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WHARTON Dean Tom Robertson

People, planet & profit

HEC Dean Valérie Gauthier

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Financing your MBA

GE Energy Europe Ursula Schwarzmann Organization and Staffing Manager

MBA RECRUITMENT 3M Derek S Carter Diversity Recruiting Strategy

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Can we see the light at the end of the tunnel? The recession is not over, though there are grounds for cautious optimism and MBA recruiters across the globe are not doing what they did in 2002 and slashing their entire hiring budgets. Instead, as articles in this issue show, hiring is picking up again after a bad year last year. In the U.S., Susan Peppercorn reports, “the 2010 job market for business school graduates has improved … up five percent from the year before,” (pages 12-13). In London too, recruiters say, “there is still caution in the market but it is more positive than it was this time last year… we expect that it will improve further in 2011,” (pages 10-11).

Nunzio Quacquarelli MA Cambridge MBA Wharton Editor in Chief

QS Top MBA Salary & Recruitment Trend Ross Geraghty Report 2010 shows cautious optimism Managing Editor amongst MBA recruiters in 2010, with projected hiring in 2011 set for an increase. In this edition, MBA recruiters from Eaton, GE, Performance International and the U.S. State Department talk about why they recruit MBAs and what types of people they look for.

Senior Corporate Manager Dan Beaudry


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This issue of the Guide is heavily Asia focussed as the region continues booming. China and India feature here, two vast nations where considerable numbers of business leaders are needed to manage the vast investment pouring in. With foreign business schools about to enter India for the first time, and the number of MBA programs proliferating in China, business education is a bigger deal there than ever before. What does this mean for Western business schools? As the quality of education at home improves for Indian and Chinese business people, they will have to keep ahead of the game to keep attracting the top Asian talent to their schools. This will ensure an era of significant innovation within the business school world, which TopMBA will be actively reporting. There are interesting times ahead. And what draws business schools, MBA students and corporates together in 2010? The issue of sustainability remains big across the board with more conferences than ever before. The triple bottom line – profit, yes, but not at the expense of people and planet – is increasingly gaining currency among MBA candidates every year (see lead article page 6). And with the shockwaves of the recession still resounding globally, it looks like the new generation of MBAs are going to bring change into the classrooms with them.

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 he triple bottom line T Businesses, schools and students are starting to move towards a culture where people and planet, not just profit, are the bottom line

10 L  ondon recruitment slowly rebuilds After a period in the doldrums, during the recession, the UK’s and Europe’s major financial centre seems to be hiring MBAs again 12 MB  A hiring stateside turning the corner Surveys show that the 2010 USA job market has improved, with 55% of employers planning to hire recent MBA alumni, up 5 five percent from 2009 18 I ndia: women in management India needs more female MBAs than almost any other country and leading Indian business schools are set to redress the gender imbalance 22 C  reating globally responsible leaders Leadership is more than just giving direction in an age where MBAs and businesses are looking for talent with sustainability on their minds 24 R  ecruitment comes out of recession Cautious optimism is giving way to quiet confidence in international MBA recruitment, as banking starts to return to normal 26  Engaging employees in sustainability As more companies focus on embedding sustainability into their organizations, their employees make these efforts a success  inancing your MBA in the USA 28 F It’s harder than ever before for international students to fund their American MBAs. A local financing expert gives his advice 32  Recruitment in China The first in a series of articles delving in-depth into working in a specific country; how can you get to live and work in China? 2

34 W  orking in the USA The USA is perennially the top destination for MBAs to study in, but how do you get to work there and what are the pitfalls? 36 L  eadership and risk With President Obama bringing in new regulations, perhaps it’s time that business leaders took responsibility themselves 42 MB  A Recruitment Salary and Recruitment Trends Report shows strong outlook for MBA recruitment

executive interviews 38 3 M Derek S Carter, Diversity Recruiting Strategy, Executive Talent Acquisition 40  Eaton University Relations Manager at Eaton Corporation 44  GE Ursula Schwarzmann, Organization and Staffing Manager, GE Energy Europe 47 P  erformance international Established in 1996, Partners in Performance is a dynamic and fast growing global consulting company

MBA section 50 Ma  sters or MBA Should prospective business students take an MBA, or perhaps a more specialized approach on a masters course could be the right move? 52 GM  AT tips The GMAT is an important part of an MBA’s admissions process. Here’s how to get it right from the very start 54 N  ew GMAT section: Integrated Reasoning The new GMAT section, Integrated Reasoning, has got some MBA candidates in a fluster but most experts think it’s a good thing

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56  Full time or distance learning? With great advances made in distance learned MBAs recently, can a DLMBA offer as much as a full time, on campus course?

84  Book review MBA programs are a time when reading becomes second nature, but what books outside the core curriculum will MBAs find useful?

60  Networking and how to do it It seems that everyone recommends that you get good at networking, but what is it and how can you learn to do it better?

Deans’ Diaries

64 S  horter MBA courses more popular The QS 2010 Applicant Survey, which asks the opinions of thousands of MBAs worldwide, shows that shorter MBA courses are preferred to longer ones

89  HEC PARIS Valérie Gauthier, Associate Dean

68 Women and MBAs More women see business school as an option, according to two recent influential surveys of global MBA candidates 69  Get your applications right Hass is an avocado, Haas is a business school in California and your spell checker may not know the difference… 72 S  tudying in Switzerland The land famous for chocolate and cuckoo clocks has established a firm reputation for MBA study playing host to some top schools 74 M  BA Japan Traditionally the great absorbers of ideas, Japan has previously seemed slow to catch up in MBA terms, but is doing so now 76  SpecialiZed MBAs Are specialized MBAs a good idea? Or are MBAs, by definition, a general management qualification that should stay that way? Opinion is divided 80 A  lumni profile INSEAD, Julie Meyer, Chief Executive Ariadne Capital Limited 81 A  lumni profile Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Laetitia Veleba 82 D  istance learning MBAs What are the pros and cons of distance learning MBAs? staff writer Richard Burns attempts to unscramble the spaghetti

88  Fordham UNIVERSITY David A. Gautschi, Dean

90  Thunderbird Ángel Cabrera, President 91  UC Berkeley, HAAS Richard Lyons, Bank of America Dean 94  IESE Duke, FUQUA 95  Blair Sheppard, Dean 96  california lutheran university Charles T Maxey, Dean 97  the Wharton school Thomas S Robertson, Dean

Regional focus 100  Boston – beyond the familiar Boston is the most important city in New England and host to a vast array of well known and, as Dan Beaudry explains, less well-known recruiters 158 British schools seek more British MBAs The UK’s business schools are actively promoting themselves to British students, to try and stem the tide leaving to study elsewhere 204  China means business The number of GMAT applicants from China has more than tripled over the last five years and it is China’s young women who are driving this trend

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Business school profiles 102 American University, Kogod School of Business 103 Arizona State University 104 Babson College, Olin 105 Boston College - Carroll School of Management 106 Boston University School of Management 107 Brandeis International Business School 108 Brock University, Graduate Programs, Faculty of Business 110 Claremont Graduate University, The Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management 111 CLU Graduate Program in Business (California Lutheran University) 112 Drexel University - LeBow College of Business 113 Duke University, Fuqua School of Business 114 Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan 115 Emory University 117 Florida International University, Chapman Jr. Graduate School of Business 118 Fordham University Graduate School of Business 119 George Mason University School of Management 120 Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business 121 Georgia State University - J. Mack Robinson 122 Hawaii Pacific University - Business School 123 Hult International Business School 124 Johns Hopkins University, Carey Business School 125 Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon 126 McCombs School of Business University of Texas at Austin 127 McGill University-Desautels Faculty of Management 129 Ohio State University - Fisher College of Business 130 Pepperdine University's Graziadio School 132 Queens School of Business 133 Rice University - Jones Graduate School of Management 134 Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business 135 St. John's University – Tobin College of Business 137 Thunderbird School of Global Management


138 Tufts University, Fletcher School 140 UCLA, Anderson Graduate School of Management 141 University of California, IrvineMerage School 142 University of California, San Diego Rady School of Management 143 University of Iowa,Tippie School of Management 144 University of Maryland, Robert H Smith School of Business 145 University of Missouri - Columbia, Gordon E. Crosby, Jr., MBA Program 146 University of Ottawa 147 University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business 148 University of San Diego 149 University of San Francisco, Masagung Graduate School of Managemnt 150 University of South Carolina, Darla Moore School of Business 151 University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business 152 University of Tampa - John H. Sykes College of Business 153 University of Western Ontario, Richard Ivey School of Business 154 University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Business 155 Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management 157 York University, Schulich School of Business 159 Amsterdam Business School (UvA) 161 Ashridge Business School 162 AUDENCIA Nantes School of Management 164 Bradford University 165 Business School Lausanne 166 Copenhagen Business School 167 Cranfield School of Management 168 EMLYON Business School 169 ENPC School of International Management, Paris. 170 ESADE Business School 171 ESMT European School of Management and Technology GMBH 172 ESSEC Business School. 173 European Business School (EBS) 174 European University 175 GISMA Business School 176 Henley Business School 177 IAE Aix-en-Provence - University of Aix-Marseille 178 IAE de Paris-Sorbonne 179 IE Business School (Empresa) Seperate to IE Uni

180 IESE Business School 181 Imperial College Business School 182 Lancaster University Management School 183 London Business School LBS 184 LUISS Business School 185 Manchester Business School 186 Mannheim Business School 187 MIP - Politecnico di Milano 188 Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO 189 Nottingham University Business School 190 Reims Management School 191 Rouen Business School 192 SDA Bocconi 193 TASMAC London School of Business 194 University of Deusto - "La Comercial" Business School 195 University of Edinburgh Business School Scotland 196 University of Glasgow School of Business & Management 197 University of Hertfordshire 198 University of St. Gallen 200 University of Westminster, Westminster Business School 201 Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School 202 Warwick Business School 203 WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management 206 China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) 207 Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management 209 Doshisha Business School 210 Hitotsubashi University 212 HKUST - The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology 214 The NUCB Graduate School - Nagoya University of Commerce and Business 216 Bond University School of Business 217 La Trobe University, Melbourne 218 Macquarie Graduate School of Management 219 Melbourne Business School, The University of Melbourne 220 Monash University, Faculty of Business and Economics 221 QUT – Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Graduate School of Business 222 University Of Adelaide Graduate School Of Management 223 University of the Sunshine Coast 224 University of Wollongong, Graduate School of Business

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The triple bottom line: People,


and Profit By Ross Geraghty, managing editor of and the Top MBA Career Guide

The concept of the triple bottom line – or 3BL – is relatively recent in business terms. Coined in 1994 by British social entrepreneur John Pilkington, it attempts to shift business’ emphasis away from mere profit and towards a stakeholder model. It raises the prominence of corporate responsibility to communities of people, to the environment, to ethical practices and to sustainability.


believes in change and is making every effort death of the MBA in her article The end of the ontrasting with the Milton Friedman to lead and play a part in that change. Affair in The Economist, November 2009. economic model, which has profit as As one might expect, a great number of the single bottom line (“The social business school heavyweights have boxed responsibility of business is to increase its Ethical scrutiny back. They simultaneously acknowledge the profits” – Milton Friedman, 1970), the triple The recent recession has shone a light straight criticism while going to some lengths to bottom line has the three Ps: people, planet, in the eyes of the world’s business schools. defend MBAs. profit, at its core. There have been accusations aplenty that President Lars-Hendrik Roller of ESMT There has been skepticism in some MBAs caused the economic crisis, with high says: “The financial crisis is far too complex to quarters that businesses are paying lip service profile MBA alumni at Lehmann Brothers, lay the blame only on business schools and to their social responsibilities, that really all Goldman Sachs, Enron and other publicly MBA graduates. A lack of regulation and they are doing is jumping on the bandwagon scrutinized businesses. supervision, particularly to serve the ‘real’ in financial services, a bottom line, namely too large appetite for profit. But the June “The recent recession has shone a light straight in the eyes of the world’s risk and the wrong 2010 conference held business schools. There have been accusations aplenty that MBAs caused incentives for managers at the European were some of the main School of the economic crisis, with high profile MBA alumni at Lehmann Brothers, drivers. International Management and Goldman Sachs, Enron and other publicly scrutinized businesses.” business schools, Technology (ESMT) especially those who in Berlin, where I have preached a represented TopMBA. shareholder value approach, played a part, but com and the TopMBA Career Guide, left me The recession, among more serious issues, certainly not the decisive one.” with little doubt. There is an impressive, gave business schools something of a PR Dean of Melbourne Business School sincere and increasing cohort of business headache as accusations in some quarters laid Jenny George echoes this. “To say that MBAs leaders, business school deans and professors, the blame four-square at their door. Lucy caused the recession is as futile as saying that MBAs and other stakeholders who genuinely Kellaway even went as far as to proclaim the


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humans caused it.” Paul Danos, Dean of Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, New Hampshire, weighs in saying that “one percent of MBA graduates in those great companies” can accept responsibility for the mismanaged credit problem that precipitated the crisis. He argues that blame is shared by “a relatively small group of people, including MBAs of

and gentlemen, we have ourselves a movement. This kind of demand is ringing the changes in supply terms for business and business schools. The new generation cares about the community and the environment and is driving towards a new business landscape where the three Ps share equanimity. There is an awareness that profit needs to come first, to

Sauquets of ESADE says that rather than “create an ethics class for students to take or not, ESADE tries to bring in ethics across the board.” Whatever their methods, business school deans and course creators are in a position to change course structures with the business leaders of the future. Some schools will, and some won’t. Even

course, at some financial institutions, politicians and various government regulators … and reforms are absolutely necessary.”

furnish business with the money to make changes to the environment and the communities they operate in. Jagdish Bhagwati, a Professor at Columbia University, says: “Growth is a powerful way of increasing employment and reducing poverty. In the years since 1991 more than 200 million people [in India] have been brought above the extreme poverty line. In China it was 300 million. This is something to celebrate.” Forward thinking schools are taking the issue seriously. There is even a ranking of business schools – the Aspen Institute’s Beyond Grey Pinstripes – which affords distinction to schools devoting more of their classroom time to ethics and sustainability.

H a r v a r d B u s i n e s s S c h o o l ’s ow n appointment of a new dean, Professor Nitin Nohria, with a background in leadership and ethics, suggests that even the grand old dame of the business school world is paying attention. In Berlin, ESMT’s Roller says: “Business schools with an international scope are now ideally placed to draw the right lessons and lead the way for a fresh approach in business education. They are new and they educate future leaders with a holistic view as business, society and politics become more and more closely intertwined.” Change, it seems, is inevitable to some while, to others, it is imperative, even in business and business schools. As Charles Darwin said in 1847, “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one that is the most responsive to change.”

Movement to sustainability In the QS Applicant Research of 2009, the most recent figures available, the responses of thousands of MBA candidates showed that corporate social responsibility (CSR) is high on their agenda. Unquestionably, according to a great many admissions officers of top business schools that I talk to as part of the QS World MBA Tour, MBA candidates are moving in a new direction. They increasingly want to know about a school’s corporate governance, sustainability or CSR credentials before making their decisions on where to apply. This makes deans take notice. This, in turn, makes recruiters take notice. Then the marketers realize that the population in general is asking the same questions and suddenly, ladies

Sustainable practices Schools all around the world, such as Spain’s IE and ESADE, are infusing their courses with ethical and sustainable practices. Dean Alfons

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London recruitment

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By Caroline Parry

There is no question why MBA students and graduates from all over the world are drawn to London. The UK capital is a global centre for business and finance, an international travel hub and world-class social and cultural activities catering to even the most niche interest. Not to mention that it is home to three of the top 20 business schools in Europe, according to the QS Global 200 Business Schools Report 2009


he city bore the brunt of the recession in the UK leading to a reduction in the job market, particularly in financial services and consult ancy, and a significant loss of confidence across all sectors. However, there have been signs of cautious optimism in recent months as recruiters and MBA students alike have seen more potential jobs in a variety of markets. Is this optimism well founded, or is it still to early to see if MBA recruitment in London has turned the corner?’s Caroline Parry spoke to students, recruiters, consultants and business schools about the appeal of London and how the city is faring in 2010. Don Leslie, founder, BLT “There is cautious optimism in London. Demand for consultants in the first half of 2010 has been better than expected, and there are signs that hiring will show a steady improvement over the next few years. But it remains to be seen whether we will return to the robust recruiting levels we saw in 2004 to 2006. I specialize in management consultancy, which saw a big drop in recruitment in 2009. The prime reason for that was that the large London-based consultancies cut back when the economic situation got sticky. So last year, for example, we saw boutique consultancies taking 10

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one or two MBAs rather than the larger companies hiring 20 to 50. Management consultancies generally hire four to five months in advance of need, based on the pipeline of work they have and the skills required for projects. Consultancy thrives when Economy does. Many sectors are still fragile in the UK and a likely reduction in government spending may put the brakes on hiring again. It is too early to tell whether the level of recruitment will improve this year.” Francesca Sloan, Director, Moloney Search “There is still caution in the market but it is more positive than it was this time last year. We are seeing some companies pressing ‘go’ for graduate recruitment in September but we expect that it will improve further in 2011. There has been a reduction in hires from the traditional MBA recruiters, such as the major financial services companies, but this has opened up recruitment opportunities to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and big FTSE companies that had less presence on campus in the past. That said, there is still a demand for talented candidates and, in some cases, companies have become more reactive and are hiring throughout the year rather than just in September. People are nervous about leaving their jobs and that does have a knock-on effect. MBAs that have the chance to return to their old companies are doing so because it is a safe option; in the past it was used as springboard to a more senior role or a new sector. The recession has made MBAs more pragmatic and more creative in their approach to job hunting. The careers services and alumni networks at business schools have also become a lot more proactive and we are now being invited to show them how we can help with recruitment.”

Christina Stampfli, full time student, Imperial College Business School. “Nowhere was left untouched by the recession and as a self-funded student, who gave up a job, the right course and the right institutional reputation were always going to carry the most weight. But London remains London. There are downsides. It’s expensive and the food is not as good as it is in the rest of Europe. But there is the history and the culture and having lived and worked in London is important to resumé-building. Going to an American school after Berkeley and after working in the States might have given an impression of parochialism. None of us is under any illusion other than the global market for MBAs is tight and is going to remain so. Showing you are comfortable working in such a vibrant, cosmopolitan and multi cultural city - that’s got to be a plus.” Cassie Gilbert, Head of Careers and Professional Development at Imperial College Business School “The recession was a truly global phenomenon and no

country and no city was insulated or isolated from the effects. But in London, businesses are now directing increasing energies to post-recession growth strategies. For MBA students that means entrepreneurial skills and an understanding of how to make innovation effective are in demand. Innovation is what smart firms do to grow out of recession and research shows entrepreneurial businesses move out of recession more rapidly. There are also more subtle changes that forward-looking schools such as Imperial have responded to quickly and positively. Institutional reputation, alumni and academic staff networks are again important differentiators when choosing a school. And what may once have been regarded as ‘nice-to-haves’ such as alumni development services, personal continuing learning initiatives and indeed a connected and switched on careers service are now key offerings in an MBA package. The way I look at the London jobs market, especially in banking and finance, is that while it did shrink globally through the recession it did so fairly evenly, so London is still the biggest player. It is very much a recruiter’s market though and that is unlikely to change quickly so prospective MBA students and those further along in their post-MBA career need to wring every possible advantage from their course, their institution, and that institution’s postgraduation services.”

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MBA recruitment:

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By Susan Peppercorn

"Last year at this time, I kept checking to ensure that my phone was still working because it wasn’t ringing," said Lynn Sarikas, director of the MBA Career Center at Boston’s Northeastern University. "The good news is that the phone is ringing this year"


ccording to Sarikas, companies had cut back so drastically during the peak of the recession that they could no longer postpone hiring talent as business rebounds. At MIT Sloan School of Management and University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, recruiting is returning to levels not seen since before the economic meltdown. This upturn was confirmed by the results of the 2010 Corporate Recruiters Survey, a survey of business graduates’ employers. This survey, conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), in cooperation with MBA Career Services Council and The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), polled almost 2,000 companies worldwide. It included 171 of the US Fortune 500 and looked at employer needs and hiring trends for MBAs and specialized business master’s programs. According to the survey results, the 2010 job market for business school graduates has improved compared with 2009, with 55% of employers planning to hire recent MBA alumni, up five percent from the year before.


Where the opportunities are The strongest hiring this year is expected in consulting and health care with 80% of healthcare and pharmaceutical companies and 73% of consulting firms planning to hire MBA graduates according to GMAC’s survey. Additionally, graduating MBAs will see a large number of opportunities in marketing and sales. Almost half of all the companies surveyed planned to hire in these areas, followed by financial areas other than investment banking. “We are seeing a significant increase in demand for students with a supply chain management concentration and related work experience,” says Sarikas. “While historically supply

chain opportunities were primarily in manufacturing, we are seeing great opportunities in defense, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, financial institutions and more.” Jackie Wilbur, senior director of the career development office at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management agrees. “One area that’s really grabbing students’ interest is in consumer product companies, which include medical devices and clean energy.” In the MBA Career Services Council spring 2010 survey, energy/petroleum, government, nonprofit, healthcare services, pharma/biotech and technology are also industries with strong recruiting activity. Also Bain & Co’s senior director of global recruiting, Mark Howorth, said he’s bringing in the largest class of both first year summer interns and second year MBA full time hires in the firm’s history.

Recovery Rotational management programs, where graduates work across a few functional areas in a company such as sales or operations, for several months at a time before eventually

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started to extend job offers to students in the firms are actively recruiting, suggesting landing a management role, have also seen a spring as the market loosened up. growth opportunities at the middle market recovery. Stacey Rudnick, director of MBA and micro-cap level. career services at the University of Texas at Internship recruiting also showed a stronger Austin, says 27% of offers accepted by 2010 What career centres are doing to help rebound in 2010 with 70% of schools reporting graduating MBAs were for rotational programs “The last time there was a [financial] crisis like an increase in internship recruiting compared at major corporations. In most years that figure this, it was 1983—and that’s when many of our with 60% reporting a decrease the year prior. would be closer to 18%. students were born,” said Sloan’s Jackie Wilbur. Michelle Antonio, director of career Some schools, like Duke University’s “It’s the school’s job to navigate the job market management at the University of Pennsylvania Fuqua School of Business, have seen growth in for them; they just don’t have this perspective.” Wharton School, says on-campus internship hiring from companies based overseas, To that end, Cornell University’s Johnson particularly in Asia and Graduate School of South America, with Management assigns higher salaries than in career advisers to each “The 2010 job market for business school graduates has improved years past. “A few years student, which helped compared with 2009, with 55% of employers planning to hire recent ago, companies abroad 95% of students get just couldn’t offer the hired by year’s end. To MBA alumni, up five percent from the year before.” financial incentives [to help its students, hire U.S. grads],” says Harvard Business Blair Sheppard, the School enhanced its postings increased by 30% for this summer. school’s dean. “Those salaries have increased job coaching program and launched a program Investment banking and consulting firms in significantly.” in spring 2010 called Network Job Search particular have expanded internship programs. MBA students are regularly receiving job Fellows, which gave up to $500 to second year She predicts: “This will have a huge impact on offers from traditional, bulge bracket job seekers who had to travel to other cities for the number of students who return to campus financial services firms according to findings interviews. The school’s efforts seem to have for their second year with a full time offer.” At the of a new survey by Training The Street paid off; of those seeking ful time jobs, 85% had Booth School 90% of the first year class landed (TTS), a leading corporate training provider received an offer by graduation, up from 83% summer internships, up from 80% last year. for a majority of Wall Street firms and top last year. In years past, Boston Consulting Group business schools. The survey, which In spite of the increase in on-campus visits (BCG) made most of its offers in the fall. This measured the employment trends among and job postings this year, graduates are more year, BCG completed its hiring for full time business school students at the top 25 MBA likely to find jobs through solo search efforts, post-MBAs in the spring, reported Mel programs, found that 69% of respondents including more aggressive networking efforts Wolfgang, a partner and head of Americas received an internship and/or job offer, and and a beefed-up resumé. The best candidates recruiting. “New hires usually begin work 39% have received more than one offer. pick their target industry, talk to people who several months after graduation, but the firm is More specifically, 60% of second year MBAs work there, and connect their skills with the asking them to start sooner.” secured a full time employment offer and company’s needs. This targeted approach is Harvard Business School’s Jana Kierstead, 76% of first year MBAs received a summer more important than ever if graduates are to managing director of MBA career and internship. After bulge bracket banks, 36% of land the job of their choice. professional development, said more recruiters survey respondents reported that boutique TopMBA Career Guide 13

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Women inmanagement By Debeshi Gooptu Bakshi

The director of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode, Dr Debashis Chatterjee made headlines recently when he remarked that women make better managers than men. To demonstrate his point, Chatterjee indicated that IIM Kozhikode has admitted 100 female students this academic year in a bid to equip more women to take up leadership roles in industry


his is a first for any IIM, the institutes known traditionally as male bastions with only a small percentage of women on campus. While there is no official dat a on women in Indian business schools, unofficial estimates indicate that an IIM class has between 10% and 12% female students. According to the QS Applicant Survey 2010, interest in the MBA in India remains very heavily male dominated, with Indian women forming only 19% of respondents to the survey against an international average of 46%. This year, however, it looks like most IIMs are striving to close the gender gap. At IIM Kozhikode, women make up more than 30% of the current batch. This is a marked improvement from last year’s class which had around 10% women. IIM Ahmedabad’s graduating class had 17 women out of a total student strength of 297, comprising about 7%. In the current batch of 2010-2012, the number has increased to just over 10%. At the Indian School of Business (ISB) in Hyderabad, there has been a steady increase in women students over the years. From just 20 in 2002, ISB’s Class of 2011 has 162 women, 28% of the total of 577. “At the ISB, we’ve always believed that a diverse class composition is critical to the overall learning experience. We endeavour to bring


together a class that is diverse on various dimensions - education, professional, geographic, ethnic, and of course, gender,” says V K Menon, senior director, Career Advancement Services & Admissions and Financial Aid at ISB. “Since inception, the ISB has been encouraging women students to apply. We reach out to potential women students in various ways – speaking to alumni groups of top educational institutions, guest lectures at companies, special information sessions and inviting them and their family members to the ISB campus. The ISB has instituted special scholarships for women students, both merit and need based. Some c o m p a ni e s a l s o o f f e r s c h o l a r s h i p s exclusively for women students of the ISB,” adds Menon.

Family friendly campus In order to help women students settle into their academic environment with ease, the school provides a supportive and family friendly campus, which has several facilities for families to stay on campus. About one third of ISB’s students are married and stay on campus with their spouses and kids. There is a day care facility on campus and the institute has links with primary schools in the vicinity. Spouses also have the option of working at the ISB during their one year stay on campus.

The situation in India reflects a rising trend worldwide. Women have been displaying a growing interest in MBA programs across countries. In 2009, for the first time on record, more than two fifths of aspirants to the MBA qualification worldwide were women, according to the QS Applicant Survey. The number of GMAT exams taken by women also hit a record 104,880 during testing year 2009, an increase of 36% during the past five years and the first time female test takers exceeded 100,000 in a single testing year. Ross Geraghty, author of the survey and Managing Editor of, says: “While interest in MBA programs in India is higher than ever before, it is going against the international trend that proportionately fewer Indian women are considering applying for business school, especially at a time when they are most needed. I do expect this trend to change over the next five to ten years to fall more in line with international projections, but I don’t think it will reach 40% for many years.” The fact that Indian business schools are actively recruiting women for their MBA programs indicates that corporate India is becoming increasingly conscious about female talent and their role in organisational growth. There is a growing awareness that a `glass ceiling’ can be a detriment. Global research from Grant Thornton

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International, an accounting and consulting firm, reveals that women still hold less than a quarter of senior management positions in privately held businesses. In India, although there is a small increase in the percentage of women in senior management (15% compared with 14% in 2009), it still ranks in the bottom five globally. “Although an increasing number of women are in senior positions today, it’s still male dominated at the top since most women have to cope with multitasking and striking a balance between personal and professional life. In the end, only the toughest and fittest survive,” says Karishma R Phatarphekar, Partner, Grant Thornton India.

Grant Thornton’s report titled Women in Leadership - The Mascots of Change quotes successful Indian technocrat, Kiran M a j u m d a r S h aw, c h a i r p e r s o n a n d managing director, Biocon Limited, a biotechnology firm. “I have seen a positive shift in gender equality in corporate India. I do believe that women are being provided greater opportunities to participate in strategic areas of management. The major concern that continues to plague women managers is mobility and transferability,” says Shaw. Often women are forced to give up senior management positions if it involves extensive travel or if their spouses are transferred.

Another piece of encouraging news for women MBA aspirants in India is that according to recruiters, more women are likely to join the corporate workforce in the country this year with overall hiring prospects picking up and companies trying to maintain a healthy male-female ratio. Cert ain sectors such as ret ail, t e l e c o m , h o s p i t a l i t y, b a n k i n g a n d outsourcing are likely to attract most of the female talent. With industry and academia rolling out the red carpet, a greater number of women in India will now be encouraged to take up MBA programs and look for rewarding career opportunities in industry.

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Creating globally responsible leaders

By Giselle Weybrecht

Sustainability is increasingly becoming a business reality. Companies around the world are taking it seriously and finding concrete business reasons for getting involved. A recent UN Global Compact-Accenture CEO Study showed that 72% of CEOs say education is the key to moving sustainability forward. This new generation of globally responsible managers is being trained right now in business schools around the world


hile the business sector has been exploring and applying sustainability to their businesses for many years now, business schools have been slow to get involved. However, this is rapidly changing as schools realise that not only are they missing out on opportunities, but that they risk making themselves obsolete by not delivering what students, businesses and society need.

Encouraging change There are several challenges to getting business schools to progress in this area, especially considering that they are often notoriously slow to react and adapt. In June, deans from educational institutions around the world came together in New York for the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management’s second global forum. The six principles, which are meant to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership globally, have been adopted by over 300 educational institutions from around the world. At the event, several deans agreed that, along with individual action by schools themselves, business education accreditation bodies such as AMBA, EQUIS ant AACSB need to become more actively involved by embedding these issues into their accreditation process and by communicating its importance to their global members. 22

Business schools take accreditation programs very seriously. Potential MBA students use these seals of approval to choose the right course within a crowded and competitive marketplace.

Accreditation is the key The QS Applicant Surveys of recent years show that, of the thousands of MBA candidates surveyed, accreditation is one of the most important reasons for selecting a business school. Ross Geraghty, managing editor of and the TopMBA Career Guide says, “With the proliferation of business schools around the world, having at least one recognised stamp of approval from an independent body is extremely important. I think there is room for the three main international accrediting agencies and the most important national or regional bodies to include sustainability, ethics, corporate governance or green issues in how they approve certain schools.” The accreditation networks will prove to be a key player in moving business education to change, both in terms of raising awareness about the topic with their members internationally, but more importantly by making changes to the way that schools become accredited. Currently, sustainability issues do not form part of the accreditation process that business schools internationally need to go

through to get their seal of approval. Many schools carry more than one accreditation seal, meaning that even if one accreditation board begins making sustainability a requirement, we should start to see some changes. Several of these accreditation networks have started to explore these issues more seriously. The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), a network that includes EQUIS accreditation with 730 member organizations from academia, business, public service and consultancy, devoted this year’s annual MBA conference to the theme of developing the responsible leader. They also devoted a part of their Annual Conference to this topic. “Responsible management for a world in transition” was the title of this year’s annual conference for The Association of MBAs (AMBA), which accredits MBA, DBA and MBM programs in 72 countries. The Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which accredits almost 600 institutions worldwide, also dedicated their latest conference in June to sustainability.

International discussion These organizations are not just dedicating conferences to this topic for their members, they are also starting to take part in international discussions on the topic of sustainability and how to develop a globally

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responsible leader. EQUIS, AMBA and the AACSB are all on the steering committee for the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (UNPRME). More recent members that joined the steering committee this year include The Central and East European Management Development Association (CEEMAN) with 170 institutions and the Latin American Council of Management Schools (CLADEA) with 140 affiliated schools. Along with over 300 educational institutions, which are members of the UNPRME, this represents the potential for real change on an international level. There are a growing number of academic and business events around the world showing that the importance of this topic is on the rise and that perhaps finally business education is starting to take this seriously - but is that enough? The challenge now will be to push beyond discussing the import ance of these issues to really exploring practically how to embed this into business education. The next step will be to embed sustainability into the accreditation process. Once this occurs, business schools looking to get or renew their accreditation will be required to t ake these issues seriously. The challenge now will be to see if and how they will do it.

Business schools Business schools are exploring a variety of ways to provide MBA students with the experiences and knowledge to become globally responsible leaders beyond just providing the standard course on ethics. Many business schools are providing opportunities for students to learn about business realities in countries around the world through exchange programs, and also by setting up second campuses abroad. London Business School has recently set up a campus in Dubai and provides opportunities for students to study on both of their campuses. Schools are also opening centres to explore different elements of what globally responsible leaders should look like, research that will hopefully influence the curricula. Oxford University’s Saïd Business School has the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship which explores ways to create the next generation of entrepreneurs who can create transformative change. The Euro-China Centre for Leadership and Responsibility at the China Europe International Business School has been exploring the development of responsible leadership in the Chinese organization since 2005. Globally responsible leadership also requires engaging future business leaders from all corners of the earth. There is a growing number of business schools around the world,

all of a varying quality. For example, only five schools in Africa hold any form of international quality accreditation. The University of Stellenbosch Business School in South Africa is one of the institutions that is taking part in international discussions on this topic. However, it isn’t just business schools and academics looking at this topic. MBA students are getting actively involved as well and in some cases, taking matters into their own hands. Student networks such as Net Impact and AIESEC are exploring these ideas within the school level clubs by investigating these themes and pushing for changes from the inside of their schools. Recently a group of students from Harvard Business School created the MBA Oath, a voluntary pledge that graduating and current MBAs can sign, focused on creating value, both responsibly and ethically. Despite the increasing discussion about the importance of creating globally responsible leaders, we are not there yet. There is still a considerable way to go in translating these discussions into concrete experiences for students. The good news is that things are changing and the new intakes of MBA students will increasingly have more options. Giselle Weybrecht is the author of The Sustainable MBA: The Manager’s Guide to Green Business (

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It’s slowly warming up out there,

but it’s not hot yet. David Williams takes the temperature of the MBA recruitment market.


alk to careers advisors and senior figures at leading business schools and they say very similar things. Their recruitment numbers are about level with 2009; they’re cautiously optimistic that the market is improving, but they’re not yet certain. Business schools are of course not in the habit of advertising declining post-MBA job opportunities, and a number of schools that were approached for this article were reluctant to comment. This has made it difficult to gauge how certain the thaw has been. Jim Clayton, Director of the Graduate Career Management Center at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona St ate University says: “In general, things are about where they were this time last year, although there are more and more organizations beginning to post jobs. Things are warming up, but they’re not hot yet.” For Clayton, it’s too early to be able to tell whether this [rise in] hiring is going to be sustained or not. The areas in which he can perceive growth in demand are the banks and healthcare. In these industries, he is seeing new healthcare organizations coming on to campus for the first time, while Bank of America has become one of this year’s biggest recruiters. “As we come out of this recession, it may just be that, as Bank of America were one of the first organizations affected, to let people go, they may just be one of the first

to bring people back,” he says. Across the Atlantic, Leon Richards, manager recruiter relationships at Warwick Business School in the UK has a similar view: “We saw a big reduction on financial services last year,” he says, “but this year they seem to be coming back. For example, we have had Barclays on campus for the first time ever. Last year, activity across all industries stayed steady,

they were hiring less systematically. “A number of sectors are taking the lead out of the recession, particularly for example technology-driven sectors such as Internet, media, e-commerce, hardware and software manufacturing, and telecoms,” says Jurek Sikorski, associate director at London Business School’s Careers Service with responsibility for business development (healthcare and technology). Undoubtedly, there has been a lot of churn as business schools have sought out new types of employer to bring onto campus. The impression given is that if hiring is rising, it is because lots of non-traditional, mediumsized and smaller firms are being tempted onto campus by the prospect of under-employed MBAs. In this way they are making up for the drop in demand from more traditional employers. On top of this, according to Leon Richards at Warwick, these traditional recruiters are naturally much more budget-conscious than they once were. Given that the cost of visiting campuses, running assessment centres and tying up the time of senior management can be as much as GBP15,000 per hire, in these straightened economic times it has made sense for recruiters to streamline this expense by concentrating on fewer schools, regardless of whether their numbers of recruits are actually up or down. A similar cost-cutting trend identified at Warwick is for MBA employers to utilise social networking practices. This allows them to

“A final trend is the tendency for today’s MBA recruitment to be orientated towards the emerging markets. Many companies have revised their business plans to target these areas as a source of future growth and this is where they are going to need their people.”


and the drops in financial services and consulting were offset perhaps by rises in demand from the energy industry and the public sector. This meant everything stayed level. Financial services and consulting dropped away at the beginning of this academic year but have been the first to pick up in 2010.”

Industries in the frame Other sectors that seem to be increasing hiring needs are strategy consulting, FMCG (fast moving consumer goods), technology and telecoms. This latter sector is of course maturing, and a number of companies are now putting together MBA recruitment programmes whereas before

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establish longer-term relationships with candidates, so putting the talent pool on tap for when they need it and saving money on the costs of traditional recruitment.

Political failure The MBA recruitment market is not simply a result of the economic climate; other factors can have an effect. Green energy for example was much touted at the beginning of the recession as an industry that offered a strategic direction for companies to take from the recession. “During these difficult times, finding a new driver of our economy is going to be critical,” says Professor Javier Carrillo, Executive Director of the Centre for EcoIntelligent Management at IE Business School in Madrid in early 2009. “I think that that the

environmental challenge will definitely provide a strategic direction to industry.” Unfortunately the failure of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – the Copenhagen Conference – has left this industry without a way forward. “In terms of green energy, there was obviously the disappointment associated with the Copenhagen conference in that it didn’t come out with a clear statement of what governments needed to do,” says Jurek Sikorski at London Business School (LBS) “This of course would have really spurred the sector as it would have given

companies clarity on their future strategic direction.” Something similar could be said about banking and financial services which is still waiting for politicians to agree on the shape of new national and international regulatory frameworks.

Have MBA, will travel A final trend is the tendency for today’s MBA recruitment to be orientated towards the emerging markets. Many companies have revised their business plans to target these areas as a source of future growth and this is where they are going to need their people. “Companies are hiring into Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia,” says Sikorski at LBS. “Flexibility and mobility are therefore the big requirements for candidates. The MBA resource asset is something that can be moved around. Companies do see things this way and in their requirements they stipulate they don’t only want skills, experience and strong intellectual horsepower but are also looking for flexibility and mobility so t h a t t h ei r business can benefit anywhere in the world.”

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Employees engage incorporate


By Giselle Weybrecht

As more and more companies become focused on embedding sustainability principles into their organizations, they are increasingly recognising the key role that their employees play in making these efforts a success. They are realising that taking sustainability seriously goes beyond merely producing a sustainability report; it is about getting the whole company to move together and this requires the active engagement of their employees


ake any company in the world today and you are likely to find at least one employee who has an interest and passion in sustainability. Sometimes these employees sit back and wait for the company to tell them what they can do to apply that interest to the company. Sometimes they take things into their own hands and start making things happen. eBay’s green team, which was started by just a handful of interested employees, now has over 2,400 employee members from across the company working on everything from eliminating plastic cups in break rooms to encouraging eBay to build large solar installations at their San Jose, California headquarters. Companies around the world


increasingly have green teams and are supporting the initiatives and ideas coming out of these teams and rightly so. Participation in Green Teams provides opportunities for employees to be more engaged in their workplace, and engaged employees usually make for better employees. Research from the Hay Group shows that highly engaged employees can improve business performance by up to 30% and that fully engaged employees are 2.5 times more likely to exceed performance expectations than their “disengaged� colleagues. Research also shows that employees who feel engaged in their workplace are less likely to leave. Considering that replacing an employee often costs two or three times his or her salary,

keeping employees happy and motivated significantly reduces recruiting and attrition costs, as well as reducing absenteeism.

The tip of the iceberg Green Teams are only the tip of the iceberg, however. By limiting the way employees are engaged in sustainability issues to just green teams, companies are missing out on a whole range of opportunities that can be beneficial to both the employees and the business. Companies looking into sustainability and what the business case is for them are starting to realise that their greatest source of knowledge and ability to move forward is by listening to and engaging their employees in their sustainability strategy.

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authority to run their own show ranked 4th however. If you ask their employees what IBM is one of several companies that has for managers but only 15th for organizations. “Planet me” is they will be able to explain it and gone further, by actually inviting its employees are proud to tell you how they have applied to help determine the company’s overall lessons they have learnt at work about strategy. IBM’s Big Green Innovations program Wide range of approaches sustainability to their home life too. includes environmental initiatives focused on As the survey rightly puts it, “Organizations do Although many companies believe that advancing water management, alternative not motivate people, people motivate people”. employee engagement in sustainability is energy and carbon management. The idea Because people are motivated by a wide range important, they are also still unclear about how came out of the IBM innovation jam in 2006, of factors, companies need to provide a range to do it successfully. Many employees, when which involved 150,000 employees blogging of different ways for employees to become asked about what their company is doing in for two to three days and resulted in 30-40,000 engaged. Unilever’s Vitality Program, new ideas. These were launched in 2005, narrowed down to ten focuses on that the company encouraging “By limiting the way employees are engaged in sustainability issues to just d e ci d e d t o a d o p t healthier lifestyles, green teams, companies are missing out on a whole range of opportunities strategically, one of by promoting which was Big Green. wellbeing of that can be beneficial to both the employees and especially the business.” Several other employees in terms companies are of fitness of body, increasingly engaging heart, mind and employees in identifying opportunities to bring spirit. Intel Corporation’s Involved Program sustainability and how they are engaging them sustainability into their operations, to identify enables employees to volunteer thousands of in these activities, say they don’t know, and they problem areas and come up with solutions. 3M hours in the communities where they work, are not alone. A recent survey by Brighter Planet Corporation started their Pollution Prevention while Accenture allows employees to work on in February of 2010 said that about 86% of Program (also known as 3P) back in 1975, non-profit consulting projects in developing respondents said they were not being engaged by which involves employees in identifying countries through the Accenture their employers on sustainability, even though opportunities to be more sustainable. It aims to Development Partnership. the same amount said that their organization prevent pollution at the source, in products and Fully engaging employees in a company’s promotes employee sustainability. Only 14% of manufacturing. To date 3P has resulted in the sustainability strategy can pay big dividends in the employees said they were aware of their elimination of more than three billion pounds terms of employee satisfaction, productivity companies having an employee sustainability of pollution but more importantly has saved the and helping a company’s profitability. engagement policy at all. company nearly US$1.4 billion. The program Patagonia, a well known outdoor clothing The problem often comes down to relies on voluntary participation of 3M company, where sustainability is deeply companies not adequately recognising what employees around the globe who have embedded into everything the company does, motivates and engages their employees in completed more than 8,100 projects to date. gets thousands of applicants for one job the first place. A survey conducted by opening, arguably because of the image its Ashridge Business School looked at what sustainability strategy promotes. Organizations motivates individuals to work versus what Beyond talk to action are full of employees interested, ready and approaches organizations are adopting to Global transport company TNT which willing to be engaged in sustainability. Many ensure employees are engaged and employs more than 160,000 people, calls their companies believe they can’t afford motivated in the workplace. They found sustainability initiative Planet Me. Planet Me engagement, but maybe they should be asking that what managers want and what is all about measuring and monitoring their themselves if they can really afford not to organizations think managers want are CO 2 performance, improving the CO 2 engage their employees in sustainability? completely different. Performance-related efficiency of their core operational activities pay and incentive schemes came first when and engaging their employees to adopt ranked by organizations, but only seventh sustainable behaviour at work and at home. Giselle Weybrecht is the author of “The Sustainable on managers’ motivations. Having the TNT’s focus goes beyond just a nice name MBA: The Manager’s Guide to Green Business”.

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Payingfor an MBA: Issues for international students By Michael Katz

Michael is a nationally known professional and expert in the field of financing student higher education in the U.S., particularly at the graduate and professional level. He has held positions at universities as well as in the corporate sector. He has served on numerous university, state, regional, national, corporate and Congressional committees.


he MBA-financing story in the U.S. is quite different for U.S. citizens and international students. Citizens and permanent residents of the United States can access federal student loan programs that will mostly satisfy the total cost of an MBA at federally eligible participating schools. The federal Stafford Student Loan Program and the Federal Graduate PLUS Program in combination can provide funds up to the total cost of attendance. However, international students in need of loan funds will have to consider application to private education loan programs as they are ineligible for federal funds through the U.S. Department of Education. Prior to the recent financial crisis there were a number of student loan providers that had programs designed for international students studying in the U.S. There were a sizeable number of these competitive programs and some even made these loans available to international students without an eligible U.S. co-signer while others required one. A credit-worthy U.S. co-signer is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who has passed all the financial tests required of the issuing bank and is willing to sign the promissory along with the student borrower. They are legally responsible for repaying the loan if the primary borrower, the student, does not do so. The impact of global financial issues and particularly those in the U.S., where the credit markets have tightened significantly, has resulted in many of these programs terminating. 28

Unfortunately, most insist on international students applying with credit-worthy U.S. co-signers. This has created quite a predicament and urgency for admissions directors at business schools that at the height of the admissions process in fall 2008 were left without any financing options for their international students.

Talk to the business school The first and most important source of information for all students regarding the options for financing their MBA is the business school itself. The process of researching information on available sources of financial assistance usually starts during the admissions process, when student financial assistance

programs offered by the school are described. After that, the student financial aid office will be key in discussing the fine details of program options and the process. In the current environment it is certain that emphasis will be placed on the importance of securing an eligible U.S. co-signer as this will be a requirement for most programs. This is usually a close relationship in the U.S. who is a family member, close friend, colleague or even a prospective employer. An article in Business Week (January 4, 2010) entitled, A Financial Lifeline for Foreign MBA Students, mentioned a new student loan program in which some U.S. business school are participating. The Affiliated Loan Program for Students (ALPS) is financed by Deutsche

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Bank. Business schools must be deemed eligible to participate in the ALPS program by the financial institutions supporting the program and schools must agree to certain responsibilities. This appears to be a unique option for international MBA students since they are not required to have an eligible U.S. co-signer. This is a very unusual scenario at a time when loan programs have either become defunct or have made eligibility criteria far more stringent than in the past. First signs are that schools and students who are participating in ALPS hail the program as being extremely efficient and user-friendly. The widely read Student Lending Analytics Blog (September 18, 2009) in the article entitled, What’s the Average Rate On A Private Loan Today? talks about average interest rates on private student loans. Although a difficult number to quantify given varying terms and conditions and dynamic economic times, it states that, “current LIBOR (London InterBank Offered Rate) rates and margin information on the largest lenders leads to a new estimate that the average interest on a private student loan is 9.5% - 10.0%.” Keep in mind that the interest rate is only one of a number of factors that must be assessed when considering different loan options. These other factors include, but are not limited to: the frequency of capitalization, which is the accumulation of interest on interest; interestrate ceilings and repayment provisions such as forbearance and deferment, which are options during the repayment cycle that permit borrowers to suspend making payments. Student financial aid staff at business schools as well as those partners involved in the individual loan programs are well equipped to guide and counsel you on terms, conditions, rights and responsibilities in all programs.

Other avenues – MBA scholarships and grants So far I haven’t mentioned other avenues of funding, primarily because students who

international students. However, it is worthwhile exploring scholarship and grant programs by initially asking admissions staff and then continuing your effort with the student financial aid office. Given the power of the Internet, it certainly is worth looking at the availability of scholarship and grant sources using computer generated searches. Focus

“The process of researching information on available sources of financial assistance usually starts during the admissions process, when student financial assistance programs offered by the school are described.”

require external funding usually secure that funding with student loans. Although scholarship and grant assist ance are available they make up for a very small percentage of funds used to pay for MBA programs by both domestic and

attention on programs available through your home country, local community, religious organizations, social organizations or current or prospective employers. No stone should be left unturned. However be wary when considering any organization that

charges a fee or mentions guarantees regarding securing scholarships or grants. The best sources are those which are free to the consumer such as Remember, if an offer looks too good to be true, it probably is. In summary, the message to all students contemplating attending business school is that funds are available. If you are a domestic student, funds are plentiful, assuming your overall financial well-being is healthy and you plan to attend a school authorized to participate in the federal student loan programs. If you are an international student your options are far fewer with private educational loan programs your only realistic student loan option. There are fewer of these programs available today than there were in the past and the vast majority requires an eligible, credit-worthy U.S. co-signer. Your primary source for the latest information on funding options is the student financial aid office at the schools you are most seriously considering. TopMBA Career Guide 29

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China’s robust economy

means job opportunities


By Mary Anne Thompson, President and Founder, Going Global, Inc. (

Growth across all job sectors keeps China looking for qualified talent to fill positions


hina boasts not only the world’s third largest economy, but also its fastest growing. The Economist reports the country’s rapid recovery from the global economic downturn is due “largely to its enormous monetary and fiscal stimulus” plan. China’s economy is robust, and this is evident in its record employment growth. A recent survey of 3,067 Chinese employers by Manpower, Inc., a global employment services provider, reveals the most active hiring pace the country has seen in years. Across all sectors, hiring expectations are more than twice as high as last year. The highest expectations are in the Banking and Financial Services sector, with 79 percent of respondents to Manpower’s survey planning to increase headcount. Domestic and overseas banks are creating many new positions and offering higher pay to attract needed candidates. The need for financial talent in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou is urgent, with reports of as many as nine job vacancies for every professional, and the situation may grow worse. The talent hunt is especially intense in these cities, because they are home to a number of financial companies, according to a report issued by, a leading recruitment website in the financial sector. The five financial positions most in demand include stockbrokers, futures managers, fund managers, client managers at banks and investment managers. Expectations are nearly as high for the IT sector, where 71 percent of respondents expect to recruit more staff. IT employers suffered during the downturn, but as budgets are “unfrozen,” demand for many types of IT specialists is growing rapidly. As Chinese companies continue to expand, some are experiencing difficulty filling new positions. Manpower surveyed 1,384 Chinese 32

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employers to determine the extent to which talent shortages are impacting today’s labour markets. The results were revealed in the 2010 Global Talent Shortage study and showed 40 percent of Chinese employers are having difficulty filling positions due to the lack of suitable talent in their markets. Among the most difficult positions to fill in China are: production operators, technicians, management/executives, sales managers, sales representatives, restaurants and hotel staff, engineers and IT staff. There is also great demand for talent to fill new energy jobs in businesses ranging from wind to solar. These companies include well-known international giants such as Danish wind power equipment maker Vestas, as well as an increasing number of domestic companies, including Himin Solar, which launched an ambitious recruitment plan this year. One reason for the current shortage of science and technology talent in China may be the long-term brain drain of the country’s best and brightest, who left home for education and employment abroad, according to China Business Review. Also many Chinese science and

technology graduates do not meet the international standards or global orientation currently in demand by employers. Despite the need for talent, the outlook for expatriates in China is not optimistic. World leading HR consulting and outsourcing company Hewitt reports the global economic crisis has caused many companies to reconsider the management of their expatriate assignments and packages in the downturn. The study revealed only 11.3 percent of companies planned to expand the expatriate population last year, and 51.7 percent planned to maintain it. The study also showed Asian assignees at the levels of director and manager were most affected, while the demand continued for top executives. Many companies in China are working hard to retain the talent they have even as they search for more to fill new positions. Raises of 10 to 20 percent are common in China, as talent shortages make retention vital. Both figures are much higher than for the other Asian markets. A survey by Antal, showed 73 percent of Chinese organizations expect to hire managerial

Recommended Job Sites (Chinese and English) One of China’s leading recruitment websites, was founded in 1997 by Alliance Consulting Ltd., the first foreign headhunting company in Mainland China., a bilingual job board, has a vast amount of job information for Chinese and foreign companies and jobseekers. This website also provides a professional résumé/CV centre free of charge to jobseekers

Insight.China (English) Insight.China is a joint project of the ‘New Times International Education Services’ and ‘Hebei Province International Education and Exchange Association.’ This joint project, endorsed by the Hebei Education Bureau, brings together the resources of both parties to promote exchange between China and the rest of the world

FESCO China (Chinese, English, and Japanese) Beijing Foreign Enterprise Human Resources Service Co., Ltd. (FESCO) is the first professional service provider in China that offers a wide variety of human resources solutions to foreign enterprises, representative offices, financial institutions and business entities. It serves nearly 6,000 foreign and domestic companies from more than 100 countries and regions. It also provides services to nearly 100,000 Chinese staff who are working as officers, advisors, technology R&D staff, marketing and sales representatives, human resources managers and administrators

Amrop Hever China (English) Amrop Hever China, part of the Amrop Hever Group, is located in Beijing and is one of the world’s largest partnerships of independent and entrepreneurial executive search companies. While the focus is on executive search services, it also operates in the areas of executive development and executive education

staff over the next three months. Combined with a relatively low rate of letting people go (17 percent), the results indicate a strong employment market which is improving all the time. As China works to harness talent within and without its borders to fill an abundance of positions, its economy continues to grow. A major player on the world stage, it is a country to watch as it sets trends in growing sectors like green technology and breaks its own employment growth records.

Tips for a successful job interview in China punctual. Punctuality is • Be extremely important in China. Timeliness for an interview is of the utmost importance. It is considered a serious insult to be late or cancel an appointment

dress is required at the • Formal interview handshake in greeting is to • Abelight expected, although it is best to follow the lead of the interviewer

posture, a quiet voice and a • Good respect for silence are all desirable traits and will be respected by the interviewer

Chinese Protocol and Business Etiquette and accessories should be • Clothes stylish but discreet. For men, traditional dark business suits in subdued colours are appropriate. Women typically wear suits or more formal dresses. Shoes should be flat or with very low heels, especially if one is taller than the host

entertainment in China • Business consists of an evening meal, a

banquet or perhaps attendance at a cultural event

women have the same • Officially, rights as men in the workplace.

Foreign businesswomen can expect to be treated with great respect and courtesy; however, they may still find the Chinese are more likely to defer to a male colleague, assuming the male is naturally the decision maker


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U.S. businesses are hiring again By Mary Anne Thompson, Founder and President, Going Global, Inc. (

As its economy recovers from the global recession, the U.S. begins a slow but steady hiring trend across most job sectors


Network administrators, information systems home health workers and physical therapist aides fter at least two years of suffering through security managers and systems engineers are are in demand throughout the U.S. Many other rounds of layoffs, staff deficiencies and among the most advertised positions. job sectors have also experienced consistent financial uncertainty due to the global While there are abundant needs in certain hiring increases of at least 10% in the first half of recession, American businesses are finally hiring established industries, many new hires will also 2010. Chief among these are the customer again. Though most regions of the country are be for emerging industries. Hiring managers, service, sales, information technology, still not seeing significant hiring yet, the U.S. is 41% of whom plan to hire within the next six administration, business development and cautiously optimistic about its future. According months, are recruiting for jobs focused on new accounting/finance sectors. to economic experts, it may take the country areas such as social media, green energy, global In the area of accounting and finance, tax three to four years to return to pre-recession relations and healthcare reform. accountants, compliance directors and credit employment levels, but certain sectors are 22% of employers report some hiring will managers are most in demand as businesses seek wasting no time beefing up staff now that they also be for unfilled positions for which they have financial professionals who can help manage have the green light to hire. been unable to find St atistics sh ow qualified candidates. healthcare support The areas of IT, occupations have already “In the area of accounting and finance, tax accountants, compliance customer service and experienced major c o m mu ni c a t i o n s increases in hiring activity directors and credit managers are most in demand as businesses seek report the greatest over the last several financial professionals who can help manage costs and enhance skills deficits. Many months. Of the 20 fastestcompanies have growing occupations in profitability as the country exits the recession.� begun to look for the U.S. economy, half are creative ways to fill related to health care, due these and other in large part to the aging of positions. Some are looking to skilled freelance costs and enhance profitability as the country the baby boomer generation. In addition, as or contract workers to move their businesses exits the recession. In the area of IT, professionals health care costs continue to rise, work is forward. By going this route, companies alleviate who are able to tie IT initiatives to larger business increasingly being delegated to lower-paid the cost of hiring full time workers before the objectives, helping their firms become more workers in order to save money. Physician economy is more stable. Some businesses are efficient and reduce costs, are most in demand. assistants, medical assistants, dental hygienists, 34

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choosing to rehire retirees, while still others are looking beyond the U.S. to find needed talent. Looking outside U.S. borders will also help to diversify a company’s work force, something many American businesses would like to do. In order to attract talent, many U.S. companies also plan to provide new employees with greater flexibility in the hope this will help retain those who may consider switching jobs when the economy fully recovers.

Interviewing Advice an interview, act confident, • During team-oriented and positive. It is appropriate to give oneself credit for accomplishments and achievements. Do not be shy about truthfully communicating ambitions and successes. In the United States, this is perceived as showing self-confidence.

Graduate hiring While hiring is increasing across the country and in many sectors, those fresh out of school still may have trouble securing a job quickly. A recent report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) finds companies surveyed expect to hire fewer graduates from the class of 2010. Starting salary offers for new graduates are also down. sees salaries and benefits, for new and current employees, continuing to stay tight over the next year. It may take a while before companies feel secure enough to give employees a bump up in pay. As the U.S. begins to recover from the economic recession, its businesses are focused on rehiring laid-off workers, replacing lowerperforming employees and steadily expanding their work forces. Every region of the country has increased its hiring activity by approximately 20% over the last six months. Employment services industry leader Manpower Inc. reports 95 of the nation’s 100 largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas have a positive hiring outlook for the upcoming quarter. Expectations are that American businesses will continue their hiring trend well into the foreseeable future.

interviewers will also • American be impressed if the discussion

focuses on customer value, shows how the applicant has been an effective team player, and demonstrates how he or she has worked creatively and independently. A positive attitude is very important. Most employers seek people who are positive, upbeat and energetic.

Direct eye contact while speaking and listening is also vital. The failure to make eye contact may be interpreted as a sign of boredom, disinterest, lack of confidence or even dishonesty.

Recommended Job Sites CareerBuilder CareerBuilder, a partnership of several major newspapers, is one of the largest career websites in the United States. USAJobs This is the official career website of the US federal government, providing access to thousands of federal jobs through its comprehensive database. Jobseekers can create and store a résumé and apply to various federal positions on the USAJobs website. USAJobs also features an ‘Information Center’ that explains the federal hiring process, federal job terminology, and special opportunities for students and other populations.

Cultural Advice/Protocol and Business Etiquette are many styles of •There management within the country,

usually reflecting the type of work that is done within a company. Regulated or government-serving companies tend to be the most conservative, while businesses serving the public tend to be more creative and informal.

the business environment •Because in the United States is highly

competitive in all industries, American companies are constantly seeking more effective methods of management and more efficient practices among their employees to boost productivity, lower costs and reduce attrition.

managers are required to •American remain aware of trends and new developments in management techniques and adjust their management practices to take advantage of these advances in knowledge. Jobs are continuously created and eliminated, and an employee’s responsibilities may change over time. is a global database of internships and entry-level positions for students, recent graduates and other individuals who are changing careers. The jobs database can be searched for positions in the United States and internationally. Spherion Offering the flexibility of temporary, temp-to-hire and directhire positions, Spherion has placed millions of talented people in jobs spanning industries such as accounting and finance, technology, engineering and manufacturing, law, sales and marketing, and human resources. Mary Anne Thompson is the Founder and President of Going Global, Inc. ( a subscription database service that contains career and employment information for more than 80 locations.


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Responsible leadership the truth By Dan Beaudry

about risk

On July 20th, United States President Barack Obama signed into law a bill expanding the government’s regulatory reach into US financial markets. The significant new powers of oversight assumed by regulators are intended to stave off a repeat of the financial collapse of 2008, and indicate deepened distrust of corporate leadership


exposes them to the firm’s several specialized governmental oversight) hinges more than hether the financial crisis was practice units through variety in project ever on determining which levels of risk are primarily caused by a lapse in assignments, and familiarizes them with acceptable and which aren’t worth the business judgment or a breach of Hitachi Consulting’s proprietary project possible rewards. Forward-thinking MBA ethics is still the subject of lively debate; but it’s m a n a g e m e n t a n d d e ci s i o n - m a k i n g recruiters are working hard to make sure their clear that corporate leaders won’t be enjoying as methodology. The methodology, which has new MBA hires are well prepared to make many decision-making liberties in the days to been formed over many years of operation, these important decisions. come. gives new consultants the confidence to step “Risk is not necessarily bad,” says Todd One thing is for sure: we’ve been here into the various leadership opportunities that Vician, Manager of Campus Recruiting for before. The issue of responsible leadership emerge within Hitachi. Hitachi Consulting. “What’s bad is not being seems to resurface after every corporate Hit achi Consulting’s generalist up front with the client about the risk, not scandal (remember Enron?), and inspires “consulting core” approach suggests that being transparent and not building in a risk renewed discussion around ethics and the responsible decision-making stems from mitigation strategy.” As a technology and MBA. With the onset of this latest financial developing familiarity and perspective. management consulting company, Hitachi crisis, and an increasingly interdependent Sumera Hassan, Senior Director of HR & Consulting lives and breathes decisioneconomy, we find ourselves asking a familiar Global Recruitment at Revlon, agrees. making and change. Consultants at Hitachi question: What are companies doing to Revlon’s philosophy in ensure that the next developing its MBA hires generation of corporate into leaders is to provide leaders handles our economy “Risk is not necessarily bad. What’s bad is not being up them with the depth and responsibly? front with the client about the risk, not being transparent breadth of experience they “Leadership” has become need to underst and the a buzzword, yet it is still not and not building in a risk mitigation strategy.” impact of their decisions easily defined. “Responsible across all stakeholders. To leadership” is perhaps even deliver this experience, more challenging to Revlon rotates its high performers through need to know what risk is acceptable and articulate. Let’s face it, running a responsible high-impact parts of the organization towards what isn’t. To help them make these business means more than just being more senior roles. “We’ll hire [some] people judgments effectively, new Hit achi philanthropic, sustainable and green (key directly into brand marketing, and then when Consulting hires undergo 90-100 training pieces of the popular Corporate Social we feel someone’s ready, we’ll tap them on hours per year selected with the guidance of Responsibility movement). It also means the shoulder for something else.” The true an assigned career advisor. New hires also taking calculated risks, creating value for leaders, according to Hassan, are those who begin their careers as part of a generalist stakeholders and driving profit. Success in embrace these changes; not those who fuss “consulting core” practice team that both business (and minimising the need for


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about moving from the specific field they may have studied for. Marketing is at the core of Revlon’s business. New MBA’s can enter into any one of several marketing areas and “move from one brand to another seamlessly” adds Hassan. And these moves are critical to developing responsibility at the top because they deliver perspective that wouldn’t be possible from only one department. “If you’re going to do x, you need to understand what the impact of x is on your shareholders, employees and customers,” says Hassan. At Revlon, responsible leadership comes from broad vision and seeing the connections between constituents that might initially seem unrelated.

Development Program, so that participants “can experience and learn from leadership in action,” says Jody Demty, Relationship and Program Coordinator, Recruiting and Staffing at the Boston-based company. Packaging new recruits with seasoned executives is a popular way to deliver experience by osmosis. What is the role of business schools in all of this? Developing a core of responsible leaders isn’t accomplished solely after the hire, say recruiters. The whole process starts with hiring the right people, and recruiters look to quality MBA programs to lay the foundations of leadership. Finding graduates with leadership experience, either on campus

issues that can arise from group work. Both Vician and Demty note that their respective organizations have a preference for recruiting at MBA programs that find creative ways to inject leadership development into the curriculum – such as emphasising group learning. “If people aren’t communicating and working well together, this business won’t work,” notes Demty. Group work requires mutual coaching and delivering feedback – both critical aspects of responsible leadership. As business schools, government regulators and companies try to foster responsible leadership in the corporate world, it seems that accountability, perspective and

One traditional way to confer perspective is to put your emerging leaders under the guidance of your existing leaders. This approach is alive and well, and seems increasingly formalised. Financial services firm John Hancock assigns an executive mentor to each MBA hire in its Leadership

or in a prior job, is a necessary starting point for most development programs. “People we hire need to have been in some sticky situations and articulate how they’ve handled them,” says Hitachi Consulting’s Todd Vician. “They need to be familiar with the accountability of being on a team” and all the

risk assessment are three key elements that are getting special attention. Will tomorrow’s leaders be able to reverse the distrust born from the recent financial collapse? The continued popularity of the MBA degree suggests that many employers, business schools and students are betting yes. TopMBA Career Guide 37

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The Career Guide talked to

Derek S. Carter

Diversity Recruiting Strategy, Executive Talent Acquisition, 3M Human Resources Derek S. Carter

What makes 3M a strong company to work for in the area of sustainability? 3M views sustainability as a way to help meet society’s needs now, while supporting the ability of future generations to meet their needs. 3M has supported economic, social and environmental sustainability for over 70 years. Due to our efforts in this area, we have been regularly included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, which tracks the performance of the leading sustainability-driven global companies. Our executive leadership let it be known that over the next several years, 3M will continue to reduce volatile air emissions by an additional 25 percent, improve energy efficiency by 20 percent and reduce waste by 20 percent. The company has already exceeded its goal to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent since 1990. These aren’t simply lofty aspirations, but definitive goals that we plan to achieve through our hallmark – innovation: the art and science of applying creativity to develop useful and unique solutions.

Why are big businesses becoming so involved in the area of Diversity? 3M defines diversity as differences that make us unique. We recognize and leverage the multiple aspects of diversity in order to help create an environment in which everyone can thrive and contribute to 3M’s growth and success. Our leaders believe that the essential elements of success are simple - that if we value people, our organization will triumph. Those that try to make us all the same, look the same, think the same, speak the same and behave the same will fail. 3M’s Diversity team is responsible for the company’s diversity strategy – We are determined for 3M is to be known as one of the top diversity companies in the country. This year has seen an increased focus on our diversity efforts as we continue to strive for an employee population that reflects our country’s population. 38

Fortune 500 companies that have been financially successful during the most recent decade tended to have a common theme running through their organizations – valuing diversity. Fortune magazine compared shareholder’s return from the top 25 diversity practicing companies to the return of the large cap market from 2001 – 2004. The diversity practicing firms that were well known for valuing diversity had an average return of close to 97%! The overall large cap market had a less than 5% return over that same time period.

What career positions or projects can MBAs aspire to work on at 3M? In a multi-faceted company like 3M, you’ll discover many career options with multiple growth opportunities – across functions, markets, technologies and locations. Our MBAs are generally found in one of three functions: HR, Finance and/or Marketing/Strategy. Each function can be a part of either our Corporate Staff Groups or one of our Big Businesses (Consumer & Office, Display & Graphics, Electro and Communications, HealthCare, Industrial & Transportation and Safety, Security and Protection). One of the many benefits of working for 3M is that full and part-time employees are eligible for tuition reimbursement.

How does your company encourage leadership development? 3M’s approach to leadership is similar to our approach to innovation – it’s not a formulaic process. We start with hiring good people and then give them the opportunity to grow and succeed. We help them build experience, knowledge and confidence through strategic assignments. 3M believes a successful leader will demonstrate certain attributes which will allow us to compete in the global marketplace: • Thinks from the Outside In • Drives Innovation and Growth • Develops, Teaches and Engages Others • Makes Courageous Decisions • Leads with Energy, Passion and Urgency • Lives 3M Values In order to develop these leadership behaviors, 3M invests in core programs like the Accelerated Leadership Development Program (ALDP), Executive Mentoring and Developmental Assignments. These types of

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programs are designed to take our employees from where they currently are in their leadership skills to the next level – whatever that may be. In the last 12 months, we have been recognized by both Business Week and Chief Executive Magazines as one of the top companies for leaders.

How would a candidate impress 3M? 3M looks for candidates that have an unwavering commitment to our values, courage to make tough decisions, good instincts, focus and a desire to leave the world better off than they found it. In addition to these characteristics, 3M’s use of behavior interviews helps to identify people whose talents are similar to those of top performers in the company. Employees operating from talents appropriate to the role are easier to manage, learn the role more quickly, and adapt more readily to changes. Also, employees who use their talents are more productive, produce higher quality results and exceed expectations. People are born with specific talents. Other behaviors and skill sets are learned through experience and then developed. A candidate’s experience is important because it helps you avoid mistakes, navigate familiar situations, become more efficient and even increases your confidence. However, Dr. Olivier Blanchard from MIT explained it best when he said, “experience is a facilitator - talent is a catalyst. Talent, not experience, lays the foundation for innovation” – the cornerstone of 3M.

What are 3M’s newest innovative products or technologies? We have more than 40 technology platforms that are the foundation for over 50,000 products. Because innovation is at the core of our culture, 3M invests over $1 Billion annually in Research and Development. 3M’s continued focus on innovation, combined with enthusiasm, creativity and hard work, is creating a stronger and faster-growing company. The company’s innovation is continually validated outside of the company — most recently with two Gold Awards at the Edison Best New Product Awards gala, presented by the Discovery Channel in New York City earlier this month. The prestigious Gold Award is the top honor given by the Edison Awards Steering Committee for product excellence in innovation, creativity and ingenuity, as demonstrated by the award’s namesake, inventor Thomas Alva Edison. 3M was recognized for its Mobile Projection Technology in the Technology category, and the 3M™ Littmann® Electronic Stethoscope Model 3200 with Zargis Cardioscan software in the Electronics and Computers category. Sarah Miller Caldicott, great-grandniece of Thomas Edison, and chairperson of the Edison Awards Steering Committee, commented, “Innovation is more important now than ever. The Edison Award winners are the moving parts in the engine of economic growth. They inspire people to think outside the box and their results improve the lives of people around the world.” TopMBA Career Guide 39

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Casey Rasata – Eaton Corporation Casey Rasata is currently the University Relations Manager at Eaton Corporation. Prior to that, Casey was a Campus Manager and Development Program Manager in the same department over the last 7 years. She has handled developing contacts at key universities, organizing the efforts of on-campus recruiting, coordinating the MBA & HR intern programs and building campus teams to increase Eaton’s presence on campus. In addition, she has managed both the MBA level Global Leadership Development Program and the undergraduate level Financial Leadership Development Program. Casey joined Eaton in 1995 as a participant in the Financial Leadership Development Program and has worked in both the Electrical and Industrial Sectors within Eaton. Casey holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Ohio University and a master’s degree in business administration from Cleveland State University. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified in Financial Management (CFM).

What makes your company a strong one to work for? As Eaton goes on campus, we explain how the organization has transformed itself into a global power management company focused on energy efficiency for the electrical, industrial and transportation markets, to name a few. What has not changed is Eaton’s 99-year-old commitment to doing business right as a values-based, high-performance company committed to sustainable practices around the world. Our emphasis around ‘Doing Business Right’ and the fact that our products are sustainable by design are two major factors that attract MBA students to the opportunities we have to offer.

Why are big businesses becoming so involved in the areas? One reason for businesses becoming so involved in sustainability and leadership development is that doing business right is also the right thing to do. Ultimately, good business practices ultimately provide committed coworkers, happy customers and competitive edge. At Eaton, sustainability is a natural part of the Eaton culture, by developing our talent, helping make our customers more productive, supporting and strengthening our communities and proving our value to our shareholders. As the population and economies of developing countries increase, Eaton is able to provide safe, efficient electrical, automotive and mechanical power with the innovative technologies necessary to achieve a safe and sustainable world. This is no small task and this is where leadership development plays a vital role. In order to achieve a sustainable world, companies such as Eaton must continue to recruit, coach and develop leaders in ways that focus on integrating sustainability into all of their business decisions, and teach their managers how to recognize opportunities and risks. Excitedly, Eaton has embarked down the path of becoming a learning organization to help us facilitate and expedite this imperative at all levels of our organization.

goal to reduce our carbon footprint by 18 percent indexed for sales between 2006 and 2012. From a leadership development standpoint, the intern has had various opportunities to enhance their engineering and project management backgrounds as well as develop new competences such as thinking strategically and globally, organizational agility and managing through systems. Additionally, the intern has had the opportunity to network (formally and informally) with many leaders in the organization as well as other interns and employees to learn more about Eaton, gain insight into our business and culture and share ideas.

How would a candidate impress you? Candidates need to show a true interest in what Eaton Corporation has to offer and can relate it to their own strengths, interests and passions. These are the ones who tend to impress our functional leaders. Having an understanding of how they fit into our organization, knowing what they have to offer and how their experiences translate to our opportunities goes a long way toward making them a strong candidate to consider. In addition, we are looking for future leaders. This requires candidates who have demonstrated their ability to work effectively on cross-functional or global teams, to achieve goals with and through others, and to lead by example.

What career positions or projects can MBAs aspire to work on at your company in the areas chosen? At Eaton, there are a number of career opportunities for MBAs in sustainability. In particular, we recently partnered with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and hosted an MBA internship for a Climate Corps fellow. The intern has been working on energy and green house gas reduction for the summer. Notably, the project is aligned to our corporate 40


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How does your company allow MBA/PhD/Masters graduates to develop their skills? Eaton has a variety of ways that MBA/PhD/Masters graduates can enhance their skills. Development Plans are discussed during the goalsetting process and specific ideas are established around development plans. Some of the development takes place through on the job training where they will learn by being involved in the work being done at a particular job location. Other development takes place through our Eaton University, which entails a variety of instructor-led and online courses ranging from detailed product overviews to value-based marketing to lean manufacturing. In addition, Eaton has several leadership development programs that bring high-level talent into the organization and places them in challenging assignments. Throughout this two- to three- year rotation, participants will not only have an opportunity to develop through on- the-job training and coursework at Eaton University; they will also be involved in at least one leadership conference with all of their peers annually.

How has the economic downturn impacted your business and recruitment of MBA/PhD/Masters graduates? At Eaton, we lowered our overall hiring forecasts for both full-time and internships in 2008 and 2009 for recruiting as a result of the recession. However, numbers improved for 2010 hiring and we’re expecting normal hiring levels going into this fall’s recruiting season. Our focus throughout this downturn has been two-fold. Internally, the focus has been on our current leadership development program participants. We have been making sure they get the right assignments, development opportunities, and permanent placement opportunities that are in line with their level of experience. On campus, we have worked hard to maintain the partnerships at our target MBA universities by sponsoring clubs, case

competitions and staying in front of students. For example, this past year, Eaton was the presenter of the case competition to the entire first-year MBA class at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. Although we couldn’t hire anyone from the second-year class this year into our leadership development programs, we were able to support their development by providing a “real world case” for them to apply their MBA knowledge. We brought several members of our Eaton leadership team on campus for this event, which has resulted in an even stronger partnership with the university. This has allowed us to build solid connections with many of the first year MBA class in anticipation of hiring for fall of 2010. We are still active with our targeted clubs and their associated conferences, sending panelists and speakers where we can. We are thrilled with our organization’s commitment to our target programs, despite the tough economy.

About Eaton Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit


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Strong outlook for MBA recruitment especially in emerging markets By Nunzio Quacquarelli

Findings from QS Salary & Recruitment Trends Report 2010/2011 Professor Tom Robertson, Dean of The Wharton School reports, “Even before the onset of the great recession (2008/9), the rise of Asia and the phenomenal growth of the middle class in what are still generally considered developing countries were well under way. It is abundantly clear that the emerging worldwide economy is now vibrant with possibility for Asian businesses.” The growing importance of emerging markets is well reflected in the QS TopMBA. com Salary & Recruitment Trend Report 2010/11. Based on a survey of 2150 companies actively hiring MBAs around the world, from 5007 responding employers, it is the largest ever global employer survey conducted. Table: Index of MBA demand by industry sector 2009-2011 Industry Category




















Source: QS TopMBA Salary & Recruitment Trends Report 2010/2011

Overall the QS report projects a big jump in MBA demand in 2010 continuing into 2011 across the major MBA hiring sectors. By 2011, MBA consulting demand will be back at record levels and 55% above 2009 levels. Financial services won’t be far behind with a 54% increase. The technology sector will see a jump of 47% while general industry will increase by 38% (the survey was conducted between April and July 2010) In fact MBA demand in Western markets is forecast to increase only slightly year on year and these big jumps in demand are concentrated in emerging markets. The QS report highlights that across Asia employers are embracing MBAs as never before. 42

The really hot MBA market in 2010 is India which is experiencing an explosion in employer demand for MBAs – especially in consulting/professional services, manufacturing and IT/computer services. Employers are actively looking to recruit from local business schools like the IIMs, Indian School of Business as well as many others, though international employers still have a strong preference to recruit MBA graduates from international business schools. In fact demand for MBAs in emerging markets has never been stronger and not just in Asia. Companies in many emerging economies are embracing MBAs as a route to global competitiveness – throughout Central Europe, Latin America and this trend is also beginning to emerge in Middle East. Sandra Schwarzer, director of career services at Insead reports an increase of up to 30% in job opportunities in parts of the Middle East. Shwarzer reported big increases in job opportunities in South America – especially Brazil – with a 69% rise. Jose Antonio Cruzado, regional director for QS in Latin America says “Brazil is experiencing dynamic economic growth and growing demand for MBAs. Brazil is also the engine of Latin America at present, with connected economies, especially Peru, booming from the regional growth in demand. Another factor in the region is China’s quest for raw materials, resulting in a growing demand for Chinese speaking MBAs across Latin America. The surge in employer demand in emerging markets has inevitably brought about a change in behaviour of international MBA students. A few years ago, an international MBA was a route to a new life in the USA, Canada or Western Europe. In 2010, an international MBA is as much about learning international business practices and creating a network which can be a powerful career advantage for MBAs seeking to exploit the rapid growth of

China, South East Asia, Latin America and other emerging economies. Mauro Guillen Dean of the Lauder Institute at Wharton points out, “a higher percentage, perhaps as many as two out of every three international students, are returning to work in their home countries, or in emerging markets, rather than staying in the USA.” Paul Danos, Dean of Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, explains the enduring appeal of top international MBA program: “Demand for MBA graduates by the great businesses of the world keeps increasing. As businesses grow in complexity and scope, companies need more and more skilled and well-educated leaders.” But perhaps this oversimplifies the picture. In fact emerging markets are playing catch-up with the West and many companies are recognising that MBAs represent an important pool of management for businesses seeking to grow rapidly. There is a viral effect as well. As more MBA alumni from top business schools have returned home in recent years and entered the local job markets, they seek to recruit other MBAs, often from their alma mater, once they assume positions which include hiring responsibility. The next stage of development is likely to be the emergence of some powerhouse business schools within these regions. Asia is perhaps ahead of other emerging markets in this respect. CEIBS, NUS, NTU, HKUST and others all feature well in the QS Global 200 Business Schools, based on employer hiring intentions. These schools are touring North America and Europe with the QS World MBA Tour in 2010 as they seek to attract Western candidates to meet the ever increasing demands of local employers. Australian business schools also are benefiting from this trend as many Asian candidates and employers have traditionally targeted these schools.

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Company profile GE

The Career Guide talked to

Ursula Schwarzmann

Organization and Staffing Manager, Jenbacher Gas Engines, GE Energy Europe Ursula Schwarzmann

What makes your company a strong one to work for in the area of Career Development? I recently graduated from the HR Leadership program (HRLP). This 2-year program included three (3), eight (8)-month assignments. The assignments were based in Scotland, London/ Paris and Belfort, France. I had the opportunity to learn about different businesses, meet numerous individuals, and build relationships. The challenging work had defined deliverables with a visible impact, which ultimately helped to deepen my functional HR expertise. Seniorlevel visibility and exposure completes the picture of this great program. After having completed two years of this intensive leadership development program I am now based in Austria in our gas engines business as an Organization and Staffing Manager. This is a senior role with global

responsibilities. The rotational program truly offered me what it promised in the beginning: the ability to build great talent in GE. People development is critical in GE. Every day GE provides opportunities for me to stretch myself, develop my skills and therefore achieve my dreams. My career interests are taken seriously by my manager and mentor. I receive regular feedback, both positive and constructive, which helps me to be more effective. One of GE’s greatest assets is the wealth of opportunities available to employees. A company with over 300,000 employees in over 100 countries provides multiple paths for career growth. I am a firm believer that an employee should get in the driver’s seat when it comes to managing their career. GE as a company, the managers and HR Managers are there to help me navigate my career path. I continue to

acquire new skills and experiences every day and therefore I am able to take my existing ones to a new level. This is what makes GE a strong organization in terms of career development. It offers multiple career paths for different functions, a wealth of training opportunities and functional on-the-job training.

Why are big businesses becoming so involved in the area of Career Development? In 2009, GE Energy Europe conducted an anonymous, internal survey, which asked our employees to rank the level of importance they placed on specific employment attributes. Career Development made it to the top of the list. This attribute conveys a sense of progress—the notion of moving forward in one’s professional journey. Career Development is what our employees expect from our organization. We strive to ensure that we can deliver upon the promise to offer this attribute in order to build long-term employee satisfaction and engagement. Fortunately GE Energy Europe offers the ability to provide numerous routes in which employees can create their career path based on their own interests. From entry-level and experienced world-renowned leadership programs, international assignment business rotations, position stretch and special assignments, the opportunities for building a challenging and rewarding future within GE are limitless.

What career positions or projects can MBA/Masters graduates aspire to work on at your company: Having an MBA or Masters degree can help you quickly advance your career within GE Energy Europe. You will be afforded the 44


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Company profile GE

Company fact sheet GE’s portfolio consists of over 300,000 employees operating in over 100 countries around the globe, 2009 revenue: $157 Billion

higher chance of developing a long-lasting career at GE.

