBA programs have also been awarded AACSB accreditation. These include the American University of Kuwait, CUNY's Brooklyn College, and the Netherlands' Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen.

AACSB currently accredits over 800 institutions across 56 countries.

Find a list of AACSB-accredited business schools offering MBA programs on FIND MBA. You can also read about why MBA accreditation is important.


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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/05/aacsb-accreditation-awarded-to-the-university-of-exeter-the-university-of-turku-and-others Tue, 07 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[FIND MBA Updates Top 10 Lists by Specialization for 2019]]> FIND MBA has updated its shortlists of top business schools by industry focus or functional area for 2019.

FIND MBA's Top 10 Lists are designed to help potential applicants quickly find the best MBA programs for their career goals. The lists consider employment data, concentrations, research capacity, and other factors to help future MBA students find some of the best business schools for careers in various industries and functions.

In all, 24 lists have been updated, including Top 10 Lists for Finance or Financial Services, Wine Business Management, Supply Chain Management, Technology, and Sustainability / CSR, among others. The lists were updated to reflect changing employment data and other changes in the business school landscape.

FIND MBA's Top 10 Lists: World leaders

The leaders—the business schools that are featured in the most Top 10 Lists this year—are Columbia Business School and CEIBS, which were featured in six lists each. London Business School and NYU's Stern School of Business were each featured in five lists. 

Here are all the updated lists:

FIND MBA's Top 10 Lists by Specialty 2019 - Leaders

Here are the schools which are featured in at least four of FIND MBA's Top 10 Lists by specialty: 

School Region Number of Lists
Columbia Business School USA 6
CEIBS Asia 6

London Business School (LBS)

UK 5
NYU - Stern USA 5
Chicago - Booth USA 4
HEC Paris Europe 4
Wharton USA 4
Cornell - Johnson USA 4
UC Berkeley - Haas USA 4
Michigan - Broad USA 4
NUS Asia 4
Oxford - Said UK 4
Purdue - Krannert USA 4
UNC - Kenan-Flagler USA 4
ASU - Carey USA 4
George Washington USA 4
Harvard Business School USA 4
MIT - Sloan USA 4
Northeastern USA 4
York - Schulich  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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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/05/find-mba-updates-top-10-lists-by-specialization-for-2019 Mon, 06 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[USC - Marshall Launches STEM-Certified MBA Specialization]]> The University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business has announced the creation of a new STEM-certified MBA specialization. 

By pursuing the new STEM-certified MBA specialization in Management Science, students may be eligible for an extension of their post-study OPT visa, from 12 to 36 months.

With the new specialization, students will be able to develop skills in subjects including data analytics, finance, statistics, supply chain operations, forecasting, and data modeling. 

A number of US-based business schools, including the Wisconsin School of Business and Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School of Business, have launched STEM-certified MBA specializations. With these specializations, the business schools are aiming to attract international students who are interested in combining their MBA education with skills in the "STEM" fields—science, technology, engineering, and math—and leveraging this for longer post-MBA visas.

Marshall's new STEM-certified MBA specialization in Management Science is set to launch this fall. 

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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/05/usc-marshall-launches-stem-certified-mba-specialization Thu, 02 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[MBA Accreditation Awarded to Chulalongkorn Business School, Indian Institute of Management Indore and Others]]> EQUIS and AACSB have recently awarded MBA accreditation to various business schools. Below are the schools that have received the awards.

AACSB accreditation awarded to five business schools

The organization AACSB International has awarded accreditation to five business schools in five different countries. Firstly, the Indian Institute of Management Indore becomes yet another IIM to receive the honor. (IIM Calcutta and IIM Udaipur already have AACSB accreditation.)

Pakistan's Lahore University of Management Sciences, which offers a full-time MBA as well as an Executive MBA, has also received AACSB accreditation. Also receiving the honor are a US-based school ( Texas A&M University-Texarkana), along with the and University of Macau and the University of Agder, which becomes the second Norwegian business school to become AACSB-accredited.

