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MBA News Roundup: Mini MBA Programs, ForumWatch, and the World Beyond the MBA

Posted in Test Prep on August 1, 2011 by

Welcome to another installment of Knewton’s MBA News Roundup! This week, check out articles on mini MBA programs, business school brands, the new integrated reasoning section, and a twist on the traditional b-school case study.

1. Mini MBA Programs

At $2,000 to $4,000, mini MBA programs at schools such as Rutgers University and the University at Buffalo offer a taste of business school at a fraction of the cost. Looking to improve your skills in areas such as marketing, accounting, or finance in time for Round 1 applications? Consider a self-paced, online course.

2. ForumWatch: MBA Careers With a Work/Life Balance

Many seek an MBA because of the career and salary boost, but where does work/life balance come into play? Tune into this forum discussion on professional paths that leave time for family and other pursuits.

3. Looking Ahead Behind the Ivy

How are schools such as Harvard and Wharton adjusting their programs to improve student teamwork and leadership skills and account for the increasingly globalized nature of business? The New York Times sits down with Nitin Nohria for a Q&A on character, ethics, and what it’s like being the dean of HBS.

4. Students Influence Business School Brands

Due to social media, the brands of business schools are now in the hands of the students and faculty there. Stacy Blackman discusses the phenomenon in her blog, Strictly Business.

5. Google Tops MBA Most Wanted List

Where do freshly minted MBAs want to work? “Google” tops a list of the usual suspects: McKinsey, Apple, Goldman Sachs, and Boston Consulting Group. Read further for the full list of 25.

6. Sample Questions From the New Integrated Reasoning Section

Haven’t taken the GMAT yet? Make sure you check out these sample questions for the new Integrated Reasoning section.

7. 6 Different Ways to Get Your MBA

Versatile and highly flexible, the MBA degree comes in many forms. To get a comprehensive view of your options, check out this must-read article from the San Francisco Chronicle.

8. 10 Business Schools That Receive the Most Applications

Harvard and Stanford top this list of ten schools that are deluged with applications.

9. The B-School Case Study Gets a Digital Makeover

What does the case study (“lifeblood” of management curriculum) look like in the twenty-first century? Think tablets and “choose-your-own-adventure” style business stories.