In existence for over 130 years, founded by Thomas Edison

How does your company allow MBA/ Masters graduates to develop their skills?

GE Energy employs over 80,000 employees in over 100 countries around the world, 2009 revenue: $37.1 Billion One of the world’s leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technologies GE power generation equipment creates a quarter of the world’s electricity every day GE invests $1 Billion annually on training and education programs Ranked “Top 50 World’s Most Admired Companies” by Fortune, 2010 Ranked “Best Companies for Leaders” by Business Week, 2010 Ranked “The World’s 25 Most Innovative Companies” by Business Week, 2010 Ranked “Best Rotational Program for MBAs and Undergraduates” by Universum, 2010 opportunity to work on extraordinary projects, with exceptional people, while helping solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. There are a number of leadership programs for MBA and Masters students. We offer the Corporate Audit Staff (CAS) leadership program, which is designed to expose high potential employees to intensive, on-the-job development, within different GE businesses. The Human Resources Leadership Program (HRLP) is another accelerated development program for top potential HR talent aimed at creating a pipeline for HR leadership roles. GE’s Experienced Commercial Leadership Program (ECLP) allows for commercial savvy individuals to further develop their career within the Marketing and Sales functions. W h i c h e v e r Leadership Program you choose, you can expect to be exposed to challenging job assignments with focused trainings and leadership opportunities to prepare you for a fulfilling career at GE.

Outstanding performance, both in academic and professional environments, is something we rate highly. We expect candidates to walk us through their professional and academic training by expanding upon concrete examples of their own personal, past experiences. A strong driver of the hiring decision process is a candidate’s ability to translate how his or her skills can bring value to the role for which they seek consideration.

How would a candidate impress you? Interviewing for a job at GE Energy Europe is an excellent opportunity to explore a promising career. The best advice is to come prepared for the interview! Candidates who can demonstrate knowledge of our organization, values, company history, and our technological innovations have a better chance of progressing in the selection process. You can find a great deal of informational resources that can guide you in your interview preparation. Start by visiting our website

Finally, GE’s values, which are reflected in GE’s Code of Conduct: The Spirit and The Letter, form one of the pillars of our success, and our commitment with our clients and society at large. Candidates who reflect a strong match with our Company culture will have a

Whether you are just starting your career or are ready for the next step, GE offers a fantastic work environment and unmatched opportunities to build a successful career specifically after an MBA or Masters degree. GE helps to put everything you have learned in the classroom into good use. You can work on extraordinary projects with some of the best minds in their fields, and with our Masters and MBA Leadership programs your career at GE can advance very quickly.

What does the near future hold for GE Energy Europe in terms of employment opportunities? In 2009 GE Energy Europe filled approximately 1300 jobs, of which 50% of these jobs were filled internally. The internal to external fill ratio emphasizes the importance GE places on developing our employees so that they can move into new and challenging roles. Our staffing goal for 2010 is trending in the same direction. Year-to-date we’ve already filled approximately 1000 positions. We are experiencing a very dynamic hiring trend. Currently we are hiring employees in almost all European countries with an emphasis on 9 main countries: Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Russia, and the UK. Last year 15-20% of all new hires were for entry-level positions. GE focuses heavily on rotational leadership programs in order to provide new recruits with the appropriate skills and experiences in order to be set up for immediate success. You can listen to GE Energy Europe’s podcast featuring our Center of Excellence- Staffing Leader, Patrick Fosse. Check it out at: http://bit. ly/bcgPk3. You can also follow us on Twitter: Additionally, you can visit careers to review all of our current open positions.

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I’m an advocate for green energy. This is my life trip. Darren, U.S. Diplomat, Economic Career Track The U.S. Department of State offers more than just a career. As a U.S. diplomat, you’ll have an opportunity to advance America’s interests all over the world and do things you’ve never imagined, experiencing the journey of a lifetime. When did you begin your journey with the U.S. Department of State? I became a Foreign Service Officer in the Economic career track in September of 2006. I am an International Economist working in the Office of Monetary Affairs. What attracted you to a career as a U.S. Diplomat? My interest in becoming a Foreign Service Officer was driven by a combination of professional career interests and a personal passion for experiencing other cultures. What was your background prior to joining the Foreign Service? My professional background and education were from the business world. I have an MBA and an undergraduate business degree in Marketing and Finance. I worked for a Fortune 500 company for several years, most recently as a Director of Corporate Strategy. How did your past experience prepare you for your current role? Part of my responsibility was to evaluate and recommend opportunities for growth – both in new products and services, as well as expanding in various overseas markets. My typical analysis would include evaluation of macro-economic trends, fair trade agreements, customs and brokerage, intellectual property protection and overall investment climate. When I discovered that U.S. diplomats in the Economic career track deal with these issues on a regular basis, and in fact were developing and implementing U.S. policy, I became very interested in this career track. How do you put your skills and training to use? In the course of my daily work, I regularly apply training I have received in economic and political analysis. U.S. diplomats also do a lot of writing, for which the Department provides valuable training and ongoing feedback.






UM U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer.

What was your previous post in the U.S. Department of State? I was the Environment, Science, Technology and Health Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, Spain. My responsibilities included energy, climate change, aerospace, science and technology, health, water and fishing issues, nuclear energy and foreign assistance. Cooperation on renewable energy represented an important aspect of our bilateral relationship, and I was responsible for finding ways to expand our work together. What has been one of the highlights of your journey? While in Spain, I had the opportunity to visit wind power plants, as well as one of the world’s largest photovoltaic solar power plants and the country’s centralized power monitoring center.

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Our team-oriented approach is about working hand-in-hand with clients at both an operational and a strategic level to build better businesses and leave organisations a toolkit to continuously improve. Our methodologies quickly focus on what really counts and gets this “hard wired� into the client o r g a n i s a t i o n . We support our clients from project inception through implementation ensuring that real results are achieved.

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P I P i s experiencing unprecedented growth. You will have the opportunity to directly impact that growth whilst accelerating your career. With small teams and direct client exposure you will rapidly develop your core consulting skills and demonstrate your leadership potential. PIP has an enviable client list and an impressive pipeline of upcoming projects giving you the chance to broaden your consulting experience whilst gaining deep understanding

of operations within industries. Our global approach will offer you the opportunity to see the world while working with t alented people from many nations.

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If you have experience in delivering handson performance improvement and have a real energy and drive for exceeding c l i e n t expect ations then PIP could be the consulting firm for you. A n accelerated career path, unparalleled coaching and development coupled with a progressive remuneration structure are some of the rewards you can expect for outst anding performance and contribution to building the firm. For further information visit us at TopMBA Career Guide 47

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Editorial mba or masters

One of the most regular questions received at, via our online forums on Facebook, Twitter and so on, is

“Should I do an

MBA or a Masters


Ross Geraghty talks to some leading business schools and attempts to unscramble the spaghetti for you.


n a sense this is a question in two parts. Firstly, and please don’t forget this, what is it that you, the individual graduate, want? Secondly, what skills do recruiters say they want for the jobs your education is preparing you for? Particularly since the economic downturn, corporates and business schools proactively confer on business education. Recruiters tell the top business schools what they expect from their business managers and the schools respond. Schools meanwhile work hard to retain i n di v i d u a l i t y a n d educational rigour; the debate raging around the MBA academic world right now is to what extent corporate governance and ethics should become a core feature of MBA and other business programs.

MBA graduate will emerge from their program conversant, at least, with several core subjects including marketing, strategy, leadership, entrepreneurship, operations, human resources and so on. This gives them a holistic overview of how businesses work. David Bach, Associate Dean of the MBA and Professor of Strategy at IE Business School in Spain, says that the MBA “trains young professionals in general areas of management

MBA but a core part of the MA. The assumption is a graduate of MA in Finance won’t have do those kind of roles.” Simon Stockley, director of full time MBA programs at Imperial College Business School, London, echoes this: “The Masters in Finance is a more quantitative degree featuring a lot of pure maths to equip graduates for corporate finance and Investment Banking jobs. It’s a direct response to requests we have from the city. Virtually all of these graduates get careers in financial institutions.”

“An MBA graduate will emerge from their program conversant, at least, with several core subjects including marketing, strategy, leadership, entrepreneurship, operations, human resources and so on. This gives them a holistic overview of how businesses work.”

MBA or Masters? Essentially, MBAs are a ‘post-experience’ qualification in general management, usually requiring three or more years of work experience, though four to eight years is most common. Schools such as IMD in Switzerland, have students with an average of seven years while Executive MBA, or EMBA, courses are targeted at those with executive experience, ten or more years generally. The vast majority of MBA courses stress the general nature of the education – there are specialist MBA courses, such as MBA in Wine Management at Bordeaux, but let’s not discuss that here (see Specialist MBAs in this issue). An 50

and to emphasize personal communication, leadership and management skills that cover all the areas. In the MBA you roughly do 25% class time in finance and accounting, for example, where the Finance MA is 90% pure finance.” He goes on to say that the general nature of MBA courses, by definition, offer a very firm grounding in the other core skills such as operations, HR and organizational behaviour whereas an MSc in Finance won’t. This is recruiter-driven: “The big banks want students at the cutting edge of financial skills, derivatives and financial engineering, which are electives in an


Despite this, trends picked up by the QS TopMBA Applicant Survey 2010, which surveyed thousands of MBA applicants internationally, show that increasingly younger people are interested in a business education, especially in the developing economies of Asia. The QS World MBA Tour, which visits 65 cities in 35 countries, shows that Asian candidates in particular are younger than those in Western Europe and North America. Business schools have to respond to such trends by creating courses more appropriate for a less experienced age group. This is where the Masters course comes in. Masters courses are ‘pre-experience’, targeted at immediate graduates and those who do not necessarily have work experience. Simon Stockley says that his school has

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case studies, less debate and a different style of graduate to get straight into education again responded to the trend for younger people to want teaching that is more lecture-based.” without necessarily having to go into a to get into business schools straight out of university MBA courses tend to focus on teamwork, management position for a few years in by offering an MSc in Management program. lots of contribution in class, learning from peers preparation for an MBA. These are designed to provide recent graduates and networking and communication skills. In In salary terms, the MBA is perceived to have with some differentiation in the labour market this sense the professor is often a hands-off guide a slight edge, however the difference between an when they are not experienced enough or for students’ debates, guiding them towards MBA and a Masters graduate with four years’ prepared for the MBA. “You’d tend to take the problems rather than providing conclusions, postgraduate experience in a specialization is MBA later on and for one of three reasons: for allowing students to make mistakes and research small. For those wanting to specialize, the MBA career advancement, which is the dominant thoroughly themselves. may be too general, and you may feel ready to start driver; to make a change in your career, or for studying very soon. Likewise, if you want to learning more about entrepreneurialism,” he says. differentiate yourself in management and aren’t Bach says that taking students with less Specialize or generalize? ready for an MBA, Masters in Management than three years’ work experience on an MBA Many graduates want to start focusing early. They courses are designed for you. is rare: “We require five years [experience] at may say that maths is their strong suit, and that Having said that, the MBA is still rightfully IE Business School, however we do sometimes they are not interested in marketing or HR, for considered a major business qualification, take candidates with less experience if they example. The business world needs very strong particularly, as Stockley have a brilliant says, “from one of the trajectory because we big schools. Reputation value diversity in our “MSc in Management programs are designed to provide recent is important and people classrooms.” graduates with some differentiation in the labour market when they are should do as much Course focus and research as they can to teaching styles are not experienced enough or prepared for the MBA.” find the school that has essential differences the best fit for them.” between an MBA and a The key thinking, Masters. Masters then, is: think about your strengths, about courses, says Stockley, “introduce graduates to accountants, HR or operations personnel or where you want to go, about what style of general management but in a different way. people with other specializations, so a Masters in course suits you best and start to plan your Some cover the same material as parts of the Finance, Accountancy, HR and so on are the best career trajectory early. MBA but are more didactic in manner with fewer option for many. Of course this also allows the TopMBA Career Guide 51

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and beating the GMAT

By Giselle Weybrecht

For many MBAs, going back to school involves doing something they may not have had to do for some years: sitting exams. The uniqueness of business school is that almost all MBA programs require you to take an exam before you even start – the Graduate Management Admission Test, or GMAT. For London Business School alumna Giselle Weybrecht, the GMAT was the toughest part of the application process.


fter lots of research, attending fairs and speaking to students, I made the decision to do the MBA. The application essays would not be the toughest part of the application process. For me it was the GMAT. I only vaguely remember having learnt how to multiply fractions and solve other maths problems at high school, and as I never needed to use that knowledge throughout the first years of my career, you could say that I was a little rusty. I realized quite quickly that because I had applied to schools that all required high GMAT scores, I was going to have to study… a lot. So I made myself a daily schedule and stuck with it. The GMAT is not like other tests you have taken in school. You cannot pull an all-nighter and be prepared for it. It isn’t easy, but the good news is that if you are disciplined and prepared you can get the score that you want. Here are a few bits of advice to help you be as prepared as you can be for the GMAT, and to get the score you need.

Top tips for GMAT success Give yourself time. Don’t book your test at the last minute, and don’t leave the studying until the last minute either. Give yourself as much time as you can. I knew that the GMAT was going to be a challenge, in particular the quantitative (maths) section, so I started early and put aside a lot of time to study and to retake the test if I needed to.

Pick up the materials: There are a wide range of GMAT study books. The best books are the official ones with retired test questions of the kind you will have to answer during the actual test. You can either buy these new, from current students or at used bookstores. You can also find free practice tests at


“The GMAT is not like other tests you have taken in school. You cannot pull an all-nighter and be prepared for it. It isn’t easy, but the good news is that if you are disciplined and prepared you can get the score that you want.”

Familiarize yourself with the format of the test: The GMAT is a timed test that has three main parts. The analytical writing assessment (one hour), the quantitative section and the verbal section (75 minutes each). Each section is made up of a series of the same kinds of questions so organize your study time around understanding what these are and how to solve them. For example provides a list of possible questions for the analytical writing assessment so there is no excuse for not being prepared.

Determine what part of the GMAT you are weakest at. The first thing to do is to sit down and try a sample test. Take this exercise seriously. Many of the books will have a sample test you can do at the front to get you started. This will give you a taste of what to expect and help you determine what you need to work on and how far away you are from the score you need. Find out what score you need: Different schools will tell you what scores they are looking for. It is important to know this before you get started so you understand where you need to get to.

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Make a study plan and stick with it: Put together a study plan that works best for you. Determine what you need to work on and plan to study different parts of the test on different days. I picked up every GMAT practice book I could find and went through them, systematically studying the questions and how to answer them. Learn the tricks: The GMAT is made up of a series of questions of different types. The numbers or words change from question to question, but the way of answering them generally stays the same. Familiarize yourself with the types of questions. Have a process for answering each question and keep it consistent. When you make mistakes in your studying, spend time understanding what you did wrong.

Don’t forget the timing: It isn’t enough just to be able to answer the questions correctly; you need to be able to answer them quickly and under time pressure. I would schedule timed tests for myself to do with new sets of questions on a regular basis. This helped me a lot in preparation.

Connect with others: If you feel you need some additional help, look at the wide range of groups or one on one courses that exist to help you prepare. These can get quite expensive but for some people this is the way to go. I did not have the budget to sign up for a course but instead attended as many free events as I could to gather additional tips for studying. Join an informal study group,

start your own or join an online forum for help such as those on

Enjoy it. Studying for a test is never fun, but many people turn it into a challenge, a game. I charted my progresses and rewarded myself for staying on track. In the end the hard work paid off and I got the score I needed.

Relaxation My biggest piece of advice is not to stress. Firstly, a perfect GMAT score is not necessarily going to get you into a school, even the best schools, if the rest of your application is not strong. On the other hand, if your application is a little weak, a high GMAT score can help. Secondly, if you don’t do so well, try taking it again. I took the GMAT twice. The first time I achieved an almost perfect score on the verbal and essays, but scored terribly on the quantitative section despite all my studying. I knew how to answer the questions, but I hadn’t spent enough time practicing answering them under time pressure. I took the GMAT again to bring up my score, and fortunately the second time around I managed to get it up to what was needed. The GMAT is a very important part of the process so take it seriously and don’t put it off to the last minute. Follow the tips above, and you’ll give yourself the best chance of getting the score you need to get into the school of your choice. TopMBA Career Guide 53

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GMAT changes D

ue to be introduced on June 4th 2012, the new GMAT section “will ask test takers to assimilate and integrate information from multiple sources to solve complex problems, accurately interpret visual and tabular data representations; and determine or estimate probability and statistics,” according to the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC).

Verbal and quantitative sections unchanged While the Integrated Reasoning section is likely to create a greater amount of stress for students preparing for the GMAT, the overall length of the exam will remain at three and a half hours. To make room for the extra section, GMAC has


opted to remove one of the two essays that currently form the Analytical Writing section. The Verbal and Quantitative sections will remain as they are. Keen to point out that the decision to remove one of the two essays was partly due to feedback from business schools, GMAC explained that “admissions officers have stated and GMAC research has shown that performance on the [two] essays is closely aligned [with each other], making a single essay acceptable for predicting performance.” Lamia Walker, regional director for Europe, Middle East and Africa at GMAC, explains to TopMBA that “the Integrated Reasoning section was developed in conjunction with business school faculty to

The organization behind the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) has announced that the test will gain an extra section, entitled Integrated Reasoning.

better reflect what is going on in the business school classroom and the skills recruiters are asking for today.”

Fear of the unknown Sean-Michael Green, dean of graduate and adult enrolment at Marist College, a private school in Poughkeepsie, New York state, agrees that the change can be in everyone’s best interests. Having taken the GMAT three times in the past five years so that he can understand his applicants thoroughly, Green explains that “the optimistic answer is that GMAC is looking after students by looking after business schools. “[The integrated reasoning section] is testing a subject that is certainly relevant to a graduate education in business and, more

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importantly, a career in business. If [GMAC] can help business schools to identify those people with mastery or deficiencies in this area, they will be helping them to make good life and career choices.” However, Green was also keen to point out that the situation for the first GMAT students to sit the renovated test could be unnerving. “The unknown is frightening, but unknown questions dealing with statistics and data on which future educational and career outcomes are tied is downright horrific. [However] once a generation of test takers go through the test, the anxiety will subside to normal levels,” he predicts.

Student view John, a student currently preparing for his GMAT in the US so that he can apply to business schools prior to the changes in the GMAT says, “the planned changes may create extra study time for students, because they have to learn a new section. However, I think in the long run it makes sense to have an audio/data analysis section. [Currently] having an hourlong writing section is a little overkill.” Other GMAT students voiced different concerns. “Unlike college students, more people with jobs take the GMAT test, so one extra section will be a big burden on them,” explained Sangeeta, on’s Forums, who has taken the GMAT once, but plans to take it once more before applying to some of the top 50 business schools. “Preparing for an exam [while in employment] is the biggest hurdle for most people.”

Preparing for change TopMBA has been assured by GMAC that example questions for the new Integrated Reasoning section will be released prior to the change in the exam. This will enable students to prepare for the new part of the test, but clearly with the hoards of third party preparation materials available for the current GMAT

succeed in both the academic and business arenas. Anything that brings these closer together should be seen as a very good development.”

Early adopters sections, students could well have problems preparing sufficiently. GMAC’s Walker takes the view that as long as the admissions test is relevant to what an MBA student needs to know in order to be successful, both on an MBA course and in their career, then that can only be a good thing. “The Integrated Reasoning section of the GMAT will test peoples’ ability to use information presented in multiple formats to evaluate actual business issues and problems. This is an essential business skill they may already be applied in the business world and a challenge most business people face every day, therefore it’s entirely relevant to the GMAT and to their application for business school.”

Business school view This is an opinion that many business schools admissions departments agree with. “The skill sets that the Integrated Reasoning will help identify... are consistent with material incorporated into MBA programs,” explained Richard Powers, associate dean and executive director of MBA programs at the Rotman School of Management in Toronto, Canada. “Hopefully the new section will help identify strengths and weaknesses in this area and provide schools with more useful information to use in examining applicants.” Likewise, Paul Healy, international recruitment manager MBA at Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School in Belgium makes the point that it would enable admissions departments to select candidates that are better suited to an MBA course. “We use GMAT to predict a candidate’s ability to

Since GMAC works very closely with many of the business schools that accept the GMAT exam for student applications, it’s no real surprise that the schools are happy with the outcome. The change will mean that schools will be able to enhance t h ei r u n d e r s t a n di n g o f w h a t M B A applicants are capable of before they are accepted on to a course. In turn, this could create a greater MBA program completion rate for students. However, what currently remains a worry is how the change will affect students who take the GMAT soon after the change. GMAC are cert ainly working hard to minimise potential problems for students through the introduction of the new section, but many seem to doubt the change will be a seamless one for early adopters of the new GMAT. Ross Geraghty, managing editor of and the TopMBA Career Guide, can understand both the worries and the advantages: “The feedback on TopMBA. com about the new GMAT section has been mixed. Candidates can see the value of the new section but are concerned that, as the first t akers of the new test, this may negatively affect their scores. “There’s no evidence for this yet; indeed it is equally likely that the new test will positively affect their scores. What is important is that admissions people know that the section is new and will be able to compare one candidate’s results against those of their peers. It gives them a valuable new way to assess candidates, to find the right fit for them and they for the candidate, and this is a positive development.” TopMBA Career Guide 55

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Full time vs Distance Learning –

the great debate The Distance Learning MBA (DLMBA) is new and improved, but the wider benefits of campus study should not be underestimated. By Ross Geraghty and Danny Byrne


or many MBA applicants, the full time versus distance learning debate is pivotal. Should candidates take the plunge full time at a top business school, or utilize the advances in distance learned MBAs by studying at home? Does the increased credibility of the DLMBA mean study abroad is now an unnecessary expense? Or do the networking, skills, and experiences of full time study remain an investment of ever-increasing returns?


The new DLMBA The Distance Learning MBA (DLMBA) entered the arena in the 1960s and has been developing ever since. The old correspondence courses, featuring boxes packed with books and valuable essays left at the mercy of the postal service, bear little resemblance to the new DLMBA. Advances in technology have helped transform distance learning into a credible alternative for those who are prevented by circumstance from being able to study full time.

Many of the prevailing prejudices against DLMBAs, for example that they provide an inferior learning environment and are undervalued by employers, are now outdated. For one thing, DLMBA courses increasingly involve some level of personal contact. With business schools now capable of linking together globally diverse participants with online technologies, what was previously lumped under the title of distance learning is in reality a wide range of different modes of study. Models based

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Proving your entirely on self-learning “Many of the prevailing prejudices against DLMBAs, for example that abilities with the are largely being phased latest technology is out, with many they provide an inferior learning environment and are undervalued by also an attractive trait programs adopting a employers, are now outdated. For one thing, DLMBA courses for MBA employers. blended style, usually “Recruiters are involving a number of increasingly involve some level of personal contact.” finding that business face-to-face schools are delivering interventions and online content that periods of online study. Flexibility is valuable for staff too. With parallels the skill-sets they are looking for,” Rather than being merely an imitation of the well-documented increase in demand for says McDonald. “It’s becoming more and the full time MBA, the DLMBA has its own MBAs comes a demand for well-qualified more critical that people are able to manage specific merits in the eyes of employers. What a faculty, a demand that is proving very hard to relationships at a distance, to build rapport DLMBA graduate is made of, many argue, is meet. For business schools, the online format with people in other locations, to work resilience, self-motivation and the proven ability allows great opportunities for faculty to spread across cultures remotely and virtually. A lot to focus on and complete a complex and learning far wider than they would be able to of that takes place on online programs. In challenging task, qualities that employers find in a classroom situation. some ways it’s a skill-set that you can develop valuable and transferable. As Professor Richard in an online program that’s harder in a faceWheatcroft, Masters Programme Director at the to-face environment.” Open University says, “They have demonstrated Recruiters’ views their self-motivation so that concern has Until a few years ago, campus-MBAs were first genuinely been dispelled.” choice in the eyes of most major MBA recruiters. Accreditation Naturally, the advantages of a campus-MBA are One negative factor weighing on online still numerous, in terms of immersion, language programs is the lack of universal and Tech-savvy students and faculty acquisition, vicinity to peers and faculty on a recognized accredit ation and official According to William McDonald, Director, daily basis, networking opportunities and so on. rankings. The boom in unaccredited online Academic Programs for Europe at Thunderbird But recruiters are changing their attitude to universities or ‘MBA mills’ has also harmed School of Global Management, distanceonline learning, almost as fast as online learning their respectable counterparts’ reputation. learning programs offer a viable option for a develops. There are even recruiters that have As with any MBA program, or anything else section of MBA candidates. Speaking to gone on record to say that distance-learned that you will spend a significant amount of McDonald says that the MBAs are just as desirable as a campus-MBA. time, effort and money on, do your research. technological advancements are important for After all, if an MBA can balance the extreme Make absolutely sure that the program you two reasons. rigours of a full time job, perhaps a family, their choose will actually get you where you want “The generation moving into the MBA personal lives and the challenges and selfto go. Will recruiters value it? Talk to age now is used to learning in the online motivation required to complete an MBA, then someone on LinkedIn or by phone. What environment, and acquiring information from they are very valuable job prospects indeed. did the course’s alumni think of the that perspective. There’s a level of trust in program? Did it benefit them? Who where the information is coming from that the accredits the course and what are their previous generation of MBAs was not thoughts on the program? accustomed to,” he says. The most essential component of Crucially, it’s not just the MBA students any MBA course, especially with the that find online learning easier but the proliferation of online MBAs that faculty, professors who did not grow up in are not necessarily associated with the Internet generation, are finding it easier good schools, is to look at their too. “Even faculty that aren’t tech-savvy accreditation. There are lots of find it easier to post video lectures, national accrediting bodies in host chats and so on,” says McDonald. different countries, and three The key advant age that main international ones DLMBAs offer is flexibility. An MBA (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA). student can start at any time of the In many cases, a school that is year, rather than the traditional accredited and has an online biannual intake associated with program, that program is campus courses. This has been accredited too, but it’s worth demanded by the market, says followineg up. Thre are some McDonald, of a higher education schools out there that seem to industry that has remained largely offer MBAs you can simply buy. unchanged for many years. Sounds good? Well, it may do “Traditionally [students] are back until the recruiters you go to to school in September, or some dismiss it, and your time and schools offer a January start,” he says. money seem wasted. “But online programs allow schools to The advice here is, if it sounds too good to deliver throughout the year, and to change be true, it probably is. the timing and the format.” TopMBA Career Guide 57

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The old saying "it’s not what you know but who you know" has perhaps never had more resonance than it does in today’s MBA graduate recruitment market. As the global employment market has contracted in the past three years in line with the global economic turmoil, having access to a wide and diverse range of contacts has never been more important


ccording to research into corporate recruitment released by the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) in June, 76% of employers are now using staff referrals for recruitment, while just 29% are using traditional print advertising to announce vacancies. Networking has always been considered key to career development and access to the alumni network is frequently cited by MBA graduates as one of the major benefits of attending business school. Vanessa Gough, recruitment manager at

IBM, says developing a network of contacts is “vital” to a successful career. “Building your networking skills will help you create business relationships, which can help to open doors and give you access to career opportunities,” she adds, although she is keen to point out that networking is also about gaining access to skills and expertise that you do not possess. “So if you need help, or an answer to a question, there should always be someone in your network who will be able to provide it - or you should find someone who can.”

When going to networking events, give yourself a mission and remind yourself it is fine to stick to that plan ➜ Do not try to do business at an event, keep that for the working day; networking is about developing relationships ➜ Play the host – see if there is anything you can do for the person you are talking to. Do they need a drink? Is there someone they would like to meet? ➜ Be clear when the conversation is over, own up to wanting to move on rather than making up excuses ➜ Buddy up with someone so if you want to move on, you can also pass on your new contact to your buddy ➜ When joining a group, remember to join in with what is already going on rather than trying to dominate to show you have joined ➜ When you start your MBA, don’t forget to maintain the contacts that you have already made in your career. Connect with them on Linked-In and keep in regular contact ➜ Employers increasingly expect you to have networking skills – don’t be afraid to say you are “developing” your networking skills on your CV ➜ Don’t allow the informal nature of online social networking to allow you to leap too far ahead with new relationships. If you are too informal too quickly, it will scare them off ➜ Manage your online presence. Make sure your “weekend” social networks support your professional profile rather than let you down. Are you happy with a potential boss seeing everything on your Facebook page?


While few would argue with the importance of building and developing a bulging contacts book, the idea of networking fills a majority of people with dread and even fear. Heather White, chief executive and founder of Smarter Networking, a company that coaches people in networking skills, says it is important to remember that natural networkers are in the minority: “Maybe five or ten percent of people are naturals; for the rest of us, it’s a task or discipline that is self-motivated.” Rachael Barker, alumni relations manager at Cambridge Judge Business School, says few MBA candidates truly have the skills to network when they first arrive. “It is a skill that has to be nurtured. A relationship-building tool as it isn’t just about getting a job. Students need to stick at it and not expect a quick return.”

What is networking? In its most basic form, networking is meeting new people at some kind of work event, a party, a conference or, perhaps, a formal dinner. While building and maintaining a network goes far beyond this, coping with face-to-face contact with strangers is the first fear that many have to conquer. Give yourself a mission for the evening, advises Trixie Rawlinson, a senior partner at Impact Factory, a training company that specializes in personal and professional development. “Give yourself a hit list of about five people you want to meet and be clear what you what to achieve. Do you want to get their card or just make contact?” “If you have a realistic task and you decide in


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your mind that it is fine to just do that; it will take the embarrassment out of asking for something.” Dee Clarke, director of MBA career services at ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain, says MBAs often fall into a student mindset in these situations. “They tend to forget that they used to work and have overseen budgets or managed teams so they think they have nothing to offer the person they are talking to,” adds Clarke, a former campus recruiter at Goldman Sachs. Similarly, says White, new students often forget to stay in contact with former employers and colleagues when leaving to start their MBA: “They must keep their contacts from their former employer and those outside of the MBA sphere. In this day and age, it would be a massive mistake to lose them.” Karen Siegfried, MBA executive director at Cambridge Judge, says that maintaining and cultivating contacts is critical: “If you neglect it, it is more time consuming to reignite it than it is to build a new one. People are increasingly realising the importance of being called up for a drink or lunch.” Even as students, White believes MBAs should be aware of their personal brand, while Siegfried advises that planning and practicing an “elevator pitch” is essential preparation for networking. “You need to be clear about what you are looking for; your competencies and the value you would bring, and you need to communicate that succinctly. It is your verbal business card.” However, this does not mean that every encounter is all about the MBA pitching to potential employers. Rawlinson says it helps to act

as a host and see the other person as a guest. “At that moment when your mind goes blank and your mouth is dry, think about what they might want. Do they need a drink? Is there someone that you could introduce them to? If you are just thinking me, me, me then you will panic. Remember, everyone feels difficult in these scenarios but people will always like you if you are nice.” She says it is also important to leave a conversation properly as people “tend to slope off” or make excuses. “Own up when you want the conversation to end and thank the person for their time. It is much worse when people can’t finish a conversation but, on the other hand, don’t leave them standing alone. You can buddy-up with someone else so if you get really stuck, you can always hand them over to your partner.”

Networking online The rise of online social networking is also having an impact on how students can make and maintain contacts. IBM’s Gough says the company has used both Twitter and Facebook for both its student and graduate recruitment. She says: “For example, we have used Facebook to connect with our new starters before their commencement date to answer any questions they may have, or to help facilitate their finding appropriate accommodation for their placement.” Meanwhile, Barker says that platforms such as Linked-In are useful for people keeping in touch despite being in different time zones and they can also, thanks to public profiles, help people to find common ground more easily. It is best to pick one or two sites and make

sure you maintain your profile properly, says Siegfried. “Because of the prevalence of social networking sites, it is important to have a presence on key sites. If you don’t, people might go looking for you and you might miss opportunities or be perceived as not being savvy. “But choose your platforms carefully; check your Facebook page and make sure you are happy with what is there as potential employers will check.” Rebecca Joffrey, co-director of career development office at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, says online networking is changing the formality of the first encounter that you have with people. “It helps you jump levels of formality very quickly. On the one hand, that’s very helpful but I don’t know how it affects the networking transaction and if it is the right way to go.” The growth on social networking makes it very tempting for people to avoid the face to face events in favour of hiding behind their keyboard; for Siegfried it has elevated the importance of personal meetings and phone calls. “People what to see who you are when it comes to recruiting,” she explains. Developing networking skills – both on and offline – will be critical both during the MBA itself and for the next step afterwards. As Gough says: “I once heard a very successful executive say: “It’s not who you know, it’s who knows you. Your network is where your next role will come from, where you get support and information and where you develop the relationships with your colleagues that will be valuable as you progress through the company.” TopMBA Career Guide 61

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QS survey says The QS Applicant Survey 2010, the largest survey of the mindset and aspirations of MBA applicants, shows a major shift in the interests of MBA candidates all around the world

Shorter MBA  courses  popular,  QS  survey  says     The  QS  Applicant  Survey  2010,  the  largest  survey  of  the  mindset   and  aspirations  of  MBA  applicants,  shows  a  major  shift  in  the  interests  of  MBA   candidates   all  around   world.     Table 2 he results providethe   detailed insight into the status, attitudes, goals     and ambitions of MBA applicants worldwide and how they, as well Table  2   The  results   rovide  detailed   insight  into   the  for status,   goals  and   as thepemployment and education markets youngattitudes,   professionals, ambitions  of  MBA  applicants  worldwide  and  how  they,  as  well  as  the   Preferred course length by region are changing. employment  and  education  markets  for  young  professionals,  are  changing.   0.0% 50.0% 100.0% The survey, formed from almost 4,000 responses by MBA candidates   attending the QS World MBA Tour in Fall 2009 and Spring 2010, suggests The  survey,  formed  from  almost  4,000  responses  by  MBA  candidates  attending   2008 that potential in every region increasingly favouring thethat  potential   the  Q S  World  students MBA  Tour   in  Fall   2009  are and   Spring  2010,   suggests   2009 European-style one year programs, over the twofavouring   year programs offered by students  in  every   region   are  increasingly   the  E uropean-­‐style   one-­‐year   most North American programs,   over  the  schools. two-­‐year  programs  offered  by  most  North  American  schools.   2010   The survey also shows that motivations are to take MBAs in order to 2008 The  survey   shows  tothat   candidates   otivations   are  toto   take   MBAs  in  order  to   improve careeralso   prospects, boost salaries and,mmore than ever, start their < 10 months improve   career  prospects,  to  boost  salaries  and,  more  than  ever,  to  start  their   2009 own businesses. own  Shorter businesses.   programs are becoming increasingly popular with 48% of 10-18 months 2010   preferring year long European-style MBAs. This compares with respondents 19-24 months Shorter  programs  are  becoming  increasingly  popular  with  48%  of  respondents   2008 longer US-style MBAs dropping in popularity to 39%. Only two years ago, preferring  year  long  European-­‐style  MBAs.  This  compares  with  longer  US-­‐style   these figures were reversed. > 24 months 2009 MBAs  dropping  in  popularity  to  39%.  Only  two  years  ago,  these  figures  were   reversed.   2010 One year MBAs   2008 “Results from 2010 survey (see table 1) show evidence of a big change One  year   Mthe BAs   towards shorter courses,” explains Ross(Geraghty, managing of TopMBA. “Results   from   the  2010   survey   see  table   1)  show  editor evidence   of  a  big  change   2009 com. “Thissimplies MBAs want less time outGof their careers and a faster towards   horter  that courses,”   explains   Ross   eraghty,   managing   editor  of   2010   “This   implies   that   MBAs   want  less  istime   out  of  tThe heir  careers  and  a   route back into the market, at a time when cost-efficiency paramount. faster   r oute   b ack   i nto   t he   m arket,   a t   a   t ime   w hen   c ost-­‐efficiency   i s   p aramount.   recession has undoubtedly had an impact on the way these candidates choose 2008 The   recession   ndoubtedly   had   an  ilike mpact   on  viable the  winvestment ay  these  candidates   to invest their timehas   andumoney, so a year seems a more 2009 choose   to  invest   heir  tinime   nd  money,   so  a  year   seems  like  a  more  viable   than two years out oftwork thisauncertain economic environment.” investment  than  two  years  out  of  work  in  this  uncertain  economic  environment.”   2010   Table 1 Source: QS Applicant Survey 2010 Table  1       Duration   2008   2009   2010   “North  American  candidates  have  started  looking  to  Europe  for  MBA  programs Less  than  10  months   5.9%   6.0%   6.2%   suggesting  that  European  schools  have  proved  the  quality  of  their  MBA  program 10-­‐18  months   40.2%   44.0%   48.0%   and  their   marketing   drives,”   Geraghty   xplains.   “There   are  other  pull  factors  to “North American candidates have started lookingeto Europe for MBA 19-­‐24  months   47.8%   43.0%   38.8%   There  are  opportunities  for  candidates  to  immerse  themselves  in  foreign   programs, suggesting that European schools have proved the quality of languages;  classroom  diversity  is  greater  in  most  European  schools;  vicinity  to   More  than  24  months   6.1%   7.0%   7.0%   their MBA programs and their marketing drives,” Geraghty explains. the  burgeoning   Asian   and  possible   European   markets   is  a  big  draw  and  shorter   “There are other pull factors too. There are opportunities for candidates courses   a re   s een   a s   m ore   c ost-­‐effective   a nd   w ith   a  higher  return  on  investment     tooimmerse themselves in foreign languages, classroom diversity is greater Regional figures show thattshorter coursescourses   have increased their sharetof theshare   Regional   figures   show   hat  shorter   have  increased   heir   f  the  vote   Americans   interviewed  Asian support   “I  wanted  to  get  a  more   most European schools, vicinity tofor   theTburgeoning andthis:   possible vote across fiverregions. America the ttwo-year programs still reignstill  rin across   all  all five   egions.  In In  North North   America   he  two-­‐year   programs   eign   international  worldview  than  the  typical  US  school  could  offer,”  says  Eric  King,   European markets is a big draw and shorter courses are seen as more supreme, but North Americans are increasingly considering the one-year supreme,   but   North   Americans   are  increasingly   considering   the  one-­‐year   option.   an  American  full-­‐time  MBA  student  at  ESADE  in  Barcelona.  “Coupled  with  a   and with a higher on investment.” option. are looking to Europe establishedoone-year courses, duedto More  aMore re  looking   to  Europe   for  for established   ne-­‐year   courses,   ue  to  acost-effective  perceived  strong   passion   for  nreturn ew  experience,   [this]  is  what  led  me  to  consider  my  MBA   effectiveness   of  the  course   the  sand hort   sharp   allowing  them  Americans to   interviewed for “I wanted to get acost   perceived cost effectiveness of theand   course the shortshock,   sharp shock, abroad.   I  identified   schools  I  felt  support would  pthis: rovide   a  similar   academic  challenge  an return  tthem o  the  towreturn orkplace   sooner.   degree  eworldview quity  as  the   top   schools.”   a more international than theUS   typical US school could offer,” says allowing to the workplace sooner.       Africa /Middle East

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Eric King, an American full time MBA student at ESADE in Barcelona, Spain. “Coupled with a strong passion for new experience, [this] is what led me to consider my MBA abroad. I identified schools I felt would provide a similar academic challenge and degree equity as the top US schools.” Interestingly, in the Asia Pacific region, figures from 2008 to 2010 have almost exactly reversed, with shorter courses taking over from the two year program as the preferred mode of study. Europeans remain perennially faithful to the shorter form of the MBA program.

Geraghty points out that, “Entrepreneurship has risen year on year as a reason for doing an MBA. During uncertain economic times, entrepreneurial types see a great opportunity to leave the workplace, get the education they need and hit the ground running with their big idea when the inevitable upswing occurs.”


To boost  salary  


Table 3: MBA Motivations 2006-2010 (multiple choice)

Table 3:  MBA  Motivations  2006-­2010  (multiple  choice)     Reasons   2006   2010   To  improve  career  prospects   73%   64%   To  learn  new  skills   57%   63%   Leadership  position   -­‐   53%   To  build  a  professional  network   42%   49%   To  enable  a  career  change   37%   42%   To  boost  salary   29%   31%   To  start  own  business   24%   31%   Primarily  for  education   26%   28%     “Also  significant  is  that  entrepreneurship  is  on  the  increase,  from  24%  to  31%  of   respondents,”   Geraghty   continues.   “This  is  not  an  uncommon   henomenon  from in   “Also significant is that entrepreneurship is on thepincrease, times  of  recession,  when  talented  business  leaders  consider  their  own   24% to 31% of respondents,” Geraghty continues. “This is not an businesses  as  viable  start  ups.”     uncommon phenomenon in times of recession, when talented However  wleaders hen  asked   to  make  jtheir ust  one   choice,   the  position   hanges  start (see  tups.” able  4).   business consider own businesses as cviable Inevitably,  boosting  salary  is  the  number  one  reason  for  doing  an  MBA,  however   However, when asked to make just one choice, the position entrepreneurship  is  the  prime  reason  for  one-­‐sixth  of  all  respondents.     changes (see table 4). Inevitably, boosting salary is the number one Geraghty  points  out  that,  “Entrepreneurship  has  risen  year  on  year  as  a  reason   reason for doing an MBA, however entrepreneurship is the prime for  doing  an  MBA.  During  uncertain  economic  times,  entrepreneurial  types  see  a   reason for one-sixth of tall respondents. great  opportunity   to  leave   he  w orkplace,  get  the  education  they  need  and  hit  the   ground  running  with  their  big  idea  when  the  inevitable  upswing  occurs.”       Table  4  

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Leadership position   To  improve   career  prospects  


To start  own  business  

MBA motivation When given multiple options (see Table 3) improving career Interestingly, in  the  Asia  Pacific  region,  figures  from  2008  to  2010  have  almost   prospects remains single most motivational towards anas   exactly  reversed,   with  sthe horter   courses   taking   over  from  the  driver two-­‐year   program   the  preferred   mode  of  study.   uropeans   remain   perennially   faithful   the   of, MBA, with learning new Eskills coming a close second. Theto  order shorter  form  of  the  MBA  program.   and the percentages found, in this table have changed very little year   on year. MBA   motivation   When   given  multiple   options   (see  “over Table  3the )  improving   career   prospects   remains   Geraghty explains that, five-year period, 2006-2010, the  single  most  motivational  driver  towards  an  MBA,  with  learning  new  skills   the Applicant Survey has seen significant, though not coming  a  close  second.  The  order  of  and  the  percentages  found  in  this  table  have   seismic, shifts inyear   theon  reasons changed  very   little   year.   candidates give for taking an MBA.   Improving career prospects within an organization or industry is Geraghty  explains  that,  “over  the  five-­‐year  period,  2006-­‐2010,  the   down, while enabling career change (toseismic,   another industry) is up. Applicant  Survey   has  seen  saignificant,   though  not   shifts   in  the  reasons   This suggests MBAan   candidates are increasingly considering candidates   give  that for  taking   MBA.  Improving   career  prospects,   within  an   their organization  or  industry   is  down   while  enabling   a  career   change   (to  anecdotal another   international and career mobility, which supports the industry)  is  up.  This  suggests  that  MBA  candidates  are  increasingly  considering   evidence we receive.” their  international  and  career  mobility,  which  supports  anecdotal  evidence  we  


Table 4

Leadership position  

To start  own  business  

To improve  career  prospects  

To learn  new  skills  

To learn  new  skills  

To enable  a  career  change  

To enable  a  career  change  

To build   build   a  professional   network   To   a  professional   network   Primarily  for  education  

Primarily for  education  

16.7% 12.6%   10.8%   8.1%   7.3%   1.8%  

26.1% 16.7%   16.5%   12.6%   10.8%   8.1%   7.3%   1.8%  

  Full   r  part  time  MBA?     oor Full part time MBA? Full  time   courses   continue   to  dominate  (table  5).  A  total  of  84%  of  candidates,   Full  time r  part   MBA?   Full courses 5). AHtotal of p84% of when   goiven   only  toime   ne  ocontinue ption,   opt  fto or  adominate  full  time  M(table BA  program.   owever,   art  time   and   McBA   programs   a  opt higher   esult   wprogram. hen   Full  distance-­‐learned   time  con ourses   ontinue   to  have   dominate   table   5).  rMBA A  total   of  84%  of  candidate candidates, a single-choice question, forpa(ercentage   full time candidates   are  given    mne   ultiple   choice,   s  ofther   suggested.   when  given   nly  ao option,   oapt   or  MBA ap  olls   full  hprograms tave   ime   MBA   program.   However, part otime and distance-learned have a higher However,  part   and   distance-­‐learned   BA   programs   have   a  higher   percentage   “I   conducted   a  straw   poll  in  candidates JM une   2010   oare n  my   blog,,   percentage result when given ammultiple choice, as other result  when   candidates   re  given    multiple   choice,  Aapplicant   s  other   polls  2h ave  suggested.   with   ahave  smaller   raesponse   set  a than   the   Survey   010,”   polls suggested. Geraghty   says.  “It  suggested  that  34%  of  MBA  candidates  would  consider  an  MBA     “I conducted straw inonly   June on84%   mygo  blog, mbascene. program   that  was  not  afull   time.  poll Given   one  2010 choice,   for  the   full  time   “I  conducted  a  shat   traw   pime   oll   in  June   2010   on  m most   y  bdlog, option,  suggesting  twith full   programs   are  still   option  but, a tsmaller response setthe   than theesirable with   maller   response  set  than  the  Applicant  Survey  2010,”   not   the  ao  s nly   choice.”   Applicant Survey 2010,” Geraghty says. “It suggested that 34% of MBA  Geraghty  says.  “It  suggested  that  34%  of  MBA  candidates  would  consider  an   candidates would consider an MBA program that was not full time. Given Table  5   program   that  was  not  full  t2008   ime.  Given  only   one  choice,  84%  go  for  the  full  tim Study  Plans   only one choice, 84% go for the full time2009   option, 2010   suggesting that full time option,   suggesting  that  full  82.0%   time  p82.2%   rograms   are  still  the  most  desirable  option Full   T ime   83.2%   programs the most desirable option but not the only choice.” not   oare nly  still choice.”   Part  tThe   ime   9.2%   9.5%   10.5%     Executive  Education   4.4%   3.7%   1.5%   Table 5 5L   earning   Distance   2.4%   2.6%   2.7%   Table   Online  Learning   Study  Plans   2.0%   2.0%   2008   2.1%   2009   2010    

Full Time   Part  Time   Executive  Education   Distance  Learning   Online  Learning  

82.0% 9.2%   4.4%   2.4%   2.0%  

82.2% 9.5%   3.7%   2.6%   2.0%  

83.2% 10.5%   1.5%   2.7%   2.1%  

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Editorial women

More women than ever

apply for GMAT and MBA programs By Ross Geraghty

More women than ever before are seeing business school and corporate careers as an option, according to two recent influential surveys of global MBA candidates. The QS Applicant Survey 2010, which received responses from MBA candidates at the QS World MBA Tour, and the GMAC Alumni Perspectives Survey 2010 show startlingly similar results.


ccording to the QS Survey, a record 46% of attendees at their World MBA Tour (see for further details) were women, continuing an upward trend that has occurred over recent years. Meanwhile the GMAC report shows that 40% of its GMAT (General Management Admissions Test) takers were women, the actual number peaking over 100,000 for the first time ever. David A. Wilson, president and chief executive officer of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), which runs and organizes the GMAT, says: “In the U.S. it seems that women are faring better in the recession than men. Men are taking the brunt of the job losses.” He continues: “There are many reasons for this. Women, figures show, are great at getting jobs they want. These involve a lot more public sector jobs and sectors that are less susceptible to job losses, perhaps those that don’t earn such big bonuses as, say, the finance sector. This makes their jobs safer.” GMAC figures show that the number of women taking the GMAT in 2009 was the highest ever, over 100,000 for the first time. Though more than half of these were in the U.S. the increase is global. The proportion of women GMAT test-t akers is also marginally under 40%. Zoya Zaitseva, Manager of the QS


Tour, says: “In 2009, although 46% of applicants to the QS World MBA Tour were women, for the first time ever, there are some countries where the proportion of women was over 50% and we’re looking into why that might be.” China is one such example. According to GMAC figures, about 55% of Chinese GMAT takers in 2009 were women, a significantly high figure. David Wilson says: “Education, and business education in particular, offers women in China their best chance to become upwardly mobile. So we’re seeing more and more women considering business school as an option and taking the GMAT to facilitate this.” Interestingly, Eastern Europe and Central Asia show similar tendencies – around 55% – in opposition to Western Europe, where a proportionately very low number of QS World MBA Tour attendees and GMAT takers are women. This has lead Zoya Zaitseva of QS to introduce regionspecific scholarships of €2,000 for women from Central or Eastern Europe who want to do their Masters abroad. There is also a similar €45,000 scholarship from IE Business School. Zaitseva says: “Women in this region are becoming increasingly aware of the opportunities that an MBA program can give them. Though some recruiters in the area are still waking up to the possibilities

MBA graduates can offer them, this is steadily increasing and women see themselves as a major fixture in companies at home and abroad.” Although the MBA scene has been heavily male-dominated in recent years – statistics show that even in the UK a mere 11% of board members are women – experts feel that parity will be achieved, at some point in the not-too-distant future. Florence Barkats, a London Business School student and chair of the Women in Business Conference 2010: Embracing Change in a Global Environment, says: “Seeing an MBA as an option gives women aspirations they didn’t have in the past. It is seen as socially accept able now, with more women successful in the workplace, and we have more role models - if she has done it, I can do it too. Women are going to business school to realize this potential.” In support, business schools are making a significant push to attract highcalibre women to their courses, as supported by the increase in the number of gender-specific scholarships available. Diversity is key to success in business schools in the 21st century as countless studies show, and, as Barkats concludes, “having a good gender balance within groups leads to a far more successful work group, and one that achieves more.”

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Business school essays and the

avocado! By Avi Gordon and MBA Admissions Studio

In my book MBA Admissions Strategy I offer the following advice: "Proofread to show your hunger for admission, your real desire to be selected." Typographic or other careless errors in your text immediately clue admissions officers in as to how (un)careful you were with your text, and this tells them not only how organized and detail-oriented you are – whether you are a ‘finisher’ – but also how much you actually really care about your application to their particular school.


n this sense MBA admissions works just like a resumé you send out for a job. If there’s one error in it, eyebrows will be raised. Two errors and you may as well not have sent it. The longstanding ‘pet peeve’ across all schools is that the wrong school name often appears in the text. That is, Stanford gets essays that say: “I would contribute to my peer learning environment at Wharton by…” Ouch. Famously, the spellchecker will help you a bit, but is not foolproof. It will happily let you say your first mentor was your high school principle. It will not replace Booth with Tuck. Nor does it know that Haas is a business school, but Hass is an avocado. The tricky thing is that you, the essay-writing applicant, can’t proofread your own work. Obvious errors will go undetected because you will be focused, rightly, on content and value delivery. The MBA Admissions Studio, where I provide elite business school admissions consulting, does not offer this service either, for the very same reason. Proofreading should be done by someone who is seeing the essays for the first time, and who is tasked with looking for errors, not reading for content or value assessment.

Word limit “How strictly do I have to stick to the essay word limit? How much can I go over? Does it matter if I’m under?” is a question I get a lot from clients and people who pop up on email.

To answer this it’s essential, as always, to think about any process or task or limit in admissions from their point of view. Put yourself in their shoes. Why do they ask for it? What are they trying to achieve? How does it help them? So, what are the admissions committee (AdCom) trying to do with word limits? First, if there were no limits applicants would ask incessantly: “Please Miss, how long must it be?” Second, some applicants would write the great American novel, which would waste their time and the committee’s. Third, limits provide a way of getting essays from different applicants to be more directly comparable, being the same length. But there is ‘play’ in the system. The purpose of the essays is to get to know the applicant via their writing, and everyone knows that writing is a creative process, and certainly nobody expects you to hit the word count on the nail. This is not engineering or accounting. Believe it or not, some clients fuss the word count until they have exactly the number asked for, taking touching comfort in a detail that will provide them absolutely no refuge. Anyway, application forms often talk about a word ‘guide’ rather than word ‘limit.’ So you can clearly go a bit over, but by how much? My advice to clients is not to go more than +5% in any essay. This kind of margin is a natural ‘rounding error in finishing up what you have to say and will not hurt you if your reader is a reasonable person, which we assume he or she

is. More than this will start to look like you are taking advantage or asking for an indulgence that your competitors are not getting. However if you write a number of essays that are noticeably short it is fine to have one or two that are commensurately longer, so that the whole comes out more or less right. In fact, Stanford GSB explicitly allows this: its guidance is both per essay and for the essay set as a whole (1,800 words), so you are invited to trade off between essays as you see fit. How well you do this is, by the way, a test of your communications judgment. Can you go under the limit? Similarly, I advise clients not to go less than -5% on any essay. In one sense, like all professional communicators, I believe strongly in “say what you have to say; say it once, strongly and clearly and then stop talking.” This is the royal road to more powerful communications. Certainly there’s no merit in padding, waffling, and repeating yourself. But admissions essays are relatively short pieces of writing, and you, if you merit a place at a top business school, are a multifaceted, talented individual with a valuable track record. If you can’t find things to say to take up the word count this in itself flags that you have not been able to - or haven’t bothered to - properly investigate your own motivations or fully argue your merits. TopMBA Career Guide 69

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Editorial europe

Why study an MBA

in Switzerland?

By David Williams

Switzerland is fast becoming the place to be. Over the last decade, the country has attracted an impressive roll call of European corporate headquarters: Yahoo, P&G, McDonald’s, Nissan, Starbucks, to name but a few. More recently, Switzerland has benefited from London’s decision to impose a bonus tax on finance professionals with hedge funds such as Brevan Howard and Bluecrest responding by opening offices in the country. But what does this mean for someone contemplating a Swiss MBA? David Williams investigates.


hy Switzerland? “Any professional who is good and has very good experience or skills has great opportunities in Switzerland at the moment,” says Alessandro Fonzi, an IMD MBA who is originally from Italy and who is now a senior vice-president with Lombard Odier in Zurich. But what is the attraction of the small mountainous country to companies from all over the world? It comes down to a confluence of factors, but fundamentally this is a low-tax regime at the heart of Europe which is not constrained by membership of the EU. The transport infrastructure is superb and the quality of life extremely high, with Geneva and Zurich consistently ranking as some of the best cities in the world to live in. Its education system is very well regarded and a long tradition of language learning means that any company


View of Zurich downtown

wishing to set up its headquarters in the country can expect to find a skilled, multilingual workforce. What’s more, the economy and the banking sector in particular have weathered the downturn very well. A conservative, save-beforeyou-spend culture means Switzerland is less indebted than other nations, while the country’s banking sector was less exposed to toxic assets than many elsewhere. “Switzerland has traditionally had a very resilient labour market and economy,” says Dr Rob Straw, MBA Director at the University of

St. Gallen. “It is smaller, so there is more stability, and the economy has not been hit as hard here as it has been in other countries.”

The MBA jobs market Not all the companies which have relocated to Switzerland are necessarily MBA recruiters of course, and it seems that international MBA candidates are still more interested in the quality of the business schools in the country, than in working in the country itself. “We ask our students why they choose IMD,” says Katty Ooms Suter,

“A conservative, save-before-you-spend culture means Switzerland is less indebted than other nations, while the country’s banking sector was less exposed to toxic assets than many elsewhere.”

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Director, MBA Admissions and Career Services at IMD. “However Switzerland as a factor doesn’t even make it in to the top ten.” Nevertheless, the influx of multinationals is having an effect on the opportunities available to Swiss MBAs, if simply in terms of the quality of networking available. Having so many head offices on the doorstep creates opportunities for learning about opportunities, whether in Switzerland or elsewhere in Europe, and facilitates both formal and informal interviewing. “When I started my MBA at the International University in Geneva, my only goal was to reorientate myself away from my philosophy degree,” says Dekin O’Sullivan, a French national who now works for the credit department of HSBC Private Bank Switzerland. “But once I went into the MBA I discovered that finance was my favourite subject, and as it was senior local bankers giving us courses in finance I was able to approach them and ask what the opportunities were. It was really very easy for me to get into banking here in Geneva.” Dekin O’Sullivan attributes another factor to his success. He argues that the country’s American-style, easy-hire-easy-fire culture means that Swiss-based employers are more prepared to take risks on someone like him, who does not have a banking background, than

they would be under the less flexible regime of a European Union country, in which employers use experience to avoid the costs of making expensive hiring mistakes. “There is certainly more employee turnover here,” confirms Oliver Ernst, a Swiss national who did his MBA at the Business School Lausanne and who now works at Lloyds TSB International Private Banking. “This helps us stay competitive. At 4.5%, the unemployment rate is much lower than everywhere else I know. Employment opportunities are plentiful in the dynamic Swiss economy.” Other factors affecting the ability to get a job in Switzerland include a visa regime which has recently become more flexible. Suter reports that since January 2010 a new law has been in place which allows graduates of Swiss institutions to six-month visa extensions in order to look for employment. This she says takes Switzerland above the UK as the easiest place for non-Europeans to find a job. “Of course every country tends to become more nationalistic during times of economic crisis,” argues Dr Rob Straw, “yet Switzerland realizes that without its dependency on highly-trained ex-pats it is too small to be able to grow its economy. We do have a prioritization issue with EU citizens, but we are not having any difficulty

with placing non-EU candidates.” One significant characteristic of the Swiss employment market worth noting is that multilingualism is the norm. It is taken for granted that candidates will be proficient in a number of European languages, so much so that there are anecdotal reports that the quality of an applicant’s accent can become a relevant factor.

The MBA experience The opportunity to network doesn’t only affect job seekers however. It is also changing the student experience, both educationally and socially. “The quality of the guest speakers we can attract is amazing, simply because of all the multinational headquarters there are in the area,” says Dr Katrin Muff, Dean of the Business School Lausanne. “Students love this of course and appreciate both the networking opportunities and the practical knowledge and experience the guest speakers are able to bring in with them.” “There is a strong international community here now,” adds O’Sullivan, “and this is making it very easy to network because it is a small place. Bonds are created much more easily here than they would be in a big city with millions of people.”

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Editorial japan

The future of business (and education) By Alena Eckelmann

is in Asia

Considering Japanese business, one immediately thinks of the likes of consumer electronics manufacturers Toshiba and Nintendo or of the car manufacturers Nissan and Honda. These Japanese blue chip firms are immensely successful internationally. They rank amongst the global business elite and their innovative products grace the homes of millions of people around the world.


universities and business schools. Japanese in the centre of Tokyo, which is the heart of the t comes as a surprise then that the ‘Land of the corporate employees now increasingly study Japanese business and economy. Rising Sun’ does not seem to fare well in terms business at the 78 graduate business schools that Masakazu Sugiura, Professor at WBS and of business education. The QS Global Top operate MBA programs in Japan. Project Director of the Waseda-NTU Double Business Schools 2009 featured only three Japanese The favourite domestic choices of Japanese MBA Program tells of what he calls a mental schools amongst the 200 schools that constitute the MBA students are the graduate schools of wellblock with regards to English-language MBAs in MBA elite in Asia: Waseda Business School known universities. Most MBA programs at these Japan that prospective international students and (WBS), International University of Japan (IUJ) and schools are taught in Japanese only but they are recruiters seem to have. His main message is: Ritsumeikan Asia-Pacific University (APU). not exclusive to Japanese students. Anyone who “There are top-class MBA programs taught in This raises the question why graduates is fluent in the language and also fulfils the other English in Japan and anyone with an interest and recruiters seem to shy away from Japan entrance criteria may apply. In fact, an in Japanese business or in Asian business considering its position in international should seriously business. TopMBA’s consider them.” Alena Eckelmann, who A new breed of lives and works in “These schools initially targeted a niche market in form of the international Japanese business Tokyo, has investigated schools focuses on the on the ground. community in Japan and especially executive employees of the many foreign Asia Pacific region. corporations that have set up office in Tokyo. However, they are now ranking Among the pioneers Business education are Ritsumeikan Asia Traditionally business among the top MBAs in Japan according to Nikkei Business Publications.” Pacific University training in Japan was (APU) located in provided by large Beppu City on Japan’s corporations in-house. increasingly large number of students from Asia, Kyushu Island and the International University of Upon joining a company new starters would first especially from China, Korea, Taiwan and Japan (IUJ) in Niigata Prefecture at the Sea of receive comprehensive induction sessions that Southeast Asia, join these programs. Japan. Both Kyushu and Niigata are Japan’s covered all business functions. They would then gateways to Asia and hence the campus locations start working in a certain department and every were a natural choice. few years be rotated to other departments. Top choices for international students Professor Kenji Yokoyama, Dean of the Eventually they had acquired knowledge of all the What seems largely unknown is the fact that there Graduate School of Management at APU, different business functions. This system are more and more MBA courses in Japan that are explains the advantage of his school: “At APU the produced well-rounded functional generalists and taught entirely in English. These include topics of study focus on the Asia pacific region and hence there was no need for MBAs. programs at Waseda Business School (WBS), part the program makes use of a wide range of case Whilst some Japanese corporations continue of Waseda University, and at the Graduate School studies of some of the world’s leading companies to operate this in-house training model, others of International Corporate Strategy (ICS) of based in Japan and in other Asian nations which now outsource their business training to Hitotsubashi University. Both schools are located 74

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are developed right here at APU. What’s more, APU acts as an Asia Pacific network for students who establish their connections in the emerging Asian markets.” Dr Yoshitaka Yamazaki, associate dean and professor of organizational behaviour at the Graduate School of Business, International University of Japan (IUJ) tells us that the MBA environment in Japan offers unique opportunities. These include learning about Japanese perspectives and perceptions coming from Japanese professors and students both of whom are dispatched from the country’s blue chip corporations. A hot trend in Japanese MBA education are part time, weekend and online programs offered in English by foreign business schools that have set up a campus in Tokyo. These include Temple University Japan (TUJ), Anaheim University Akio Morita School of Business (both have their main campus in the US) and Canada’s McGill MBA Japan. These schools initially targeted a niche market in form of the international community in Japan and especially executive employees of the many foreign corporations that have set up office in Tokyo. However, they are now ranking among the top MBAs in Japan according to Nikkei Business Publications.

a career in Japan needs advanced Japanese language skills.

Is Japan a viable future choice? Japan could be an attractive option right now that the Japanese currency is strong. In the past MBA graduates entered multinational companies as well as the diplomatic service based in Japan. Although it is not easy, there are various opportunities that are only available to international students, some of which come with a very high salary. If Japan’s economy is a disaster-zone at the

moment, why is Japan still an excellent choice? Professor Sugiura knows the answer: “Before the financial crisis, studying business meant to study in the USA without any question. However, the economic centre of gravity is now shifting to Asia and Japan has traditionally been, and still is, one of the business leaders in the region. Hence, it makes sense that business students go where the future of business lies.” All in all, the MBA scene in Japan, like elsewhere in Asia, is thriving and the country is well prepared to be “discovered” by international MBA applicants and recruiters alike.

The visa is not an issue If international applicants pass the admission screening and they can prove that they are able to support their studies financially or receive a scholarship, then the Japanese business schools take care of the visa procedure. Obtaining a student visa for MBA studies in Japan is generally not difficult provided that the program of study is recognised by the Japanese Government. Typically, the schools help with obtaining a Certificate of Eligibility which can then be used by the prospective students to obtain a College Student Visa at their local Japanese embassy.

Fancy a job in Tokyo? Staying on in Japan is only possible if the MBA graduate finds employment. For those who are hired, the employers, often international corporations, will sponsor a work visa. Although the economic downturn has hit Japan hard and the employment outlook is currently not as good, there are still plenty of opportunities in Tokyo, especially in certain industries. IT, finance, banking and education are the main areas that employ large numbers of foreigners and Tokyo’s head hunters are keen to fill their openings with qualified international candidates. However, nearfluency in Japanese is necessary in most cases. Students may get away with studying for an MBA entirely in English, but anyone who eyes TopMBA Career Guide 75

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Should I do a specialized or general MBA? By Ross Geraghty

The term ‘specialized MBA’ has divided opinion in recent years. There are those who argue that the skills an MBA gives a student, within the confines of a particular industry, is of benefit to a certain proportion of students.


f a candidate has spent a great deal of thought and accrued significant work experience in, say, the wine industry and knows this is where his future lies, why not take a specialized MBA? According to Professor Vladimir Nanut at MIB Management School in Trieste, Italy, “in every industry there are well-qualified people who simply want to progress within their existing field, and a specialist MBA can give them the MBA badge, and a helping hand in their career.” On the other hand there are those who struggle with the concept of a specialized MBA at all. “After all,” says Professor Simon Stockley at Imperial College Business School in London, “the MBA is, by definition, a general management qualification, and therefore we aren’t entirely convinced there can be such a thing as a specialized MBA.” For the critics, the main reason for the existence of MBA programs is to teach a holistic approach to business, to fashion versatility and to open wider horizons for career trajectory for their graduates. For them the question is, why narrow your options down? 76

Wine making Despite this, and Professor Stockley’s is not the only voice of caution, there has been a proliferation of specialized MBAs in recent years. There are famous examples: the Wine MBA at Bordeaux Management School, the

Football Industries MBA at the University of Liverpool, an MBA in Oil and Gas Management at Scotland’s Robert Gordon University to name but a few. In part, this proliferation of specialized MBAs is due to the need for industry

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experimentation and diversification. The MBA is over 100 years old now and, given the trials and tribulations in the banking and finance industries in particular, deans and program creators are trying to come up with new and innovative ways to educate the next generation of business leaders. However it’s wrong to suggest that the increase in specialized MBAs is massive. Currently, though exact figures are hard to clarify, only a small proportion of MBA students are in such courses. By far the larger figure are still taking the general, traditional MBA course.

advocate them. However… IE International MBA students have the opportunity to personalize their MBA experience by choosing from more than 80 elective courses.” At top US schools, such as Stanford Graduate School of Business, the issues are different; the two-year course tends to allow

option appears to make a lot of sense. PricewaterhouseCoopers, for example, says that it “favours MBAs who have specialized in finance for advisory roles in the firm.” The leading Russian investment bank, Renaissance Investment Management also looks favourably on MBAs with finance, particularly corporate

MBA students the time for introspection and a close look at the core subjects before, in the second year, being able to specialize into areas they choose. New Dean of Stanford, Garth Saloner, said in an 11 September 2009 interview with the Wall Street Journal: “We think management students in the future will be increasingly required to span fields. Giving them the opportunity to work with cutting edge students in other fields will give them the opportunity to expand their scope.” The real test, however, may not be what academics think of the relative benefits of generalist or specialist MBA programs but rather the views of potential employers of their graduates. For some major players, the specialist

finance expertise, but for them the exact nature of the program is much less important than where it was taught. “A good MBA is definitely becoming more and more valuable here in Russia,” says CEO, Andrei Movchan, “but I don’t see any sign of employers focusing on specific specializations, rather on which school the MBA is from. There’s a real differentiation between what I’d term plain MBAs and ‘stars’.” The conclusion seems to be that, while the market for MBAs is growing, employers are yet to fully embrace the value of a specialist MBA. For now, the key criterion remains the perceived strength of the business school delivering the program. The power of the brand seems set to dominate for some time to come.

Controversy The emergence of these niche MBA programs has not been without controversy with strong players in the ‘for’ and ‘against’ camps. According to Alain Lempereur, Negotiation and Mediation Chair Professor at ESSEC Business School Paris-Singapore, specialized MBAs have a definite role to play for students with a clear focus who want to enter a particular industry. “Students following a specialized MBA learn the management basics of any general MBA and the particularities of a specific industry [with] industry connections in their particular field of focus.” However many business schools continue to reject the concept of specialist MBAs outright. Professor Alfons Sauquets, Dean of ESADE Business School in Barcelona, argues that the true value of the MBA lies in giving participants a general management approach and thus an overview of the whole corporate institution. As with all top MBA programs, electives play a key role in a student’s personal development and interests. “Within the MBA, electives allow participants to place extra focus on a particular area of interest and tailor their MBA in a different way depending on their backgrounds and future goals. [The electives must] work together to give the participant as clear a view of, say, finance as they have of strategy.”

Specialize with a Masters For Sauquets, there is a place for specialist masters courses but these are targeted at a different group of students than the MBA. They “develop specific competencies in areas such as marketing, operations and finance [and] are aimed at functional managers, rather than future leaders of organizations.” David Bach, Dean of Programs at IE Business School in Madrid, suggests that personalization of an MBA program is important but specialization is not: “[Our] strong focus on versatility and diversity is incompatible with the idea of ‘specialized MBAs’ and we therefore do not offer or

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Alumnus profile: INSEAD


t’s been more than ten years since Julie Meyer graduated with her MBA from INSEAD, but, as she tells Ann Graham, she’s still reaping the benefits of the network she made in the business school classroom. Julie Meyer, now chief executive of Ariadne Capital – her own London-based investment firm – looks back on her year in Fontainebleau as ‘an oasis in her career’. “I really stepped back and thought and dreamed harder and further in the future than I would have if I had not gone to INSEAD.” Meyer’s achievements begin with the founding of Ariadne Capital, but as her impressive biography reveals, she is also founder of Entrepreneur Country, co-founder of First Tuesday, a dragon on BBC’s Online Dragons’ Den and a weekly columnist for London’s City A.M. That’s in addition to her awards as Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, World Economic Forum Global Leader of Tomorrow and a place in the Wall Street Journal’s Top 30 Most Influential Women in Europe. And then there is her personal project: the development of an association for teenage girls “to help them find their unique contribution to the world and create a virtuous circle of investment in women.” Being a woman in the MBA classroom didn’t pose too much of a challenge for Meyer. “I was able to benchmark myself against my peer group, which had positive and negative aspects, but what it meant was that I really understood my strengths afterwards,” she says. “As a result, I starting to play to my strengths in the years after INSEAD, and that led to rapid achievement in my career.” Meyer, who is ‘American by birth and European in spirit’, talks of her MBA degree as a gold star; one that has made her very attractive to employers and other business people alike. “It [the MBA] was a major reason I had so many [employment] options after INSEAD as to what I could do and where,” she says. 80

Today, her passion for the business and financial world, and her dedication to the field of entrepreneurship, sees her juggling a variety of roles, from entrepreneur to investor, industry commentator to mentor. “I enormously value the skills that I picked up [from her MBA],” Meyer says. “I learnt corporate finance at INSEAD, and believe that you can’t really run a business unless you understand the basics of that. I became more confident, learned how to present well, learned what my strengths were, and

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deepened my business instinct.” It’s an instinct she would encourage others to follow. “I would encourage others to pursue an MBA. I feel a one year MBA at a top school, and I would have to recommend INSEAD for the first choice, is a great investment to make in one’s self at age 29 or so. “I’m sure I would have had an interesting career and life, as whatever life throws at me I make lemonade, but it is certain that I wouldn’t have achieved what I have to date if I had not gone to INSEAD.”


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Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, New Hampshire.

Laetitia Veleba

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By Laetitia Veleba


first landed on a London trading floor in 2001. I started in high-yield research and worked my way up, developing a strong interest in finance—credit trading in particular. I won’t lie; it was tough. I was a young woman and a foreigner (French) working in a high-pressure environment, and I’d been thrown into the deep end. But I thrived amid the intensity and really enjoyed the challenge. I started to explore the possibility of getting an M.B.A. in 2005 when it became clear to me that I would benefit from a formal academic qualification. I talked with work colleagues who had earned M.B.A.’s in Europe and the United States and consulted with a boss who was a mentor to me. He recommended Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business from the five business schools to which I was accepted, and it helped me make my final decision. Of course, there were big draws at Tuck: the beautiful campus, the warmth of the admissions office staff, the close alumni network, and the location. I was ready for a break from city life, and New Hampshire was a major pull. In my time at Tuck, I experienced a true sense of community: the closeness and incredible caliber of the student body and faculty, the lifelong friendships, and the professional network. My goal was to return to banking after Tuck with a lot more confidence and a top M.B.A. under my belt. I felt there was no limit to what I could accomplish. Toward the end of the summer of 2007, I joined the associates program at a major investment bank in London, where I worked with a leveraged finance team. In my first days there, news reports showed people lined up outside Northern Rock, a well-known commercial bank based in the United Kingdom. Customers feared that Northern Rock would go bankrupt, and they were trying

to get their money out. This really marked the start of the financial crisis. Then, of course, it went from bad to worse with the Lehman Brothers collapse. I went through six rounds of layoffs—or redundancies, as we call them in England—in my team. Each time, my colleagues became more and more uneasy. I tried to stay focused despite talk of the “worst recession ever” or news of thousands of London bankers being made redundant. I heard that friends were not finding work. Trading desks were being shut down left,

graduates and senior bankers. They shared their experiences and advice and even recommended me to other alums and colleagues. They offered to do whatever they could. I was one of the family. I needed no other reason to call. I felt proud to be part of such a strong community. I had home phone numbers of well-respected Tuck alumni. I landed on my feet pretty quickly and found a job with a credit fund. I was humbled by the fact that when few people could find work, I ended up with a role that suited me

Picture: H/O Photographers, Inc. right, and center. Before you knew it, I was on the phone talking with headhunters, family, and friends more than I was getting work done. My team worked with financial products that were cut after the bank, with help from a U.S. bailout cash injection, changed its status to a bank holding company. Alumni assist. Finally, I became one of the casualties. But I was fortunate. I had a support system that helped me get through the crisis: my Tuck network. This is what an M.B.A. program is really about. I picked up the phone and cold-called alums—recent

perfectly. While my M.B.A. provided the skill set to be successful, it also provided a network to help nurture the confidence necessary to survive the past year. I have come to understand that my M.B.A. was an investment decision in which risks and rewards were weighed and assessed, and in the end, the return was greater than I ever expected. Laetitia Veleba works at a credit fund in London. She graduated from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in 2007. Prior to that, she was a high-yield credit analyst at a major European investment bank. TopMBA CAREER GUIDE 81

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pros and cons


of the online MBA

By Richard Burns

Recently there has been an influx of institutions and business schools offering online MBA programs. Depending on the institution, these online MBA programs are called anything from ‘blended learning MBAs’, to ‘e-learning MBAs’, and from ‘fast track MBAs’, to the more traditionally branded ‘distance learning MBAs’.


that MBA students are taught very similar if not “Teamwork is still a key component so nline MBA courses are designed for the same curricula, and therefore graduate with students learn how to work in geographically convenient access from anywhere in the same skills. dispersed teams, which is becoming the world with an internet connection. “No matter which MBA platform a student commonplace in the corporate world,” says Eric If they choose, students can embark on the chooses, everyone earns the same Richards, chair of the Kelley Direct Public tough challenge of studying part time while [qualification]” explains Jason Simmons, Programs at Indiana University’s Kelley Business working to pay the bills, looking after a family, manager of admissions and recruitment, W P School, USA. “Our online courses are very or even studying full time on the opposite side Carey School of Business at Arizona State interactive, just as our face to face classes are. of the world from where the actual business University in the US. While he points out that The only difference is the way in which the school is based. options for elective courses may differ interaction occurs.” For clarification, defines depending on which medium the MBA A crucial aspect of online MBAs, when online MBA programs as courses that are taught compared with solely online, without traditional campusvisiting the school. based MBA programs, Distance learning MBA “While one obvious drawback to any MBA program taught is the availability of the programs are hybrid exclusively online is the lack of face to face time with fellow online lectures, courses, where the usually 24 hours a day, predominant mode of students, many argue that learning deep online skills is essential seven days a week. As study is online, but the for the technologically evolved world.” Richard Wheatcroft, student will be expected masters program to attend some campus director and senior based lectures, such as a lecturer in residential course over a management at Open University in the UK tells program is taught in, “all involve the same core long weekend. “Sometimes it matters more curriculum, which includes a strong foundation what the individual is doing, than the institution in accounting, management, finance, Choosing courses they are studying at. marketing and supply chain.” With so many different studying formats, and “From a recruiter’s point of view, at a top with few alumni as a result of the online MBA’s business school with both full time and relative infancy, how does a potential MBA Drawbacks online MBA programs, graduates come out student decide which online MBA course is the While one obvious drawback to any MBA having studied a very similar syllabus. right choice? program taught exclusively online is the However, a graduate who has studied full One option is to look at business schools lack of face to face time with fellow time can only claim they can work hard. An that have already been accredited after students, many argue that learning deep online MBA graduate has already been operating regular MBA courses on campuses online skills is essential for the working hard [while studying part time] for for many years. Many of these schools argue technologically evolved world. 82

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the last two years,” Wheatcroft notes, drawing attention to the benefits of gaining work experience while studying. However Wheatcroft, whose distance learning MBA at Open University is predominantly taught online, did concede that there are drawbacks to an online, MBA. “Networking is a problem, as online meetings simply can’t replace face to face interaction with fellow students,” he explains. “Also, there clearly isn’t the same [on campus] recruitment going on, as it’s a disconnected network, so it’s impossible.” Eric Richards at Kelley Business School points out that the need for an online MBA

Value to recruiters Finally, probably the most important consideration for any online course, MBA or otherwise, is how much it is valued after graduation. “Accreditation is very important here,” points out Wheatcroft, whose MBA course is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The other international body that accredits schools overall is EQUIS, based in Brussels. AMBA (the Association of MBAs) is based in London and accredits individual programs rather than schools. There are a number of schools that have one, two or even

concerned over some online business schools that seem to operate purely for profit, rather than to educate their students. “Sometimes you want to ask, are you running a business or a business school?” Andy Policano, chairman of the board of AACSB International and dean of the University of California at Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business enthuses, before giving his advice to prospective students. “Some schools really do appear to be more concerned with making money than educating their students,” Policano worryingly points out. This notion reiterates the importance that prospective students check that a business school

student to have a great deal of self-discipline to graduate. “Since you are not required to be in a certain location at a certain time you must be disciplined enough to join in discussion forums, chat sessions, team meetings, and do your class assignments on a regular basis throughout the week,” he explains. “If you need to be at a class at a certain time to motivate yourself to keep up with your studies, an online program like Kelley Direct is not for you.”

all three of these heavyweight accreditations. “There are also national accrediting bodies in separate countries,” says Ross Geraghty, managing editor of the TopMBA Career Guide. “As there is little to stop almost anyone starting a business school or online MBA, it’s very important that online MBA candidates seek out and research a school’s accreditation before handing their fees over.” In fact, many experts are becoming

is properly accredited before handing over their tuition fees. Accreditation really is that important. Just because an organization calls itself a business school, it does not necessarily mean it is genuinely interested in educating its students. It appears that something which many assume to be an essential part of the selection process, and paying thousands of dollars in tuition fees for, is all too often overlooked. TopMBA Career Guide 83

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MBA Reads During the MBA you will learn about finance, marketing, accounting and other business topics. These are the hard skills that will help you to become a good manager. However some of the most important lessons you will learn during the one or two years that you will be in the program won’t even be about finance and marketing. Some of the most important lessons will be about how to work effectively in teams, how to communicate your ideas clearly through presentations and how to work in an increasingly global business environment. If you want to get a head start on the MBA, take a bit of time to explore some of the interesting business books focused on developing these “soft skills’. The hard skills will make you a good manager, but the soft skills will help you to become an excellent manager. Here are a few books that may help.

Beyond Bullet Points by Cliff Atkinson How many PowerPoint presentations have you sat through in your life? How many have you given? How many can you honestly say were effective in communicating a message to the audience or that even considered who that audience was and what they wanted or needed to hear? Of those communicating the message successfully, how were they structured? Most presentations are very wordy, vague and, dare I say, boring. They are an opportunity to communicate an important message, one that is often missed. During your career, and during your MBA, you will be asked to make many presentations and Beyond Bullet Points by Cliff Atkinson will help you to communicate your ideas better. The book shows how to combine classic storytelling techniques with visual media to create clear, interesting and engaging presentations. It explores how to create visuals that send a strong clear message and that support your words. The book outlines a structure that will help: start by setting the stage for the story by covering the where, when, who, why, what and how, then expand the story using logic to try to convince the audience to approve the solution offered. Finally end the story, recap and resolve the conflict. The CD that comes with the book provides lots of useful additional information including templates and tips. 84


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How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie This book is a classic and one that has been around for quite some time. Despite its age (it was originally published in 1936) its lessons have not changed in importance. The ability to interact with and understand people and to work effectively in teams is key to having a successful career and managing a business. A lot of the lessons in this book will be useful post graduation, but will also help you get the most out of your MBA as you will be doing a lot of work in teams. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie provides an overview of basic human behaviour: how to work with people in more effective ways and how to communicate more effectively. It starts off by looking at techniques in handling people, ways to make people like you, how to change people without offending them or creating resentment, ways to win people over to your way of thinking and even rules for making your home life happier. Some may find that the information in this book is common sense. The challenge is how you choose to put its lessons into practice. The book has sold over 15 million copies worldwide for a reason.

The Carrot Principle by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton In business, a carrot is something used to inspire and motivate an employee. Despite what many may think, the carrot is not always money and it is important for managers to understand what the carrot is for their team and for individual employees. The Carrot Principle by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton is based on extensive research gathered from a study of over 200,000 employees in North America over ten years. They found that employees who feel valued are more productive, more engaged and more loyal. Nearly 80% of employees surveyed who quit their jobs did so mainly because of lack of appreciation. Of those reporting the highest morale at work, 94.4% agree that their managers were effective at recognition. It also found that organizations that effectively recognise excellence tend to be more profitable and can have more than three times the return on equity than those that do so the least. This is a relatively short book but is jam-packed with useful and practical information that focuses on how to motivate people. It shows that the central characteristic of the most successful managers is that they provide their employees with frequent and effective recognition. The authors suggest 125 ideas for recognising employees and creating a day-to-day culture of recognition drawn from interviews with managers around the world.