EQUIS accreditation awarded to Chulalongkorn Business School

This month, EQUIS accreditation has been awarded to Thailand's Chulalongkorn Business School at the Chulalongkorn University. The school offers an English-language MBA program as well as various programs in the Thai language. Chulalongkorn University's Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration already has EQUIS accreditation.

Achieving MBA accreditation from an international awarding body such as EQUIS, AACSB, or AMBA can raise a business school's profile, both domestically and internationally. The process can be rigorous, and can take several years. 

Read more about Why MBA Accreditation is Important.

 


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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/04/mba-accreditation-awarded-to-chulalongkorn-business-school-indian-institute-of-management-indore-and-others Tue, 16 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Canada's Ivey Business School Launches New Blended MBA]]> Canada's Ivey Business School has announced the launch of a new blended MBA program.

The new program—dubbed the Accelerated MBA—is aimed at working professionals and will include both online components and in-class sessions, which will be held in downtown Toronto. The in-class sessions will take place one long weekend per month.

In all, Ivey's new MBA will take 12 months to complete.

The program is designed for those who want to continue working while doing an MBA. Prospective applicants should have between two and seven years of work experience, as well as an undergraduate degree in business.

Beyond the MBA's classes, the program will also include a field project—where students will partner with an organization to solve a business problem or seize an opportunity—as well as an international study trip to southeast Asia.

Ivey's new Accelerated MBA program will begin in January 2020. The GMAT is not required to apply.

For more information, please see the Ivey news release announcing the launch of the Accelerated MBA program.


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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/04/canadas-ivey-business-school-launches-new-blended-mba Mon, 08 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Seattle - Albers Launches Online MBA]]> Seattle University's ‚ÄčAlbers School of Business and Economics has announced plans to launch a new Online MBA program.

Aimed at full-time professionals, the new Online MBA program is designed to be completed in two-and-a-half years. Besides the online components (the program includes 19 courses), the MBA will also include one on-campus retreat.

To apply for the Online MBA, prospective candidates should have at least two years of work experience plus a GMAT score of at least 500 (or a comparable GRE score). GMAT waivers are available for some applicants.

In addition to the Online MBA, Albers has also announced the launch of an Online Master of Science in Business Analytics. This program is designed to competed in two years, and will cover a variety of topics in business analytics, programming, and data science. To apply for this program, applicants should have a GMAT score of at least 550, although GMAT waivers are available.

Seattle - Albers is accredited by AACSB International.

For more information, please see the Seattle - Albers news release announcing the launch of the new online programs.


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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/03/seattle-albers-launches-online-mba Thu, 28 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[US News Releases Annual MBA Rankings]]> For the first time ever, UPenn's Wharton School has been ranked at the top of the full-time MBA ranking from US News and World Report.

Behind Wharton is the MBA program from Stanford Graduate School of Business, which was ranked fourth last year. Tied for third place are Harvard Business School, MIT - Sloan, and The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.

Next, three MBA programs are tied for sixth in this year's ranking: Columbia Business School, Northwestern - Kellogg, and UC Berkeley - Haas. Rounding out the top ten of the full-time MBA ranking are Yale School of Management, which is ranked ninth, and the MBA programs from Duke - Fuqua and Michigan (Ross), which are tied for tenth place.

In terms of US News' updated part-time MBA ranking, Chicago - Booth leads the pack. It's followed by UC Berkeley - Haas and Northwestern - Kellogg. The part-time MBAs from  NYU - Stern and UCLA - Anderson round out the top five.

To create the full-time MBA rankings, US News surveyed some 475 US-based MBA programs that are accredited by AACSB International. Of those, 131 were listed because they provided enough data to calculate their ranking. Some factors that went into the MBA ranking include results from peer assessments, placement success, employment rates, and mean GMAT and GRE scores, among others.

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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/03/us-news-releases-annual-mba-rankings Tue, 12 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[QS to Host MBA Application Events in Europe]]> QS, the organization that publishes global university rankings, has announced that it will be holding a series of MBA application events in Europe this spring.

