FindMBA News Latests News Fri, 06 Dec 2019 17:52:23 +0100 <![CDATA[AMBA Accreditation Awarded to the University of Macau's MBA Program]]> The University of Macau has announced that AMBA accreditation has been awarded to the school's MBA program.

This means that the school is the first in the country to receive the honor. The University of Macau also received AACSB accreditation earlier this year.

The University of Macau's MBA program is in English, although some guest speakers may deliver their lectures in either Cantonese or Mandarin Chinese. 

The MBA covers a full range of business topics, with core classes such as Accounting, Managerial Finance, Business Ethics, Management Information Systems and more. Electives are offered in subjects such as Global Business, Business Law, Human Resources Management and Service Operations, among others. The program typically takes place over two academic years.

On FIND MBA, you can read more about why MBA accreditation is important, and see a list of all business schools worldwide offering AMBA-accredited MBA programs. 


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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/11/amba-accreditation-awarded-to-the-university-of-macaus-mba-program Thu, 28 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[ESMT Berlin Launches Blended MBA Program]]> Germany's ESMT Berlin has announced the launch of a new blended MBA program, aimed at experienced professionals who would like to continue working while studying.

In the new MBA, 80 percent of the program content will be delivered online, with the remaining 20 percent in face-to-face sessions. The in-class components will be held during long weekends every two months, in either Berlin or Munich.

Students in the new MBA will use an online learning platform which was developed in partnership with institutions like Imperial College Business School, IE Business School, and the University of Melbourne.

In all, ESMT's part-time MBA will take 24 months to complete. The program is cohort-based, meaning students will move through the MBA with the same group of people, which can enable the creation of a strong network.

The new MBA will cover a range of business topics, with courses such as 'Data analytics for managers,' 'Accounting,' 'New business creation,' The human factor of innovation,' and 'Marketing and sales in a digital world,' among others.

ESMT's new part-time MBA is set to launch in September 2020. The tuition for the program will 38,000 EUR, although those who submit an application by June 15, 2020 will qualify for an early-bird rate of 29,500 EUR.

To apply for the program, prospective candidates should have at least three years of work experience, and an undergraduate degree. A strong GMAT or GRE score—or strong performance in ESMT's admissions test—will also be required. Some applicants may also be required to take an English proficiency test.

ESMT Berlin is triple-accredited, meaning, it has accreditation from the three main international business school accreditation organizations (AMBA, EQUIS, and AACSB.)

For more information, or to apply, please see ESMT Berlin's part-time MBA program webpage. You can also read more about the school and its MBA programs on ESMT Berlin's Full Profile on FIND MBA.

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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/11/esmt-berlin-launches-blended-mba-program Tue, 26 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[The Financial Times Refreshes EMBA Ranking for 2019]]> The Financial Times (FT) has updated its Executive MBA Ranking for 2019.

This year, the International EMBA from HEC Paris leads the ranking, up five spots from its debut in last year's list. The ranking found that graduates of the program make around $406,000 USD three years after graduation. 

Last year's leader, the EMBA from Kellogg and HKUST Business School, is in second place this year. Three years after graduation, alumni of this program made over $514,000 USD, the highest of any program.

Also down one spot this year is the Trium Global EMBA program, put on jointly by HEC Paris, LSE, and NYU Stern and is ranked third. 

Placed fourth is another joint program, the EMBA-Global from Columbia Business School, HKU, and LBS. The Global EMBA from CEIBS is ranked fifth.

Up eight positions this year is the sixth place ranked EMBA-Global Americas & Europe which is delivered by Columbia Business School and London Business School. Seventh place belongs to the Washington University / Fudan EMBA. London Business School's EMBA program has broken into the top 10 this year, rising from 14th to 8th. The Dual Degree EMBA from Insead and Tsinghua lost ground this year, dropping from third to ninth. Rounding out the top 10 is the Executive MBA from the University of Oxford's Saïd Business School.

Further down the list is some more substantial movement. The EMBA from ASU's Carey School of Business, for example, is now placed 12th, rising 27 places since 2017. 

The Executive MBA from Yale's School of Management is the highest ranked new entrant in the 17th position. 

Another notable rise belongs to University of Toronto - Rotman, which is currently ranked 29th (up 38 positions since 2017).

On the other side, University of Strathclyde Business School's EMBA program is currently ranked 85th, having lost 30 spots since 2017.

The Financial Time's 2019 Executive MBA Ranking - top 20 programs

2019 Rank School(s) Program Change from 2018
1 HEC Paris International EMBA +5
2 Kellogg / HKUST Executive MBA -
3 HEC Paris / LSE / NYU Stern Trium Global EMBA -1
4 Columbia / HKU / LBS EMBA-Global Asia no change
5 Ceibs

Global EMBA

no change
6 Columbia / LBS EMBA Global Americas / Europe +8
7 WUSTL - Olin / Fudan Washington - Fudan EMBA -1
8 London Business School EMBA +6
9 Tsinghua / Insead Dual Degree EMBA -6
10 Oxford - Said EMBA +7
11 SJTU - Antai EMBA -3
12 (tie) ASU - Carey Carey / SINAI EMBA +13
12 (tie) IESE Global EMBA -3
14 ESCP Europe EMBA -3
15 MIT - Sloan EMBA -5
16 IE Business School Global EMBA -4
17 Yale SOM MBA for Executives not ranked
18 Cambridge - Judge EMBA +7
19 Insead Global EMBA -6
20 IMD Business School EMBA +1

Previous FT EMBA rankings coverage:

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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/11/the-financial-times-refreshes-emba-ranking-for-2019 Wed, 20 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[AACSB Accreditation Awarded to Six Business Schools]]> AACSB International has announced that it has awarded accreditation to six new business schools. The newly-accredited business schools that offer MBA programs include the following:

Alabama A&M University's School of Business, which offers an MBA program with specializations in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Human Resources Management. The school joins a number of other AACSB-accredited business schools in Alabama, including the University of Alabama's Manderson Graduate School, Auburn University, and the University of North Alabama, among others.