The Pyramid Principle by Barbara Minto The ability to communicate complex ideas in writing is an important skill whether you are a student working on an assignment or a manager putting together a presentation or analysis. The Pyramid Principle will help you to become that better writer, regardless of what you are writing about and whether it is business related or not. It explains how grouping ideas into a logical structure in the form of a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;top-downâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pyramid structure (hence the title) allows them to be better understood. A lot of the focus is on the thought process behind your writing, thinking critically about your ideas and using that to present stronger arguments. This book, despite having some excellent lessons about writing more effectively, is itself written in a style that sounds more like an instruction manual. Many have found the book is best read when you have a current writing project you can apply it to.


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Message from the Dean – David A. Gautschi, PhD At GBA we say: "New York is your campus, Fordham is your school."

And we mean it! David A. Gautschi, PhD Dean


charming campus, situated in the middle of Manhattan, adjacent to Lincoln Center, a short subway ride to Wall Street, and within walking distance of major banks and multi-national corporations, Fordham Graduate School of Business Administration (GBA) provides the perfect setting for learning about the breadth and depth of contemporary business theory and practice. Served by an internationally diverse faculty of scholars who have their finger on the pulse of business in New York City, our students choose among master’s degree options ranging from Quantitative Finance to Media and Communications Management. There is more to come, as we are attuned to the ever evolving global business context and New York’s connection to it. Four themes run through our MBA programs and all of our specialized master’s degree programs: • Business in the Global Political Economy: ever since the Bretton Woods Accord of the early 1970s, business has become progressively more global in scope. The increase in globalization has produced greater uncertainty and complexity for the contemporary manager. Understanding business means understanding the world; and our emphasis on the political economy means that we believe that the average business professional must understand how businesses and states the world over interact and influence one another. • Business in a Money Center: New York City is the principal money center in the world. Our programs go beyond our excellent offerings in finance and accounting to illuminate the role of the financial institution in all aspects of business practices. • Business and Media: New York City is the preeminent media and information center. The media and communications industries continue

to experience convulsive change, and Fordham GBA assures that the contemporary manager learns both how to work with the media industry and how to use the tools of the rapidly advancing information technology. • The Societal Value of Business: the Global Financial Crisis and the Great Recession that burst upon us in 2008 are a constant reminder to us that business should be a noble calling. Through the Fordham GBA curriculum and classroom culture, we inspire our students to address the responsibilities that businesses and business leaders have to society. At Fordham GBA, we instill the values, communicate the information and through exceptional education, provide the skills necessary in this changing business environment. We prepare our students for the professional challenges that lie ahead; shaping the students of today to be the leaders of the future. Fordham GBA offers each student the flexibility to navigate the various options of study available to them. We strive to provide a relevant and rigorous graduate business education for full-time, part-time, and executive program participants alike. Our dynamic student clubs enhance the connection to the world of business and to our expansive network of alumni, friends, and partners. Fordham Graduate School of Business Administration is on the move. Please take a moment to visit our website to gain an appreciation of how we might better serve you. Thank you for your interest in Fordham GBA! Kind regards, David A. Gautschi, PhD Dean

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Developing Leaders

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n 2010 HEC MBA celebrated our milestone forty year anniversary, and during this time we have built up an alumni network of over four thousand alumni who are based all over the world. Our alumni are diverse in terms of their job location, job function and organization. MBA graduates include Pascal Cagni – Vice President in Europe of one of the world’s most innovative and best known brands – Apple, Walid Malouf – Climate Initiative Director for the Clinton Foundation, and Entrepreneurs Jenny Carenco – founder of Les Menus Bébé, and Thierry Fornas – founder of EcoAct. Thierry summed up his time at HEC: “My experience at HEC MBA helped me to know exactly what my drivers are in my personal and professional life. Today I am an Entrepreneur, the best career I could have dreamt about! I really enjoy the challenge, and I have developed new opportunities thanks to the network I developed at HEC.” The HEC program, with a full-time and parttime option, is centered on Savoir-Relier™ or relational know-how. Classroom learning constitutes the Savoir of our MBA program, where participants are split into diverse work groups and learn the

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fundamentals, or know-how, of management. The first eight months, the fundamental thread, is dedicated to understanding all areas of core management. In the second half of the program, the customized thread, participants specialize in their area of choice through electives, tracks, one of over fifty international exchanges or one of twelve double degree programs. These relations are complex: Relier focuses on participant’s capacity to “build confidence” through self-management and to “inspire trust” by managing others through people and relationship management. We believe that leadership skills are learnt through processes and developed over time, that is what an MBA experience is all about. Participants are immersed in personal leadership development with learning experiences unique only to HEC. These skills are developed through events such as Visions of Leadership which welcomes speakers from a variety of backgrounds to talk about their challenges in leadership – the highs and the lows, and the Situational Leadership Seminar where participants are put through their paces under the guidance of military officers. During the Visions of Leadership conferences participants are encouraged to ask questions that

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haven’t been asked before to delve into the motivation and thinking of experienced leaders, who are happy to answer questions honestly. Visions of Leadership week 2010 welcomed over 30 leaders: from a historian and philosopher, to an army colonel, to accomplished sports leaders, politicians and of course business leaders. Skills are also developed through participant run activities including a wide variety of professional and community clubs: the Social and Sustainable Business Conference (http://hec-ssbc. org/) organized to raise awareness of socially responsible business practices, and the MBA Tournament (, which this year welcomed thirteen hundred participants from thirteen B-Schools to compete in over twenty sporting events. The organization and participation in these activities transfers MBA learning, skills and experience into real life situations. They discover how to take ethical decisions without threatening the financial position of the organization. At sixteen months our program is longer than traditional European MBA programs allowing participants the time to develop relationships and understand fellow classmates, but shorter than the traditional two year MBA program so MBAs are not taking extensive time out of the workplace. MBAs have the time to become accustomed to managing and working within diverse teams, making them an asset for any workplace. MBA participants come to HEC Paris proud of their nationalities and their home countries and through exchanging their culture, their background and their experience with fellow participants; they delve in to a rich and diverse environment and they become citizens of the world. So whatever our alumni become, whether that be CEOs or entrepreneurs, at HEC MBA their experiences prepare them to become leaders on a global scale. TopMBA Career Guide 89

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Making global leaders By Ángel Cabrera, Ph.D. President, Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona

Thunderbird formula hinges on three traits


t first glance, running a global business might seem as simple as applying common business sense on a greater scale. Business is business, after all, whether local, regional or global. Barriers to international trade and capital flows crumble by the day. So do differences in how business is conducted around the world. So, what’s the fuss about global leadership? If the world is adopting one way of doing business, isn’t global leadership just plain old business leadership?

The reality is far more complex. As the world grows closer through innovations such as Skype, Facebook and the iPad, reaching out to distant partners and customers becomes easier. This interconnectedness eases some differences but exacerbates others. By communicating more often and more deeply across borders, we become more aware of what makes us different. And, as we become more dependent on one another, these differences become more relevant as they impact our work and our chances of success. In the end globalization makes business harder, not easier. Leaders have greater access to a common playing field, but the terrain is bumpier and more rugged than ever before. Through decades of work in developing global leaders, Thunderbird faculty have identified three key traits common among all successful global leaders.

Global mindset First, global leaders have a global mindset. They are able to influence people and organizations outside their own country and culture. This mindset includes the ability to create global connections. Leaders with global mindset are boundary spanners — network constructors who build bridges and establish cooperative arrangements among otherwise isolated or even mistrusting parties. Thunderbird graduate Saad Abdul-Latif 90

shows that a person can develop this mindset later in life without being raised in a global environment. As a displaced Palestinian, AbdulLatif grew up in East Jerusalem with limited exposure to the outside world. He never stepped on an airplane until after high school, but he now leads PepsiCo operations in more than 100 countries as CEO of the company’s Asia, Middle East and Africa Division. Abdul-Latif says he learned at Thunderbird that people can disagree and still respect each other: “Thunderbird was one of the cornerstones that shaped my outlook on life and taught me to have an open mind,” he says. “People can have different opinions, and they still can love you.”

Global entrepreneurship A global mindset allows global leaders to recognize patterns, trends and gaps that sometimes exist in one market but not another. This knowledge is important but does not help anyone until applied. Global leaders do this through global entrepreneurship. They envision solutions that combine resources and talent from different geographies and then convert their global business knowledge into actual innovation. Sometimes, this innovation can involve something as simple as sushi. Thunderbird graduate Ken Valvur grew

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up in Canada and never tasted sushi until arriving on campus in 1987 and enrolling in Japanese. He later immersed himself in Japanese culture as a Thunderbird student and then as an investment banker in Tokyo. “I fell in love with sushi and Japanese-style box lunches,” Valvur says. “I decided then, at some point in time, this would be a great business to sell high-quality Japanesestyle box lunches in Canada.” When Valvur returned to Toronto in 1996, he quit his executive position in financial services and opened a sushi counter 68 floors below his former office. The business, Bento Nouveau, quickly grew into a coast-to-coast chain that attracted the attention of private equity investors in 2007.

Global citizenship To achieve sustainable prosperity, global leaders also must develop global citizenship. They must understand the impact of their business in the world around them and demonstrate a desire to make a difference. Thunderbird graduate Trevor Stansbury launched Supply Dynamics in 2003 to introduce a supply chain innovation that helps manufacturers and their partners consolidate resources and save money. He believes that treating others well and helping them succeed is imperative if a person wants to be successful over the long term. “Success or happiness must ensue as an unintended side effect of one’s dedication to a cause greater than oneself,” Stansbury says. Global citizens such as Stansbury are value creation scavengers — innovators constantly striving to serve more people better, faster and at lower costs than anyone else. They expect to be rewarded, but not at the expense of others. Only those global leaders who master these three traits will thrive in the new economy. Fortunately, these skills can be learned. Saad Abdul-Latif, Ken Valvur and Trevor Stansbury stand as witnesses.

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Developing Innovative Leaders Richard Lyons

By Richard Lyons, Bank of America Dean, Haas School of Business University of California, Berkeley

Why is now the time to think differently about how business schools teach leadership? Whether it is producing more fuel-efficient autos or creating new business processes, innovative leaders are the people who will deliver into our idea-driven economy and create opportunity from the major challenges facing us today. Berkeley-Haas defines innovative leaders as individuals who drive growth by putting new ideas into action in every corner and every function of their organizations, and who do so responsibly. Developing this type of leader is our new focus, and we have revamped our MBA core curriculum and are emphasizing the school’s distinctive culture to shape its students. Our goal is to assure students learn specific leadership skills such as the ability to think critically and flexibly, and to recognize and foster creative ideas. All of this innovative leadership content is part of what we call Berkeley Innovative Leader Development (BILD), a connecting theme that runs through the entire MBA curriculum, both core and elective.

What does Berkeley Innovative Leader Development (BILD) add to the MBA experience? Innovative leaders will still need to know accounting, finance, and marketing. That’s why we continue to require the basics of business for our students and teach from a general management perspective. At the same time, we will be calling out the content in our core courses in order to produce a particular kind of leader. As part of the BILD approach, each core course has been reviewed to determine elements that contribute to the fundamental capabilities linked by research to innovative leadership. New content on innovative leadership is being added to some courses, and related content is being identified in all required courses. Two existing core courses, Leading People and Leadership Communications, have been restructured to offer additional leadership skills, such as new skills in influencing others. The BILD approach also includes a new required course, Problem Finding and Problem Solving, that teaches new ways of thinking in order to solve problems more effectively. Another new course offers teamwork skills and peer coaching. Students must also take an experiential course in which they hone these skills in a real-life setting. BILD also includes the Berkeley MBA Leadership Development Series–a popular new suite of leadership development experiences that

are offered to students as non-credit, hands-on workshops and seminars. The program is patterned after the applied leadership programming offered to senior leaders at the world’s best companies. It addresses leadership from three perspectives: self, team, and organization.

How does the Berkeley-Haas culture support such a change? A unique aspect of the new approach is the conscious use of the school’s culture to shape its MBA students as they learn how to be innovative leaders. The very best firms have strong cultures and values that encourage their employees to act in certain ways to be successful. We want to use our unique culture and values in the same way -- to encourage and develop the attitudes and behaviors of innovative leaders in our students. Our culture is unique because of who and where we are. BerkeleyHaas is located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area—an innovative ecosystem that is unequalled anywhere in the world—which contributes to an unmistakable atmosphere of innovation on the campus. Our strong sense of culture is also reflected in the pioneering scholarship of the Haas faculty members, such as Professor Oliver Williamson, who won the 2009 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for redefining how economists understand firms and markets. As part of the strategic planning process, we have codified our culture into four defining principles: Question the Status Quo: Haas students are able to envision a different reality, to take intelligent risks, and to learn from failure, as well as having the courage to speak our minds. Confidence without Attitude: Haas students are able to make decisions based on facts and analysis, act without arrogance, and lead through trust and collaboration. Students Always: Haas students have a mindset of curiosity and lifelong learning and seek personal growth. Beyond Yourself: Haas students consider the long-term impact of their actions and possess the facility for putting larger interests above our own.

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Reflections of two

risk-takers Two IESE MBA graduates explain how they came to launch online startup Madbid


fter finishing our MBAs in 2007 from IESE Business School, Juha and I headed to our dream jobs with prestigious firms in banking and consulting, respectively. We found companies willing to pay for the MBA title and we started earning financial return on our investment. One year down the line, Juha found the window of opportunity that he had been looking for; the possibility of creating something brand new from nothing, something that would create value and something for which he had a burning desire. He was talking to people who were true risk takers and thought like he did. He convinced me to leave my job as a consultant and take on a rewarding and challenging journey. Juha also persuaded his ex-colleague – a Goldman Sachs banker – to quit his job and was able to form a team of three very motivated people with drive and ambition to succeed. After working straight out in Germany, Finland and London, we launched in August 2008. Entrepreneurship is hard, especially after our stable, well-paying jobs. We had to adjust our life-styles, rely on the team, learn from o u r mi s t a k e s , a n d manage stress. MadBid’s unique platform offers its users the opportunity to win top brand products for up to 80% off RRP. The site offers an alternative way to shop online with a great range of products, not only do MadBid offer exciting auctions, but they also offer the opportunity to purchase the products for which they are bidding on for


the full RRP less the cost of any bids they have already placed on the auction. This allows shoppers to bid on the auction and have fun whilst knowing they could get the product they wanted for up to 80% off but if not they can still buy it and not have lost any money on the auction; it’s a win, win situation. Since the launch the company has grown at an extraordinary pace reporting month on month growth since inception. The recession busting business reported £2.5million in revenue in the first year of trading and aims to increase turnover to £20m by the end of 2012. recently

received £4 million in Series A funding from Atomico Ventures, which is the Venture Capital

Madhur Srivastava, Operations Director, IESE MBA 2007 Juha Koski, Managing Director, IESE MBA 2007

arm of the Skype founders. Up until we received this investment, had been solely funded by its directors. On how his MBA and IESE experience has helped in the success of the company, Juha believes “IESE has provided the fundament al business frameworks that we often have applied for our venture, but more importantly, IESE has offered a strong network of contacts that have invaluably helped us drive the business forward internationally.” I believe the support of the tight-knit IESE community throughout MadBid’s first two years has helped grow the company to what it is today. With the help of the familylike network of friends and professors, we have received invaluable advice on data analysis, day-to-day operations and business contacts. We believe IESE has a great ecosystem which fosters leadership and facilitates entrepreneurship. As an entrepreneur, we had limited resources and IESE exposed us to a network of advisors and alumni who were willing to support us and open doors that otherwise would have been difficult to unlock. We are eager to help fellow IESE students who decide to follow the ‘call for entrepreneurship’, since ultimately it is not easy. has already had several IESE students on internships across the business areas and we aim to continue this throughout the growth of our business.

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Developing Leaders for Tomorrow

Dean Blair Sheppard

Dean Blair Sheppard, from The Fuqua School of Business


he requirements of business leaders today are vastly different from even a decade ago. The rise of large regional players in the global economy, the evolving business landscape presented by the worldwide recession, and the complex interconnectedness of markets make the economy of the late 20th century seem quaintly simple by comparison. In order to succeed in this new age of commerce, leaders must possess a comprehensive view of how business relates to and affects the environment, law, public policy, health care, and engineering. Indeed, much of the current worldwide economic slump can be traced to decisions made in isolation several years ago. On Wall Street, a course of action that made sense for investors ended up being disastrous for homeowners. More recent events in the Gulf of Mexico have shown that corporate policies that improve the bottom line can devastate the environment. Pilots refer to this sensibility as “spatial awareness,” seeing

ourselves in the context of our surroundings. Today, this is as vitally important to successfully running a business as it is to successfully landing an airplane. At The Fuqua School of Business, we are committed to being the world’s first legitimately global business school - because that’s what the world demands. We are establishing teaching and research facilities in some of the world’s most important centers of industry and culture: China, India, the United Kingdom, Russia, and Dubai. As we teach in these locations, so shall we learn; our curriculum will be informed by the insights we gain from being deeply embedded in these regions. Students in all of our programs will benefit from our global presence and the relationships we are establishing around the world. Business education must map to business. As business now spans borders of all kinds - geographic, political, cultural, economic - so must business education.

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ot everything is bad about the economic downturn. One of its positive side effects is that we have started to question some of the principles by which corporate and individual behaviour have been guided in the past. Government, business and higher education are finding themselves amidst discussions about values such as honesty, responsibility, sustainability or even modesty. In these discussions, one of the recurring themes has been the role business schools and, in particular, MBA programs have played. Many times, MBA programs have been accused of promoting some questionable behaviour that may have contributed to the current global economic crisis. There is no doubt that business schools worldwide must accept their fair share of responsibility. And yet, we must accept the fact that business schools are primarily there to educate current and future managers according to the needs of the corporations. After all, and most importantly, companies need to be profitable and competitive. It is therefore also important not to loose sight of the knowledge, skills and abilities that are required to run organizations successfully. Only when MBA graduates have reached mastery of the many fundamentals, they will be empowered to make responsible decisions. At the Graduate Business School of California Lutheran University (CLU) we have not just recently started to react to these changes in the global economic environment. We have always seen our role as going a step beyond teaching the immediate skills that are demanded from MBA graduates in many ways:

• Our faculty members believe in the value of respect for the importance

of individual, organizational and societal values. Around the world, we are increasingly aware that the decisions that business leaders make have important implications for the larger society. Values implications are central to sustainable business practices, and at CLU we take business ethics and values very seriously, exploring them throughout our curriculum and practicing them in our day to day work with students.

• At CLU, we believe the differential advantage of our MBA programs

includes the acquisition of useful, applied knowledge. Neither purely theoretical models nor detailed case studies alone can provide for the development of the insight, perspective, and skills that business leaders need in order to act responsibly. CLU faculty and MBA students thoroughly examine the competitive environment of the future. It is clear that business history repeats itself in ways painful to those who have not learned its lessons. The future belongs to those who meld their understanding of the past with the ideas of those who can visualize beyond the current competitive horizon. Balance is imperative. Our curriculum and courses are designed with this in mind.

With all of this in mind, CLU is committed to deliver cutting business education that is both rigorous and meaningful:

• We offer an education with a focus. A basic business understanding is

certainly necessary, but it is far from sufficient in today’s environment.


Our increasingly specialized world Charles T. Maxey, Dean demands increasingly CLU School of Business specialized Southern California, USA managers. An emerging trend in graduate business education worldwide is the movement towards specialization. At CLU one can earn a general MBA, but there also exists the possibility of earning an MBA in one of several specialized fields including: Finance, Marketing, International Business, Management/Organization Behaviour, Information Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Financial Planning. Employers assure us that these specializations position our graduates to be among the most highly desired in the career marketplace.

• Velocity is a function of speed and direction. Just as business must

increase their speed and constantly reassess their trajectory to remain competitive, graduate business schools must do the same. CLU’s accelerated MBA program can be completed in as few as 12 intense months, and flexibility exists to extend this period, should the student choose. The sooner you graduate, the sooner you will be back in the labor market, where you and your employer will be benefiting from the knowledge and skills of your MBA experience. Over 90 % of CLU students in full-time programs complete their MBA in 12 months. However, should you wish to make changes in the length and intensity of your MBA program, you have that option at CLU.

• That all business is global has long ceased to be a secret. Not only do

our faculty members have multi-year professional experience from a multitude of countries, thereby providing an international outlook in their classes, moreover, CLU’s MBA program also offers a diverse student body that lets student experience both the beauty and the challenges that cultural differences may present. In such an environment, questions of values and responsibility form an integral part of the learning experience.

In response to myriad global competitive challenges, MBA programs have evolved in many different ways. The current global economic crisis provides a good occasion to think of yet the next step in the evolution of business schools worldwide. The educational programs that will be most effective at developing tomorrow’s successful executives are those which provide a good grounding in the fundamentals of business and at the same time teach students to deal meaningfully with the new complexities. If you are looking for an MBA that combines thorough business education with sound values, one which is efficient, innovative, encourages focus, is respected by employers, and can be completed in 12 months, then the MBA program at CLU in California may just be the right program for you.

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Tomorrow’s Business Leaders

Tomorrow’s business leaders need to question whether they are delivering results beyond shareholder value

Thomas S. Robertson Dean, The Wharton School


believe that business, arguably the most powerful resource on the planet, must take a leading role in addressing the challenges the world faces. Environmental degradation, global climate change, poverty, disease, and human exploitation are all concerns that business should play a significant and positive role in addressing. All the better if this responsible reaction to the world’s problems generates profit for business and a better quality of life for consumers. When businesses work to solve social problems, they help produce a virtuous cycle of progress, connectivity, communication, collaboration and increasing velocity of commerce that will leverage inclusive capitalism to speed positive social change while creating vast new waves of newly-enfranchised and empowered consumers eager to embrace the security and rewards of middle class life. Even before the onset of the “Great Recession,” the rise of Asia and the phenomenal growth of the middle class in what are still generally considered developing countries were well under way. It is abundantly clear that the emerging worldwide economy is now vibrant with possibility for Asian businesses that know how to organize and conduct themselves in ways that align with the new realities. Yet most business schools have traditionally focused on the developed world, largely ignoring three-quarters of the world’s population and the businesses that address their needs. This mindset is shifting dramatically, not only out of a sense of social obligation, but also because this is where the world’s future economic growth lies. Quite simply, innovation and entrepreneurship are the growth engines of the new world economy. As the late business strategist and author C.K. Prahalad described in The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid, businesses have begun

to understand and address the rich aggregate market awaiting them among the world’s less affluent consumers: “The real source of market promise is not the wealthy few in the developing world, or even the emerging middle-income consumers. It is the billions of aspiring poor who are joining the market economy for the first time. If we stop thinking of the poor as victims or as a burden and start recognizing them as resilient and creative entrepreneurs and value-conscious consumers, a whole new world of business opportunity opens up.” Business schools have an obligation to create knowledge that will enhance social and economic welfare in the developing world and further accelerate the rise of a new global middle class. We are also in a unique position to advance business as a force for good. In a recent study of Indian companies, four professors of management at the Wharton School asked the leaders of the 150 largest businesses in India to rank their management priorities. They found that nearly all the executive interviewed ranked their companies social missions first, while delivering shareholder value ranked a distant fourth. Findings such as these can influence good business practices around the world. For what is missing in many developing market economies is management capability and the sense of entrepreneurship that allows people to create their own destinies by building new enterprises. People need to be able to develop the new skills that will enable them to do things in a different way, whether that means embracing a new business model, launching a new business, finding a new way to communicate or pioneering a new technology. Business leaders in growing economies who seek to make a global impact will need to adapt to international business practices, regulations and ethical standards. This is where

business schools should play a major role. Responding to this challenge, Wharton is active in entrepreneurial and cooperative capacity-building initiatives around the world, providing current and future business leaders with the skills to think strategically, understand markets, and identify opportunities for growth while teaching the basics of finance, marketing, strategy, business ethics and organizational behavior. The faculty and students of today’s Western and Asian business schools need to develop new approaches to building opportunities and enterprises in every region of the world. Business schools have a critical role to play in empowering the world’s future business leaders to embrace the potential for private enterprise to serve the public good. The next generation is ready, and I am confident that under their

leadership, we will see the continued emergence of a new economic architecture one focused on expanding prosperity for all, rather than on maximizing profit for a few. TopMBA Career Guide 97

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Boston –

beyond the familiar recruitment faces By Dan Beaudry and Susan Peppercorn

Despite experiencing a good number of mergers and acquisitions over the past five years, notably P&G’s acquisition of Boston mainstay Gillette, Boston is still home to some of the most recognized MBA recruitment brands. Bain, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Fidelity Investments, and Liberty Mutual, to name a few, all regularly visit campuses to recruit MBAs. These goliaths of campus recruitment, and others like them, have grown accustomed to enthusiastic MBAs knocking on their door in pursuit of positions in finance, consulting and international business.


ook beyond such renowned institutions and you’ll find an assortment of interesting companies in Boston which are getting far fewer unsolicited applications from MBA students. From the job requirements noted in the careers section of their websites, these companies appreciate what an MBA can deliver. Who knew these firms existed? Who knew they were in Boston? The reality is that MBA graduates need to be more creative these days in choosing careers. Places in the rotational programs, investment banks and consultancies are as competitive as ever, and some MBAs are deciding they don’t want to play that game. If you’re an MBA student in Boston thinking about taking a path less travelled, there are a few less prominent companies in the Boston area that might be worth exploring. They’re global, they’re medium-sized and they’re, well, creative. Read this, and you’ll be more clued-up than most Bostonians.

Off the beaten track Warning! These companies may not be advertising, or even running, an MBA campus recruitment program. But so what? It’s not about the campus-recruiting program; it’s about the job and the company. And in this economy, less competition from your 100

Beacon Hill, Boston

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non-hire, it can increase the candidate’s chances classmates is a good thing. Employment of receiving an offer from us.” Those interested Let’s start with robots, that’s pretty creative. Although the unemployment rate in the U.S. is in international e-commerce may find the Headquartered just north of Boston is iRobot, hovering around 10%, Boston is faring better possibilities at VistaPrint exciting. an international manufacturer of robots that than the rest of the country. The unemployment Finally, we come to the business of music. can help you with everything from vacuuming rate in Massachusetts dropped to 8.8%in January Founded in 17th century Constantinople by an the bottom of your pool to reconnoitering from 9.3%in September 2009. Boston’s health Armenian alchemist, Zildjian cymbals now no-man’s-land in a war zone. Like many other care and life sciences companies have been makes its home in an industrial park in the technology companies in the Boston area, counter-cyclical players through the economic suburbs of Boston. The oldest family-run iRobot was founded by Massachusetts Institute downturn, hiring more people while other business in the United States, Zildjian is still run of Technology (MIT) graduates and has businesses were forced to cut back. Technology, by Zildjians. Steinway Musical Instruments, the expanded internationally. The company hires green energy and higher education are also internationally famous piano manufacturer, plenty of engineers, but at the moment has leading the Boston area out of the recession. touts their pianos as “a sound investment,” and several business-related openings for which an The health care industry, the largest privateruns its business from just outside of Boston. MBA is preferred. sector cluster in Massachusetts grew by 5.4% Zildjian and Steinway are not frequent visitors to Located just outside of the MIT campus, from the fourth quarter of 2007 through the first MBA campuses for recruitment but then again, PegaSystems builds business process half of 2009. IT is only behind health care as the nor are many of the most interesting companies. management (BPM) technology that helps largest employment sector in Massachusetts. companies optimize the Software engineering efficiency of their already employs internal processes and more people in “Founded in 17th century Constantinople by an Armenian alchemist, retain agility as they Massachusetts than Zildjian cymbals now makes its home in an industrial park in the become larger. This during the dotcom sounds like a lot of boom of 1999-2001. suburbs of Boston. The oldest family-run business in the United business jargon until you With software States, the company is still run by the Zildjian family.” consider that MBAs are engineers and supposed to be all about computer science process optimization, jobs rated one or two MBA students waiting for the above leading change and company growth. This for job growth over the next decade, the companies to appear in their school’s career connection isn’t lost on PegaSystems as a great momentum is aligned behind a good center will be waiting a while. But the world deal of the many positions they have posted on recovery in 2010. In a recent study conducted of MBA recruitment clearly stretches their website call for an MBA. by the University of Massachusetts’ Donahue beyond the borders of your campus. And for Technology is important, but let’s not forget Institute, researchers polled IT businesses, those MBA students willing to venture out, that beer is also big business. The Boston Beer asking what regions of the world presented Boston holds opportunity in places they may Company - the brewer of Samuel Adams, and the best opportunities for growth, and 51.5% never have imagined. the winner of a string of beer gold medals from listed Massachusetts. Helsinki to Melbourne – manages a number of international consumer brands from Boston’s shores. The Boston Beer Company has been known to hire MBA summer interns and product managers over the years. Maybe you’ve ordered free business cards from our next company, or perhaps free logo design services. VistaPrint was recently ranked number five on the Boston Globe’s “Growth 50” ranking for 2009. An online graphics and marketing company servicing small businesses and independent clients, it has been growing wildly over the past 15 years. Although the company isn’t heavily involved in recruiting on MBA campuses, MBA alumni have a place at VistaPrint. “Typically candidates who hold MBAs have worked on some interesting internships that have… help[ed] prepare them for a fast-paced, data-driven environment like VistaPrint,” says Stacey Schmidt, a recruiter working at the company. Lead Recruiter Will Pallis adds, “The business training [MBA students] receive helps prepare [them] to almost run their own business or organization internally within VistaPrint. While an MBA would not be Drummer using Zildjian cymbals the only deciding factor between a hire and a TopMBA Career Guide 101

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American University Kogod School of Business Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA MS Accounting MS Taxation MS Finance MS Real Estate Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + JD MBA + LLM MBA + MA

Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting Government IT / Telecommunications Public Sector Real Estate

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: August Programme Duration: 22 months Tuition Fee: USD ($) 14972 / Per Semester Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 100 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : N/A Min. IELTS : 7 Min. Years of Work Experience : 2

Application Fee : USD ($) 100 Part Time Course Information Start Dates : January August Programme Duration : 36 months Tuition Fee : USD ($) 1144 / Per Credit

Contact: Graduate Admissions American University Kogod School of Business 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016-8044 United States of America Tel: +1 202-885-1913 Fax: +1 202-885-1078 Email: Web: admissions

Asia Pacific


North America

Specialisation by Function: Accounting Management Consulting IT Consulting

Entrepreneurship Finance Global Emerging Markets Leadership & Human Capital Management Marketing Real Estate Self-designed

American University’s Kogod School of Business is

The Kogod MBA is built around an integrated core

Kogod offers outstanding faculty members and

committed to offering interdisciplinary programs

curriculum with strong emphasis on global decision-

an integrated curriculum that provides a unique

that give students the breadth and depth of

making, quantitative analysis, and professional

interdisciplinary approach that blends theory and

knowledge necessary to succeed in a dynamic


Kogod’s market-driven approach

practice. Kogod employs seventy full-time faculty

global business environment. Kogod’s MBA program

is reflected in our MBA concentrations, hands-on

members who hold the highest degree in their field

combines a high quality business education with the

consulting projects, scholarly research, and career

and have extensive real-world experience.

top-rated programs of other American University


Australia & New Zealand

(AU) professional schools – such as the School of

The Kogod Center for Career Development is

International Service and the Washington College

MBA concentrations are focused on making students

committed to helping both students and employer

of Law – to ensure a fully integrated learning

successful in today’s competitive marketplace,

partners meet their unique business goals. MBA


Kogod offers dual degree graduate

and the completion of concentration coursework

students benefit from career management courses,

programs including a JD/MBA, MA/MBA, and an

represents an area of specific expertise. Students may

personalized coaching and career advisement,


pursue concentrations in accounting, consulting,

internship/job search strategies, industry-specific

entrepreneurship, finance, global emerging markets,

career days, company site visits, career fairs and

Established in 1955, Kogod has a highly diverse

leadership & strategic human capital management,

alumni networking.

population that is driven to make a difference in the

marketing, and real estate. Students may also create

world. The school works closely with the business

a personalized concentration with the Design Your

American University’s 84-acre campus is located in a

community to prepare outstanding candidates for

Own option.

beautiful residential area in the heart of northwest

productive careers in the global business environment.

Washington, D.C. Many students pursue internships and job opportunities with area businesses.

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Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + JD MBA + MSc (Accounting/Taxation) MBA + MSc (Engineering) MBA + Architecture Specialisation by Function: Finance Information Management Marketing

Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Financial Management Full Time Course Information Start Dates: August Programme Duration: 22 months Tuition Fee: USD ($) 34400 / Per Year Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 250 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 550

Min. IELTS : 6.5 Min. Years of Work Experience : 2

Programme Duration : 22 months

Application Fee : USD ($) 70

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 24000 / Per Year

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : January, August

Executive Course Information Start Dates: August

Programme Duration : 22 months

Programme Duration : 22 months

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 48000 / Total Program Cost

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 34900 / Per Year

Contact: Tim McBride, Manager of MBA Admissions and Recruitment W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University PO Box 874906 Tempe, Arizona 85287-4906 United States of America Tel: 480-965-3332 Fax: 480-965-8569 Email: Web:

Distance Course Information Start Dates : January, July

distinguished faculty members, including a Nobel Prize winner. Students come from 75 countries and include more than 60 National Merit Scholars.

Student Profile

North America

Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Distance Learning MBA Executive MBA

Latin America

W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University

Dipesh Patel, MBA 2010 “I was attracted to the class size and team environment. As an undergraduate, my classes were large and projects individual. In the real world, what you

goal. Here, the selectivity is high and breadth of experience valued, making for a dynamic and

MBA – Geared toward working

engaging learning environment.”

MBA from Arizona State University. Our nationally

professionals who want to earn an MBA part-time

ranked program offers you flexible options to meet

while maintaining their current jobs. Take courses

Dipesh enjoys the W. P. Carey MBA community,

your needs and interests, as well as a supportive

at one of many locations throughout the Phoenix

describing it as “close-knit” and “collaborative.” He

environment to put you on the path to career

metro area. Programs begin in either Spring or Fall

was elected as president of the MBA Association,



an active student-led organization seeking to

• Executive • Full-time and part-time programs highest ranked in Arizona • Small classes of 50 or fewer students • Hands-on training and applied learning from world-class faculty

MBA – A general management

involve and engage students outside the classroom.



Last year the association hosted a number of

executives with significant experience managing

international events for the students, including a

people, projects and budgets.

cricket match and dinner featuring Indian cuisine.


• Online



MBA – A flexible, Internet-based,

AACSB-accredited MBA featuring several areas of

• Dedicated Career Management Center

emphasis. Programs begin in January and July of

• Powerful alumni network - more than 65,000

each year.


Dipesh was the first recipient of the W. P. Carey MBA Student Leadership Award.

Asia Pacific

• Evening

After five successful years as an engineer, Dipesh decided to pursue an MBA, wanting to enhance

Whether you wish to return to school full-time,

his business acumen and move into a supply chain

The W. P. Carey MBA is among the best in the United

continue working and attend in the evening, need

role. He chose a dual specialization at the W. P. Carey

States, and employers take notice. Students from the

the flexibility and convenience of an online program

School of Business: Supply Chain Management and

class of 2009 earned an average salary plus bonus

or are a senior executive, the W. P. Carey MBA offers a

Strategic Marketing and Services Leadership, feeling

of more than $94,500. In addition, the percentage

program that will meet your needs. With start dates

this would best leverage his previous experience

of Full-time MBA graduates accepting employment

offered in both Spring and Fall, begin your MBA

in engineering and sales. He began the transition

within 90 days of graduation was among the highest

when the time is right for you and your career.

during a summer supply chain intership at Chevron.

in the country. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, in the desert southwest,

The MBA complements Dipesh’s background, which

Learn about our unique program offerings.

Arizona State University is one of the largest research

includes an undergraduate degree in mechanical

• Full-time MBA – A core business curriculum in

institutions in the United States. The W. P. Carey

engineering and substantive experience in the

conjunction with an in-depth specialization in one

School of Business is one of the top-ranked and

heavy-duty transportation industry as a design

or more areas, such as supply chain, finance and

largest schools at ASU. The school is internationally

engineer and applications engineer. He currently is


regarded for its research productivity and its

a business analyst with Chevron in Texas.

Australia & New Zealand

Take your career to the next level with a W. P. Carey


accomplish is a function of many people coming together to meet a common

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Babson College Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Distance Learning MBA Specialisation by Function: Accountancy & Financial Brand Management E-Commerce / Business Entrepreneurship General Management Information Management Innovation / Knowledge Management Leadership Marketing Operations Management

Strategic Management Supply Chain Management

Programme Duration: 21 months

Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting Environment IT / Telecommunications Pharmaceutical / Bio-Medical Retail / Consumer Goods Venture Capital & Private Equity Manufacturing Full Time Course Information Start Dates: September

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 46000 / Per Year Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 250 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. Years of Work Experience : 2 Application Fee : USD ($) 100

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : January, May, September Programme Duration : 42 months Tuition Fee : USD ($) 1220 / Per Credit Distance Course Information Start Dates : March, September Programme Duration : 24 months

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 70904 / Total Program Cost Contact: Barbara Selmo Director, Graduate Admissions Babson College Olin Hall Forest Street Babson Park, MA 02457 United States of America Tel: (781) 239-4317 Fax: (781) 239-4194 Email: Web:

Student Profile

North America

Carlos Larracilla, MBA ‘07 Co-Founder


CEO, Babson




entrepreneurship. The professors are not only industry and area experts, but also leaders in their fields who care about your success. In the Two-Year MBA, the first year is an absolute knowledge transfer blast that prepared me to be a well-rounded manager. It is so intense and filled with

Asia Pacific


many memorable moments. The experiential, teambased approach to teaching business really helped me understand – and solve – critical managerial issues. At Babson’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business,

The One-Year MBA offers the opportunity to earn

A highlight of my Two-Year MBA program was the

we develop global leaders with a strong business

an MBA in 12 months to those students with an

opportunity to organize the 5th annual Forum on

foundation as well as an entrepreneurial mindset.

academic background in business. Babson’s Two-

Entrepreneurship and Innovation. We introduced

Our students learn how to recognize opportunities

Year MBA program features a real-world consulting

nearly 50 distinguished entrepreneurs and corporate



project as well as international experience. Our

leaders, who served as inspiration to our entire college.

marketplace. Our graduates launch startups or lead

part-time Evening MBA allows students to earn their

global enterprises, driving the inspiration to develop

MBA at their own pace, varying their course load

Frederique Bazin, MBA ‘08

new products, processes and markets.

as needed. The innovative Fast Track MBA, offered

Marketing Manager – Canada,

on the East and West Coasts, combines periodic

Bose Corporation






Entrepreneurship is a unique way of thinking and

classroom sessions with distance learning, allowing

acting that permeates every aspect of how we

busy professionals the ability to earn an MBA in two

When I started the Fast Track

approach management education, from finance and

years without leaving the workplace.

MBA, I felt that something was

accounting to marketing and strategic planning. It’s

missing in my career. I was

about using proven creative techniques to unearth

gaining valuable work experience, but I wanted to

new business opportunities. It’s about analyzing the

incorporate more strategic thought, critical decision

costs, risks, and benefits of promising ideas. And,

making skills, and innovation.

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it’s about realization - how to marshal resources to grow ideas from infancy to maturity, in a start-up or

Fast Track was the perfect solution. I didn’t want to

a global corporation.

leave the job market, but I was anxious to start my MBA. The online component offered the flexibility I

Babson’s MBA programs feature an integrated,

needed, while the face-to-face component enabled

cross-disciplinary approach to business education

animated classroom discussion and strengthened

in a team-based learning environment, preparing

connections with professors and classmates.

our graduates to address real business problems. Babson students benefit from experiential learning

I used what I was learning daily. I constantly look for



opportunities to incorporate strategic innovation to

consultants or complete internships in the US or

improve what we are doing. I am better equipped to

abroad. We offer four innovative MBA programs to

understand the bigger picture, make better decisions,

meet the needs of a broad range of students.

and be a better manager and leader.





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Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + JD MBA + MSc (Accounting/Taxation) MBA+MSF (Finance), MBA + MSA (Accounting), total 17 other dualdegree programs Specialisation by Function: Accountancy Accountancy & Financial Brand Management Entrepreneurship

Finance General Management International Management / Business Leadership Marketing Operations Management Strategic Management Asset Management Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting IT / Telecommunications No Industry Specification Non - Profit Organisation Pharmaceutical / Bio-Medical

Public Sector Real Estate Retail / Consumer Goods Venture Capital & Private Equity

Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 250 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. Years of Work Experience : 2

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: September

Application Fee : USD ($) 100

Programme Duration: 22 months

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : January, September

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 1270 / Per Credit

Programme Duration : 42 months

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 1270 / Per Credit

Contact: Shelley Burt Director, Graduate Enrollment The Carroll School of Management, Boston College 320 Fulton Hall 140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 United States of America Tel: (617) 552 3920 Fax: (617) 552 8078 Email: Web:

WHY WOULD AN EXPERIENCED INTER- do global organizations in consulting, advertising NATIONAL MANAGER CHOOSE THE CARROLL and telecommunications. Software market leaders SCHOOL? and groundbreaking biotech firms were founded

Melissa Smith, MBA 2007

The Carroll School offers real-world learning

here and continue to thrive alongside Fortune 500

Johnson/DuPuy Spine

experiences under the guidance of world-class

manufacturing companies. The region’s strong

Boston, MA

faculty. An international perspective permeates

and diverse business community translates into

course work, and is evidenced by a student body

exceptional learning and career opportunities for

that represents countries from every corner of the

Carroll School of Management students.

Finance Leadership Development Program, Johnson and

Working in information systems

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Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA

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The Carroll School of Management Boston College

auditing, I quickly hit the top of the learning curve and

globe. Learning to view complex issues through

discovered that I wanted to be one of the decision-

geographically diverse lenses is an important step

makers leading businesses, rather than auditing the

in preparing for the responsibilities of management

results. Earning an MBA was the natural next step for me.

in a global economy. The Carroll School has been Many of my colleagues recommended the BC MBA

Alumni Profile

The Carroll School offers a distinctive portfolio of

Program because of its educational reputation and

Carlos Mejia, MBA 2000

incredible alumni network. And, having grown up

CFO, Alpina Corporativo

in NYC, I knew I wanted to continue my graduate

Bogota, Colombia

work at a world-class university in an accessible city

graduate-level programs:

like Boston. However, I’ve found that the school has I arrived at BC with a corporate

• A two-year Full-Time MBA program which features


both a business plan project and a consulting



offered me so much more.


project, further experiential learning opportunities,

altered my career focus after a

The learning has been extraordinary. What’s unique

a summer internship, live money investment

series of great experiences. Our MBA Consulting

about the BC MBA experience is the opportunity to

opportunities and international management

Project team worked successfully with a VC firm.

immediately put classroom learning into action. For


Next, a BC corporate partnership facilitated my

instance, the Business Plan Project and Consulting

• A self-paced and cohort Evening MBA program

internship in the planning division of a major

Project had me in a team working for real business

led by the same world-class faculty and meeting

investment firm. Then I served as a second-year

clients on a variety of strategic issues that cut across

the same credit requirements of the Full-Time

consultant where we analyzed and shared solutions

industries and across disciplines.

MBA Program.

for issues encountered in Consulting Project client

The required core curriculum

provides a strong foundation in managerial,


analytical, and practical management skills, and

I now have analytical frameworks and skills to analyze businesses and industries as well as the confidence

course work encompasses all the areas essential

Career Strategies gave me expert guidance and

to adapt and succeed in a variety of situations. I’ve

to understanding the modern business enterprise.

valuable coaching to package my accumulated

also formed incredible relationships at BC. From

• A rigorous, ten-course Master of Science in Finance

experience and prepare for final interviews with

classmates and professors, to the administration

(MSF) program, which was originated by Boston

consulting firms. BC undoubtedly made it possible

and alumni, doors are always open here. The small

College faculty to meet the needs of finance

for me to break into strategic consulting at one of the

class size is a huge advantage since students from


world’s top firms — McKinsey & Company. McKinsey

different backgrounds openly share their ideas; it

• A Master of Science in Accounting (MSA)

advises some of the largest companies in Latin

makes the learning that much richer.

program which combines a unique partnership

America, and I helped management teams address

between students and faculty with an innovative

challenges in highly competitive markets.

curriculum, giving graduates the skills to succeed

In my quest to find a job, I made a dedicated effort to work with Career Strategies on my career goals.

Most recently, I have taken a senior position at Alpina

Networking with alumni, attending industry events,

Corporativo, a large consumer goods company

and refining my interview skills were just a few

Boston is the world’s third largest asset management

focusing on dairy derivatives and healthy drinks in

components of a comprehensive career search plan

market and is a vibrant city with a proud history. Top

Latin America. Yet again, the BC MBA Program has

that we developed. And, it’s paid off. The BC MBA has

firms in the financial services industry have their

prepared me well for each new challenge at every

prepared me well for my next step: the Leadership

headquarters or major division offices in Boston, as

stage in my career.

Development Program at Johnson and Johnson.

in the accounting profession and related fields.


Street Journal and Business Week.

Asia Pacific

and World Report, Financial Times, Forbes, The Wall

Australia & New Zealand

ranked among the top MBA programs by US News

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Boston University School of Management Programme Type: Two Year MBA One-year International MBA Evening MBA Executive MBA

Brand Management Change Management E-Commerce / Business Entrepreneurship Finance General Management Health Care Management International Management / Business IT Management Leadership Manufacturing Management Marketing Operations Management Public Administration Strategic Management Technology Management

Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + JD MBA + MD MBA + MPH MBA + MA MBA + MSc (Engineering) 10 Dual Degrees

North America

Specialisation by Function: Accountancy & Financial

Two Year Course Information Start Dates: August / May

Application Fee: USD ($) 125

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 84000 / Total Program Cost

Programme Duration: 21 months / 14 months

Evening Course Information Start Dates: January / August

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 39314 / Per Year

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 1228 / Per Credit

Contact: Graduate Admissions Boston University School of Management 595 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 United States of America

Entry Requirements: GMAT 80% Range: 620-740 Min. TOEFL: 250 (CBT), 100 (IBT), 600 (PBT) Min. IELTS : 7

Executive Course Information Start Dates: January Programme Duration: 17 months

Tel: 617-353-2670 Fax: 617-353-7368 Email: Web:

With our traditional MBA or MS•MBA degree, you can

Global Reach

take advantage of any of these areas of specialty:

Though based in Boston (a leading center for finance,

• Entrepreneurship

telecommunications, biotechnology, and venture

• Finance

capital), the School has a global reach. Besides our

• Information Systems

International MBA, students participate in our Field

• International Management

Seminars in Asia, India, Brazil or Europe. In fact,

• Health Sector Management

our large international student population makes

• Marketing

classroom exchanges a true multicultural experience

• Operations and Technology Management

and creates an unmatched alumni network.

• Public and Nonprofit Management • Strategy and Business Analysis


Student Profile Set yourself apart — choose a Boston University MBA.

When you pursue our traditional MBA, you may

You’ll rise through the ranks quicker, and see the

at one of the 13 other graduate schools within

Angus Shaw MBA 2008

whole picture better than others, because you’ll

Boston University. You may even join our One-year

Consultant, KEMA, Inc.

study our unique curriculum that fuses the art,

International MBA and study international business

(Energy Consulting and

science, and technology of business.

up close in Shanghai and Beijing before arriving in


gain extra functional exposure with a dual degree

Boston for the start of fall semester.

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management As an MS•MBA student, you’ll earn an MS in

educated Angus Shaw

leadership because you’ll understand management

Information Systems, which will give you even

wanted a program that

as an integrated system: how manufacturing

greater ability to leverage technology from a

“understood the value

decisions will affect your marketing campaign and

managerial and strategic perspective. This degree

of technology and its applications to all industries.

how that, in turn, will influence your overall financial

is not about being a techie, but becoming a leader

I had already had an MS in IS, and I wanted an MBA


in the network era, where information technology is

that would wrap around it neatly. Since BU had the

inextricably linked to every organizational dynamic.

Through our programs: • Discover the art of managing, teaming, persuading, and negotiating • Ground your decisions in the science of rigorous statistical and quantitative analysis • And learn ways to leverage technology to boost

MS•MBA, I felt the program would be attuned to the important issues of technology. Plus the School had

Faculty and Research

a great reputation for entrepreneurship.

Our faculty members routinely bring their own research and consulting experience into their

Angus had long been drawn to green technologies

classrooms, where students become part of the

and sees it as “our only logical path for survival. If we

collaborative process.

move fast enough.” He and his teammates consult

your organization’s productivity and profitability

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perspective specifically trains you for the rigors of

on carbon abatement in all its forms, smart grid Faculty regularly partner with leading businesses

power distribution, and multi-source power, such

Set yourself apart with our distinctive Career

and government agencies, often receiving the most

as wind and solar. He keeps in touch with several

Management program, which is fully integrated into

competitive and prestigious grants in doing so, such

professors and students he met through BU’s Energy

the MBA curriculum. This career development tool

as those from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Club, which he founded.

helps you create a long-range career roadmap and gives you the skills to propel your job search.

Of course, the School houses a variety of research centers, such as the Institute for Technology

MBA Programs

Entrepreneurship and Commercialization, so you

When you join one of our MBA programs, you gain

can pursue your own research and new venture

both deep functional exposure and a host of flexible

ambitions. You can even access the more than


70 research centers within BU, the nation’s fourth largest research university.

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Specialisation by Function: Economics Finance Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting Government Oil & Gas

Pharmaceutical / Bio-Medical Public Sector Venture Capital & Private Equity Full Time Course Information Start Dates: September Programme Duration: 18 months Tuition Fee (Full Time MBA, MAief, 1year MSF): USD ($) 38,994 / Total Program Cost

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 500 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 250 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. IELTS : 7 Min. Years of Work Experience : 2

Contact: Holly Chase, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid Brandeis International Business School Lemberg Academic Center 415 South Street, MS 032 Waltham, MA 02454-9110 United States of America

Application Fee : USD ($) 55 Tuition Fee (Part Time MSF): USD ($) 3750

Tel: +1 781 736-2252 Fax: +1 781-736-2263 Email: Web:

partnership with major foreign schools and

became very clear. IBS had a number of unbeatable

companies. Learn more at http://www.brandeis.

advantages: strong competence in international


finance, small class size, location in one of the most important academic and financial centers of the

World-class Faculty

US, and most importantly, an extraordinarily high

Our faculty includes not only distinguished

percentage of international students.

researchers in international business, economics, and finance, but also leading practitioners in

I enrolled in IBS in 1999 and have never looked

banking, investments and consulting. Classes

back at my decision. IBS has given me everything

are interactive, informal and typically small, with

that I wanted. It helped me realize that investment

professors readily accessible. Learn more at http://

banking was the field that I wanted to focus on

within international finance, it gave me the tools that

North America

Programme Type: Full Time MBA MAief 1 year MSF Part Time MSF

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Brandeis International Business School

Associate in Schroder Salomon Smith Barney (now

Many senior executives (and younger alumni in

part of Citigroup) and most importantly, with its

business) visit the School each semester through

unique international profile, IBS prepared me for a

our CEO Forum, our research institutes, and informal

life within a global institution with global clients.

meetings with classes. Our courses work with Upon graduation, I joined SSSB’s Energy group in

Overseers consisting of business leaders guides our

London. Among the 24 professionals in my group,

overall strategy. Learn more at http://www.brandeis.

there are 13 nationalities. The clients that we cover


from London include large global oil and gas

is a pioneering school dedicated to preparing

companies from Western Europe as well as oil and

students for the careers of the global economy in

Boston: an academic capital

gas companies from Eastern Europe, Russia, Africa,

international business, economics, and finance. We

Eight major research universities and 250,000

Middle East and Asia. The diversity is tremendous,

teach state-of-the-art theory, immerse students in

students are located in the greater Boston area.


international experiences, and connect them to best

You can cross-register among schools and enjoy an

communications and getting the right message

practice in business and policy. IBS is a unique school

extraordinary wealth of activities, clubs, restaurants

across to the clients can be tricky. My experiences at

for the following reasons:

and sports targeted to students. Boston is also

IBS help me deal with this challenge with ease.





an important center of finance, technology and

The Brandeis Advantage

consulting. Learn more at

I have never looked back at my choice to enroll

Brandeis - our parent university - ranks among


at Brandeis. This decision has given my career a

America’s top research universities. Located on a 3200 undergraduate and 1100 graduates students,

tremendous boost and has changed my life. I am

Student Profile

confident that anybody who is looking for the same experiences that I was, will find it at IBS.

offering programs in more than 40 fields. Learn

Completing an MBA in the United States was one of

more at

my long-standing ambitions. After having worked



in Economic Development for almost five years, I

Dato Sandroshvili

started researching alternative career opportunities.

MBA, Class of 2001

International to the Core

I wanted to do something different -- something


We are truly focused on the global economy. From a

radical -- that would not only change my career, but

London, UK

unique introductory course on the global economic

would also change my life. Leaving Georgia, (that’s

environment to a wide range of advanced electives,

the former Soviet Union, not Atlanta!), moving

the IBS experience is thoroughly international.

overseas and starting a career in international

More than half of our students come from Europe,

finance was an obvious choice. It was also obvious

Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and international

that I would not be able to make a move without

experiences are built into our programs in

an MBA. After doing my research on IBS, the choice

Australia & New Zealand

wooded campus in suburban Boston, Brandeis has

Asia Pacific

The Brandeis International Business School (IBS)

businesses on current problems, and a Board of


I use every day in my job as an Investment Banking

Corporate Connections

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Faculty of Business

Brock University

Latin America

Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Specialisation by Function: Accountancy Finance General Management Human Resource Management Marketing Full Time Course Information Start Dates: January September

Programme Duration: 20 months

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : January May September

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 990 / Per Course Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 550 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 260 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 620 Min. IELTS : 7.5 Min. Years of Work Experience : 0

Contact: Andrea Johnson Graduate Recruitment Officer, Faculty of Business Brock University Taro Hall 500 Glenridge Avenue St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 3A1 Canada

Programme Duration : 55 months Tuition Fee : USD ($) 990 / Per Course

Tel: 001-905-688-5550 x 5362 Fax: 001-905-688-4286 Email: Web:

Application Fee : USD ($) 105

and speaking. While our MBA ISP students attend

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separate classes from our domestic students, the instructors, course requirements and performance expectations are the same for both programs. Marketing, accounting and finance specializations are available in the second year of the MBA ISP. Students in this program are not eligible for advanced standing. The admission requirements for the MBA ISP differ from the traditional program in two ways. First, the MBA ISP does not require the GMAT exam. Second, the minimum TOEFL for the


MBA ISP is 80 IBT (213 CBT).

Student Profile The admission committee is looking for applicants with





professional experience, demonstrated leadership skills, and enthusiasm and passion for being part of

Australia & New Zealand

Asia Pacific

the Brock MBA community as MBA candidates and Brock University’s dynamic MBA programs give

full-time and part-time formats. Prospective full-

both Canadian and international students the

time students can apply for admission in September;

opportunity to explore business disciplines through

part-time applicants may choose to apply for

Brock University MBA and MBA ISP students are

either general or specialized courses of study. Its

September, January or May. Day and evening classes

motivated individuals with a strong desire to learn

graduate programs also offer an internship/co-op

are available. The complete full-time program is

in an interactive environment.

option that enables students to apply their academic

usually completed within twenty months, while part-

to participate in class discussion and take every

knowledge in a practical setting.

time students can follow a four-year plan of study. A

opportunity to learn from the knowledge and

student who has completed a recent undergraduate

experiences of both their instructors and their

As an AACSB-accredited school, Brock’s Faculty

degree in business may be eligible for course


of Business is committed to the highest possible

exemption (advanced standing) from all or part of

appreciate the small class sizes that enable plenty of

quality of education. Exceptional faculty and small

the first year of the MBA. Students in the traditional

interaction and group cohesiveness.

class sizes make its MBA programs an ideal place to

MBA can choose to specialize in the second year

develop the skills and knowledge needed to succeed

of the program.

Specializations are available in

Brock MBA students come from a wide variety

in the global business world.

accounting, finance, marketing and human resource

of backgrounds including engineering, science,


psychology, business, economics, political science,

The courses in the accounting,

as alumni.

They are eager

Students in Brock’s MBA programs

Brock University offers two distinct MBA programs

finance and human resource management streams

sports management, nursing and others.

– a traditional MBA program, and an MBA program

are tailored to the requirements of the CMA, CFA and

equivalent of a Canadian university four-year

for international students only. Graduates of both

CHRP designations, respectively.

undergraduate degree in any discipline with a

programs receive the same degree – Master of


minimum B (75%) average is the standard entry

Business Administration. The data reported in other

The MBA (International Student Program) (MBA ISP)

requirement for Brock’s programs.

sections of this profile reflects only the traditional

meets the unique needs of international students

experience is not a requirement for entry to either

program. Further information the MBA (International

for whom English is a subsequent language. The

their traditional MBA or MBA ISP, it is considered a

Student Program) is provided below.

MBA ISP begins in August of each year with one

strong benefit to any application.

While work

month of mandatory business English studies which Brock’s traditional MBA program is offered in both

include daily classes in reading, writing, listening

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Latin America

Claremont Graduate University Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Executive MBA Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + JD MBA + MA MS Financial Engineering, MA Management, MS Advanced Management Specialisation by Function: Entrepreneurship Finance

Marketing Leadership Global/International Management Non-profit Management Strategy Full Time Course Information Start Dates: January, May, July, September Programme Duration: 20 months Tuition Fee: USD ($) 1554 / Per Credit

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 230 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 570 Min. IELTS : 6.5 Min. Years of Work Experience : 0 Application Fee : USD ($) 60 Part Time Course Information Start Dates : January, May, July, September

Programme Duration : 30 months Tuition Fee : USD ($) 1554 / Per Credit Executive Course Information Start Dates: January, March, May, July, September, October Programme Duration : 30 months Tuition Fee : USD ($) 1785 / Per Credit

Contact: Brandon Tuck, Director of Admissions and Recruiting Claremont Graduate University Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management 1021 N. Dartmouth Ave Claremont, CA 91711 United States of America Tel: 909-607-7811 Fax: 909-607-9104 Email: Web:


North America

Student Profile

Arun Natesan Mangalam, MBA ‘10 Arun joined the School as a Drucker Fellow after

Australia & New Zealand

Asia Pacific

having worked in software development at IBM The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate

degrees in Financial Engineering, Arts Management,

Global Services and Infosys Technologies in India

School of Management at Claremont Graduate

Public Health, and Politics, Economics, & Business.

and for the Sound Technology Division of Yamaha

University, located in Southern California, is a unique

Students are also able to take courses outside of the

Music in Japan. With an emphasis in Finance and

management school dedicated to training students

management program in the areas of Biosciences

Strategy, Arun took an active role in the Drucker

to become effective and ethical leaders, strategists,

and Bio Engineering, Psychology, Politics and Policy,

community as a member of the Drucker Net Impact

and visionaries in whatever organization they serve.

Economics, Information Sciences, Public Health,

chapter and the Finance and Consulting clubs. He

Human Resources, and other disciplines through the

also completed an internship at NBC Universal as an

Named after the most prominent management

various schools at Claremont Graduate University

Operations Project specialist.

thinker of the 20th century, Peter F. Drucker,

( and the highly-esteemed

the Drucker MBA program offers a high quality

Claremont Colleges Consortium (http://www.cuc.

Of the classroom experience at Drucker, Arun said:

interactive educational experience: small classes

“The average size of our classes is 25 and this allows

averaging 25 students per class and instruction

each one of us to get involved in class discussions

from world renowned professors. Approximately

and express different ideas. The faculty and staff are

70% of our classroom instruction is either in case

very supportive to student initiatives and go out of

study or discussion format and we incorporate team

their way to offer help. I believe that management

building in classroom projects and presentations.

education from the Drucker School is truly a

Our innovative curriculum reflects Peter F. Drucker’s

transformational experience.”

philosophy of management as a human enterprise – an art as well as a science.

After graduating, Arun accepted a position as a Risk Management and IT Consultant at Deloitte in

The Drucker MBA program is designed for

Japan, where he plans to apply all the knowledge

professionals in the early- to mid-stages of their

and skills he learned at the Drucker School. On

careers who are ready to lead and inspire others.

how the Drucker School prepared him for future

Our flexible MBA curriculum allows for both full-time

success, Arun states, “Most companies identify

and part-time enrollment and students are able to

Drucker graduates as talented, ethically driven and

select an area of concentration in Strategy, Finance,

having strong leadership qualities. It is an excellent

Marketing, Leadership, Global Management, or

credential to have if you’re planning to move on to

Nonprofit Management. We also offer joint and dual

top leadership positions within a company.”

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Graduate School of Business, California Lutheran University Application Fee : USD ($) 50

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 44,900 / Total Program Cost

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : February, May, August, November

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 550 or waiver Min. TOEFL Score: Internet 112 Computer 230 Paper 570 Min. IELTS : 6.5 Min. Years of Work Experience : 0

Programme Duration : 21 months Tuition Fee : USD ($) 2100 / Per Course

Contact: Dr. Harry Domicone, International MBA Program Director Graduate School of Business, California Lutheran University 60 West Olsen Road #3500 Thousand Oaks, California 91360 United States of America

Latin America

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: February, May, August, November

Programme Duration: 12 months

Tel: +1 805 493 3511 Fax: +1 805 493 3312 Email: Web:

Profit. In addition to classroom activities, there are

Who Should Apply to CLU?

many scheduled seminars, workshops, and other

Total cost and speed to completion are often factors

professional development opportunities.

in the student’s MBA decision process. Students who wish to complete an MBA in as few as 12 months, or

Admissions Criteria

for whom a significant overall educational value is

Admissions are selective but flexible. Minimum

desired may wish to consider CLU for their MBA in

expectations include a bachelor’s degree with a

the USA.

respectable academic record; work experience is not required. Most applicants submit GMAT scores,

Student Profile

but with a sufficient demonstration of quantitative

The possibility to complete an

ability, this test may be waived. Similarly, most

MBA in as few as 12 months

applicants report TOEFL scores, but under certain


circumstances this requirement can also be

students from around the

modified. A Pre-MBA is available for students with

globe to Southern California,

backgrounds other than business.






living and learning in CLU’s

A Southern California Campus

environment of intellectual

CLU is located in Thousand Oaks, California, mid-

inquiry and real world training

way between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara (about

come together for a well-rounded education

an hour’s drive from each). The 200+ acre (100+

experience. At CLU class sizes are small, and

hectare) park-like campus enjoys a superb climate,

international and US students alike take courses and

where it never freezes or is ever too warm.

complete meaningful projects together.

Costs and Scholarship Opportunities

Though work experience is preferred, CLU will

The all-inclusive price of the MBA program at

consider international applicants who are just

The Exceptional Value of a 12 Month MBA

CLU for the 2010 academic year is about $44,000,

beginning their careers. A Pre-MBA is available for

The MBA at CLU is recognized as “An Exceptional

which includes tuition, seminars, events, health

students with other than business backgrounds.

Value in US Graduate Business Education.” CLU is

insurance and shared graduate housing with private

The international perspectives that these pre-career

ranked by US News & World Report as a Top Tier

bedrooms, full kitchens, and wireless internet. The

students bring to the graduate classes, coupled

Master’s-granting university in the US West. The

only additional costs are for textbooks, groceries,

with the real world professional experiences of the

CLU MBA is demanding, and the expectations are

entertainment, and other personal expenses (e.g.,

American professionals, executives, and managers

high – but the rewards are great. And the total cost

laundry, etc.). To obtain an F-1 student visa, about

who are in the same classes, combine to create a

is far less than that of many other MBA programs.

$50,000 must be certified in funds or available

remarkable environment of international learning,

Significantly, the degree can be completed in as few


career mentoring, and the formation of enduring

One Year MBA

North America

Specialisation by Function: Economics Entrepreneurship Finance General Management Information Management International Management / Business IT Management Marketing Organisational Behavior Social Enterprise and Not-for-Profit

Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting Government IT / Telecommunications Media & Entertainment Non - Profit Organisation Pharmaceutical / Bio-Medical Public Sector Retail / Consumer Goods


Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA

as 12 months. The combination of substantial value,

professional relationships among all participants.

spectacular location, small class size, close contact

Career Planning

with renowned faculty, and internship opportunities

The CLU Career Center is instrumental with career

After the academic component of the program,

appeals to even the most discriminating and highly-

development, and the placement rate is well above

many MBA graduates elect to engage in an optional

qualified applicant.

90%. In addition, the optional internship can provide

internship, which is arranged with the assistance of

a useful introduction to national and international

the CLU Career Center and the School of Business

employment opportunities.

and its faculty.

specialized MBA with an emphasis in one of several

Application Procedures

Recognized as an “Exceptional Value in US Graduate

areas, including Finance, Marketing, Management/

Students may apply for any of four entry points:

Business Education,” CLU offers a superb blend of

Organizational Behavior, Information Technology,

August, November, February, or May. Applications

academics, practical experience, dynamic business


are encouraged at least 120 days before the start of

location, and splendid climate.

General or Specialized Degree Program Students may select either a general MBA or a




Entrepreneurship, and Social Enterprise/ Not-for-

Australia & New Zealand

Southern California, USA

Asia Pacific

CLU Graduate School of Business

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Latin America

Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business Program Type: One Year and Two Year Full Time MBA Programs MS in Accounting MS in Finance Executive MBA Joint Degree Program Offered: MBA/ MS Accounting or Finance Specialization by function for Two Year MBA: Finance Marketing

Tuition: All applicants are reviewed for merit scholarships; 51 credits needed for MBA program. One Year MBA: $58,000; Two Year MBA and MS programs: $960 per credit

Entrepreneurship/Innovation Management Customizable Programs Tracks are available in general or global management. Start Dates: One Year MBA – July; Two Year MBA, MS programs, and EMBA September

Entry Requirements: Min GMAT Score = 570 Min TOEFL Computer Based Score= 90 Min TOEFL Paper Based Score= 600 Minimum Years work experience: 2-3

Program Duration: One Year or Two Years

Contact: John H. Adamski Director, Graduate Admissions & Enrollment Management LeBow College of Business, Drexel University Matheson Hall, Suite 207 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 Phone: 215.895.6804 Fax: 215.895.1725 Email:

an understanding of social, political, financial,

Student Association, the LeBow Alumni Council,

economic, and legal foundations and trends

speakers series, and networking events.

essential to organizations.

North America

• Functional Core: Advanced business learning in the functional areas of accounting, economics,

Australia & New Zealand

Asia Pacific


Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business focuses on shaping leaders who affect change in business. Drexel offers experiential learning that transcends

Student Profile

financial management, marketing, and operations

Mike Burdick , One Year MBA 2009


“The One Year program was incredibly rewarding

• Technology Management: Draws on Drexel’s

for me. After working for 10 years, I was eager to go

tradition and expertise in the area of managing

back to school, but cautious about losing income

technological change.

for a long period. This program was a perfect fit.

• Leadership and Ethics: Provides students with the

Throughout the year, I developed personally, figuring

background to think strategically, motivate others,

out what my strengths and weaknesses are, and now

and inspire change to achieve goals within an

I feel more confident about my career direction than


I ever have. The courses were challenging, students

• Field of Concentration/Specialization: Features areas of study enabling students to customize

and faculty were high quality, and the year went by quickly. I highly recommend this program!”

programs to develop a deeper understanding of a

Shruthi Prahalada, Two Year MBA 2009


“After completing my undergraduate business

the classroom environment. Within its curriculum, LeBow College reveals ethical challenges to expose

World Renowned Faculty

degree at Drexel, I knew I wanted to pursue an

students to the types of principled choices that

Internationally renowned faculty members at Drexel

MBA. I chose Drexel because of the wonderful co-op

occur in business settings. Technological platforms

University’s LeBow College of Business are among

experience I had there, which allowed me to gain

are also continually utilized to leverage Drexel’s

the world’s most highly read and respected in

valuable work experience while earning my degree. I

heritage as a technology innovator and leader. And,

business education. Faculty members incorporate

knew that I’d benefit greatly from a Drexel MBA since

as Drexel is one of fewer than 50 private universities

the latest business and technological advances in

it incorporated academic, in-class learning with

classified by the Carnegie Foundation as Doctoral/

course delivery. Professors have extensive industry

more professional experience. My cohort included

Research-Extensive, LeBow College engages in

knowledge that enables them to blend the academic

many international students which provided further

cross-disciplinary actionable research to improve

and real worlds, enhancing students’ academic

exposure to other cultures and diverse experiences.

strategic and ethical leadership.

experience with guest lectures and special events.

I spent one summer in Bangalore, India, working for

LeBow College views the marketplace from a global

State-of-the-Art Technology

The experience of working for an American company

perspective and values citizenship in a global changing

A leader in curricular and technological innovation,

abroad was invaluable. Additionally, I really enjoyed

world. All of the programs at LeBow embrace and

Drexel University embraces the power of technology

all of the many networking opportunities available

encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship. Drexel



at Drexel. As the vice president of Drexel Women

MBA graduates are prepared to successfully step into

Faculty and students are early adopters of cutting

in Business, we hosted numerous events, inviting

top positions and lead global organizations with the

edge technology that transforms the way higher

female business leaders, learning about their paths

ability to make sound strategic decisions in the face

education can be delivered to augment the learning

to success. It was very inspiring.”

of competitive and economic demands.


Leadership Education in a Format Right for You Drexel’s innovative MBA curriculum aligns the

The Drexel Difference: Resources Critical to Career Enhancement

strengths of the faculty with the academic needs

The Centers of Excellence at LeBow College are

of students and the business community. The

catalysts for research and innovation, think tanks

curriculum integrates sequences that build upon

for significant trends and issues, and incubators for

each other to provide a solid, comprehensive

opportunities in business and integration among

mastery of business knowledge.


There are five curriculum sequences:

Other resources include Drexel Women in Business,

• Enterprise Management: Develops skills and

LeBow MBA Career Services, LeBow Graduate

GE in its marketing communications department.




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The Fuqua School of Business Duke University

Specialisation by Function: Brand Management Decision Science Economics Entrepreneurship Finance

Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting Environment Non - Profit Organisation Oil & Gas Pharmaceutical / Bio-Medical Public Sector Real Estate Retail / Consumer Goods Venture Capital & Private Equity

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: August Programme Duration: 22 months Tuition Fee: USD ($) 51,185 / Per Year Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : N/A Min. IELTS : 0 Min. Years of Work Experience : 0 Application Fee : USD ($) 200 Part Time Course Information Start Dates : May, September

Programme Duration : 20 months Tuition Fee : USD ($) 102,900 / Total Program Cost Distance Course Information Start Dates : September Programme Duration : 16 months Tuition Fee : USD ($) 120,100 / Total Program Cost Executive Course Information Start Dates: August

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 115,500 / Total Program Cost

Latin America

Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + JD MBA + MD MBA + MHSA MBA + MSc (Engineering) MBA+ Master of Public Policy, MBA+ Master of Forestry, MBA+ Master of Environmental Management MBA+

General Management Health Care Management Innovation / Knowledge Management International Management / Business Leadership Marketing Operations Management Strategic Management Energy & The Environment

Contact: Liz Riley Hargrove Associate Dean for Admissions The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University 100 Fuqua Drive Box 90120 Durham, NC 27708-0120 United States of America Tel: + 1 (919) 660-7705 Fax: +1 (919) 681 8026 Email: admissions-info@fuqua. Web:

Programme Duration : 18 months

firm foundation in economics, quantitative analysis and statistics, accounting, finance, organizational behavior, marketing, and operations management.

North America

Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Distance Learning MBA Executive MBA

A year-long Individual Effectiveness course will help to develop communication, computing, and career-planning skills. In the spring of the first year, elective courses are selected to help develop broad perspectives and give students a competitive advantage in the internship search process.


several sections. Within these sections, students will be members of several study groups, project groups, and case teams.


addition, the the first-year class is divided into

shorter term structure allows students to take more

elective courses. A student’s course selection can

core of required courses with a selection of electives.

classes, such as three or four per term, with the

be tailored to meet specific educational and career

The program spans two academic years of full-

same number of faculty contact hours as a semester

goals. Duke’s leading professors and practitioners

time course work with at least 79 credit hours. Two

or quarter system. These extended class periods

in business help students to develop expertise in

Integrative Learning Experiences (ILEs) extend and

enable faculty to cover topics during a single class

functional skills and analytical thinking. The result

enrich the intensive classroom study.

session and permit participation by members of the

is a well-rounded MBA education that combines

corporate community. For students, the extended

critical thinking and communication skills with a

The Duke MBA’s elective offerings change frequently

periods also mean ample time for simulations, case

strategic, global perspective.

in response to the needs and interests of students

presentations, questions, and discussion.

and the business community. At Duke, courses are taught in two-and-one-quarter-hour classes that

During the first year, students will be immersed

meet twice weekly during six-week terms. This

in the core curriculum. The courses will provide a

Student Profile

Asia Pacific

In the second year, students take a full load of The Duke MBA program combines a foundational

If you ask a Duke MBA why she or he chose Duke, in addition to our outstanding academic program, you will undoubtedly hear one of the following: People. all-encompassing and our Team Fuqua collaborative leadership culture clearly differentiates us from our peers. It extends from the classroom to study teams to student-run clubs to social activities. Our students are engaged. They are passionate and motivated to have a positive impact on the school and to learn and grow through interactions with their diverse classmates. The community is a melting pot of professional, academic and ethnic backgrounds from around the globe. We welcome partners, spouses, and children of our students to The Duke

Australia & New Zealand

Community. Culture. The Duke MBA experience is

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University of Saskatchewan

Latin America

Program Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA

International Trade

Joint Degree Programs Offered: MBA for CGA’s

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: August Program Duration: 12 months (F/T)

Specialization by Function: General Management Finance International Business biotechnology Management Human Resources Marketing Health Services Management

Tuition Fee: CAD ($)23,950

Contact: Leslee M. Harden Director, MBA Program Edwards School of Business University of Saskatchewan K.W. Nasser Centre 256 3rd Ave S Saskatoon, SK. S7K 1L9

Min. TOEFL IBT: 97 Min. IELT: 6.5 Application Fee: CAD ($) 75 Part Time Course Information Start Dates: August

Tel: 01-306-966-8678 Fax: 01-306-966-8812 E-mail:

Program Duration: 12- 36 months

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score: 500 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score: 250

Student Profile

North America

Gary Mearns Vice President of Human Resources, Federated Cooperatives Limited (FCL) After earning his MBA designation in 1995, Mearns is now the VicePresident of Human Resources at FCL. “I have the responsibility for providing leadership in the development and implementation of HR programs that will contribute to the overall success of both FCL and the 250+ retail co-operatives that are part of the Co-operative Retailing System in Western


Canada.” Mearns says one benefit of achieving an Edwards MBA


The Edwards MBA strives for a diverse student

broad nature of the program is great for providing

program values accessibility and a high

cohort, ensuring that your experience in the

students with a good grasp of the various aspects of


classroom, in addition to the academic program,

business operations. For those with aspirations of

approach to management that is both integrative

adequately prepares you for the work world of

employment in the business field, it is invaluable. The

and strategic, gaining a deeper understanding of

business. Students come into the program from a

Edwards MBA has helped me achieve my career goals

organizations and their local and global context. By

variety of backgrounds, including cultural, ethnicity,

and provided me with an opportunity to meet people

enhancing their interpersonal communication, team

age, academic and work experience, ensuring lively

with whom I have maintained friendships and who

building and leadership skills, graduates enter their

and broad ranging discussions of business issues.

have also assisted me in solving business problems

professional endeavours with confidence, integrity

Knowledgeable, experienced and diverse colleagues

over the years.”

and accountability.

contributing varied perspectives complements your

Asia Pacific


Australia & New Zealand

is that it prepares you for the business world. “The

he Edwards Master of Business Administration experience.



course load and enriches your studies. The Edwards MBA provides each student with a

The Edwards MBA has provided Mearns with the useful background to assist in the knowledge needed

strong component of core courses, a variety of

The uniqueness of the Edwards MBA lies within

for business decisions. “It has also opened up various

industry-based elective courses to choose from,

its modular delivery, in that it allows students to

career opportunities that would likely not have been

a strong professional development program and

incorporate their studies into their lifestyle. Those

available to me if I did not have an MBA. I believe my

a global focus within the curriculum, including a

who prefer an intensive experience can complete

MBA has assisted me in moving from functional roles in

required international study tour.

The program

the program full-time in 12 months. Students who

the HR field to positions in senior management”

focuses around team-building, leadership and

have families and/or are working in addition to

business strategy. As well, there is a community

completing their MBA can enroll on a part-time

When asked what the future holds for him, Mearns says

liaison advantage where students are partnered

basis and take up to 36 months to complete. A

“Due to the complexity and diversity of my organization,

with industry to complete a management consulting

student who selects the part-time option can also

there will be more than enough challenges to keep me

project tailored to meet career goals.

later choose to fast-track their studies to complete

busy and interested for the foreseeable future.”

the degree in a shorter time period. With a variety

Mearns recommends the Edwards MBA program to

The curriculum is delivered in a modular format

of scheduling options, pursuing a Master of Business

prospective students, saying “It was a great learning

allowing students to complete each course in one,

Administration at the Edwards School of Business can

experience - not just what I learned in the classroom,

two, or three weeks (determined per course) and

be effectively integrated into career goals to provide

but what I learned about myself. It is a difficult program

then move on to the next. By selecting a combination

a transformational, educational life experience.

but by completing it, you realize that, through hard

of core and elective courses, students will have a

work and perseverance, you can accomplish almost

personal MBA experience, while still sharing it with


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Specialisation by Function: Accountancy Brand Management Decision Science Entrepreneurship Finance

Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting Non - Profit Organisation Pharmaceutical / Bio-Medical Real Estate Retail / Consumer Goods Venture Capital & Private Equity

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: August

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : August

Programme Duration: 22 months

Programme Duration : 36 months

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 42000 / Per Year

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 74100 / Total Program Cost

Entry Requirements: Min. TOEFL Internet Based Score: 100 Min. IELTS : 7 Min. Years of Work Experience : 2

Executive Course Information Start Dates: January

Contact: Julie Barefoot Associate Dean & Director MBA Admissions Goizueta Business School Emory University 1300 Clifton Road Atlanta, GA 30322 United States of America Tel: +01 (404) 727 6311 Fax: +01 (404) 727 4612 Email: Web:

Programme Duration : 21 months

Application Fee : USD ($) 150

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 96000 / Total Program Cost

experiences, and international travel opportunities.

The Coca-Cola Company, Walt Disney Company,

Each offers a dynamic MBA experience that goes

PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, and more.

beyond preparing you for your next job, and instead prepares you for a lifetime of accomplishments.

Curriculum & Faculty

Student Profile

Brandi Ray, Two-Year 10MBA:

At its core, our curriculum is designed to educate

Undergraduate Institution: University of North

the whole person across all areas of business. It

Carolina Chapel-Hill

will challenge you to dive deeply into your area

classroom theory and business reality, leveraging

Undergraduate Major: Business Administration Pre-MBA Job: Marketing Associate, Equifax MBA Internship: PepsiCo., Frito-Lay Full-Time Job: Associate Brand Manager, Frito-Lay,

our faculty’s deep connections to Atlanta’s Fortune

Dallas, TX

of interest, but push you to integrate knowledge from






500 companies and world-renowned nonprofit organizations to give you the chance to work with

Brandi attended a national career conference where

real clients from day one.

she met an Emory alum who introduced her to

North America

Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + JD MBA + MD MBA + MPH MBA+DPT MBA + MDiv

General Management Health Care Management International Management / Business Leadership Marketing Real Estate


Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Executive MBA

Latin America

Goizueta Business School Emory University

introduction I was added to the next day’s interview

as thought leaders in their fields. They have taught

list. That’s the type of connections and networking

at the finest business programs and served as

that happen everyday at Emory. And now, with the

consultants to the world’s largest corporations. And

success I had during my internship, I was offered a

thanks to our small class sizes, they build strong

full-time job to work on Frito-Lay’s portfolio of ‘better

relationships with our students, acting as mentors

for you’ products developed specifically with women

Goizueta is a top-ranked business school in and helping connect students to outstanding in mind. Prior to coming to Emory I had marketing one of the world’s great global cities. experience, but I knew I needed more strategy and summer internships and career opportunities. Goizueta is a world-class business school with a

needed to understand the nuts and bolts behind

90-year legacy of excellence, a place known for

Our Location


educating the best and the brightest students from

Goizueta is part of Emory University, one of the

Consultancy (GMSC) prepared me for my internship

all over the United States and the world. Because

finest institutes of higher learning in the world and

and this career. You work with real clients from day

we are a small, private business school, we can offer

a top-20 national research university. Located in

one. I used a lot of my materials from GMSC at Frito-

interactions with top scholars, students, alumni,

Atlanta, Georgia, Goizueta is at the heart of one of

Lay. It’s real-time, real world marketing theory you

and industry leaders in powerful and personal ways

the world’s great global cities. Because the city is

can apply tomorrow in the business world.”

that you won’t find at other leading MBA programs.

home to the nation’s third largest concentration of

Goizueta is a place where faculty and students come

Fortune 500 companies, you’ll have opportunities

together to challenge one another, hold each other

to forge powerful connections with industry leaders

accountable, and propel one another to greater

that translate into internships and job opportunities.