Starting this week, the QS MBA World Tour will be visiting a number of cities, from Amsterdam to Zurich. At these events, participants will be able to connect with representatives from business schools all over the world, to learn about the MBA admissions process, the GMAT, and MBA financing options. See below for a complete list of dates. 

Some business schools that will be attending at least one of the events including Alliance Manchester Business School, Hult International Business School, Warwick Business School, WHU, ESMT Berlin, IAE Aix, ESSEC Business School, Neoma Business School, London Business School, Tongji University, SKOLKOVO, UBC Sauder, AGSM, and more.

For more information or to register for an event, please see the QS MBA World Tour Europe webpage.

QS World MBA Tour events in Europe (Spring 2019)

  • Vienna: March 5
  • Amsterdam: March 7
  • Paris: March 9
  • Lisbon: March 12
  • Milan: March 14
  • London: March 16
  • Berlin: March 18
  • Munich: March 19
  • Stuttgart: March 21
  • Frankfurt: March 23
  • Düsseldorf: March 25
  • Zurich: March 27
  • Geneva: March 28
  • Moscow: March 2019
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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/03/qs-to-host-mba-application-events-in-europe Mon, 04 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[ESMT Berlin Redesigns MBA Program]]> Germany's ESMT Berlin has redesigned its full-time MBA program for the upcoming intake in January 2020.

The MBA has been extended by two months. Students starting in January will graduate the following February. According to the school, this timing will help better facilitate "the transition into the job market and better suited to recruitment patterns in Germany."

Almost 90 percent of ESMT's MBA graduates who came from abroad stay in Germany after graduation, according to the school.

ESMT's updated MBA now includes the opportunity for students to pursue one of several specialization tracks, including Managerial Analytics, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Leadership.

Students may also opt to pursue an optional pre- and post-MBA program where they can either take an intensive language course, do an internship, or participate in a coding boot camp. During this period, they can also choose to pursue a six-month fellowship in a developing country, or set up their own startup through an incubator.

For more information, please see ESMT Berlin's MBA program page.

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

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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/02/esmt-berlin-redesigns-mba-program Tue, 26 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Louisiana State University Launches One-Year MBA]]> Louisiana State University's Ourso College of Business (LSU Ourso) has announced the launch of a new one-year MBA program. 

The new program is aimed that those who have received an undergraduate degree in business. Although work experience is not required, the school says that it prefers that candidates have two years of experience.

Since MBA students armed with an undergraduate degree in business presumably have an essential understanding of business concepts, most of the program's core curriculum requirements are waived. This allows students to focus primarily on their interests and career paths during the one-year degree.

The program will begin in June. During the summer, students will attend a “pre-MBA” session which focuses on an MBA Foundations course, plus another course on professional development and communication.

Other than an undergraduate degree in business, potential one-year MBA candidates should also submit a GMAT or GRE score. A GMAT score of 600—or a GMAT score of 315—is preferred.

Although one-year MBA programs are rare in the US, an increasing number of business schools are offering them. The shortened programs allow students to quickly skill-up, but usually don't include a summer internship.

To apply for the 2019 LSU one-year MBA intake, applicants should apply by May 15.

For more information, please see LSU's one-year MBA program page.

On FIND MBA, you can also see the Top 10 One-Year MBA Programs in the US.


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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/02/louisiana-state-university-launches-one-year-mba Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Mexico's EGADE Business School to Launch Online MBA]]> Mexico's EGADE Business School has announced plans to launch an Online MBA program.

In the new Online MBA program, students will learn through weekly, live classes—taught in English—delivered through an online platform. Students will also have the opportunity to attend in-person immersion experiences at one of the EGADE centers located throughout the Americas. 

While many business schools in other parts of the world have launched Online MBA programs in recent years, business schools in Latin America have been somewhat behind the curve. Indeed, only a handful of Latin America schools with accreditation from AMBA, EQUIS, or AACSB currently offer Online MBAs. These include, for example, Rio de Janeiro's Ibmec, which offers an online Executive MBA in Portueguese; Peru's CENTRUM Catolica, which offers a Virtual International Managerial MBA; and Fundação Getulio Vargas, which offers an Online MBA.