The India-based Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, which offers an MBA program as well as dual-MBA options with schools such as the University at Buffalo and France's Telecom Ecole de Management. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is the 11th business school in India to receive AACSB accreditation.

China's Beijing Institute of Technology - School of Management and Economics, which is now 'triple-accredited,' meaning it has accreditation from the three main international accreditation agencies: AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS. The school offers a range of MBA programs in Chinese.

The Australia-based University of Wollongong, which offers a range of MBA programs. The school joins a number of other AACSB-accredited business schools in Australia, including the University of Melbourne, UNSW, and the University of Adelaide, among others.

Several other business schools were also awarded AACSB accreditation, but do not currently offer MBA programs: the Indonesia-based Bina Nusantara University and Sweden's Örebro University.

On FIND MBA, you can read more about why MBA accreditation is important or see a complete list of AACSB-accredited business schools offering MBA programs. 


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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/11/aacsb-accreditation-awarded-to-six-business-schools Mon, 18 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Bloomberg Businessweek Updates US MBA Ranking for 2019]]> The publication Bloomberg Businessweek has updated its list of best US MBA programs for 2019.

For the second year in a row, the MBA from Stanford Graduate Business School leads the ranking. 

Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business, however, rose a whopping 17 spots to snag the runner-up position. Harvard Business School's MBA holds steady at spot number three. 

Taking fourth place is the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, and finishing out the top-five is the University of Virgnia's Darden School of Business, which rose four spots.

The rest of the Top 10 MBAs saw a bit of minor shuffling. The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School lost some ground this year, dropping from number two to number six. The MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management also fell, from number four to number seven. 

Falling two spots each are UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business (placed eighth this year) and Columbia Business School (ninth.) Rounding out the top-ten is Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

See the top 10 schools below.

To determine the MBA ranking, Businessweek  takes a number of variables into consideration, including Compensation, Learning, Networking, and Entrepreneurship. 

In all, the current ranking consists of 94 US-based full-time MBA programs. 

Bloomberg Businessweek typically publishes a non-US MBA ranking as well, usually later in the year.

 

Bloomberg Businessweek MBA ranking top 10 (US schools) - 2019

Businessweek 2019 Rank Business School Change from 2018
1 Stanford no change
2 Dartmouth - Tuck +17
3 Harvard no change
4 Chicago - Booth +1
5 Virginia - Darden +4
6 Wharton -4
7 MIT - Sloan -3
8 UC Berkeley - Haas -2
9 Columbia -2
10 Northwestern - Kellogg -2

See more rankings on FIND MBA's Rankings page.

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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/11/bloomberg-businessweek-updates-us-mba-ranking-for-2019 Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Corporate Knights Updates Its "Better World MBA" Ranking for 2019]]> The Canada-based Corporate Knights magazine has updated its annual "Better World" sustainability-themed MBA ranking for 2019.

This year, the UK's Warwick Business School leads the list. Warwick led the list last year as well. In second place is the Toronto-based York University Schulich School of Business. Unlike Warwick, Schulich's full-time MBA program offers a "Business and Sustainability" specialization. 

In third place is the UK's University of Bath School of Management, which rose a whopping 12 places from last year. Rounding out the top-five are the University of Vermont's Grossman School of Business and Australia's Griffith Business School. See the top 20 below.

There were a few big changes in this year's ranking. The University of Exeter Business School, which was ranked second last year, dropped this year to 19th place. Exeter's MBA program is infused with sustainability-related curriculum, including an elective class in Sustainable Finance. 

Another school that lost a lot of ground in this year's ranking is INSEAD, which fell from number seven last year to 20 this year.

In terms of gains, Durham University Business School, which was ranked 27th last year, broke into the top 10 this year and is currently ranked number seven.

The University of Cambridge's Judge Business School rose from number 44 last year to number 22 this year. Although Cambridge's MBA program does not offer a specialization in Sustainability, it does offer one in Social Innovation.

There were three schools in this ranking that were not included in last year's ranking. These are the University of Oregon's Lundquist College of Business (ranked 29), the UK's Sheffield University Management School (35), and Australia's La Trobe Business School (39).

To determine the Better World MBA ranking, the magazine takes a number of factors into consideration, including the amount of sustainability-related curriculum in an MBA program's core courses, along with each school's sustainability-themed research centers, faculty research in the sustainability area, and gender diversity, among other metrics.

Better World MBA Ranking 2019 - Top 20

Here's a list of the top 20 schools current ranked in Corporate Knights'  Better World MBA Ranking, as well as their change from last year.

Rank School Region/Country Change from 2018
1 Warwick Business School UK no change
2 York - Schulich Canada +1
3 Bath UK +12
4 Vermont - Grossman UK +1
5 Griffith Business School Australia -1
6 MIT - Sloan USA +4
7 Durham UK +20
8 Tias Netherlands +4
9 Geogia - Scheller USA -3
10 Saint Mary's - Sobey Canada -2
11 Nottingham UK +7
12 Fordham - Gabelli USA -1
13 Victoria - Gustavson Canada +6
14 McGill - Desautels Canada +2
15 Copenhagen Denmark -1
16 Edinburgh UK +6
17 Alliance Manchester UK +3
18 Guelph - Sustainable Commerce Canada -9
19 Exeter UK -17
20 Insead France -13

You can also see FIND MBA's Top 10 MBA Programs for Sustainability / CSR / Social Entrepreneurship

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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/11/corporate-knights-updates-its-better-world-mba-ranking-for-2019 Mon, 11 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[The Economist Releases MBA Ranking for 2019]]> The Economist has updated its "Which MBA?" Ranking for 2019.

This year, the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business leads the list (again.) Harvard's MBA once again takes the runner-up spot.

France's HEC Paris is now ranked number three. It rose 10 spots this year and is the highest ranked non-US school in some time (Switzerland's IMD Business School nabbed the number three position in 2011.)

The MBA programs from Northwestern - Kellogg and the Wharton School round out the top-five. 

UCLA's Anderson School of Management has risen two spots this year to take position number six, while another California School, UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business has jumped four positions to take spot number seven.

Stanford University and Michigan - Ross are eighth and ninth, respectively. Finishing out the top-ten is Spain's IESE Business School.