Australia & New Zealand



The Goizueta Network Our Full-Time MBA Programs

Our students graduate with the skills—and

Goizueta is one of the few business schools in the

experiences—they need to make a difference in

United States that offers both Two-Year and One-

the business world immediately. It’s the reason

Year Full-Time MBA programs. Both programs

Goizueta graduates are building powerful careers

feature 21 different concentrations across five

all over the world at organizations as diverse as

different academic areas and give our students

Aflac, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, NBC, Samsung

access to leadership development, real-world

Electronics, the New York Stock Exchange Euronext,

Asia Pacific

the Frito-Lay marketing manager. “Because of that Goizueta faculty members are recognized worldwide

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Florida International University, Chapman Graduate School of Business

Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA+MIB (Intl Business), MBA+MSF (Finance), MBA+MSMIS (Info Sys), MBA+MALACS (Lat American Studies)

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: August

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 500 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 220 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 550 Min. IELTS : 6 Min. Years of Work Experience : 0

Programme Duration: 12 months

Application Fee : USD ($) 30

Specialisation by Function: Accountancy Entrepreneurship Finance General Management Human Resource Management International Management / Business

Contact: Priscilla Ferreira Senior Manager, Graduate Recruiting Florida International University Graduate School of Business College of Business Complex 11200 S.W. 8th Street -- CBC 200 Miami, FL 33199-0001 United States of America

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 35490 / Total Program Cost

Latin America

IT Management Strategic Management

Tel: + 1 (305) 348-7398 Fax: + 1 (305) 348-7204 Email: Web:

Finland… and also Texas, Michigan, Alabama, Ohio

The IMBA China Track allows students to complement

and the rest of the U.S.

their Chinese classes with a study abroad program in China, which entails a month of intensive language

The IMBA program, now entering its tenth year,

and cultural classes, and attending business classes

has been consistently recognized and praised by

taught in English at partner universities in China.

U.S.News & World Report, BusinessWeek and The Princeton Review among others.

Entrepreneurship The






The 1 year, full-time IMBA is completed in four

Entrepreneurship Center is quickly becoming a

quarters. All courses, including a foreign language -

recognized international leader in entrepreneurship

Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese or Advanced Business

research, education, and outreach. Fortune Small

English - are taken during the fall, winter and spring

Business has placed FIU in their list of “10 Cool

quarters, leaving students the summer quarter to do

Colleges for Entrepreneurs”.

North America

Programme Type: Full Time MBA

at FIU or study abroad with academic partners in

Career Management Services

places like Spain, Argentina, France, and even China.

A strong asset to the Chapman Graduate School is the Career Management Services Center. It was

The average age of our International MBA student is

created to strengthen ties with corporate partners

26, and approx. 45% of our candidates are women.

throughout Florida and the U.S., provide skills

In the last three years alone, over 35 countries were

development and assist students and graduates

represented in FIU’s International MBA classes.

during the career development and placement


a business internship or take specialization courses

process. Strategically located in Miami, Florida International

IMBA China Track

University (FIU) has the advantage of being at the

China, home to 1.3 billion people, is firmly

center of it all: growth in Miami is booming, the

establishing itself as a major player in the global

geographical positioning of South Florida has

economy. China’s economy is estimated to be the

“The IMBA at FIU was the

facilitated a flourishing ocean, air transportation

second-largest economy when measured on a

best decision I could have

and logistics industry. It truly is the crossroads of the

purchasing power parity (PPP) basis. The relatively

made both personally and


recent opening of China’s market to international

professionally. The exposure

products creates the need for business professionals

that Miami brought as an

This ideal setting blends culture, urbanism and

that understand Chinese culture and can successfully


ethnicity with the business headquarters for many

communicate in this environment.

with the incredible faculty


multinational corporations, giving way to a dynamic

and cohort work, benefitted

environment that is characterized by technology,

my career substantially. The Career Management

international commerce and banking, travel and

Services in the College of Business helped launch

tourism, and entrepreneurship.

my career in Product Management in Insurance even when the economy had turned sour and most

International Master’s of Business Administration (IMBA)

companies were not hiring.

Created with this cosmopolitan reality in mind, FIU’s

Choosing FIU for the intense 1-year curriculum and

12-month, accelerated IMBA is a true reflection of

the diverse student body gave me an education

cultural diversity as students, faculty and staff are,

outside of the classroom that few schools could

in fact, international in nature. To be competitive

compete with. I now have contacts from all over the

in today’s workplace you have to think globally.

world. The IMBA truly facilitated a global program.”

Students come to FIU from all over the world and are taught by professors from Australia, Mexico, Germany, China, India, Greece, Chile, Lebanon,

Matthew Miller IMBA 2008

Australia & New Zealand


Asia Pacific

Student Profile

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Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Executive MBA Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + JD MBA + MS (Accounting/Taxation) Specialisation by Function: Accountancy Accountancy & Financial Brand Management E-Commerce / Business Entrepreneurship Finance General Management Information Management

International Management / Business IT Management Leadership Marketing Operations Management Strategic Management Technology Management Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting Environment IT / Telecommunications Media & Entertainment Non - Profit Organisation Real Estate Retail / Consumer Goods Venture Capital & Private Equity

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: January, April, September

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : January, April, September

Programme Duration: 24 months

Programme Duration : 39 months

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 1109 / Per Credit

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 1109 / Per Credit

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 250 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. Years of Work Experience : 2

Executive Course Information Start Dates: January, August

Application Fee : USD ($) 130

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 82500 / Total Program Cost

Contact: Cynthia Pérez Director of Admissions Fordham Graduate School of Business Administration 33 West 60th Street. 4th Floor New York, NY 10023 United States of America Tel: 001-212-636-6200 Fax: 001-212-636-7076 Email: Web:

Programme Duration : 22 months

North America

Latin America

Fordham Graduate School of Business Administration

and combining an MBA in Professional Accounting with an MS in Taxation plus preparation for the CPA examination. • Global Professional MBA • JD/MBA Joint Degree • Pre-MBA Program • Master of Science (MS) in Accounting • Master of Science (MS) in Communications & Media Management • Master of Science (MS) in Taxation • Master of Science (MS) in Quantitative Finance


Visit our website at

Student Profile I



Graduate School of Business


Asia Pacific

tration because I was looking


Fordham Graduate School of Business Administration

of students, faculty and alumni who are truly



(GBA) offers a dynamic educational experience

supportive of your academic work. Fordham offers


with access to renowned faculty, diverse business

small, collaborative classes and provides a richness

sector. Once I saw the

community, international student body and extensive

of social and ethical experiences that is inherent in

selection of industry-

alumni network.

its culture and principles.

Based on a 15-week trimester



focused clubs and the

system and flexible part- and full-time curriculum, you

enthusiastic Career Management team that was eager

can choose from six MBA concentrations, four cutting-

The Fordham Traditional MBA curriculum offers a

to guide and advise me on the numerous resources

edge master’s degree programs and diverse electives

choice of a single concentration that consists of

and opportunities I had at my disposal, I knew I

which enable you to customize a unique graduate

a total of 69 credits, including 24 credits of core

had made the right decision. From administration

education to meet your individual needs.

courses and nine credits of prerequisites or a dual

to faculty to fellow students, everyone is willing

concentration program that requires 72 credits.

to lend a hand in your development whether it is

Fordham GBA’s main campus is located just steps

Australia & New Zealand


professionally, academically or personally. Having

from Lincoln Center, in the heart of New York City,

Fordham GBA has a range of programs to choose

unparalleled access to both full- and part-time

the nation’s premier hub of commerce and culture,

from, several of which are unique:

students, Fordham offers one of the largest networks

and headquarters to leading names in finance,

• MBA with concentrations in: (1) Professional

one could have access to at a business school. I feel

media, fashion and marketing. Students have the

Accounting, (2) Finance, (3) Communications &

privileged to be part of such a diverse community

option to move freely between the two campuses

Media Management, (4) Information Systems,

that shares in its commitment to attain success at

and study where you work or live.


(5) Management Systems, and (6) Marketing.

the highest standards. With the entire Fordham

Westchester, a brand new suburban campus, is a

In addition to specifying a concentration, you

community striving for continuous growth in this

state of the art building situated on 32 wooded acres

can further specialize your degree with the

changing global environment, Fordham Graduate

with a full selection of graduate courses in Finance,


School of Business Administration was an opportune

Management Systems and Marketing.

Global Sustainability, Electronic Business and



place for me to achieve my career goals.

Derrick Mayo, Class of 2010 Business Valuation Associate In joining Fordham Graduate School of Business • Executive MBA Administration, you’ll become part of a community • MTA Program - a dual degree, requiring 99 credits Deloitte Financial Advisory Servies LLP International Business.

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George Mason University MBA/MSA Programs

Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + MSc (Accounting/Taxation) Specialisation by Function: Accountancy & Financial Entrepreneurship Information Management Marketing Project Management Technology Management

Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting Government IT / Telecommunications Real Estate Full Time Course Information Start Dates: August Programme Duration: 21 months Tuition Fee: USD ($) 729 / Per Credit

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 600 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 240 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 580 Min. IELTS : 6.5 Min. Years of Work Experience : 0 Application Fee : USD ($) 60 Part Time Course Information Start Dates : January August

Programme Duration : 35 months Tuition Fee : USD ($) 729.00 / Per Credit Executive Course Information Start Dates: August Programme Duration : 21 months Tuition Fee : USD ($) 72,900 / Total Program Cost

Contact: Aysha Puhl, Assistant Director, Recruitment & Admissions George Mason University MBA Programs Enterprise Hall 4400 University Drive Fairfax, Virginia 22030 United States of America

Latin America

Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Executive MBA

Tel: 703-993-2136 Fax: 703-993-1778 Email: Web:

and broadening their professional perspectives. The benefits of the Mason MBA are tangible and immediate. We invite you to learn more about our programs at Your future is waiting. Right here. Right now.

Student Profile

North America

to make a commitment to advancing their career

Kien Nguyen Full-Time MBA Kien




accompanying his parents to Hanoi, Vietnam. He observed the hard work involved in running a company, and that experience influenced his decision to one day own


their clothing export business in

his own business. He received his undergraduate degree in economics from Hanoi Foreign Trade University and enjoyed courses such as economic theory, business law, and international trading. After graduation, Kien joined the Tax & Corporate Services sector at KPMG where he worked for two years as a Senior Consultant before leaving to earn

residency appealed to him as it offers our students An innovative curriculum. A world-class education.

deep business connections. Ranked the #4 most

the opportunity to expand their knowledge and

The key to unlock opportunity.

diverse university in the country, Mason MBA

experience in international business. Second, our

students come from all over the world, speak

location in the D.C. Metro Area was important to

The business world is more complex and the

many different languages, and have experience

him because it provides our students with access to

competitive challenges greater than ever before.

in a broad range of industries. Our weeklong

key employers. Third, Kien was impressed that U.S.

To succeed in today’s global marketplace, you

global residency prepares students to embrace

News & World Report ranks Mason as the nation’s #2

need more diverse skills, broader insights and the

cultural differences by providing a first-hand

university to watch in its’ 2010 list of “Up-and-Coming

confidence that comes from knowing you are truly

global experience. It exposes you to critical topics

Schools”. During his time in the MBA program, Kien

prepared to assume a critical leadership role. The

in international business management, regulation

has become an active part of the MBA family. He

MBA program at George Mason University School

and entrepreneurship.

works as a research assistant and is a member of the

of Management can help you create the career possibilities you want.

MBA Student Association Executive Board. Kien truly Mason’s Traditional MBA is designed for students

enjoys his classmates because “they come from all

looking to fast track their career growth and have

around the world with very different backgrounds

Located just outside of Washington, D.C. in the

the time and resources to invest in going to school

and professional experiences. The diversity…makes

booming high-tech corridor of Northern Virginia,

full-time. It is designed to give you an intensive

our classes more interesting and informative.” Upon

Mason is one of the nation’s most innovative,

and personal learning experience and the chance

successful completion of his MBA, Kien plans to

diverse and entrepreneurial universities. The

to focus your energies exclusively on preparing for

continue his career as a consultant and eventually

Mason MBA offers an advanced curriculum,

your future. Our evening MBA is a more flexible

own his own consulting firm.


option for students working full-time who still want





Australia & New Zealand

that drew Kien to the Mason MBA. First, the global

Asia Pacific

his MBA degree. There were three major factors

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Latin America

McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Executive MBA Dual Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + JD MBA + MD MBA + MSFS (M.S. in Foreign Service) MBA + MPP (Master of Public Policy)

Industry Focus: Banking / Financial Services Consulting Government Non - Profit Organisation Pharmaceutical / Bio-Medical Public Sector Retail / Consumer Goods Venture Capital & Private Equity

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: August

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : August

Programme Duration: 21 months

Programme Duration : 36 months

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 45,984 / Per Year

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 1830 / Per Credit

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Internet Based Score : 100 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. IELTS : 7.5 Min. Years of Work Experience : 2

Executive Course Information Start Dates: August

Application Fee : USD ($) 175

Programme Duration : 18 months

Contact: Kelly Wilson, Assistant Dean & Director, Full-Time MBA Admissions McDonough School of Business Georgetown University 37th and O Streets, NW Suite 390 Washington, D.C. 20057 United States of America Tel: +01 (202) 687-4200 Fax: +01 (202) 687-7809 Email: Web:

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 1660 / Per Credit

North America

Academic Focus: Accountancy & Financial Entrepreneurship Finance General Management Information Management

Leadership Marketing Operations Management Strategic Management Corporate Governance

City at the Center of World Politics and Business Our proximity to prominent business, government, and non-profit leaders makes Washington, D.C. a premier location for learning. Georgetown’s strong ties to the wider world allow us to draw opinion leaders to campus on topics ranging from investment analyses to marketing ethics. More than a city known for politics, culture, monuments, museums, and rich history, Washington is a global business community

Asia Pacific


- a great place to work and network.

Faculty Profile “I teach people to think logically and analytically and For over 200 years, Georgetown University has

international exposure of our student body. Our

therefore increase their probability of success. That

welcomed aspiring leaders to our campus along

students belong to a community that is truly

way they’re likely to make better decisions.”

the banks of the Potomac River. The Georgetown

global, whether it involves taking courses with

MBA program is located in a global capital, offering

an international focus or pursuing one of our

-Paul Almeida, Associate Professor of Strategy and Dean’s Faculty Fellow

unparalleled access to the forefront of global

partner programs with ESADE, Oxford University,

business and policy. McDonough’s home is the state-

HEC, London Business School, Fudan University,

Combining rigorous case analysis and lively

of-the-art Rafik B. Hariri building which opened

Universidad Austral or our own Georgetown School

experiential debate, Professor Almeida’s courses

in June 2009. This LEED certified facility enables

of Foreign Service. All students have a hands-on

are designed to develop students’ critical thinking

us to further excel in the quality of our teaching,

international learning experience through the

and analytical skills, which are paramount in the

research, student services, career management and

Global Residency, in which they act as consultants

development of complex strategic thinking.

connections to international business.

on projects for international companies abroad.

Community of Achievement

Recent locations have included Ho Chi Minh City,

In addition to his outstanding teaching, Professor

Johannesburg, Prague, Sao Paulo and Shanghai.

Almeida is an award-winning researcher and widely

Australia & New Zealand

Our community offers a collaborative culture, a

sought-after consultant. His clients include IBM,

supportive faculty, and access to an extensive alumni

Focus on Leadership

AT&T, Philips, and most recently, the royal family of

network. Students know their professors as mentors,

With an emphasis on global business, innovation,

the United Arab Emirates. He has worked on major

career advisers, and colleagues. They gain a foundation

and ethical decision-making, the Georgetown MBA

strategic initiatives at Georgetown’s McDonough

in all core management disciplines with an emphasis

program prepares students to be leaders of the future.

School of Business, including the development of

on the global, ethical and political environment of

Leadership skills are built through the curriculum

the Global Residency, the implementation of the

business. Georgetown students are known for their

and other activities such as the McDonough

Business Plan Case Competition, and the creation of

ability to conduct rigorous analysis, work extraordinarily

School of Business Distinguished Leaders Speakers

the Global Executive MBA Program.

well in teams and produce professional, high-quality

Series, an active Student Government Association

results. Graduates have the functional knowledge and

and leadership opportunities in over 30 student

Professor Almeida holds a B.A. from the University

intellectual skills to manage and lead an organization

organizations. The leadership abilities students

of Poona (Electrical Engineering), an MBA from

with insight and success.

develop at Georgetown serve them well throughout

the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad,

their careers, and we are proud that our alumni

and an M.A. in Applied Economics and Managerial

Global Mindset

make an impact on the international community in

Science as well as a Ph.D. in International Business

A global mindset is the essence of the Georgetown

leadership roles around the world.

and Strategy, both from the Wharton School at the

experience and is reflected in the tremendous

University of Pennsylvania.

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Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + JD MBA + MHSA Specialisation by Function: Accountancy Change Management Decision Science E-Commerce / Business Economics Entrepreneurship

Finance General Management Health Care Management Human Resource Management Information Management International Management / Business Marketing Operations Management Organisational Behavior Risk Management Personal Financial Planning Full Time Course Information (Global Partners) Start Dates: October

Programme Duration: 14 months

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : January, June, August

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 55,000 / Total Program Cost Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 530 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 253 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 610 Min. IELTS : 7 Min. Years of Work Experience : 2 Application Fee : USD ($) 50

Programme Duration : 24 months Tuition Fee : USD ($) 391 / Per Credit Executive Course Information Start Dates: August Programme Duration : 17 months Tuition Fee : USD ($) 63500 / Total Program Cost


Contact: Toby McChesney, Assistant Dean, Graduate Recruiting and Student Services Georgia State University, J. Mack Robinson College of Business Atlanta, Georgia United States of America Tel: +1-404-413-7167 Email: Web: Global Partners MBA: Robin Mladinich, Program Director Tel: +1-404-413-7296 Email: Web:

formation of adaptive leadership practices to create


sustainable economic, social, and environmental

graduates frequently are recruited by their interning





company. Graduates experience on average a 60% plus salary increase. Students have been recruited

Global Partners MBA: Four Continents. Students discover their respective leadership by (representative list): Adidas, Airbus S.A.S, AXA Two Degrees. One Global Experience. competencies and effective leadership practices. Investment Managers, BMO Capital Markets, CIFAL, The Global Partners MBA is a 14-month, full-time

Face-to-face meetings with CEOs and executives of

Citibank Dubai, The Coca-Cola Company, Dubai

program delivering an intensive, true immersion

Fortune 500/Global Fortune companies, well-known

International Finance Centre, Edelman, Equifax, Ernst

in the practice of global business.

Spanning 4

and successful entrepreneurs, and high ranking

& Young, Exxon, GE Hungary Zrt., GFK Marketing

continents, students earn 2 degrees through an

government officials provide students with unique

Services France, HP – Germany, JP Morgan Chase,

integrated curriculum across partner institutions.

and valuable knowledge and insight.

Leopard Capital, North Highland Consulting, Novell

North America

Programme Type: Full Time MBA - Global Partners Part Time MBA Professional MBA Executive MBA Specialized Masters

Latin America

Georgia State University, J. Mack Robinson College of Business

The J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia

Diplomacy theme allows students to examine the

State University in Atlanta has teamed with IAE –

why, when, and how companies, governments,

Paris, the Sorbonne Graduate Business School, and

policy makers, and international regulators work

Rankings and Accreditation

COPPEAD Graduate School of Business, Federal

together. A particular effort is made to work with

The J. Mack Robinson College of Business at

University of Rio de Janeiro, to offer an MBA with

organizations that have presence in two or more

Georgia State University is internationally AACSB

true global immersion. Internationally renowned

of the program’s locations. Multi-day trips to

accredited and its MBA programs are nationally

research and top-ranked faculty from the three

Washington, DC and Brussels and company

and internationally ranked.

institutions collaborate to deliver a rigorous and

visits in each locale expose students to Commercial

accredited and ranked in the Financial Times 100.

integrated curriculum. Students study extensively

Diplomacy in action.

YRC Logistics.


SARL, Ogilvy, Quito: CONQuito, RG North America,

Extended Residencies in Atlanta, Rio, and Commercial Diplomacy Rubbermaid France SAS, SAP, The Home Depot, Unique to Global Partners, the Commercial ThyssenKrupp, Turner Broadcasting, UPS, Versace, Paris; and Asian Business Field Study


The Asian Business Field Study introduces students to

International Internship

the challenges and opportunities of doing business

Global Partners students apply their classroom

in emerging markets in Asia with a current focus on


China. Format includes company visits with senior

language skills during a sixteen-week international

executives across industry and functional focus, and

internship – the culmination of classroom and

cultural activities.

international experiences.

Executive Leadership and Commercial Diplomacy

Two Degrees. Three Alma Maters. An Extensive Alumni Network.

I chose the Global Partners

are central themes of the Global Partners MBA program. The themes are integrated throughout the

Global Partners students earn an MBA from the

unique curriculum design. No

curriculum and across continents. They are designed

Robinson College of Business at Georgia State

other MBA program offers a

to provide students with opportunities to apply the

University and a Master d’Administration des

four-continent, three schools, two degree experience

theories and concepts in real-world settings.

Entreprises from IAE- Paris, Sorbonne Graduate

with such a high degree of immersion in local

Business School. As an alumnus of all three schools,

business and culture. I knew that I wanted to work in

Executive Leadership

Global Partners students are part of an extensive

an international business environment and the Global

Global leaders must master the fundamentals:

worldwide network.

Partners MBA program paid off in a big way! Not only



manage change, motivate and inspire others, create

Student Profile

Leslie Brown Class of 2008 Assistant Brand Manager, Sodexo MBA program because of its

did the program help to prepare me for securing my

cross-cultural teams, adapt to diverse national


position as an Assistant Brand Manager for Sodexo,

business practices, with an emphasis on the global

The Global Partners MBA program works with

but it also introduced me to the amazing culture of

enterprise managed in ethical and environmentally

Fortune 500 companies as well as small to mid-sized

Paris where I always dreamed of living and working!

sustainable ways. At the core of this theme is the

companies throughout the world for internship

Australia & New Zealand


Asia Pacific

with their cohort in Atlanta, Rio de Janeiro and Paris.

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Latin America

Hawai’i Pacific University Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Distance Learning MBA Executive MBA

General Management Health Care Management Human Resource Management Information Management International Management / Business Marketing Organisational Behavior Travel Industry Management


Full Time Course Information Start Dates: January, May, June, July, September, December Programme Duration: 24 months

Specialisation by Function: Accountancy E-Commerce / Business Economics Finance

Distance Course Information Start Dates : October, January, April, May

Application Fee : USD ($) 50

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 710 / Per Credit

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : January, May, June, July, September, December

Executive Course Information Start Dates: September

Programme Duration : 24 months

Contact: Director of Graduate Admissions Hawai’i Pacific University 1164 Bishop Street Suite 911 Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 United States of America Tel: +1 (808) 543-8034 Fax: +1 (808) 544-0280 Email: Web:

Programme Duration : 18 months

Programme Duration : 24 months Tuition Fee : USD ($) 710 / Per Credit

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 710 / Per Credit

North America

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 210 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 550 Min. IELTS : 6 Min. Years of Work Experience : 0

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 28940 / Total Program Cost

friendships and important connections for success in the global economy of the twenty-first century.

Student Profile

Nash Subotic MBA Concentrations:

Wealth Strategy Partners

Accounting/CPA • E-Business • Economics • Finance


• Healthcare Management • Human Resource Management • Information Systems • International

The HPU Experience

Business • Management • Marketing • Organizational

I graduated from HPU

Change • Travel Industry Management

in 2003 with a Master of Business Administration

Full-time MBA




degree MBA




Asia Pacific


opportunity for students to immerse themselves in

I chose HPU because I

Hawai‘i Pacific University (HPU) is a private, nonprofit

a dynamic learning environment for two exciting

thought an MBA from HPU would be the ticket to a

university with approximately 8,200 students. HPU

years. If the student has already completed an

management position, and I was right.

is one of the most culturally diverse universities

undergraduate business degree or satisfied all of

in America with students from all 50 U.S. states

the prerequisites, the two-year program can be

I liked the fact that HPU professors were professionals

and more than 100 countries. Founded in 1965,

shortened to only 18 months.

themselves, with experience ranging from Wall Street

HPU prides itself on maintaining strong academic

Australia & New Zealand


concentration in Finance.

to prominent companies like Proctor & Gamble. During

programs, small class sizes, individual attention

Flex MBA

the course of the program, I learnt what it takes to be

to students, and a diverse faculty and student

The Flex MBA allows students to switch between

successful in the business community from instructors

population. HPU is recognized as a “Best Buy” by

full- and part-time studies, attend evening, day or

with a very hands-on approach. My business

Barron’s business magazine and a “Best in the West”

weekend classes, or take online courses. Students

experience started the day I entered the program.

college by Princeton Review. HPU offers more than

also have a choice of seven start dates throughout

50 acclaimed undergraduate programs and 13

the year.

How the HPU MBA helped me secure my future After attaining my MBA with a concentration

distinguished graduate programs.

The 12-Month MBA

in finance, I jumped into the finance industry. I

The MBA Program

Hawai`i Pacific University is one of a small number of

started as an agent and progressed quickly to a

The HPU MBA program is singular in its relevance,

American business schools offering an accelerated

management role in my second year.



12-month MBA program. It is designed for full time

MBA students explore a dynamic educational

students who have completed an undergraduate

After working with John Hancock for five years,

context that extends well beyond the classroom.

business degree or have satisfied the necessary

I launched my own financial company - Wealth

Students work as a cohort, learning in a hands-on,

business prerequisites at an accredited college or

Strategy Partners - in 2007. I managed to grow the

experiential environment at our downtown campus,

university. Beginning in September and ending in

company from four staff members to thirty two in

close to the business community. Faculty with

August, the curriculum includes a contemporary

just 18 months, despite the uncertain economy.

business experience provides insight, help with

group of core business courses, a series of electives,

practical application, and arrange opportunities to

and a capstone sequence.





professionally interact with distinguished business

The MBA at HPU helped me acquire the people skills necessary to run an organization of this magnitude.

Executive MBA

My success can also be attributed to the vast

This 18-month executive-style program is intensely

international network I was able to develop at HPU.

The HPU MBA uniquely provides cultural enrichment

team-based and diverse, with a cross-section of

This network enabled me to build my company with


opportunities. The

participants from Hawai`i’s leading businesses.

the right people. In fact, my top management team

internationally diverse student body allows for a

Two or more years of work experience and resume

is comprised entirely of HPU graduates!

variety of viewpoints and stimulating class discussion.

are required for entry into the program. Classes are

In this international atmosphere, students form

offered on Friday evenings and Saturdays.




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Hult International Business School

Pre-MBA Industry: Financial Services 26% Professional Services 11% Technology 10% Manufacturing 9% Consumer Goods 8% Medical/Pharmaceutical 6% Energy 5% Legal/Government/Non-profit 4% Telecom/Media 3% Education 3% Trade 2% Agriculture 1% Other 12%

Pre-MBA Function: General Management/HR 29% Finance/Accounting 18% Technology/Manufacturing 12% Marketing/Sales 11% Operations/Logistics 10% Consulting 4% Other 16% Hult Specialization by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting Education IT / Telecommunications Pharmaceutical / Bio-Medical Retail / Consumer Goods Global Management International Business Hult Specialization by Function: Accountancy Finance International Business Marketing/Sales

Program Duration: 24 months

Entrepreneurship General Management International Management Strategic Management Innovation / Knowledge Leadership

Tuition Fee (per academic year): London—19,000 (GBP) Dubai—101,800 (AED) Admission Deadlines: Round 1: Sunday, Oct 31, 2010 Round 2: Sunday, Dec 12, 2010 Round 3: Sunday, Jan 30, 2011 Round 4: Sunday, March 6, 2011 Round 5: Sunday, April 17, 2011 Round 6: Sunday, June 26, 2011

One-year MBA Course Information: Start Dates: September Program Duration: 12 months Tuition Fee: Boston—55,500 (USD) San Francisco—55,500 (USD) London—38,000 (GBP) Dubai—203,700 (AED) Shanghai—377,400 (CNY) Executive MBA Course Information: Start Dates: September

Global Admissions Contacts: US/Canada/Latin America Tel: +1 617 746 1990 +1 415 869 2900 +52 55 5283 3307 Europe Tel: +44 207 341 8555 Middle East/Africa/India Tel: +971 4 375 3088

Entry Requirements: Min. years of work experience: 3 Min. age: 24+ GMAT Score English Proficiency Test

Asia Tel: +852 2111 2399

Application Fee: 150 (USD)

Global Email : Website :

opportunity to experience the world firsthand and

as Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, Deloitte, Bank of

gain critical insights into the world’s key economies.

America, Johnson and Johnson, Novartis, Motorola,

Students have the opportunity to rotate to up to

and IBM.

North America

Program Type: One-year MBA Executive MBA Master of International Business Master of Digital Marketing Master of Finance

Latin America

Boston—San Francisco—London—Dubai—Shanghai

three of Hult’s campuses around the world during

Financial Aid

their one-year MBA.

Our one-year program is very cost-effective relative

LEAP Method—Board-level training at a Fortune 500 company

to other two-year MBA programs. Nonetheless we

Hult is the pioneer in action learning; integrating

student resources vary greatly in different parts of

classroom teaching with real-life situations. Our

the world. We have several types of financial aid

A Top-ranked Global Business School

LEAP Method is at the heart of our curriculum

available, including merit-based scholarships, need-

Hult International Business School is the world’s

and culminates in a presentation to the senior

based grants, and guaranteed educational loans for

only truly global business school with campuses

management of a Fortune 500 company. No other

international students.

in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai and

business school offers such high-level exposure, or

Shanghai. Formerly known as the Arthur D. Little

such an invaluable opportunity to put classroom

School of Management, for over 40 years we have

theory into practice.

Student Profile

World-class Faculty with real-world business experience

“Globalization is a factor that is affecting everyone:

Our global faculty has outstanding academic

Successful companies and managers are the ones

Hult’s MBA program has been ranked in the top

credentials combined with real-life experience

that can understand the different needs and cultures

25 business schools in the U.S. and top 50 in the

running and managing successful businesses—80

and can provide an effective solution to each of the

world by The Economist (2009), and currently

percent have extensive international experience and

problems. Hult is the perfect environment to learn

ranks in the Financial Times’ top 100 business

a substantial portion are also actively engaged as

how to influence and manage those differences.”

schools in the world and 6th for international

directors of corporations, consultants, or managers

business. These rankings recognize our uniquely

of growth companies.

Carlos Nouel Category Manager – Goods & Services National Grid USA Venezuela, Class of 2009

business leaders.

international focus, the quality of our program and faculty, and our exceptional student body and

International Career Opportunities

alumni network.

Hult’s global Career Services teams specialize

communities, countries, businesses and individuals.

Asia Pacific

attracted top international students to our unique one-year MBA and specialize in training global


understand an MBA is a big investment and that



“Having an international faculty that teaches in

New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Services personnel based in Boston, San Francisco,

parallel to running successful businesses created

(NEASC) and is also accredited by the Association of

London, Dubai and Shanghai ready to assist you

a one-of-a-kind learning opportunity, where ideas

MBAs (AMBA). Hult is the first U.S. program ever to be

in defining and realizing your next career move,

and conceptual frameworks were up-to-date and

accredited by AMBA.

whether you want to be in the U.S., Europe, Asia or

sufficient to utilize upon graduation. I found that

the Middle East.

in previous academic experiences, when professors




What makes Hult so successful?

were just academics, the teachings and key

Global Alumni Network Global Rotation Program An



member of the Hult Alumni Association, a powerful


alumni network of 5,500 across 120 countries

Global Rotation Program gives students the rare

who hold high-level positions at companies such



As a Hult student you automatically become a




crucial issues.

takeaways were not always practical.”

Samuel Freeman Principal, IXL Center USA, Class of 2009

Australia & New Zealand

in helping international students find global The School is a fully accredited member of the

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Johns Hopkins University Graduate Division of Business

North America

Latin America

Programme Type: Part Time MBA Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + Master of Science in Biotechnology, MBA/Masters in Public Health, MBA/Master of Science in Nur Specialisation by Function: Accountancy Finance General Management Human Resource Management International Management / Business IT Management

Marketing Risk Management Technology Management Non Profit Management, Competitive Intelligence, Information Security Management, Senior Living and Health care

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : Rolling

Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting IT / Telecommunications Non - Profit Organisation Real Estate

Tuition Fee : Please refer to website

JOHNS HOPKINS BUSINESS: LEADERSHIP THOUGH TEAMWORK “With its innovative approach to graduate education,

Programme Duration : 30 months

Tel: +1 (410) 516 4234, +1 (800) 468 6548 Fax: +1 (410) 516 0826 Web:

program is the capstone—an innovative exercise

Student Profile

that gives students an opportunity to synthesize

Hyung Rak Kim, MBA 2005

and apply the knowledge and skills acquired in prior


courses to a real world situation.

Financial Consultant Global Private Client Group (New York)

Johns Hopkins University is preparing a new generation

Merrill Lynch

of leaders with the knowledge, ethical principals,

Johns Hopkins offers specialized MBA programs,

and teamwork techniques to advance professionally

including an MBA in Medical Services Management,

and bring measurable value to the organizations for

and dual degrees such as MBA/Master of Public

For the past ten years, I worked as a private banker

which they work. Combining rigorous theory and

Health, MBA/MS in Biotechnology, MBA/MS Nursing,

in the wealth management industry in Korea. After

best practices, the Johns Hopkins hallmark model

and MBA/MS Information and Telecommunication

gaining industry experience, I was seeking career

brings highly motivated student colleagues together


advancement through graduate business studies. The Johns Hopkins MBA program allowed me to

with academic and practitioner faculty members—


Contact: Recruiting Coordinator Johns Hopkins Univ., Graduate Div. of Business, School of Prof. Studies in Business and Education Office of Admission and Recruitment 10 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21201 United States of America

oftentimes nationally recognized researchers and

Other specialized masters programs include the

concentrate in finance and strengthen my global

prominent business leaders. Programs of study include

MS in Finance, MS in Real Estate, MS in Information

business perspective. The Hopkins MBA program

a team-based approach to business and management

and Telecommunication Systems for Business, MS in

also provided me with new career possibilities

cases, practical experiences in the business arena,

Organizational Development and Strategic Human

through personal relationships with students and

and access to the rich resources of the Johns Hopkins

Resources, and a MS in Marketing.

faculty, and exposure to resources such as networks and learning tools, which I did not have. As I reflect on

community, including interdisciplinary programs with other renowned schools and programs at Johns

Johns Hopkins students benefit from the University’s

my recent graduation, and look forward to my new

Hopkins University. “

unique ability to attract practitioner faculty members

position at Merrill Lynch in New York this fall, I realize

Dr. Peter B. Petersen, Interim Associate Dean

from the top ranks of business, government, and

that my investment of time, energy, and money were

and Director, Graduate Division of Business and

nonprofit organizations located in the Philadelphia-

well rewarded at Johns Hopkins University.


Baltimore-Washington-Northern Virginia corridor.

Asia Pacific

Along with Johns Hopkins’ regular full-time faculty

Programs and Curricular Focus

members, these experts offer students a depth

Johns Hopkins Business offers several MBA degrees

and breadth of knowledge and experience that is

and a variety of specialized master’s degrees. Most

unavailable in most parts of the country or at most

degrees are offered in flexible part-time or weekend


formats. Johns Hopkins University’s history is a tradition of The Johns Hopkins MBA features a broad-based,

innovation. It revolutionized medical education and

up-to-date curriculum that emphasizes the latest

is a recognized leader in many areas. Johns Hopkins’

research and practical applications. It combines

business and management programs are similarly

quantitative and qualitative approaches to give

innovative—in content and delivery.

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students a broad perspective and strong set of skills attuned to the complex environment they face. Students also participate in an innovative ethics curriculum that spans the entire program and takes them beyond traditional business school approaches. After students complete core courses that provide a thorough grounding in business theory and practice, they can customize their path of study, choosing from ten concentration areas. The program offers a wide array of electives, including courses unique to Johns Hopkins Business. The final course of the 124 The MBA Career Guide Fall 2010

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Lundquist College of Business University of Oregon


Sports Management Sustainable Business Practices

Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. Years of Work Experience : 2

Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + JD MBA + MSc (Accounting/Taxation) flexible concurrent degree options: Architecture,Public Policy,Non-Profit Mgt,Environmental Studies

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: September

Application Fee : Please refer to website

Specialisation by Function: Accountancy Entrepreneurship Finance Innovation / Knowledge Management Risk Management

Tuition Fee: Please refer to website

Programme Duration: 21 months

Contact: Ms. Perri McGee Graduate Programs Assistant Lundquist College of Business University of Oregon 300 Peterson Hall 955 East 13th Avenue Eugene, Oregon 97405-1208 United States of America

Latin America

Programme Type: Full Time MBA

Tel: +1 (541) 346 3306 Fax: +1 (541) 346 0073 Email: Web:

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 600 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : N/A

same reasons that high-tech, sports-apparel, and innovative entrepreneurial companies do: its natural beauty, concern for society and the environment, relaxed outdoorsy lifestyle, and tolerance of quirky eccentricities. Oregon is not just a place; it’s a state of mind.

Student Profile

North America

Oregon M.B.A. students come to Oregon for the

JIM SEVER: A graduate of the College of William and Mary from Washington, D.C.

WHY OREGON? I viewed the Oregon M.B.A. as the best small the

country. The

Founded in 1923, the Oregon M.B.A. program

strategy)—are represented among our first-rate

chance to know all of my classmates were the ideal

belongs to the elite of AACSB-accredited West Coast

research and teaching faculty. But our goal is not to

learning environment for me. Additionally, I wanted

M.B.A. programs. We’re proud to be an integral part

be all things to all people. That’s why we established

to transition from the East to the West Coast; the

of the Lundquist College of Business at the University

four centers of excellence— Securities Analysis

Oregon M.B.A. linked me to career opportunities

of Oregon, the state’s flagship liberal arts institution

Center, the Center for Sustainable Business Practices,

from San Francisco to Seattle.

and a member of the A.A.U., the prestigious

Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship, and Warsaw

association of the 62 leading research universities in

Sports Marketing Center. Their mission is to promote

CURRICULAR FOCUS: Securities Analysis. As one

the U.S. and Canada.

interdisciplinary research, bring together researchers

of four centers of excellence, the SA Center is one of

and practitioners from their respective industries,

the ways the Oregon M.B.A. delivers on its mission

The Oregon M.B.A. combines a solid foundation of

and create experiential learning and networking

of experiential education. Not only is the curriculum

core business courses with numerous electives and

opportunities for our students. Through hands-on

strong and balanced, but the chance to work on

myriad experiential learning opportunities focused

learning and consulting projects, company site visits,

consulting projects and network with players in the

on our four signature centers in Entrepreneurship,

travel to industry centers on the West and East Coast,

financial services industry is invaluable.



speaker series, and center- sponsored internships,


you will connect with prominent alumni and others


who are leaders in their industries.

Planning Project gave me the opportunity to analyze,




Practices. These

describe what Oregon is all about: edgy, progressive,

evaluate and recommend a go or no-go action on a

technologically sophisticated, outdoorsy, socially Of the student body, a third is women; two thirds

new venture for a private equity firm. This consulting

hold non-business bachelor’s degrees; and almost

project demonstrated the challenges of working for

Effective leaders must possess superior strategic,

a quarter is international students. The program

a client and managing deliverables according to a

analytical, and communication skills to identify

draws students from half the states in the Union.

constantly evolving timeline.

opportunities and mobilize others to implement

Tuition at the University of Oregon is one of the most

important business initiatives. The Oregon M.B.A.

reasonable in the U.S. That’s why Forbes Magazine

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combines leadership training, experiential learning,

has rated us highly for return on investment.

it with others. The Oregon M.B.A. offers many

and environmentally responsible.

opportunities to make an impact, but no one is going

and business theory in order to inculcate these skills. Small entering cohorts, class sizes, and an emphasis

to take the initiative for you. You will get back twice

All the academic business disciplines—accounting,

on group work ensure that students get to know

what you put in, so take the time to get involved.



one another well and develop solid working


relationships and strong friendships with each other

POST-M.B.A.: I accepted a job as a financial analyst

and the faculty.

with Intel in Portland while continuing part-time









strategy), and marketing (consumer behavior,

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Asia Pacific


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Latin America

McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Executive MBA Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + JD MBA + MSc (Engineering) MBA + Public Policy; MBA + Communications; MBA + Latin American Studies; MBA + Middle Eastern Studies

Venture Capital & Private Equity

Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting IT / Telecommunications Oil & Gas Real Estate Retail / Consumer Goods

Entry Requirements: Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 260 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 620 Min. Years of Work Experience : 0

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: August Programme Duration: 22 months Tuition Fee: USD ($) 42500 / Per Year

Application Fee : USD ($) 175

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 0 / Per Credit

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : August

Contact: McCombs Admission Staff McCombs School of Business Univ. of Texas at Austin MBA Program Office 1 University Station B6004 Austin, TX 78712-0205 United States of America

Programme Duration : 24-33 months Tuition Fee : USD ($) 0 / Per Credit Executive Course Information Start Dates: August

Tel: 512-471-7698 Fax: 512-471-4131 Email: TexasMBA@McCombs. Web:

Programme Duration : 21 months

North America

Specialisation by Function: Accountancy & Financial Brand Management Entrepreneurship Finance

General Management Information Management IT Management Leadership Marketing Operations Management Risk Management Strategic Management Supply Chain Management Consulting; Portfolio Mgmt; Real Estate; Energy Finance;Clean Tech

Located in Austin, the Texas MBA program draws on relationships with businesses around the nation and around the world. Known for its reputation as a hub for leading edge technology and innovation, venture capital, and entrepreneurship, Austin is a cultural magnet for live music and independent film. The city is among the most educated cities in the United States and attracts a diverse MBA student body, leading to a remarkable sharing of viewpoints, experiences, and ideas.


Student Profile The culture at McCombs—consistently identified as a key differentiator—creates a truly distinctive

Australia & New Zealand

Asia Pacific

atmosphere that blends rigorous intensity and laidAt the McCombs School of Business, we are focused

Labs, the Venture Labs Investment Competition,

back collegiality; social activity and individuality;

on developing influential business leaders. The Texas

Marketing Fellows and other opportunities bring

a sense of community and an appreciation for

MBA is driven by market-based concentrations and

real world experiences to students from day one. A


hands-on learning opportunities that plug MBAs

range of exchange program options and study tours

directly into the pulse of business. With accolades

gives students the ability to expand their worldview

The class of 2012 comes from a variety of geographic,

in all core business disciplines, McCombs offers the

of business and society. Program roadmaps help

academic and professional backgrounds.

opportunity to learn from world-renowned scholars

guide MBA students through the broad choice

31 percent are already in Texas, 44 percent come

and interact with industry leaders at multiple levels

of curricular and extra-curricular offerings.


from across the country and 25 percent bring

to give students a comprehensive understanding of

extensive resources of the University of Texas at

an international perspective to the classroom.

global business.

Austin, one of the world’s top research universities,

McCombs offers a welcoming environment for

ensure that leading scholars bring theoretically

students from all backgrounds—a value confirmed

At McCombs you’ll find a rigorous, yet collaborative

grounded and practically relevant thinking to the

by our commitment to national organizations like

academic approach that will allow you to develop

classroom. With an 80-year tradition of business

the Forté Foundation, the Consortium for Graduate

a course of study that capitalizes on your interests

education and an alumni network more than 84,000

Study in Management and Management Leadership


while giving you a rock solid foundation in business.

for Tomorrow.

Our strategic partnerships with industry and alumni

sponsored activities and student organizations,

do more than build careers for Texas MBAs. They

Texas MBAs are encouraged to explore and share

create unique opportunities for our students to

their diverse experiences. Students spend much of

apply their knowledge in meaningful ways – well

their first semester in cohorts—groups of about 65

before graduation. These alliances also allow for

students - designed to draw on the complementary

exciting collaboration between our faculty and

cultural, professional and social backgrounds of each

industry – a dynamic combination that results

incoming class. These groups are the cornerstones of

in top-quality research, qualified graduates with

McCombs’ collaborative culture. As project partners,

hands-on experience, and a curriculum that adjusts

study groups or even softball teammates, cohort-

to meet real-world challenges.

Through study groups, school-

mates are together from day one. strong, McCombs offers an almost limitless array

The Texas MBA+ Leadership Program, the MBA

of possibilities – for leadership, for innovation, for

Investment Fund, Venture Fellows, Texas Venture

making connections that will last a lifetime.

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Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + JD MBA + MD Specialisation by Function: Finance Marketing Global Strategy and Leadership, Technology and Innovation Management

Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting IT / Telecommunications Non - Profit Organisation Pharmaceutical / Bio-Medical Public Sector Real Estate Retail / Consumer Goods Venture Capital & Private Equity Entrepreneurship Full Time Course Information Start Dates: August Programme Duration: 20 months

Tuition Fee: Please refer to website

Programme Duration : 40 months

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 250 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. IELTS : 7 Min. Years of Work Experience : 2

Tuition Fee : Please refer to website Executive Course Information Start Dates: September Programme Duration : 16 months

Application Fee : Please refer to website Part Time Course Information Start Dates : September

Tuition Fee : Please refer to website

Contact: Jonathan Khayat Assistant Director, Recruitment and International development Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University Bronfman Building 1001 Sherbrooke Street West Montreal, Quebec H3A 1G5 Canada Tel: + 1 (514) 398-4051 Fax: + 1 (514) 398-2499 Email: Web:

from as many as 160 countries, the university is a

governments and other public sector organizations

microcosm of today’s world. Times Higher Education

from around the world.

QS World University Rankings has listed McGill as the best university in Canada, the best public university

Lifelong Global Network

in North America, and in the top 25 universities

MBA graduates from McGill University’s Desautels


Faculty of Management are recognized as the most internationally mobile in the world and eager to

Students in the MBA program maintain an active

make a positive contribution to their profession

and enriching series of extracurricular activities.

and communities. Our globally-minded graduates

Beyond the classroom experience, you will have

are fully prepared to assume leadership roles in an

an incomparable opportunity to meet new people,

ever more complex business environment, while

develop your talents and learn new skills. You can

significantly increasing their earning potential.

North America

Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Executive MBA

Latin America

Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University

our student-run professional consulting groups

With over 20,000 Desautels alumni and more than

or by helping coordinate a major annual business

160,000 other McGill graduates present in almost

conference, and maximize your experience by

every country on earth, upon graduation you will

participating in one of the many sports and cultural

become part of a exceptional network that spans


the entire globe. An MBA from Desautels and the


gain important hands-on knowledge through

relationships formed here will open doors and The MBA program at McGill University’s Desautels

McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management is located

Faculty of Management ranks as one of the world’s

in the heart of downtown Montreal, recognized

most recognized, international and dynamic degree

as one of North America’s most dynamic business

programs. It is offered at Canada’s leading university,

communities. The greater Montreal region is a

in the truly remarkable, cosmopolitan city of

beautiful, diverse, multi-ethnic, and multilingual

Students from diverse cultural,


metropolis with a population of more than three


million. Montreal is one the world’s few fully bilingual


With a highly international faculty and student

cities; public services are readily available in both

Desautels MBA program offers

body, we develop responsible leaders with a global

English and French.

them the challenge they are

provide opportunities for the rest of your career.

Student Profile



looking for in graduate business

to problem solving. Our one-of-a-kind integrated

Personalized Career Development

and cross-disciplinary curriculum gives students a

An MBA from McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of

open-ness to learning and to embracing new

comprehensive understanding of business, while

Management opens career opportunities around the

ideas, high motivation, and intelligence are typical

providing them with specialized skills to become

world. Graduates of the MBA program play leading

characteristics of those who succeed in the Desautels

experts in their field of choice. The program is

roles at global corporations and influence the course

MBA program.

enhanced by a unique combination of practical

of international business. Alumni include CEOs,

experience provided by leading industry experts

CFOs and Managing Directors of major corporations,

At McGill, students not only study international

from around the world, and innovative research from

government agencies and NGOs.

business issues, they are challenged by them


our celebrated professors.


everyday in their discussions with their classmates. We






With over half of the student body coming from

Extraordinary Student Life

comprehensive career development tools and

abroad, students gain a global perspective from

McGill University, known for its high academic

resources, not only to help you reach your career

their colleagues. A small class size and the program’s

standards, leading-edge research and prominent

objectives post MBA, but also to develop skills that

collaborative spirit further enhance the international

professors, has earned a reputation as one of the

will help you continue to succeed for the rest of your

experience in the program.

world’s leading universities. Our graduates and

life. Through recruiting events, information sessions

faculty have included six Nobel Prize winners and

and networking opportunities, you will meet leading

127 Rhodes Scholars. With students coming to McGill

recruiters representing every major business sector,

Asia Pacific



Australia & New Zealand

perspective and an innovative, holistic approach


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Max M. Fisher College of Business The Ohio State University

Specialisation by Function: Brand Management Corporate Governance Engineering Business Entrepreneurship Finance General Management Health Care Management Human Resource Management

Hospitality IT / Telecommunications Non - Profit Organisation Pharmaceutical / Bio-Medical Real Estate Retail / Consumer Goods Venture Capital & Private Equity

Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting Environment FMCG - Fast Moving Consumer Goods Government

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 82650 / Total Program Cost

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: September Programme Duration: 21 months

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Internet Based Score : 100

Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. IELTS : 7.5 Min. Years of Work Experience : 0 Application Fee : USD ($) 60 Part Time Course Information Start Dates : Rolling Programme Duration : 24 months Tuition Fee : USD ($) 61997 / Total Program Cost Executive Course Information Start Dates: December

From finance to manufacturing strategy, from marketing to organizational behavior, from decision

Programme Duration : 18 months Tuition Fee : USD ($) 72500 / Total Program Cost Contact: David Smith, Executive Director, Graduate Programs Office Max M. Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University 100 Gerlach Hall 2108 Neil Ave Columbus, Ohio 43210 United States of America

Latin America

Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + JD MBA + MD MBA + MHSA MBA/PharmD, MBA/MPA, MBA/ MSAg

International Management / Business Leadership Logistics Manufacturing Management Marketing Operations Management Organisational Behavior Purchasing Management Sports Management Strategic Management Supply Chain Management Technology Management Wealth Management

Tel: +11 (614) 292 8511 Fax: +11 (614) 292 9006 Email: Web:

Student Profile

making to logistics, Fisher College faculty are

At Fisher College of Business, success is defined by

shaping the future of business.

the character of its people and connections with the global community. Fisher College’s small classes

*Interaction with top executives from major

instill a sense of community and kinship, building

companies and organizations

a “learning by doing” environment.

There are numerous opportunities for students

graduates add immediate value to their employers

to network with Fisher College’s extensive alumni

and to the world.

North America

Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Executive MBA

As a result,

program, representatives from more than 300 top

Fisher College’s small classes also ensure that

companies attend career conferences, job forums

students can’t hide in the back of the classroom.

and internship fairs. The Office of Career Services

Students are encouraged to engage faculty and

At Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business, MBA

actively partners with students, helping students

fellow students in lively debate and to provide

students benefit from a small, intimate program

with career direction, resume writing, negotiation,

valuable input on the state of the program and

combined with the extensive resources of a major

personal marketing and interviewing techniques.


research university. Fisher College’s academically-

And, a sophisticated database program helps

rigorous MBA program enables a high level of faculty

students easily identify a broad list of potential

Over the past year Fisher College has placed even

interaction and is focused on teamwork. Students


greater emphasis on the importance of ethics,

build relationships in and out of the classroom,

committed to ethical behavior within the college

with top executives and alumni. The college

real-world learning experiences and leadership

and workplace by creating the college’s first honor

recently launched a Leadership and Professional


code. The students also facilitated fundraisers,

Development Curriculum that is structured outside

Fisher College’s curriculum is rigorous, challenging

hosted charity drives and partnered with companies

the confines of a formal classroom. Through this

and relevant. Because of the program’s small size,

on volunteer activities.

curriculum, students gain leadership experience

the college can adapt curriculum quickly to address

and develop their skills based on their individual

current business topics. In addition, Fisher College’s

This community-minded leadership reinforces the

interests and professional goals. Highlights include:

world-renowned faculty bring their research into

fact that Fisher College students create and execute

the classroom, leaving graduates well-prepared to

innovative ideas. They are self-motivated leaders

*A state-of-the art, six-building integrated business

address challenges in the business world. Providing

who affect positive corporate change. They enjoy


MBA students with the critical global expertise they

challenging our equally motivated professors and

Fisher College’s 400,000-square foot, wi-fi enabled-

will need is another area where Fisher College excels.

take advantage of our faculty’s groundbreaking

campus features an advanced computer network,

MBA students can experience foreign languages and

research. Most importantly, they are risk takers who

satellite uplink capabilities and video-on-demand.

cultures through a variety of non-credit workshops,

are not afraid to stand out and make a significant

speakers, or other events. For those who want to

impact on the world.

*High-impact teaching from a renowned research

travel, options include MBA courses with short term


travel abroad, longer term study abroad at any of the

Fisher College continues to garner international

MBA courses are taught by senior-level faculty

college’s 20 international partners, or participation

recognition for its ability to produce leaders



in programs offering global service learning or

who reshape the world of business. Intelligence,

and consultants. Their knowledge of business

consultancy opportunities during internship or

intensity, collaboration, community and impact not

management principles and current business

following graduation. Real-world experience is

only define the Fisher College experience but the

issues—plus their ability to apply that knowledge

also vital; the college hosts a number of successful

students, faculty, staff, and alumni who embody the

in the classroom—is a stimulating and challenging

experiential learning programs that involve small

Fisher College community.

resource for an enriched educational experience.

student consulting groups.



Australia & New Zealand

*Rigorous, team-oriented curriculum based on

Asia Pacific

honesty and accountability. In response, students

including networking and mentoring opportunities



base. Through the college’s on-campus recruiting

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Latin America

Pepperdine University The Graziadio School of Business Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Executive MBA Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + JD MBA/Masters of Public Policy Specialisation by Function: Change Management Entrepreneurship Finance General Management International Management / Business

Leadership Marketing Dispute Resolution Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Media & Entertainment Non - Profit Organisation Retail / Consumer Goods Venture Capital & Private Equity Full Time Course Information Start Dates: August

North America

Programme Duration : 24 months

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 600 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 300 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. IELTS : 6.5 Min. Years of Work Experience : 1

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 1,352 / Per Credit Executive Course Information Start Dates: September Programme Duration : 20 months

Application Fee : USD ($) 75

collaborative classes of about 26 students.

Contact: Paul E. Pinckley, Sr., Executive Director of Student Recruitment, Full-time Programs Pepperdine University The Graziadio School of Business 24255 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA 90263-4858 United States of America Tel: +001(310) 506-4858 Fax: +001(310) 506-4876 Email: Web: www.bschool.pepperdine. edu

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 0 / Per Credit

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : January, May, August

Programme Duration: 20 months

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 19367 / Per Semester

MSc in Applied Finance

mountains, Pepperdine’s Malibu campus enjoys

MSc in Global Business

a spectacular view with a temperate climate. It is

- Among your greatest resources are the Graziadio

located about 35 miles northwest of its metropolitan

School faculty, who are successful scholars,

- For executives

neighbor, Los Angeles.

executives, entrepreneurs, and business consultants

Executive MBA

who share a common passion for and commitment

Presidential Key Executive MBA

to teaching.

MSc in Organization Change

Graziadio School of Business and Management

Accreditation and Recognition:


has been developing values-centered leaders

Pepperdine’s MBA programs continue to be

Approximately 43 percent of our students receive

for contemporary business practice through a

recognized for quality and innovation by many of the

some scholarship and/or graduate assistantship

commitment to education that is entrepreneurial in

nation’s leading graduate business school rankings.

funds. To be considered for a scholarship, you

spirit, ethical in focus, and global in orientation since

The following are highlights from selected rankings:

must be accepted for admission and submit the

Founded on the core values of integrity, stewardship, courage, and compassion, Pepperdine University’s

Application for Scholarship form included in your



• Forbes



application packet. Merit-based scholarships are

the Graziadio School’s Fully

awarded for the duration of your enrollment at



the Graziadio School and take into consideration

among the Top 20 business

your academic and professional experience. The



MBA for






investment for a MBA degree.

throughout the admission cycle. The deadline is the

Forbes magazine also ranks

same as the application deadline for each program;

the Full-time MBA program

however, early application is recommended.

among the Top 60 leading business schools in the nation.

Asia Pacific

• Leadership

Domestic: 64%

Magazine ranks the Graziadio School among the Top 20

International: 36%

in the nation for Leadership Development programs. Our portfolio of fully accredited MBA, master

Male: 62% Female: 38%

of science, and bachelor’s completion business

• U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 Best Business

Average class size: 26

programs provide personalized attention in an

Schools lists Pepperdine’s Full-time MBA program

GMAT Average: 637

intimate setting, emphasis on applied and relevant

among the Top 100 in the nation.

Average undergraduate GPA: 3.2

business practices, and the convenience of five

Australia & New Zealand


Student Profile

Average Work Experience: 3.5 years

campus locations throughout Southern California.

Academic Programs:

With an alumni network of more than 33,000

- For fully employed students

business professionals, the Graziadio School delivers

Fully Employed MBA

Undergraduate Major:

superior quality of experience, depth of knowledge

Fully Employed MBA for BSM Graduates

Business and Management 40%

and flexibility for professionals continuing their

MSc in Entrepreneurship

Economics 14%

education as full-time students, fully-employed

MSc in Management and Leadership

Social Science 13%

degree recipients and senior executives.

Average Age: 27

Humanities 13%

- For full-time students

Natural Science 6%

Pepperdine Advantage:


Engineering 3%

- Our approach is hands-on, experiential, practical,

International MBA

Other 11%

and results-oriented. The curriculum emphasize


real-world applications and is taught in small,

MBA/Master of Public Policy

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Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + JD Specialisation by Function: Entrepreneurship Finance General Management Innovation / Knowledge Management Marketing

Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting IT / Telecommunications Venture Capital & Private Equity

Tuition Fee: US$ 64,000 Domestic US$ 69 000 International Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 600 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 250 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. IELTS : 7 Min. Years of Work Experience : 2

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North America

Latin America

Programme Type: Full Time MBA

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business, and cross-cultural

International Accreditation


Queen’s School of Business is fully accredited by

challenges. 40%

the AACSB (the Association to Advance Collegiate

and 50% of our class comes

Schools of Business) and the Association of MBAs, and

from outside Canada. This

is EQUIS accredited through the EFMD (the European

brings a level of diversity to

Foundation for Management Development).



the learning and networking environment that enriches your MBA experience.

Student Profile

International Exchanges You will have the option of





international exchange at

Queen’s MBA Integrated. Personalized. Transformational.

one of our 17 international business school partners.

Queen’s MBA is a 12-month, full-time program

experience in a region that is of particular interest to

starting each May, ranked #1 in Canada and outside


This provides an exceptional cross-cultural learning

the US by BusinessWeek (2008). It is an incomparable and transformational learning experience that

Management Fundamentals

provides so much more than an outstanding

Queen’s MBA provides a strong foundation of

Robert Wall, MBA Principal, Infrastructure In Canada Pension Plan Investment Board business education. The program is designed management fundamentals and functions. to develop exceptional leaders, valuable team addition, you will be exposed to leading-edge London, UK members, and highly-effective managers.

content in the areas of leadership, strategic thinking,

Asia Pacific

The Power of Teams

innovation, managing change, and corporate social

Prior to joining the Queen’s MBA program, Robert


worked as a Professional Engineer in New Zealand

Queen’s MBA utilizes an innovative approach to

and the United Kingdom.

Integrated Thinking

decided to transition to a career in Finance, and

than that used in other MBA programs. We believe

Because we take an integrated approach to teaching,

accepted a position within the Private Investments

strongly in our team-based approach because it

you will develop an understanding of the impact of

team of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

mirrors today’s progressive workplace. You will leave

all business decisions across the organization and

In his new role, Robert is part of a team that makes

the program with a thorough understanding of


private investments in infrastructure assets on a

the best practices for successful team-building and

Australia & New Zealand

Upon graduation, he

team-based learning that is far more advanced

global basis. This work involves both the acquisition

teamwork – well-prepared to be a valuable member

Elective Streams

and ongoing management of infrastructure assets

of a high-performance team.

During the final module of the program, you

and companies. He believes that his Queen’s MBA

are given the opportunity to choose one of five

experience played a key role in his completing

A Culture of Coaching

elective streams: Consulting & Project Management;

this transition, enabling him to develop the skills,

A key component of the Queen’s MBA experience

Marketing; Finance; Innovation & Entrepreneurship;

knowledge and confidence it required.

is our coaching culture. You will have the benefit

and General Management.

of a Team Coach, a Personal Coach, a Career Coach

“My Queen’s MBA has had clear and immediate

and a Fitness Coach while in the program. This

Career Coaching and Support

returns. I was able to pursue a career that was of great

is an approach that is unique to Queen’s, and an

You will receive extensive and personalized attention

interest to me and develop a framework of thinking

important differentiator of our program.

from our Business Career Centre team. Our role is to

that will stay with me for many years. The program’s

support and facilitate your career search by ensuring

team-based approach was powerful and a key part

A Global Perspective

you are equipped with the skills and information

of the learning. My time at Queen’s was made truly

Queen’s MBA provides a broad understanding of

necessary to help you achieve your goal – the job

enjoyable by the relationships I developed with my

the global business environment, international

you desire.

classmates and the faculty.”

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Specialisation by Function: Accountancy Entrepreneurship Finance Health Care Management

Specialisation by Industry: Consulting Oil & Gas Full Time Course Information Start Dates: August Programme Duration: 22 months

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 42,000 / Per Year

Programme Duration : 22 months

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 250 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. Years of Work Experience : 2

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 90,500 / Total Program Cost

Application Fee : USD ($) 125

Programme Duration : 22 months

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : August

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 96,000 / Total Program Cost

Executive Course Information Start Dates: August

Contact: Melissa Blakeslee Director of Admissions Rice University, Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business 6100 Main Street, MS-531 109 McNair Hall Houston, Texas 77005 United States of America Tel: 001 (713) 348-4918 Fax: 001 (713) 348-6147 Email: Web:


Rice University is located on a beautiful wooded

variety of student organizations are available and

Rice University aspires to path-breaking research,

300-acre campus in central Houston, minutes from

many sponsor guest speakers, visit area businesses,

excellence in teaching and contributions to the

the downtown business district and the city’s world-

and take on special projects. In addition, weekly

enhancement of our world. As the university’s

class theater district. The campus is located across

corporate-sponsored “partios”—parties on the Jones

business school, The Jesse H. Jones Graduate School

the street from the renowned Texas Medical Center

School patio—provide relaxation and opportunities

of Business adheres to those same values to cultivate

and within walking distance to the museum district,

to network and bond with fellow students.

a diverse community of learning and discovery.

Houston Zoological Gardens, and Hermann Park.

More specifically, the Jones School develops


The Career Management Center (CMC) serves to

principled, innovative thought leaders in global

Every course offers unparalleled opportunity to

support each student’s development of a career plan

communities. Through a combination of rigorous

work one-on-one with an accessible, involved, and

throughout their two years at the Jones School. From

curriculum, elite faculty and impressive facilities,

energetic faculty. The Jones School faculty maintains

day one of immersion to graduation, the CMC works

students receive an outstanding business school

an important balance between teaching and

individually with students to ensure they develop

experience. The result is innovative leadership that

research, believing that current industry knowledge

the strategy, job search skills, and networking

engages the entrepreneurial spirit and impacts

is as critical as textbooks to your education.

opportunities that will help them succeed in the



MBA job market.

business on a global level. A comprehensive core curriculum focuses on The Jones School is one of the world’s best teaching

managerial and leadership skills, ethics, information

and research universities, offering Full-Time MBA,

technology, and communication skills in addition to

MBA for Executives, and MBA for Professionals

the functional areas. The Jones School’s challenging

programs. A Ph.D. program debuted in the fall of

curriculum provides its students with not only basic

Evan Yost

2009. The Jones School’s business concentrations

business disciplines but also specialized electives

Rice MBA Class of 2011

highlight the school’s strengths while allowing full-

that allow futher intergration of knowledge and

time MBA students to focus on areas of interest.

career objectives.

On Immersion, a rigorous preview of Rice MBA life:

Additional information is available through our


“I really enjoyed the blend of academic preparation

website at

The Jones School attracts students both nationally

and social immersion – without question, it

and internationally. In fact, 29 percent of first year

prepared us to hit the ground running. By the first

students hail from outside the United States. A

day of classes, we’d already prepared our first cases,


North America

Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + MD MBA + M.S. MBA + MSc (Engineering)

International Mgmt / Business Marketing Strategic Management

Student Profile

updated our resumes and career planning materials, met some of the second-year students and grown

Asia Pacific

Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Executive MBA

Latin America

Rice University, Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business

comfortable with our sections and study teams.”

“I seriously considered at least a dozen schools, spanning all geographic regions, sizes and strengths. I was admitted to a handful and had the privilege of choosing a school rather than having one chosen for me. What made Rice attractive was a combination of strengths: academic excellence, terrific location and a unique personal focus on each student. At some schools, you may get to know half your classmates – maybe fewer – and a handful of professors. That’s definitely not the case at Rice.”

Australia & New Zealand

On choosing the Jones Graduate School of Business:

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North America

Latin America

Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Executive MBA Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + JD MBA + MA (Masters of Arts Administration) Specialisation by Function: Accountancy Accountancy & Financial Brand Management E-Commerce / Business Entrepreneurship

Finance General Management Information Management IT Management Leadership Marketing Operations Management Strategic Management Technology Management Real Estate Full Time Course Information Start Dates: August Programme Duration: 22 months

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 43,990/per year

Programme Duration : 24 months

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 250 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. Years of Work Experience : 2

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 84,048/Total Program Cost

Application Fee : USD ($) 75

Programme Duration : 21 months

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : January, August

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 99,300/Total Program Cost

Executive Course Information Start Dates: August

Academic Foundation and Expertise

the Round 3 deadline to receive consideration.

Throughout the Cox MBA program, students will

There is a special opportunity for a select group of

Since 1920, the SMU Cox School of Business has

work with professors who influence the direction

students in each entering class to be named as a Cox

equipped students with the skills, knowledge

of business through cutting-edge research on

Distinguished MBA Scholar and receive a full-tuition

and experience they need to succeed in business.

wide ranging topics. First-year students complete

scholarship. Candidates must submit a complete

The small class size creates a collaborative, highly

core courses, the AAGLP, required career and

application package for admission by the Round

interpersonal environment for graduate business



2 deadline and submit the supplemental Scholars

education. Cox’s unique approach to a business

elective courses. Students commence their summer

application by the stated deadline (specific dates

curriculum integrates classroom learning with real

internships after they return from the AAGLP travel-

available online).

business experience, providing students with the

abroad experience. Second-year students take

tools and experiences employers value.

courses from the elective concentration curriculum.

American Airlines Global Leadership Program (AAGLP)

MBA students can choose to concentrate their studies in accounting, finance, information technology &

Admission to the Cox MBA Program is highly

The Cox MBA Program not only integrates

operations management, management, marketing,

selective. The Admissions Committee seeks a diverse

international perspectives into the classroom,

real estate, or strategy & entrepreneurship. Students

group of candidates demonstrating significant

but through the AAGLP it provides a first-hand

can further specialize in a variety of areas within the

professional and life experiences; strong academic

experience for MBA students. This innovative two-

academic concentrations; available specializations

capabilities, leadership potential and interpersonal

week program is designed to provide students

include alternative assets, corporate finance, energy

and communication skills; and personal qualities

with the global experience and insight that all

finance, and investments in the finance department.

such as maturity, integrity, self-confidence, and

employers value. Small groups of students will focus

In addition, two joint degree programs are offered:

motivation. Finally, and most importantly, applicants

on different regions of the world, traveling to those

Juris Doctor/MBA (four years) and MA in Arts

should possess a strong commitment to learning

areas to meet with local business and government

Administration/MBA (two years).

and achievement. Successful applicants have




Student Profile

several years of full-time work experience, a strong

Unparalleled Business Connections

undergraduate academic record, competitive scores

The Cox School is located in the heart of Dallas,

on the Graduate Management Admissions Test

Career Enhancements

Texas, a world center for commerce and culture.

(GMAT), and a clear vision as to how the MBA fits in

Outstanding communication and management

Students reap the benefits of our partnership with

with their personal and professional development.

skills are critical for success in today’s business

the local business community – including Fortune

world. The Business Leadership Center (BLC) helps

500 headquarters, entrepreneurial ventures, and


students to build and strengthen interpersonal skills

everything in between – in countless ways in and

submission of the online application (with uploaded

that lead to successful, fulfilling careers. Seminars

out of the classroom. One such way is by providing

essay questions and professional resume), 2

and workshops are taught by outside consultants

opportunities to network with leading business

professional references, undergraduate transcripts,

who represent advanced leadership training at

people through the Associate Board Executive

GMAT score, and TOEFL/PTE score for international

some of today’s most progressive corporations and

Mentor Program. More than 250 senior-level

applicants. The deadlines for the Fall 2011 entering


business managers provide MBA students with

class are November 3, January 12, March 9, and

insightful career advice, invaluable contacts, and an

April 27. Candidates who wish to be considered for

inside track on current business trends.

scholarship consideration must apply prior to the

program with lodging and airfare provided.

Asia Pacific

Tel: 214-768-1214 Fax: 214-768-3956 Email: Web:

Transforming the World of Business - One Person at a Time

leaders. All first-year students participate in this

Australia & New Zealand

Contact: Patti Cudney, Director, MBA Admissions Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business 125 Fincher Building 6212 Bishop Blvd Dallas, Texas 75275-0333 United States of America

The MBA Career Management Center (CMC) partners with students to develop and implement successful





Round 3 deadline of March 9, 2011. Applications will

career strategies. This is accomplished by creating

Scholarships and Financial Support

be accepted after the final deadline on a rolling basis

an individualized Career Development Plan tailored

Merit scholarships are awarded each year based on

if space remains in the class.

to meet each individual student’s needs. Admitted

individual merit and achievement. Recipients are

students have the opportunity to work with CMC staff

selected on the basis of demonstrated academic

Prospective students are encouraged to contact

prior to enrollment to help target their career goals



the Admissions office with questions at any time.

and complete initial research. Alumni can also work

managerial potential. Candidates are evaluated

Candidates can also directly connect with current

with the CMC team throughout their careers.

and awarded during the admission process and

students through to learn

must submit a complete application package by

about their experiences.



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Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + JD Specialisation by Function: Accountancy Accountancy & Financial Risk Management Decision Science Finance General Management Human Resource Management Information Management International Business

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: January, May, July, September, Rolling

Marketing Organisational Behavior Risk Management Tax Management Wealth Management

Application Fee : USD ($) 70 Part Time Course Information Start Dates : January, May, July, September

Programme Duration: 18 months

Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting Government IT / Telecommunications Non - Profit Organisation Pharmaceutical / Bio-Medical Public Sector Retail / Consumer Goods Venture Capital & Private Equity

Contact: Nicole Bryan, Assistant Dean The Tobin College of Business St. John’s University Bent Hall, Room 111C 8000 Utopia Parkway Queens, NY 11439 United States of America Tel: (718) 990 1345 Fax: (718) 990 5242 Email: Web:

Programme Duration : 36 months

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 920 / Per Credit

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 920 / Per Credit

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 530 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 250 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. IELTS : 7 Min. Years of Work Experience : 1

actuarial science, insurance and risk management. The School of Risk Management was formed when

Student Profile

the 100-year-old College of Insurance merged with

Under the mentorship of Assistant

St. John’s in 2001.

Marketing Professor Ryall Carroll, Tobin graduate student Carleen

The Tobin College offers the following graduate






M.B.A.: accounting, computer information systems




for managers, controllership, finance, international









North America

Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA

Latin America

The Tobin College of Business St. John’s University



Empirical Investigation, was accepted into the Annual

management, risk management, taxation, and a

Association for Consumer Research (ACR) Conference.

M.S.: accounting, enterprise risk management,

“This was a great accomplishment for Carleen and

investment management, management of risk, and

St. John’s,” said Professor Carroll. “ACR, the leading







research, only accepted about 50% of the submitted

York City and Europe, The Peter J. Tobin College of

Enhancing our graduate students’ career preparation,

working papers this year and this was the largest

Business at St. John’s University enjoys international

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business offers a variety

ACR conference to date with over 1200 participants!

acclaim for educating ethical leaders for today’s

of special programs and resources:

Carleen’s paper was competing with those submitted

global business environment.





Donated by a Tobin alumnus, the multi-million

by Ph.D.s and full time marketing practitioners around the world.”

A graduate degree from The Tobin College

dollar fund provides students with experience at

commands respect. Tobin is among only 25% of

researching and managing a portfolio. Returns from

”I wanted a topic that encompassed marketing

business schools with full accreditation by the

the investments are used to fund scholarships for

with an international impact. We thought about the

prestigious AACSB International – The Association

Tobin graduate students.

global reach of the Internet and found that social

to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In fact,

The Executive in Residence Program: Students

networking is not a U.S. phenomenon but a global

Tobin has dual AACSB accreditation for its master’s

serve as consultants working closely with managers

one,” said Ramlochansingh. “I loved the idea of social

and accounting programs — a distinction shared by

at actual for- and not-for-profit companies.

networking because it was a fresh, modern topic

very select business programs.

Academic Service-Learning and Economic Development: Students apply their knowledge to

that has not been explored in depth.”

Today’s executives need a broad understanding of

assist small businesses and organizations serving

The Tobin College of Business Dean’s office

business practices and the trends that shape them.

those in need.

supported Carleen and her paper’s acceptance by

The Tobin College provides this understanding

Global Studies: Students have opportunities to

covering her expenses to attend the ACP conference.

through an interdisciplinary approach to business

study around the world, including the St. John’s

Student growth and opportunities for professional

that combines a focus on ethics with experiential

campus in Rome. They are also able to take part in

development are focal points at the Tobin College


a two-week intensive program in London, England.

where students are encouraged to pursue their

Students at the Tobin College also benefit from the

Our graduates’ success reflects the high academic

dynamic business and cultural environments in

quality of the Tobin College. Many of our more

“The conference was a great learning experience

which St. John’s University’s campuses are located:

than 34,000 alumni hold the most senior executive

and was quite exciting. I felt a great sense of

three residential New York City campuses (Queens,



accomplishment and pride that I was able to create

Staten Island and Manhattan); and an international

organizations worldwide. They form a strong

a research project that marketing professors and

campus in Rome, Italy.

network of support for current graduate students,

marketing practitioners from around the world

returning to campus to teach and serving as

found both interesting and insightful,” she said.

professional and academic interests.





The Tobin College also is home to The School of Risk

a valuable resource for internships and career

Management, one of America’s leading schools for


Asia Pacific


Australia & New Zealand

With campuses, resources and connections in New


combined M.B.A./J.D.

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Thunderbird School of Global Management

Specialisation by Function: Brand Management Entrepreneurship Finance General Management International Management /

Distance Course Information Start Dates : January, September

Application Fee : USD ($) 125

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 66800 / Total Program Cost

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: January, August

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : January, August

Executive Course Information Start Dates: August

Programme Duration: 18 months

Programme Duration : 27 months

Programme Duration : 16 months

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 1,368.00 / Per Credit

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 1,368 / Per Credit

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 84500 / Total Program Cost

Programme Duration : 19 months

course and learning experience. Our #1 ranked MBA in Global Management (U.S. News & World Report

Contact: Jay Bryant, Head of Admissions Thunderbird School of Global Management Admissions Office 1 Global Place Glendale, AZ 85306-6000 United States of America

Latin America

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFLScore: 83 Internet Based, 220 Computer Based, 560 Paper Based. 6.0 IELTS Min. Years of Work Experience : 2

Tel: +1 (602) 978-7100 Fax: +1 (602) 439-5432 Email: admissions@thunderbird. edu Web:

Student Profile

2011, Financial Times 2010) prepares graduates for

At Thunderbird, we don’t

successful global business assignments by providing


the type of in-depth cultural, political, economic

we’re defined by it. Students

and business language expertise they need to lead

come to Thunderbird from

effectively. In addition, Thunderbird offers a Master

all over the world. Their

of Arts in Global Affairs and Management, a Master

cultures, backgrounds and

of Science in Global Management, the #3 ranked


Executive MBA in the world (The Wall Street Journal

global mindset needed to be






2008), one of the top 5 distance-learning MBAs in

successful leaders in a rapidly

the world (Economist Intelligence Unit 2010), and

globalizing economy. Often compared to a mini-

several joint/dual degree programs for full-time and

United Nations with its diverse student population

distance-learning students.

from more than 50 countries, T-birds get a personal glimpse into other cultures, taking them far beyond



stereotypes and providing them with a framework accredited




International, the Association to Advance Collegiate

North America

Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + JD MBA + MA MS in Global Mgmt, MBA + M-GM, MA/MS + JD, MBA/MS/MA + M-Environ Law & Policy

Business Leadership Marketing Risk Management Strategic Management Supply Chain Management Global Affairs, Import/Export, Business Intelligence, International Development,


Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Distance Learning MBA Executive MBA

for cross-cultural interactions on the personal and professional scale.

Schools of Business, and NCA - North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.


Thunderbirds are as unique as the countries and common traits. They are risk-takers and problem

education (U.S. News & World Report 2011 and

Thunderbird Executive Education programs are

solvers, and they think globally. Whether working

Financial Times 2010), Thunderbird was founded

ranked among the top 10 in the world (Financial Times

with faculty, peers or the online T-bird community,

more than 60 years ago as the world’s first school

2010). Offered worldwide, this suite of classroom,

students forge strong bonds at Thunderbird, creating

to focus exclusively on international management.

online and custom executive education programs

lifelong relationships and memories.

Often compared to a mini-United Nations with

provide working professionals with access to short

its diverse student population from more than 50

programs with huge impact. Program categories

In addition to the global academic experience at

countries, Thunderbird teaches students to conduct

range from general management and marketing

Thunderbird, students also enjoy a bustling social

business as citizens of the world - and, in doing so,



scene on campus, whether at the Thunderbird

to help make the world a better place. The school’s

negotiations and leadership. Led by Thunderbird

Pub, the Commons, at club events or at cultural/

commitment to global citizenship is reinforced by

faculty, these programs are taught using use current,

regional nights featuring the customs, cuisine and

its “Oath of Honor” - a creed all students sign and

real-world international business cases.

traditional entertainment of various nations. There



recite, pledging to uphold ethical and sustainable

are more than 60 professional, regional, social and

standards in business. Thunderbird’s oath is believed


sports clubs that actively contribute to the school’s

to be the first of its kind to be adopted by a business

Thunderbird’s Alumni Network of more than 40,000

intellectual and cross-cultural environment. In


global professionals living and working around the

addition, Thunderbird’s strong student government

world provides graduates with an extensive network

plays an active role, with representation from a


of business and cultural contacts. There are more

broad cross-section of the student body.

Thunderbird is the place where the world comes to

than 150 alumni chapters around the world, most of

learn business and business comes to learn the world.

which host a “First Tuesday” social/networking event

Besides providing solid, globally focused functional

each month and participate in “Super First Tuesday”

training in finance, marketing and other business

every March which brings prospective students

disciplines, Thunderbird incorporates critical cross-

together with alumni to learn about the Thunderbird

cultural communications/relations training into each

mystique first-hand.

Australia & New Zealand


Asia Pacific

backgrounds they come from, but they do share

Consistently ranked No. 1 in international business

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Programme Type: Full Time MIB

Microfinance Social Entrepreneurship

Programme Duration: 18 months

Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MIB + JD MIB + MA

Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting Environment Government Non - Profit Organisation Oil & Gas Public Sector

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 42,000 / Per Year

Specialisation by Function: Corporate Governance Economics Finance International Management / Business Public Administration Risk Management Strategic Management Emerging Markets

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: September


North America

Latin America

The Fletcher School Tufts University

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 250 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. IELTS : 7 Min. Years of Work Experience : 0

Asia Pacific

Tel: +1 (617) 627 3240 Fax: +1 (617) 627 3712 Email: Web:

Application Fee : USD ($) 70

24 different focus areas, including traditional

Student Profile

business fields such as Strategy and Finance, as well

Our students are truly international, and our

as more unique areas like International Trade and

experienced and diverse student body is a

Commercial Policies, International Business and

fundamental part of student life at Fletcher. About

Economic Law, International Security Studies, or

40% of Fletcher students hail from outside of the

Development Economics.

United States, and they represent over 70 countries. As all students are required to speak more than

All students are required to complete a final project

one language, they tend to have had experiences

or thesis, allowing them to tackle specialized

outside their home countries or in international

topics that might not be covered in depth in a

professional settings. With approximately 500

course. Recent thesis topics include: “The Market

students, the student body is large enough to have

for Microfinance in Brazil: An Industry Analysis,”

diversity and depth of interests but small enough

“High-Tech Innovation in Emerging Markets: The

to foster an intimate network. This extends to our

Case of Mexico,” “Failure at the Speed of Light:

very active alumni community of over 7,500 people

The Fletcher School’s approach to business

Project Escalation and De-Escalation in the Software

in 120 different countries who are open to helping

education is distinct from traditional MBA programs.

Industry,” and “Hedge Fund Portfolio Construction.”