EGADE Business School is triple-accredited; meaning, it has accreditations from the three main international MBA accreditation organizations (AMBA, EQUIS, and AACSB).

EGADE's new Online MBA is set to launch in the fall. No other practical details—such as course content, admissions deadlines, tuition and program length—have been announced. Read more on EGADE's news release announcing the launch of the new Online MBA.

You can also read more about the new program on EGADE's Full Profile at FIND MBA.


Image: "EGADE Business School as seen from Rufino Tamayo Park in San Pedro Garza García, Mexico" by Alex Ruiz / CC BY-SA 2.0 (cropped)

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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/02/mexicos-egade-business-school-to-launch-online-mba Tue, 12 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Access MBA Hosting Info Events in Canada in March]]> The organization Access MBA has announced that it will be hosting a series of MBA info events in Canada this March.

At the upcoming events—in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal—participants will be able to connect with representatives from a number of business schools in one-on-one and small group formats. The events will also include panel discussions and school presentations. 

Here are the events (click through to get more information about each):

  • Vancouver - Fairmont Hotel - March 18
  • Calgary - TELUS Convention Centre - March 19
  • Toronto - Hyatt Regency - March 21
  • Montreal - Ritz-Carlton - March 23

Here are some of the schools that will be attending at least one of the events:

  • HEC Montreal
  • ESCP Europe
  • Rotman School of Management
  • ESG UQAM
  • EADA Business School
  • Queen's University
  • IE Business School
  • McGill University

For more information about Access MBA and other events, please see the Access MBA events page.

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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/02/access-mba-hosting-info-events-in-canada-in-march Fri, 01 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[AMBA Accreditation Awarded to South Africa's Milpark Business School's MBA Programs]]> Milpark Education's Milpark Business School, in South Africa, has received AMBA accreditation for its MBA programs.

The school's MBA is offered through distance learning and can be completed in between two and five years.

With the new recognition, Milpark joins a handful of schools in South Africa with international accreditation. Gordon Institute of Business Science, the University of Cape Town, and the University of Stellenbosch Business School also offer AMBA-accredited MBA programs. The UK's Henley Business School also has a South Africa outpost that offers a triple-accredited Executive MBA program. 

For more information, please see the Milpark Business School news release announcing the AMBA accreditation. You can also read about why MBA accreditation is important on FIND MBA.


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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/01/amba-accreditation-awarded-to-south-africas-milpark-business-schools-mba-programs Tue, 29 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Meet Business Schools at an MBA Event in Munich on March 9]]> The career networking e-fellows.net has announced that will hold an MBA Day in Munich on March 9.

At the fair, attendees will be able to arrange one-on-one meetings with representatives from business schools, who will answer questions about the MBA application process and more. There will also be an open fair, time for networking, as well as presentations on topics such as MBA programs, MBA financing, and the GMAT. Additionally, representatives from McKinsey, Bosch Group and KMPG will also be on hand to discuss post-MBA career options.

Those who attend the fair will also have the opportunity to receive MBA scholarships with a total value of 500,000 EUR.

The MBA Day in Munich will be free of charge. To learn more and register for the event, please see the MBA Day Munich webpage.

Business schools that will be at the MBA Day event in Munich

Alliance Manchester Business School
Cambridge Judge Business School
China Europe International Business School
Collège des Ingénieurs
Copenhagen Business School
ESADE Business School
ESMT Berlin
ESSEC Business School
Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
Henley Business School
HHL - Leipzig Graduate School of Management
Hult International Business School
IE Business School
IESE University of Navarra
IMD Business School
INSEAD
London Business School
MCI Management Center Innsbruck
Porto Business School
Mannheim Business School
Rotterdam School of Management
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
SDA Bocconi School of Management
TUM School of Management
University of Cologne Business School & Rotterdam School of Management
University of St. Gallen
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management

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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/01/meet-business-schools-at-an-mba-event-in-munich-on-march-9 Tue, 29 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[The FT's Global MBA Ranking Updated for 2019]]> The number one MBA in the world is offered by the Stanford Graduate School of Business, according to the Global MBA Ranking from publication the Financial Times. The Stanford MBA was also number one last year, and second-best in 2017.

