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MBA News Roundup from Knewton GMAT

Posted in Test Prep on August 30, 2010 by

Gearing up for Round 1 admissions?  Here’s your weekly dose of MBA news to keep up to date with what’s going on with aspiring b-school students and people in the field.

1. 30 Under 30: The Top Young Entrepreneurs of 2010
Inc. Magazine highlights these rising business stars. Learn about how they got started – and where they’re headed.

2. B-School, Day One: A Primer
Learn how to be proactive in your business school adventure with this helpful BusinessWeek article, aimed at first-year MBA students.  Take notes, folks.

3. What Women Do With Their MBAs
An increasing number of women are attending business school. Forbes examines which fields they choose to enter with their MBAs.

4. Graphic Novel Replaces Business School Textbook
Imagine studying from a comic book!  This business school textbook brings out the little kid in all of us.  USA Today reports.

5. What the Best Business Schools Seek in an Ideal MBA Applicant
This video features Chioma Isiadinso, author of The Best Business School Admissions Secrets, giving advice on how to make sure you have a strong application when applying to b-school.

6. Harvard Business School Drives Yale and MIT’s Edifice Complex
It’s a constant race for Yale and MIT to match HBS’s facilities and state-of-the-art buildings.  This Bloomberg article discusses the high price and the extended benefits of keeping up with Harvard.

7. Graduates Going to Great Lengths to Get Ahead
The BBC reports that many young professionals are eyeing China to gain the work experience they believe they need to get their ideal jobs.

8. Six Keys to Being Excellent At Anything
Want to be successful? Who doesn’t? Get tips from the Harvard Business Review on developing a stellar work ethic and a mentality conducive to success. There are book recommendations, too!

9. Some Business Skills to Go With the Passion
Why an entrepreneurial mindset is not just for an entrepreneur, but for everyone.  In this New York Times article, a student who has taken an MIT entrepreneurship course says, “You see that the essence of the entrepreneurial spirit isn’t so much about money as it is about passion.”

10. Expensive Executive MBAs: A Costly Lesson
Why is it that executive MBAs cost twice as much as full-time MBAs?  This article in The Economist compares this sharp increase in price to an exclusive VIP membership to a senior level networking group.

Check out Knewton’s MBA News Roundup every Monday for all the GMAT, MBA, and business-related news that’s fit to print. And don’t forget to follow KnewtonGMAT on Twitter for more MBA updates!