Outside of the top-ten, Italy's SDA Bocconi notably rose 11 spots, placing 13th this year. Likewise, USC Marshall broke into the top-20 this year, rising 10 positions to take number 18.

See below for a list of the top 20 schools. 

The Economist's 2019 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 2019 Rank Business School Change from 2018
1

Chicago - Booth

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

Previous Economist MBA rankings coverage

 

 

 


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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/10/the-economist-releases-mba-ranking-for-2019 Thu, 31 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Lehigh University Launches MBA Concentration in Business Analytics]]> Pennsylvania's Lehigh University has announced that it will offer a new concentration in Business Analytics as part of the school's Flex MBA program.

The new concentration will include 12 units of business analytics and big data-related curriculum, and will expose students to the collection of data, along with data storage, predictive models and the application of business analytics principles to today's business organizations.

The required courses for the new concentration include "Data Management for Managers" and then either "Predictive Analytics in Business" or "Business Analytics for Decision Making." Elective classes cover topics in econometric software, financial management, and more.

Lehigh Flex MBA students will be able to complete the new concentration either online or in-class. 

For more information, please see Lehigh's Flex MBA program webpage.


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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/10/lehigh-university-launches-mba-concentration-in-business-analytics Thu, 24 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Access MBA to Hold Info Events in Canada in November]]> The organization Access MBA has announced that it will be holding a series of MBA info events in Canada next month.

At these events, attendees will be able to meet with representatives from business schools all over the world, and get information about their MBA programs and how to apply Panel discussions will also be held, on topics such as the GMAT and MBA scholarships. 

Schools attending at least one of the events include Hult International Business School, Tias School for Business and Society, IE Business School, ESSEC Business School, Fordham University, Concordia University (Molson), University of St. Gallen, Cass Business School, USC - Marshall, Nanyang Business School, and SDA Bocconi, among others.

For more information, here are the dates of the upcoming MBA events in Canada:

Click on the links above to register for the events. To secure your place, Access MBA recommends to register at least ten days before the event.

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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/10/access-mba-to-hold-info-events-in-canada-in-november Mon, 14 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[EQUIS Accreditation Awarded to Four Business Schools]]> EQUIS accreditation has been awarded to four business schools, according to EFMD, EQUIS' parent organization.

The newly-accredited business schools are located across the world, from Australia to the United Kingdom. Here are the business schools that have received EQUIS accreditation, as well as the MBA programs they have on offer:

Deakin Business School, which is located in Australia. The school offers both an MBA and an International MBA, both of which can be completed on either a full- or part-time basis. Deakin Business School is also accredited by AACSB International.

France's Montpellier Business School has also received EQUIS accreditation. The school offers an Executive MBA program where classes are delivered in French with some in English. WIth the EQUIS accreditation, the school is now 'triple-accredited' - meaning, it holds accreditations from the three main international MBA accreditation organizations (EQUIS, AMBA, and AACSB.)

The UK's The University of Liverpool Management School, which offers a core MBA program as well as some specialized options, such as a Football Industries MBA. The school also holds accreditation from AACSB.

The University of Sussex Business School, which is also located in the UK. The school offers an MBA program, which can be completed on either a full- or part-time basis.

On FIND MBA, you can read more about why MBA accreditation is important, and see a list of all EQUIS-accredited business schools that offer MBA programs.

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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/10/equis-accreditation-awarded-to-four-business-schools Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Application Deadlines: MBA Programs in the UK & Ireland Beginning in Fall 2020]]> Are you looking to start an MBA in the UK or Ireland in the fall of 2020? Then you'll certainly want to make sure you get your applications in on time. Below we've compiled a list of MBA application deadlines for programs offered by business schools in the UK and Ireland. 

The list below focuses on full-time MBA programs, with some exceptions (where noted). Some business schools have not yet announced their deadlines; the list will be updated when more information is available.

Many schools offer deadlines in rounds (or stages). Where a school offers multiple MBA application deadlines, it is advised to apply as early as possible, to give yourself the best chance at securing a scholarship. However, don't rush and make sure your application is complete before hitting the submit button.

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) - Full-time MBA beginning in fall 2020

  • Round 1: September 13, 2019
  • Round 2: January 3, 2020
  • Round 3: March 5, 2020
  • Round 4: April 22, 2020

University of Oxford - Saïd Business School - full-time MBA beginning in fall 2020

  • Stage 1: September 6, 2019
  • Stage 2: November 1, 2019
  • Stage 3: January 10, 2020
  • Stage 4: April 3, 2020

Imperial College Business School - MBA application deadlines, fall 2020

  • Round 1: September 27, 2019
  • Round 2: November 8, 2019
  • Round 3: January 24, 2020
  • Round 4: March 6, 2020
  • Round 5: May 1, 2020
  • Round 6: June 19, 2020

University of Cambridge - Judge Business School - full-time MBA beginning in fall 2020

  • Round 1: September 9, 2019
  • Round 2: October 28, 2019
  • Round 3: January 13, 2020
  • Round 4: March 9, 2020
  • Round 5: May 4, 2020

Warwick Business School - full-time MBA application deadline (fall 2020)

Applications are considered year-round.