Another US behemoth, Harvard Business School, is number two this year, taking the runner up spot from Insead Business School, which is now number three. The MBA from the Wharton School is in position number four. 

Notably, China's CEIBS Business School has broken into the top-five this year, making it the highest placed China-based school in the ranking to date.

London Business School has fallen from position number four to number six this year. The top-ten is rounded out by the typical cast of US-based MBA programs: the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, MIT - Sloan, Columbia Business School, and UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.

The results were mixed for UK schools, with an air of uncertainty around Brexit. The University of Oxford's Said Business School has risen 14 spots to land at position number 13 this year, and the University of Cambridge's Judge Business School remains in the top 20, dropping three positions to number 16. Some UK schools—such as Warwick Business School, Imperial College Business School, and Durham University Business School—rose in the ranking this year. Others, such as the University of Edinburgh Business School, Cass, and Cranfield School of Management, lost ground. Yet others, such as Bath and Strathclyde, have dropped out of the ranking altogether.

The mixed situation might reflect a few factors at work, such as the uncertainty of Brexit and the drop in the value of the pound.

The FT Global MBA Ranking 2019: Big movers

A couple schools in the ranking were notable for their sizable shifts. The Indian Institute of Management - Calcutta (IIM-C), rose almost thirty places in this year's ranking, from 78 to number 49. On the other hand, China's Shanghai Jiao Tong University: Antai, lost ground this year, dropping from 34 to 51. IE Business School, which was not listed in last year's Global MBA Ranking, re-appeared at spot number 31. Alliance Manchester Business School dropped from 36 to 59. 

Indeed, most of the big movement is in the second half of the ranking. The lack of substantial changes in the top part of the ranking versus the schools in the bottom have prompted the FT  to make the following observation: "That so few new schools made it on to this year’s ranking could be seen as a sign that the market for campus MBAs is reaching a point of maturity, where the gap between the top schools and the rest mean that the barriers to entry have become too high for others to gain a foothold."

To determine the rankings, the FT looks at a number of factors, including post-MBA salary, salary increase, and international mobility. The data is from three years out, that is, for the 2019 ranking, the class of 2015 was surveyed. A total of 150 schools took part in the 2019 Global MBA Ranking; all participating schools must have accreditation from AACSB or EQUIS.

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.

The FT's Global MBA Ranking 2019

FT MBA Ranking 2019 Business School Location Change from 2018
1 Stanford USA no change
2 Harvard USA +3
3 Insead France / Singapore -1
4 Wharton USA -1
5 Ceibs China +3
6 London Business School UK -2
7 Chicago - Booth USA -1
8 MIT - Sloan USA +1
9 Columbia USA -2
10 UC Berkeley - Haas USA no change
11 Yale USA +4
12 IESE Spain -1
13 Oxford - Said UK +14
14 Northwestern - Kellogg USA -2
15 Dartmouth - Tuck USA +1
16 Cambridge - Judge UK -3
17 NUS Singapore +1
18 HKUST China -4
19 (tie) HEC Paris France +2
19 (tie) Duke - Fuqua USA no change

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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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/01/the-fts-global-mba-ranking-updated-for-2019 Mon, 28 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[MBA Accreditation News]]> Two business schools, continents apart, have recently received MBA accreditation.

Firstly, Troy University’s Sorrell College of Business, based in the US state of Alabama, has reported that it has received accreditation from AACSB International. The school offers an MBA in International Business, which allows students to study international management within the context of global business. The school joins a handful of other Alabama-based business schools with AACSB accreditation, including University of Alabama at Birmingham and Auburn University, among others.

