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MBA News Roundup: Knight Center at Stanford GSB, "Super" GMAT Schools, and A Better Way for MBA Rankings

Posted in Test Prep on May 3, 2011 by

Welcome to another installment of Knewton’s MBA News Round-up! This week, check out articles on MBA rankings, the new Knight Center at Stanford GSB, the gender performance gap at HBS, and the new definition of leadership at top business schools.

1. Stanford Graduate School of Business Knight Center

Stanford GSB’s Knight Center will foster interdisciplinary learning and encourage environmental sustainability and social responsibility. Check out the $345 million mega-complex here.

2. New MBAs Change the Definition of Leadership

How are top schools such as Tuck and Chicago Booth redefining “leadership”? And who is driving this change?

3. Student Entrepreneurs Compete at HBS

The 15th annual Business Plan Contest provided contest awards of over $150,000 to students. Past winners include “Finale,” the famous Harvard square dessert shop.

4. Why do men outperform women at HBS?

Though women account for 36% of the students at HBS, only 11% of Baker Scholars (top 5% of the class) are women. Similar performance gaps abound at other top MBA programs. This insightful article explores the ramifications and possible reasons.

5. The “Super” GMAT Schools

Which schools care the most about your GMAT score? Stanford, Yale, and Haas are among the top on this list which includes a few surprises.

6. MBA Rankings: A Better Way

Rankings are always hotly contested in MBA world.  Three professors propose a new MBA rating system that recognizes the “complex and multifaceted” nature of program quality.