  • Round 1: October 27, 2019
  • Round 2: January 26, 2020
  • Round 3: May 31, 2020
  • Round 4: July 31, 2020

Hult International Business School (London Campus) - MBA application deadlines, fall 2020

  • Early decision: September 5, 2019
  • Round 1: October 31, 2019
  • Round 2: December 19, 2019
  • Round 3: February 13, 2019
  • Round 4: April 2, 2020
  • Round 5: May 28, 2020
  • Round 6: July 23, 2020

Alliance Manchester Business School - application deadlines for the full-time MBA beginning in fall 2020

  • Round 1:September 19, 2019
  • Round 2: October 10, 2019
  • Round 3: November 7, 2019
  • Round 4: December 5, 2019
  • Round 5: January 6, 2020
  • Round 6: February 6, 2020
  • Round 7: March 12, 2020
  • Round 8: April 16, 2020
  • Round 9: May 21, 2020 (final international deadline)
  • Round 10: June 1, 2020 (final UK / EU deadline)

Cass Business School - application deadlines, fall 2020 full-time MBA intake 

  • Round 1: September 29, 2019
  • Round 2: November 10, 2019
  • Round 3: January 5, 2020
  • Round 4: February 9, 2020
  • Round 5: March 22, 2020
  • Round 6: May 3, 2020 (recommended round if you need a Tier 4 visa)
  • Round 7: June 14, 2020
  • Round 8: Rolling applications, if there are places available

Birmingham Business School - MBA application deadlines, fall 2020

  • No closing dates for MBA applications

Henley Business School - MBA application deadlines, fall 2020

  • Full-time MBA is not currently accepting applications

Durham University Business School - fall 2020 full-time MBA application deadline

  • Deadline not yet available 

Edinburgh Business School - application deadlines, MBA starting in fall 2020

  • Round 1: October 2, 2019
  • Round 2: November 13, 2019
  • Round 3: December 18, 2019
  • Round 4: January 29, 2020
  • Round 5: March 11, 2020
  • Round 6: April 22, 2020
  • Round 7: June 3, 2020
  • Round 8: July 22, 2020

Aston Business School - full-time MBA application deadlines, fall 2020

  • Application deadlines not yet announced

University of Bath - School of Management - MBA application deadlines, fall 2020

  • International applicants: June 30, 2020
  • UK/EU applicants: August 31, 2020

University of Dublin - Trinity College - MBA application deadline, fall 2020

  • Rolling admissions

Leeds University Business School - full-time MBA application deadline, fall 2020

  • International (non-UK/EU) applicants: June 30, 2020
  • Home / EU applicants: August 31, 2020

Brunel Business School - MBA application deadlines, fall 2020

  • Deadline not yet announced

University of Strathclyde - MBA application deadlines, fall 2020

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

Nottingham University Business School - fall 2020 MBA application deadlines

  • EU and international students are encouraged to apply by 15 January 2020
  • Final deadline: June 30, 2020

Lancaster University Management School - MBA application deadlines, fall 2020

  • Application deadlines not yet announced

Cranfield School of Management - full time MBA beginning in fall 2020

  • Application deadlines not yet announced

University of Aberdeen - MBA application deadlines

  • Deadline not yet available

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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/10/application-deadlines-mba-programs-in-the-uk-ireland-beginning-in-fall-2020 Wed, 09 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[University of Chicago Launches a Joint MBA / JD Program]]> The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business and Law School have announced plans to launch a new, accelerated dual-degree MBA / JD program.

Students pursuing this new accelerated option can finish both degrees in three years. The existing, non-accelerated program, which can be completed in four years, will remain available. The four-year option would appeal to students seeking a more specialized education.

The joint MBA/JD program will prepare graduates for careers at the intersection of business and law.

A joint application process is available. Potential candidates should apply to the University of Chicago's joint MBA / JD program by January 7, 2020. Students in their first year of the University of Chicago's JD program can also apply, according to the school's website.

For more information, please see this press release from the University of Chicago.


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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/10/university-of-chicago-launches-a-joint-mba-jd-program Thu, 03 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[IE Business School Launches New Technology-Oriented MBA]]> The Madrid, Spain-based IE Business School has launched a new technology-oriented MBA program.

The new full-time "Tech MBA" program will take one year to complete. It's aimed at those who have a passion for technology. 

The program's content will focus on three main areas:  Business Management, Technology Immersion and Transformational Leadership. The Tech MBA will also offer students the opportunity to pursue one of three specialized tracks: Digital Transformation, Data Analytics & AI, or Digital Finance. Exchange programs will also be on offer, with schools such as Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management and MIT's Sloan School of Management, among others.

Those interested in IE's new Tech MBA program should have a background in one of the 'STEM' fields: science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, either through their undergraduate degree or work experience. 

The Tech MBA will launch in September 2020, and will also offer a January intake. For more information, please see IE Business School's Tech MBA program page.

 


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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/10/ie-business-school-launches-new-technology-oriented-mba Tue, 01 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[QS Hosting World MBA Tour Events in Europe]]> The QS World MBA Tour is hosting a number of MBA application events across Europe this fall.

At these upcoming events, participants will have opportunities to meet with representatives from business schools and ask questions about MBA applications. 

Additionally, panels will be held on topics important to MBA applicants, and attendees will receive access to a platform of MBA scholarships worth $7 million US.

Business schools in attendance will vary by location. Some schools attending at least one of the events in Europe include HEC Paris, IE Business School, ESADE Business School, IMD Business School, WHU, ESMT Berlin, the University of St. Gallen, London Business School, Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, Mannheim Business School, Cambridge Judge Business School, ESCP Europe and more.

The tour kicks off with an event in Istanbul on September 28. Other cities on the agenda include Paris, Brussels, Zurich, London, Madrid, and more. See below for a complete list of tour dates.

For more information, or to register for one of these free events, please see the QS World MBA Tour Europe webpage.

QS World MBA Tour Europe - schedule

  • Istanbul - September 28
  • Warsaw - October 3
  • London - October 5
  • Madrid - October 8
  • Brussels - October 10
  • Paris - October 12
  • Milan - October 14
  • Moscow - October 19
  • Geneva - October 24
  • Zurich - October 26
  • Stockholm - October 28
  • Oslo - October 29
  • Copenhagen - October 31
  • Frankfurt - November 2
  • Munich - November 4
  • Hamburg - November 6
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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/09/qs-hosting-world-mba-tour-events-in-europe Fri, 27 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Purdue - Krannert Announces Online MBA]]> Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management has announced that it will begin offering an Online MBA program in 2020.

The new AACSB-accredited Online MBA program will focus on technology, according to the school. “The program has a focus on technology and innovation that will be ideal for students with a STEM background or any student seeking career-changing opportunities with high-tech companies," according to Krannert dean David Hummels. 

As such, the program's curriculum will include classes such as "Business Analytics," and "Management Information Systems;" in addition to tried-and-true offerings like "Marketing Management," "Financial Accounting," and "Microeconomics."