And also, Corvinus University, which is based in Budapest, Hungary, has received accreditation from EQUIS. Corvinus offers a full-time MBA, which is designed for local students as well as internationals and takes two years to complete. Additionally, the school also offers an Executive MBA program. Corvinus University is the first school in Hungary to receive EQUIS accreditation. 

Read about Why MBA Accreditation is Important on FIND MBA.


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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/01/mba-accreditation-news Thu, 24 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[US News Publishes 2019 Online MBA Ranking]]> The publication US News and World Report has published the 2019 edition of its Online MBA Ranking.

This year, the top position is shared by the Online MBA programs from Indiana University's Kelley of Business (IU Kelley) and the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School (UNC Kenan-Flagler). Last year, the ranking was led by the Online MBA from Temple University's Fox School of Business, but this school was removed from the ranking after it was found that it had mis-reported GMAT statistics.

Coming in third in this year's ranking is the Online MBA from Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper), which is followed by the programs from the University of Florida (Hough) and the University of Southern California (Marshall), in that order. See below for the top 20 Online MBA programs from US News below.

To rank these programs, US News rated the schools on the basis of five indicators, including Engagement, Student Excellence, Expert Opinion, Faculty Credentials and Training, and Student Services and Technology. Notably, the ranking does not take into account post-MBA salary statistics, as some other rankings do.

 

US News' Online MBA Ranking 2019

2017 Ranking School  Program  Change from 2016
1 (tie) IU - Kelley Online MBA +1
1 (tie) UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA@UNC +3
3 Carnegie Mellon - Tepper Part-Time Online MBA -1
4 Florida - Hough Online MBA +2
USC - Marshall Online MBA +3
6 (tie) ASU - Carey Online MBA -1
6 (tie) UT - Dallas Online MBA no change
8 Maryland - Smith Online MBA +1
9 (tie) PSU - World Campus Penn State Online MBA +1
9 (tie) University of Mississippi Online MBA not ranked
9 (tie) Wisconsin MBA Consortium Online MBA +5
9 (tie) Auburn University MBA Online +2
13 (tie) Ball State - Miller Online MBA +3
13 (tie) Lehigh University MBA +6
13 (tie) Villanova University Online MBA not ranked
13 (tie) Washington State Online MBA -1
17 (tie) Creighton University Online MBA not ranked
17 (tie) NCSU - Poole MBA Online -3
17 (tie) UMass Amherst - Isenberg Online Part-time MBA -1
17 (tie)

Utah Eccles

Online MBA +8

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

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


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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/01/us-news-publishes-2019-online-mba-ranking Tue, 15 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[American University in Dubai Launches EMBA Program]]> The American University of Dubai (AUD) has launched a new Executive MBA program. 

The new EMBA - which is designed in association with the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University - will take two years to complete. The program's schedule is designed with busy professionals in mind: classes are delivered approximately one long weekend per month (Thursday through Saturday).

The EMBA's curriculum will touch on many topics relevant to general management. Some of the program's classes include "Leading in Organizations," "Operations and Supply Chain Management," and "Managerial Finance," among others.

To apply for AUD's new EMBA, potential candidates should have a university degree plus at least six years of post-graduate work experience. English proficiency, demonstrated by an English proficiency test score, is also required.

The American University in Dubai was awarded AACSB accreditation in 2017.

For more information, please see AUD's EMBA program webpage.


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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/01/american-university-in-dubai-launches-emba-program Mon, 07 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[New York's Binghamton University Launches One-Year MBA]]> The New York-based Binghamton University School of Management has launched a one-year MBA, according to the schools website.

The new MBA requires some prerequisite coursework in order to participate. For instance, applicants must have taken college coursework in microeconomics and statistics. However, incoming students can also take these prerequisites online before starting the program.

The following career tracks will be available in the school's new one-year MBA program:

  • Finance
  • Leadership/Consulting
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Business Analytics

The new one-year MBA will be open to those who have clearly defined career goals. There is no mandatory internship included in this program.