Fletcher students all over the world.

ensure that students understand not only how

Adding to this flexibility, students may also take

From engineering to law to consulting to military

businesses operate internationally, but the entire

classes at all other Tufts graduate schools (Nutrition,

service, Fletcher students have diverse professional

context in which they operate. Our ability to deliver

Engineering, Arts and Sciences, etc) as well as the

experiences that bring real-life learning into

critical business skills, a deep knowledge of the

Harvard graduate schools (Business, Law, Education,

the classroom. Most students come to Fletcher

international environment, and specialized regional

etc). Joint de

with several years of professional, full-time work

As a graduate school of international affairs, we

expertise sets us apart.

Australia & New Zealand

Contact: Kristen Zecchi, Associate Director, Admissions and Financial Aid The Fletcher School Tufts University 160 Packard Avenue Medford, MA 02155 United States of America

experience, but the sectors and industries vary. MIB students may participate in exchange programs

Most have been exposed to international issues on

Fletcher’s two-year Master of International Business

with leading global business schools such as China

a regular basis or have lived and/or worked abroad.

(MIB) is a unique hybrid international business -

Europe International Business School (Shanghai),

This is not only limited to corporate professionals but

international affairs degree. The MIB provides a solid

HEC (Paris), Instituto de Empresa (Madrid), and the

also those who have held management and strategy

foundation of traditional business skills including

Indian School of Business (Hyderabad). Additionally,

responsibilities in government, NGOS, and US and

finance, marketing, accounting, and strategy, plus

students spend the summer between their first and

foreign militaries.

exposure to a wide range of international issues

second years at internships all over the world. These

that impact business today. Topics such as security

internships frequently lead to full time jobs in all

MIB Class of 2012

risks, geopolitics, emerging markets, corporate

sectors and across all industries.

Number of students: 34

governance, and energy and environmental policy

Average Age: 28

give students an understanding of the entire

Non-US Citizens: 55%

context in which international companies must

Male/Female: 55/44%

operate. While the core classes cover standard MBA subjects, our exclusive focus on the international business environment and Fletcher’s deep expertise in international affairs distinguish the MIB from generalist business programs. As a part of their degree, students have the opportunity to develop two areas of focus, one in international business, and the other in international affairs. By combining two unique fields, students may develop a unique area of expertise that gives them an edge in the marketplace. Fletcher offers 138 The MBA Career Guide Fall 2010

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UCLA Anderson School of Management Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Executive MBA Joint Degree Programmes Offered: JD/MBA MD/MBA DDS/MBA MPH/MBA MPP/MBA MLIS/MBA MLAS/MBA MUP/MBA MSCS/MBA MSN/MBA

North America

Specialisation by Function: Economics Entrepreneurship

Finance General Management Human Resource Management Information Management Leadership Manufacturing Management Marketing Operations Management Strategic Management Technology Management Entertainment Management, Decisions, Operations and Technology Management, Policy, Corporate Governance and E-Business Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting Media & Entertainment Pharmaceutical / Bio-Medical

Public Sector Real Estate Venture Capital & Private Equity Entrepreneurship Full Time Course Information Start Dates: September Programme Duration: 24 months Tuition Fee: USD ($) 40985 / Per Year Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 220 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 560 Min. IELTS : 7 Min. Years of Work Experience : 0

Application Fee : USD ($) 200

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 53000 / Per Year

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : August

Contact: Mae Jennifer Shores Director of Admissions UCLA Anderson School of Management 110 Westwood Plaza Gold Hall, Suite B201 Box 951481 Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States of America

Programme Duration : 33 months Tuition Fee : USD ($) 33000 / Per Year Executive Course Information Start Dates: August Programme Duration : 24 months

Tel: (310) 825-6944 Fax: (310) 825-8582 Email: mba.admissions@anderson. Web:

Established in 1935, UCLA Anderson School of

Full Time MBA


Management provides management education to

The full-time MBA program is a two-year curriculum

technological, and competitive forces shaping

more than 1,600 students enrolled in full-time, part-

designed for highly motivated, exceptional students.


time and executive MBA programs and doctoral

The rigorous structure of the program ensures

programs. UCLA Anderson and many of its academic

that each graduate leaves with a leadership-level

Analytical problem-solving skills that directly relate

programs and departments are perennially ranked

knowledge of all key management disciplines. As

to critical business issues

among the best in the world. Award-winning faculty

one of the most highly regarded and selective

renowned for their research and teaching, rigorous

programs in the country, UCLA Anderson full-time

A high-level ability to exercise sound judgment,

academic programs, successful alumni and world-

MBA program emphasizes a global perspective,

make effective decisions, and take appropriate

class facilities combine to provide an extraordinary

entrepreneurship and teamwork.








and practical learning environment.

Fully Employed MBA (FEMBA)

Strong interpersonal, communication, teamwork,

Located in the heart of Southern California’s vibrant

This program, designed for working professionals,

and leadership skills

economy, UCLA Anderson is at the leading edge of

meets the needs of the rapidly rising junior-level

business activity in the world today as measured

professionals who anticipate increased levels of

A strategic understanding of the role of information

by such indicators as new business starts, venture

responsibility and an expanded management role.

and communication technologies in business and

capital availability, technological innovation and

The goal of UCLA Anderson’s FEMBA program is to


new product introduction. All are local influences

increase participants’ capacity for effective action

that impact the day-to-day academic and practical

as business leaders. Students are selected for their

UCLA Anderson’s learning model emphasizes:

experiences of UCLA Anderson’s faculty and

overall abilities and for the contributions they can

An integrated approach to management


make to the management education process.

The integration of business disciplines and functions

One of the most technologically advanced business

Executive MBA (EMBA)

school facilities in the world today, UCLA Anderson

The EMBA program is designed for professionals

A global perspective

utilizes computing and communication technologies

who have demanding jobs and high levels of

UCLA Anderson has built its reputation as a leader in

that have transformed management education.

responsibility. This intensive program, whose

globally focused management education.

Students and faculty are part of a virtual community

participants include doctors, engineers, scientists

that is fully networked — an environment in which a

and financial executives, offers a learning model


natural path of communication is electronic. More

that emphasizes an integrated, cross-functional

In today’s highly competitive business environment,

than 3,000 network ports connect every classroom

approach to management, proficiency in analytical

success most often belongs to the organization

seat, breakout area and library reading room and

problem-solving skills and development of strategic

with the strongest teams. To lead effectively, today’s

the UCLA Anderson community also enjoys wireless

leadership skills.

managers must be effective team players who know

Australia & New Zealand

Asia Pacific

is critical to managerial success.

how to cooperate and work with others and to instill

connectivity throughout the school’s complex. Very simply, the mission of UCLA Anderson is to be

Student Profile

similar values in their employees.

a global leader in management education, research

UCLA Anderson’s MBA Programs seeks to increase

and service.

All of UCLA Anderson’s academic

participants’ capacity for effective action as leaders.

Technology in the curriculum and the classroom

programs, student and alumni activities and

From the beginning of their MBA studies, UCLA

UCLA Anderson’s MBA programs requires that

organizations, career management services, centers

Anderson students find new ways to integrate their

participants develop managerial-level skills in

of influence and administrative programs share in

academic education with the practice of business

computing and communications technologies,

this mission.

leadership. UCLA Anderson MBAs can expect to

including proficiency with spreadsheets, statistical


and graphics packages, multimedia presentation tools, and network communications.

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The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine

Specialisation by Function: Accountancy Entrepreneurship Finance General Management Health Care Management Human Resource Management Information Management IT Management Marketing

Programme Duration: 21 months

Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting IT / Telecommunications Media & Entertainment Non - Profit Organisation Pharmaceutical / Bio-Medical Real Estate Retail / Consumer Goods Venture Capital & Private Equity

Programme Duration : 27 months

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 40000 / Per Year

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 75970 / Total Program Cost

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 580 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 250 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. IELTS : 7 Min. Years of Work Experience : 1

Executive Course Information Start Dates: September Programme Duration : 21 months

Application Fee : USD ($) 150

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 89,500 / Total Program Cost Contact: Christine Hoyt, Assistant Director, Full Time MBA The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine Paul Merage School of Business SB 220 Irvine, CA 92697 United States of America Tel: +1 (949)-824-4622 Fax: +1(949) 824-2235 Email: Web:

Student Profile CLASS OF 2012 ADMISSIONS PROFILE: Total Applications:


Entering Class Size:


Mean Age:


Mean GPA:


Mean GMAT: and leadership skills. Your experiences at the

of California, Irvine is strategically located in the

Merage School will lay the groundwork for lifelong

heart of Orange County, California. It is also at the

friendships and business partnerships, providing

center of Southern California’s Tech Coast, with

new career opportunities and choices you have yet

Irvine being the primary breeding ground for on-

to imagine.





3.2-3.7 673

GMAT 80% Range


% Women:


% International Students:

biotech, medical devices, fashion, real estate, finance

The Merage School is committed to preparing you

and auto design. Innovative companies such as

to become the kind of leader companies demand.

Allergan, Broadcom, Disney, Google, Mercedes-Benz

Our curriculum is rigorous for good reason: It

Advanced Design, Oakley, PIMCO and Taco Bell are

will challenge you to analyze real-world business

all right here in Orange County, just minutes away

problems, teach you to act decisively in demanding

from the Merage School.








GPA Middle 80% Range

The Paul Merage School of Business at the University


% U.S. Minority:


Average Years of Work Experience: Students with Previous Work Experience:

4.5 95 %

collaborate and grow—both in the classroom and throughout your career. Our learning environment,

comes to earning your MBA, you have many factors

like the entrepreneurial businesses that surround the

to consider. Your choice will be based not on one

Merage School, is highly collaborative and focuses

criterion, but on the confluence of many. We know

on the critical elements that are transforming the

that your overall experience, including the quality

world of business—strategic innovation, information

of your relationships with classmates and faculty,

technology and analytic decision making.

Countries Represented at UCI:


Australia & New Zealand

At the Merage School, we understand that when it

is vital to your personal and professional future. We know that the location of the school and the

The business climate can change dramatically

business community where you’ll live, learn and

from year to year, or even day to day, making it

work is critical to your well-being. Students with

essential to find an MBA experience that’s highly

experience from around the world offer unique,

personalized, intuitive, progressive, creative and on

diverse perspectives and bring a variety of industry

the leading edge of new ways to interpret the world.

and functional expertise to the classroom. Within

In short, you need a program that prepares you

the Merage School’s team-centric environment,

for all possibilities. The Merage School is changing

you’ll partner with corporate executives, faculty

the landscape of business education through

experts, the administration and the dean to establish

innovation, collaboration and growth.

Latin America

Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + MD

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : April September

North America

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: September

Operations Management Organisational Behavior Strategic Management Technology Management Wealth Management

Asia Pacific

Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Executive MBA

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Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Executive MBA Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + PhD Oceanography Specialisation by Function: Entrepreneurship Finance General Management Information Management Innovation / Knowledge Management Leadership

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 35000 / Year

Marketing Operations Management Strategic Management Technology Management Specialisation by Industry: IT / Telecommunications Pharmaceutical / Bio-Medial Venture Capital & Private Equity Innovation Full Time Course Information Start Dates: September

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score: N/A Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score: 550 Min. TOEFL Internet Based Score: 80 Min. IELTS Score: 7 Min. PTE Academic Score: 65 Min. Years of Work Experience: N/A Application Fee: USD ($) 200

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 950 / Unit

Part Time Course Information Start Dates: September

Contact: MBA Admissions Office Rady School of Management University of California, San Diego 9500 Gilman Dr #0554 La Jolla, California 92093-0554 United States of America

Programme Duration: 30 months Tuition Fee: USD ($) 950 / Unit Executive Course Information Start Dates: September

Tel: (858) 534-0864 Fax: (858) 822-5896 Email: Web:

Programme Duration: 24 months

Programme Duration: 21 months

Cisco Systems, Clorox, Deloitte, DivX, EA Sports,

North America

Latin America

University of California, San Diego

enXco, Genentech, Gilead Science, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Illumina, IMS Health, Intuit, Kashi, Kyocera, LG Electronics, Life Technologies, Motorola, NuVasive, PETCO, Pfizer, Qualcomm, Sempra Energy, Solar Turbines, Sony, Taylor Made Golf and Wells Fargo.

Australia & New Zealand

Asia Pacific


Student Profiles

The Rady School of Management at the University

commercialization opportunities at leading research

Alex Helm Full-Time MBA 2010 Education: B.S., Biology

of California, San Diego, educates global leaders

institutes, and tap into the expertise and imagination

& Physiology, University of

for innovation-driven organizations. A leading

of fellow students, faculty, campus experts and


professional school within one of the top-ranked

mentors from the business community.

Current Job: DNA Product Marketing Manager, Illumina

U.S. institutions for higher education and research, the Rady School offers a Full-Time MBA program, a

Your second year focuses on electives, with the

“If I had been given the opportunity to design

FlexMBA program for working professionals and a

opportunity to customize your MBA program to

my own MBA program from scratch, I would have

Ph.D. program.

meet your personal educational goals. The elective

come up with something very similar to Rady. I’ve

curriculum provides deeper knowledge of business

always been interested in entrepreneurship and

The Rady School MBA: Innovators Under Construction

disciplines, including finance, marketing, operations

small startups. I wanted to learn how to start a high-

and strategy. There is an emphasis on business

tech company and meet people who had done it

A Rady education changes the way you approach

and management issues in innovation-driven

themselves. The Lab to Market curriculum has taught

information, problems and opportunities. The Rady

companies, with options to develop expertise in

me about this process and the Rady MBA program as

MBA is an immersion in innovation, designed to give

key industry sectors, such as technology and life

a whole has given me the financial, marketing and

you the knowledge and skills to envision the future

sciences, where innovation drives both company

operational tools needed to start a company.”

and then create it.

creation and survival.

As a Rady MBA, you will be part of an expansive and

Rady students receive individual attention from

highly collaborative community. Your network will

faculty who draw upon their research and passion

Mary Kiang Full-Time MBA 2010 Education: M.E., Industrial

reach into communities where discovery happens,

for innovation to educate the next generation

Engineering, Cornell University

and you will tap into alliances of entrepreneurs,

of leaders. Our impact encompasses discoveries

Current Job: International

intrapreneurs and business builders, connecting

brought to the marketplace, products launched, new

Associate Product Manager,

with companies who succeed because of innovation.

service models established and companies started or reinvented.

NuVasive “I chose the Rady School because I wanted to be in an environment where I could gain exposure

The Full-Time MBA combines a core curriculum with an emphasis on leading-edge industry

Opening Doors with Career Connections

to the biotech industry through internships and

sectors, an integrative course sequence focused

MBA Career Connections engages directly with

independent studies. Compared to other schools, the

on innovation, a strong elective curriculum and a

students to identify companies and sectors of

Rady School also had a higher proportion of students

commitment to professional skill development. In

emerging interest. Great companies are interested

interested in the life sciences. I really appreciate

your first year, core curriculum is comprehensive and

in Rady – and we are committed to nurturing

MBA Career Connections as they take time to get

rigorous, culminating in the experiential learning

relationships that fulfill student interests and goals.

to know students individually and provide tailored consulting based on individual needs. Also, they are

environment of “Lab to Market.” This three-course sequence begins in the classroom and moves into

Companies interested in Rady MBAs include:

extremely passionate and devoted to helping every

a project-based environment, where students

Althea Technologies, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Bare

student get closer to their career aspirations.”

take an idea to market. Students gain exposure to

Essentials, Baxter International, Charles Schwab,

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University of Iowa Tippie School of Management

Specialisation by Function: Brand Management Marketing Corporate Finance Investment Management

Part Time Course Information Start Dates: January, June, August

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Internet Based: 100 Min. TOEFL Computer Based: 250 Min. TOEFL Paper Based: 600 Min. IELTS: 7 Min. Years of Work Experience: 1 Application Fee: USD ($) 100

Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consumer Products Manufacturing Full Time Course Information Start Dates: August

Programme Duration : 36 months Tuition Fee : USD ($) 600 / Per Credit Hour Executive Course Information Start Dates: August

Programme Duration: 21 months

Programme Duration : 21 months

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 51000 / Total Program Cost Contact: Jodi Schafer, Director of Admissions & Financial Aid University of Iowa Tippie School of Management 100 Pomerantz Center, Suite C432 Iowa City, IA 52242-7700 United States of America Tel: 1-319-335-1039 Fax: 1-319-335-3604 Email: TIPPIEMBA@UIOWA.EDU Web: fulltimemba

projects, the first of which happens before their

ensuring that graduates start their first post-MBA

summer internship, boosting marketability for the

job with the expertise and the soft skills needed to

students and increasing value for their employers.

exceed expectations in today’s workplace. Working with academy business directors and career coaches,

What is Tippie known for?

students create a personal development plan that

For starters, an incredibly fast return on investment.

will build their strengths and strengthen their

“BusinessWeek” ranked Tippie #2 Best ROI in the U.S.

weaknesses. Through these strategies, plus direct

The program’s vow of a personalized touch is proven

referrals, consortium events, alumni connections,

by Tippie’s low faculty-student and staff-student

and on-campus recruiting, Tippie MBA students reap

ratios — both among the best in the country.

the rewards of their education soon after graduating.

Latin America

Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + JD MBA + MD MBA + MHA MBA + PharmD

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 31596 / Per Year

Operations Management Strategic Management Supply Chain Management

North America

Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Executive MBA

Student Profile

Iowa City Iowa City appears frequently in “Best of…” rankings of U.S. cities and towns. Iowa City is one of the “most


livable,” “best educated,” “best places for business,” “best small metro economies,” and “best places to raise a family.” Its entire metro area has a population of nearly 100,000, and truly offers many of the pluses of big city life within the convenient, safe, and

The Tippie Full-time MBA isn’t just about education.

The University of Iowa The University of Iowa is a major research university

Jason Carlson, Tippie MBA Candidate, 2011

It’s about transformation. It’s about transforming a

and a member of the Big Ten athletic conference. It

It’s a long way from Des Moines to New York City—

student into a global business leader — one who not

houses an amazing array of resources whether you’re

figuratively and literally—and Jason Carlson knows

only welcomes new ideas but who brings them into

looking for community theater, Broadway shows, art

that better than anyone. A year before his internship

being. A professional who performs with innovation,

museums, or ethnic festivals. Big Ten sports offer

at Citigroup, Jason made the decision to go back

integrity, and impact.

spectators plenty of opportunity to watch top-

to school full time at The University of Iowa. After

notch teams compete. Those seeking more active

“many tests, a few cash flow models, and a flight

The Tippie MBA’s mission is to advance your

participation can choose from over 30 different

to New York City,” Jason secured a highly sought-

professional and leadership potential through

intramural and club sports.

after internship in Citigroup’s consumer bank. He

Asia Pacific

friendly atmosphere of a small community.

opportunities. You’ll receive a great MBA education

Career Management

the Tippie MBA team: “I couldn’t have done it without

where one-on-one interaction with faculty, small

Career management for Tippie MBAs is a two-

my Career Academy Director and my advisor from

classes, and personal attention are the norm. Close

pronged approach encompassing a dedicated team

the Career Services team,” Jason said.

relationships with the corporate world, a strong

of Career Services professionals and the program’s

alumni network, and career services built around your

Career Academy Directors. Both groups work

The transition to Citigroup’s 260,000-member

individual goals ensure you get the results you want.

hard to help students become job ready, and are

workforce was eye-opening for Jason. “I’ve learned

committed to developing employer partnerships

a tremendous amount about how large companies

Tippie offers five specializations across the areas

in each industry to support students’ job searches.

move and make decisions. There are turf battles and

of finance, marketing, and strategic innovation.

The Tippie team’s approach is proven to work – in

politics, and being a person of influence requires a

Following their chosen academic paths, students

U.S. News’ ranking of top 50 MBA programs, Tippie

Lyndon Johnson-like ability to construct coalitions.

become ethical leaders with both expertise

was #7 in the U.S. in Best Placement Percentage at

Those who rise to the top in this environment are

and experience that’s aligned with the needs

graduation and 3 months out.

exceptional and have a lot of advice and guidance to offer,” Jason said of his experience.

of employers. Tippie MBAs start their jobs after graduation with a proven track record gained from







using this expertise in two real-world consulting

curriculum through Tippie’s Career Academies,

Australia & New Zealand

attributes his success in part to his partnership with

educational, developmental, and hands-on learning

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Latin America

Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland Programme Type: Full-Time MBA; Part-Time MBA; Executive MBA; MSB Accounting; MSB Finance; MSB Information Systems; MSB Supply Chain Management Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA Only MBA + JD MBA + MD MBA + MPP (Masters in Public Policy) MBA + MSW (Masters of Social Work) MBA + MS (Master of Science in Business)

Full-Time Course Information Start Dates: August

Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting Government IT / Telecommunications Non - Profit Organisation Pharmaceutical / Bio-Medical Public Sector Retail / Consumer Goods Venture Capital & Private Equity

Application Fee: USD ($) 75

Programme Duration: 21 months

Part-Time Course Information Start Dates: August

Tuition: USD ($) 1355 per credit

Programme Duration: 21-33 months

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score: N/A Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score: 250 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score: 600 Internet Based: 100 Min. IELTS: 7.0 Min. Years of Work Experience: 0

Tuition: USD ($) 1355 per credit Executive Course Information Start Dates: January Programme Duration: 19 months

North America

Specialisation by Function: Accountancy Change & Organization

Management E-Commerce / Business Entrepreneurship Finance IT Management Logistics Marketing Supply Chain Management Technology Management

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 94,000 / Total Program Cost Contact: Sam Kang Director of MBA and MS Admissions Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, Van Munching Hall Adelphi Road/Campus Drive College Park, Maryland 20742 United States of America Tel: +1 (301) 405-2559 Fax: +1 (301) 314-9862 Email: Web:

Smith MBAs gain real-world experience through the MBA Consulting Program, which exposes students to management issues by assigning MBA teams as consultants. The Mayer Fund gives handson experience in securities analysis and portfolio management to a select group of Smith MBAs. And, as associates in the New Markets Growth Fund (a $50-million venture capital fund), students develop financial investment models and identify new


opportunities. The Office of Career Management (OCM) provides dedicated, professional support to help students launch their careers. OCM links students directly to recruiters through a variety of services, including onand off-campus recruitment and the online resume database, which matches a Smith MBA to the right industry position.

Australia & New Zealand

Asia Pacific

To learn more about Smith’s relevant curricululm, These uncertain times require a new breed of

school has the distinct honor of induction into the

world-class faculty, and current class profile, or to

business leader, one who can make sense out

elite Global Business School Network (GBSN) for its

apply, visit our Web site: http://www.rhsmith.umd.

of complexity, cope with uncertainty, and drive

efforts to create the next generation of leaders in


innovation in an organization, all within the new

low-income countries. The school also features an

paradigm of corporate social responsibility and

active Net Impact chapter, as well as coursework

social value creation.

and extra curricular activities that recognize the transformative power of business to address today’s

Student Profile

The Smith School’s MBA program helps to create

global challenges. In September 2009, the school

these new leaders. The full-time MBA program was

launched its innovative Center for Social Value

Smith 250 full-time MBA students have an average

ranked No. 20 in the U.S. by the Financial Times in

Creation, providing opportunities for business

GMAT score of 660 and more than five years of work

2010. The part-time MBA program was ranked No. 15

students to discover their core values and create a

experience. The average age is 28 and 39 percent of

by U.S. News & World Report (2010).

vision for change.

the students are female. Eighty-five percent of the

The Financial Times (2010) also ranked the Smith

The Smith School is located just outside of

graduation. The Smith program is international, with

School No. 14 in the world for research. The school is

Washington, D.C in a region offering one of the

32% of students from outside the U.S. representing

ranked No. 3 in intellectual capital in Business Week’s

highest concentrations of culture, diversity and

Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia,

2008 survey of “The Best B-Schools,” meaning that

career opportunities in the country. The newest

Costa Rica, El Salvador, Georgia, Germany, Ghana,

Smith MBAs benefit from the kind of scholarship

benefactor of such an ideal location is Smith’s Center

Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel,

offered at only a handful of elite institutions.

for Financial Policy and Corporate Governance,

Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Norway, Peru,

which develops thought leadership in financial

Philippines, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Singapore,

The Smith School recognizes the need for

policy that impacts corporate performance, capital

South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine,

understanding and innovating business practices

allocation and the stability of the global financial

United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Vietnam.

that make both social change and profit. The


MBA class of 2009 was employed within 3 months of

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Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + JD MBA + MHSA MBA + MSc Industrial Engineering Specialisation by Function: Accountancy Accountancy & Financial Brand Management Economics Entrepreneurship Finance

General Management Health Care Management Human Resource Management Information Management International Management / Business Leadership Marketing Organisational Behavior Public Administration Public Relations Management Risk Management Strategic Management Wealth Management

Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting Government IT / Telecommunications Non - Profit Organisation Pharmaceutical / Bio-Medical Public Sector Real Estate Retail / Consumer Goods Venture Capital & Private Equity Accounting Full Time Course Information Start Dates: January, June, August

Programme Duration: 15-21 months Tuition Fee: USD ($) 333/805 / Per Credit Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 220 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 550 Min. IELTS : 5.5 Min. Years of Work Experience : 0 Application Fee : USD ($) 60

Contact: Barbara Schneider Director of Admissions University of Missouri Crosby MBA Program 213 Cornell Hall Columbia, MO 65211 United States of America Tel: +00 1 (573)882-2750 Fax: +00 1 (573)882-6838 Email: Web:

allows you to begin the program during the fall,

employment background. Applicants represent a

spring or summer semester, and offers those with

variety of educational institutions and numerous

a business background the ability to accelerate

foreign countries. The diversity of our students

through the program more quickly. Early application

strengthens the learning experience for all.

deadlines apply for priority consideration for

• Earn an excellent return on their investment.

scholarships, and applications are encouraged

Nearly 50% of Crosby MBA students are graduate

early in the semester prior to entry, particularly for

research or teaching assistants, or instructors for

international students.

personal or corporate finance classes. Most of

North America

Programme Type: Full Time MBA

Latin America

University of Missouri Crosby MBA Program

these students also receive a partial or full waiver of tuition and fees or substantial scholarships.

tools essential for making superior business

• Enjoy travel and study abroad experiences.

decisions. Emphasis is placed on promoting

Students can spend four weeks in Ireland or

real-world experiences including team-building,

northern Italy studying international or other

direct consulting with business organizations,

business topics during the summer, or visit Australia

and opportunities to improve leadership skills.

and New Zealand or India for two weeks during the

University of Missouri Crosby MBA students are

Participation in our Integrated Business Perspectives

winter intersession. International students travel,

passionate about life, and thrive in our environment.

program demonstrates that business decisions

site-see, and visit friends throughout the United

You will find a welcoming, inviting atmosphere and

usually require the use of knowledge associated

States during week-long fall and spring holidays,

friendly faculty, staff and students. Opportunities

with a number of disciplines to analyze and solve

for personal growth and professional development

complex and ambiguous problems.


The Crosby MBA curriculum will give you the

or between semesters. • Develop personally and professionally through

abound, and you can explore and pursue a career

classes, team-based learning, case competitions,

path that fits your individual needs and interests.

Courses are arranged into five study areas:

MBA Association networking and social and

Students work closely together in teams and gain



community-service activities, collaboration with

real-world business experience by collaborating

Management and Professional & Experiential

businesses, award-winning faculty, and personal

with business executives who are recognized leaders

Learning. First, you will obtain a solid background

in their respective fields.

in core areas of business knowledge and then

• Are passionate about what they do, and choose


attention from a dedicated professional staff.

expand that knowledge base and apply your new

the University of Missouri to pursue their individual

Recent rankings by The Wall Street Journal, Forbes,

skills in real-world business settings. Also, develop

goals. Visit so you can do the

and U.S. News and World Report provide national

expertise in one area of interest through specialized


recognition of the outstanding quality of the MU

concentrations, including a new one in marketing

Crosby MBA degree. Recruiters hire MU Crosby MBA


2009 Program Profile

that our students are prepared to contribute value

We welcome you to visit our beautiful home in

Total Enrollment: 214 students

in the work place. Our Career Services provides

Cornell Hall on the University of Missouri campus to

individual career counseling, workshops on job

meet with Admissions and Career Services staff, tour

search strategies, an Executive Mentoring Program,

campus, share lunch with current MBA students, and

business site visits, and on-campus career fairs and

visit with a professor or have a classroom experience.


Once you are here, it will be easy for you to imagine

Asia Pacific


students because they know our brand and know

external speakers who offer comments on current

yourself as part of the Crosby MBA community.

Australia & New Zealand

Networking is available with many

Average GMAT: 642 Average Undergraduate GPA: 3.46 Average Work Experience: 2 years

business topics, career paths, and challenges facing young professionals. Admission standards are high. The Crosby MBA

Crosby MBA students……….


• Come from all backgrounds.


Entry: Fall, Spring, or Summer

Student Profile




35% Women No business

background and life experiences. Highly qualified

prerequisites are required, so students are welcome

students who wish to enter directly from an

from science, engineering, liberal arts, journalism,

undergraduate program are welcome.

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Latin America

Telfer School of Management University of Ottawa Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Executive MBA Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA/J.D.; MBA/LL.L.; MBA/LL.M. Specialisation by Function: General Management Performance Management

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: August Programme Duration: 12 months Tuition Fee: USD ($) 10 228 / Per Semester Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 550 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 250 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. IELTS : 7

Min. Years of Work Experience : 3 Application Fee : USD ($) 90 Part Time Course Information Start Dates : August Programme Duration : 36 months Tuition Fee : USD ($) 543 / Per Credit

The Telfer MBA’s integrated curriculum trains

North America

ambitious managers to lead people, take charge

Contact: Christyne Auger, Manager Graduate Marketing and Recruitment Telfer School of Management University of Ottawa Demarais Building 55 Laurier East Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5 Canada Tel: +1 (613) 562-5884 Fax: +1 (613) 562-5912 Email: Web:

Student Profile

of organizations, allocate resources effectively and articulate strategic vision – all fundamental skills of high performance managers. In addition, the Telfer MBA provides students with opportunities to work directly with businessintelligence tools and closely examine methods and processes used by organizations to create integrated performance management systems. The curriculum covers the fundamental skills needed by leaders to achieve high performance in any industry or sector.

International Exchanges


Christophe Lapaque, MBA 2005 Geneva, Switzerland emphasized by offering full-time students the Investment Manager, Gamma Partners SA The importance of international experience is

opportunity to gain a global perspective of the changing face high performance management via a

“While deciding to pursue the MBA Program at the

trip to a key international business centre.

University of Ottawa, I could never have imagined

Asia Pacific

how valuable this experience would be. The two

A complete Education

most important benefits it gave me are a strong

The Telfer MBA is not all courses, lectures and projects.

intellectual grounding and lifelong friendship.

In addition to these vital program components,

Before starting the MBA I was hoping to develop

The Telfer School of Management at the University of

the Telfer MBA enables you to compete, network

the appropriate skills to start a career in finance.

Ottawa is uniquely positioned to link with and learn

and build lifelong relationships throughout various

Not only did I acquire solid knowledge through

from Canada’s leaders. With some 3,600 graduate

activities and events.

the course curriculum, but I have also been well

and undergraduate students, 200 full- and part-

advised and greatly supported to enrol in the CFA

time faculty and 22,000 alumni, the Telfer School of

Leading-edge Career Centre

exam: the combination of those two elements has

Management is a diverse and vibrant environment in

The Telfer School’s Career Centre provides a wide

made a significant difference in my career path

which students, faculty, researchers and alumni can

array of first-class services, programs, events

after the MBA. Since graduating, my education has

forge rewarding lifelong relationships.

and resources to help students and alumni chart

quickly proved useful by strengthening both my

successful courses for the future. The Career Centre

confidence and my interpersonal skills. The diversity

Australia & New Zealand

The Telfer MBA — for Leaders of High also cultivates strong relationships with employers of the program really helped me to adapt to different Performance Organizations in all business and government sectors–creating environments such as management support, trading At the Telfer School, we believe that an MBA

employment opportunities, enhancing student

and M&A teams in various places including Geneva,

education should prepare managers and leaders to

value and facilitating employer recruitment.

Zurich and Paris. Besides, the impressive wealth

focus on results, value and outcomes with discipline

of cultures and experiences of my classmates has

and adaptability. To that end, we offer an intensive

The following is a decsription of the typical Telfer

been, is and will be of great value in order to cope

and integrated program that features small classes,

MBA student:

with the future challenges I will encounter during my

high interaction and peer learning—all conducted

personal and professional development.”

in world-class facilities. All business schools face the

Average GMAT.................................622

challenge of integrating curriculum in a way that is

Average Age.....................................31

relevant and practical. We believe that leadership

Average Work Experience...........7 years

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Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA/Juris Doctorate MBA/Master of International Business MBA/Master of Science in Engineering MBA/Master of Science in Management Information Systems MBA/Master of Public and International Affairs MBA/Master of International Development

Specialisation by Function: Accountancy Entrepreneurship Finance Human Resource Management Information Management International Management / Business IT Management Marketing Operations Management Organisational Behavior Strategic Management Supply Chain Management Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting Environment IT / Telecommunications

Retail / Consumer Goods Venture Capital & Private Equity

Application Fee : USD ($) 50

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 65,000 / Total Program Cost

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: August

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : January, April, August, September

Programme Duration: 20 months

Programme Duration : 36 months

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 52,728 / Total Program Cost

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 1,501 / Per Credit

Contact: Kate McConnell, Business Project Director Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh 372 Mervis Hall Roberto Clemente Drive Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260 United States of America

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 250 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. IELTS : 7 Min. Years of Work Experience : 0

Executive Course Information Start Dates: January, March, April

Tel: +01(412) 383 9908 Fax: +01(412) 648 1522 Email: Web:

Programme Duration : 18 months

• MBA/Master





Information Systems • MBA/Master of Public and International Affairs • MBA/Master of International Development

North America

Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Executive MBA

Latin America

Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh

The Executive MBA program prepares graduates to compete with the world’s top executives. The course work focuses on vision, strategic planning, and execution. Three international immersion sessions (Global Executive Forums) are conducted in North America, Europe, and South America at the study and allow students to engage in course work infused with a global context.


beginning, midpoint, and end of each program of

Student Profile Students in all MBA programs are active and involved in class and outside of the classroom. Students can hone teamwork and leadership skills in numerous clubs, including the Finance Club, the Consulting Club, the National Association for Women MBA,

year and two-year students are grouped into MultiSince 1960, the Katz Graduate School of Business has

emphasizes value chain management, globalism,

cultural Learning Teams and exposed to experience-

been recognized as a leader in business education

entrepreneurship, and collaboration.

based learning activities from the beginning of

and research. One of the 17 founding members of

their MBA career. Students are also encouraged to

the AACSB, Katz is home to one of the first federally

The Katz School offers a two-year MBA, a one-year

participate in community service events, including

funded Centers for International Business and

MBA, and a part-time MBA program. Students can

sustainability projects and special events to

Research. Katz has a world-class faculty dedicated to

choose a concentration area and an optional cross-

raise awareness of important community issues.

cutting-edge and innovative research and teaching.

disciplinary certificate in Technology, Innovation

Throughout the year, several prominent business

The school’s location in the heart of the nation’s



leaders and alumni speak to and meet with students

#1 most livable city (2009 The Economist) enables



to provide additional advice and preparation for

Katz to establish strong relations with corporations

Other opportunities include a Six Sigma greenbelt

business careers. Katz students also are recognized

located in the Pittsburgh region.


as leaders in the community as they participate in

Entrepreneurship; and







programs, and global research practicum trips. The Katz school has embraced a strategic vision

charitable events that benefit organizations such as the Greater Pittsburgh Blood Bank, The Pittsburgh

founded on the concept of experienced-based

The School also offers six dual-degree programs

Women’s Shelter, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Project

learning. We have incorporated simulations, case

through which MBA students add specialization to

Bundle Up and Reflections of Grace. Our students

competitions, and Consulting Field Projects in

their business education. Options include:

are engaged, caring and committed as our MBA

our curriculum to ensure that our MBA graduates

• MBA/Juris Doctorate

programs recognize that being a business leader

add immediate value to their employers when

• MBA/Master of International Business

requires a variety of skills that are an integral part of

they enter the workforce. Our strategic vision also

• MBA/Master of Science in Engineering

our business education.

Asia Pacific

The Student Executive Board

meets regularly with school administrators. One-

Australia & New Zealand

and Toastmasters.

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University of San Diego

Latin America

Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA

Business Marketing Supply Chain Management Real Estate

Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + JD MBA + MSc (Accounting/Taxation) International MBA (IMBA), IMBA+JD, MBA+MSN, MBA+MSRE Specialisation by Function: Corporate Social Responsibility Entrepreneurship Finance General Management International Management /

Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting Government IT / Telecommunications Non - Profit Organisation Pharmaceutical / Bio-Medical Public Sector Real Estate Venture Capital & Private Equity

Application Fee : USD ($) 80

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: August

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : January September

Programme Duration: 22 months Tuition Fee: USD ($) 1210 / Per Credit

Programme Duration : 30 months

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 600 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 240 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 580 Min. IELTS : 7 Min. Years of Work Experience : 2

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 1210 / Per Credit

Contact: Kacy Kilner Hayes Admissions Director of MBA Programs University of San Diego Office of Graduate Admissions University of San Diego 5998 Alcala Park San Diego, California 92110-2492 United States of America Tel: +1 (619) 260-4860 Fax: +1 (619) 849-8307 Email: Web:

North America


In addition to the MBA and IMBA Programs, the

Program offers a broad-based, interactive curriculum

School of Business Administration offers a variety

focused on developing socially responsible leaders

of innovative graduate programs which include the

who make thoughtful decisions that impact their

Master of Science in Global Leadership (MSGL), the

organization and the world at large.

Master of Science in Accountancy (MACC), Master


of Science in Taxation (MTAX), the Master of Science Graduates are prepared to undertake leadership

in Supply Chain Management (MS-SCM), the Master

and management responsibilities in business,

of Science in Real Estate (MSRE), and the Master of

governmental and non-profit organizations.

science in Executive Leadership (MSEL).

Program flexibility allows for degree completion


in two years or in 16 months on am accelerated

San Diego, known for its cultural diversity and mild

basis. Program specializations tailored to individual

climate, is one of the largest cities in the United States.

interests are available.

Today, it is at the epicenter of burgeoning industries such as biotechnology, software development, and

Centers and Institutes of the School of Business offer

telecommunications, and is a major business center

an array of opportunities to MBA students including

bordering Latin America and the Pacific Rim.

The University of San Diego (USD) School of Business

internships, international consulting practicums,

Administration is committed to developing socially

and study abroad programs.

responsible leaders and improving global business practice through applied research and innovative, personalized education.



Lowell McAdam, Evening MBA 1983 BUSINESS President and CEO, Verizon Wireless

Asia Pacific

The International Master of Business Administration

“I picked-up more tools getting my MBA at USD than I did anywhere else along the way.”

The University of San Diego’s School of Business

(IMBA) is a full-time, cohort-based program

Administration is nationally and internationally

educating leaders with a global orientation and skills

Chris Leyerle, Full-time MBA 2009

ranked for academic quality and student satisfaction.

to succeed in the international marketplace.

Life Technologies, Integration Analyst “With my banking background, I never thought

• Ranked #26, Best Part-Time MBA Programs As in the case of the MBA, program flexibility allows

I would be in a finance role supporting Human

• Ranked #21 globally, Best MBA Programs for Social

for degree completion in two years or 16 months.

Resources at Life Technologies. As a part of the

Impact (Aspen Institute, Beyond Grey Pinstripes)

Cohort classes are kept small, promoting interactive

Workforce Planning Team, I track, manage, and


forecast these synergies for over a dozen groups.


• Ranked #2, Best Campus Environment (The

My work has a very high visibility and is shared

Princeton Review)

Australia & New Zealand

Student Profile

Program design incorporates the flexibility for

directly with the senior leadership team and Board

The degree programs at the School of Business

numerous study abroad options: completing a Dual

of Directors. The transition from banking to this

Administration have achieved the highest level of

Degree; enrolling in a semester exchange program;

prestigious finance opportunity was possible

international recognition by being fully accredited

participating in USD study abroad opportunities

because of my MBA from the University of San Diego

by AACSB International.

in such countries as Argentina, Brazil, China, India,

and the career coaching I received.”

In addition, the School

is a member of the European Foundation of

Morocco, and Spain.

Neil Marshall, IMBA 2011

Management Development (EFMD) and the Latin An international practicum (strategic consulting

R3 S.S.G., Associate

project) integrating core course skills in an

“The USD IMBA has given me the opportunity to

If you are passionate about leading and transforming

international environment is a required component

find employment that is both challenging and

organizations in the global economy of the 21st

of the program. These opportunities are sponsored

significantly more lucrative than before. Not only did

century, the School of Business Administration at the

by USD’s privately endowed Ahlers Center for

the IMBA elevate me above other applicants, but the

University of San Diego would like to hear from you.

International Business.

education has also given me tangible skills that fill

American Council of School of Business (CLADEA).

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Full Time Course Information Start Dates: May (One-Year MBA) August (Full-Time MBA)

Application Fee : USD ($) 55

Programme Duration: 12 months (One-Year MBA) 21 months (Full-Time MBA)

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : January (MBA CAP, Saturday MBA) May (Accelerated Part-Time MBA) August (Part-Time MBA)

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 1195 / Per Credit Executive Course Information Start Dates: January – 16 months August – 20 months

Contact: Kelly Brookes Director, Graduate Admissions University of San Francisco, Masagung Graduate School of Management Malloy Hall 404 2130 Fulton Street San Francisco, CA 94117 United States of America Tel: 415-422-2221 Fax: 415-358-9112 Email: Web:

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 88500 / Total Program Cost

to build a foundation of business understanding

2+ years should be in a management position. The

and 28 elective units. Core courses follow a cohort

GMAT is optional.

model, encouraging close working relations and friendships from the outset of the program and resulting in lifelong professional networks.

Student Profile I made a rational

One-Year and Accelerated Part-Time MBA

decision to attend

These programs, offering an accelerated pace for


students who have completed an undergraduate

program in the fall

degree in business, economics, or industrial

of 2007.

engineering (with business coursework), consist of

in the work force

16 units of integrated core courses and 26 elective

for four years, and

units. Fast Track, the beginning cohort component,

most recently in the

consists of eight integrated core courses along with

publishing industry. I

experiential learning sessions.

realized that I wanted




I’d been

to do something else;

MBA Career Advantage Program (MBA CAP)

I hadn’t ultimately defined that else, but I knew I

USF MBA students benefit from the rigorous academic

This part-time program, designed for employed

needed more and I decided to search for it in an MBA

tradition and social justice values of a Jesuit university.

students who have less than two years work


Our exceptional faculty consists of entrepreneurs,

experience at the time of application, consists of 30

consultants, researchers, and business leaders who

units of core courses and 26 elective units. The MBA

I wanted to stay in the Bay Area, so I focused my MBA

provide insights across different business industries

CAP includes a series of professional development

research on the world-class MBA programs located

and disciplines. Supported by this dynamic network,

workshops and activities to help students identify

near San Francisco, including the University of San

USF MBA students grow in their understanding of

personally relevant career opportunities, improve

Francisco. I was initially attracted to the USF MBA

business, while simultaneously bringing a fresh,

skills for workplace success, develop job search

program because of its location in one of the most

socially just perspective to global business issues.

strategies, and sharpen interviewing skills.

progressive business environments.

relationships that encourage lifelong collaboration

MBA for Executives

The atmosphere at USF is an incubator of

and career opportunities.

The MBA for Executives program is specifically

entrepreneurism and innovation.

designed for experienced managers, leaders, and

to some of the most intelligent and interesting

USF MBA offers seven AACSB accredited programs


The program consists of MBA

business minds in the world. The small class sizes,

designed to educate men and women for business

courses in five areas of discipline: 1) Leadership

with its focus on leadership and group learning

leadership as they face the challenges of a culturally

and Communications, 2) Economics, Accounting,

were key differentiators, and greatly enhanced my

diverse world.

Students (excluding those in the

and Finance, 3) Data Decisions and Operations, 4)

learning experience. What’s unique to the USF MBA

MBA for Executives Program) may choose one

Ethics, Social Responsibility, and the Law, and 5)

experience is that the faculty and administration

or more emphases in Entrepreneurship, Finance,

Strategy and Marketing. Interdisciplinary sessions,

encourage new and innovative business ideas that



will help build a better world.

In addition, the USF MBA alumni network fosters








North America

Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + JD MBA + DDS (with UCSF School of Dentistry), MBA + MSFA (Financial Analysis), MBA + MAPS (Asia Pacific Studies), MBA+MSEM (Environmental Management)

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Internet Based Score : 100 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. IELTS : 7 Min. PTE: 68 Min. Years of Work Experience : 2

Programme Duration : 21 months (Accelerated Part-Time MBA) 24 months (MBA CAP) 30 months (Part-Time MBA, Saturday MBA)

I was exposed

Management, Organization Development, and

business simulations are weaved into the program.

Project Management. Joint MBA degrees are offered

Cohorts meet three Saturdays per month and

I attended business school to change my career, and

in Asia Pacific Studies, Environmental Management,

occasional Fridays. The program begins with a three-

the USF career center was a key component for me

Financial Analysis, Law, and Dentistry (in partnership

day foundation module and ends with a three-day

to realize my goal. The career center provided me

with the UCSF School of Dentistry).

executive retreat. The fall cohort (20-month program)

with a key internship during the summer between

begins in August and the spring cohort (16-month

my first and second year, which ultimately led to my

Full-Time, Part-Time, and Saturday MBA

program) begins in January. Applicants are required

new career in renewable energy with SunEdison-- a

These programs consist of 28 units of core courses

to have 7+ years of professional experience, of which

global leader in providing solar services.


Tuition Fee: USD ($) 1195 / Per Credit

Asia Pacific

Specialisation by Function: Entrepreneurship Finance International Management / Business Marketing Organization Behavior Project Management Nonprofit Management

Australia & New Zealand

Programme Type: Full-Time MBA Part-Time MBA Saturday MBA One-Year MBA Accelerated Part-Time MBA MBA Career Advantage Program (CAP) Executive MBA

Latin America

University of San Francisco Masagung Graduate School of Management

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Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Executive MBA Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + JD Specialisation by Function: Accountancy Accountancy & Financial Brand Management Decision Science Economics Entrepreneurship Finance General Management Human Resource Management

Information Management International Management / Business Leadership Logistics Manufacturing Management Marketing Operations Management Organisational Behavior Project Management Research & Development Management Risk Management Strategic Management Supply Chain Management

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: July

Application Fee : USD ($) 100

Tuition Fee : contact us for more information

Programme Duration: 23 months

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : January, September

Tuition Fee: USD($)68,805/Total Program Fee

Programme Duration : 28 months

Entry Requirements: Average GMAT (Entering class 2010): 629 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 250 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. IELTS : 7 Min. Years of Work Experience : 2

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 592 / Per Credit

Contact: Marcelo Frias, Recruiting Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina 1705 College Street Columbia, SC 29208 United States of America

Executive Course Information Start Dates: August

Tel: +1 011 803 777 4346 Fax: 1 011 803 777 4346 Email: Web:

Programme Duration : 22 months

North America

Latin America

Darla Moore School of Business University of South Carolina

world, ensuring that they think and act globally – no matter where their future may lead them. IMBA students have a choice of two options: (1) Language Track (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish) for students who prefer to focus in a particular language and business culture; (2) Global Track, for students who prefer a broad understanding of different business cultures in the world. In both tracks, students also complete a 3 to 5 month internship in the USA or abroad and have the option to study one semester in


one of our partner institutions around the world. The Moore School is a large and comprehensive business school with over 4,000 students in its undergraduate, master, and doctoral programs. More than 150 faculty are involved in teaching, research, and service to the community. Both the Darla Moore School of Business and the School of Accounting are Since 1919, innovation has been the key to the

among the world’s top 100 business schools.

to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the

University of South Carolina. The school has a history

Financial Times, 2010

recognized international accrediting association for

through a blend of academic preparation and realworld experience. By emphasizing internships, study abroad programs, and entrepreneurial opportunities, the school has earned international recognition.

• Ranked #3 for ‘fastest return’ on an MBA student’s

business schools.

education investment Business Week, 2009 • Ranked in the top 50 by The Aspen Institute’s

Student Profile

“Beyond Grey Pinstripes” alternative ranking of

The Moore School International MBA students for

how well schools prepare future leaders for the

the incoming 2010 class had an average age of 27

In 2008 the Moore School adopted a new strategic

environmental, social, and ethical complexities of

with three years work experience. The average GMAT

direction, Sustainable Enterprise and Development,

modern business.

is 629 and the average undergraduate GPA is 3.2.

with the mission to promote education and research

The Aspen Institute, 2009-2010

Although class size varies from year to year, usually

to tackle the complex issues related to corporate

Australia & New Zealand

accredited by AACSB International-The Association

success of the Darla Moore School of Business at the of keeping pace with the ever-changing global market

Asia Pacific

• Ranked #1 for best ‘international experience’

30 percent are female, 25 percent international

responsibility, viable economic development, and

The International Master of Business Administration

students, and about 10 percent are from racial or

care of resources – both human and natural. This

(IMBA) program at the Moore School is a

ethnic minorities.

strategy, together with our continuing focus in

comprehensive MBA with a strong global focus. Global

International Business, furthers the Moore School’s

business must be experienced to be understood. The

Undergraduate majors include business, economics,

leadership in International Business education.

IMBA program provides its graduates with expertise in

political science, liberal arts, engineering and

global management and the international dimensions

science, and languages. About 35% of students have

A few of its recent achievements and awards are listed

of business, supported by foreign language training,

a business background.


a global business seminar, internship opportunities

• Ranked #1 public university MBA program

across the globe, and exchange programs with

for international business and #3 among all

partner institutions. As a result, graduates of the

institutions in that specialty.

program master the economic, cultural, and strategic

U.S. News & World Report, 2010

factors that drive success in organizations around the

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Joint-Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + JD MBA + MD MRED, MSW, DDS, MSISE, MPL, PharmD, MA East Asian Area Studies, EdD, MA Jewish Comm Svs, MA Gero Specialisation by Function: Brand Management Entrepreneurship Finance Information Management Innovation / Knowledge Management

International Management / Business Logistics Marketing Operations Management Organisational Behavior Project Management Supply-Chain Management Technology Management Business of Entertainment Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting IT / Telecommunications Media & Entertainment Real Estate Retail / Consumer Goods Venture Capital & Private Equity

Contact: Keith Vaughn Assistant Dean Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, JKP 308 630 Childs Way Los Angeles, CA 90089-2633 United States of America

Full-Time Course Information Start Dates: July

Part-Time Course Information Start Dates: August

Programme Duration: 22 months

Programme Duration: 33 months

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 87,948 / Total Program Cost

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 87,948 / Total Program Cost

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score: N/A Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score: 250 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score: 600 Min. Years of Work Experience: 0

Executive Course Information Start Dates: August

Application Fee: USD ($) 150

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 111,000 / Total Program Cost

Tel: +01 (213) 740-7846 Fax: +01 (213) 749-8520 Email: Web:

Programme Duration: 21 months

Executive MBA program, a Global Executive MBA program (in partnership with Shanghai Jiao Tong University) and IBEAR, the only program in the U.S. offering a one-year international MBA degree.

Student Profile

BIANCA CORNELIO MBA ’10 Associate Marketing Manager,

A Marshall MBA delivers a distinct professional

Nestlé USA

North America

Programme Type: Full-Time MBA Part-Time MBA Executive MBA

Latin America

Marshall School of Business University of Southern California

edge. We purposefully keep our enrollment small Bianca Cornelio loved finance

teamwork, personal attention and professional

and working with numbers, so

growth. Our award-winning teacher-scholars —

financial-management consulting with IBM upon

influential thinkers, leading policymakers and real-

receiving her bachelor’s degree seemed ideal.

world practitioners — build personal relationships

However, Bianca had a dream to fulfill -- getting an

with their students that carry far beyond graduation,

MBA. “I liked consulting but it wasn’t exactly what I

combining the benefits of a major university with

wanted to do, so I was looking for an opportunity to

the support typical of a smaller private school.

expand my skill set,” Bianca said. “Also, I was thinking I would stay in finance but I wanted to broaden my

Marshall is further distinguished by our location


to foster a learning environment that facilitates

perspective; that’s what I expected from an MBA.”

the world: Los Angeles. We provide unparalleled

Only one school offered all the opportunities she was

access to industries defining the new millennium —

looking for. After an undergraduate education at The

Innovative curriculum, world-renowned thought

biotechnology, life sciences, media, entertainment,

College of William & Mary, one trip to Los Angeles

leaders and a prime location. No business school

communications and healthcare; plus, at the

and meetings with Marshall students and faculty

combines them all to challenge and prepare its MBA

gateway to Asia and Latin America, USC is the ideal

cemented Bianca’s decision. “I loved everyone that I

students better than the Marshall School of Business

setting for honing and developing a truly global

met at Marshall,” Bianca said. “I had never lived in Los

at the University of Southern California.

management perspective.

Angeles but I loved my visit. Also, the connection to

Consistently ranked among the United States’ top

However, what is most definable about the

PRIME was the only mandatory study-abroad MBA

MBA programs, Marshall employs a “breadth with

“Marshall Experience” is perhaps the indefinable, the

program I found when I was looking at schools.”

depth” philosophy in our academic approach. Our

connection to one of the oldest, most cherished and

Full-Time MBA curriculum ensures discipline-based

most vibrant communities worldwide — the USC

Once on campus, Bianca soon experienced one of

depth while offering increased flexibility needed

Trojan Family.

the biggest advantages of Marshall — the Trojan

the Pacific Rim and the PRIME program are unique —

in today’s complex business arena through a mix

Asia Pacific

in one of the most dynamic and diverse cities in

We provide our students with a learning experience

program and determined to land a top internship,

breadth of second-year electives allowing students

that uniquely prepares them to lead and thrive

Bianca quickly connected with three Trojan alumni

to personalize their education.

in the most challenging of environments while

at Nestlé to prep for interviews with the food giant.

maintaining a commitment to integrity and the Our academic programs, each geared toward

community. As such, we value the potential of every

“Marshall gave me the mentors I needed to help

professionals at a particular stage of their career,

student, and we encourage and support their loftiest

prepare for the interview at Nestlé,” Bianca said. “I

enhance our students’ skills and expose them to

dreams and career aspirations.

started the process in August, got my interview in

hands-on, global learning experiences. An innovator

October and was offered an internship in November.”

in globalization, we are the first business school to

In turn, organizations know that when they hire

That internship led to a full-time job at Nestlé; exactly

require that all students travel abroad and complete

Marshall students, they will find innovative thought

what she wanted out of her MBA.

consulting projects in Asia Pacific and Latin America.

leaders and global business professionals who

Beyond the full-time two-year program, Marshall

strengthen their bottom line while taking their

“I don’t know if I’ve ever thought of what my dream

offers a three-year part-time program, a two-year

organizations to the forefront of positive social change.

job would be, but this comes pretty close.”

Australia & New Zealand

Network. Taking interest in Marshall’s marketing

of a comprehensive Core business education and a

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Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Executive MBA Specialisation by Function: Accountancy Economics Entrepreneurship Finance General Management Information Management Innovation / Knowledge Management International Management / Business Marketing

Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services IT / Telecommunications Non - Profit Organisation Real Estate Venture Capital & Private Equity

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 504 / Per Credit

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 230 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 580 Min. IELTS : 7 Min. Years of Work Experience : 0

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: January, August

Executive Course Information Start Dates: August Programme Duration : 21 months

Application Fee : USD ($) 40

Programme Duration: 16 months

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 39600 / Total Program Cost

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : January, August

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 504 / Per Credit

Contact: Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies University of Tampa 401 W Kennedy Blvd Box 102F Tampa, FL 33606 United States of America Tel: +1 (813) 258-7409 Fax: +1 (813) 258-7451 Email: Web:

Programme Duration : 30 months

Student Profile

North America

Latin America

John H. Sykes College of Business, University of Tampa

Nearly a quarter of the University’s graduate students come from nations outside the United States. With students enrolled from nearly 100 countries, the University celebrates opportunities for diverse cultural and educational exchange. The International Programs Office staff assists students with pre-arrival information, orientation and advice on academic, social, cultural and employment matters. Applications and all supporting documents should


be completed by June 1 for fall semester (begins in August) and November 1 for spring semester (begins in January). The University offers financial assistance to U.S. The University of Tampa’s MBA programs - Creating

quantitative problem solving applications.

citizens and permanent residents only.

- helps students to develop the sophisticated

Global business concepts, personal communication,

Institutional Employment: Part-time positions are

strategic mind-set demonstrated by successful



offered by many campus departments. Students

executives. UT’s MBA program is one of the largest,

critical thinking and economic sustainability are

do not have to demonstrate need to qualify. Open

most established and most exclusive in Florida.

incorporated into the core courses.

positions are posted with in the Office of Financial

The full-time program is designed for accelerated

The following concentrations are offered:

(813) 253-6219.

completion with a group of peer students. Students

• Entrepreneurship

can complete the program in as few as 12 months.

• Finance

Graduate assistantships are available each academic

The part-time program is designed for students to

• Information Systems Management

year to selected full-time graduate students.

complete at their own pace, and be completed in as

• Innovation Management

Assistantships provide a tuition waiver for up to 12

little as two years.

• International Business

credit hours per semester, plus a $1,500 stipend.

• Marketing

Graduate assistants work 20 hours per week for an

• Nonprofit Management

academic or administrative office, carry a full course

Value for Graduates, Organizations and Society and



Asia Pacific

Aid or can be obtained by calling the job line at

MGT 602 Leading for Performance -- This

Australia & New Zealand

course is designed to improve a student’s capacity

load (at least 8 credit hours), and must maintain a 3.0

for leadership. Students increase self-awareness as

The John H. Sykes College of Business is an integral

high-performance leaders and focus on aligning

part of a 100-acre university campus nestled in the

people with the goals of an organization.

heart of Tampa. As a comprehensive institution,

overall GPA.

The University of Tampa provides a full spectrum of



Practicum -- All

resources, qualified faculty and modern facilities.

students take four one-hour sections of this practicum in which they will build a portfolio of

The Sykes College of Business is one of only 19

applied professional activities and projects.

private schools in the Southeast accredited at both the graduate and undergraduate levels by AACSB

Decision Analysis -- Each student takes one of

International - The Association to Advance Collegiate

three decision analysis courses designed to develop

Schools of Business.

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Programme Type: Full Time MBA Executive MBA Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + JD Specialisation by Function: Entrepreneurship Finance General Management Health Sector Leadership

Marketing Cross-Enterprise Leadership Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting Full Time Course Information Start Dates: April Programme Duration: 12 months

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 75,000 (2011-2012) / Per Year Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 600 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 250 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. IELTS : 6 Min. Years of Work Experience : 2

Executive Course Information Start Dates: February September Programme Duration : 17 months Tuition Fee : USD ($) 90,0000 / Total Program Cost

Application Fee : USD ($) 150

Contact: Niki daSilva, Director MBA Recruiting & Admissions Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario 1151 Richmond St. N London, Ontario N6A 3K7 Canada Tel: +1(519)-661-3419 Fax: +1(519)-661-3431 Email: Web:

Latin America

Richard Ivey School of Business The University of Western Ontario

for career success than Ivey. Learn more about us at

Student Profile

The Dynamics of the Ivey Classroom. We’re looking for tomorrow’s leaders; people with

North America

There is no business school that prepares you better

exceptional talent and ambition to succeed in areas they are passionate about. These candidates represent a diverse group of backgrounds and experiences culturally, professionally and personally. You have a track record of accomplishments and leadership success. You have ambitious career goals and you’re

Recognized for excellence both in Canada and

makers - asked to analyze the data, develop

Admission into the Ivey MBA Program is competitive

worldwide, Ivey is uniquely defined by its outstanding

alternatives, make and defend recommendations

- our process is strategic and selective. Each class

track record for developing leaders and accelerating

and experience the outcomes. Students practice

is a group of exceptional students who are high

career success. Ivey has more C-level executives



achievers in every sense of the world - people who

among its graduates than any other Canadian

part in lively discussions and learning from the

already have an impressive list of accomplishments

business school, and also has more independently-

contributions of their classmates.

to their credit but have only scratched the





recognized young, emerging leaders than all other


looking for a dynamic and challenging environment.

The Ivey case method also incorporates our Cross-

Admissions and Career Management teams work

growing list of Ivey grads that join the ranks of the

Enterprise Leadership™ (CEL) approach, which

together ensuring 100% of admitted candidates are

Caldwell Partners ‘Top 40 Under 40’ every year.

prepares leaders to see the bigger picture and to

interviewed. The result is a classroom full of dynamic

lead initiatives that enhance the whole enterprise -

students with tremendous career potential.

This success stems, in part, from Ivey’s state-of-the-

across every functional area and industry. Given that

art curriculum, which is designed to prepare grads

the average young professional will rotate through

At Ivey, your classmates bring a wide variety of

for career success. With the input of top recruiters,

a number of different industries and job functions

perspectives, skills and knowledge to the MBA

business leaders, and alumni we are constantly

in his or her lifetime, having this cross-enterprise

Experience. Through social interaction, small group

innovating the program to ensure that our students

perspective gives students the confidence and

studies, presentations and class work, these students

will be able to meet the needs and challenges of

expertise to make sure they achieve career success

will challenge, stimulate and support you as you

today’s business world. In addition to providing a

in any role.

hone your analytical problem-solving and decision-

solid foundation of business knowledge, Ivey goes

Asia Pacific

surface of their potential. How do we do it? Ivey’s

universities combined, as demonstrated through the

From day one of the Program, students also have the

important in developing skills to match the global

abilities through delivery of our Five Leadership

support of our qualified Career Management staff

nature of real business. We bring you together with

Essentials. Every day, students will learn how to

who act as a board of advisors – providing coaching

truly exceptional classmates from around the world

embrace complexity, manage volume, maximize

and access to the resources and tools our grads

– your peers – who know how to challenge, debate

team potential, communicate persuasively, and

need to be successful throughout their careers.

and have a good time.

achieve decisiveness through uncertainty.

One of these resources is the prestigious alumni network that is 20,000 strong in over 95 countries.

In order to prepare grads for the real-world of

Students will learn the skills they need to leverage

business, Ivey uses the interactive case-method

their connections in this network in order to build

approach to immerse students in an action-oriented

and sustain strong relationships. Ivey alumni can be

learning environment. Using real-world cases and

a source of job opportunities, but they also provide

real business issues, students become the decision-

mentoring opportunities, advice and support.

Australia & New Zealand

making skills. This diverse perspective is critically

one step further to develop and hone leadership

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Latin America

University of Wisconsin-Madison Wisconsin School of Business Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Executive MBA Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + JD Specialisation by Function: Brand Management Engineering Business Entrepreneurship Finance General Management Human Resource Management Logistics

Manufacturing Management Marketing Operations Management Risk Management Supply Chain Management Technology Management Arts Administration, Real Estate

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. IELTS : 0 Min. Years of Work Experience : 2

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: August

Application Fee : USD ($) 56

Programme Duration: 21 months

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : September

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 53392 / Total Program Cost

Programme Duration : 33 months

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 15308 / Per Year Executive Course Information Start Dates: August Programme Duration : 21 months Tuition Fee : USD ($) 34500 / Per Year

Contact: Judy Traas, Student Services University of Wisconsin-Madison Wisconsin School of Business 2400 Grainger Hall 975 University Ave Madison, WI 53706 United States of America Tel: (608) 262 4000 Fax: (608) 265 4192 Email: Web:

North America

Student Profile

Kyle Nel MBA Class of 2010, Marketing Research Hometown: Atlanta, GA 2009 MBA Internship: Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, New Product Innovation Life Savers, Consumer Marketing Insights Chicago, IL

Position prior to MBA: Director of Marketing Research, Clear Channel Inc., Atlanta, GA

Undergrad: BYU


Why I chose Wisconsin: The Wisconsin MBA program at the University

experience. During the past two years, students

The old saying the “broader the base the taller the

of Wisconsin-Madison has a long tradition of

organized and went on trips to India, China, Japan,

tower” applies nicely, I think. I wanted to further my

producing future business leaders and offers current

Brazil and Dubai. Trips to Vietnam and Turkey are

career in marketing research. I wanted and needed

students the opportunity to connect with and learn

planned for 2011.

an MBA to get ahead but also wanted and needed

Asia Pacific

from these leaders. The unique curriculum and

a graduate-level education in my chosen field.

learning environment delivers superior specialized

Wisconsin MBA graduates are highly sought after

These two paths seemed opposed, until I found

expertise. It also offers a strong, close community

and employed by industries across the nation and

Wisconsin. Once I came and visited the campus and

that is centered around each student’s chosen field.

around the world.

Organizations recently hiring

met the people, I knew that this was the right place

Wisconsin MBA graduates are out in front. They

Wisconsin MBA graduates include: Procter & Gamble,

for me. I know it sounds cliché but Wisconsin really

achieve quickly and notably as business leaders in

GE, Kraft Foods, Overture Center Johnson & Johnson,

is the perfect union of a top-notch, rigorous MBA

their chosen field.

General Mills, Nestlé, RiverSource and RW Baird.

combined with a deep specialization, all within a

Our MBA Employment Statistics Report is posted at

truly collaborative environment.

The Wisconsin MBA is comprised of 10 highly regarded

The Wisconsin Culture:

career specializations: Applied Corporate Finance, Applied Security Analysis, Arts Administration, Brand

The School of Business also offers Enterprise MBA

The culture here is everything. Yes, I have heard

and Product Management, Marketing Research,

programs for working professionals which includes

those words at nearly every company I have ever

Operations and Technology Management, Real

the Wisconsin Evening MBA and Wisconsin Executive

worked for and school I have ever visited, but here it

Estate, Risk Management and Insurance, Strategic

MBA. These programs offer a general management

is the soul of what makes Wisconsin so outstanding.

Human Resource Management, and Supply Chain

degree. They draw a diverse student population

Wisconsin is a place for collaborative people, a

Management. Each specialization builds on a general

from over 250 employers.

family-esque atmosphere. I really love that. In many programs there seems to be a zero-sum approach

Australia & New Zealand

management core curriculum to provide intensive Madison is routinely ranked by national publications

to learning. But here at Wisconsin there is a strong

among the best cities in the United States in which to

and overriding feeling that we all can go farther if we

In addition to traditional lectures, the Wisconsin MBA

live and the scenic University of Wisconsin-Madison

pull together. That collaborative ethos is woven into

curriculum includes case analysis, project work, team

campus is located in the heart of Wisconsin’s capital

everything that we do,

interaction and hands-on, practical experience in the


and are taught.

focus in a specific professional field.

business community. For example, students in the Applied Security Analysis Program actively manage

We invite you to visit our websites for more detailed

more than $60 million in real money.

information regarding the Wisconsin MBA.

The school emphasizes international perspectives

Full-time MBA:

woven into the curriculum and applied learning and

Evening MBA:

offers a variety of opportunities for an international

Executive MBA:

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Specialisation by Function: Accountancy Accountancy & Financial Brand Management Change Management E-Commerce / Business Economics Entrepreneurship

E-business Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting Environment Hospitality IT / Telecommunications Media & Entertainment Non - Profit Organisation Pharmaceutical / Bio-Medical Real Estate Retail / Consumer Goods Venture Capital & Private Equity Manufacturing, Energy Full Time Course Information Start Dates: August

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 42, 834 / Per Year

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 42, 834 / Per Year

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 500 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 250 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. IELTS : 0 Min. Years of Work Experience : 0

Contact: John Roeder Director of Admissions Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management Management Hall 401 21st Avenue South Nashville, TN 37203 United States of America

Application Fee : USD ($) 125 Executive Course Information Start Dates: August Programme Duration : 24 months

Programme Duration: 21 months

needs, including brand management, corporate







Tel: 615-322-6469 Fax: 615-343-1175 Email: Web:

finance, health care, human capital, investment

Alumni Profile

management and operations. A concentration

Shih-Ping (Nancy) Wang, MBA ’05

represents a minimum of 12 hours in a single

It is rare that one has the opportunity to influence

discipline that is usually the foundation for the

more than 20 percent of the human population. If

student’s chosen career. Areas of concentration

that seems farfetched, consider that prior to Shih-

include accounting, finance, general management,

Ping (Nancy) Wang’s efforts, Vanderbilt did not have



an effective translation in Mandarin, which is spoken

information technology, marketing, operations and

by a billion people worldwide. After enrolling in the

strategy. An emphasis consists of eight credit hours

Vanderbilt MBA program, Nancy alerted university

of courses that allow students to delve deeper into

administrators that at least a dozen versions of the

a particular industry, area of interest or corporate

Vanderbilt name were in use across China, Hong

function. Emphases include brand management,

Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. Nancy, with the

entrepreneurship, environmental management and

administration’s blessing, spearheaded the effort to

international studies.

standardize the name, and “Fandebao” prevailed. The



Management is of the world’s top business schools,

North America

Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + JD MBA + MD MBA + MSc (Accounting/Taxation) MBA Health Care, MBA+MA in Latin American Studies; MBA+MSN (Nursing); MBA+MDIV (Divinity); MBA+PhD (

Finance General Management Health Care Management Human Resource Management Information Management Innovation / Knowledge Management International Management / Business IT Management Leadership Legal Management Logistics Manufacturing Management Marketing Not Specified Operations Management Organisational Behavior Strategic Management Supply Chain Management Wealth Management Environmental Management,


Programme Type: Full Time MBA Executive MBA

Latin America

Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management

name translates to “place of academic excellence.”

Cross-Campus and International Learning Of the new name, Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs ratio, challenging academics, stimulating and Opportunities Michael Schoenfeld said, “It is essential for Vanderbilt innovative research environment, and a spirit of

Students can also earn credits toward their MBA

to have a distinctive and powerful identity in the

teamwork. Our curriculum and extracurricular

degree outside of Owen by taking classes in another

fastest-growing part of the world.”

activities are geared toward building a résumé for

graduate or professional school at the University

your chosen field. And you won’t find faculty, staff,

or by spending a semester abroad at one of many

Nancy’s unselfish leadership also shone brightly

alumni or classmates more committed to helping

international exchange partners. Vanderbilt offers

during a 2005 Vanderbilt MBA trip to China, where

you achieve your goals. Whether you stay for two

several dual-degree programs in conjunction with

she offered her personal network to help students

years or a lifetime, Nashville offers a quality of life

other schools on campus, and many individuals

maximize their learning experience. She also

that is urbane and cosmopolitan, yet friendly and

take advantage of the opportunity to obtain a dual

organized an event for Vanderbilt’s Shanghai alumni,


degree. Current dual-degree programs include

building a bridge to accomplished business leaders

M.B.A./J.D. (law), M.B.A./M.D. (medicine), M.B.A./

who trace their training back to Owen.

The MBA Curriculum

M.S.N. (nursing), M.B.A./M.A.L.A.S. (Latin American

Flexibility is a hallmark of the Vanderbilt MBA

studies), M.B.A./M.Div (divinity), and M.B.A./Ph.D.

In 2005, Nancy received the peer-nominated Unsung

curriculum. The seven-week modular calendar gives

(biomedical engineering).

Leadership Award for her contributions to the Owen

students a fast start by allowing them to complete

Faculty and Research

beginning a summer internship. Students begin


with the Vanderbilt MBA Core, which consists of

classroom with academic research and professional

“My experience at Vanderbilt was amazing,” Nancy

14 required courses that provide an intense and

experience to create a cutting-edge and relevant

says. She is now vice president of Good House

immediate immersion in the fundamentals of


International Interior Design, which has built more

management. Students also have multiple options

students to practical business applications using a

to customize their degree to their personal career

balanced mix of lectures, classroom discussions, case


just a really generous and helpful person.”










studies, group projects and experiential learning

concentrations and emphases. Specializations are

opportunities in the community. The spirit of respect

intensive programs that require a minimum of 20

and intellectual curiosity that binds faculty and

credit hours of coursework beyond the Core. These

students in the classroom often extends beyond the

programs are designed to meet specific market

B-school walls and leads to many lifelong friendships.


than 80 Starbucks across Taiwan and China.

Australia & New Zealand

community. In the words of her classmates, “She’s

significant study in their chosen career field before


Asia Pacific

widely recognized for its strong student-to-faculty

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Specialisation by Function: Accountancy Brand Management Corporate Governance Economics Entrepreneurship Finance General Management

Specialisation by Industry: Arts and Media Banking / Financial Services Business and Sustainability Consulting Government Media & Entertainment Non - Profit Organisation

Public Sector Real Estate Retail / Consumer Goods Venture Capital & Private Equity Full Time Course Information Start Dates: January, September Program Duration: 16 - 20 months Tuition Fee: USD ($) 49,400 / Total Program Cost Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 550 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 250 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. IELTS : 7

Min. Years of Work Experience : 2 Application Fee : USD ($) 150

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 106,000 / Total Program Cost

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : January, May, September

Contact: Graduate Admissions York University Schulich School of Business 4700 Keele Street Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3 Canada

Program Duration : 40 months Tuition Fee : USD ($) 49,400 / Total Program Cost Executive Course Information Start Dates: January

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Joint Degree Programs Offered: MBA/JD MBA/MFA MBA/MA

Health Industry Management International Management / Business IT Management Marketing Operations Management and Information Systems Organisational Behavior Public Administration Strategic Management Supply Chain Management Sustainability

Tel: 01 (416) 736-5060 Fax: 01 (416) 650-8174 Email: Web:

Program Duration : 18 months

Student Profile At Schulich, you will join a select group of peers with diverse backgrounds and proven leadership ability. Bright, accomplished and ambitious, your classmates will bring real world experience and

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Program Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Executive MBA International MBA Master of Finance Master of Public Administration

insight into the classroom. Upon graduation, you’ll join a highly accomplished family of more than 21,000 alumni who have attained the highest level of personal and professional success. Over 85 Schulich alumni chapters thrive mentorship, career advice and business contacts. In today’s business environment, an MBA from

Flexibility in the program structure is another point

Prafulla Metaparti (IMBA ’07).

the Schulich School of Business, Canada’s Global

of difference. You can start a fulltime Program in

At Schulich, Prafulla focused on

Business School™, is your passport to the world.

September or January and finish in only 16 months.

the South and Southeast Asian

Recognized for its global reach, innovative programs

If you qualify for the accelerated MBA Program, you

region. Citing the work term

and diverse perspectives on management and

can shorten your length of study to only 8 months.

abroad as being one of her most

leadership, Schulich has built a strong reputation

Part-time study options include evening or weekend

memorable IMBA experiences,

across borders and industries.



around the world and provide our students with

she immersed herself in all

The Schulich MBA is ranked in the world’s top tier

Located in Toronto, the financial and cultural centre

profoundly broadened my thinking, increased my

of business schools by The Economist – Economist

of Canada and one of the world’s great multicultural

international perspective and shaped my career.”

Intelligence Unit (1st in Canada, 12th in the world);

cities, Schulich has access to the head offices of

Prafulla is Vice President of JP Morgan in Hong Kong.

Forbes (1st in Canada, 3rd best non-US school); The

many organizations. This has allowed the school to

Aspen Institute, a US think tank (1st in the world

build strong linkages to the corporate community.

Matt Wolodarsky (MBA ’06).

in Social and Environmental Stewardship); and

A number of the country’s leading executives,

While at Schulich, he was a

Expansión (18th in the world) in their most recent

together with leading executives from all over the

member of the York Consulting

global surveys. They also rank the Schulich MBA 1st

world, act as advisors on Schulich’s boards, teach in

Group, a for-profit consulting

in Canada.

its classrooms, and provide guidance and counsel to

group run by Schulich MBA





track record in terms of creating innovative and

“Our mission here at Schulich is clear and

tremendous. I applied theories learned in class to

relevant programs. Schulich pioneered Canada’s

compelling: to graduate men and women who will

real, live, client situations. My exchange experience

first International MBA (IMBA) program, as well as

become business leaders of the highest caliber, and

in the Philippines exposed me to a new and exciting

North America’s first cross-border executive MBA, the

to prepare them to succeed in a constantly changing

culture, which helped me to develop invaluable skills.

Kellogg-Schulich EMBA. Schulich offers a broad range

world. If you seek a highly rewarding and stimulating

This adds up to a dynamic fast-paced experience

of Master’s-level programs, including the new Master

MBA or IMBA Program, in a learning environment

that deepens the learning process at Schulich.” Matt

of Finance. 18 different specialized areas of study allow

that is truly international, then I invite you to come

is Senior Product Manager at Microsoft Canada.

you to focus on business functions, industry sectors and

to Canada’s Global Business School™ – The Schulich

special topics such as business and sustainability. These

School of Business.” – Dean Dezsö J. Horváth

specializations will give you a competitive advantage

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experience at Schulich has been

Few schools in the world can match Schulich’s

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British MBA programs seek  ! By Ross Geraghty

MBA programs in the UK have for a long time been among the world’s most diverse and the UK, according to the most recent QS Applicant Survey (2010), is still the second most popular destination for MBA candidates. But in recent years the Bologna Agreement, the capricious pound and the improving competition have seen the proportion of UK MBA candidates staying at home tail off slightly. And now the country’s business schools are trying to find ways to attract them back.


ithout overstating the case – the figures provided by GMAC show a mere 2% decrease in applications by Britons to UK business schools, with US and Hong Kong schools taking up most of the slack – there is some concern about attracting decent numbers of home-based talent to British MBA programs. This couples with a significant statistic from the 2009 QS Survey which shows that 72% of British MBA candidates would consider studying in the UK, down from 77% the previous year. Professor Elaine Ferneley, Director of MBA, Manchester Business School, argues that the banks cutting back on accessible funding for MBA students is part of the cause. “In the UK the financial crisis has hit funding opportunities for high-level management education, preventing the ability for talented future business leaders to invest full time in their personal and professional development.” For Patricia Hind of Ashridge Business School there has been a slight moving of the goalposts in Europe recently, coinciding with an overall improvement of the competition internationally. “The Bologna Agreement puts UK postgraduate degrees in the same position as the rest of Europe. Before this we had a bit of an edge. Also, the rise in quantity and quality of Asian business schools is 158

reducing the pool of potential students from Asia who would normally have wanted a British qualification.”

Scholarships Progressive schools are sensing the trend early and are promoting themselves actively to British students. Manchester Business School looks like it’s taking a lead here, tackling the funding problem head on with a new scholarship for British talent. “We recognize the essential need to invest in people who can rise to the challenges of the global business environment and create real value in both business and society as future business leaders and entrepreneurs. With this in mind we’re delighted to offer a new scholarship program for the full time MBA – up to £15,000 – to support talented British and EEA candidates.”

Distance learning There has also been an increase in distancelearned MBAs in recent years. Though these courses lack the immediacy of daily contact with peers and professors, their flexibility, as well as the great improvements in the online interface, attracts candidates. For Brits this also staves off some of the funding problems as distance learned MBAs can be taken over a longer period of time and allows the student to stay in full time employment.

According to Jill Howarth, Postgraduate Admissions Manager at Durham Business School, “Our part time MBA is more popular for British applicants. In 2009 we received 35 British applications. In general there is also a higher conversion rate from application to actual student on the part time MBA. We also receive a number of British applications to our [dist ance learned] Global MBA Programme. Between August 2008 and July 2009 we received a total of 50 British applications, while [in the nine months since August 2009] we have already received 49 British applications.” The fact remains that the UK still has an extremely high level of MBA education and that salaries received by graduates from British MBA programs are extremely high. The QS Recruitment and Salary Report 2009 shows that average salaries for UK MBA graduates was US$108,900. It is also true that MBA candidates, where possible, generally like to head overseas to broaden their horizons, learn about other cultures and languages and to make themselves more marketable, with international experience. The onus is on the British business schools to persuade local talent, with international desires and relative wealth to move abroad, that staying within the shores of the UK is the better option.

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Full Time Course Information Start Dates: September

Specialisation by Function: Entrepreneurship Finance General Management International Management / Business Leadership Marketing Personal Development Corporate Social Responsibility

Programme Duration: 12 months Tuition Fee: EURO (€) 29000 / Total Program Cost Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 600 Min. TOEFL Internet Based Test score: 100 Min. IELTS : 7.0

Min. Years of Work Experience : 3 Application Fee : EURO (€) 100 Part Time Course Information Start Dates : September

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 600 Min. TOEFL Internet Based Test score: 100 Min. IELTS : 7.0 Min. Years of Work Experience : 3 Application Fee : EURO (€) 100

Programme Duration : 24 months

Tel: +31 20 525 5655 Fax: +31 20 525 5092 Email: Web: www.

Tuition Fee : EURO (€) 29000 / Total Program Cost

Diverse student profile

Contact: Bram Kuijken Recruitment & Admissions Manager Amsterdam Business School 12 Plantage Muidergracht Amsterdam 1018 TV Netherlands

Student Profile

population. The full-time programme attracts over

Zachary Newmark (1978, USA) MBA alumnus, fulltime class of 2006-2007.

90% non-Dutch students and even for the part-time

After many years as a journalist

programme this is close to 70%. The average age

in Chicago, I came to the

is between 28 and 32, and women make up 40%

conclusion that the next step

of our classes. This diversity, combined with the

in my career should be an

With more than 15 nationalities represented, the Amsterdam MBA has a very diverse student

high level of interactivity of the courses provide an

entrepreneurial one. Not having

additional dimension to your learning experience.

any business education or background, returning to

Be prepared for challenging viewpoints from your

university seemed to be the wisest option.

fellow students!