In all, Purdue's new Online MBA will take two years to complete. Classes will be taught in seven-week segments. 

There will be three start dates in 2020 for the Online MBA: January, May, and August.

To apply for Purdue's new Online MBA program, prospective candidates must submit essays, letters of recommendation, and a GMAT score, among other requirements. There is a possibility to waive the GMAT score requirement, if an applicant has at least three years of credible work experience and a 3.0 undergraduate GPA.

For more information or to apply, please see Krannert's Online MBA program webpage.

On FIND MBA, you can also find a list of all business schools offering AACSB-accredited Online MBA programs.


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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/09/purdue-krannert-announces-online-mba Wed, 25 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[MBA Application Deadlines For Fall 2020 - US Business Schools]]> Here is a list of the upcoming application deadlines for MBA programs at a number of US schools beginning in fall 2020.

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

This lists focuses primarily on full-time MBA program deadlines, so if you are applying to a part-time MBA or an Online MBA program, please check the school's website to make sure you aim for the right deadline.

Submitting your MBA application as early as possible 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 -Application deadlines for the full-time MBA starting in fall 2020

  • Round 1: September 12, 2019
  • Round 2: January 9, 2020
  • Round 3: April 8, 2020

Harvard Business School - Application deadlines for the full-time MBA beginning in fall 2020

  • Round 1: September 4, 2019
  • Round 2: January 6, 2020

The Wharton School - Application deadlines for the full-time MBA beginning in fall 2020

  • Round 1: September 17, 2019
  • Round 2: January 7, 2020
  • Round 3: April 1, 2020

Boston University - Questrom School of Business - Application deadlines for the full-time (two-year) MBA beginning in fall 2020

  • Round 1: October 10, 2019
  • Round 2: January 6, 2020
  • Round 3: March 16, 2020

UC Berkeley - Haas School of Business - Application deadlines for the full-time MBA beginning in fall 2020

  • Round 1: September 26, 2019
  • Round 2: January 9, 2020
  • Round 3: April 2, 2020

Columbia Business School - Application deadlines for the full-time MBA beginning in fall 2020

  • Early entry deadline: October 4, 2019
  • Merit Scholarship Consideration: January 3, 2020
  • Final Application Deadline: April 10, 2020

Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management - Application deadlines for the full-time MBA beginning in fall 2020

  • Round 1: September 18, 2019
  • Round 2: January 8, 2020
  • Round 3: April 8, 2020

University of Pittsburgh - Katz Graduate School of Business - Application deadlines for the full-time (two-year) MBA beginning in fall 2020

  • Round 1: October 1, 2019
  • Round 2: December 1, 2019
  • Round 3 (deadline for scholarship consideration): February 1, 2020
  • Round 4: April 1, 2020

Yale School of Management - Application deadlines for the full-time (two-year) MBA beginning in fall 2020

  • Round 1: September 10, 2019
  • Round 2: January 7, 2020
  • Round 3: April 14, 2020

Pepperdine University - Graziadio School of Business and Management - Application deadlines for the full-time MBA beginning in fall 2020

  • Round 1 (Early): November 1, 2019
  • Round 2 (Priority): February 1, 2020
  • Round 3 (Final deadline for international students): April 1, 2020
  • Round 4: May 15, 2020

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business - Application deadlines for the full-time MBA beginning in fall 2020

  • Round 1: September 26, 2019
  • Round 2: January 7, 2020
  • Round 3: April 2, 2020

University of Michigan - Ross School of Business - Application deadlines for the full-time MBA beginning in fall 2020

  • Round 1: September 30, 2019
  • Round 2: January 6, 2020
  • Round 3: March 30, 2020

Rutgers Business School - Application deadilnes for the full-time MBA beginning in fall 2020

  • Round 1 deadline: November 15, 2019
  • Round 2 (deadline for international students): January 20, 2020
  • Round 3: March 15, 2020
  • Round 4: May 1, 2020

Duke University - Fuqua School of Business - Application deadlines for the full-time (daytime) MBA beginning in fall 2020

  • Early action deadline: September 19, 2019
  • Round 1: October 14, 2019
  • Round 2: January 6, 2020
  • Round 3: March 11, 2020

Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business - Application deadlines for the full-time MBA beginning in fall 2020

  • Round 1: October 7, 2019
  • Round 2: January 6, 2020
  • Round 3: March 30, 2020

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business - Application deadlines for the full-time MBA beginning in fall 2020

  • Early Action deadline: September 3, 2019
  • Round 1: October 4, 2019
  • Round 2: January 6, 2020
  • Round 3: April 6, 2020

Seattle University - Albers School of Business and Economics - Application deadlines for the Bridge (one-year) MBA beginning in fall 2020

  • Priority deadline: August 20, 2020

MIT - Sloan School of Management - Application deadlines for the full-time MBA beginning in fall 2020

  • Round 1: October 1, 2019
  • Round 2: January 21, 2020
  • Round 3: April 9, 2020

George Fox University - Application deadline for the one-year MBA beginning in fall 2020

  • Application deadline: August 1, 2020

Carnegie Mellon University - Tepper School of Business - Application deadlines for the full-time MBA beginning in fall 2020

  • Round 1: October 6, 2019
  • Round 2: December 19, 2019
  • Round 3: March 2, 2020

NYU - Stern School of Business - Application deadlines for the full-time MBA beginning in fall 2020

  • Round 1: October 15, 2019
  • Round 2: November 15, 2019
  • Round 3: January 15, 2020
  • Round 4: March 15, 2020

USC - Marshall School of Business - Application deadlines for the full-time (two-year) MBA beginning in fall 2020

  • Round 1 deadline: October 15, 2019
  • Round 2: January 5, 2020
  • Round 3: March 1, 2020
  • Round 4: April 15, 2020
  • Round 5: Rolling (depending on a space-available basis)

Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles - Application deadlines for the Weekend MBA program, beginning in fall 2020

  • Application deadlines not yet announced

University of Texas at Austin - McCombs School of Business - Application deadlines for the full-time MBA beginning in fall 2020

  • Round 1: October 8, 2019
  • Round 2: December 17, 2019
  • Round 3: March 31, 2020