Binghamton's new MBA begins in the summer and runs from June to May.

To apply for the program prospective candidates should have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (preferably a 3.2 or higher), along with a GMAT score of 600 or a GRE score of 312.

For more information, please see the Binghamton University's One-Year MBA program page.


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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/01/new-yorks-binghamton-university-launches-one-year-mba Wed, 02 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +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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https://find-mba.com/news/2018/12/businessweek-publishes-global-mba-ranking Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100
<![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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https://find-mba.com/news/2018/12/thailands-thammasat-business-school-receives-amba-accreditation Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100
<![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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https://find-mba.com/news/2018/12/australias-mgsm-launches-online-mba-with-coursera Wed, 05 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100
<![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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https://find-mba.com/news/2018/11/darden-and-johns-hopkins-launch-new-dual-degree-program Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100
<![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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https://find-mba.com/news/2018/11/iese-launches-new-master-in-management-program Wed, 21 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100
<![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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https://find-mba.com/news/2018/11/yale-launches-mba-scholarships-for-students-from-india Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100
<![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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https://find-mba.com/news/2018/11/bloomberg-businessweek-refreshes-mba-rankings Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100
<![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.


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https://find-mba.com/news/2018/11/sda-bocconi-and-toronto-rotman-launch-an-executive-mba Tue, 06 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100
<![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
1

Chicago - Booth

+1
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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https://find-mba.com/news/2018/10/the-economist-releases-its-2018-mba-ranking Fri, 26 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200
<![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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https://find-mba.com/news/2018/10/imperial-launches-new-masters-in-fintech Thu, 25 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200
<![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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https://find-mba.com/news/2018/10/smith-mbas-get-new-south-african-exchange-program Mon, 22 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200
<![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

+9
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
16 UCLA / NUS EMBA -6
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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https://find-mba.com/news/2018/10/the-financial-times-updates-executive-mba-rankings-for-2018 Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200
<![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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https://find-mba.com/news/2018/10/access-mba-to-hold-events-in-canada-in-november Wed, 10 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200
<![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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https://find-mba.com/news/2018/10/agsm-announces-master-in-management-program Tue, 09 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200
<![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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https://find-mba.com/news/2018/10/fewer-international-students-applying-to-graduate-business-programs-in-the-us Tue, 02 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200
<![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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https://find-mba.com/news/2018/09/upcoming-qs-world-mba-tour-events-in-europe Thu, 27 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200
<![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.


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

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https://find-mba.com/news/2018/09/wustl-redesigns-mba-program Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200
<![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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https://find-mba.com/news/2018/09/the-financial-times-updates-masters-in-management-ranking-for-2018 Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200
<![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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https://find-mba.com/news/2018/09/germanys-frankfurt-school-receives-amba-accreditation Mon, 10 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200
<![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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https://find-mba.com/news/2018/09/application-deadlines-mbas-in-asia-beginning-fall-2019 Thu, 06 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200
<![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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https://find-mba.com/news/2018/08/aacsb-accreditation-awarded-to-four-business-schools Thu, 30 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[e-fellows.net to Host MBA Info Days in Vienna and Frankfurt]]> e-fellows.net, 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 e-fellows.net event webpages.

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https://find-mba.com/news/2018/08/e-fellowsnet-to-host-mba-info-days-in-vienna-and-frankfurt Tue, 28 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200
<![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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https://find-mba.com/news/2018/08/michigan-ross-to-offer-an-online-mba Thu, 23 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200
<![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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https://find-mba.com/news/2018/08/mba-application-deadlines-for-programs-in-europe-fall-2019 Thu, 23 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200
<![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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https://find-mba.com/news/2018/08/london-business-school-to-offer-masters-in-analytics-and-management-program Tue, 21 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200
<![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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https://find-mba.com/news/2018/08/mba-program-from-rochester-simon-receives-stem-designation Fri, 17 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200
<![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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https://find-mba.com/news/2018/08/business-incubator-launched-at-edinburgh-business-school Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200