I chose the Amsterdam MBA because the curriculum

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Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA

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Amsterdam Business School

perspectives of the business world. Additionally,

The Amsterdam MBA is offered by the Amsterdam

During your time at the Amsterdam Business School

the importance placed on innovation and global

Business School, the business school of the

we provide you with opportunities to work on your

viewpoints convinced me that I was in the right

University of Amsterdam. It has an internationally

career skills and meet companies in our network.

place. Ultimately, as part of a class of 35 students

renowned faculty and is set in the cosmopolitan,

Amsterdam MBA alumni are a valuable source for

from nearly 20 countries, the programme provided

cultural and business centre that is Amsterdam. We

leads, interviews and contacts. They are easy to

a learning experience unlike any other. The top-

have been offering business education for 85 years.

contact through our online alumni network or you

class professors provided an incredibly challenging

can meet them over drinks during one of our social

education, and the friendly staff made life


significantly easier. Meanwhile I have started my

time programme and as a two-year part-time

Work permit up to 5 years

States and the Netherlands, which has already

apart is our personal approach. We are not an MBA

The Netherlands welcomes talented individuals

become profitable while showing the potential for

factory: our personal approach ensures that our MBA

and study visa are easily obtained. For those of you


students receive the attention they deserve from

planning to stay in the Netherlands after graduation,

faculty and support staff.

the Dutch government has relaxed work permit

Tailormade, linking theory to practice

(regardless of nationality). This means that each

Demet Turkay (1975, Turkey) Part-time class of 2007-2009.

All the main business topics are taught in the core

graduate of The Amsterdam MBA can stay and work

After obtaining my engineering

courses. By choosing 2-4 electives the Amsterdam

in the Netherlands for up to 5 years after graduation,

degree and ten years of work

MBA can be tailored to your own business interests.

without needing a work permit. There are a few

experience in different sectors, I

Courses are designed to combine academic rigour

conditions (minimum salary, kind of company), but

felt that an MBA would provide

with practical relevance that brings the business

these are normally easily met by our students.

regulations for graduates from Dutch universities

world into the classroom.

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own business, officially registered in both the United

evening programmme. One of the things that set us

the necessary tools to help me develop a well rounded career in business and to rise to a level that matches my ambitions. I remember

Our recognition of the importance of leadership

clearly the very first day when I met the group. I

competencies in students’ personal and professional

never imagined to study in such an international

development was the motivation for creating the

environment full of intelligent and enthusiastic

Amsterdam Leadership Programme®, one of the

fellow students and highly qualified professors from

MBA’s core courses. Our international study trip to

all over the globe. Studying the Amsterdam MBA at

one of the top management schools in China and

the Amsterdam Business School has given me the

the “real estate” elective in cooperation with the New

insight to discover my skills and learn how to use

York University offer our MBA students additional

them effectively in my professional life by providing

exposure to the international business world.

a pragmatic general perspective.

Australia & New Zealand

The Amsterdam MBA is offered as a one year full-


focuses heavily on both practical and academic

Extensive network

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Global MBA Program Arison School of Business • Global Management • Global Strategic Management • Global Entrepreneurship The Global MBA program provides future business leaders and executives with the theoretical knowledge and practical tools to conduct business in the global arena. The program provides a core foundation in general management which is taught from a global perspective and offers three program tracks. It is taught by world renowned faculty members who have lectured at the world’s leading universities and remain active in global business.


Tel INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES +972-9-952-7658 E-mail Tel ISRAELI CANDIDATES +972-9-952-7300 E-mail

Ashridge Business School Full Time Course Information Start Dates: January

Application Fee : GBP (£) 0

Contact: Rebecca Brown, MBA Admissions Ashridge Business School Berkhamsted Hertfordshire HP4 1NS United Kingdom

Specialisation by Function: Change Management Corporate Governance Leadership Strategic Management

Programme Duration: 12 months

Executive Course Information Start Dates: September

Tuition Fee: GBP (£) 32350 / Total Program Cost

Programme Duration : 27 months

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 550 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 250 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. IELTS : 7 Min. Years of Work Experience : 5

Tuition Fee : GBP (£) 32350 / Total Program Cost

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Programme Type: Full Time MBA Executive MBA

Tel: +44 (0) 1442 841483 Fax: +44 (0) 1442 841144 Email: Web:

For meals and refreshments, Ashridge has a sociable bar and award-winning dining facilities.

Student Profile

Andrey Matveev, Ashridge Full Time MBA

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courts, cricket and football pitches, and a golf course.

I invested significant time assessing several top UK business



decided that the best choice for me was the full time MBA selection were: Firstly, I believe that an MBA should be a general Ashridge combines the best of a business school

participants direct experience of the complex issues

course aimed at developing future business leaders

with an innovative organisational consultancy. We

faced by businesses in an emerging market.

and should not focus on a particular subject or

work with thousands of executives from our many

equally as they combine to play an important part

in a country estate surrounded by National Trust

individual attention and an interactive learning

in the process of developing an overview of the

woodland, only 30 minutes from London.

style. Ashridge MBA students have rich, global

business. I believe that a successful strategy arises

professional backgrounds, which makes it one of

from overlaps between people, processes and

Our MBA is ranked 6th in the UK and 35th worldwide,

the most experienced and diverse cohorts in the

performance - the three fundamental elements of

achieving the number one spot for Salary Increase

world. Our faculty comprise business professionals,

the Ashridge MBA.

for the fifth year running (The Economist, September

consultants and researchers who bring in-depth

2009). We are one of a small percentage of schools


worldwide to achieve triple accreditation from

thinking to the learning process.





AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB - the UK, European and

Secondly, it is about the people you study with. The ‘MBA in a Day’ brings the Ashridge experience alive, and at this event I met people who I felt I would learn

Before the start of the MBA, we work with participants

a great deal from, based on their extensive global

to clarify career aspirations. Ashridge Career Support


Ashridge offers two MBA programmes: a one-year

provides a tailored service to participants wanting

Full Time MBA, which starts in January and a two-

to develop within their existing organisation, or to

Last but not least the reason why I feel very

year Executive MBA, which begins in September.

transform their careers.

comfortable at Ashridge is that it is in itself a very

Both take an integrated view of business, rather

successful consulting business. It almost feels as

than teaching functional subjects in isolation, and

MBA participants have 24-hour access to the

though you are a part of a successful company

provide thorough grounding in all the disciplines

Learning Resource Centre and Virtual Learning

rather than a student in a traditional university. The

required to lead a business.

Resource Centre, which provides physical and

Ashridge environment suits me perfectly while I am

remote access to a vast range of learning materials

studying away from my job for a year.

We go beyond theory by giving participants the

and several leading online databases.

opportunity to put their learning into practice via a ‘live’ consulting project. Participants work with

Outside the classroom, MBA participants can use the

a client organisation to deliver a major strategic

Lifestyle Centre, which boasts a fully equipped gym,

consulting assignment. The international study

swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room and squash

week is designed to consolidate learning by giving

courts. In the Ashridge grounds, there are tennis

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Class sizes are small and personal, which optimises

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industry. All aspects of business need to be covered

clients across the globe each year. The school is set

American accreditation bodies for MBA programmes.


programme at Ashridge. The main reasons for my

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AUDENCIA Nantes School of Management - FRANCE Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Distance Learning MBA

12 months Tuition Fee: EURO (€) 24000 / Total Program Cost

Specialisation by Function: Business Development Risk Management Supply Chain Management

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 550 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 220 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 550 Min. IELTS : 6.5 Min. Years of Work Experience : 3

Full Time Course Information Language of instruction: English Start Dates: September Programme Duration:

Part Time Course Information Language of instruction: French

Distance Course Information Language of instruction: English

Start Dates : March

Start Dates : January, May, September

Programme Duration : 18 months

Programme Duration : 24 months Tuition Fee : EURO (€) 26500 / Total Program Cost

Tuition Fee : EURO (€) 26000 / Total Program Cost

Application Fee : EURO (€) 125

Contact: Sylvie Chancelier Admissions manager AUDENCIA Nantes School of Management 8 route de la Jonelière BP 31222 Nantes cedex 3, Loire Atlantique 44312 France Tel: +33 2 40 37 45 66 Fax: +33 2 40 37 34 07 Email: Web:

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also gives our participants a unique opportunity to study during an exchange period at one of our partner institutions in Canada, China, United States, etc. With an original orientation towards business development and a year long programme to enhance personal development, Audencia guaranties a well rounded MBA to professionals coming from diverse horizons and looking forward to learning in a truly international environment.


Student Profile The participants of the International Audencia MBA 2010 are 40% female. The students’ average age is 32 years old and they have an average work experience

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of ten years.


values the acquisition of general culture to give

Moreover, the MBA students group is highly

Audencia’s quality as an international management

alumni the rounded, long term vision needed for

multicultural with nearly 70% of the participants

school is recognised both in the academic world

management in a global environment.

coming from abroad to study in Nantes.

and in the business environment. Through over 100

Our students, alumni, partner companies and

years of implication in business education, Audencia

academic network trust us. They recognise that our

is showing an ever growing international vocation. It

belief in self-development will ensure that Audencia

Tammy Trollip

appears in major business education rankings such

remains a European business school for the world,

South African

as the Financial Times and The Economist - for the

resolutely humanist and modern.

Audencia International MBA 2009

MBA in particular - and has gained all three major


“The Audencia International

At Audencia MBA we believe that a top manager is


For each of its training programme, Audencia

someone with values and a broad vision, someone

because of its personalised

Nantes is committed to the following dimensions, in

who is able to take risks and elaborate strategic

concordance with international standards:

changes in a highly demanding economic world.

international academic accreditations (Equis in 1998, AACSB in 2004, AMBA in 2005).

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nature. There is a focus on individual growth within a close but diverse group. The programme is internationally recognised and

• A rigorous process of selection assessing academic capacities, professional background, individual

Our MBA programme is aimed at high potential

there is a strong drive for continuous improvement.

motivation in coherence with the professional

managers who expect to gain state of the art

It is wonderful to have the opportunity to live in

project t of the participant;

knowledge in management as well as acquiring

France and be a part of this learning experience.”

• Courses taught by an international permanent

better business practices.

faculty, a guarantee of quality and accessibility throughout the programme;

In order to reach this ambitious objective, Audencia

• Individualised coaching for each participant;

MBA provides quality academic input and a

• A rigorous assessment process of acquired

strong individual coaching so as to develop MBA

knowledge and competencies. Audencia offers a teaching environment that highly

participants’ managerial soft skills. Our academic network of top institutions throughout the world

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As one of Europe’s largest professional training providers, BPP trains 90% of the FTSE 100 companies. From our Business School in the City of London, right next to ‘The Gherkin’, we are best placed to give you the MBA you deserve. Whether you want to study full-time, part-time or through distance learning, the high-quality, practical course content remains the same. Tutored by a mix of academics and practitioners with proven, relevant experience, you’ll receive unrivalled support – online and in the classroom. Plus, flexible payment plans and generous scholarships make our MBA even more accessible. Exactly the difference you need in these competitive times.

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Bradford University School of Management Programme Type: Full Time MBA Distance Learning MBA Executive MBA Specialisation by Function: Accountancy Accountancy & Financial Finance General Management Human Resource Management Leadership Marketing Operations Management Personal Development

Strategic Management Full Time Course Information Start Dates: September

: 240 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 580 Min. IELTS : 6.5 Min. Years of Work Experience : 3 Application Fee : Please refer to website

Programme Duration: 12 months

Distance Course Information Start Dates : January, April, July, September

Tuition Fee: Please refer to website Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 600 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score

Tuition Fee : Please refer to website Executive Course Information Start Dates: January, September Programme Duration : 24 months Tuition Fee : Please refer to website

Programme Duration : 30 months

Contact: Dr Michael Seymour Recruitment Manager Bradford University School of Management Emm Lane Bradford, West Yorkshire BD9 4JL United Kingdom Tel: +44 (1274) 234321 Fax: +44 (01274) 234433 Email: Web: management

points in January, April, July and September.

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Comprehensive paper and web-based learning materials are provided.

Student Profile

Manjit Curtis The opportunity to learn was the main catalyst for Manjit Curtis (36) to embark on a full-time MBA programme at Bradford University School of Management. She chose to study full-time. “I looked at a number of northern-based universities, I picked Bradford because of its external reputation


and rankings. I opted to do an MBA because I wanted the chance to take a step back, learn, and re-think what I wanted to do next. However, learning was my key driver. “The main benefit from studying the programme has

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been the chance to learn and reflect - but this time it Established in 1963, Bradford University School of

A £12 million investment in state-of-the-art facilities,

is with experience as opposed to the first time when

Management is one of the foremost and longest-

in our new extension is now open. This includes a

you are a young inexperienced undergraduate.

established university-based centres of management

new atrium space for eating, drinking, socialising

education and scholarship in the world. The Bradford

and working, plus a state-of-theart learning and

“The opportunity to learn and reflect is a powerful

MBA has been running for more than 30 years.

resource centre that will be in keeping with our place

tool. I would advise anyone thinking of doing an

as one of Europe’s leading centres of business and

MBA to not only use it as a means to advance your

management education.

career but as a chance to explore other areas of

The School has continued to build on its international reputation as a centre for excellence and provides

personal development.”

innovative management education with three

The Bradford MBA maintains small cohorts,

pathways through the MBA programme - full-time,

with a maximum class size of 70. In addition to

executive part-time and distance-learning.

modern teaching facilities and services, the School

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of Management supports MBA students with Our one-year full-time MBA is consistently ranked

personalised careers guidance and an extensive

in the top 25 in Europe and top 100 globally by the

structured programme for personal development.

Financial Times. Students on our full-time MBA programme, on average, almost double their salary

The full-time MBA attracts students from all over

four years on from beginning the programme.

the world. It begins in mid-September and takes 12 months.

The School is 4km from the city centre in its own delightful self-contained parkland campus. In this

The executive part-time MBA programme can be

learning village undergraduates, MSc, MBA and

completed in a minimum of two years, or taken

doctoral students, plus practising managers on

over a longer period - up to six years. It begins in

executive programmes from many of the world’s

September and January each year.

leading companies, have access to the latest learning facilities, including library, language laboratory, and

The distance-learning MBA can take between

many computer clusters and a wireless environment.

two and six years to complete, and has four entry

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Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Executive MBA Specialisation by Function: Accountancy & Financial Change Management Entrepreneurship Finance General Management Human Resource Management International Management / Business Leadership Marketing

Operations Management Organisational Behavior Project Management Strategic Management Global Business Management Full Time Course Information Start Dates: February, September Programme Duration: 12 months Tuition Fee: EURO (€) 34000 / Total Program Cost

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 210 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 550 Min. IELTS : 6 Min. Years of Work Experience : 3 Part Time Course Information Start Dates : February, September

Tuition Fee : EURO (€) 34000 / Total Program Cost Executive Course Information Start Dates: February, September Programme Duration : 18 months Tuition Fee : EURO (€) 34000 / Total Program Cost

Programme Duration : 18 months to 3 years

Contact: Magali Valente, Admissions Coordinator Business School Lausanne 21 Route de la Maladière Po Box 73 Chavannes, Vaud 1022 Switzerland Tel: +41(21)6190606 Fax: +41(21)6190600 Email: Web:

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Business School Lausanne

from Geneva and its international airport. Learning in Lausanne, the BSL MBA provides an unforgettable educational experience that focuses on personal leadership. If you are looking to make a real impact on business, or, if you would like to develop your own company, then BSL in Switzerland

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transportation and just 30 minutes by road or train

is the right business school for you.

Student Profile

Dipak Nirmalkumar Current MBA participant colleagues in my organization. It helped me face interviews with greater confidence, and has given me a strong business know-how.

A real-time


Studying at BSL gave me an edge over other

approach towards education engrained in the values

Building Tomorrow’s Leaders

The BSL finance program integrates CFA, Chartered

of the school creates an excellent support structure

Founded in 1987, Business School Lausanne

Financial Analyst, and the Master in International

that makes it stand out among other MBA programs.

is a leading innovator in higher education for

Business (MIB) includes CMI, Chartered Management

I am very glad to have learned not to just be a

entrepreneurs. Reinforcing its renowned practical

Institute, in its syllabus.

manager, but also an efficient time keeper always

approach to business studies, BSL revised its MBA and

love to go through their pragmatic program which

CEOs and HR directors. In reflecting their perspectives,

BSL is globally recognized for its quality, ranking

undergoes continuous updating. I am very grateful

BSL’s MBA provides relevant business knowledge that

among the Top European Business Schools in QS

to the school and it’s faculty for what I have learned

is demanded in today’s business world.

Ltd.’s 2009 Employers’ Choice ranking. BSL was the

and for who I am today.

first business school in Europe to be accredited

The BSL Learning Environment

by the ACBSP (Association of Collegiate Business

Taking real business learning one step further, BSL’s

Schools and Programs) and in 2009 became a

professors are active business practitioners, many

member of the EFMD (European Foundation for

Cristina Giampaolo Current MBA participant

entrepreneurs, who bring both current and past

Management Development). BSL is the first Business

BSL has provided me a unique and relevant setting

business experiences into the classroom.

School in Switzerland to offer students membership

to obtain my MBA. To study business in Lausanne,

In the BSL MBA you will learn what makes the true

to the international honor society, Delta Mu Delta.

Switzerland means to have the opportunity to

difference in business success: the ability to grasp

Additionally, the Swiss Association for Quality and

network and build lasting relationships with global

the bigger picture, to remain calm under pressure,

Management Systems (SQS) awarded BSL with ISO

players—and not only in a class room setting, but also

to communicate effectively, to bring out the best in a

9001 certification.

in relation to the many international corporations in the area. The international experience and global

team, to lead change, and to achieve results.

Studying in Switzerland

perspective that my classmates have brought with

Other Master’s at BSL

Respected throughout the world for its banking

them has afforded me the privilege to leave my

In addition to MBA and EMBA, BSL offers innovative

and commercial infrastructure, Switzerland is

comfort zone and assess situations with an outlook

Master’s programs including:

headquarters for many international companies and

that I would have not considered in a different

• MSc in Finance (with CFA)

the seat of several world organizations. Located in

setting. I am more than confident that my degree

• Master in International Business (with CIM)

the Greater Lausanne area, BSL is near the harbor on

from BSL will act as a strong assent for any future

• MSc in Marketing

Lake Geneva, and the historic city center, filled with

endeavors I should take on in the realm of business.

• MSc in Sustainable Entrepreneurship

boutiques. The school is easily accessible by public

Australia & New Zealand

Recognition and Accreditation

Asia Pacific

looking for change. If again given a chance, I would

EMBA programs in 2009 by collaborating with leading

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Copenhagen Business School Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Executive MBA

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: September

Specialisation by Function: Corporate Governance Entrepreneurship General Management International Management / Business Leadership

Application Fee : EURO (€) 0

Programme Duration: 12 months

Executive Course Information Start Dates: January

Tuition Fee: EURO (€) 37,000 / Per Year

Programme Duration : 21 months

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 550 Min. Years of Work Experience : 3

Tuition Fee : EURO (€) 37,000 / Per Year

development. An integrated combination of case

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studies, group activities and in-depth individual and

Contact: Lee Milligan, Admissions Manager Copenhagen Business School Raavarebygningen Porcelaenshaven 22, 2.21 2000 Frederiksberg, Copenhagen Denmark Tel: +45 3815 6022 Fax: +45 3815 3010 Email: Web:

Student Profile

team coaching enhance participants’ capabilities to

The aim of CBS is, each year, to create a team of

see their managerial practice in a wider perspective.

participants who can learn from each other. We

The unique Leadership Mentoring Scheme offers

believe that the only way that participants can

participants the opportunity to be mentored by,

really develop is to be part of a diverse international

and work under the guidance of senior executives

environemt. The class size is limited to a maximum

throughout the duration of the MBA program.

of 50 to ensure the MBA is personal and that discussion and small group work are fundamentals







of the program.

companies; it is about finding or creating opportunities and using them to build something

This years full-time team sums up that diversity:

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new in business and society. Entrepreneurship evolves around change, seeing it as an opportunity

1. Nationality

rather than a threat, making it strength rather than

international. They come from a total of 20 different

weakness and to exploit it rather than to avoid it.

countries as diverse as Brazil, Bhutan, Indonesia,

The entrepreneurship track at CBS covers courses

Argentina, USA, South Africa, Zambia etc

as well as the A-Board: an advisory board program where MBAs sit on boards of start-up and growth

2. Age - Participants from 25 to 43 years old, with an


average age of just over 30.

The Strategy Project is the final challenge of the MBA.

3. Work experience - The minimum we accept is 2

Copenhagen Business School (CBS) was founded in

Teams of MBA participants, under the guidance of

years work experience. this year the average work

1917 to meet the business sector demand for highly

faculty and experienced executives, participants

experience is just over 6 years, with a range from 3

qualified people, and today it is one of the largest

are given the opportunity to apply their newly

to 22 years.

business schools in Northern Europe. Based in the

gained knowledge to a real executive situation.

capital of Denmark, the school is located in one of

Clients of strategy projects include Carlsberg, Vestas,

4. Educational background - Again, we aim

Europe’s fastest growth areas, Øresund. Supported

Microsoft, Nokia, Novo Nordisk and Siemens.

for diveristy.

by new markets, business development, innovation,

There are 25% from Business

Administration, 23% from Humanities and Social

intense research and education, the Øresund region

Wonderful Copenhagen


offers a dynamic, technologically advanced business

Copenhagen has just been ranked as the number

economics and Finance etc.

environment where many leading international

one city in the world for quality of life by the highly


renowned Monocle Magazine. Last year 55% of

5. Career Background - The goal is to attract as many

our students from 14 different nationalities found

different backgrounds as possible. This year for

employment in Copenhagen alone.

example we have a Dentist from Germany, a Soldier






The Copenhagen MBA

Australia & New Zealand

- 89% of the particiapnts are






from the USA, a UN election expert from Argentina

Starts in every September, the one-year full-time

Denmark has an entrepreneurial outlook and is

MBA is an intensive and collaborative learning

ranked by the World Economic Forum as one of

experience. The aim of the program is to create an

the most competitive economies in the world.

Such diversity greatly increases the opportunity to

international, innovative environment that attracts

Denmark has world-class physical and technological

learn from other participants and their experiences.

talented professionals from around the globe to

infrastructure, offers a high quality of life and

All particiapnts agree that this is a huge part of the

Denmark. Participants get a thorough grounding on

is a very safe country to live in. The Danes have

learning experience here in Copenhagen

the business essentials. Building on this foundation,

historically been internationally-oriented and open

we will proceed to cover the challenges in managing

to impressions from abroad. The majority of the

the global marketplace as well as leading and

population speaks English. We are proud to be based

managing the innovation process.

in Copenhagen. Taking your MBA at CBS will enable


you to experience and benefit from our vibrant Leadership Discovery Process is designed to take


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Cranfield School of Management Programme Duration : 24 months

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: September Programme Duration: 12 months

Application Fee : GBP (£) 0

Programme Duration : 24 months

Tuition Fee: GBP (£) 31000 / Total Program Cost

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : January

Tuition Fee : GBP (£) 31000 / Total Program Cost

Tuition Fee : GBP (£) 31000 / Total Program Cost Modular Course Information Start Dates: January

Personal development is and


Tel: +44 (0)1234 754386 Fax: +44 (0)1234 752439 Email: Web:

Student Profile

Helen Hume, MBA 2008 Senior Auditor, British American Tobacco

central to the Cranfield experience

Contact: Lesley Smith, MBA Marketing Cranfield School of Management Cranfield University Cranfield Bedfordshire MK43 0AL United Kingdom

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Specialisation by Function: Change Management Corporate Governance Economics Entrepreneurship Finance General Management Human Resource Management Information Management Innovation / Knowledge Management Leadership

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 600 Min. TOEFL Internet Based Score : 100 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. IELTS : 7 Min. PTE : 68 CAE : grade A CPE : grade A or B Min. Years of Work Experience : 3

Marketing Operations Management Organisational Behavior Personal Development Strategic Management


compulsory module that runs throughout the MBA. Our faculty and career


development team work

friend, Cranfield made an


immediately positive impact





to improve their team

on me through the fantastic

working, enhance their

efficiency of the admissions department. The first

ability to relate to others

week set the tone for the year where the previous

and develop the skills

year’s students laid on potentially the most brilliant

they need to apply the

and exhausting week of my life introducing me and

knowledge they acquire.

my fellow students to the Cranfield Experience: it’s

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Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Modular MBA

A compulsory International Business Experience (IBE)

world-class MBA programmes for over 40 years and

study tour allows students to apply their learning in

is triple accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.

an international context. Each IBE includes academic

I have always believed in the power of teamwork, my

input through a partner business school, hosted

time at Cranfield reinforced that tenfold. Cranfield

The Cranfield MBA is not just about acquiring skills

company visits and meetings with MBA alumni and

taught me that brilliant business doesn’t have to be

and techniques of general management; we build

other community members.

cut throat, in fact sustainable long term business can

confidence, emotional intelligence, decision making

and everyone in it.


not just about the work, it’s about your life as a whole Cranfield School of Management has been delivering

be based on collaboration and visionary leadership.

skills and team working abilities – qualities that

The programme closes with a capstone event, where

The syllabus supported this delivering both the

make for inspirational leaders.

students showcase their learning to alumni and

business basics and the less tangible and arguably

industry leaders.

more difficult softer skills around presentation skills,

Interactive learning knowledge and expertise to the classroom and

Our dedicated career development team of 11

share their experiences with teaching faculty who

professionals includes practised career coaches

I didn’t have a clear vision of my future career. The

are both leading academics and practitioners. Our

who work in partnership with students to help them

careers department helped solve that through

faculty have worked with senior executives from

achieve both the personal and professional changes

coaching sessions with occupational psychologists

global corporations to business start-ups, and

they wish to make, and business development

and offering an array of insights into different

continue to explore ideas and best practice with the

consultants who help develop strategies to

industries and sectors. Ultimately I identified the

7,000 managers who come to Cranfield on executive

penetrate markets and make contacts with key

company culture that I wanted to be part of, and

development programmes each year.

employers. 94% of our recent MBA graduates were in

facilitated by the careers department, I found my

employment within 3 months of graduation.

current role with which I am delighted as it allows

The MBA programme

influencing others.

me to blend my prior experience with my MBA in a

Students can choose to study our one-year Full-time

Students also network across our influential

continually challenging and incredibly interesting

MBA or our two-year Executive MBA on a part-time

alumni base – with over 14,000 contacts in 120


or modular basis.

countries around the world – through the Cranfield Management Association’s interactive website.

Core modules in part one build competence in the main functional areas of business and the key skills

Find out more

associated with performing these functions. In part

We encourage you to come and visit us to find out

two students then select themed modules that take

more. We host events at Cranfield throughout the year

an integrated approach to contemporary business

and attend fairs and information sessions all over the

issues and current research.

world. See for details.

Australia & New Zealand

Personalised career development

Asia Pacific

self-awareness, and personal impact, leading and

Our experienced students bring a wealth of

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EMLYON Business School Programme Type: Full Time MBA

Programme Duration: 12 months

Specialisation by Function: Entrepreneurship Finance International Management / Business Marketing

Tuition Fee: EURO (€) 33500 / Total Program Cost (Academic year 2010/2011. May be subject to change.)

Application Fee : EURO (€) 120

Contact: Tess Lau, Head of International Student Recruitment EMLYON Business School 23, Av. Guy de Collongue Ecully, France 69134 France

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 230 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 580 Min. IELTS : 6.5 Min. Years of Work Experience : 3

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: September

Tel: +33 (0)4 78 33 77 83 Fax: +33 (0)4 78 33 78 66 Email: Web: theentrepreneurialmba




for to continue to build on and increase your own


professional network. The backing of professors,

Throughout this programme,

human resources consultants, executive recruiters

participants not only learn

and the EMLYON alumni network give all participants

how to identify interesting

the tools they need to reach their career goals.

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business opportunities but acquire



Student Profile

they need to exploit them

According to our participants, it is the combination


of the strong focus on entrepreneurship, the yearlong consulting project and the large diversity in

A year-long CONSULTING student body and faculty that makes our 12-month PROJECT International MBA programme so uniquely suited to Students participating in the

meet their needs.


International MBA need a

Join the #8 Business School in Europe (FT Top 70 European Business Schools, December 2009)

tangible way within a real business setting to acquire

Participant Profile

the skills they need to complement their existing

> Average Age: 32

skill set. This is the reason why the International MBA

> Average of 8 years of work experience

programme includes a year-long consulting project;

> Average of 18 nationalities represented per class

EMLYON Business School, created in 1872, stands out

the Entrepreneurial Leadership Project (ELP). Based

among the few business schools worldwide awarded

on their competency profile, participants select a

three international accreditations and was ranked N°

project and team that complement their learning

8 in the Financial Times Top 70 European Business

needs. Working on the project throughout the

Jorge Donoso Lyng, Chile iMBA 2007

Schools in December 2009. It has opened campuses

year allows students to immediately put academic

“Many MBAs exist. I chose EMLYON because it is the

in Shanghai and Geneva, developed partnerships

knowledge into practise, while concentrating on

only one that, within one year, focused on giving

with 100 foreign universities and gathers near to

their unique learning needs.

me the specific tools and skills I need to become a successful entrepreneur. I am delighted with my

Australia & New Zealand

Asia Pacific

20,000 alumni in 100 countries…

Through the emphasis on entrepreneurship within

An international & experiential LEARNING choice.” EXPERIENCE International MBA students benefit from studying, Jean Pascal Tricoire, living and working with professionals from around Chairman of the Management Board & CEo, the globe, thus enhancing their ability to work with SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC and lead international and intercultural teams. The iMBA 1986

the academic programme, the year-long consulting

selection process for International MBA participants

“My MBA was a powerful opener to all dimensions

project and the international diversity in the student

ensures that the group is as diverse as possible, both

of business and company life, and was a very useful

body and faculty, participants develop the skills

in terms of nationalities as well as in professional

complement to my engineering academics. It

they need to achieve success. While enjoying a truly


increased my appetite for a multinational career and

EMLYON International MBA This intensive full-time one-year programme is focused on helping each participant reach the professional goal they have set for themselves.

my belief in the potential and excitement of a world

dynamic learning experience, they will remain in touch with the business world through the school’s


worldwide professional and alumni network.

With the help of coaching sessions, recruitment

getting smaller and flatter every day.”

and placement advice and access to a vast range of


career successfully and will benefit from numerous


career enhancement workshops starting as early as

Entrepreneurship, which shows particularly within

October. Throughout the year, different companies

the International MBA programme. The capacity to

visit the school to discuss the opportunities

identify opportunities, take initiatives and to get

and challenges they are facing in a dialogue-

things done is what makes successful entrepreneurial

oriented setting providing an ideal opportunity




is in


electronic resources, you will learn to manage your as





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ENPC School of International Management Strategic Management Technology Management Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting Environment IT / Telecommunications Venture Capital & Private Equity

Specialisation by Function: Accountancy & Financial Corporate Governance E-Commerce / Business Entrepreneurship Finance General Management Human Resource Management Innovation / Knowledge Management International Management / Business Leadership Marketing

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: September Programme Duration: 10 months

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 550 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 240 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 590 Min. IELTS : 7 Min. Years of Work Experience : 3

Tuition Fee : EURO (€) 38000 / Total Program Cost

Application Fee : EURO (€) 100

Programme Duration : 22 months

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : September

Tuition Fee : EURO (€) 39500 / Total Program Cost

Executive Course Information Start Dates: January

Contact: Mayalène Crossley, Communication Director ENPC School of International Management 15 rue de la Fontaine au Roi Paris, 75127 Cedex 11 France

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Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Executive MBA

Tel: +33 (0)1 44 58 28 53 Fax: +33 (0)1 44 58 24 61 Web:

Programme Duration : 24 months

graduate, in any of our sister or exchange programs

allow water to be transported from Belleville, once a

founded in 1987 as the business school of the École

around the globe.

neighbouring village, to Paris.

Ecole des Ponts ParisTech), France’s first Grande

International Connections

Located on the Right Bank, this is one of the most

Ecole, created in 1747 under the reign of King Louis

In addition to the curriculum in Paris, participants

densely populated arrondissements in Paris, as well

XV and one of its most prestigious Grandes Écoles.

have the option of taking modules abroad at any

as being a fun and diverse area. The residential areas

Ever since, the ENPC has been renowned throughout

one of its 3 sister schools: Morocco (Casablanca),

are to the East and to the West, this latter offering

Europe for the quality of its education and alumni,

the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi) and China

large markets and parks around the ”Place de la

and for the high level of its expertise.

(Shanghai). Optional study trips are also available

Bastille” and “Place de la République”, while the more

to China and the USA. In addition, the school

lively area is found around “Rue du Faubourg Saint-

has exchange links with other business schools

Antoine”, where one finds trendy bars, restaurants


in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Greece,

and cafés as well as boutiques and galleries.

International Management has promoted the

Finland, Hungary, Israel, Mexico, the UK, and the USA.

nationale des ponts et chaussées (to-day called






study of international business and value-based

Student Profile

global leadership. It prides itself on developing

Instead of working with professors from only one

entrepreneurial leaders with a strong sense of values

school, we offer MBA participants the opportunity

The ENPC School of International Management

that go beyond academic excellence and give a

to work with and learn from world-class faculty

is looking for candidates from all academic,

true understanding of global business in the 21st

from renowned business schools and universities

professional and cultural backgrounds.

century. We are proud of the diversity of our faculty

from around the globe - the US, the UK, Europe,

- from leading business schools and universities

Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, India and

For the Full-Time and Part-Time MBA programs, our

from around the world, the diversity of our student

more. The quality of our professoral corps is also

candidates possess:

body (48 nationalities represented in the last 4 years

one of the reasons why the ENPC MBA is renowned

• A minimum of 3 years of professional experience.

alone) and the percentage of woman in our program

around the world for the quality of its Academic

• High motivation and potential for enhancing or

(on average 35%).


The flexibility of our programs:

What makes the ENPC MBA PARIS special ?:

From the beginning, Celia Russo, the founder of the

• Part of one of France’s oldest and prestigious

ENPC MBA, believed in giving MBA participants the

“Grandes Ecoles”, the ENPC (Ecole des Ponts

• Strong communications skills.

ParisTech), building on over 250 years of History.

• A creative, open-mind, respect for ethics and

launching an international management career, or making a career change.

maximum choice in designing their own curriculum.

• Creative business and product ideas waiting to be successfully launched and managed.

The curriculum is thus divided among core courses,

• Located in the center of Paris.

which are required for all MBAs (Finance, Accounting,

• A flexiblility to design your own curriculum

Marketing, Operations Management, etc.) and

according to your personal and professional

For the “One weekend per month” Executive MBA

electives which MBA participants are free to choose



according to their interests and/or specialization. • MBA in International Business (Full-time and Parttime) • MBA in Technology & Entrepreneurship (Full-time and Part-time) • Tri-Continent MBA (Paris/Philadelphia/Tokyo &

• Visiting world-class faculty from top international schools (Warwick, Cornell, Cambridge, NYU, RSM, Trinity). • A global network of over 13 000 ENPC alumni worldwide and partner schools in 11 countries. • Value for money

Shanghai, in co-operation with Temple University, USA) • ENPC/Fox Executive MBA (week-end format, a dual-degree program)

cultural differences.

• A minimum of 5 years full-time work experience. • Highly





participate in an interactive, discussion-based pedagogy that leverages the diverse backgrounds and experiences of both faculty and participants. • Designed for students looking for a comprehensive set of skills who will go on to enjoy senior,


international management careers.

The ENPC School of International Management is located at “La Maison des Ponts”, “Rue de la Fontaine

Furthermore, MBA participants may take up to 3

au Roi”, in Paris XI’s district. The street takes its name

courses, of the approximately 18 courses needed to

form the water canals built in the XVII century to

Asia Pacific


Australia & New Zealand

A Truly International and Multicultural MBA


The ENPC School of International Management was

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Tuition Fee: EURO (€) 32500 / Total Program Cost

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ESADE Business School Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Executive MBA

Tuition Fee : EURO (€) 51.000 / Total Program Cost

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: August

Entry Requirements: Avg. GMAT Score : 670 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 250 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. IELTS : 7 Min. Years of Work Experience : 2

Programme Duration: 18 months

Application Fee : EURO (€) 130

Programme Duration : 14 months

Tuition Fee: EURO (€) 52,000 / Total Program Cost

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : September

Tuition Fee : EURO (€) 90.500 (2009-2010) / Total Program Cost

Pharmaceutical / Bio-Medical Retail / Consumer Goods Venture Capital & Private Equity

Specialisation by Function: Entrepreneurship Finance General Management Human Resource Management Marketing Operations Management Strategic Management Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting

Contact: Admissions Office ESADE Business School Av. d’Esplugues, 92-96 Barcelona, E-08034 Spain

Executive Course Information Start Dates: June

Tel: +34 93 495 2088 Fax: +34 93 495 3828 Email: Web:

Programme Duration : 20 months

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student population. We also place strong emphasis on entrepreneurship as a means of creating value for organisations and the development of leadership competencies through the LEAD programme.

Student Profile

Guiomar Rodríguez Mexico (Full Time MBA Class of 2010)

As a select programme, we deliver unmatched personalised attention. Career Services works closely with participants helping develop and manage

“I decided to pursue an MBA because





the entire job search process through one to one

my career to its fullest potential and have the

advice and guidance meetings, coaching sessions,

opportunity to network with MBA students

seminars and workshops. As a comparatively small

from diverse backgrounds and cultures to gain a

business school, you will also be able to stand out

multicultural experience.

in front of the leading multinational companies that


recruit on-campus.

ESADE is ranked among the best MBA programs world-wide. Many international companies value

ESADE Business School also offers The Global

ESADE as their main recruitment source, invaluable

Executive MBA (GEMBA) in collaboration with

when looking for an internship or a full-time job.

Georgetown University. This exclusive part time programme combines distance learning with six

My MBA experience was undeniably worth it.

international modules located in Washington,

The ESADE program has given me the business

Moscow, Barcelona, New York, Brazil/Argentina and

knowledge and transferable skills needed to face

India/China. The GEMBA is targeted at professionals

new professional challenges. Teamwork is a main

with more than eight years postgraduate work

focus, providing you with the tools to solve business

experience and an international profile.

problems through strategic business cases and

Asia Pacific

ESADE Business School is one of the world’s top

projects. Extracurricular activities tested my skills

ranked business schools with over 50 years in

Given today’s competitive international talent

and knowledge both as board member of the

management development. We offer a wide range

market, professionals are increasingly worried about

Marketing club and at international MBA events.

of MBA and Executive Education programmes across

the uncertainty surrounding their future. The ESADE

our campuses in Barcelona, Madrid and Buenos

MBA is a unique experience open to a select number

In a short period of time I was able to fulfill my MBA

Aires. We also have global centres in Sao Paolo and

of highly diverse participants designed to harness

objectives. I am now involved in the pharmaceutical


your passion for business as a means to opening

industry where I will go on to work in more senior

professional opportunities.

positions. The MBA has given me flexibility to work

Australia & New Zealand

Our Full Time MBA is the market’s most innovative

with multicultural teams and now I feel more able to

programme, allowing you to customise your MBA

By aligning The ESADE MBA to real business needs,

make decisions taking into account the vision of a

experience in 12, 15 or 18 months according to your

we are able to equip you with relevant analytical

company as a whole and its complex processes.

objectives. This style of MBA programme has been

tools, global strategic vision and multicultural

created to better adapt to the changing needs of our

leadership competencies. In so doing, we believe

Overall, I feel that my MBA experience has provided

individual participants.

you will gain decision making power and thus more

me with the tools, exposure, and the confidence

control over your career evolution. ESADE Business

that will allow me to be successful in most business

ESADE Business School’s distinctive methodology

School is internationally recognised for the excellent

situations. It has been a time of personal growth,

balances theory and practice rather than solely

standard of its MBA programmes and is accredited

important learning and life-enhancing relationships.



by the world’s three most respected management

real working conditions, cross-functional and

education organisations: AACSB International, the

multicultural teamwork is an integral pillar of our

EQUIS accreditation from the EFMD and the British

cooperative methodology structured around the

Association of MBAs (AMBA).





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Specialisation by Function: General Management International Management / Business Leadership Strategic Management Technology Management Full Time Course Information Start Dates: January

Programme Duration: 12 months Tuition Fee: EURO (€) 38000 / Total Program Cost Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 600 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 260 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 620 Min. IELTS : 7.0 Min. Years of Work Experience : 3 Application Fee : EURO (€) 0

Contact: Stephanie Kluth Head of MBA Admissions Office ESMT European School of Management and Technology Schlossplatz 1 Berlin, 10178 Germany

Executive Course Information Start Dates: October Programme Duration : 21 months Tuition Fee : EURO (€) 57500 / Total Program Cost Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 600 Min. Years of Work Experience : 5

Tel: +49 (0) 30 21231 1400 Fax: +49 (0) 30 21231 1409 Email: Web:

Application Fee : EURO (€) 200

During phase one, you gain a solid foundation

The final phase takes you on a 10-day international

in the fundamentals of management such as

field seminar and gives you the chance to work on

organizational behavior, corporate finance and

an individual assignment within your company. This

marketing. At the end of the first six months you get

practice project increases your visibility within your

the chance to discover new business environments

own business environment as you deliver direct

during an international field project. Past field

value to your company. The assignment is most likely

projects took our MBA participants to China, India

the basis for your master’s thesis.

and Mexico.

North America

Programme Type: Full Time MBA Executive MBA

Latin America

ESMT European School of Management and Technology

A vital component of the program is the Individual The second phase stresses the areas where future

Leadership Development Itinerary (ILDI). It has been

leaders must excel: innovation, entrepreneurship,

designed to enhance your leadership competences

governance and leadership.

through individual and group coaching, a series of executive tools and skills development activities, personal reflection, and exchange with faculty and

ESMT European School of Management and

practice project, in which you work in a team


Technology is an international business school based

on an assignment submitted by one of ESMT’s

in the heart of Europe in Berlin. The School was

partner organizations. The nature of the seven-

founded by 25 internationally operating companies

week assignment is similar to that of a consulting

and institutions to develop entrepreneurial leaders,

project with the aim of proposing applicable

who think globally, act responsibly and respect the

recommendations to the company’s management.

As a typical ESMT MBA participant you already stand

individual. ESMT offers Full-time MBA and Executive

The practice project also serves as the background

on a strong professional leg and have the ambition

MBA programs, as well as executive education in the

for your master’s thesis. This master’s thesis aims to

to make a difference. Our Full-time MBA class of

form of open enrollment and customized programs.

test your ability to review an area of management

2010, composed of 40 participants from 21 nations,

The School also features in-house research-oriented

studies, to synthesize the main theories and models,

has on average 6 years of work experience. We select

consulting services. ESMT strives to generate

and to discuss their applicability. After a challenging

our participants as much based on their leadership

relevant and ground-breaking knowledge for

but rewarding year, you receive your MBA degree in

potential as we do on strong academic performance.

managers, business and policy makers through the


ESMT is proud that 35 percent of the Full-time MBA class 2010 is female.

ESMT Executive MBA – How you learn shapes from a wide variety of international, academic, and how you lead “The program is challenging – inside and outside the oriented approach. Members of ESMT’s faculty come

professional backgrounds. ESMT’s campus is located

Our Executive MBA program gives you the chance


in the historical center of Berlin, with an additional

to thrive in your job while earning a top degree and

educational backgrounds, life experiences and

location in Schloss Gracht near Cologne.

preparing for a major career boost.


Learning for Leading

The program consists of three phases:

(Maria Vazquez-Merchant, Full-time MBA Class of 2008)

ESMT offers two types of MBA programs: a one-year

The first phase builds a solid foundation in business

Full-time MBA and a 21-month Executive MBA.

and management issues such as economic thinking,

“My first interview at ESMT made a profound

As a participant you benefit from the distinctive

accounting and performance management and

impression on me. As I walked through the great

and inspiring combination of an international,

business strategy.

building and met a large part of the faculty, I thought





to myself, ‘This is it. This school has exactly the kind of

experienced faculty and a world-class community of multinational corporations.


The second phase prepares you to make a difference

entrepreneurial spirit I am looking for’.”

by developing your strategic leadership capabilities.

(Frank Eulitz, Manager Engineering Validation

ESMT Full-time MBA – Empowering Future You will also have the opportunity to sharpen and Manager Compressor Development at Professionals your edge in one of the program’s two focus areas: Siemens AG; Executive MBA Class of 2007-09) Our Full-time MBA program is composed of two

international management or technology and

main phases: Mastering Management and Taking

innovation management.

Asia Pacific

Student Profile

Australia & New Zealand

integration of world-class research with a practice-


An integrative part of “Taking the Lead” is the

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ESSEC Business School

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Programme Type: Full Time MBA Executive MBA

Specialisation by Industry: Agribusiness Banking/Financial Services Consulting Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Hospitality Luxury Real Estate Retail/Consumer Goods Services Venture Capital & Private Equity

Specialisation by Function: Entrepreneurship Finance General and International Management International Hospitality Management Luxury Brand Management Marketing Negotiation

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: September 2011

Programme Duration: 12 months Tuition Fee: EURO (€) 45000 / Total Program Cost Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 700 Work Experience : 4-6 years

Executive Course Information Start Dates: April October Programme Duration : 18 months Tuition Fee : EURO (€) 47 000 / Total Program Cost

Application Fee : EURO (€) 160

• 122 permanent professors, 13 professors emeritus

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• 42% foreign professors • 29 different nationalities • 8 departments

Contact: Mascia Berrittella, International Recruitment Department ESSEC Business School 1 Avenue Bernard Hirsch BP 50105 Cergy-Pontoise, Val d’Oise 95021 France Tel: +33 1 34 43 37 04 Email: Web:

near Paris, the world’s capital of luxury • International partnerships with luxury and prestige firms • Regular seminars with industry leaders.

• 18 research & teaching chairs. • Student/Corporate Relations & Careers Services • Regular recruitment events with over 300 partner companies • Interview and CV workshops • Over 13,000 internship opportunities and 1,000 job offers posted online for young graduates • 60% of 2009 graduates obtained their first position before graduation

ESSEC-MANNHEIM Executive MBA - 18 or 19 months, part-time • For high potential executives wishing to advance in their careers develop managerial potential • Interactive curriculum that develops corporate and inter-personal skills • Offered in a weekend or a modular format.

• 94% of 2009 graduates found employment in less


than four months • Over half of all graduates hold positions with an international orientation.

Asia Pacific

ESSEC’s community is made up of over 4500 students and 6000 executive education participants,

International MBA Programs

representing over 90 nationalities.

Global MBA - 1 year, full-time

a society that has a place for each individual and

Since 1907, ESSEC has been developing a unique

making a commitment to foster diversity and equal

learning model based upon its strong identity

• Thorough grounding in essential management

opportunity are core values at ESSEC.

and core values: innovation, open-mindedness,

and leadership skills, in addition to a wide range

responsibility and excellence. With a comprehensive

of electives, chair seminars and multidisciplinary

Global MBA

range of forty programs – covering undergraduate,


Average age: 29 yrs.

© M. Seifert

Working for

Average GMAT: 700

graduate and executive education – that reflect

• 2 field trips to Eastern Europe and Singapore

ESSEC’s elite Global MBA is designed for participants



• 4-6 week International Immersion Project during

with an average of 6 years post-bachelor professional

entrepreneurs and managers who are ambitious,

which students work on private or public sector

experience, including at least 2 years managerial

economically aware and socially responsible.

consulting projects in emerging countries

experience, who want to fast track their career or




Today, the ESSEC community represents over 90

• Capstone seminar.

become a successful entrepreneur. The program offers companies an opportunity to educate the

nationalities, 4,200 students, 6000 managers in

managers that they have targeted as high-potentials

on 3 campuses in Cergy-Pontoise, Paris-La Défense

MBA in Hospitality Management (IMHI) - 1 or 2 years, full-time

and Singapore.

participants and sponsored managers who will have

active graduates stretches across the globe. ESSEC

• Strong foundation in core business disciplines

the opportunity to develop a personal network with

continues to nurture academic and strategic

• Multi-cultural student body representing over 25

elite professionals from global companies.

executive education and 135 permanent faculty,

Australia & New Zealand

Student Profile

Its immense network of 35,000

partnerships with 120 universities in 5 continents,

and provides a unique mix of independent


and has established 16 double-diploma agreements

• Partnerships with leading industry companies

“The intellectual curiosity and independence of

with leading international institutions.

• 1-year track for experienced applicants; 2 -year

ESSEC students is a magnet for a group like L’Oréal.

track for younger applicants

Cutting-Edge Research ESSEC is an academic institution of excellence where

• Dedicated hospitality career service and strong alumni network worldwide.

research supports instructional design and business

will serve them in managerial positions later on, a factor which really sets them apart.” Véronique DUSSER, Director of University Relations

faculty and 13 professors emeritus, graduates of the

MBA in Luxury Brand Management - 1 year, full-time

world’s finest universities, carry on ESSEC’s world-

renowned tradition for superior academic quality.

• The sole program of its kind in the world, offered

consulting on a daily basis. The school’s 122 full-time

Their solid foundations in responsible management

and Recruitment, L’Oréal France

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EBS Business School

Specialisation by Function: General Management Full Time Course Information Start Dates: September

Programme Duration: 12 months Accelerated Track 16 months Gateway to Germany and International Track

Executive Course Information Start Dates: January Programme Duration : 24 months

Tuition Fee: EURO (€) 22,500 Accelerated Track EURO (€) 29,500 Gateway to Germany and International Track

Tuition Fee : EURO (€) 29,500

Contact: Amada Hänel Manager, Recruitment & Admissions EBS Business School Rheingaustrasse 1 65375 Oestrich-Winkel Germany

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Programme Type: Full Time MBA Executive MBA

Tel: +49 611 1702 1572 Email: Web:

DBS & EBS Executive MBA The DBS & EBS Executive MBA is a part-time sectors of industry and professions. The programme combines the competencies of the Durham MBA with the excellence of EBS executive education. The 24-month AMBA accredited Executive MBA comprises a total of 60 contact days. You will benefit from the combination of UK-specific and continental

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programme for experienced managers across all

European management and business aspects. This combined input on state-of-the-art management theories and instruments is highly valued in a globalized business world. The broad portfolio of elective courses allows an individually designed course of study.

Taking your individual needs and career paths

to minimise the impact on your continuing career.

highly regarded faculties for business studies.



During the first year of the programme you will attend

Since its inception in 1971, the School has played

programme offers three excellent track options: an

seven core modules to deepen your management

a pioneering role in the education and training of

accelerated track of 12 months for students with an

understanding. These modules will equip you

specialists and managers for the global economy.

advanced academic degree and extensive working

with leadership-driven knowledge. You will also

experience, a 16 months Gateway to Germany track

be exposed to the challenges of top-level decision

EBS has outstanding contacts to over 200 international

that prepares international students for a career in

making through the Boardroom Activity featuring

organizations and more than 180 partner universities

the German corporate world, and an international

senior executives from industry and commerce.

worldwide. Renowned for academic excellence,

track of 16 months including an integrated study

innovative strength and entrepreneurial spirit, the

experience at one of our international partner

The selection of five elective modules out of a choice

School has made a name for itself as an important

universities (including the opportunity to obtain a

of more than 20 in the second year offers you the

motor for business, politics and society.

dual degree – an MBA plus a Master of Engineering

opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills

in Logistics & Supply Chain Management – in

in areas that interest you most. The DBS & EBS

The expansion of the Business School into a

cooperation with the renowned MIT-Zaragoza

Executive MBA gives you access to more than 12,000

University of Business and Law is the most important

International Logistics Programme in Spain, with

alumni across 100 countries.

milestone since the founding of EBS. In taking this

just an additional 5 months of studies).


on a modular part-time basis in Germany and the UK the



step, we are establishing EBS Universität as one of the most modern and innovative universities.

The core curriculum will deliver a solid foundation in

Student Profile

management, leadership and problem solving skills. Beyond our dedication to providing academic

Social responsibility is of paramount importance

Kisha Krishna Meyer (28) MBA Class 2008

excellence, we are committed to delivering

for us and therefore part of the curriculum. During

’The learning environment at EBS is personal and

sustainable and responsible education. Research

our practice-driven programme, you will tackle

intimate, with lots of interaction between students

into new findings and academic consulting services

contemporary business issues in the classroom, in

and lecturers. The MBA team was very responsive to

in the fields of sustainability, social business,

discussion with management representatives, and in

students’ requests for niche or specific topics to be

social responsibility and ethical behaviour are of

hand-on project work with international companies.

added to the curriculum. For example a consulting project on Social Entrepreneurship was arranged

paramount importance to us. Career development workshops and individual

because some students had keen interest in this

We aim to inspire individuals and develop

coaching sessions are available to all students. The

field. In this way, we really had the opportunity to

personalities who will make a sustainable and value-

EBS Career Services Centre holds recruitment fairs,

customize our learning.’

driven contribution towards shaping economic

career workshops, and other networking activities.

activity both in Germany and throughout the world.

Full and partial scholarships are available.

Asia Pacific

EBS Business School is one of the country’s most

Australia & New Zealand

EBS Full-time MBA


The dual degree DBS & EBS Executive MBA is delivered

EBS Business School

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European University - EU Business School

Program Type: Full-time MBA Part-time MBA Executive MBA Cross MBA Joint Degree Program Offered: Dual degree MBA Cross MBA   Programs Offered MBA with Majors in: International Business Communication & Public Relations International Marketing

Global Banking & Finance Leisure & Tourism Management Entrepreneurship Leadership E-Business Sports Management Human Resources Management Course Information Starting Dates: 4 October 2010 10 January 2011 21 March 2011 Program Duration: 1 year full-time 2 years part-time

North America

Latin America

Accreditation: ACBSP

Tuition Fee: 5,800 € per term full-time 2,900 € per term part-time Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score: Satisfactory Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score: 213 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score: 550 Min. TOEFL Internet Based Score: 80 Min. IELTS: 6.0 Min. ESOL/CPE Grade C   Application Fee: 200 €  

Contacts: Spain Sandra Moro, Admissions European University Barcelona c/Ganduxer 70 08021 Barcelona Spain Tel: +34 (93) 201 81 71 Fax: +34 (93) 201 79 35 Email:   Switzerland Ionna Exarchou, Admissions European University Geneva Quai du Seujet 18 1201 Geneva Switzerland

Tel: +41 22 779 26 71 Fax: +41 22 779 26 73 Email: Germany Kathrin Ströbl, Admissions European Business College Munich Gmunder Strasse 53 81379 Munich Germany Tel: +49 89 5502 9595 Fax: +49 89 5502 9504 Email:

An international perspective is guaranteed by the

Student Profile

composition of the faculty and student body.

Nicolas Brabeck-Letmathe Having worked for 3 years while completing my

The third aim of EU is to offer its students flexibility.

undergraduate studies in a company specializing

EU ensures that all students have the possibility

in recruitment for major multinational companies, I

to pursue higher education while balancing the

quickly realized the value and importance associated

demands of full-time employment, family and other

with an MBA. Choosing European University to

obligations. Graduate programs can be completed

continue my studies was an easy decision. The

in 1 year (full-time) or 2 years (part-time). The

benefits for me were numerous, including the small

University also offers Executive programs that are

class size, diverse group of international students

carefully structured to equip executives with the

and personal attention given to each student at EU.

knowledge required to assume the responsibilities

MBA Characteristics

of leadership.


The classes are based on lectures and open Finally, EU offers a unique program in Europe, the

discussion with group and individual projects. Each

Cross MBA, which is a joint project involving EU

student learns how to effectively sell their ideas

European University (EU) is one of the world’s top

and its international partners. The program lasts 15

while remaining open to opinions of classmates. EU

business schools recognized for the excellence of

months. The participants attend the on-site courses

attracts a diverse group of students; my class was

its students and faculty. EU is accredited by ACBSP

once a month during weekends. The balance of the

made up of 20 students representing 18 different

(Accreditation Council for Business Schools and

coursework is completed online.

nationalities. The learning process was more

Programs), a CHEA recognized accrediting body.

complete as we learned not only from our professors

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European University educates its students for success in the global marketplace. Graduates pursue

education that delivers high-quality teaching, a

occupations in management, marketing, consulting,

Studying in Switzerland

competitive learning environment and a network

finance and public relations in major corporations

Despite its relatively small size, Switzerland is an

of campuses in different countries. This broad

and organizations.

extremely international country. The location of European University in Montreux put me into

network encourages students to participate in intercampus exchanges in the following countries: Spain,

MBA with majors in:

contact with an extensive business network and a

Switzerland, Germany, UK, Austria, Kazakhstan, Syria,

International Business, Communication & Public

thriving economic region. Furthermore, the idyllic

Taiwan, China, Malaysia and Singapore.

Relations, International Marketing, Global Banking

countryside and beautiful Lake Geneva provided a


perfect setting to study.



& Tourism


EU offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Entrepreneurship, Leadership, E-Business, Sports

with the possibility to specialize in 10 different fields

Management and Human Resources Management.

Final Project The capstone is the final work that is required

of management education.

Australia & New Zealand

but also our student colleagues.

Established in 1973, EU has developed a business

Modules of study:

before obtaining your diploma. This was one of the

The first goal of European University is to bring the

• MBA: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

most memorable aspects of my MBA experience

American education model to Europe by relating

• Executive MBA: 15 months full-time

considering the satisfaction of completing such an

classroom theory to professional skills. The courses

• Cross MBA: 15 months

in-depth project.

to prevent business theory from remaining abstract

International student exchange:

The Future

and incomprehensible.

Students may transfer between any of the EU

With increasing globalization, my exposure to

campuses. Student exchange with other universities

various cultures and perspectives will undoubtedly

is also possible.

be a strong asset for my career. The future has finally

are taught in English using the case study method

The second goal of EU is to internationalize its programs by providing a unique learning

arrived and I feel confident that European University

environment. EU employs an international faculty

has given me a good base to face the challenges

and curricula.

awaiting me.

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GISMA Business School

Specialisation by Function: Change Management Entrepreneurship General Management Innovation / Knowledge Management International Management / Business Leadership Operations Management Organisational Behavior

Personal Development Strategic Management Full Time Course Information Start Dates: August

Application Fee : USD ($) 60

Programme Duration: 11 months Tuition Fee: EURO (€) 30000 / Total Program Cost Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 550

Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 220 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 550 Min. IELTS : 6.5 Min. Years of Work Experience : 1

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : January Programme Duration : 24 months

Tuition Fee : EURO (€) 28000 / Total Program Cost Executive Course Information Start Dates: March Programme Duration : 22 months Tuition Fee : EURO (€) 52500 / Total Program Cost

Contact: Monika Bär Recruitment Manager GISMA Business School 27 Feodor-Lynen-Strasse Hannover, Niedersachsen 30625 Germany

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Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Executive MBA

Tel: +49(511)54609 29 Fax: +49(511)54609 54 Email: Web:

necessary to become tomorrow’s business leaders, they are dedicated to providing students with a positive educational experience. That means moving beyond typical lectures and exams to experiential learning exercises, computer simulations, student consulting projects with real companies and off-site trips.

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addition to helping the students acquire the skills

Student Profile

Birgit Hafner (30), MBA GISMA MBA degree (Leibniz University Hannover)

and Management at the University of Applied

Business School belongs to the top business schools

• studying with fellow students of many different

Sciences in Munich) I worked for General Motors

University’s Krannert School of Management, Indiana, USA provides multiple benefits to our students. Furthermore – in cooperation with three other top business schools in the USA and Europe –

• profiting from consulting projects and an extensive company network • intense interaction with teachers due to limited student enrolment • an extensive career service.

GISMA offers an 22-month part-time Executive MBA

in Asia. As I was very interested in staying in the automotive industry and, especially in working for DaimlerChrysler I wanted to enhance my chances and decided to do an international MBA. I was convinced by the American MBA program at GISMA Business School in Hannover with its affiliation to Purdue University (USA) which was ranked among the top ten programs in “The Wall Street Journal”. As

Program (IMM) for experienced professionals who

2. The International Masters in Management Program (IMM) - Executive MBA

seek to obtain both, an American and a European

In cooperation with Purdue University, TiasNimbas

duration of 11 months was just right for me.

MBA degree.

Business School in the Netherlands and the Central

program: The International Master’s in Management

I enjoy learning, the concise program format with a

European University in Hungary GISMA offers a

Looking back at my time at GISMA Business School I

The latest addition to GISMA’s portfolio is a part-

22-month part-time Executive-MBA program: The

like to remember the enthusiasm and motivation of

time MBA program taught on weekends: The Young

International Master’s in Management Program

the professors. It was also great to experience that

Professional MBA.

(IMM). This Executive-MBA program is designed for

the teamwork always was successful – although the

experienced professionals who seek to obtain both,

tasks were very demanding sometimes, we always

GISMA Business School was founded in 1999 as a

an American MBA degree from Purdue University

found a first class solution. Regarding my class mates

partnership between the German public and private

and a European MBA degree. This MBA program

I have met many interesting people from all over the

sector. The school is operated under the umbrella of

is an “on-the-job” program with residencies at all

world I am still in touch with.

the GISMA Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation

four collaborating business schools as well as in

of the State of Lower Saxony and leaders of major

China and Mexico and addresses managers with an

While studying at GISMA I experienced for the first

German companies.

average of ten years of work experience.

time what it is like to merge in the work you are

1. Master of Business Administration - full-time

3. The Young Professional MBA is a part-time MBA

you want to. It’s great to think that you can solve any


degree for young academics with work experience.


This 11-month MBA full-time program is offered

The program is aimed at participants with the

uniquely in cooperation with Purdue University’s

potential to take on management responsibility

The course material is still useful – when looking for

Krannert School of Management, Indiana, USA.

within their companies and who would like to qualify

answers in my job today I still look it up in the GISMA-

themselves further without interrupting their career.

folders. To future GISMA students I recommend

doing. You forget time when doing exactly what

Benefits for students:

taking part in one of the consulting projects. It

• Two MBA degrees: the internationally accredited

World-class instructors are the cornerstones of the

provides you with practical experience and your own

degree (AACSB) from Purdue University and the

academic program at GISMA Business School. In

valuable network.

Asia Pacific

full-time program in cooperation with Purdue

cultural backgrounds

Australia & New Zealand

in Europe. The highly international 11-month MBA


After finishing my first degree (Industrial Engineering Offering leading accredited MBA-programs, GISMA

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Henley Business School Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Distance Learning MBA Executive MBA Specialisation by Function: General Management Full Time Course Information Start Dates: January Programme Duration: 12 months

Tuition Fee: GBP (£) 33000 / Total Program Cost

Programme Duration : 24 months

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 240 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 580 Min. IELTS : 7 Min. Years of Work Experience : 5

Tuition Fee : GBP (£) 39,950 / Total Program Cost

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : September

Distance Course Information Start Dates : January, May, September

Executive Course Information Start Dates: September Programme Duration : 24 months Tuition Fee : GBP (£) 39950 / Total Program Cost

Programme Duration : 36 months

Contact: MBA Office Henley Business School Greenlands Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 3AU United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)1491 418803 Fax: +44 (0)1491 418899 Email: Web: http://www.henley.reading.

Tuition Fee : GBP (£) 16795 / Total Program Cost

always work in teams. We also emphasise personal

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development and help you define your objectives, identify skills gaps and develop personal action plans. Overall Henley will help you develop the skills to effectively make difficult business choices not just considering shareholders, but all the stakeholders of the business, thus securing the long-term future of the business and of the individuals within it.

Student Profile


Kelli Brandli is European Marketing Director, Renal EMEA for Baxter Healthcare SA. She studied the Executive MBA graduating in May 2009. In 2008 Henley Business School arose from the

(Europe), AACSB (USA).

Australia & New Zealand

Asia Pacific

merger between 60 year old Henley Management

“I wanted to do an MBA for a number of years to improve my business knowledge but it never

College and the Business School of the University of

Stage 1 of the programme is ‘Managing the

seemed like the right time. It was actually my boss

Reading to form one of the largest global business

Organisation’ and introduces the core subjects of

who suggested I do it to advance my career and

schools in Europe. It is the world’s third largest

Managing People and Performance; Managing

when he said my employer would be willing to

provider of MBAs.

Processes Systems and Projects and Managing

sponsor me I jumped at the opportunity and started

Financial Resources.

sending applications the very next day.

The Henley MBA has a pragmatic focus with high

Stage 2 of the programme is ‘Making Choices’ which

academic standards. It is designed especially for

consists of modules on Strategy and International

I knew I wanted to do a general MBA as I work in

experienced managers celebrating the knowledge

Business; Strategic Marketing and Corporate Finance

marketing and I wanted a programme that was

and perspectives they bring from around the world

and Governance.

practical and not too heavy on the finance side. I

and from every industry. It has a strong emphasis on

Stage 3 of the programme is ‘Making a Difference’ attended a number of open days but Henley really

personal development.

where we look at Reputation and Responsibility;

impressed me as the programme is very practical

Leadership and Change, Manager as an Investigator

and it has a significant personal development

Teaching is organised around real-world dilemmas

and the Management Challenge. The Management

element which I think is quite unique for MBAs. Also,

and business choices rather than traditional

Challenge is a piece of real-time consultancy work

the campus took my breath away and I felt it would

academic disciplines.

which allows the programme member to apply what

be a fantastic environment to learn in.

they have learned to a real business problem in an THe Henley MBA is offered Full-Time over 1 year or


Part-Time via the 2 year Executive or 3 year Flexible

If you are looking for a well rounded MBA programme that offers a high level of practical application and

Learning programmes. All are ranked highly but

There are also international study projects on the

personal development you will struggle to find a

particular highlights are the world number one

Full Time (3) and Executive (2) programmes looking

better programme than the Henley MBA. Also, the

spots for potential to network, student quality and

at business systems in different markets as well as

campus at Greenlands creates an environment which

breadth of Alumni networks (EIU Full-time MBA

undertaking real projects in different countries and

is unlike any other as you have the opportunity to

rankings 2009).

social settings.

switch off from your work and distractions and fully

Henley has over 30,000 alumni across 124 countries.

Henley’s highly practical approach to the learning

We are one of only a small number of


can be applied in the workplace immediately.

accredited schools worldwide - by AMBA (UK), EQUIS

We focus on small group ‘syndicate’ learning and

immerse yourself in the learning experience.”

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Project Management Strategic Management Specialisation by Industry: Consulting

Specialisation by Function: Accountancy & Financial Change Management Entrepreneurship Finance General Management Human Resource Management Innovation / Knowledge Management International Management / Business Leadership Logistics

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: September

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 550 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 230 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 550 Min. IELTS : 6 Min. Years of Work Experience : 3

Programme Duration : 24 months* *exemption from 1st year of studies with Masters degree in business. Tuition Fee : EURO (€) 22500 / Per Year

Application Fee : USD ($) No Application Fee Required – French Public Institution

Programme Duration: 12 months Tuition Fee: EURO (€) 17000 / Per Year

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : September January

Contact: Marion Moreau MBA Programme Manager Or Kirt Wood Marketing Manager IAE AIX, Graduate School of Management Clos Guiot, Chemin de la Quille Puyricard, Aix-en-Provence 13089 France Tel: +33 (0)4 42 28 0855 Fax: +33 (0)4 42 28 0800 Email: Email Web:

from various backgrounds who strive to gain

France and overseas. The alumni association (ADIAE)

knowledge in all key general management areas

is very active in promoting the image of the school

as well as improve leadership skills and develop a

throughout the world.

clear understanding of complex business issues and presentation/team-ambition/

their practical solutions. The part-time Executive MBA combines the expertise of 4 graduate schools, each recognized in their fields of expertise. The

International Student Office

programme, taught in English, can be completed in

A dedicated office ensures international students’

18 or 24 months.

integration through all aspects of the programme

North America

Programme Type: Full-time MBA Part-time Executive MBA Global Executive MBA

Latin America

IAE AIX, Graduate School of Management Universite Paul Cezanne (Aix-Marseille III) France

Consortium members:

academic support. Continual organisation of special

d’Aix-en-Provence, part of Université Paul Cézanne

IAE AIX Graduate School of Management (France),

multicultural events.

(Aix-Marseille III), is located in southern France,

Paris Tech - Arts et Métiers - ENSAM (France), Groupe

within France’s second largest metropolitan area

IGS (France), Telecom Ecole de Management (France)

after Paris. The corporate culture surrounding Aix- international-student-office/Accommodation and Financial Assistance

French companies in the areas of innovation and


Studios are available for rent in a private student

manufacturing, transport and large distribution. IAE

Meeting Challenges

residence close to the school. Many other types of

AIX is the first institution in the French university

The Euro*MBA is a modulated programme especially

accommodation exist near Aix-en-Provence, a large

system to receive dual accreditation: EQUIS, a

designed to enable participants to study while

university town (about 30 000 students). The French

European standard of excellence, in 1999 and AMBA

continuing their job. The 2-year part-time Euro*MBA

Government and the IAE Aix offers scholarships

for its MBA Change & Innovation programme, in 2004.

offers a mixture of e-learning and residential weeks.

(diversity & merit-based) for outstanding foreign

The programme is run by a consortium of european

students up to 50% of tuition. Most students have

MBA Change & Innovation (Full-time MBA)

institutions* and its multicultural roots run deep.

access to bank loans at reduced interest rates.

Leading Global Change and Innovation

Participants can combine their job responsibilities with

Complete student services assistance is available to

The IAE Aix MBA Change & Innovation programme is

a flexible educational programme that allows them to

all admitted students.

truly unique - conducted entirely in English. The core

meet international challenges more effectively.

Student Profile

and knowledge. Focusing on Change & Innovation,

*Consortium members : IAE AIX (France), Open

it aims to develop the Participant’s capacity of


understanding and dealing with the organisational


and individual processes of our fast changing world.

Weiterbildung e.V. / EuroStudyCentre North West

Nationality: Norwegian

Germany, Audencia Nantes EM (France), EADA

“My work in Norway, Canada and France, with their

The culture and environment of the IAE AIX

Escuela de Alta Direccion y Administracion (Spain),

varied mentalities and outlooks, has given me six

offers MBA participants a rigorous and collegial

plus two partners: University College Dublin (Ireland)

years of international experience, mainly focused

opportunity to study, work and develop themselves

& University of Jyvaäskyla (Finland).

on implementing change in SMEs. Completing

personally and professionally interacting with high-

my MBA at the IAE in Aix-en-Provence with a focus

quality international peers.

Nederland (The






Nina Mehn-Andersen Full-time MBA Alumni 2002

on HR and Change Management Issues was the essential key for my development in the field of

Career Organisation and Alumni:

Cultural Management and Business Communication.

Executive Part-time MBA

The Career Services Centre offers individual consulting,

These aspects can be difficult enough without the

Leading Business, People & Innovation

placement services, CV & job hunting workshops, and

added hurdle of understanding the various cultural

Our Executive MBA (EMBA) aims to develop the

interview training with professionals as well as on-

interpretations and reference points. Today I am the

type of leaders that businesses need to achieve a

campus recruitment. Career Services works closely

owner of M-ACI, a consulting company, which assists

profitable and sustainable growth.The Executive

with the global IAE AIX network of alumni.

with and facilitates international corporate culture

MBA is designed for high-potential professionals

Australia & New Zealand

programme is devoted to specific management skills

Asia Pacific

Marseille is significant and features a host of key


such as personalised tutoring, administrative and IAE AIX, Institut d’Administration des Entreprises

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North America

Latin America

Sorbonne Graduate Business School - IAE de Paris Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA

Specialisation by Industry: Government Non - Profit Organisation

Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA Only

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: October

Specialisation by Function: Accountancy & Financial Brand Management Corporate Governance Finance General Management Human Resource Management Innovation / Knowledge Management International Management / Business Marketing Operations Management European Management

Programme Duration: 14 months Tuition Fee: USD ($) 52000 / Total Program Cost

Application Fee : USD ($) 50 Part Time Course Information Start Dates : September Programme Duration : 17 months Tuition Fee : EURO (€) 15000 / Total Program Cost

Contact: Pierre-Yves LAGROUE International Programs Coordinator Sorbonne Graduate Business School - IAE de Paris 21 Rue Broca Paris, 75005 France Tel: +33153552793 Fax: +33153552701 Email: Web:

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : N/A Min. Years of Work Experience : 2

The IAE of Paris, the Sorbonne Graduate Business School was created in 1956. Since its inception, the IAE has held an important role at the very core of business management education in France and its role continues to grow as well as its experience. IAE of Paris has been developping new programs in English for international students, including innovating programs with its national and international academic partners.


International MBA University, Paris


This 17-month MBA program focuses on building fundamental business management competencies and providing a deep understanding of the European business environment. We are looking for professionals who desire developping their business skills in an international context (student body, faculty, partners and seminars).

Global Partners MBA

Asia Pacific

The best way to understand the international market is to put yourself in the middle of it. With the Global Partners MBA, you’ll focus on business issues around the world. Study on four continents in this 14-month program with extended stays at Robinson College of Business in Atlanta, IAE de Paris (Sorbonne Graduate School of Business) and COPPEAD Graduate School of Business in Rio de Janeiro. The program includes a two-week business tour of China. The program is

Australia & New Zealand

designed and looks for young professionals with international experience.

Dauphine Sorbonne Renault MBA, Paris This program developped jointly with the Université Paris-Dauphine and the Renault foundation, offers a unique opportunity to study in France within an international environment (over 90% of the students are international, coming from South America, Asia, Africa and Russia). The program looks for French speaking professional who want to develop their skills in International Management.

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Specialisation by Function: Brand Management Corporate Governance E-Commerce / Business Entrepreneurship General Management

Application Fee : EURO (€) 120

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: April, November

Executive Course Information Start Dates: June, November

Tution Fee: US Dollar ($) 95000/Total Program

Tuition Fee : EURO (€) 55200 / Total Program Cost IE Brown Executive MBA Start Dates: Spring 2011

Programme Duration : 15 months

Tuition Fee: EURO (€) 53200 / Total Program Cost

Programme Duration: 15 months

Programme Duration : 13 months

Distance Course Information Start Dates : February, September

Programme Duration: 13 months

Tuition Fee : EURO (€) 37200 / Total Program Cost

Contact: Admissions Department IE Business School 11 Maria de Molina Madrid, 28006 Spain Tel: +34 915 689 610 Fax: +34 915 689 710 Email: Web:

schools, is based in Madrid, Spain. IE trains

corporate leaders at any stage of their career. The

tomorrow’s business leaders, shaping them with an

Executive Education division offers training courses

innovative approach and acting as a catalyst for the

for the executive through its Advanced Management

creation of new businesses.

Program (AMP), Senior Management Program (SMP), seminars, conferences, forums, in-company training

The IE campus is situated in the heart of Madrid;

programs, and consulting services.

students can experience in full everything the city has to offer. Madrid is the capital of Spain and has

IE is also a hub of international research boasting

a rich heritage in the arts and a cultural experience

an array of specialized centers dedicated to

like no other in the world. The city boasts a host of

furthering the business community in such areas as

museums, parks and gardens; palaces, modern and

entrepreneurship, information management, and

IE is an international institution dedicated to

historic architecture, as well as being surrounded by

corporate responsibility amongst others.

educating business leaders through programs based

Spain’s other treasures; the Alhambra in Granada,

on our core values of global focus, entrepreneurial

the University of Salamanca, and the ancient city of

Being part of the IE Community is more than just

spirit and a humanistic approach.

Córdoba to name but a few.

being an alumnus; it’s a way of life. Members of our

We champion applied research coupled with

IE Business School’s MBA programs have met with

their responsibility to the environment in which they

multidisciplinary, integrative education programs.

international acclaim, featuring highly in both the FT

operate, as well as to the wider business community.



and Economist business school rankings. IE Business

IE alumni are part of a global network of business

innovative learning processes comprise a blend of

School also offers specialist Master programs

leaders spread across the globe in more that 100

online and onsite formats, making IE a pioneer in

covering a broad range of sectors.


community hold firm ethical values and recognize





North America

Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + MA MLOG, MALD

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 640 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 250 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : N/A Min. Years of Work Experience : 3

Innovation / Knowledge Management Leadership Marketing Operations Management Supply Chain Management


Programme Type: Full Time MBA Distance Learning MBA Executive MBA IE Brown Executive MBA

Latin America

IE Business School

If you would like to attend one of our global

Master’s programs is an additional stream of services

information sessions to learn more about IE, please

and one of the world’s top international business

to meet the specific training needs of managers and

visit for more details.

over 80 nationalities on campus.

In addition to all the experience and knowledge,

Student Profile IE Business School’s MBA programs are intended for people with your aspirations, ambitions and drive.

I have

also learnt that spending so much time

International programs in all senses of the word, our

IE focuses a lot on soft skills, in really getting to know

with so many people from all over the world really

MBAs will give you the head start that you need and/or

yourself, in knowing how to be a leader. For me, those

enhances your experience, your background, so

help you re-route your professional future by expanding

factors are extremely important when rejoining

intensively. I think it’s something everybody should do.

your skill set horizons and network of contacts.

the work force. Not only having a strong academic

Dennis Kasten, International MBA 2009, Germany

background but also having interpersonal capabilities, The profile of the IE Business School student varies

there is where the difference will be.

somewhat as per the program. In general terms IE’s

Martin Moscardi, International MBA 2007, Uruguay/Italy

MBA programs are characterized by their diversity:

Here is a brief breakdown of the most recent graduates from each of the three MBA programs.

with 57 nationalities in all the MBA programs, and Students From Programme

North America

Latin America
















No. Students

Avg. Age

Avg. Work Exp.

% Women



International MBA (full-time)






Global MBA (online)






International Executive MBA (part-time/online)






Asia/ Oceania

Africa/ Middle East

Australia & New Zealand

Complementing IE’s postgraduate and executive IE Business School, a pioneer in business education,

Asia Pacific

international education.

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IESE Business School University of Navarra

Specialisation by Function: General Management Ethics. entrepreneurship, communications Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting IT / Telecommunications Pharmaceutical / Bio-Medical Real Estate

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: September

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 620 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 250 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. Years of Work Experience : 2

Programme Duration: 19 months

Application Fee : USD ($) 130

Contact: MBA Admissions Associate Director IESE Business School University of Navarra, 21 Avenida Pearson Barcelona 08034 Spain

Tuition Fee: EURO (€) 69250 / Total Program Cost

Global Executive MBA Program Course Information Start Dates: May August

Tel: +34 93 253 42 00 Fax: +34 93 253 43 43 Email: Web: MBA/MBA.asp

Retail / Consumer Goods Venture Capital & Private Equity

North America

Latin America

Programme Type: Full Time MBA Global Executive MBA Program

Programme Duration : 17 months Tuition Fee : EURO (€) 87800 / Total Program Cost

in order to help students master the ability to

with corporate clients makes IESE one of the biggest

acquire foreign language competency even while

business case publisher´s in the world; its cases are

maintaining heavy work loads. This is a capability

taught in leading universities throughout the world.

MBAs will need throughout their professional lives


as international managers.

IESE occupies a verdant campus with sweeping views


of the Mediterranean and the Barcelona skyline. The

IESE seeks students with strong academic records,

city and surrounding countryside offer unparalleled


opportunities for business and recreation.





experience, leadership qualities, and the ability to speak at least one foreign language fluently. On average, current IESE MBA’s are 27years old, have 4

Student Profile

years of post-graduate work experience and a GMAT

“The international character. of the IESE MBA

score of 680.

program is invaluable.

It was enlightening and


stimulating to learn from professors and classmates

IESE in Recent Rankings:

from so many different cultures. And now I have a

IESE ranks among the world’s top 10 Programs

personal network that spans the globe.”

With some 430 MBA students from more than 60

according to the most recent survey of global

Nikita Jaiswal MBA ’10, USA

countries, an extensive network of international

schools conducted by the Financial Times, Business

corporate connections, and academic partnerships

Week, Economist Intelligence Unit and Forbes.

Asia Pacific Australia & New Zealand

“Every day brings new perspective, whether it’s from the cases, the professors, or your classmates. My

with many of the world’s leading business schools, IESE is a school of extraordinary global reach. With

MBA Career Services:

view of business and how to really make an impact

campuses in Barcelona, Madrid, a centre in New York

MBA Career Services maintains excellent working

has changed because of my MBA experience at IESE.”

City and offices in Munich and Warsaw, the school’s

relations with major corporations and new business

Davide Russo MBA ’10, Australia

alumni work for major corporations and new

ventures throughout Europe, and North and South

business ventures in more than 90 countries.

America. Some 50 leading firms attend IESE’s annual

“Our world energy mix is changing dramatically

MBA Career Forum and around 350 companies recruit

today. Through my internship at Emerging Energy

Goals of the MBA Program:

for IESE MBAs each year. Some 86% of students find

Research, I gained practical experience and in-depth

The IESE MBA is an academically rigorous, 19 month

their first job three months after graduation through

knowledge researching and writing about the wind

program with a general management orientation.

Career Services.

sector. It was great to get hands-on experience

It seeks to develop sound business judgement, the

and learn about an industry whose importance will

ability to work effectively in a variety of cultural

Recruiting Companies (partial list):

continue to grow in the future.”

contexts, and the knowledge, skills and attitudes

Accenture, A.T. Kearney, Barclays Capital, BASF, Bayer

Marissa Muller MBA ’10 Germany

for on-going professional success in the field of

AG, Boston Consulting Group, British Petroleum,

international business.

Citibank, Deutsche Bank, Eli Lilly, Ford, Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan Chase,

Mission: Our mission is to transform business

Lehman Brothers, McKinsey & Co., Merrill Lynch,

through management education and leadership

Morgan Stanley, Roche, Roland Berger, Sara Lee, UBS

development, creating a better world by creating


better leaders.

Faculty: Why a Bilingual MBA?