Hult International Business School - Application deadlines for the (one-year) MBA program beginning in fall 2020

  • Early decision: September 5, 2019
  • Round 1: October 31, 2019
  • Round 2: December 19, 2019
  • Round 3: February 13, 2020
  • Round 4: April 2, 2020
  • Round 5: April 30, 2020
  • Round 6: May 28, 2020
  • Round 7: July 23, 2020

CUNY - Zicklin School of Business - Application deadlines for the full-time MBA beginning in fall 2020

  • Round 1: December 1, 2019
  • Round 2: February 1, 2020
  • Round 3: April 1, 2020

UCLA - Anderson School of Management - Application deadlines for the full-time MBA beginning in fall 2020

  • Round 1: October 2, 2019
  • Round 2: January 8, 2020
  • Round 3: April 16, 2020

George Washington University School of Business (Global MBA) - Application deadlines for the Global and Accelerated MBA programs beginning in fall 2020

  • Early action deadline: November 15, 2019
  • Round 1: January 15, 2020
  • Round 2: March 15, 2020
  • Round 3: May 15, 2020

Cornell University - Johnson Graduate School of Management - Application deadlines for the full-time MBA beginning in fall 2020

  • October Round: October 8, 2019
  • November Round: November 5, 2019
  • January Round: January 8, 2020
  • April Round: April 8, 2020

Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business - Application deadlines for the full-time MBA beginning in fall 2020

  • Round 1: September 30, 2019
  • Round 2: January 6, 2020
  • Round 3: March 24, 2020
  • Round 4: April 27, 2020

Rice University - Jones Graduate School of Business - Application deadlines for the full-time MBA beginning in fall 2020

  • Round 1: October 11, 2019
  • Round 2: January 3, 2020
  • Round 3: April 3, 2020

 


Image: "Harvard Business School Baker Library 2009" by chensiyuan / Creative Commons (cropped and rotated)

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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/09/mba-application-deadlines-for-fall-2020-us-business-schools Tue, 24 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Johns Hopkins Carey Redesigns MBA Program; Receives STEM Designation for its MS in Marketing]]> The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School has announced that it is redesigning its flagship MBA program for 2020.

The updated MBA will feature a focus on data-driven approaches to problem-solving and critical decision-making. As such it will include a "Big Data Consulting Project," where students will get practical experience working with real companies on business challenges.

Similarly, the MBA will also include a Field Project, where students will work directly with real companies across different industries and sectors.

Johns Hopkins MBA students will now also have the option of pursuing a specialization in Health, Technology, and Innovation. 

The school has also announced that its full-time MS in Marketing program will be STEM-designated from the fall of 2020. This means that overseas graduates of the program will have   the possibility of extending their post-degree work visa. 


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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/09/johns-hopkins-carey-redesigns-mba-program-receives-stem-designation-for-its-ms-in-marketing Fri, 13 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[e-fellows.net Announces MBA Days in Frankfurt and Vienna]]> The career network organizer e-fellows.net has announced that it will be holding MBA Days in Frankfurt and Vienna this October.

At the upcoming events, participants will be able to have one-on-one meetings with representatives from business schools such as INSEAD, London Business School, Chicago - Booth, Cambridge - Judge, Oxford - Said, IESE and the University of St. Gallen, among others.

There will also be an open fair, time for networking, and presentations on MBA programs, financing, applying, and the GMAT.

Participants will also have the chance to receive MBA scholarships, with a total value of 500,000 EUR.

The MBA Days will be held in Frankfurt on October 12 and in Vienna on October 19.

Registration is free of charge. To learn more or to register, please visit the event webpages. 

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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/09/e-fellowsnet-announces-mba-days-in-frankfurt-and-vienna Mon, 02 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[New York's Simon Business School Receives STEM Designation for its EMBA and Part-Time MBA Programs]]> The University of Rochester's Simon Business School has announced that it has received STEM designation for its Professional (part-time) and Executive MBA programs.

A STEM designation for a degree program benefits international students, because graduates of STEM-designated programs receive an additional 24 months of post-study visa time after completing their studies.

However, part-time and Executive MBA programs tend not to be as popular among international students as traditional, full-time MBA programs. For instance, according to the 2017 Executive MBA ranking from the Financial Times, just 13 percent of the Simon School's EMBA cohort was made up of international students.

Beyond the visa benefit to international students, the STEM designation also  "signals a commitment to data-driven outcomes," according to a release from the school.

The Simon Business School's full-time MBA program received STEM designation in 2018. It's one of a handful of business schools in the US that have pursued STEM designation for their MBA programs.

See a list of the US' top STEM-designated MBA programs.

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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/08/new-yorks-simon-business-school-receives-stem-designation-for-its-emba-and-part-time-mba-programs Thu, 29 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[The QS World MBA Tour is Coming to the US and Canada this Fall]]> This fall, the QS World MBA Tour will be hosting a series of MBA events in cities across the US and Canada.

At the events, participants will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with representatives from schools such as Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, UCLA's Anderson School of Management, Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, NYU - Stern, USC - Marshall, London Business School (LBS), INSEAD, IE Business School, Imperial College Business School, and many more (schools in attendance vary by city)

Event attendees will also receive a resume review, a free LinkedIn headshot, test prep advice, and access to up to $7 million in scholarships.

See a list of cities and dates for the QS World MBA Tour below. Registration for the events if free. 

Get more information and register here.

QS World MBA Tour events, US and Canada, Fall 2019

  • Seattle, September 11
  • Portland, September 12
  • San Francisco, September 14
  • Los Angeles, September 15
  • Vancouver, September 17
  • Calgary, September 19
  • Montreal, September 21
  • Toronto, September 22
  • Boston, September 24
  • Washington, DC, September 26
  • New York, September 28
  • Philadelphia, September 30
  • Chicago, October 1
  • Miami, October 16
  • Atlanta, October 17
  • Houston, October 19
  • Austin, October 21
  • Dallas, October 22
  • Minneapolis, October 24
  • Salt Lake City, October 26
  • Denver, October 28
  • Phoenix, October 30
  • San Diego, November 2
  • San Jose, November 4 
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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/08/the-qs-world-mba-tour-is-coming-to-the-us-and-canada-this-fall Wed, 28 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[MBA Application Deadlines: Spring 2020]]> Although fall is the 'typical' time to start an MBA, a number of incoming students find that spring is an ideal time to start. 

