Before you apply to an MBA program, it's a good idea to learn about MBA job trends, so you have an idea of the demand for MBAs in your field. Want to know which countries have the highest percentage of MBA hires, or what types of companies have had the largest increases of MBA hires? Check out this data from the 2011/12 QS Jobs & Salaries Trends Report.
The world has become a very different place since the first students enrolled in Harvard's MBA program back in 1908. Women were not admitted into the program until the early 1960s, and in the 40s international student population used to include citizens of Hawaii and Alaska. The following facts and statistics show how the student population at Harvard Business School has changed in the 100+ years since the school was founded in 1908.
As an MBA admissions consultant, business school applicants often ask me whether it is appropriate to write about a desire to change careers in their applications. Some worry that expressing an interest in doing something different will negate the professional experience they have. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Rodrigo Canales is the Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Yale School of Management, where he researches the roles institutions play in entrepreneurship and economic development and teaches the Innovator Perspective Course. Professor Canales is a member of the steering committee of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT as well as an advisor for several Mexican startups seeking to improve the financing environment for small firms. In this interview, Professor Canales discusses why large organizations are resistant to change and what can be done to create innovation within those organizations.
Columbia Business School is on trend with its creation of the Columbia Business Lab (CBL), a new co-working space and entrepreneurship program for recent alums. As the Center for an Urban Future's recent New Tech City study reported, New York City is now the fastest growing tech hub in America, second in size only to Silicon Valley. Managed by Columbia’s Eugene Lang Center for Entrepreneurship, CBL provides 21 young businesses with low cost working space in SoHo as well as access to monthly networking events, information-sharing forums and advisory support from experienced alumni entrepreneurs and Columbia faculty. While the Columbia Business School campus is located in upper Manhattan, CBL’s downtown location allows entrepreneurs to be right in the center of the city’s tech boom, not far from the offices of dozens of startups like Levo League and more established companies like Tumblr.
The number of technology companies planning to hire MBAs is up 22% compared to last year, according to the Graduate Management Admission Council's 2012 Corporate Recruiters Survey (PDF). Many of these companies are Silicon Valley startups that have just found new investors and are looking for MBAs with quantative skills to develop their strategy and marketing plans. Silicon Valley is also home to established companies that have a reputation for hiring MBAs. Read on for four examples of Silicon Valley companies that hire MBAs.
The number of entrepreneurship MBA programs and MBA entrepreneurs is on the rise. Want to know which schools have the biggest increase in MBA entrepreneurs? Read on.
Are you an entrepreneur who can't decide whether a startup incubator or an MBA program would be the best option for building your startup? If you are lucky enough to get into Columbia Business School's Entrepreneurial Greenhouse Program you can have access to both, since it's an MBA Master Class that acts as a startup incubator.