IESE’s full time faculty have earned Ph.D.’s from some

The MBA program is taught in English and includes

of the world’s most prestigious business schools and

Spanish-language instruction throughout the first

contribute their research and writings to publications

year (Spanish is not required for admission.) During

and books published around the world. They also

the second year, students have the option of taking

work as consultants to many of the world’s leading

electives taught in Spanish. The program is bilingual

companies. This ongoing research and relationship

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Specialisation by Function: Entrepreneurship Finance General Management Health Care Management Innovation / Knowledge Management Risk Management Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 600 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 250 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 610 Min. IELTS : 7 Min. Years of Work Experience : 3

Consulting Media & Entertainment Pharmaceutical / Bio-Medical Public Sector Retail / Consumer Goods Venture Capital & Private Equity Full Time Course Information Start Dates: October

Application Fee : USD ($) 150

Programme Duration: 12 months

Distance Course Information Start Dates : September

Tuition Fee: Please refer to website

Programme Duration : 34 months Tuition Fee : Please refer to website Executive Course Information Start Dates: January, April Programme Duration : 24 months

Contact: MBA Recruitment Team, Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London Tanaka Building South Kensington campus London, England SW7 2AZ United Kingdom Tel: +44(0)20 7594 9206 Fax: +44(0)20 7594 9184 Email: Web: business-school

Tuition Fee : Please refer to website

A Reputation for Innovation

Contact us

“Innovation in the new economic age is going to be


very different from any of the models we have had

in the past.”

to find out how to meet us

- Professor David Gann, Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship group, Imperial College

Imperial College Business School, Tanaka Building, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, UK.

Our MBA is consistently ranked in the top 10 worldwide for entrepreneurship. MBA students

T: +44 (0)20 7594 9206

learn from world class experts who combine the


latest research with a practical understanding of


North America

Programme Type: Full Time MBA Distance Learning MBA Executive MBA

Latin America

Imperial College Business School Imperial College London

today’s global business. Everything you learn will for. And you don’t just learn: you put your learning into practice, in teams and individually, making you a stronger team player and networker.

Student Profile

Mr Anthony Hickson Full-time MBA 2008-2009 Before the MBA, I had built a career in the media

According to the 2008 Research Assessment

industry, but more recently I was looking for a fresh

Exercise (RAE) results published in December 2008,

challenge and wanted to change career direction. I

Imperial College Business School is joint first for the

had reached a stage where I wanted to explore new

A Time to be Exceptional – The Imperial MBA

percentage of research activity assessed as world-

opportunities and broaden my horizons. I felt that

In these unprecedented times there has never been a

leading or internationally excellent.

the MBA would enhance my personal development

greater need for exceptional, global thinking leaders. creativity to exploit new opportunities.

There are three ways you can study for your MBA at

Imperial College Business School is ranked third in

Imperial, allowing you to choose a study mode study

the UK and sixth in the world therefore studying

that suits your life.

here meant that I would be exposed to high

“Imperial College Business School sits at the heart

calibre students with a variety of backgrounds and

of one of the world’s great universities, with an

Imperial MBA - our 12 month intensive full-time

cultures. The community here is very diverse, open

unrivalled reputation for commercialising world-


and friendly. The smaller class sizes were also a big

changing discoveries. You will be at the forefront of

The Imperial Executive MBA - accelerate your

advantage for me.

real and lasting change.”

career while continuing to excel in a demanding

- Professor David Begg, Principal, Imperial College Business School


Choose from Weekend or Weekday study.

The Imperial MBA has a strong focus on innovation

For timetable information:

and entrepreneurship and what makes it stand out


from other similar programmes is its Innovation,

Undertake your MBA at Imperial and you become a


Entrepreneurship and Design (IED) programme,

graduate of one of the world’s leading universities.

Distance Learning MBA - offered through the

but unlike many other Business Schools, it also has

Imperial College Business School attracts students

University of London.

a unique culture of collaboration. It has a word-

and faculty from amongst the world’s best. With

renowned reputation and international exposure.

the majority of MBA students coming from outside

See the World, Study in London

the UK, you will be exposed to a great variety of

Imperial College Business School is located centrally

Throughout my time here I have learnt the

perspectives and market insights, stimulating your


importance of networking and building new

thinking and ability to apply innovative ideas to the

atmosphere. London is the headquarters for many


wide range of economic and political challenges

global organisations enabling you to pursue

background and taking up a new challenge I have

facing the world today.

projects with blue chip companies, consultancies

learnt that anything is possible if you put your mind

and financial firms.

to it, but that the MBA is not the be-all and end-all, it










Australia & New Zealand

One MBA, three ways to study

Asia Pacific

through the networks I would develop.

The Imperial MBA creates leaders with the vision and

Making Change Happen


benefit both you and the organisations you work

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Programme Type: Full Time MBA Executive MBA

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: September

Specialisation by Function: Accountancy & Financial Brand Management Change Management Decision Science Entrepreneurship General Management Leadership Marketing Operations Management Project Management Strategic Management

Programme Duration: 12 months

Executive Course Information Start Dates: October

Tuition Fee: Pleaser refer to website

Programme Duration : 24 months

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 600 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 250 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. IELTS : 7 Min. Years of Work Experience : 3

Tuition Fee : Pleaser refer to website

North America

Latin America

Lancaster University Management School Application Fee : USD ($) 0

Contact: Angela Sindall Faculty Admissions Officer Lancaster University Management School Lancaster University Lancaster, Lancs LA1 4YX United Kingdom Tel: +44 (1524) 510757 Fax: +44 (1524) 510739 Email: Web:

academic learning and personal and professional

opportunities and are your link with current

development through our Mindful Manager thread.

Programme participants.

This explores what management is really about and packs in lots of personal development opportunities based on experiential learning. We use the academic

Student Profile

learning on the programme as the basis for helping

Before joining the MBA Michael

you to learn how to manage yourself and how to


work in teams.

consultant at Ernst & Young in





Why Lancaster School?


Management “I chose the Lancaster MBA as I


Accreditation and reputation

programme, combined with practical projects, was

business school accreditation organisation, EQUIS,

exactly the combination I was looking for. I also liked

the top European quality mark for European Schools

the fact that it offered me the opportunity to work in

and AMBA, the top British quality mark.

a truly international environment.

has kept action and engagement with real world

The MBA features regularly in the Financial Times Top

In particular Lancaster’s action leaning approach

business and management issues at the heart of

100 MBA Programmes Survey. In 2010 it was ranked

has helped me to understand that there is often

its programme. There are three practical elements

24th in the world by the FT and 16th in the world by

more than one appropriate way to look at issues,

based on work with organisations varying greatly in

Forbes magazine.

understand and resolve them. Working and studying

A Reputation for Action Since its inception in 1989 the Lancaster MBA

length and focus. All three will look great on your cv

Asia Pacific

as evidence of real hands on ability.

with a variety of excellent people, from different

The Lancaster experience

backgrounds, also made me become more open-

The Lancaster MBA emphasises the process of

minded and people-oriented.

New Venture Challenge

learning as much as the content. You will spend

Student teams spend the first term working

much of your time learning in teams that will

The New Venture Challenge and Consultancy

with clients sourced by LUMS’s Institute for

develop collaborative and leadership skills essential

Challenge projects made me realise that I really

Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development

in management.

enjoyed consulting for smaller companies as the

who are preparing start ups or new business

impact of the recommendations made can be seen

developments. Students help them draw up

There will be over twenty nationalities in the classroom.

marketing and business plans.

You will learn about cultural difference and how to

much more quickly than in larger organisations.

capitalise on its diversity in work, social and sporting

My summer project was with PricewaterhouseCoopers

Consultancy Challenge

contexts. We have an international reputation that also

in Leeds where we undertook a survey on the

Each team is dropped into a consultancy situation

attracts faculty from across the world.

development of small and medium-sized businesses

and learns the capacity to be immediately effective

Australia & New Zealand

felt that its rigorous academic

The School is accredited by AACSB ,the leading

in the north of the UK. This was a superb finish to my

in supporting and leading change. Don’t worry,

Our campus is safe, beautifully located with views of

MBA as it combined my fascination for small firms

we prepare you with customised modules which

mountains and sea, yet only an hour from the bright

with my background in management consultancy.”

develop your skills.

lights, nightlife and world class soccer of Manchester

Summer project

and Liverpool. Most students can live on campus and

After completing his MBA, Michael joined Ernst &

walk to the classroom in five minutes.

Young’s business modelling – decision support team

You will expand your consultancy skills by

in London as a senior consultant.

undertaking a client project. In addition you will

The MBA Programme has a dedicated Career

produce a dissertation reflecting on management

Development and Alumni Services Manager who

“I firmly believe that pursuing the Lancaster MBA

theories in practice.

provides personal counselling and arranges special

has put me into a better position to manage such

events and workshops to help you make the right

complex projects and to handle them with greater

Mindful Manager

career decisions for your future employment. We


Right from the first day of the programme we balance

keep in touch after you leave, support networking

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London Business School Start date(s)



Primary study location

Average work experience

Is GMAT required

Typical number of nationalities represented

Masters in Management


11 months



<1 year





15-21 months



5.5 years



Masters in Finance (Full-time)


10 months



6 years



22 months

Study whilst working full-time


7 years



20 months

Study whilst working full-time

London or Dubai

10 years



London and New York

10 years



Hong Kong

10 years




15 years management experience




Executive MBA

January, September

EMBA-Global Americas and Europe


20 months

Study whilst working full-time

EMBA-Global Asia


20 months

Study whilst working full-time

Sloan Masters in Leadership and Strategy


12 months


London Business School is uniquely placed in the

The Executive MBA (London or Dubai) is a rigorous

London Business School also offers a range of

heart of the world’s most thriving, cosmopolitan

programme designed to transform ambitious mid-

Executive Education programmes, designed to

centre and is consistently ranked among the world’s

career managers into global, multi-skilled business

provide you with the tools and insights to overcome

top business schools. Our full-time MBA programme

leaders, without having to interrupt their career. The

your critical business challenges. The portfolio

was ranked number one globally by the 2010 and

programme provides a solid foundation in all areas of

comprises both open enrolment and company

2009 Financial Times rankings, and our portfolio

business and management, the flexibility to specialise,

specific programmes. Open programmes range from

comprises a wide range of world-class Masters

and the ever popular International Assignment. The

two days to four weeks in length and span general

programmes designed to suit your development

programme is offered in London and Dubai, and has

management, finance, HR, leadership, strategic

needs at each stage of your career.

intakes in January and September.

marketing and strategy. The programmes range

The flexible 15-21 month full-time MBA is for

The EMBA-Global programme has two streams;

outstanding individuals looking to make a vertical

EMBA-Global Americas and Europe is offered in

shift in their career path, change industry or job

London and New York by London and Columbia

The international diversity of our student body

function, or develop an entrepreneurial toolkit. The

Business Schools, whilst EMBA-Global Asia extends its

makes London Business School unique.

curriculum is one of the most flexible in the world and

reach to Hong Kong and Shanghai with the addition

offers students a unique structure for learning, within

of HKU Business School to the partnership. The

We nurture a richly collaborative learning environ-

a classroom that is unmatched for its cultural and

programmes are designed for dynamic professionals

ment where a highly passionate community share

professional diversity. Core courses offer grounding in

who have global responsibilities – or are on track to

experiences, cultures and perspectives that are

the key skills and frameworks of general management,

take on such responsibilities – and who want to study

truly diverse. Our 1,800 students hail from over

after which you can diversify with a wide range of

while continuing successful careers. Core courses are

80 countries, and bring with them an array of

elective options. Most students also undertake a paid

taught in a residential study block format and students

professional backgrounds and experiences.

internship at the end of the first year, which helps to

have access to the elective portfolios of each school.

put first year learning into perspective.

Students also study in one or more other markets as

“London Business School was an obvious choice

part of the International Seminars or Assignments.

for me. I wanted a top ranked school with high

North America

Masters in Finance (Weekend)

Latin America

Programmes available

from 2-days to 4-weeks in length.

The Sloan Masters in Leadership and Strategy

London Business School provided both, opening the

graduate work experience. The programme provides

is designed to shape today’s senior managers,

door to opportunities that previously I would never

students with the foundations for a successful

professionals and entrepreneurs to become the

have had access to.”

career in business and equips students with the

effective leaders of tomorrow. The programme

knowledge, capabilities and skills to increase their

focuses on strategy, leadership and change, and

Dan Saunders (British), Director, Decarbon MBA2009

career choices. The curriculum has been uniquely

globalisation, and hones the knowledge of those

developed in consultation with graduate recruiters

who already have established, successful careers. It

“London Business School attracts and recruits

in order to provide the key skills and knowledge that

blends academic theory and leading management

amazing people from a huge array of fields.

top employers demand.

practice in the classroom with international

Everybody has unique experiences and skills that

assignments and project work.

give a rare power to the School community.”

is practical and career oriented, and provides a

Each programme has its own admissions policies and

Matteo Schuerch (Swiss), Consultant, Solon Masters in Management 2010

thorough training in the principles and practice of

requirements, but for acceptance into any London

finance. It can be completed in 10 months full-time,

Business School Masters programme, the following

“The Masters in Finance is well structured, rigorous

or in 22 months of mostly weekend attendance.

minimum standards are required:

and rounded. First-class professors bridge the gap

The programme is widely regarded as the pre-

• A good university degree, or an equivalent

between academia and practice and deliver material

The unique and specialist Masters in Finance

eminent qualification for finance professionals and is

professional qualification

designed for those looking to accelerate their career

• A good score on the GMAT

in the financial services industry or in the finance

• High levels of written and spoken English

function of business.

that is stimulating, relevant and practical.”

Costas Stavrinides (British / Cypriot), Shipping Economist, BP Shipping Masters in Finance 2010

Europe Asia Pacific

international exposure and strong alumni links.

graduates with less than one year of full-time post

Australia & New Zealand

The Masters in Management is designed for recent

Student Profile

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LUISS Business School Program Types: Full Time MBA International MBA Aviation MBA Specialization by Function: General Management Aviation Management Full Time Course Information Start Dates: November

Tuition Fee: Please refer to website Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : N/A Min. IELTS : 0 Min. Years of Work Experience : 2

Full Time International Course Information Start Dates: April

Full Time Aviation Course Information Start Dates: January

Program Duration: 15 months

Program Duration: 12 Months (10 in Rome, 2 in Toulouse)

Tuition Fee: Please refer to website

Tuition Fee : Please refer to website

Application Fee: EURO (€) 105

Program Duration: 17 months

Contact: LUISS Business School 12 Viale Pola Rome, 00198 Italy Tel: +39 06 85225438, +39 06 85225633, +39 06 85225323 Fax: +39 06 8413998 Email: Web:

Student Profile

North America

Student name: Simone Mori Program title: MBA full time “After a university career, spent as a theorist in a world of scientists and an experience as a researcher in the energy industry, in the mid 90’s I decided that it was worth bringing my technical background into question. My goal was to understand the companies’ dynamics and mechanisms from a managerial point of view by integrating my skills with a specific master. Therefore, I chose the LUISS MBA because it successfully introduces young graduates to a managerial profession through a multidisciplinary


route, which offers the most advanced analytical business instruments. I had the chance to put these tools into practice during the final months of the Master through the working experience in Enel. The know-how and the skills I achieved through this master helped me face the challenges offered The mission of the LUISS Business School MBAs is

qualified international Business School, within the

by the different job positions I’ve been dealing with

to provide candidates with a complete managerial

framework of exchange partnerships established

during my career in Enel. Every day I realize how the

education experience. They confer to the participants

between LUISS and some of the leading international

decision I made of doing the LUISS MBA 12 years ago

a general curriculum as well as the opportunity to


turned my future into a successful professional path”.

an international outlook. Focusing on business

The MBA courses are completed by:

key issues, we provide tools and knowledge for


business, which cross organizations, industrial

which are carried out primarily as case studies and

Asia Pacific

achieve business or functional specialization and

sectors and geographic areas, empowering people

• SEMINARS and CONFERENCES: given by leading

Besides the expertise in their academic fields, our

management and economics professors and

lecturers are active professionals inside main Italian

Australia & New Zealand

PC simulations;

to have a direct impact on companies’ performance.

highly qualified professionals.

and international companies and institutions as

• FIELD/PROJECT WORK: during the final months

researchers, consultants or members of boards of

of the programs, participants work directly with

directors. Our catalogue includes:


• MBA (in Italian)

in order to carry out projects in functional or

• International MBA

entrepreneurial areas.




• Aviation MBA

What are we looking for? Our MBAs are postgraduate courses for candidates

• Sound professional experience

that, from all academic backgrounds with sound

• International and inter-cultural sensibility

professional experience, wish to acquire better

• High

qualifications in order to launch their careers. Those programs have an international outlook both in recruiting course members and establishing curriculum, and offer to their best and motivated





competencies • Ability to actively contributing to the MBA class experience • Excellent academic background

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Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 550 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 250 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. IELTS : 6.5 Min. Years of Work Experience : 3

Tuition Fee : GBP (£) 21,000 / Total Programme Cost

Application Fee : GBP (£) 0

Programme Duration : 24 months

Programme Duration: 18 months

Part-time Course Information Start Dates : January, July

Tuition Fee : GBP (£) 23,000/Total Programme Cost

Tuition Fee: GBP (£) 35600 / Total Programme Cost

Programme Duration : 36 months

Specialisation by Function: International Management / Business Full-time Course Information Start Dates: September

Accelerated Course Information Start Dates : September

Our unique, hands-on approach to learning gives you more client-facing hours than almost any other

Contact: Jenny Gunn - Full-time MBA Martin Ross - Part-time Global MBA Manchester Business School The University of Manchester Booth Street West Manchester M15 6PB United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 6338 (Full-time MBA) Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 7212 (Part-time Global MBA) Email: Web:

Student Profile

test theories immediately in real world situations

Arnaud Giblat MBA 2006)

and won’t feel completely removed from the

“Before starting my MBA I

commercial environment.

worked as a project manager

MBA course – nearly six months’ worth – so you can


in the automotive industry. I was also a keen investor in the

The MBA is the first step of your journey; where

markets and wanted to make the

you are at the end is up to you. If you have the determination to build your own networks and

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Programme Type: Full-time MBA Part-time MBA

Latin America

Manchester Business School The University of Manchester

transition into the City.

develop your own career opportunities, our dedicated MBA Careers Service have the contacts,

I chose MBS as the School offered so many hands

resources and expert guidance to help you achieve

on opportunities to develop the skills I needed to

your career goals.

change career. For example, I learned to prepare Competition, while the IB project helped develop

This demanding and stimulating Global MBA is one

international context.

my entrepreneurial and marketing skills in an


and deliver a pitch through the AT Kearney Case

Part-time MBA Programmes Manchester Global MBA of the toughest around and provides an invaluable opportunity to collaborate across continents and

Immediately after graduating I started working

network with over 6,000 high-achieving executives.

at Merrill Lynch as an Equity Analyst and, today, I am a Director in Equity Research at UBS. The MBA

It is flexible enough to accommodate the demands

definitely helped me achieve my goal of working in

of a busy career, it combines face-to-face workshops

the markets and I still use what I learned everyday.”

If you have the stamina to take it on, the Manchester

7 international centres in Manchester, Dubai,

MBA can help you transform your career and change

Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Miami and Rio de

Brian McCarthy (Manchester Global MBA 2007)

your life.


“Manchester Business School

At Manchester Business School we offer a range of

You may select the general stream or opt for one

for its analytical and practical

accredited and unique MBA programmes to suit

of our specialist learning pathways in finance,

approach, which is fully reflected

your career goals and professional situation. The

engineering, construction or sport and major events.

has an outstanding reputation

in its MBA syllabus. It allowed me to take intellectually challenging issues and apply

out as academically accomplished and, crucially, able

Manchester Global MBA (Accelerated)

to apply what you have learned to the workplace to

The Accelerated MBA programme is aimed at

deliver tangible results immediately.

high achievers who are adept at juggling their

After graduating, significant opportunities opened

professional and personal commitments, and relish

up for me including my promotion to Managing

Full-time MBA

the challenge of fitting concentrated, part-time

Director of the Le Masurier Group, where on a daily

On the Manchester Full-time MBA we ensure you

study into their busy work schedules.

basis I apply the skills from my MBA. I genuinely see

get a thorough grounding in business theory, then

them in the context of my business role.

an MBA as an essential part of any management

give you the opportunities to put it into practice

If you can rise to the challenge you will find yourself

with international projects, live consultancy work

among like-minded executives, many of whom are

and internships with high profile, multinational

CEOs, consultants, directors and senior managers of

I found the learning process both rewarding and

corporations. Take your international experience

major global companies, who will greatly enhance

stimulating and this fuelled my desire for further

up a level with one of the strongest and largest

your learning experience.

research. As such, I am now undertaking Doctorate

professional’s tool kit.

of Business Administration (DBA) with Manchester

Australia & New Zealand

Manchester MBA is transformational. It marks you

international exchange programmes in the world.

Asia Pacific

and online learning with leading academics at

Business School.” The MBA Career Guide Fall 2010 185

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Mannheim Business School

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Programme Type: Full-Time MBA Executive MBA Specialisation by Function: General Management Leadership Full-Time Course Information Start Dates: September

Tuition Fee: EURO (€) 29000 / Total Program Cost Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 600 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 250 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. IELTS : 7 Min. Years of Work Experience : 3

Executive Course Information Start Dates: April October Programme Duration : 18 months Tuition Fee : EURO (€) 47000 / Total Program Cost

Application Fee : EURO (€) 0

Contact: Ms. Nilgün Vatansever. Ms. Stefanie Gödker, Admissions Manager EMBA / Full-time MBA Mannheim Business School L 5, 6 Mannheim, Germany 68161 Germany Tel: + 49 621 181 3721 or 3724 Fax: + 49 621 181 1278 Email: Web:

Programme Duration: 12 months

practical relevance of our teachings and enable a

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vibrant knowledge exchange, which benefits all parties that are involved.

Rankings • Best German Business School - Wirtschaftswoche (2002-2010), Capital (2004, 2006), CHE (2002, 2005, 2008), Focus (2004, 2005, 2007) • Best German Professors of Business Administration in the ranking of Handelsblatt (2009) • First German business school to be ranked in the European top ten of Handelsblatt / Karriere (2006) • No. 21 in the Global Financial Times Executive MBA


Ranking (2009), 2nd place for ‘career progress of alumni’, 10th for ‘international course experience’ and 8th for ‘international resident students’ • No. 23 in the global MBA ranking of the Mexican business magazine Expansíon (2010) & No. 31 in the ranking of América Economía (2010) • No. 26 in the global MBA ranking of The Economist

Australia & New Zealand

Asia Pacific

(2009) Mannheim Business School is one of Europe’s

academic education, repeatedly ranked as number

leading institutions for business education. Together

one for business education in Germany. Mannheim

with the University of Mannheim and its faculty

is also the only German institution to be accredited

of business administration, we offer a holistic

by AACSB International, AMBA and EQUIS, the three

Mannheim MBA students have at least three years

program portfolio, ranging from undergraduate

leading international accreditation organizations

of professional work experience and extensive team

degrees to postgraduate studies, making us a

(‘Triple Crown’).

leader and strategic thinking qualities. Moreover, practical

our class is very international, with participants from

At Mannheim Business School, you receive world-

experience of our core and adjunct faculty,

different cultural and national backgrounds joining

class and comprehensive business education from

as well as the integration of business experts

our program every year, creating a uniquely diverse

an excellent, internationally recognized faculty. All

from different industries and functions into

and open-minded atmosphere,

professors are leaders in their respective fields of

our curriculum, is fundamental to enabling our

share their experiences both at the business and

research, with strong ties into different industries and

participants, as well as the companies they work

private level.

business networks. In addition, Mannheim Business

for, to optimally benefit from our programs.

perfect partner for life-long business education.

• Practical




Student Profile

where students

Mannheim MBA (Class of 2010)

School regularly invites experienced executives from

• Internationality and Diversity: “Internationality in

leading companies as well as faculty from partner

everything we do” characterizes the core of our

Average age:................................ 29

institutions to share their knowledge and insights.

philosophy. First-class partner business schools

Average work experience:....... 5 years

No matter what kind of degree or mode of study you

and an international faculty, as well as participants

Gender: ......................................... 36% Women

plan to pursue, you can rest assured that all of the

and alumni from around the world, characterize

.......................................................... 64% Men

programs offered by Mannheim Business School are

our globally-oriented programs.


taught at the highest international standards.

• Strong Partner Network: Strong networks and

Europe:........................................... 44%

active cooperations with international companies

Asia:................................................. 28%

What we stand for:

and business schools have been a key success

Latin America:.............................. 16%

• Excellence in Research and Teaching: Mannheim


North America:............................ 12%

is one of Europe’s most renowned institutions of






connections into different industries enhance the

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MIP Politecnico di Milano

Specialisation by Function: Economics Entrepreneurship Finance Innovation / Knowledge Management International Management / Business IT Management

Specialisation by Industry: Automotive Consulting IT / Telecommunications Media & Entertainment Oil & Gas Retail / Consumer Goods Design and Luxury Sector

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: May

Application Fee : EURO (€) 0 Part Time Course Information Start Dates : November

Programme Duration: 14 months Tuition Fee: EURO (€) 26000+1700 / Total Program Cost

Programme Duration : 24 months

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 250 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. IELTS : 6.5 Min. Years of Work Experience : 2

Tuition Fee : EURO (€) 24000 + 1700 / Total Program Cost Executive Course Information Start Dates: June

Tuition Fee : EURO (€) 25000 / Total Program Cost Contact: Anna Bacigalupi Marketing & Admission Officer MIP Politecnico di Milano 4C Via Lambruschini Building 26A Milan, Italy 20156 Italy

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Joint Degree Programmes Offered: Dual Degree: MBA and MIB (Master in International Business) and Dual MBA

Marketing Operations Management Organisational Behavior Personal Development Supply Chain Management Technology Management Design Management and Luxury Management

Tel: +39 (02) 23999194 Fax: +39 (02) 23992844 Email: Web:

Programme Duration : 24 months

of Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Student Profile

countries – either an MBA from MIP and MIB (Master

Anthony Lambkin, Australia - MBA Class of 2009. Task Manager, the World Bank, Washington DC

of International Business) from Chapman or an MBA

With a background in marketing, I chose a Master in

from both MIP and Antai. This program gives a deeper

Business Administration to gain a holistic approach

exposure to international business compared to a

to business management. MIP’s core strengths

traditional exchange program or study tour.

in technology, innovation and design originally

Participants earn 2 degrees from 2 institutions in 2

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Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Executive MBA

top professors and industry contacts in these fields.

Students are given the unique opportunity to

Moreover, MIP is dedicated to enhancing and fostering

work alongside key stakeholders within important

students’ ‘soft skills’ including personal development,

organizations, challenging themselves in real-life

interpersonal communication and presentation skills

business situations. Activities, such as Organizational

– key to being competitive in today’s job market.

Check Up, Business Plan, Business Game and Project

Another benefit is the truly diverse environment

MIP: Where Technology meets management

work, take place throughout the program and are

with peers from all over the world. Working with and

MIP was born in 1979 as a collaboration between

real consulting projects within companies, consulting

managing cross-disciplinary and multinational teams

Politecnico di Milano - Italy’s premier institute of

firms or banks. Personal development is key and

is an increasingly important skill and is inherently

science, technology and management - and some

Career Service provides assistance throughout the

learnt through the program. Throughout MIP’s

leading organizations operating in Italy. One of MIP’s

program and during the recruitment process in the

MBA curriculum, I gained both a theory-based and

great strengths is being part of the Politecnico di

form of professional orientation interviews, evaluation

real-world practical skill set that has enabled me to

Milano, whose engineering tradition and technology

of individual student’s skills and personalized

successfully reposition my career and also proved to

leadership allow MIP to have access to up-and-

counselling etc.

be an invaluable life and learning experience. After

coming technology, to play a key role in innovation

Cleveland, OHIO, I am now involved in a project as

technological investment. The school received

For the 5th year in a row, MIP is the official Academic

Task Manager in the World Bank, Washington DC.

EQUIS accreditation from European Foundation for

Partner of the prestigious World Business Forum 2010.

Management Development (EFMD) in 2007.

The School of Management of Politecnico di Milano

Global degrees for a global village

Business Schools by the Financial Times. It is the only

Javier Carrillo, Peru - MBA Class of 2010 Project Manager for Tech Projects, Yoox Italia, Bologna

MIP’s International MBA program is a full-time

Italian school with three Master programs listed:

My experience as an MBA student at MIP was great in

program that primarily attracts students from Europe,

• Executive MBA (ranked 34)

3 aspects: education, people, and work opportunities.

Asia, North and Latin America. The program, held in

• Full-time MBA (ranked 35)

I met people with different backgrounds, from

English, is taught by Politecnico di Milano professors

• Master of Science in Management Engineering

different cultures and attended lectures given

has been ranked no. 56 among the best European

by industry professionals from all over the world.

(ranked 46)

come from Harvard Business School, MIT Boston,

Lectures were much more than just listening and they

University of Leuven and Arizona State University

MIP MBA: our extra touch

taught us to be ready to “think and add”. Then, even

etc. The MBA program provides the special mix of

• All didactic materials included in fee

before finishing the program, MIP sponsored work

technical and management skills required to develop

• Free Italian course for international students/

experiences in different international companies for

and lead world-class companies in a range of sectors, from operations and manufacturing to design and luxury management.

Business English for Italian students • Personal counselling.



every one of us! After the MBA I got job offers from recruitment

3 different countries and finally decided to take the position in the e-commerce/fashion business in Yoox, where I undertook the Project Work. To sum up, MIP

MIP has a Dual Degree Program in conjunction with

offered me a life changing experience with a whole

Chapman Graduate School of Business, Florida

new world of opportunities.

Australia & New Zealand

2010 news

Asia Pacific

3 months Project Work in Case Western University,

and to be at the forefront of company growth and

and a vast international faculty. Past professors have


attracted me to the school, acting as a gateway to the

MIP’s Career Service is one of a kind

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Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO Programme type: MBA, Project based

Application fee: 150 Euros

Start date: September 2011

Tuition fee and living expenses: 60 000 Euros Tuition, accommodation on Campus, accommodation and travelling during projects in Russia, China/India and the USA, books, materials and a laptop to keep are included.

Programme duration: 16 months (4 months devoted to lectures, 12 months devoted to practice-based learning on real projects) Application deadline: 1 March 2011 1 June 2011

Admission criteria: At SKOLKOVO, we are more interested in your personality than in standard test results. That is why instead of submitting GMAT scores and standard essays, our applicants prepare 3 video presentations and have personal interviews with SKOLKOVO founders.

Contact us: Ekaterina Inozemtseva Executive consultant +7 903 777 93 21 SKOLKOVO Campus 1st km of Skolkovo highway Moscow Region, Russia Telephone: +7 495 580 30 03

Student Profile

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Candidate profile: • 2 to 3-years experience in a managerial position or in launching/owning a business • Fluent English • Entrepreneurial spirit • Driven to reach challenging objectives Every class is designed to maximize on diversity. Candidates are sought from different backgrounds, with varied experience and nationalities. The


SKOLKOVO MBA is truly international.

SKOLKOVO students with Dmitry Medvedev, President of the Russian Federation and Chairman of SKOLKOVO International Advisory Board

Why SKOLKOVO? Kane Cuenant (Canada): “Despite the reputation of

SKOLKOVO is an innovative world-class business

The SKOLKOVO MBA is one-of-a-kind worldwide.

many North American schools, I did not believe they

school with an established international faculty and a clear focus on the developing markets.

It aims to promote and strengthen the unique

showed as much promise in terms of opportunity to

leadership and entrepreneurial qualities that will

go beyond the mainstream consulting and finance

SKOLKOVO was founded by 18 Russian and

empower students to start their own businesses.

positions in developed countries. And Chinese

Australia & New Zealand

Asia Pacific

international leading companies and individuals,

and Indian schools were impractical because they

all united by the idea that these markets need


mostly copied US business schools’ MBA models,

professionals raised and educated in one of the

The SKOLKOVO MBA Programme starts in September

rather than focusing on gaining practical knowledge

developing countries, in a business school that

with 4 months of lectures hosted by world-class

about their own emerging markets. SKOLKOVO

provides a solid theoretical base and all the

professors. Lectures are followed by real projects

necessary practical skills for a successful career in

(approximately 2 months each):

emerging economies.

• Public sector project in Russia that aims to

The SKOLKOVO founders are deeply involved in the

sector, to broaden understanding of the specific

learning process and act as personal mentors, which

nature of state authorities, the mind-set of those

encompassed all the good qualities of the other schools, plus a few other factors not typically seen. That is, the ability to spend most of the time working with real projects in emerging markets, personal mentoring by successful people, and a very personalized MBA development path. At

allows students to create a network with top-level

working in government and to acquire the ability

SKOLKOVO, companies, staff, professors and even

business elite.

to deal with state authorities to best advantage.

the founders participate in mentoring MBA students’

• Corporate project in India/China that offers an

individual development goals. Through these cases,

exploration of corporate culture and the business

students gain major networks of their own choosing,

reality in a Chinese or Indian company or charity.

without any networking hurdles”.

establish a vast network in the Russian public

SKOLKOVO MBA UNIQUE FEATURES AT A GLANCE: • SKOLKOVO MBA students complete 4 projects for real corporations, state authorities and charities in Russia, China/India and the USA to achieve a 3600 experience. • SKOLKOVO MBA students develop a start-up project. Outstanding start-ups will be financed

by the School’s Venture Fund.

• Corporate project in Russia that allows a comparison to be drawn with the experience gained in China/India and to explore the Russian corporate world and the issues it faces. • Corporate project in the USA that provides a 360⁰ business experience. • Start-up project – the final milestone of the MBA

What would your tell our future students about SKOLKOVO? Catherine Harwood (Australia): “Great energy, great exposure to business leaders, great combination of lecturers from different business schools and such a wide variety of learning methods”.

• The SKOLKOVO MBA guarantees unrivalled

Programme. Students present a start-up business

opportunities for personal and professional growth along with extensive networking.

plan and have the chance to receive funding from

Sebastian Schauman (Finland): “Unique project,

the SKOLKOVO $100 million Venture Fund.


Each student has a mentor – one of the founding




entrepreneurship in focus”.

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Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Executive MBA

Public Sector Venture Capital & Private Equity

Specialisation by Function: Corporate Governance Entrepreneurship Finance Health Care Management International Management / Business Corporate Social Responsibility; Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Non - Profit Organisation

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: September Programme Duration: 12 months Tuition Fee: GBP (£) 19500 / Total Program Cost Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 600 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 250

Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. IELTS : 7 Min. Years of Work Experience : 3

Executive Course Information Start Dates: January, April, July, September

Application Fee : GBP (£) 20

Programme Duration : 36 months

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : January, April, July, September, Rolling

Tuition Fee : GBP (£) 19000 / Total Program Cost

Contact: Wendy Willan MBA Admissions Administrator Nottingham University Business School Jubilee Campus Wollaton Road Nottingham, Notts NG8 1BB United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)115 951 5500 Fax: +44 (0) 115 951 5503 Email: Web: business

Programme Duration : 36 months Tuition Fee : GBP (£) 19500 / Total Program Cost

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Nottingham University Business School

and organisational theory and culture. We also offer popular language courses in French, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin, and full-time course members take courses in interpersonal management skills. We offer several scholarships and bursaries for applicants from overseas, the UK and EU.

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governance and accountability, venture capital,

We have a full-time MBA careers adviser providing career counselling, psychometric tests, seminars, and information about employers and vacancies.

is globally ranked among the world’s top business

The core subjects of the MBA develop skills in

Anthony Widdop General MBA

schools. The School is one of only 128 worldwide

essential areas of management through lectures,

I worked as an IT Manager before

accredited by EQUIS (European Quality Improvement

seminars, case studies, group discussions, and project

deciding to study for my MBA

System). Uniquely, this EQUIS accreditation applies to

work. Through your choice of elective subjects, you

at Nottingham, which I chose to

all of the Business School’s international operations,

can tailor your studies to match your interests, which

including campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia.

can be developed in your management project.

enhance my understanding of business at management level. My intention was for as the vehicle to create new opportunities.

in the Aspen Institute’s prestigious 2009-10 ‘Beyond

The School offers the following MBA programmes:

Grey Pinstripes’ ranking of MBA programmes and

• MBA (full-time & part-time)

The course is an intensive and richly rewarding

faculty research that integrate social, environmental,

• MBA Finance (full-time & part-time)

programme. Working in small teams to regular

and ethical issues in business. The MBA is also ranked

• MBA Entrepreneurship (full-time & part-time)

deadlines enhanced my communication and team

in the top 100 by the Economist Intelligence Unit

• MBA Corporate Social Responsibility (full-time and

working skills. It also taught me how to manage


(Which MBA?) 2009.

regular and sometimes conflicting obligations.

• Executive MBA (part-time)

Teams were international with members coming

Located on the University’s modern, award-winning

• Executive MBA Healthcare (part-time)

from diverse backgrounds and work experience.

Jubilee Campus, close to the city centre, we offer

• Executive MBA Finance (part-time)

among the best MBA facilities in the UK. In 2006,

• Executive MBA Corporate Social Responsibility

The University of Nottingham won the prestigious


The MBA has given me the confidence to apply a wide range of business skills in future roles.

Times Higher ‘UK University of the Year’ award, which

• Executive MBA Entrepreneurship (part-time)

Particularly useful were in class group exercises

praised the University’s pioneering campuses in China

• MBA in Singapore (part-time)

requiring quick thinking about real life business

and Malaysia, where some MBA students have the

• MBA Finance in Singapore(part-time)

case studies. Afterwards we were often required to present our findings to the class, an experience that

opportunity to study. The University was also the UK’s first ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year’ in the Times

Our internship programme will help you to plan

Higher Awards in 2008. All our MBA programmes are

practical individual or group projects in the UK or

accredited by AMBA.

overseas with regional or international companies

My year at Nottingham culminated in a management

and organisations such as Experian, Alliance Boots,

project investigating the potential to implement

Rolls-Royce, and Business in the Community.

an alternative pricing model in UK law firms. The

The Business School has strong links with industry

greatly enhanced my presentation skills.

project allowed me to demonstrate many of the

and our staff are actively involved in diverse research projects, especially in finance and financial

Our MBA offers more than 25 electives, including

skills that I had learned on the course. The MBA was

services, corporate governance, corporate social


a challenging, but immensely enjoyable experience.


international finance, ethical finance, corporate




Asia Pacific

a strategic change in career direction with the MBA

Nottingham leads the UK in responsible education ranked 1st in the UK, 3rd in Europe and 23rd globally


management, and entrepreneurship.

UK’s leading centres for management education and



Australia & New Zealand

Nottingham University Business School is one of the

Student Profile

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Reims Management School (RMS) Non - Profit Organisation Real Estate Retail / Consumer Goods Venture Capital & Private Equity

Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + MSc (Engineering) MSC in International Business

Marketing Operations Management Personal Development Project Management Risk Management Strategic Management Wine and Luxury Hotel Management

Specialisation by Function: Accountancy Accountancy & Financial Entrepreneurship Finance General Management IT Management Leadership Logistics

Specialisation by Industry: Automotive Banking / Financial Services Consulting Environment FMCG - Fast Moving Consumer Goods Hospitality IT / Telecommunications

Programme Duration: 10 months

Full-Time Course Information Start Dates: September

Tuition Fee: EURO (€) 25000 (23000 early bird)

Application Fee : EURO (€) 110

Part-Time Course Information Start Dates : May

Contact: Pascale BAUDEMONT / Hsin-Mei TURMEL / Virginie CHENEBENOIT, MBA Promotion and Admissions Reims Management School (RMS) 59 Rue Pierre Taittinger 51100 REIMS France

Programme Duration : 18 months Tuition Fee : EURO (€) 32000 (30000 early bird) Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 550 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 220 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 550 Min. IELTS : 6.5 Min. Years of Work Experience : 3

A group Business Plan project and an optional

North America

Latin America

Programme Type: Full-Time MBA Part-Time MBA

Tel: +33 (03) 26 77 47 58 Fax: +33 (03) 26 77 47 26 Email: Web:

Student Profile

Negocios Madrid & Seville (Spain), Tsinghua University

Michael SCHWARZ, SwissGerman, International MBA 2008/2009


internship complete the programme. Selected courses are available with our partner universities: La Escuela de University,

I looked for a one-year track

Fairleigh Dickinson University, University of Tennessee

taught in English preferably in

(USA), Nottingham University (UK), and EGADE Tec de

France because of its excellence





Monterrey (Mexico), and the University of Stellenbosch Business School (South Africa).



I also searched for an accredited and respected

Asia Pacific


programme. Moreover, RMS offered a semester in

Founded in 1928, Reims Management School is one

Career guidance services have been specially designed

many partner universities all over the globe.

to assist MBA participants in job hunting through

From October to March, I have acquired the

personal coaching, meetings with companies and head


hunters, conferences and corporate presentations, CV

Finance, Marketing, Supply Chain…) with a successful

development and access to the RMS alumni network.

balance between conceptual and practical approaches.

of the top 10 French “Grandes Ecoles”. Located in



I’ve spent the second part at Tsinghua University in

the famous Champagne region. The School’s twin

The Part-Time Executive MBA

Beijing, China, a chance to experience a brand new

campuses are home to 3900 students, 900 of whom

The Executive MBA is scheduled over 18 months

vision of how companies can function.

are from overseas. RMS, known for the quality of its

and geared towards xxecutives and managers.

This very extensive International MBA gave me the

graduates, its 150 international partnerships and its

Monthly intensive 3-day seminars, taught in English,

abilities to start my own business and to develop

record for innovation in educational programmes,

train participants to become top managers in an

problem-solving abilities for non-routine problems.

is confirmed as a major player in management

international and global environment in order

education in Europe. Reims Management School is

to formulate and implement successful business

EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB accredited and its Master’s

strategies. These seminars are complemented by

Lionel BOUJOT, French, Executive MBA 2007/2008

in Management ranked # 19 in Europe (Financial

3 week-long study tours in South Africa, North

The Reims Management School

Times 2009).

America and Asia in association with partner

Executive MBA has many assets:

Thanks to the “TGV Est”, Reims is only at a 45-minute

universities abroad and completed by a Business

an accredited part time track

train ride from Paris.

Plan. In the 2009-2010 class, the candidates’ average

taught in English, a strong degree of internationalization, a

professional experience was around 12 years and the

The Full-Time International MBA

average age was 36 years old.

The International MBA, one of the best MBAs in

Australia & New Zealand


focus on leadership development. This 18-month extensive MBA has definitely changed

France, created in 1972 and currently ranked # 1 in

Executive MBA participants are provided with career

my understanding of a company. My capacity to take

France (Eduniversal 2010) is designed to be a fast track

development services and personal development

decisions in a complex environment and under time

to global business management. In the 2009/2010

courses. They are assisted in establishing a clear

constraints has been dramatically reinforced.

class, 80% of the students were from foreign countries

vision of their professional future and in using their

Taught by some of the finest international professors

and the average age was 31 years old.

newly acquired skills and knowledge as a powerful

and interactions between experienced participants

springboard in their career.

have strongly contributed to this transformation

The first semester core courses (October-March)

process. I particularly enjoyed the Business Plan

stress fundamental management concepts (finance,

Our Executive MBA will be delivered in Paris at


marketing, HR management, strategy, supply chain,

the Paris Executive Campus, a place dedicated

Our 3 study tours broadened the international

international business law & ethics, and sustainable

to the executive education co founded by Reims

perspectives of everyone: courses taught by world-


Management School and Rouen Business School

class academics, meetings with business leaders and

and dedicated to executive education. It provides

local MBAs.

The Second semester (April-June) offers a large range of

participants with a dual-degree delivered by both

As a great “return on investment”, I’ve been recently

electives in France or abroad allowing the students to

institutions and access to a strong network of over

promoted Director of Strategic Proposal for Europe, a

customize their programme and choose concentrations.

30,000 graduates.

job based in Switzerland.

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Rouen Business School Tuition Fee: EURO (€) 21000 / Per Year

Specialisation by Function: Entrepreneurship International Management / Business Personal Development Project Management

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 500 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 95 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 550 Min. IELTS : 6.5 Min. Years of Work Experience : 3

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: November

Application Fee : EURO (€) 80

Contact for international students: Elaine BOWMAN Head of International Recruitment Tel: +33 (0)232824705

Rouen Business School BP 215 1 Rue du Maréchal Juin Mont Saint Aignan, Normandy 76825 France Web:

Contact for French Students: Frederic BOUTON Head of promotion: Post Graduate Programmes Tel: +33 (0)232825849

Latin America

Programme Type: Full Time MBA

Programme Duration: 15 months






Understanding Culture, Managing Power and Developing Creativity + Consulting Project). • Decision Making in a World of Uncertainty in cooperation with high-level military officers. • Brussels Seminar focused on dealing with regulatory environments (meetings with policy

North America

• Orientation Seminar: “Changing the Managerial

makers, politicians, corporate legal counsels, lobbyists, etc.).

Customized MBA Experience: Following the 9-month core program, participants will choose on the following options which best • International MBA Exchange: spend an additional semester on an MBA Programme at one of Rouen’s top-quality partner institutions (North America,


meets their individual needs:

Latin America, Asia...). • Entrepreneurial Project: create a new company


network of over 1000 corporate partners. The Rouen

Ranked in the top five best senior MBAs in France,

over 14,000 graduates in 55 countries all over the

this AMBA accredited full-time International MBA

world - is the oldest educational alumni association

is composed of a 9 month core programme and

in France and provides invaluable career placement

a 4-6 month customised programme. All courses

services for Rouen graduates.

Business School Alumni Association - comprising

with the support of Rouen faculty and business network. • Complete a consulting project tutored by a Rouen faculty member • Internship: participants can apply for an internship

instruction is provided. The course starts at the

It is a highly-innovative MBA, structured around

Rouen also proposes high-level Masters Programmes

beginning of November

10 transversal modules, each of which includes

in Marketing and Communication, International




Participants can choose to live in either Paris or

each stage in the life cycle of an organization







entrepreneurial design,



covering growth,






Asia Pacific

in France or abroad.

are taught in English. Intensive French language

consolidation, and globalisation). During the series Price 21 000 euros. This covers tuition fees and

of real-life management simulations, participants

International seminar fees (transport, tuition and

are confronted with increasingly complex situations.


Great emphasis is placed on getting participants to

A diverse Community of Learning:

think and reframe. Personal development is a key

Students have an average of 7 years’ professional

focus of the program.

experience and a wide range of training. 33.3% are managers, 33.3% are engineers and the rest

from Paris) was created in 1871, making it the second

A multi-learning approach: lectures, living have various profiles including 10% from a legal background. the top ten business schools in France in national case studies, practical projects and seminars: oldest management school in France. Ranked within press and amongst the best European Business

• International Consulting Project abroad (China)

Schools by the Financial Times, it has been awarded

Participants gain firsthand experience of the

Average work experience: 7 years.

both the AMBA and EQUIS accreditations.

changes taking place in one of the world’s largest

Average age: 32

economies. The students examine and analyze

70% French and 30% non-French

The institution delivers a wide variety of quality-

the strategic and leadership challenges faced by

(Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa and

focused management programs and benefits from a

companies through a business consulting project.


Australia & New Zealand

The Rouen Business School (located just over an hour

Student Profile

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SDA Bocconi School of Management

Specialisation by Function: Corporate Governance Entrepreneurship Finance General Management Health Care Management Human Resource Management Innovation / Knowledge Management Leisure Management Marketing Operations Management

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: October

Organisational Behavior Project Management Public Administration Sports Management Strategic Management

Programme Duration: 12 months

Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting Hospitality Media & Entertainment Non - Profit Organisation Public Sector Real Estate Retail / Consumer Goods

North America

Latin America

Programme Type: Full Time MBA Global Executive MBA

Tuition Fee: EURO (€) 41500 / Total Program Cost Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score: 250 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600

Min. IELTS : 7 Min. Years of Work Experience : 2 Application Fee : EURO (€) 100 Executive Course Information Start Dates: March Programme Duration : 20 months Tuition Fee : EURO (€) 51000 / Total Program Cost

Contact: Rossana Camera, Manager, Recruiting & Admissions Service SDA Bocconi School of Management Via Balilla 18 - Masters Division Milano, 20136 Italy Tel: +39 02 5836.3228/3278 Fax: +39 02 5836.3272 Email: Web:

Full-Time MBA

year of the program, students may choose either to

The SDA Bocconi MBA program is ranked among

combine the Global EMBA with the unique offerings

the top international MBAs and opens doors to

of the SDA Bocconi Senior Executive Program (SEP)

a network of talented people from about 30

focused on soft-skill development, or apply for an

different countries: over a hundred professionals

elective offered by partner Schools ( including UCLA

with widely varied backgrounds.

in Los Angeles, Recanati in Tel Aviv and Rotman in Toronto), in addition to electives offered at SDA

The integrated, innovative curriculum is based on

Bocconi in Milano.

real-world management knowledge, fully inclusive of the social dimensions of management issues. The

The 3 main challenges of the program are:

full-time MBA lasts 1 year and is run in two classes,

International Networking, Global Mindset with

in English. It is an intense program that maximizes

Local Sensitivity, Courage to

learning chances in a limited scope of time.

The underlying feature of such a program is that it

start from scratch.


allows participants to promptly test the knowledge Particular emphasis is given to In-company

acquired at their work settings. It is an integrated



(both individual and group), where




Throughout the 20 months, participants lead intense

what they have learnt in class. Most students choose

work as part of their commitment to managerial

to take the entire MBA at SDA Bocconi in Milano,

competence. Indeed, they hone their analysis and

but some can apply for the Exchange Program

problem solving skills. They tend to gain a deep

option and spend 3 to 4 months at one of over thirty

understanding of the various business disciplines in

prestigious business school partners located all

order to reach unflawed decisions.

around the world.


students have full access to Career Development Service (CDS), which organizes one-

Full-Time MBA Student Profile

European Institutions. Founded in 1971, with its over 30-year experience, SDA Bocconi offers a top MBA

to-one career advising and coaching, workshops,

experience and academic background of our MBA

program and a Global Executive MBA, both entirely in

corporate presentations, career days, CV book and

students brings energy and fruitful exchange that

English, as well as a modular Executive MBA and an

job postings. Career management and recruiting

few MBA programs can offer. The School requires

Evening Executive MBA in Italian. It also offers many

activities allow participants to get in touch with a

working experience prior to the entering the MBA

international master programs and executive courses

wide range of national and international companies.

program (at least two years with an average of five

(for more info>


years). A typical MBA participant is an inquisitive and

The school is positioned at the heart of Milano, a

Global Executive MBA

with a solid line of focus and involvement. When an

major capital of industry, finance, arts, media and,

The SDA Bocconi Global Executive MBA equips

individual opts for an MBA, they are prepared to be

above all, fashion. The city is home to a myriad of

experienced managers with multi-dimensional skills

involved and enthusiastic, proactive and creative,

companies and stock markets to which students

and strategic thinking relevant on an immediate

intelligent and receptive, responsible and driven,

are directly exposed. SDA Bocconi offers both the

basis. It offers a focused curriculum that runs at an

with social and cultural respect, envisioning an

academic excellence and tradition, guaranteed

appropriate rate in a way to earn a degree within 20

international career and fully prepared to embrace

by ‘Università Bocconi’, its reputation, strong faculty

months along with complementing employment,

and commit to relationships.

and research centres and a practical, business

tailored in a way to fit tight schedules through

oriented approach when facing contents and

modular weeks and distance learning. The Global

To quote an MBA alumnus “The secret of success in

situations. SDA Bocconi is globally focused, thanks

EMBA is entirely held in English and not only requires

life and work is a question of balance between heart,

to the partnerships with key business institutions

students to experience three modules at UCLA in

mind, guts and hands. This is something I learnt

around Italy and across the world. SDA Bocconi

Los Angeles, Fudan University in Shanghai, and

during my MBA at SDA Bocconi and is a quality that

alumni operating in major cities around the world

Copenhagen Business School, but also offers varied

has stayed with me ever since.”

also represent a concrete global network.

and flexible choices of electives. During the second

SDA Bocconi is the leading School of Management in Italy and also stands among the top-ranked

Asia Pacific


students, supported by tutors, check out on the field


The spectrum of nationality, age, gender, professional

Australia & New Zealand

enthusiastic person who qualifies as a good listener

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Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Specialisation by Function: Accountancy Accountancy & Financial Finance Human Resource Management Information Management IT Management Leisure Management Marketing

Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting FMCG - Fast Moving Consumer Goods Hospitality IT / Telecommunications Media & Entertainment No Industry Specification Non - Profit Organisation Print Media Public Sector Publishing Retail / Consumer Goods

Application Fee : GBP (£) 0

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: February, June, September Programme Duration: 16 months

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : February, June, September

Tuition Fee: GBP (£) 6950 / Total Program Cost

Programme Duration : 24 months

Entry Requirements: Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 220 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 550 Min. IELTS : 6.5 Min. Years of Work Experience : 0

Tuition Fee : GBP (£) 7950 / Total Program Cost

Contact: Suzy Rushton, International Recruitment Officer TASMAC London School of Business 388 High Road London, HA9 6AR United Kingdom Tel: +44(0)2082060066 Fax: +44(0)2082061999 Email: Web:

Latin America

TASMAC London School of Business

undergraduate and postgraduate studies in a variety of business areas: finance, marketing, management, international business. TASMAC London as an organization is committed to diversifying its students’ body and the academic portfolio as well as streamlining student welfare services to enhance the overall study experience.

North America

and leaders of tomorrow. Students can undertake

A series of workshops and social events such as cultural trips, bowling outings, sporting events, and parties sprinkle the academnic year as business acumen is about creating relationships with other people and these events will allow you cultivate

The infrastructure at TASMAC London supports our academic mission to produce business leaders of


friendships which may last a lifetime.

distinction. The last 18 years has seen the TASMAC London reputation grow into something to be proud of and that is precisely what we want you to do ...grow into someone who can take pride in saying “I’m a TASMAC An international organisation with established

TASMAC London offers prestigious MBA and BA

reputation in the field of education TASMAC London

(Hons) in Business Administration programmes,

has been a pioneer of British education abroad

accredited by the University of Wales. Students can

and has successfully delivered university level

specialize in the following areas: Finance, Marketing,

TASMAC London Students represent multi-cultural

programmes for the last 18 years. Two international



backgrounds with business experience spanning

campuses in London have excellent facilities with

Business, Hospitality and Information Systems

across continents. The average age of our MBA



Management. There is a range of preparatory

student is 28 and the ratio of male to female students

lounges, book shops, computing labs and fantastic

programmes and English Language courses offered

is 65-35. Majority of our students come to the Full

location in North West London: Wembley and

at the School.

Time MBA programme with around 2-4 years of

Kingsbury. With proactive Student Services, Alumni

Asia Pacific



Student Profile

work experience and with average 6 years of work

Association and truly international Academic Team

At TASMAC London we cultivate not only the

we provide a wonderfully enriching experience for

academic knowledge of our students but the

our students successfully competing with British

leadership skills that we believe are inherent in each


individual. To do so we have created programmes

experience on the Weekend MBA programme.

Australia & New Zealand



London grad.!”

and activities which will challenge you to achieve TASMAC London is accredited by the British

levels of academic excellence and management

Accreditation Council, listed on the Department for

distinction that will serve you well not only in your

Innovation, Universities and Skills, the Department

career, but in life as well.

for Education and Skills Register, graded as “A” Institution by the Home Office and listed as the Local

At TASMAC London students come to experience

Delivery Centre on the University of Wales website.

a friendly, family like study environment with top

Students can have full confidence when applying for

class lecturers who will inspire them to achieve

a student visa with TASMAC London and our Student

their utmost best. Students learn the application

Advisors can help students prepare for a successful

of latest business theories through a case study

visa application.

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Programme Types: Executive MBAs: Executive MBA (EMBA) Multinational MBA (MMBA) Executive Master Programmes: Master in Business Innovation (MBI) Master programmes: European & International Business Management (EIBM) Master in Business Administration (MBA)

Joint Degree Programmes Offered: Multinational MBA European & International Business Management Full Time Course Information Start Dates: September 2010 (EIBM, MBA) January 2011 (EMBA, MMBA) February 2011 (MBI) Programme Duration: 7 intensive week-modules (MBI) 9 intensive week-modules (MMBA) 18 months (EMBA)

command of Spanish /French (EIBM) Personal interview.

16 months (EIBM) 10 months (MBA) Tuition Fee: EURO (€) 49.000 / MMBA EURO (€) 36.000 / EMBA EURO (€) 13.500 / EIBM EURO (€) 15.000 / MBA EURO (€) 22.600 / MBI

Application Fee: EURO (€) 100

Contact : Bilbao Ramón Rubial, 1 48009 - Bilbao (Spain) Tel. +34 944 139 261 Fax +34 944 139 086 San Sebastián Mundaiz, 50 20012 - San Sebastián (Spain) Tel. +34 943 326 460 Fax +34 943 326 461

Entry Requirements: Min. 5 years work experience (MMBA, EMBA, MBI) A good command of English (all programmes) plus a good


North America

Latin America

University of Deusto, Deusto Business School

A business school focusing on sustainability - Multinational MBA and innovation - Executive MBA

held at renowned institutions: INSEAD (France

Deusto Business School (DBS), at the University

- Master in Business Innovation

Fordham University (USA-New York).

of Deusto, is where present and future executives

- Programmes for Management Development

explore new ideas and proposals for addressing

- Master in European & International Business

global change, focusing particularly on innovation.

-Fontainebleau) , Boston College (USA - Boston) and

Master in Business Innovation (MBI) The Programme seeks to develop executives who


Asia Pacific

can lead a culture of innovation that will infuse all DBS seeks to have a lasting impact on the people

Bilbao and San Sebastian

processes, harness all resources and capitalise on the

destined to play an important role in today’s

Deusto Business School operates in two centres,

organisation’s intellectual and creative potential. In

society. Its aim is to train leaders and business

Bilbao and San Sebastian, two cities that both

addition, the Programme offers participants practical

executives from around the world to be capable

offer quality of life and services in a setting that is

benchmarks that will help drive organisations and

of integrating innovation and social responsibility

strongly committed to business innovation and

companies towards higher levels of competitiveness.

into their organizations’ strategies. DBS has a strong


contents, faculty, participants, joint programmes

The Multinational MBA

The Master in European & International Business Management

and international alliances.

Run jointly with the Adolfo Ibañez School of

This is a multi-site and trilingual programme

Management (Miami), the programme aims at

organised in collaboration with Audencia-Nantes

The University of Deusto, with more than 120 years

senior-level executives and entrepreneurs that

Ecole de Management, France and Bradford

of experience, has pioneered the training of business

conduct business in Latin America, Europe, USA and

University, UK.

leaders in Spain. Evidence of the University’s role in

the emergent countries. Tuition is held in Miami,

the country’s social and economic network is to be

Bilbao (Spain), Santiago de Chile and Hyberabad

The focus of the programme is on general

seen in the 70,000 graduates, many of whom today

(India) during the 9 intensive week-modules

management in national, European and international

occupy influential positions in business and public

throughout 18 months.

trade contexts. It is designed to enable its graduates

Australia & New Zealand

international outlook in all respects, including course

to play a leading role in the management of


Executive MBA Deusto





European and International organisations.

The Executive MBA (EMBA) is a high-level

programmes, MBAs, Executive Master programmes



The EIBM programme permits students to acquire

and Executive Education.

executives in positions of high responsibility. An



cross-cultural managerial skills as they are practiced

The most outstanding programmes are:

international two-week intensive module will be

in three different cultural environments.

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Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Public Sector Full Time Course Information Start Dates: September

Specialisation by Function: Accountancy & Financial Economics Entrepreneurship Finance General Management International Management / Business Strategic Management Carbon Management

Programme Duration: 12 Months 15 Months (MBA in International Business)

Tuition Fee: Please refer to website Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 600 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 250 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. IELTS : 7 Min. Years of Work Experience : 3

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : October Programme Duration : 30 months Tuition Fee : Please refer to website

The University of Edinburgh Business School

part-time programme taught in the evenings. The

is an integral part of one of the world’s oldest

12-month programme is also available in modular


form spread over a period of up to 48 months.





environment the Business School is one of the

Contact: Admissions Office University of Edinburgh Business School 7 Bristo Square Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9AL United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)131 650 9663 Fax: +44 (0)131 650 8077 Email:

Student Profile Mariela Monge from Costa Rica studied the MBA in International business at the age of 27.

most respected and progressive in Europe with

Both full-time MBA programmes share the same

students drawn from around the globe. The

structure for the first two terms. First-term courses

Mariela gained her bachelors and masters degree

Edinburgh MBA is held in esteem, internationally

cover the foundations of business and management.

from the Latin University of Costa Rica and a

accredited and highly ranked. Edinburgh uniquely

Subsequent terms focus on strategic management in

certification in International Stock Markets from

combines a dynamic business community with its

greater depth, and allow students to specialise in areas

Fundepos Alma Mater University. After working for a

status as a world heritage site.

of interest by selecting from a wide range of options.

few years in the business software industry, she was

Broad in scope, insightful in content, the Edinburgh

Students on the 12-month course undertake a

MBA covers all the main management disciplines, yet

consultancy project with a local organization, and

offers real opportunities for focus on specific specialist

then complete their dissertations. Students on the

She chose the MBA in International Business

areas. The programme design is built upon two,

MBA in International Business course spend the

programme at Edinburgh as it provided an in-depth

interlinked principles of collaboration and developing

period from April to June studying options at one

curriculum, the chance to specialise in financial

the individual. We see you as a partner and a

of the School’s international partners and then

management electives, an exchange with a partner

stakeholder, so we expect you to contribute to the

undertake an international internship.

university in Europe and an opportunity to gain

North America

Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA MBA in International Business

Latin America

University of Edinburgh Business School

keen to formalise her business education to enable a

practical experience in a different industry through

play. Our students have on average eight years work

The School’s extensive links with the business

experience so we know you will learn a lot from your

community are enhanced by its many research

fellow students. We try to foster this learning process

centres and institutes and with many leading business

‘‘My personal and professional development as

through small group activities in all the courses.

figures contributing to our guest speaker series.

a result of the Edinburgh MBA has surpassed all

Our students have an average age of 31 and come

In 2010 we will move to our new customised


from all industries and all continents, with typically

building that is designed to meet the needs of a

environment, I particularly enjoyed the cultural

80% of the class from overseas representing around

world class business school and will allow us to

experience and the diversity of my fellow students.”

30 different nationalities.

provide an outstanding experience to our students


programme by putting your business experience into

new challenge in a different industry.

an internship.

expectations. Not only did the Edinburgh MBA







International Business programme, and a 30-month




“After seven months in Edinburgh, I transferred to ENPC in Paris for my exchange programme before

For more information about the Edinburgh MBA visit

undertaking an internship at Shell Exploration and

our website

Production in Aberdeen. This involved working with

Asia Pacific

and corporate partners. MBA programmes are available as a 12-month


the economics and capital budgeting team as well as asset managers to develop an economic model to

Since graduating, Mariela has been working for the central treasury team of Shell in London. “My current role is a perfect match of exposure to the energy industry and financial management. It gives a truly global perspective of the different businesses as well as the opportunity to work in a world class treasury operation with very talented individuals.”

Australia & New Zealand

evaluate end-of-field life.”

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University of Glasgow Business School

Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA Only Specialisation by Function: Accountancy Accountancy & Financial Brand Management Change Management Economics Entrepreneurship General Management

Human Resource Management Information Management International Management / Business Leadership Marketing Operations Management Strategic Management Technology Management

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: September

Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting Government Public Sector Retail / Consumer Goods

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : N/A Min. IELTS : 6.5

North America

Latin America

Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA

Programme Duration: 12 months Tuition Fee: Please see website for details

Min. Years of Work Experience : 3 Part Time Course Information Start Dates : September Programme Duration : 24 months Tuition Fee : Please see website for details

Contact: Nick McLean, Postgraduate Recruitment Assistant University of Glasgow Business School Gilbert Scott Building West Quadrangle University Avenue Glasgow G12 8QQ United Kingdom Tel: 44 (0)141 330 1965 Fax: 44 (0)141 330 4045 Email: Web:

development. Our intake is managed to ensure a

become a leader of the future, with the ability to

positive classroom experience. We limit our full-

unlock value in companies and organisations.

time cohort to less than 50 participants, so that we can deliver a highly interactive and participative experience.

Student Profile


Michael Alexander, MBA 2007 A viable learning community is particularly

Current Organization: Pepsi-Americas, Schaumburg

important on the MBA, which brings together


an international mix of participants, involving

Current Role: Senior Financial Analyst, Supply Chain

students from between 12 and 18 different


countries each year. Their backgrounds are wide

Previous Organization: Blockbuster Inc, Dallas TX

ranging, from medicine and law to engineering,


banking, education, and the public sector.

Previous Role: Accounting Analyst

The Glasgow MBA is structured in a way that

I chose the University of Glasgow because of its

enhances the scope for personal and academic

reputation, its cultural diversity and because it offers


value for money.




induction sessions ahead of the core modules, offering a rich choice of options, and finishing with

The MBA I received from the University of Glasgow

the in-depth and applied analysis of a dissertation.

has improved my analytical and critical thinking

Personal development sessions and provided

skills, as I now challenge my assumptions and

Why study for an MBA at the University of throughout the programme to help students reflect evaluate projects before adopting a preferred Glasgow? approach. It has also provided me with a greater upon their progress and enhance their potential.

Asia Pacific

At the University of Glasgow Business School, our

insight into operational and strategic business issues

business is knowledge creation and communication.

The Glasgow MBA also includes a period of reflective

Our MBA is focused on creating leaders who can

practice, when students undertake group projects

think critically, and who have the ability to lead

to implement and test the skills and techniques

The experience I gained from the program has

companies and organisations and their people at

they have accumulated through the programme. A


the highest level.

choice will be offered between two options: either

networking and social skills. I have also seen an




spend time in a partner organisation analysing

improvement in my problem solving, and increased

The Business School ranks amongst the world’s

a real business problem for the benefit of that

understanding of areas like Strategy, Organizational

best: we hold international accreditation from

organisation, or travel to one of our partner Schools

culture, Corporate Finance, Marketing, Knowledge

the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of

abroad to learn about business administration in an

Management and Global Supply Chain Management.

Business (AACSB International), the premier global

international context.

accrediting body for business schools offering

Australia & New Zealand

that organizations face.

My past professional experience combined with my

undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees.

Follow in the footsteps of Adam Smith…

MBA from the University of Glasgow Business School

Less than 10% of the world’s business schools hold

We recognise that choosing to study for an MBA

have given me a competitive advantage, and help

accreditation by AACSB.

degree is a major commitment, and a potentially life

me to prepare for future challenges.

changing decision. Many people ask themselves, “will Our MBA programme is also fully accredited by the

this investment pay off?” At Glasgow, we aim to ensure

And the social life was brilliant. I met new people in

Association of MBAs (AMBA) and is recognised by

the maximum return on your investment by providing

the program that, after a year of group work, exam

the UK Cabinet Office as an approved MBA for the

you with high-quality contemporary thinking,

preparation, and socialising, I can now call my best

civil service.

intellectual excellence and innovative learning.

friends. The experience has given me memories that

What makes the Glasgow MBA different?

Our MBA will enable you to find and gain unique

One of the key strengths of the Glasgow MBA is

insights that provide the opportunity for you to

the community approach to study and personal

differentiate yourself from your competitors and to

will last a lifetime. When I reminisce about my year at Glasgow, there are lot of good things to say!

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University of Hertfordshire Business School

Programme Duration: 12 months Tuition Fee: GBP (£) 12,500 / Total Program Cost Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 240

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : February, September Programme Duration : 30 months

Latin America

Specialisation by Industry: Automotive Banking / Financial Services Construction Consulting Education Government IT / Telecommunications Media & Entertainment Non - Profit Organisation Pharmaceutical / Bio-Medical

Application Fee : GBP (£) 0

Contact: Muditha Cooray Director of MBA Programmes University of Hertfordshire Business School de Havilland Campus Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 9AB United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 1707 284800 Fax: +44 (0) 1707 284870 Email: Web:

Tuition Fee : GBP (£) 11,340 / Total Program Cost

The University of Hertfordshire Business School has

how of managing but also the why. Reflective

Centre at University of Hertfordshire Business

been offering business degrees since 1965, and has

learning methods help you apply your learning to

School. He is the internationally renowned author

established an excellent reputation in the field. The

make sense of your experience, whilst sharing your

of “Strategic Management and Organisational

School is located at our £120m campus in Hatfield,

experience with others enhances your learning by

Dynamics”, now in its fourth edition, in which he

just 20 minutes from central London by train.

giving you an understanding of different ways of

advocates an approach to strategic management

managing, making you more responsive to a variety

which focuses on unpredictability and the limitations

With a wide range of degrees at both undergraduate

of management situations and facilitating the

of control.

and postgraduate level, and a strong research

development of your management career.

team, it is easy to see why we were shortlisted for

Professor Geoffrey Hodgson is Director of the

the University of the Year 2008 and Entrepreneurial

Research Strengths and Achievements

Centre for Institutional Economics and author

University of the Year 2009 by the Times Higher.

The quality of Business and Management Studies

of many books on Institutional Economics.

research at the University of Hertfordshire was rated as

current research focuses on the theoretical and

The School prides itself on the vocational relevance

internationally recognised, excellent and world-leading

methodological foundations of institutional and

of its programmes, and focuses on providing

in the RAE - which is conducted every seven years by

evolutionary economics.

education that prepares our graduates for their

the Higher Education Funding Council for England to

future careers. This is achieved through our strong

assess the quality of research in UK universities.


Student Profile

research centres with an international reputation in

Darren Parkes, Hertfordshire MBA, Part-Time

The Business School has around 700 students at

their field:

After I’d been working

postgraduate level or undertaking research, has

• Global Economy and Business Research Unit

for five years I decided

theoretical and practical advancements in the field

The Business School is home to a thriving research

when developing our programmes.

community, which includes the following specialist

that if I wanted to


programmes and also offers dedicated space for

• Finance and Accounting Research Unit (FARU)

achieve my long term

postgraduate research students.

• Management and Strategy Research Unit (MSRU)

goal of reaching a

• Employment Studies Research Group Unit (ESRGU)

leadership role then I

• Sustainable Business Practices Research Interest

needed to be able to

The University’s unique online learning environment ‘StudyNet’ allows students to access course notes, submit assignments, and keep in touch from any computer in the world.

set myself apart from

(SBPRI) • Creative Industries Research and Consultancy Unit (CIRCU)

others by increasing my business expertise. All the business leaders I had worked with in my career to

• Systems Management Research Unit (SMRU)

date all had business degrees so I started comparing

We also have onsite a 24/7 Learning Resource Centre

• Statistical Services and Consultancy Unit (SSCU)

different universities, and the Hertfordshire MBA

with over 1,500 computer workstations, 600,000

• Group for Research into Organisational Evolution

really stood out.

books, journals and periodicals, as well as group


links with industry – allowing us to draw from both

specialist suites for teaching the MBA and DBA

North America

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: February, September

Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 580 Min. IELTS : 6.5 Min. Years of Work Experience : 3

Asia Pacific

Specialisation by Function: Accountancy Accountancy & Financial Corporate Governance Decision Science E-Commerce / Business Economics Entrepreneurship Finance General Management Human Resource Management International Management / Business

Public Sector Retail / Consumer Goods

Leadership Marketing Operations Management Organisational Behavior Strategic Management

(GROE) My career is very demanding and so I needed

study rooms, and video editing suites. The School regularly hosts research symposia and

a course that I could fit in around my existing

The Hertfordshire MBA

conferences which attract a wide range of eminent

extensive workload, and because the Hertfordshire

Our MBA programme is designed to fit around your

speakers, and publishes its own series of working

MBA is taught over long weekends this was the best

lifestyle and is completely flexible. Students can


option for me. I also found the amount of contact

study part or full time, or combine the two modes

time very appealing: some of the other courses I

during their programme. Our part time programme

For further information about research at University

looked into only met every six or eight weeks, but I

is taught over ten 3 day weekends (Fri-Sun) per year,

of Hertfordshire Business School visit: www.herts.

think a real strength of the Hertfordshire MBA is that

so students who are employed have the minimum

you are meeting with the teaching staff and your

disruption to their working life.

fellow students every two to three weeks which for

Star Academics Strategic management is a key theme of this

Professor Ralph Stacey is Professor of Management

programme, it addresses not only the what and

and Director of the Complexity and Management

me really improves the learning experience.

Australia & New Zealand

Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA

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Latin America

The St.Gallen MBA University of St Gallen Programme Duration: 12 months

Programme Duration : 24 months

Tuition Fee: Please refer to website

Tuition Fee : Please refer to website

Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting FMCG - Fast Moving Consumer Goods No Industry Specification Pharmaceutical / Bio-Medical Venture Capital & Private Equity

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 650 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 260 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : N/A Min. IELTS : 7 Min. Years of Work Experience : 2

Executive Course Information Start Dates: August

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: September

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : August

Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Executive MBA

International Management / Business Leadership Strategic Management

Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA Double Degree with Nanyang Technology University Specialisation by Function: Accountancy & Financial Corporate Governance Economics Entrepreneurship Finance General Management

Programme Duration : 18 months Tuition Fee : Please refer to website

the decision-making process. Our

North America

large and renowned permanent

Contact: Peggy van der Wallen Admissions Manager The St.Gallen MBA University of St Gallen The St. Gallen MBA Blumenbergplatz 9 St. Gallen 9000 Switzerland Tel: +41-71-224-2478 Fax: +41-71-224-2473 Email: Web:

Student Profile

faculty ensures that St.Gallen stays at

The St.Gallen MBA is designed as a highly selective

the forefront of research and ideas in

programme for high potential junior managers. All

management education.

participants are required to have work experience, with 4 years as the recommended level.

Diversity We



that and

diversity academic

of and

Class profile: 50 students

cultural backgrounds enriches the

Average GMAT - 690

learning environment. We place

Average age - 30 years

special emphasis on promoting

Average work experience - 6 years


diversity within our small class. This The University of St. Gallen is a leading European

also reflects Switzerland’s tradition as a multicultural

During the admissions process, we are careful to

business school located in Eastern Switzerland near

host to numerous international companies and

select participants with international experience,

Zurich. Founded in 1898, it became a fully-fledged

organisations in the heart of Europe. We aim to

from a mix of employment backgrounds and from

business school in 1911 and today has the largest

educate graduates who will be socially competent

a range of different nationalities and language

management faculty in the German-speaking



zones. With a small class size we are able to choose

area, and a 6,000 full-time student body. St.Gallen

shareholders and stakeholders. We seek to develop

participants with the ability to perform well in the

offers a full range of undergraduate, postgraduate,

managers with “a cool head, a warm heart, and active

market and who have a specific interest in pursuing

executive (both degree and short-term) and doctoral


a career in Europe.

Full-time MBA

Alumni Profile:

The full-time MBA programme is taught fully in

Eirini Tsekeridou

Founded in 2005 and based on the University’s long-

English and has a specialised soft-skills programme.


standing reputation for integrative management, the

The programme includes recruiters from major

Class of 2007

St.Gallen MBA offers participants a firm theoretical


Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd

base supported by tailor-made cases and practical

Company, McKinsey, Accenture and Roland Berger.

exposure in order to forge the business leaders of

In addition to this, graduates perform strongly in the

Managerial Skills

the future.

finance industry, where St.Gallen is traditionally well

I was working for a consulting firm in Greece when

connected, and also in industrial companies such as

I realised how important managerial skills would

Hilti and Alstom.

be for my professional development. An MBA was




programmes, and is accredited by both EQUIS and

Asia Pacific







Australia & New Zealand

The St.Gallen MBA full and part-time classes of 50

the way to go. From a background of Business

participants are selected to reflect high academic

Part-time MBA

Administration and Finance & Accounting, one

accomplishments, diverse career experiences and

The part-time MBA programme is a joint programme

might say that an MBA cannot offer much more than

exceptional motivation. Our small class size enables

offered with the ESADE business school in Spain. It is

I already knew, but as it turned out, St.Gallen was so

personalised attention for each MBA participant.

taught over 2 years and includes modules delivered

much more than only business related knowledge.

Participants benefit from the University’s close ties

in St.Gallen, Barcelona and London. The programme

to leading international companies and business

is designed with working professionals in mind and

Banking Industry

leaders, and access to an 18000 strong alumni

includes maximum flexibility on module choices to

Wanting to enter the banking industry, Switzerland


allow participants to remain in full-time employment

was an obvious option. The reputation of the

at the same time as having the benefit of an MBA

University of St.Gallen, its wide network of contacts


and alumni and its favorable location strengthened

Capability The University of St.Gallen is well known for its

my sentiment towards St.Gallen. After visiting the

integrative management approach that addresses

campus and meeting the faculty, my feelings were

business complexity by incorporating multiple

affirmed and the St.Gallen MBA became my first

management functions, disciplines and logic into


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Knowledge is not enough The Surrey MBA To carve out the career path you’re aiming for, you will need to demonstrate exceptional business skills. Cross-cultural understanding, confident leadership and the ability to deliver sustainable competitive advantage are critical. But you won’t learn them from a textbook alone. The Surrey MBA helps you to bridge the gap between knowledge and success.

The Surrey MBA A qualification that shows more than just knowledge and theoretical understanding, the Surrey MBA develops your ability and proves you’re as much about doing as thinking. Modular learning allows you to personalise your MBA pathway. Classsroom knowledge is consolidated with Business Simulation that hones your skills. Action Case Consultancy sees you work with a local business to deliver solutions. A focused Residential builds leadership, negotiation and diplomacy skills and adds greater depth to cross-cultural communications and career coaching.

The School of Management With over 40 years of experience and research excellence, we are part of a strong network of global partnerships and industry connections. Double MBA accreditation and outstanding teaching staff strengthen our reputation – a reputation built on the ability to apply our understanding and have a significant impact in the professional world.

T: +44 (0)1483 686300 E:

Westminster Business School, University of Westminster

Specialisation by Function: Accountancy & Financial Change Management Corporate Governance E-Commerce / Business Economics Entrepreneurship Finance General Management Health Care Management Human Resource Management Information Management Innovation / Knowledge Management International Management / Business IT Management Leadership Marketing

Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Education Government IT / Telecommunications Media & Entertainment Non - Profit Organisation Pharmaceutical / Bio-Medical Public Sector Publishing Full Time Course Information Start Dates: January September Programme Duration: 12 months

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : N/A Min. IELTS : 6.5 Min. Years of Work Experience : 3 Application Fee : GBP (£) 0 Executive Course Information Start Dates: January September

Contact: Dr Susan Balint MBA Programme Director Westminster Business School, University of Westminster 35 Marylebone Road London NW1 5LS United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)20 7911 5000 Ext 3665 Fax: +44 (0)20 7911 5703 Email: Web:

Programme Duration : 24 months Tuition Fee : GBP (£) 8,050 / Per Year

Tuition Fee: GBP (£) 16,100 / Total Program Cost

North America

Latin America

Programme Type: Full Time MBA Executive MBA (Part-Time)

dimensions of management. They develop crosssubject integrative themes and the development of

Student Profile

personal management skills. Two elective modules

Westminster Business School’s MBA attracts students

allow an opportunity for a degree of specialisation

from all over the world, and from very different types

to be achieved. The programme also incorporates an

of organisation.

international study trip and a written project which provides an opportunity for you to consolidate and

Weixing Ye, 38 works for an electrical company

apply in a practical setting the knowledge and skills

in China. “China is growing and needs to develop

acquired during the programme.

international practice. In China we respect reputation


and history, so we respect the long history of the You will receive a week long Induction giving you all

University of Westminster. For the MBA, location is

the information you need to make the most of your

very important, so London is an ideal place to study.”

Westminster MBA. You will also have an opportunity to network with your fellow students, some of our

Blanca Narino, 27, was working with BASF in her

MBA alumni and faculty through the series of social

native Colombia. She came to London to study

outings that are organised for you throughout the

because it offered a great cultural opportunity,


chosing the University of Westminster because it is central and has a very good reputation. After

Assessment Methods

completing her degree in 1998 she returned to

A variety of assessment methods are used on

Colombia to work.

Australia & New Zealand

Asia Pacific

the programme, including formal examinations,

The Westminster MBA Programme

individual and group assignments, and case study

Sanjiv Raj, after graduating from Delhi University,

Westminster Business School provides a flexible and

and problem solving sessions.

and working in finance for 20 years, is studying for an

personalised learning environment which combines

MBA part time, to augment his professional degree

the best of traditional and innovative approaches

Who should apply:

and experience. He expects to further his career

to management education. The MBA is a general

The programme is designed for people with

by gaining a deeper understanding and analysis

management programme designed to provide you

managerial experience who have the enthusiasm

of various aspects of management, international

with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed

and commitment needed to complete an intensive

finance and to develop skills in strategic and

to progress to a career in senior management. The

period of study. Applicants must have a good first

analytical thinking.

knowledge and skills acquired on the programme

degree, a high level of competence in both written

are readily transferable and applications are

and spoken English, and at least three years of

Rachel Beresford, a Direct Marketing Manager,

encouraged from public sector organisations as

significant work experience beyond graduation.

studied for an MBA at a time when she felt she needed a boost in order to achieve her career

well as the private sector. The Westminster MBA is


ambitions. She says “I feel the course has opened

The programme starts in September and January for

up my understanding of the internal and external


both modes of delivery:

landscape of the corporate world. More than that

You will build on your existing experience and

1. Full-time over 12 months.

I am more focused, and gained the confidence

acquire new skills to effectively solve any business

2. Part-time over 2 years, with classes on 2 evenings

to criticise and comment on senior management

challenges that might arise in your future career.

per week during term tiime and occassional

decision-making in my company.”