However, many business schools, especially those in the US, only offer fall starts for their MBAs, which makes looking for a program that starts in the spring a bit tricky.

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

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

Note: unless otherwise noted, all listed application deadline dates are in 2019.


Spring 2020 MBA Application Deadlines

INSEAD's Europe campus

Europe: MBA programs beginning in spring 2020

HEC Paris: full-time MBA, January 2020 intake

Deadlines:

  • May 2
  • June 3
  • July 1
  • August 16
  • September 16
  • October 15
  • November 15

ESMT: MBA, January 2020 intake

Deadlines:

  • April 2: early decision deadline
  • June 3: early bird tuition discount deadline
  • July 2 (the deadline for students who would like to enroll in the school’s pre-MBA intensive German language classes in Berlin)
  • October 1: many MBA scholarships are awarded by this deadline
  • November 4: final deadline for non-EU students
  • December 2: final deadline for EU nationals

INSEAD: MBA, January 2020 intake

Deadlines:

  • Round 1 deadline: February 20
  • Round 2: April 17
  • Round 3: June 5
  • Round 4: July 24

IMD Business School: MBA, January 2020 intake

Deadlines:

  • Round 1 deadline: February 1
  • Round 2: May 1
  • Round 4: August 1
  • Round 5: October 1 (for applicants exempt from long-term Swiss visa requirements)

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM): full-time MBA, January 2020 intake

  • Round 1 deadline: April 2
  • Round 2: June 4
  • Round 3: August 6
  • Round 4: October 8
  • Round 5: November 5

IE Business School: International MBA, January 2020 intake

  • Rolling admissions

EDHEC: Global MBA, January 2020 intake

  • Deadline for those applying from outside the EU / EEA: November 15
  • Deadline for EU / EEA nationals: December 5

WHU: Full-time MBA, April 2020 intake

  • Rolling admissions

Hochschule Pforzheim: MBA International Management, March 2020 intake (for business graduates only)

  • Application deadline, international students: Dec 15, 2019
  • Application deadline, German visa holders: January 31, 2020

The Lisbon MBA: January 2020 intake

Deadlines:

  • Round 1 deadline: September 30
  • Round 2: November 8

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

Columbia Graduate School of Business in New York City

USA: MBA programs beginning in spring 2020

Columbia Graduate School of Business: J-Term MBA, January 2020 intake

  • Deadline: October 4, 2019

Fordham - Gabelli: MBA, January 2020 intake

  • Deadline: October 11, 2019

Georgia State - Robinson: Flexible MBA, January 2020 intake

  • Application deadline not yet announced

UMass Boston: Flexible MBA, January 2020 intake

  • Deadline: November 15

Loyola University Chicago - Quinlan School of Business: Part-time MBA, February 2020 intake

  • Deadline: January 15

St. John’s - Tobin College of Business: MBA, January 2020 intake

  • Application deadlines not yet announced

Canada/The Americas: 2020 Spring start MBA application deadlines

Queen’s School of Business: MBA, January 2020 intake

Deadlines:

  • International applicant deadline: September 1

FIA Business School: International MBA, March 2020 intake

  • Deadlines not announced

Ryerson University - Rogers School of Management: MBA, May 2020 (spring) intake

  • First round application deadline: January 20, 2020
  • Second round MBA application deadline: February 24, 2020

University of Western Ontario - Ivey: MBA, March 2020 intake

Deadlines:

  • Round 4: September 23
  • Round 5: November 12
  • Round 6: January 6, 2020

York University - Schulich School of Business: full-time MBA, January 2020 (spring) intake

  • Round 1 MBA application deadline: July 5
  • Round 2: August 9 (international MBA applicants strongly encouraged to apply by round 2)
  • Round 3: September 20
  • Round 4: November 15 (late application deadline, subject to space availability)

Concordia University - John Molson School of Business: full-time MBA, January 2020 intake

Deadlines:

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

Australia and New Zealand: spring 2020 MBA application deadlines

University of Otago Business School: full-time MBA, April 2020 intake

  • Rolling admissions

AGSM: MBA, January 2020 intake

  • Round 1 May 1
  • Round 2: June 1
  • Round 3: July 1
  • Round 4: August 1
  • Round 5: September 1
  • Round 6: October 1
  • Round 7 (domestic MBA applicants only): October 30

Victoria University of Wellington: MBA, March 2020 intake

  • MBA application deadline: December 1

University of Auckland Business School: MBA, April 2020 intake

  • MBA application deadline: November 1

 

The UK's Brunel Business School

UK: Spring 2020 application deadlines for MBAs

University of Strathclyde Business School: full-time MBA, April 2020 intake

  • MBA application deadlines not yet announced

University of Aberdeen: full-time MBA, January 2020 intake

  • Rolling admissions

Brunel Business School: MBA, January 2020 intake

  • MBA application deadline: December 20

Application deadlines for MBAs in Asia starting in spring 2019

Singapore Management University (SMU): full-time MBA, January 2020 intake

Deadlines:

  • Round 1: March 15
  • Round 2: July 15
  • Round 3: October 30

McGill University - Japan Campus: MBA, April 2020 intake

  • MBA application deadline for students outside of Japan needing a student visa: December 15

Africa and the Middle East: 2020 Spring intake MBA application deadlines

London Business School (LBS) - Dubai campus: EMBA, January 2020 intake

  • Application deadlines not yet announced

University of Cape Town (UCT): MBA, January 2020 intake

  • MBA application deadlines: October 31

University of Stellenbosch Business School: full-time MBA, January 2020 intake

  • MBA application deadline: November 2019

Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS): full-time MBA, January 2020 intake

  • Applications will open in June 2018

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

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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/08/mba-application-deadlines-spring-2020 Wed, 14 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[New York's Iona College Launches Online MBA]]> The New York-based Iona College LaPenta School of Business has announced the launch of an Online MBA program.

