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MBA News Roundup: B-school Buildings, Lifetime MBA Earnings, Myths About Doing Business in China

Posted in Test Prep on June 20, 2011 by

Welcome to another installment of Knewton’s MBA News Round-up! This week, check out articles on b-school buildings, lifetime MBA earnings, and myths about doing business in China.

1. The Race for Bigger Better Business Schools

With the unveiling of Chicago Booth’s new campus in 2004 and the construction of Stanford’s new Knight Management Center (replete with dazzling artwork from Peter Wegner), business schools are feeling pressure to “keep up with the Joneses.” Read more in this article from U.S. News.

2. Highest Paid MBA Alumni 2011

Total career earnings are impressive for graduates of top MBA programs. Check out Businessweek‘s overview of the median cash compensation of MBA graduates (with 2 years of experience, 10 years of experience, and 20 years of experience) for a summary of all the important facts and stats.

3. The Top MBA Employers

Between 2005 and 2007, three top MBA programs sent a total of 176 MBA grads to Lehman Brothers… In 2011, which companies are stepping up to employ more MBAs and fill in the gaps left by yesterday’s giants? Find out in this Businessweek article.

4. 5 Myths About Business in China

Planning on taking your MBA skills to the Far East? First, take care to undo some of the myths you may have internalized about business in China over the years. #1 Chinese Consumers Don’t Consume… Check out the rest of the myths in this blog post from The Wall Street Journal.

5. What’s an MBA Worth Today?

Whether you’re looking to an MBA to provide a rigorous education, superior networking opportunities, or merely a confidence boost, the degree (despite its many detractors) continues to carry significant value in today’s business landscape. Read more about the MBA’s worth in this article from Business Live.