The MBA programme curriculum is split into two

weekend sessions.

accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

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Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA Financial Services and Insurance Specialisation by Function: Entrepreneurship General Management International Management / Business Doing business in Europe

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: September

Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. IELTS : 6 Min. Years of Work Experience : 3

Tuition Fee : EURO (€) 27,500 / Total Program Cost

Programme Duration: 12 months

Application Fee : EURO (€) 50

Modular Course Information Start Dates: January

Tuition Fee: EURO (€) 28,500 / Total Program Cost

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : September

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 550 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 250

Programme Duration : 22 months

Programme Duration : 18 months Tuition Fee : EURO (€) 30,500 / Total Program Cost


Contact: Peter Rafferty, Director International Business Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School 83 Vlamingenstraat LEUVEN, Louvain 3000 Belgium Tel: +32 16 24 88 85 Fax: +32 16 24 88 00 Email: Web:

• The School also awards in conjunction with

Vlerick is one of the few international schools

its Corporate Partners a range of general and

that are triple accredited – holding all the globally

specific Scholarships and also a Student Loan Fund

recognized accreditations – AACSB, AMBA and



Student Profile

The Full Time Programme international management MBA.

Andrew Mason Full Time MBA 2009 Nationality Canadian

The programme focuses on:

Prior to attending Vlerick I

• International & multi cultural business

worked in Investment Banking

The Vlerick MBA is an intensive 12 month

in Toronto, Canada. Receiving

• Corporate and Social Responsibility • Entrepreneurship

North America

Programme Type: Full Time Part Time Modular

Latin America

Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School

an MBA was an important personal career goal for and better position myself for the future. I have

All students must undertake an in-company

always aspired for a senior leadership role at a large

consultancy project which the School provides

company; nowadays, I think an MBA is a prerequisite

through its global network of contacts and corporate


partners. There is also a study trip to China which is

professionals running companies. An MBA was an

run in conjunction with Peking University where

important step for developing the necessary skills to

Vlerick also delivers on their MBA programme.

one day manage a large global company.

management school of the world famous Catholic

Key Features of the Vlerick MBA

Gaining a European business perspective was the

University of Leuven (founded 1425) and Ghent

• Small class sizes – the school runs 2 cohorts of 50

main reason I came to Vlerick. It was an opportunity

University (founded 1817).The School is currently

students ensuring a personal and intimate learning

to transition my career to Europe, by building an

ranked number 10 in the world for the full time MBA


international network and leveraging a strong





me. I felt it was an opportunity to build on my skills

Vlerick believes that an MBA should provide


ranking. Each year around 100 top MBA students from all

• For selected candidates Vlerick offers admission

academic brand. I was also keen on an accelerated

via its own Admissions Test. These tests are held

MBA program, but not at the expense of high quality

regularly in Belgium and at selected international

academics and a great personal growth experience.


Vlerick is a very strong program, combining

around the world join the Vlerick full time MBA

• The classes will be made up of diverse, highly

intensive study and a great personal experience with

programme. The intake is split into two smaller

intelligent, motivated, creative and ambitious

a diverse international student base. The program

classes of approximately 50 students to ensure


attracts accomplished and intelligent students from

an intimate and personal learning environment.

• Each student will be guaranteed an in-company

around the globe, making a great impact on the

The class is truly diverse with over 40 nationalities

project that will be challenging, demanding and

overall MBA experience. On a value for money basis,

represented each year and this diversity is increased

strategically relevant.

Vlerick is tough to beat. An MBA is a huge personal

by also welcoming a diverse range of both academic and work backgrounds.

The profile of the class: Average Age................................. 29 Average Work Experience....... 6

• Personal and direct guidance from highly qualified

investment, in both money and time, and it was

and experienced faculty along with access to

important to me that I was maximizing my return on

excellent networking and forum activities.


• The full time programme is based in Leuven which offers both beauty and quality of life along with

Vlerick has an incredibly strong reputation in Europe.

affordable living costs.

For the past 56 years, the school has been developing

• The programme costs an affordable 28,500 Euro

business leaders. A high calibre international alumni

Average GMAT............................. 650

which include tuition, book and material and also

base has spread the school’s reputation far and wide.

Male / female............................... 65/35

includes the cost of the China Study Trip.

It’s a strong academic brand in Benelux, Western

Australia & New Zealand

and number 4 in Europe in the Economist’s latest

Asia Pacific

Vlerick Management School is the post graduate

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Latin America

Warwick Business School University of Warwick Programme Type: Full Time MBA Distance Learning MBA Executive MBA Global Energy MBA Full Time Course Information Start Dates: September Programme Duration: 12 months Tuition Fee: GBP (£) 22,850 / Total Program Cost

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 600 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score: 260 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 620 Min. IELTS : 7 Min. Years of Work Experience : 3

Programme Duration : 36 months Tuition Fee : GBP (£) 5500 / Per Year

Application Fee : GBP (£) 80

Executive MBA Information Start Dates: March October

Distance Learning MBA Information Start Dates : January, July

Programme Duration : 36 months

Global Energy MBA Start Date: May Programme duration: 3 years Tuition Fee: £9,950 per year

Contact: Warwick MBA Office Warwick Business School, University of Warwick Coventry CV4 7AL United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)24 7652 4100 Email: Web:

Tuition Fee : GBP (£) 8400 / Per Year

Student Profile

North America

I turned down a scholarship offer from another school to go to WBS and I have not regretted my decision for one minute. I chose WBS for its renowned business faculty and the chance to learn with some of the leading academics in Europe. The teaching standards are among the best I’ve seen and the lecturers have real industry experience, making it much easier to connect academic theories with real life applications. WBS is an international and highly-rated school,

the Practice of Management module which focuses

One module I really enjoyed was Practice of

one of the largest of its kind with over 300 staff

on personal and professional development.

Management. It makes you aware of yourself


supporting almost 6,500 students and participants.

as a person; it helped me take a greater look at

Executive MBA

myself, at things I took for granted. I’m now better

WBS is especially noted for its quality, being one

This is ideal for managers with busy professional and

able to harness my strengths, at the same time

of only 3 UK schools to be rated both “excellent”

family lives who need a study programme that can be

understanding my areas of weakness and how

for teaching and to have achieved the highest 5*

planned well in advance. Modules are delivered on a

they can be improved. The Practice of Management

rating for its research performance. In addition,

5-day basis, usually Monday-Friday, and are repeated

project gave me the chance to apply what I learned

Warwick was the first in the UK to achieve the triple

regularly, so that participants can plan their study

in the classrooms to real life issues.

accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

around work and family commitments. The compact delivery format allows for concentration on a particular

WBS has a very efficient careers team. By providing

The Warwick MBA

area of learning and a high quality peer group with a

career coaching services and company recruitment

The Warwick MBA programme enjoys global

variety of management roles allows for both effective

presentations they’ve been great in preparing me for

recognition for its leading edge thinking and world-

collaborative learning and valuable networking.

my ideal job. I felt very confident stepping into the

Australia & New Zealand

Asia Pacific

leading resources. It offers one of the most flexible

world of business knowing I’m well equipped to face

programmes in the UK today, with participants able

Distance Learning

the challenges. The experience has been wonderful

to select from one of three different ways to learn –

This is one of the highest quality programmes

and definitely good value for my money. Every

full-time, distance learning or executive (modular).

of its kind in the world. Rated #1 in the UK by

penny spent on the Warwick MBA has been worth it.

They all share the same curriculum and participants

Which MBA(2010), the learning is interactive and

are awarded the same qualification. All electives

challenging, with regular opportunities for face-

Emeka Maduka

are open to students of any study mode, which

to-face teaching and ongoing participation in local

Warwick MBA by full-

extends the international networking opportunities.

and virtual study groups. WBS has almost 25 years

time study (2008-2009).

Finally, it gives participants flexibility to change their

of experience offering this programme to students

mode of study should their personal or professional

from over 100 countries. This history, combined

circumstances change.

with the high standard of study materials and the support available, makes it the best choice for


anybody looking for a combination of quality and

The full-time study mode consists of a diverse and


international community of around 30 nationalities each year.

We place great importance on

Warwick Global Energy MBA

collaborative learning, teamwork, a friendly personal

This new MBA, launched in 2009, is a part-time

approach and offer great opportunities to form social

programme which combines the development

and professional networking groups. Participants

of strategic leadership skills with a focus on the

also take language classes, have the opportunity

global energy industry. It is delivered through a

to go on exchange with our global partners or

combination of blended learning using the latest

complete an internship and everybody benefits from

technology and regular study weeks at Warwick.

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WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management

Specialisation by Function: General Management Full Time Course Information Start Dates: March

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 600 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 250 Min. TOEFL Internet Based Score: 100 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. Years of Work Experience : 2 Application Fee : EURO (€) 95

Contact: Heidrun Hoffmann Senior Program Manager WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management 2 Burgplatz Vallendar, Germany 56179 Germany

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Programme Type: Full Time MBA

Tel: + 49 (0) 261 6509-141 Fax: + 49 (0) 261 65 09 149 Email: Web:

Programme Duration: 16 months Tuition Fee: EURO (€) 35000 / Total Program Cost

However, participants with a degree in business administration or economics find the program highly valuable due to a strong emphasis on integrating theory and practice. Here is what our MBA alumni think of the program:

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sciences or law benefit most from the program.

“Having worked a few years in the IT industry, I felt that the lack of business knowledge restrained me from catapulting into something bigger. That’s when I decided to come to WHU. And there’s been no looking back since. The MBA program prides itself in imparting quality education employing a dynamic

private university located in Vallendar near Koblenz, was the first school in Germany to offer an academic

after 1 year of study • MBA – WHU Master of Business Administration after 16 months of full time study

allowing for developing interpersonal skills, cracking case studies, brainstorming new business ideas and allowing for some leisure time to indulge-in as

degree in business administration emphasizing the

• Part time MBA – WHU Master of Business

well. Add to that, an international perspective that

strategic leadership of corporations. The school sees

Administration after two years of part time study

comes from classmates from different nations and

its main mission in educating general managers and

in Düsseldorf/Cologne

with varied levels of experience, exchange programs

entrepreneurs. WHU is truly international. Over the

• Executive MBA – Kellogg-WHU Executive Master of

with Ivy league B-schools around the world and the

past twenty years, WHU has established a worldwide,

Business Administration after 2 years of part-time

feeling of being at one of the best business schools

unique cooperative network with more than 150


in the world and calling it “alma mater”.”


mix of classroom sessions, working in student teams The WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, a

Aditya Parab German university to receive EQUIS accreditation • Dr. rer. pol. habil. – WHU Post Doctoral Program Indian, MBA class of 2009 (Habilitation) • Customized Corporate Programs (e.g. for the WHU is continually ranked among Germany’s top

METRO Group)

“When it comes to MBA, Germany is not usually among the first destinations where people search

business schools (e.g. # 18 worldwide for our Kellogg-

• International MBA modules delivered to MBA

programs. I did much homework before making the

WHU EMBA Program in the 2009 Financial Times

programs of overseas partner universities (e.g.

decision and I joined the program with the spirit

Ranking, # 8 in Europe in the same ranking). In the

Carnegie Mellon University, Melbourne Business

of exploration. What I have experienced at WHU

first EMBA-ranking of the Wall Street Journal 2008


confirmed my decision and I am totally convinced

Kellogg-EMBA with its Joint Executive MBA Program

that the program is a unique and valuable offering.

at WHU took 1st place. WHU is the only member of

Student Profile

the German Research Foundation among private

Our participants come from a wide variety of

classroom discussions, the inspiring guest lectures,

German universities.

backgrounds and nationalities. They are trained in

the challenging case studies and the day-to-day

sharing knowledge and individual experiences to

communication with the familiar WHU community

The school offers a wide range of degree-awarding

pursue set goals with creativity, commitment, and

that I find the true value of the program. I always

programs according to the needs of (future)

action flexibility.

think that learning does not happen only in lectures.

The learning experience is great. It is in the intensive

And this is very true for the WHU MBA program.

management professionals at different stages of - Average age: 29

I am benefiting as much from the school’s close

- Female participants: 50%

interaction with the business community as from its

• BSc – WHU Bachelor of Science after 3 years of study

- International participants: 50%

academic excellence.”

• MSc – WHU Master of Science after 18 months of

- Average work experience: 4 years

Doreen Dai Chinese, MBA class of 2010

their career:

study • MLB – Bucerius/WHU Master of Law and Business

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(1998) and is now a member of AACSB.

• Dr. rer. Pol. – WHU Doctoral Program

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universities from all continents. It was the first

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China means business By Alena Eckelmann

Only one generation ago, studying market-based economics and business would have been unthinkable in the People’s Republic of China, says’s Asia correspondent Alena Eckelmann. Now the country is a hotbed for business education in Asia and its top-tier business schools are fast climbing the world’s MBA rankings. Out of the 40 elite business schools in Asia and Australia listed in the QS Global Top Business Schools 2009 five schools are located in Beijing or Shanghai.


uccessful transformation in a world of change is the engine that has powered China’s economy right through the global financial crisis, and has bound it for the world’s largest economy in the future. The 2008 Beijing Olympics and the Shanghai Expo this year showed that China means business and aims for nothing less than the top. To get there the country needs superior talent, both homegrown and international.

Graduate School of Business are the leading independent players. These five schools are featured in the QS Global Top Business Schools 2009: The Employers’ Choice. Beyond that are some other decent choices such as the Beijng International MBA (BiMBA) offered by the National School of Development (NSD), the economic think-tank of the Chinese Government, at Peking University.

Chinese dragon rising MBA schools in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are a young breed compared to schools in the US. Their development is closely l i n k e d t o C h i n a ’s transformation to a market economy in the early 1980s. At the time the wind of change also swept through the field of education and many state universities set up business schools. The A-list of China’s top business schools today are part of the country’s most prestigious universities. In the top league are the School of Management at Tsinghua University, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University (PKU) and the School of Management at Fudan University. Their challengers, some private schools, are still few in numbers. China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and Cheung Kong

well perceived by Chinese families. Education in general is considered to be the key path for women to get good jobs and an MBA is likely to lead them to senior positions in companies,” explains Daisy Wang, Assistant Dean and Director of MBA Admissions, BiMBA. MBA programs in China accept students with less work experience. “While before students would enter aged 26 and graduate at 28, they now have a chance to enter aged 21 and graduate at 23,” observes David Wilson, President and CEO at the G r a d u a t e Management Admission Council. One such MBA program is BiMBA. “While work experience is very important, we consider the bigger picture of a c a n d i d a t e . We greatly value the diversity of our student body and candidates without a business background but with experience in the military, academia or in music, for example, are equally considered. These students make e x c e l l e n t c o n t r i b u t i o n s a n d t h ei r performance and the feedback from their business classmates has proven the success of our evaluation policy,” says Wang. “Many Chinese MBA holders do not look for employment in investment banking and

“The number of GMAT applicants from the PR of China has more than tripled over the last five years reaching 23,550 in 2009. With a ratio of 40% male and 60% female applicants, it is China’s young women who are driving this trend.”


China’s Youth Keen on Business Education The number of GMAT applicants from the PR of China has more than tripled over the last five years reaching 23,550 in 2009. With a ratio of 40% male and 60% female applicants, it is China’s young women who are driving this trend. “In principle Chinese women have equal learning opportunities to men and education is

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China Shanghai Pudong skyline commercial banking but they seek jobs closer to home such as governmental jobs, jobs at small domestic companies or charities or they set up their own business. This is particularly true for young Chinese women,” adds Wilson.

“The economy of China is one of the most dynamic economies of the world. Studying in this kind of an environment is beneficial if you want to grow professionally in a fast growing country,” advises Sankar Mohan from India, an MBA Ambassador for Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.

Why Study for an MBA in China?

Jobs in China – Beijing or Shanghai?

The answer is simple: China holds a large, if not the largest, potential for future business in the world. “International MBA students in China have many chances to meet the current Chinese business elite and get connected to the future leaders who are effectively their classmates,” adds Yichi Zhang, Associate Dean and MBA Director at Guanghua School of Management, Peking University. “China’s boom over the last decade, and continued consistency during the global financial crisis clearly illustrates the impact which the country already has and will continue to have on the world. Having a China focused MBA from a leading business school puts graduates in a unique position to become a China expert for both organizations in China looking to do business overseas and those international organizations looking to do business in China,” argues Patrick Groom, International Admission & Placement Manager at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.

“The pressure on MBA graduates to find employment has increased as a result of the global financial crisis but on the whole the employment market in China has remained relatively strong compared to other countries,” states Groom. Coastal Shanghai is the centre for commerce and supply chain business as well as China’s financial centre. Beijing, the landlocked capital, houses many governmental think tanks, headquarters of the majority of state-owned firms and is the country’s centre of R&D (research and development) best represented by Zhong Guan Cun, China’s version of Silicon Valley. While many international banks and investment houses have their headquarters in Shanghai, the majority of international technology companies are based in Beijing. If these are the career paths you are interested in, then studying for your MBA in the right location will increase your chances of exposure to potential future employers, and first and foremost their recruiters.

In addition, the Beijing City Government strongly encourages university and business school graduates to set up a business. This creates opportunities specifically in China’s capital for anyone with an entrepreneurial mind and skills set.

Getting in and staying in Getting a visa for MBA studies in China does not pose a major problem. Typically upon receiving an offer letter, international candidates also receive a visa application permit (Form JW202) stamped by the receiving business school. With this, international students can apply for a so-called X-visa, effectively a student visa, at the Chinese embassy or consulate in their home country. Anyone with plans for a long-term career in China, should be able to speak the local language. Drew Bates from the UK, one of CEIBS’ MBA Ambassadors, speaks from experience: “Gone are the days of expats coming to China and simply walking into a job with a multinational company…What is needed for certain is language skills; almost all of the job postings for MBA graduates now require Mandarin fluency.” “International students who want to work long-term in China must develop skills which position them competitively to similarly-skilled local candidates. The era of getting a job in China purely because of a ‘foreign face’ is long gone,” advises Groom. TopMBA Career Guide 205

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China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)

Specialisation by Function: General Management Marketing Finance Application Fee: USD ($) 150

Full Time Course Information Start Date: August Programme Duration: 18 months

Entry Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree and above 2 years work experience and above GMAT score English Competency

Tuition Fee (2010 class): USD($) 48000 for 18 months

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Programme Type: Full Time MBA

Contact: Admissions Office China Europe International Business School 699 Hongfeng Rd, Shanghai Tel: +86-21-2890 5555 Fax: +86-21-2890 5200 Email:

faculty are widely adopted by well known business

economy in the world. In the past 31 years, we

schools in North America and Europe.

have achieved a continuous GDP growth of 9.9% on average and China has become the world’s 3rd



Curriculum Well designed

largest economy in only several decades. Nowadays,

curriculum balances theory and practice, hard

over 60% of Fortune 500 enterprises have operations

skills and soft skills, as well as global perspective

in China while 43 Chinese enterprises are among the

and local understandings. Projects like Integrated

top 500 list. Graduates with aspiration, managerial

Strategy Project Responsible Leadership Project

potential and international orientation are in high

are closely related to China Market. By encouraging


independent thought, team collaboration and interactive communication, CEIBS provides students

CEIBS has established the pioneering career

with the essential toolkit for success in their future

development centre (CDC) for MBA graduates.


According to the Financial Times annual global


About China Europe International Business ranking in recent years, the CEIBS MBA remains Elite & Diverse Student Body CEIBS boasts top outstanding in the category of “Salary Percentage School (CEIBS) CEIBS is a joint venture established in Shanghai in

quality students from over 30 countries. With an

1994 under an agreement between the Chinese

international student rate of 38%, CEIBS has created

government and the EU. It is the first business school

a unique multi-cultural learning environment while

Dynamic Activities Beyond Classroom

in mainland China to offer full-time MBA, Executive

the 55% Chinese students are highly international

Each year students initiate and organize multiple

MBA and Executive Education Programme.

in mindset and experience. At CEIBS, we encourage

high profile events, club activities, international

students from all over the world to involve in the

forums, seminars, and conferences, expanding the

Launched in 1995, the CEIBS MBA Programme is one

community thus making CEIBS experience truly

scope of their professional networks as well as their

of the earliest MBA programme in mainland China,

rewarding. The exposure and interaction in a cross-

knowledge. Various global business competitions

and is now widely recognized within only 15 years.

cultural environment will greatly broaden students’

every year provide excellent opportunities for

• No. 22 Globally, No.1 in Asia for 6 years: Financial

horizon and enhance mutual understanding and

students to practice business fundamentals. They


also offer a platform for students to network with

Australia & New Zealand

Asia Pacific

Times (2004-2009)

global players at other leading business schools and

• No. 4 Top Non-US Business Schools: Forbes (2009) • No.1 Most Valuable Business Schools in China: Forbes China (2005-2009)

Increase” (#5 in 2010).

Extensive Alumni Network and Abundant experience the big challenges in other parts of the Resources world. CEIBS has the longest running MBA programme in

China Focus, Global Experience

mainland China and the biggest EMBA programme

Strategic Location CEIBS main campus is located

in the world. The school boasts the most extensive

in Shanghai – the economic center of China, with

network of MBA and EMBA alumni in mainland

The students at CEIBS represent increasingly diverse

19m residence, accounting for 4.4% of China GDP.

China, with 10,000 graduates worldwide and 1,000

demographics - both regionally and globally -

Shanghai is the most dynamic city and the gateway

added every year.

reflecting the dynamics of China.

Student Profile

to China, and the future financial center. With the renowned reputation and close-knit

2010 Class Profile:

International Faculty CEIBS has experienced faculty

connection with the business community, CEIBS

Total enrollment: .................................180

from more than a dozen countries, each with a solid

bring thousands of C-suite management and

Country and region coverage: ........22

reputation in China focused business management

business professionals to campus by organizing

International students: ......................37%

expertise. The school has been ranked top fifteen

recognized industry and executive forums. CEIBS

Average age: .........................................29

worldwide in terms of the international faculty

also enhances connections with local corporations

Average work experience: ................5.4

according to the Financial Times for seven years (2004-

and MNCs via Chaired professorships, scholarships,

Female student: ...................................36%

2010). The faculty provides top-quality teaching by

and other activities.

Dual Bachelor degree or above: .....31%

incorporating emerging international theories and

Average GMAT: .....................................691 (GMAT>=700,

practices with business environment in China today.

Prosperous Career Opportunities

The cases about China enterprises written by CEIBS

China is the most dynamic and fastest growing


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Programme Type: Full Time MBA

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: May

Joint Degree Programmes Offered: Master of Management in Hospitality

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 600 Min. TOEFL Internet Based Score : 100 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 250 Min. IELTS : 6 Min. Years of Work Experience : 2

Programme Duration: 12 months

Specialisation by Function: Operations and Revenue Management Marketing Real Estate Finance and Investment Consulting Self-Directed Option

Tuition Fee: *USD 59, 175 or SGD 83, 614 *(Fee for Academic Year 2011-2012 is subject to change)

Application Fee : USD ($) 70

Contact: Teo Su Ann Marketing Manager Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management S3-B1A-35, Nanyang Avenue Nanyang Technological University Singapore 639798 Tel: +65 6316 8865 Fax: +65 6794 9796 Email: Web:

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Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management

Specialisation by Industry: Hospitality Management

The MMH offers specialized

Student Profile



Investment, Management,

Alexander Y. Liu, MMH ‘09 Strategy Manager,

Operations and Revenue

Asia Australasia

Management, and a Self-

InterContinental Hotels Group


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specialized concentrations ensure that MMH students


graduate with the breadth

charge of a region, Alex’s role

to work in any sector of the

includes building client relationships and working

hospitality industry, as well

closely with team members in the region to set

as the skills and knowledge

overall strategic direction and priorities aligned to

to pursue a specific niche.

InterContinental Hotels Group business objectives.

The world-renowned faculty

Born and raised in the United States, Alex has worked


in Ithaca and Singapore lead the learning experience

with various media and advertising companies

Management (CNI) is a partnership between Cornell

and serve as a resource for insights on cutting edge

before joining the MMH program.

University’s School of Hotel Administration and

developments in the field, and connections with key

Nanyang Technological University’s Business School

industry leaders.




Strategy Manager in

“My fascination with food, travel, and people, and my

and offers a joint degree – Master of Management

deep passion for Asian culture have naturally drawn

in Hospitality (MMH). Cornell University is the only

MMH students gain incredible career connections

me to the hospitality industry. The MMH program

Ivy League university to offer a master’s program

through continuous interaction with executives and

provided me with a holistic and comprehensive

in hospitality management; The Nanyang Business

an alumni network that spans the globe. Graduates

understanding of this industry, and put me in a

School is a premier business school, ranked in the

of the MMH program are part of a large, global

position where I could take advantage of prime

top 27 MBA programs globally. CNI is housed at

community that facilitates the implementation of

opportunities in Asia.”

the scenic NTU campus in Singapore and aims to

their ideas in a fast-paced business environment.

develop leaders, managers and entrepreneurs for

MMH graduates are entrepreneurs, restaurateurs,

“The joint MMH program provided me a diverse

the Asian hospitality and tourism industry.


learning environment, filled with opportunities to

directors, and managers of hotels, resorts, and spas.




The MMH degree (accredited by AACSB International

connect with a global network of hospitality leaders, and learn from world-renowned faculty. The industry

The MMH degree is the hospitality industry’s

connection was invaluable as it helped me in my job

students spend six months in Singapore and six

gold standard for advanced study; and admission

search. For anyone who has a strong inclination

months in Ithaca, New York. The MMH is equivalent



towards hospitality, but does not know where to

to an MBA and has an exclusive focus on the

demonstrate leadership ability, initiative and a

start, the MMH program is a great way to break-

hospitality industry. MMH students leverage their

commitment to hospitality. Undergraduate degrees

down barriers and jumpstart your career.”

existing knowledge while learning about the

can be in any subject, and must show high academic

hospitality industry in a challenging and fast-paced

achievement. Most importantly, candidates must

environment. This one year investment minimizes

be ready to join a global community of hospitality

opportunity costs, reduces time out of the workforce

leaders who change the world. From Boston

and the overall cost of tuition. The MMH is designed

to Beijing to Bangkok…… from classrooms to

to meet the needs of current industry professionals,

boardrooms in Moscow and Mumbai to guestrooms

career-changers, and recent graduates who have a

in the rainforest and desert oasis……this is the one

passion for hospitality and performance. The MMH

for you.




Australia & New Zealand

and EQUIS) is a one year intensive program, where

Asia Pacific





North America

concentrations - Real Estate

prepares students to be theory-based, actionoriented leaders of executive management teams and entrepreneurial ventures, in the hospitality industry.

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Visionary Leaders Who Create and Innovate Societies

NO. 1 MBA PROGRAM IN JAPAN Nikkei Career Magazine 2008 & 2009 Student Satisfaction Ratings

Yoshito Hori, Founder and Dean GLOBIS


2009 Part-time MBA Program in English

GLOBIS started with just one marketing course in 1992. Now, with over 300 students entering in 2010, it has become the largest* and the highest ranked business school in Japan. In 2012, GLOBIS will launch its full-time MBA program, an important step toward the goal of becoming the No. 1 business school in Asia.

2012 Full-time MBA Program in English

*By graduate program capacity (GLOBIS research).

GLOBIS HISTORY 1992 Founded in Tokyo 1996 Leicester Joint MBA Program 2003 Original MBA Program in Japanese 2006 MBA Program accredited by the Japanese Government (awarded University Status)

GLOBIS SCHOLARSHIP 2011 k Up to 100% coverage of tuition for successful applicants for 2011 Part-time MBA Program k Past recipients have come from the US, Germany, Switzerland, India, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Africa, Nigeria and Turkey.



11/2 Tokyo 11/8 Shanghai 11/10 Taipei 11/13 Hong Kong 11/15 Bangkok 11/17 Manila 11/19 Kuala Lumpur 11/21 Singapore 11/23 Ho Chi Minh City

Dean Yoshito Hori

“Creating the No. 1 Business School in Asia” Founded GLOBIS and Globis Capital Partners after working for Sumitomo Corporation. Featured on the covers of the Wall Street Journal and FORBES as one of the most successful entrepreneurs in Japan. MBA, Harvard Business School; BS, Engineering, Kyoto University.

11/18 Kuala Lumpur 11/20 Singapore

Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University Tel: +81-3-5275-3850 Email:

Global MBA in Kyoto

Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA Only Specialisation by Function: Technology & Innovation Management Global Comparative Management Sustainable Business & Modeling

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: September Programme Duration: 24 months

Tuition Fee: TBA

Contact: Shizu Mizuno, DBS Administrative Director Doshisha University Graduate School of Business Karasuma-Imadegawa, Kamigyo-Ku Kyoto, Pref. Kyoto, 602-8580 Japan

Application Fee : USD ($) 365

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFL 83 (IBT), 220 (CBT), 560 (PBT) Min. IELTS : 6 Min. Years of Work Experience : 2

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Programme Type: Full Time MBA

Tel: +81 (75) 251 4600 Fax: +81 (75) 251 4710 Email: Web:

and innovation management, global comparative management and sustainable business, and the opportunity to participate in overseas seminars in either the US (UC Berkeley), China (Xi’an) or the UK (Cambridge) through the Global Action Project. Alternatively, students may also choose to remain in Japan. The programme is further enhanced

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modules, a choice of specialized study in technology

through Global Intensive Modules where high profile professors from leading overseas business schools (including INSEAD and Oxford) offer courses premised on cutting edge research and long-time teaching experience.

DBS is located in a purpose built facility within the broader Doshisha University campus, itself in the heart of Koyto, and features excellent resources


An oasis of learning

including a dedicated business school library, student project rooms and lounges all of which are secure and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. There are a limited number of opportunities for generous financial support and prospective candidates

Asia Pacific

should make direct enquiries as early as possible.

Student Profile

Class of 2009 & 2010 Admission 19 nationalities Female 24% Male 76% Age average: 28 years old

Vision and mission

economic development of Asia in the 21st century.

Established in 1875, Doshisha University is one of

We see our mission as nurturing a new generation of

Japan’s most prestigious private universities and at

conscientious business leaders capable of meeting

the forefront of cutting-edge education.

the challenges of today’s global business.

Doshisha Business School (DBS) aspires to become a

Course format

global centre of excellence for business education

The DBS Global MBA is a two-year, full-time

and research. Engaging with major institutions in

programme that features an academically robust

Japan and abroad, we seek to contribute to the socio-

and innovative combination of core management

Australia & New Zealand

Work experience average: 4 years

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Programme Type: 1-year Full Time MBA 2-year Full Time MBA DBA Degree Programs offered: MBA DBA Courses Offered: Accountancy & Financial Brand Management Change Management Corporate Governance

Economics Entrepreneurship Finance General Management Innovation Knowledge Management International Management Business Leadership Marketing Operations Management Organisational Behavior Personal Development Strategic Management

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Latin America

Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy (ICS) Full Time Course Information Start Date: September Programme Duration: 12 months / 24 months Tuition Fee: JPY (¥) 535,800 / Per Year (about USD ($) 6200 / Per Year) Matriculation Fee: JPY (¥) 282,000 (upon enrolment) (about USD ($) 3280)

Entry Requirements: GMAT Min. TOEFL: 250 (CBT), 100 (IBT), 600 (PBT) Min. Years of Work Experience: 3 Min. IELTS: N/A Letters of Recommendation: 2 Resume/CV: Optional

Contact: Hitotsubashi University, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy (ICS), National Center of Sciences 2-1-2 Hitotsubashi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8439 Japan.

Application Fee: JPY (¥) 30,000 (about USD ($) 348)

Fax: +81 (3) 4212 3006 Email: Web:

University established a new Graduate School of

Lynch, Morgan Guaranty, McKinsey & Company, A.T.

International Corporate Strategy (ICS) in the heart

Kearney, Fuji Electric, McCann Erickson-Hakuhodo,

of Tokyo to focus on imparting practical knowledge

Mitsubishi Electric, and Sumitomo Bank.

and globally relevant skills through an all-English, global MBA program.

Visit us at to learn more about ICS and our programs.

The ICS vision is derived from our university name, Hitotsubashi, which in Japanese means “one bridge.” Our challenge lies in achieving what appears to be opposing goals. On one hand, we attempt to capitalize on our past, taking advantage of the

Australia & New Zealand

Asia Pacific


long-held traditions at Hitotsubashi University. And

A Message from the Dean

yet on the other, we desire to break free from our

An interviewer once asked me how the ICS MBA

history by relentlessly striving to be an innovative,

program molds global leaders. Instead of giving

unconventional and frame-breaking business school.

her a sales pitch, I quoted from a recent survey of

Our vision at ICS is thus to bridge seemingly divergent

our alumni of how their education at ICS benefitted

forces to ultimately attain the “Best of Two Worlds.”

them. One of our Japanese graduates told us that he had been sent to India to manage a department of

In 2004, ICS was voted the No. 1 MBA program in

50 opinionated and vocal staff. He said, “Everyone

Japan in terms of international orientation by the

has a different opinion and is not afraid to speak

Nikkei Weekly. Our student body is currently 25%

up – just like at ICS!” He said he wouldn’t have had

A truly valuable MBA program is more than just a set

Japanese, 53% Asian, 11% North American, 8%

the skills or confidence to manage a department in

of courses. Companies today are looking for leaders

European, and 3% from other parts of the world.

India if not for his ICS education. Another student

who can motivate people from diverse backgrounds

Each year’s entering class at ICS is intentionally kept

is opening a branch of a leading Chinese bank in

and cultures. They are beginning to understand what

fewer than 60 students. The small student body

Europe – an assignment he would not have received

Hitotsubashi ICS has known all along: that there is no

allows us to keep the student-faculty ratio at about

without an ICS MBA. Yet another is already a CEO, in

single best system of management and to be truly

3:1, and to maintain the seminar system, a special ICS

charge of an acquisition of a 100-year old Japanese

effective, global leaders must understand how to

feature which fosters close, enduring relationships

company by an equally venerable Hongkong-based

resolve the paradoxes presented by these different

between a small group of students and a faculty

multinational. Even though ICS has only 10 years of

ways of doing business. ICS provides an ideal

advisor of their choice.

history, our graduates are already in key positions

environment for developing global leadership skills,

in both Japanese and non-Japanese companies,

with its diverse student body, and its curriculum that

The ICS curriculum is extremely flexible. Students

building bridges between their firms and the rest of

combines skills and knowledge offered by a “global

can choose either a one- or a two-year program.

the world.

standard” MBA program with an emphasis on Japan

Students in both programs take the same required

and Asia. The ICS faculty includes teachers, scholars

courses in the first year. Students staying on for

These are only a few examples, and are a testament

and practitioners who are recognized globally and

a second year design their own program, which

to the way that the ICS MBA not only imparts

are among the premier thought leaders in Japanese

can combine an exchange term at a top business

intellectual tools needed for business management

business today. Our students study Michael Porter

school in another country, an internship with a

but also helps students develop the necessary skills

on strategy, but also read about Zen Buddhism.

leading Japanese or multinational company, elective

to be global leaders in the new economy.

They analyze cases featuring leading multinational

courses, or independent study.

firms and new and innovative Japanese firms. By

I invite you to learn more about the ICS MBA and to

virtue of its diverse student base and study of both

One of the unique features at ICS is our faculty’s real-

Eastern and Western management philosophies, ICS

world work experience in business. In addition to

combines the “Best of Two Worlds.”

being PhD and MBA holders with extensive teaching

Christina Ahmadjian

experience at leading worldwide business schools,


Who we are

about 60% of our full-time faculty members have

Hitotsubashi University

Hitotsubashi University has a 135-year history of

held positions in multinational firms, including

Graduate School of International

turning out “Captains of Industry.” In 2000, the

Boston Consulting Group, First Boston, Merrill

Corporate Strategy (ICS)

consider how it can fit into your career plans.

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The HKUST Business School Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Executive MBA

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: August

Specialisation by Function: Entrepreneurship Finance Marketing General Management in China Consulting

Application Fee : USD ($) 129

Programme Duration: 12 or 16 months

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : August

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 53900 / Total Program Cost

Programme Duration : 24 months

Entry Requirements: Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 250 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. IELTS : 6.5 Min. Years of Work Experience : 2

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 33462 / Total Program Cost

Executive Course Information Start Dates: January Programme Duration : 18 months Tuition Fee : USD ($) 124500 / Total Program Cost

Contact: The HKUST Business School MBA Office, Rm 5601, 5/F, Annex Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Clear Water Bay, Kowloon Hong Kong, Tel: (852) 2358 7539 Fax: (852) 2705 9596 Email: Web:

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Student Profile Asia Adventure far beyond expectations Erik Emilsson Erik has a truly international background,



Sweden and completed his undergraduate degree at UCLA after his high


school education in Europe. He enrolled in HKUST’s Established in 1991, HKUST carries a vision to be a

financial knowledge and management strategies

full-time MBA program to broaden his horizons to

leading university with strong local commitment and

to communications, career-track electives on

include Asia.

significant international impact. Located in Hong

General Management in China, Finance, Consulting,

Kong, the international center that is right at the

Entrepreneurship and Family Business as well as

“It was all about the reputation and exposure to Asia.

doorstep of the world’s new economic powerhouse,

Marketing help students to delve more deeply into

I wanted to diversify my portfolio. Many companies

China, HKUST Business School is characterized by a

the subjects that matter to their future most.

are planning to expand in Asia, so this is the next

Asia Pacific

genuine blend of East meeting West. It was the first

destination to which I would like to extend my

in Asia to be awarded dual accreditation by AACSB in

International Exposure

the U.S. and EQUIS in Europe. HKUST MBA program

An international student body with 92% of students

has been consistently ranked no.1 in Asia by The

from over 25 countries brings in diversity. Kicking

“Hong Kong is one of the most dynamic and

Economist and world No. 9 by Financial Times in

off with the residential and experiential learning

westernized Asian cities and it provides an easy


program, HKUST MBA bonds students of different

transition for me into this part of the world. HKUST

nationalities into a close connection. Following

has the best ranking among the Asian business

World Class Faculty

with cross-cultural teamwork along the program,

schools. I am very excited about what the future

HKUST’s faculty ranked the world’s No. 3 for its

students will be exposed to a lot of new views,

holds for the program” he continued.

“International Faculty” and world’s No. 10 for its

perspectives and experiences with unique and

“Research” by Financial Times. Over 120 full-time

rewarding learning opportunities. Partnering with

“I was expecting to get more knowledge about

faculty members from over 15 countries are all PhD

other 56 leading business schools in 17 countries,

the China market and to be taught by faculty

qualified which assures the MBA students of learning

HKUST further broadens students’ international

with high quality research and credible insights

from the best.

exposure through its exchange program.

to share. My experiences have gone well beyond

Top executives holding leading

Australia & New Zealand

positions in multinational firms are recruited as

reach,” he said.

my expectations. The adjunct faculty is very

adjunct faculty to provide students with substantial

Leadership and Career Enrichment

close to the China market and they have a lot of

industrial insights.

Carrying a vision to train up responsible leader, a

interesting stories and knowledge to share and

flagship core program on responsible leadership and

teach. The diversified student body with over 92% of

China Expertise

ethics is offered to students. Student-driven clubs,

international students has helped me to realize the

HKUST’s expertise in China business offers students

ranging from Finance club to China club, are also

different problem-solving and thinking approaches

with close connections with Chinese practitioners

strongly encouraged and supported by the program.

by people of different cultures. This is a very unique

and insights of the China market through series of

These activities further enrich the academic

and key quality of the school.”

popular China focus courses, Field Trips and wide

experience, build leadership competencies and

range of China cases. It is one of the few business

widen exposure beyond the classroom. Dedicated

schools being capable of studying issues specific to

career services including workshops, coaching by

the emerging markets of China with international

senior HR executives, consultancy service project

research standards. While students build up a

and industry talks are also offered to assist students

strong foundation in business essentials in both

in professional soft skills and career development.

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Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Specialisation by Function: Accountancy & Financial Brand Management Change Management Corporate Governance Crop-Risk Management Entrepreneurship Finance General Management Human Resource Management Information Management Innovation / Knowledge Management

International Management / Business IT Management Leadership Marketing Operations Management Organisational Behavior Risk Management Strategic Management Supply Chain Management Specialisation by Industry: Automotive Banking / Financial Services Consulting Environment Hospitality

Entry Requirements: Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 550 Min. IELTS : 6.0 Min. Years of Work Experience : 3

IT / Telecommunications Media & Entertainment Pharmaceutical / Bio-Medical Public Sector Publishing Venture Capital & Private Equity

Contact: Kyoko Hayakawa, Managing Director The NUCB Graduate School 1-20-1 Nishiki, Naka-ku Nagoya, Aichi 460-0003 Japan

Application Fee : USD ($) 350

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: April September

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Programme Duration: 24 months

Programme Duration : 24 months

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 6300 / Per Semester

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 630 / Per Credit

Tel: +81(0)52 203 8111 Fax: +81(0)52 221 5221 Email: Web:

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Student Profile

Eva De Groote, MBA 2008, Belgium Eva has always been very



different countries and their cultures. Living in a small country like Belgium has created in her the urge to explore more of the world, and has led her to the Netherlands, Australia and Japan. Her studies in aerospace engineering contributed


to her personal development, and increased her awareness in environmental issues such as global warming and climate change. Studying in Japan, one of the world’s strongest

Asia Pacific

A World Leading Business School in the Heart Global MBA Program economies, offers students the chance to gain Excellence is a hallmark of the NUCB Graduate understanding in the Asian approach to thinking of Japan Nagoya University of Commerce & Business (NUCB)

School, and our MBA degree supports this tradition

about and running businesses.

was established in 1953. The mission of NUCB is based

with a highly innovative and rigorous educational

booming Asian economy, especially in China and

on our school motto ‘Frontier Spirit’. In all graduate



India, learning business skills in Japan has many

school divisions, we endeavor to meet the highest

tradition has always been about helping business

advantages. For me, it will be a major benefit when

global standards in management education and

professionals become valued leaders in their chosen

going back to Europe, where business relations

the challenge of training highly skilled professionals

field. Moreover, our programme was designed to

between East and West are becoming more and

who possess a global perspective, a strong sense of

provide ample opportunity for MBA candidates to

more important with every passing day.”

ethics, as well as the ability to contribute positively

develop the skills and thought processes necessary

to both the domestic and international business

to effectively manage changing technological

The international dimension of the Global MBA at


environments. Exposing our students to the social,

NUCB broadens Eva’s personal and professional

environmental, political, ethical, and international

network as well as her sensitivity to other


factors shaping the global marketplace is an integral

cultures by giving her the opportunity to study

The NUCB Graduate School is the first MBA

part of the teaching and training approach at NUCB.

among classmates from diverse backgrounds





Australia & New Zealand

programme in Japan to hold dual accreditation

and nationalities.

“With the

“Studying at NUCB not only

from both AACSB International and the Association

The goal of the NUCB MBA programme is to instill

contributes to my management skills, but also

of MBAs. These hallmarks of excellence bestowed

in our students the motivation for embarking upon

enlarges my equally important international and

upon NUCB by AACSB and AMBA cement NUCB’s

or enhancing successful and rewarding careers in

cultural development.”

strategic initiative to be the best of the best among

global business environments. Our faculty and staff

business schools in Japan and Asia. In this age of

members provide students with the knowledge and

Being a top business school in Japan, NUCB has

globalization, international recognition by such

skills needed for future employment and leadership

acquired AACSB and AMBA accreditation, which will

prestigious accrediting bodies as AACSB and AMBA


be important for Eva when she sits down to talk with

signifies our continued commitment to maintaining

future employers about her graduate education and

quality assurance and preservation of the highest

its role in shaping her international experience.

global standards.

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School of Business Bond University Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA - Domestic only Executive MBA - Domestic only

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 230 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 570 Min. IELTS : 6.5 Min. Years of Work Experience : 3

Marketing Specialisation by Industry: Banking/Financial Services Consulting IT

Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + Master of Accounting, MBA + Master of Finance, MBA + Master of Information Technology, MBA + Master of International Hotel and Resort Management

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: January, September Programme Duration: 12 months

Specialisation by Function: Finance Information Technology Global Business

Application Fee : USD 0 Part Time Course Information Start Dates : January, May, September

Tuition Fee: USD 37,000 / Total Program Cost

Tuition Fee : USD 37,000 / Total Program Cost Executive Course Information Start Dates: April, August Programme Duration : 13 months

Contact: Kelly Kohler Marketing & Student Liaison Officer School of Business Bond University QLD 4229 Australia Tel: +61 7 5595 1101 Fax: +61 7 5595 2209 Email: Web:

Tuition Fee : USD 46,500

Programme Duration : 24 months

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Student Profile

Jennifer Cronin Vice-President, Sales & Marketing – Dusit International, Bangkok 1989 - Enrolled in Bond University’s augural MBA cohort with the goal of redirecting her career path in the hotel industry towards corporate management, attracted by Bond’s entrepreneurial spirit as a fledgling university.


1990 - Graduated from the MBA program with a Bond University’s School of Business is Australia’s

And by scheduling three semesters per year, Bond’s

new outlook on the business world.

first and most dynamic private business school,

School of Business allows students to fast-track their

Immediately appointed Director of Sales & Marketing

dedicated to grooming individuals for executive-

studies, graduating twelve months or more ahead

at Sheraton Darwin Hotel.

level management careers in the global marketplace.

of their competitors from other universities. Many students apply this time saved to gaining practical

1993 - 1995 - Applied MBA skills to other

With a clear charter to foster leadership skills and

experience through an internship placement or

industries, taking on senior management and

entrepreneurial vision, our undergraduate and

broadening their international perspective by

marketing roles in health care and education.

postgraduate degree programs are distinguished by

undertaking an overseas exchange with one of our

the application of the very latest academic theory to

partner institutions.

Asia Pacific Australia & New Zealand

1995 - Headhunted by Kooralbyn Hotel Resort to take on the role of General Manager, successfully

the complexities of real-life corporate case studies. Ultimately, the success of the Bond Business formula


Internationally recognised academics and high

is borne out by the achievements of our graduates.

administration and restructured the company for its


new ownership.











When compared with Australia’s leading Group of

theoretical knowledge and practical experience to

Eight universities, our job placement success rate is

develop flexible undergraduate and postgraduate

second to none1, with our graduates receiving a ‘five

1997-2001 - Successive management roles in the

degree programs in accounting, economics, finance,

star’ starting salary2.

hotel industry for major international chains such as Holiday Inn and Hyatt.

management, marketing, international business, human resource management, e-commerce and

Around Australia and around the world, you’ll find

business administration.

that our alumni have progressed rapidly through

2001 - 2005 - Relocated to Singapore as Area

the career ranks, rising to the upper echelon of

Director of Marketing, providing sales and marketing

Studying in Bond’s trademark small classes, students

senior management in blue-chip corporations such

leadership to 14 Hyatt International properties in

gain further insight from the personalised teaching

as Macquarie Bank, Virgin, Deutche Bank, Goldman

South East Asia.

approach and one-on-one mentoring offered

Sachs and KPMG.

2005 - Appointed Executive Assistant Manager

by these professors, lecturers and industry guest speakers.

Actively recruited straight out of university, they

of Sales & Marketing for the Ritz-Carlton Millenia

have brought their ambitions to life by gaining

Singapore, guided the hotel to highest room

At Bond’s world-class campus on Queensland’s

director, partner and boardroom status at a relatively

revenues in the property’s ten year history.

Gold Coast, students also have easy access to the

young age.

2007- 2009 - Appointed Vice President of Sales &

very latest state-of-the-art resources and specialist teaching facilities specifically designed to mirror the

1. 2005 Graduate Destination Survey and Course

corporate environment, such as the Macquarie Bank

Experience Questionnaire

Trading Room where stock market theory is applied

2. 2010 Good Universities Guide

Marketing for Dusit International in Bangkok.

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La Trobe University Graduate School of Management

Specialisation by Function: Accountancy & Financial Corporate Governance

Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: January, April, July, September Programme Duration: 15 months Tuition Fee: USD ($) 30600 / Total Program Cost

: 240 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 580 Min. IELTS : 6.5 Min. Years of Work Experience : 2 Application Fee : USD ($) 70 Part Time Course Information Start Dates : January, April, June, September Programme Duration : 30 months

• Master of International Business • Master of Marketing Management

Student Profile

• Doctor of Philosophy

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 30600 / Total Program Cost Contact: La Trobe University Graduate School of Management Melbourne, Victoria 3086 Australia Tel: +61 3 9479 3100 Fax: +61 3 9479 3144 Email: Web:

Mr Raymond Oguntade Full-time MBA Student Before I chose to study the

The Graduate School of Management offers subjects

MBA at La Trobe University,

that give students greater flexibility, whether they

I had worked for 10 years

are upgrading their skills or seeking a competitive

in a management role in

edge in their careers. The program consists of seven


core subjects and nine elective subjects. Subjects

position, I had developed

are taught in a variety of modes, including day and

some managerial skills but felt I needed training

night classes and block modes, providing maximum

in management and administration to further

flexibility for the student.

my career. That was the basis of my decision to




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Government Public Sector

Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + MHSA MBA/Master of Information Technology, MBA/Master of Telecommunication Engineering, MBA/Master of Electronic Engineering MBA/Master of Biotechnology

Entrepreneurship Finance General Management Human Resource Management Information Management Leadership Marketing Organisational Behavior Risk Management Strategic Management Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility

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Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA

undertake the MBA program at the Graduate School

Other GSM MBA Features

of Management.

The flexible MBA for General Managers

Each year students are offered the chance to do a

The La Trobe community is wonderful and

The flexible, generalist MBA offered at the Graduate

research project with our partners across Asia and

accommodating, and the environment is very

School of Management (GSM) provides candidates

Europe. This international experience provides

conducive and supportive to any student regardless

with the opportunity to graduate with a global

students with the opportunity to travel abroad and

of background and origin. Throughout the program,

perspective on management issues. Dedicated,

experience foreign business cultures first hand.

the academic and support staff at the school have

5-star rated lecturers that are active researchers with

Exchange Program

a program that is relevant to the workplace today.

Excellent links with international institutions allow

The lecturers have definitely broadened my

The School’s emphasis on recruiting from many

MBA students the opportunity to spend up to

horizon and given me new perspective on my own

countries around the world provides international

two terms abroad at one of the School’s exchange

managerial capabilities, through their engaging

and Australian candidates with a truly international

partners around the world.

teaching style. This has certainly expanded my

experience. Networking opportunities following on

career opportunities as their views and experiences

from the friendships made while at the GSM reach

GSM Alumni

have contributed greatly to new my new business

into the future and across the globe.

The Graduate School of Management is a relatively


young business school but already has 3000 In 2008, the GSM became the first Victorian

graduates on its alumni database. Alumni have

Throughout my career, I have worked in the

business school to sign the UN-backed Principles

access to a range of programs through the La Trobe

multinational companies with colleagues from all

for Responsible Management Education (PRME). The

Alumni Association. An Alumni Dinner is organised

corners of the world and it has been rewarding

dedication to responsible management principles

in Australia annually.

to study with students from all over the world at

is adapted into all of the School’s curricula, research

my knowledge and helped me to communicate

Graduate School of Management students enjoy

more freely with other cultures and to understand

A flexible four terms per year provides prospective

world-class library facilities, 24 hour access to

different views on how to do business.

students access to the program at the beginning

computer laboratories, sports and recreational

of any of the four terms. Each term consists of ten

facilities and the opportunity to participate in

Having an MBA degree will definitely enhance my

weeks with an additional week of final assessments

professional and social clubs. The University also

managerial performance; improve my professional

and one week of vacation.

provides access to Medical Centre facilities and a

job role and improve my in-depth knowledge on

dental service.

how to analyse business situation and environment

Program Details:

and create relevant solution. CRICOS Provider No. (Bundoora Campus): 00115M

• Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

Australia & New Zealand

the GSM. The experience has certainly broadened

Facilities and Services

• Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

Asia Pacific

been very helpful and always approachable.

international business operations experience offer

and teaching methodologies.


International study tours

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Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA

Organisational Behavior Strategic Management Supply Chain Management

Specialisation by Function: Accountancy & Financial General Management Human Resource Management International Management / Business IT Management Leadership Marketing Operations Management

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: January, June Programme Duration: 12 months

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 45,802 / Total Program Cost (subject to exchange rate variance) Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 240 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 580 Min. IELTS : 6.5 Min. Years of Work Experience : 5

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : January, April, June, September Programme Duration : 24 months Tuition Fee : USD ($) 45,803 / Total Program Cost (subject to exchange rate variance)

Contact: Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University Sydney, NSW 2109 Australia Tel: +61 2 9850 9017 Fax: +61 2 9850 9022 Email: Web:

Application Fee : USD ($) 89.43

students with active professional careers and can be completed in one year of full-time study or two

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to three years of part-time study, depending on country of enrolment. MGSM provides a superior level of support to students throughout the duration of their program including a dedicated Careers Service and a Mentoring Program. Upon graduating students continue to benefit from a network of more than 13,000 alumni in 51 countries around the world. MGSM: Where successful people go to go further


Student Profile

Adam Wardell National Hospital Business Consultant Novartis Pharmaceuticals Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM)

participants to the perspective of functional


is the second oldest business school in Australia and

managers; and adopts the perspective of the


celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2009. Over the

general manager, developing the expertise to steer

past 40 years MGSM, as one of the leading business

an organisation toward achieving and sustaining

“I still remember a mentor

schools in the Asia-Pacific region, has developed

competitive advantage.

of mine saying ‘Your MBA

Asia Pacific

a reputation for providing high quality, flexibile

will define your career’. I

postgraduate business education. MGSM programs

MGSM’s high entry standards ensure students

took great care in researching the different aspects

extend and challenge students and provide very

bring considerable work experience and expertise

of schools with a strong reputation within Australia,

relevant, higher management and leadership skills

to the classroom environment. MGSM has been

in the quest to ensure the best investment for my

for the leaders of the future.

consistently ranked #1, #2 or #3 in the world for

future, and the best environment to learn. MGSM

student quality (Economist Intelligence Unit, Which

was a fantastic decision as it provided a wide range

MBA? Global Full-time MBA Rankings).

of experience in the student body, a thought-

MGSM has two campuses in Sydney, one at

Australia & New Zealand

Macquarie University in North Ryde and another

provoking academic staff and collaborative learning

in the Sydney CBD. It also has a highly regarded

Students are able to share in the collective

that spanned many industries. However, MGSM

campus in Hong Kong. The school is consistently

knowledge and experience of their fellow students,

is defined by its active learning platform in which

ranked and rated;The Economist FT MBA Survey,

while MGSM’s highly qualified faculty bring

the rich tapestry of these elements is realised –

The Financial Times, AFR Boss MBA survey, Good

“real-world” expertise to the classroom. MGSM

discussions in class would inspire intellectually,

Universities Guide and the MBA Career Guide. The

provides a learning environment which enables

and would stimulate personal reflection, delivering

program is renowned for its quality, flexibility and

those managers who will guide future competitive

learning on two levels. My MBA from MGSM has

extensive subject range. MGSM’s MBA is intensive

advantage to access knowledge and skills that will

given me an outstanding career springboard,

and rigorous, with a strong emphasis on workplace

keep them at the forefront of management theory

and has equipped me with tools that will ensure I


and practice.

engage intelligently at all levels of business, and thus maximise my career potential.”







In line with MGSM’s flexibility, students are able to

perspective, focusing on the competitive advantage

pursue a general management program, or follow

of the enterprise. The MGSM MBA emphasises

a specialist management program. The MGSM MBA

a general grounding in management; exposes

has been specifically structured to suit the needs of

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Specialisation by Function: Accountancy & Financial E-Commerce / Business Economics Entrepreneurship Finance General Management Human Resource Management Innovation / Knowledge Management

Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting FMCG - Fast Moving Consumer Goods IT / Telecommunications Non - Profit Organisation Oil & Gas Pharmaceutical / Bio-Medical Public Sector Retail / Consumer Goods Venture Capital & Private Equity

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: January, September

Application Fee : Please refer to website

Tuition Fee : Please refer to website

Programme Duration: 16 months

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : January, May, August

Tuition Fee: Please refer to website

Programme Duration : 36 months

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 570 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 250 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 610 Min. IELTS : 7 Min. Years of Work Experience : 2

Tuition Fee : Please refer to website

Contact: National Enquiry Centre Melbourne Business School The University of Melbourne 200 Leicester Street Carlton, Victoria 3053 Australia

Executive Course Information Start Dates: October Programme Duration : 14 months

A Global Business School

Learning at MBS continues outside the classroom

Melbourne Business School (MBS) is renowned

where students are encouraged to participate in

for consistently delivering high quality learning

wider school life. Extracurricular activities offered

experiences and leading edge business outcomes

at MBS are vast and include forums, seminars and

since offering Australia’s first MBA in 1963.

industry events organised by the Career Centre and

Student Profile

David Appelberg Manager, Bain & Company Origin: Course: Industry:

Alumni teams. Students can also join a wide range MBS is one of the leading business schools in Asia

Tel: +61 3 9349 8788 Fax: +61 3 9349 8799 Email: Web:

of clubs and societies tailored to individual interests.


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Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + JD MBA + Master of Marketing MBA + MIS

International Management / Business Leadership Marketing Operations Management Organisational Behavior Strategic Management E-Business

MBA, 2006 Professional

Services - Consulting

Pacific for management education and executive development delivered through Mt Eliza Executive

The quality of the education provided by MBS is


consistently confirmed by leading international

Prior to obtaining his MBA in 2006, David Appelberg

publications. The flagship MBA program is ranked

worked in London for online travel agent Expedia.

Firmly grounded in Australia’s leading tertiary insti-

No. 1 in Asia Pacific and 17th globally in The

Com as a product manager. Now David is now

tution, The University of Melbourne, MBS is jointly

Economist’s ‘Which MBA 2010’ report.

working at top-tier consulting firm, Bain & Company

established, owned and led by corporate Australia and

development programs delivered through Mt Eliza

the University – with ongoing involvement and support

Executive Education ranked No.1 in Asia Pacific for

from the business community across all programs.

both 2008 and 2009 by The Financial Times.

The school attracts faculty who are respected

All programs have received formal international

Melbourne to raise their 13-month daughter and

teachers, and world leaders in their fields. They are

recognition obtaining full EQUIS accreditation – an

3-week old son. Back then, after the move, they

actively engaged with business and bring their up-

independent stamp of quality assurance by the

lived on their savings and a student allowance for 16

to-date knowledge to the classroom.

European Foundation for Management Development.

months while David did his MBA full-time. It paid off.

MBS offers students a culturally-rich, boutique busi-

Students graduate from MBS and forge successful

ness school experience with more than 70 countries

careers while continuing their relationship with the

represented in the classroom. This creates an

school as alumni. This prestigious network comprises

David decided to do an MBA to improve his career

environment where students learn about business from

over 14,000 members and spans the globe.

opportunities, to get broader business experience


as a management consultant.


Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Executive MBA

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Melbourne Business School The University of Melbourne

His reinvention began with a decision in 2005 to relocate from London to his wife’s home town of

He graduated top of his class and was awarded the

a global perspective while developing intercultural

and to develop and grow as a leader. Going into

communications skills in high demand by corporations.

management consulting after his MBA he has

Asia Pacific

Clemenger prize.

even steeper than the one he experienced at MBS.

foster the highest levels of leadership, give students

He adds that this type of exposure is only possible at

the skills they need to shape the future and address

top-tier consulting companies.

the critical issues faced by managers today. MBS graduates are leaders equipped to cope with

“There is a huge difference between consulting

marketplace challenges.

companies,” he says. “The biggest advantage of the MBS MBA is that all the top-tier consulting companies hold recruitment drives at the school.”

Lectures are immersive spaces where students learn from both peers and faculty. Faculty bring their research and consulting experience to the classroom

The school’s diverse structure, world-class teaching

He claims another advantage about doing an MBA at

ensuring that best-practice business knowledge is at

standards and commitment to its alumni ensures

MBS is the diversity of the students and faculty.

the forefront of all teaching. Peers bring their diverse

that MBS is a truly international school with an

backgrounds, work histories, industry knowledge and

impact that is felt around the world.

creates a dynamic learning environment.

“I now have friends living all around the world that I can drop-in on whenever I’m travelling,” he says.

life experience with them to MBS. This combination

Australia & New Zealand

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Monash University Faculty of Business and Economics

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Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA

Business IT Management Leadership Marketing Operations Management Organisational Behavior Personal Development Risk Management Strategic Management Supply Chain Management Professional Practice Management

Specialisation by Function: Accountancy & Financial Change Management Corporate Governance E-Commerce / Business Economics Entrepreneurship Finance General Management Health Care Management Human Resource Management Information Management International Management /

Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Consulting FMCG - Fast Moving Consumer Goods

Min. Years of Work Experience : 5

IT / Telecommunications Pharmaceutical / Bio-Medical Public Sector

Application Fee : USD ($) 47

Full Time Course Information Start Dates: February

Part Time Course Information Start Dates : February

Programme Duration: 24 months

Programme Duration : 48 months

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 43145 / Total Program Cost

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 43145 / Total Program Cost

Entry Requirements: Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 600 Min. IELTS : 7

• The corporate project will equip students

North America

with core consultancy and investigative


Tel: +61 3 9903 2807 Fax: +61 3 9903 2718 Email: Web:

Student Profile

skills and provide an opportunity to

Robert Adès


Bachelor of Engineering





management problem.

(Industrial and Computing)

• MBA students will experience a more

1983, MBA 2007

integrated cohort approach, working

The Monash MBA aims to develop individual

through the program together, giving

A key entry requirement

rise to increased professional networking

of the Monash MBA is

opportunities, and a solid basis for the


development of future relationships as


professional, work


program alumni.

ience. Robert has over 20 years’ experience as

• The program will be delivered in a

CEO, Managing Director and Operations Manager

combination of intensive block and

of different companies ranging from wealth

semester modes.

management to manufacturing.

leadership and personal capabilities and provide an holistic approach to business challenges and issues

Who should apply?


alongside conventional discipline-based academic

The new Monash MBA is aimed at career

deciding on Monash. He has found the quality

subjects. The program emphasises the development

professionals with the capability and ambition to

of teaching to be high and has received good



be future leaders; who have a truly international

support and feedback from the academic staff.

awareness of the moral and ethical responsibilities

outlook; who are both independent thinkers and

‘The coursework is balanced and realistically

of management as a professional practice.

team players and who bring a diversity of experience

paced, although not a light load. If you put in the

and insight to the program.

work, you are rewarded, which is the way it should





Outstanding quality

Asia Pacific

Contact: Manager, MBA Program Monash University Faculty of Business and Economics Building N 27 Sir John Monash Drive Caulfield East, Victoria 3145 Australia





be’ Robert says. ‘I have enjoyed the collegiate

One of the premier MBA programs in Australia, the

A sophisticated educational experience

atmosphere, and the recognition by the lecturers

Monash MBA is regularly ranked in the top 100 in

Personal development activities are designed to

that there is a lot of experience amongst the

the world. The program’s international standing is

complement academic studies and form an integral

student body. They are astute enough to allow

reflected in its accreditation by the Association of

part of the Monash MBA program. These activities

contribution, discussion and debate within the

MBAs (AMBA) and the Faculty is accredited by the

range from intensive orientation sessions, to critical

class. Hence lectures are more interactive and

European Quality Improvement Standard (EQUIS).

thinking and communication, developing skills

enjoyable, not a one-way street.’

Monash University is one of the Group of Eight,

in self-analysis and dynamics of group behaviour,

Australia’s leading universities, recognised for

leadership development, mentoring, and career

The library, IT, research facilities and access to

excellence in research, scholarship and teaching.

development strategies.

databases at Monash have been an essential part of

The redesigned program brings together the best

The program is delivered at the Caulfield campus of

wide wireless LAN and internet portal have proved

aspects of the top MBAs around the world.

Monash University. The campus has excellent public

invaluable. ‘I can operate from my laptop virtually

• The new Monash MBA program comprises 12

transport links to the Melbourne CBD and the south-

anywhere, anytime, and would be lost without this

units and a 4-unit Corporate Project, offered over

eastern suburbs and a multi-storey carpark. The


two years (full-time), with the option to accelerate

purpose-built MBA suite comprises lecture theatres,

progress through the program to complete

student lounges, reading rooms and breakout

Robert firmly believes that his MBA proved to be the

it in around 15 months (based on academic

facilities all equipped with wi-fi, computing and

catalyst for change in his career. He has this advice

achievement after completion of specified units).

state of the art audio-visual technologies. Students

to those contemplating a Monash MBA: ‘Work hard,

• Building on our world leading reputation for

also have access to the outstanding library resources

be prepared for a busy time and make yourself a

of the university.

valuable team member. You will learn from your

Australia & New Zealand

the overall experience for Robert, and the campus






new program gives further emphasis to the

fellow students and make lifelong friends in the

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Full Time Course Information Start Dates: March, May, July, September. Summer entry in November and January. Programme Duration: 18 months

Programme Duration : 36 months

Contact: Team Leader Student Enquiries Brisbane Graduate School of Business, QUT B Block Gardens Point (city) campus 2 George Street Brisbane, Queensland 4001 Australia

Tuition Fee : USD ($) 10,000 / Per Semester

Application Fee : USD ($) 40 Part Time Course Information Start Dates : March, May, July, September. Summer entry in November and January

Tel: + 61 (7) 3138 2050 Fax: + 61 (7) 3138 1055 Email: Web:

exchange with institutions in a wide variety of

admission, enrolment, administrative and teaching

destinations around the world.

support throughout your studies.

• We actively encourage and support you to participate in global entrepreneurship MBA

Further information


Visit our website to find out more about the QUT MBA advantage.

Entrepreneurial expertise and innovation QUT’s Faculty of Business is renowned for its depth

Student Profile

of expertise and excellence in entrepreneurship

José Grande,

research and education. Our MBA program is unique


because we regard the skills of entrepreneurship

CBC Aust Pty Ltd

International recognition, established links with

and innovation as part of the necessary kit for

QUT MBA Graduate, 2008

the business community, excellence in research

today’s contemporary executive and decision maker.

performance, and a reputation for producing highly

Through your QUT MBA you will have developed

employable graduates, has made QUT’s Faculty

the skills for thinking creatively and innovatively,

Why did you choose QUT’s MBA?

of Business one of the most respected business

enabling you to make decisions to provide your

I chose to study with QUT because of the University’s

faculties in Australia. The Brisbane Graduate School

organisation with a competitive strategic advantage.

international recognition and the fact that the QUT’s



Faculty of Business holds triple accreditation – with

of Business (BGSB) provides you with access to innovatively structured courses that will prepare you

Networking and career opportunities

AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS. I also appreciated the

with the managerial skills and expertise necessary to

Our students have the opportunity to gain practical

flexibility of QUT’s MBA – the structure allowed

contribute effectively at senior organisational levels.

skills and experiences while establishing solid

me to fulfil my study, professional and personal

industry connections through case analysis, practical

obligations. QUT is also conveniently located within

World class quality

activities and peer interaction. Our MBA curriculum

the Brisbane CBD.

QUT’s business degrees are recognised interna-

is enhanced through additional student enrichment

tionally. QUT’s Faculty of Business is a member of

activities such as our internships, mentoring program,

a select group of less than one per cent of business

Master Classes, and career development seminars.

What did you gain from studying alongside your fellow students? QUT offers cultural diversity, fantastic staff and nice

schools internationally that holds the prestigious ‘triple crown’ of international accreditation—US-

We work closely with the Brisbane Executive Club

facilities. I had the opportunity to exchange diverse

based AACSB International, European-based EQUIS

and Fostering Executive Women, the BGSB alumni

experiences with fellow classmates, who came from

and UK-based AMBA. We were the first Australian

chapters, to provide opportunities for current

many different countries and many different careers.

business school to achieve this distinction.

students and graduates of our MBA to develop links

My professional networks have been expanded and

with the wider business community by facilitating

my career pathway has changed.

Industry links and international focus

professional development opportunities and local

We have long standing links with private and

and international social and business networking.

Course benefits The experience of earning my QUT MBA was 100%

public organisations locally and internationally. The curriculum of our MBA program is continually

Exclusive facilities and dedicated support

evolving and developing to meet the dynamic needs

Our MBA candidates have access to modern

new level in your life and changes the way you see

of the local and international business community.



things. The MBA has improved my ability to cope

Our graduates operate in the global marketplace,

wireless access, exclusive computing facilities and

with different problems in a very wide range of areas.

so we ensure that you are engaged with domestic

multimedia-equipped facilities. In addition our

I am more able to understand different contexts and

industry as well as with the international environment

MBA’s have 24-hour access to a dedicated computer

provide solutions in an innovative way. I encourage

as much as possible during your studies.

lab, private and group study rooms and lounges.

and drive change. Leading people has become a




worthwhile. It is an experience that lifts you into a

relevant factor in my work life. Today, businesses are

• Our teaching staff have significant international experience and connections with corporate

The Faculty has its own Student Services Centre

moving fast and they have to deal with aggressive


and International Student Office. Our helpful staff

competitors and markets. MBA graduates are not

and student learning advisers can assist you with

afraid to make decisions and we are not risk-adverse.

• We encourage you to undertake international

North America

Tuition Fee: USD ($) 10,000 / Per Semester


Specialisation by Function: Accountancy Corporate Governance Entrepreneurship Finance Health Care Management Human Resource Management International Management / Business IT Management

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : 550 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 230 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 580 Min. IELTS : 6.5 Min. Years of Work Experience : 3

Asia Pacific

Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA + MBus (Master of Business)

Leadership Marketing Project Management Public Relations Management Strategic Management Philanthropy & Nonprofit Study

Australia & New Zealand

Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA

Latin America

Brisbane Graduate School of Business QUT

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Latin America

The University of Adelaide Business School Programme Type Full time MBA Part time MBA Full time MBA (Advanced) Part time MBA (Advanced) Joint Degree Programmes Offered MBA Only

Part Time Course Information Start Dates: January, May, September Tuition Fee USD ($) 34,849 Total Program Cost MBA USD ($) 46,478 Total Program Cost MBA (Advanced)

Full-time Course Information Start Dates: January, May, September

Entry Requirements: GMAT Score : 550 Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score 230 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score: 570 Min. IELTS : 7.0 Min. Years of Work Experience : 3

Contact: Ms Belinda Kon Faculty of the Professions The University of Adelaide South Australia 5005 Australia

Application Fee: USD ($) 84

Tel: +61 8 8313 0331 Fax: +61 8 8303 4521 Email: Web:

Programme Duration: Full time MBA – up to 1.5 years Full time MBA (Advanced) – up to 2 years

Pride in Professionalism Our MBA attracts high calibre

North America

are level




Student Profile

Dr Bill Griggs AM ASM MBA Class of 2009

who senior



professionals from a diverse

Positions prior to MBA:

range of commercial and

Director of Trauma Services

government organisations,

Royal Adelaide Hospital,

both local and international.


Their varied professional

Disaster Controller South


Australian Health; Director




rich learning environment, which fosters unique long-




Emergency Medical Retrieval.

lasting business and social networks.

Australia & New Zealand

Asia Pacific


A History of Excellence

Despite many years in the workforce including a number of leadership roles both in acute medical

Established in 1874, The University of Adelaide is

Cutting Edge Curriculum

care and also in national and international disaster

one of Australia’s finest universities, with a strong

At Adelaide we seek to provide a solid grounding in

response, I was always aware of my lack of formal

international reputation. It enjoys status as a first

academic disciplines relevant to management. You

management training. I joined the University of

rate, forward-looking and innovative university and

will acquire the conceptual and analytical abilities

Adelaide MBA program for an initial leadership

regularly attracts more research funding per capita

you need to make and carry out decisions at a senior

subject to see what it was like and if it would be

than any other university in Australia. In 2009, it

managerial level. You will learn tools and techniques

of value to me. That one subject taught me a

was ranked number 81 in the world by the THES-

which you will be able to immediately apply. You will

lot about myself and also about the science of

QS World University Rankings and is a member

also take away practical frameworks and ideas that


of the prestigious Australian ‘Group of Eight’ elite

you can use in your workplace. Your learning will

practice with improvements in my efficiency and in


It led to immediate changes in my

The Adelaide MBA was recently

involve the application of academic theory, and case

my effectiveness. Since then each subject along the

awarded 5 Star status by the Graduate Management

studies, readings and exercises will bring the theory

way has led to useful increases in my knowledge and

Association of Australia.

to life.

further insights, and also invariably to immediate

Delivering world-class programs, our Business

Flexible and Conducive Learning

School is the premier provider of tertiary business

Subjects are offered in trimesters, commencing

Recently I led a South Australian Disaster Medical

programs in South Australia. We combine cutting-

late January, May, and September. Each trimester is

Assistance Team to Samoa following the 2009

edge research with real-world industry experience

approximately 13 weeks. Our class sizes are limited

Tsunami. In doing this I made use of many of the

to deliver programs that are stimulating, relevant,

to 35 students. International students are valued

skills and much of the knowledge that I have learnt

and provide our students with sought-after skills

members of the School community and account for

during my MBA studies.

that are transportable to any profession. We bring

around 15% of total student numbers . You will also

together a powerful team of over 70 academics who

have the opportunity to undertake study abroad at

The Adelaide MBA has taught me the science of

have a wealth of experience in teaching, researching,

prestigious Business Schools and to receive financial

business management but also so much more. It has

consulting and business practice. They are at the


opened my eyes to the science of managing people.

practical results.

forefront of global business research and have truly international perspectives.

I wish I had done it 20 years ago. The city of Adelaide, which is in South Australia, is a welcoming multicultural city with a safe living


pursuit of AACSB accreditation has raised


our School’s profile in the global arena and has created opportunities for links with the world’s top

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universities. In addition we have close affiliations with crucial professional bodies.

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Full Time Course Information Start Dates: MBA January (Session 2) May (Session 5) August (Session 9) Executive MBA February Master of International Business January (Session 1) May (Session 4) August (Session 8)

Programme Duration: MBA 12 months Executive MBA 22 months intensive weekend mode Master of International Business 8 months Tuition Fee: MBA AUD$31,488 Total Program Cost (24 courses) Executive MBA AUD $36,000 Total Program Cost (24 courses) Master of International Business AUD $21,000 Total Program Cost (8 courses) We offer Scholarships to qualified students – full details are available on our website

Entry Requirements: For all our programs applicants from a non-English speaking background must demonstrate an IELTS (Academic) overall score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in all subtests, or equivalent MBA Bachelor’s degree Min. Years of Work Experience: 2 Plus individual assessment of prior academic achievement and work experience and/or GMAT Executive MBA Bachelor’s degree (or other evidence of ability to study at graduate level) Min. Years of Work Experience: 5 at senior managerial level Plus interview

Master of International Business: Bachelor’s degree in business or related field or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4 on a 7 point scale (ie: equivalent to pass grade) Part Time Course Information Start Dates : January (Session 2) May (Session 5) August (Session 9) Executive MBA February Master of International Business January (Session 1) May (Session 4) August (Session 8) Programme Duration: MBA 24 months Executive MBA 22 months intensive weekend mode Master of International Business 16 months

Tuition Fee: MBA: AUD $1,312 per course Executive MBA: AUD $1,500 per course Master of International Business AUD $2,625 per course We offer Scholarships to qualified students – full details are available on our website Contact: Faculty of Business University of the Sunshine Coast Sippy Downs Drive Sippy Downs 4556 Queensland Australia Tel: 61 (0) 7 5430 1221 Fax: 61 (0) 7 5430 1231 Email: Web:

Our 6 credit point courses allow you the flexibility to begin applying your new knowledge and skills promptly in your business environment and then to

North America

Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Executive MBA (weekend intensive mode) Full Time Master of International Business Part Time Master of International Business

Latin America

University of the Sunshine Coast Faculty of Business

build on this knowledge with a suite of other courses that amplify and develop the initial topics studied. Strong partnerships with business and community organisations within the region enable students to conduct research in industry, work on real business issues and develop a network of business contacts. innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship in response to industry trends


The Faculty has also developed niche courses in

The University of the Sunshine Coast has over 7,000 students enrolled, but one of our key commitments is to retaining ‘human scale’ – here you will never be just a number or a face in the crowd. Your teaching staff will know your name and you will be supported in your studies by a range of academic support services designed to assist you to achieve the best

As a Master’s student you’ll also have access to the Master’s Club - a dedicated space for postgraduate students offering 24 hour access and facilities to facilitate either individual study requirements or a

Asia Pacific

result you can.

place to discuss issues with your fellow postgraduate The Faculty of Business at the University of the

can now choose to study on-line, on campus or

Sunshine Coast (Queensland, Australia) prides itself

a combination of both modes according to their

on offering flexible and innovative programs. We

own evolving needs. Our postgraduate programs

Our Faculty, while relatively small, has gained a

understand the needs of postgraduate students

offer a large range of entry points throughout the

strong reputation for the quality of its teaching

seeking a qualification that offers them the knowledge

year allowing our students the flexibility to start

and is also building a reputation for the quality

and skills required to succeed in the contemporary,

their studies at a time that suits them, to pause

of our research which informs our teaching. We

global business environment. With a commitment to

their studies for a short time if required and also

look forward to welcoming you as one of our

providing workplace-relevant degrees, the Faculty’s

to undertake an intensive session of study for a

postgraduate students and then to keeping in touch

programs keep pace with technology, industry

short period to speed up their studies if their other

with you and your career progress through our

developments and global trends.

commitments allow this.

global network of Alumni.

Programs in the Faculty are flexible, allowing students

Our programs are designed to develop both your

to study from a variety of electives to enhance their

professional and personal skills and to give you an

career opportunities. We developed and offered

insight into your own leadership and managerial

the first on-line MBA in Australia and our students


Australia & New Zealand


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Programme Type: Full Time MBA Part Time MBA Executive MBA Joint Degree Programmes Offered: MBA/MIB, MBA/MSc, MBA/MM, MBA/MPM, MBA/MRM, MBA/MBC Specialisation by Function: Finance General Management Health Care Management Human Resource Management International Management / Business Leadership Logistics Marketing

Project Management Supply Chain Management Retail Management Specialisation by Industry: Banking / Financial Services Government Non - Profit Organisation Public Sector Retail / Consumer Goods Global Economy Full Time Course Information Start Dates: January, April, July, September, December Programme Duration: 18 months

Tuition Fee: Please refer to website

Programme Duration : 36 months

Entry Requirements: Min. GMAT Score : N/A Min. TOEFL Computer Based Score : 230 Min. TOEFL Paper Based Score : 570 Min. IELTS : 6.5 Min. Years of Work Experience : 2

Tuition Fee : Please refer to website

Application Fee : Please refer to website Part Time Course Information Start Dates : January, April, July, September, December

Executive Course Information Start Dates: January Programme Duration : 24 months Tuition Fee : Please refer to website

North America

Latin America

Sydney Business School University of Wollongong. Contact: Sue Mathews Business Manager Sydney Business School University of Wollongong. Innovation Campus Building 232, Squires Way North Wollongong , NSW 2500 Australia Tel: +61 (2) 4221 3751 Fax: +61 (2) 4221 4709 Email: Web:

leading research institutions and a place where students not only experience a five-star educational experience but a five-star chance of gaining a job with a top salary at the end of their degree. Under the Guide’s ranking system, only the top 20% of universities can be awarded a five-star rating in any one category. UOW received five stars in six key areas that rate our graduates’ satisfaction with the breadth of skills they learn while studying with us: 1) Getting a Job


2) Positive Graduate Outcomes 3) Graduate Starting Salary 4) Research Intensivity 5) Graduate Satisfaction 6) Generic Skills The University of Wollongong was rated first for overall satisfaction among Australian university

Asia Pacific

students in the independent Sweeney Research

Sydney Business School top business schools in Australia, we are able to offer Group’s 2009 ‘Uni Student Report’. Sydney, Wollongong students greater flexibility if they need to relocate An Independent Faculty of the University of and continue their study programme with one of our Student Profile Wollongong partner institutions. We also provide opportunities Choosing the right business school can give you a for students to attend management schools in Asia Tehla Bower crucial competitive advantage. In making the right and Europe. Master of Business Administration (MBA) The MBA program at Sydney Business School (SBS)

decision you can fast-track your career, gaining the skills and capabilities to succeed in today’s diverse


has enriched my management skills and provided

business environments. The Sydney Business School

Sydney Business School is ranked by QS (Quacquarelli

me with the confidence to move ahead in my career.

offers a range of postgraduate programmes designed

Symonds Limited) in the top 200 business schools in

The program offers a diverse range of disciplines

in consultation with global industry leaders. Our

the world.

as well as high quality teaching staff and flexible delivery for working professionals. It has equipped

Australia & New Zealand

programmes are designed with maximum flexibility The Times Higher Education Supplement and the

me with the necessary skills, knowledge and

Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World

confidence to establish my own business in 2009.

We offer three/four intakes per year, depending upon

Universities both place the University of Wollongong

The opportunity to study abroad in Malaysia would

location. A number of our MBA subjects are offered

in the top 2% of universities in the world.

not have been possible without the support and

to make them work best for you.

encouragement provided by SBS.

in intensive mode, including our international two week program, ensuring the minimum disruption to

UOW is one of only four universities in Australia to

part time students’ work commitments. We also offer

score in the Band A in all four discipline groupings

The most exciting element of studying at SBS has

an Executive MBA program which is cohort managed

in the Australian Government’s 2009 Learning and

been the interaction and networking with other

and run completely in intensive mode.

Teaching Performance Fund.

students and like-minded business professionals

As a founding partner of the Australian National

The 2009 Good Universities Guide reaffirms UOW’s

Business School (ANBS), which comprises six of the

long standing position as one of the country’s

and the formation of lifelong friendships and business contacts.

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