In the new program, which is set to launch this November, students can take classes from anywhere, as long as they have an internet connection. The program will take 18 months to complete.

Iona's new Online MBA will include 24 credits of core courses and 15 credits of electives. The MBA's core curriculum includes classes like "Business Perspectives," "Marketing for Managers," and "Finance for Managers," among others.

To apply for the program, prospective students should have at least two years of work experience. A GMAT score is not required to apply.

Iona College's LaPenta School of Business is accredited by AACSB International.

For more information, or to apply, please see Iona College's Online MBA program webpage. 

 


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

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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/08/new-yorks-iona-college-launches-online-mba Tue, 13 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Canada's McGill Redesigns MBA]]> The Canada-based McGill University Desautels Faculty of Management has redesigned its full-time MBA program, allowing for more flexibility.

The MBA, which was previously available in only a 20-month format, can now also be completed in 12 months or 16 months.

The 12-month version of the MBA is referred to as the 'accelerated' option. In the 12-month format, students cannot complete an internship. In the 16-month version, students have the opportunity of pursuing either more electives or an internship, during the fall of their second year. 

And in the 20-month version of the MBA, students can take more electives as well as an internship during the summer.

Additionally, McGill's MBA specialization options have changed. These are the specializations that will be on offer starting this fall:

  • Global Strategy & Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Management
  • Marketing
  • Finance

For more information, please see McGill's 'new curriculum' page for their MBA program.

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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/08/canadas-mcgill-redesigns-mba Fri, 09 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[AACSB Accreditation Awarded to 11 Business Schools]]> AACSB International has announced that it has awarded accreditation to 11 business schools. Here are some of the highlights of this MBA accreditation round:

Germany's Reutlingen University has been awarded AACSB accreditation. The school offers a full-time MBA in International Management with a few optional concentrations, including one in International Technology Management and another in International Marketing and Sales.

Swinburne University of Technology, in Australia, has also been awarded AACSB accreditation. The school offers several different MBA programs, including one aimed at international students. 

The UK's Liverpool Hope University has also been awarded AACSB accreditation. 

Here are a list of all of the recently accredited business schools:

  • College of Management at Mahidol University
  • Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Zagreb
  • Liverpool Hope University
  • National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology-First Campus
  • National Taipei University of Technology
  • Reutlingen University
  • South China University of Technology
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • University of Limerick

On FIND MBA, you can read about why MBA accreditation is important and see a list of all AACSB-accredited business schools offering MBA programs.


Image: Liverpool Hope University building on Salisbury Street L3. Formerly St Francis Xavier's college by Rept0n1x / CC BY-SA 3.0 (cropped, rotated)

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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/07/aacsb-accreditation-awarded-to-11-business-schools Tue, 30 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Boston University to Launch an Online MBA]]> Boston University's Questrom School of Business has announced plans to launch an Online MBA program.

To deliver the new program, the school is partnering with edX, an online course provider. 

The new Online MBA will include 45 credit-hours of coursework, delivered over five, 9-credit integrated modules. These are the titles of the modules:

  • Creating Socially Responsible Businesses in the Digital Age
  • Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Leading with Integrity
  • Leveraging Global Business Opportunities
  • Developing the Innovative Mindset

According to the school, each module will require approximately 9 to 16 hours of work per week. 

The program length will be flexible, and students will be able to complete the new program in as few as two years. At launch, the tuition for BU's Online MBA will be $24,000.

The new Online MBA will launch in the fall of 2020 and will begin accepting applications in August. Few other additional details—such as application requirements—have been announced. 

For more information, please see BU's Online MBA program webpage.

You can read more about the school and its MBA programs on BU Questrom's Full Profile at FIND MBA.

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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/07/boston-university-to-launch-an-online-mba Wed, 24 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Yale Announces Master's Degree in Asset Management]]> Yale's School of Management (Yale SOM) has announced that it will launch a new Master's Degree in Asset Management.

According to the school, the new program will focus on the goals of investment management, such as fiduciary responsibility, ethics, and investment performance. 

The new program will be one year long, and will be aimed at students who are just out of college or who have less than three years of work experience.

Classes in Yale's Master’s Degree in Asset Management will be delivered during the evenings, between Thursday and Sunday each week. It will prepare students for careers in asset management, on both the buy- and sell-side.

The program's curriculum includes classes such as "Investment Theory," Endowment Management," "Big Data and Machine Learning in Finance," and "Behavioral Finance Theory," among others.

Yale also offers asset management as an area of focus in the school's MBA for Executives program.

Yale's Master's in Asset Management will launch in fall 2020. Applications will open this August.

For more information about the program, please see Yale SOM's Master's in Asset Management program webpage.

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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/07/yale-announces-masters-degree-in-asset-management Fri, 12 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Harvard Launches an MBA / MS in Biotechnology]]> Harvard Business School has announced the launch of a new dual-degree MBA / MS in Biotechnology.

According to the school, the new joint program will explore the intersection between business and the life sciences. While the MBA courses will be delivered at the Harvard Business School, the life sciences curriculum will take place through Harvard’s Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, a joint department between Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Medical School.

The new program will be two years long. In the summer between the first and second years, students will be able to pursue an internship in biotech or the life sciences space.

The Biotech MBA / MS program is aimed at candidates with either an undergraduate degree in life sciences or medicine and / or work experience in the life sciences / biotech field. The school will also consider those without STEM-oriented undergraduate degrees, providing these candidates have life sciences experience. 

The first intake of the new dual-degree MBA will begin in the fall of 2020.

For more information or to apply, please see the Harvard news release announcing the launch of the MBA / MS Biotech program.

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https://find-mba.com/news/2019/06/harvard-launches-an-mba-ms-in-biotechnology Thu, 27 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +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  Canada 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.

 


Image: "Chulalongkorn Business School (CBS) in 2018" by BunBn / CC BY-SA 4.0 (cropped)

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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.


Image: "Corvinus University of Budapest - Covered Patio" by Takkk (CC BY-SA 4.0) / cropped

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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